Trailblazer Leaders meeting

The next trailblazers leaders meeting will take place on Tuesday 23rd September at 1930hrs.  The location will be the home of Jan and Billy Grubb.

 

Contact Rona for more detail

Trailblazer Training

As some of you may already be aware/met, Yvonne McCorkindale supports those who work with children, young people and families within the Presbytery of Edinburgh.  Various workshops, events and training are ran throughout the year, across Edinburgh, for all those individuals who are involved with children’s ministry.

After enquiring about one of the workshops which Yvonne runs, we thought that it would be extremely beneficial for all Trailblazer leaders and helpers, to attend the following workshop on:

 

WHEN:  MONDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2014

TIME:  19:00hrs – 21:30hrs

WHEN:  LIBERTON NORTHFIELD CHURCH

 

During the workshop we will be exploring:

RELATIONSHIPS
How important are they with the children we interact with? How do we value children? In what ways do we value them?

RESOURCES
What are we using? Is it good? Am I bored with it? Are the children bored with it? What are other folk using? What else is ‘out there’?

REFLECTING
What do we need to make us as good as we can be? What do we bring personally to our work with children?

RETHINKING
What is working, what isn’t What do I need to change or add or completely get rid of.

This will be an interactive workshop where we will be invited [but not pressurised] to share with each other, ideas, suggestions and resources and get us thinking.

There will also be hand-outs and resources on display that can be borrowed

 

HOW TO SIGN UP:  Please put your name on the Trailblazer Training poster, which can be found in the friendship hall by Sunday 31st August 2014.  This will enable Yvonne to finalise the numbers and work out groups.

If you have any questions about whether you should attend this course or would like to discuss anything further, then please speak to:  Carlynn Young, who would be happy to speak to you.

 

Fully endorsed and supported by Liberton Northfield’s Kirk Session.

 

Referendum Support

The Scottish Independence Referendum will be held on Thursday 18th September and our church hall will be used for this event. We need to provide a rota of volunteers to man the church from 6.30am until 10.30pm. The rota is in 2 hour slots for volunteer names and is located on the Hall of Friendship notice board. Please add your name to the rota and if you have any questions contact Ian Messer.

 

Safeguarding Training Sign up

If anyone who intends attending the Safeguarding training have not yet signed up, please contact Carlynn Young. Irene and Rachael are happy to discuss the training with visitation team members who are duty bound to attend this training course, or future courses.

 

Details of the course are as follows:

 

WHEN:  TUESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2014

TIME:  19:00hrs – 21:30hrs

WHEN:  LIBERTON NORTHFIELD CHURCH

 

Fully endorsed and supported by Liberton Northfield’s Kirk Session.

 

Fit for a King

Our Kids Club for Primary School aged children each morning October 13th-17th

Would you like to be involved? With the help of Angus Morrison and some other friends from Glasgow, we will run a varied programme where the Kids get to have fun with games, craft, songs, Bible teaching, drama, delicious snacks etc. Last year the excitement was catching and we all had a great time.

The next preparation meeting is on Tuesday

12th August at 7.30 at Liberton Northfield Church

Festival Outreach Events from Origin Scotland

Dear friends at Liberton Northfield Parish Church,
Following on from last year’s events – we’re delighted to be hosting another festival of Christian music right on the Royal Mile during the festival. The evenings will feature well-known local artists like Steph Macleod, The Exile Band, Beth Coyle, Alan McKinlay, Anthem 33, Selah Corbin, The Royal Foundlings, El Mafrex and others.

Each evening, three bands or artists will play their music and share their faith stories with festival-goers, in a cafe-style environment. A refreshments bar will be available. If you’re looking for something to recommend to your congregation for good quality Christian music that is a great opportunity to confidently bring a non-Christian friend along to, this is it.

Date Tues 19 – Sat 23 August
Time Doors 7pm, Programme from 7.30pm
Venue Carrubbers Christian Centre, 65 High Street, Edinburgh
Cost FREE!
Tickets no tickets required

Target AudienceThis event is for everyone (no childcare facilities).

For More InformationContact us on 0131 208 0095 or email mailto:info@originscotland.org

Safeguarding Training

Church of Scotland is committed to safeguarding and ensuring all congregations have the policies and procedures needed, to protect and support those who might be vulnerable to harm or risk of harm.

As a result of “The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007” Church of Scotland has launched a PVG retrospective project running from October 2012 to October 2015 making it imperative that all voluntary and paid workers, carrying out ‘regulated’ work within the Church become PVG members and successfully complete PVG Introductory training.

Therefore it is mandatory that all those within Liberton Northfield who currently carry out ‘Regulated’ work with Children or Protected Adults become PVG Scheme members (by October 2015) and attend Safeguarding Training on the prescribed dates.

Liberton Northfield is extremely privileged that the Church of Scotland has agreed to send two of their fully qualified Safeguarding Trainers to Liberton Northfield to run an in-house ‘Safeguarding Introductory Course’.

Details of the course are as follows:

 

WHEN:  TUESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2014

TIME:  19:00hrs – 21:30hrs

WHEN:  LIBERTON NORTHFIELD CHURCH

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  The course is aimed at those volunteers working within congregations who give one or two hours per week to run Creches, Sunday schools, Parents and tots,  Youth groups, Pastoral care groups etc. or staff the various projects being targeted at adults who may be at risk of harm. The training is intended to empower these groups of volunteers so that they will recognise harm and be confident in reporting it.

 

HOW TO SIGN UP:  Please put your name on the Safeguarding Training poster, which can be found in the friendship hall by Friday 22nd August 2014.  This will enable Church of Scotland to finalise the numbers (max places 30) and split the group into children/ vulnerable adults workers.  All those who attend the course will receive a certificate of attendance.

 

If you have any questions about whether you should attend this course or would like to discuss anything further, then please speak to:  Carlynn Young, Liberton Northfield’s Safeguarding Coordinator, who would be happy to speak to you.

 

Fully endorsed and supported by Liberton Northfield’s Kirk Session.

It has been a while

Just a note to say we are still here, the summer break is always a quite time for announcements and major events.  The weekly sheet is on pause until after the school holidays when I hope we will have a revised format and schedule to ensure we are all kept up to date with the relevant matters.

 

If you have any events you wish to be posted please email us through the website.

 

Thanks

 

James

 

Mums and Tots

Mums and Tots: Meet on Mondays  2.00pm-3.30pm till the end of June. We take a break for summer and start again mid August.