Goodbye and Farewell

Goodbye and Farewell


With the appointment of Rev Jim Dewar as the new Interim Moderator, my time with you at Liberton Northfield has come to a close. Sadly, I wasn’t able to convey these wishes to you in person, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to pass them on through the new Church magazine. Some of you are aware of the personal circumstances behind my decision to pass the reins to someone else, and so we would be grateful for your continued prayers as we face what 2015 has to bring.


The last fifteen months or so have seen a considerable amount of work behind the scenes with the Kirk Session and Nominating Committee, and I would like to thank these groups in particular for help given in order to fulfil the duties of Interim Moderator. Alistair, as Session Clerk, has kept me abreast of activities and helped guide me through the different situations that we have faced together. The NC has been worthy of the trust that you placed in it to seek a new Minister and its members have served diligently, with Jeff as an efficient Clerk.  It has also been a pleasure to work with Amos as Locum. The disappointment of not being able to appoint someone has been mitigated by the knowledge that you were being served by someone with gifts and experience.


Now it is time to say Goodbye and Farewell – using both of these parting greetings in their original sense! May God be with you in these coming days and may you know his blessing as a congregation. I hope in the ongoing search for someone to lead your congregational life that you will fare well, and that I will be able to come and share in your celebration at the induction of a new Minister before too long.





Celebrate Recovery in South East Edinburgh

To mark the second anniversary of Celebrate Recovery in South East Edinburgh and to relaunch the programme Steph McLeod is coming to the Hub, Ravenscroft Street, Gilmerton to sing and share his story this coming Thursday 15th January.  Doors open at 7.  There will be a shared meal.  If you yourself or someone you know is struggling with hurts, habits or hang ups, do come along and bring your friends and find out more about Celebrate Recovery.  For more info contact Shona Haggie 664 4352.

Thank You

Jean MacIntyre would like to thank all who helped praise the Lord in the Family Service 21st December.
Any who wish to sing in the group, please see me.



SEECAT dates

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015, 19th – 23rd January

Theme: Give me a drink

Short Church Services:    Monday 19th Jan, 2pm at St. Barnabas’ Church

Tuesday 20th Jan, 7pm at St Catherine’s Church

Wednesday 21st Jan, 2pm at St Gregory’s Church

Thursday 22nd Jan, 7pm at Liberton Kirk Main Service, followed by refreshments



Events for December

06/12/2014 SEECAT Quiet time with prayers and thoughts 10.15am- 1.00pm
Redeemed Christian Church of God Carol Service 1400hrs
Light of the world at Liberton Kirk 7.30pm .
10/12/2014 Guild annual business meeting Time TBC
13/13/2014 Trailblazers Christmas Party 1500hrs
17/12/2014 Guild Christmas Meal 1430hrs at the Church
18/12/2014 Carols at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre 6.30pm- 7.30pm
20/12/2014 Carols at Morrisons 12.00-1.00pm
06/12/2014 Light of the World by Origin at Liberton Kirk 7.30pm.
02/01/2015 African Children Choir at Craigmillar Park Church 7.00pm

Carol Service and Christmas Party

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCC of G) is holding a carol service and Christmas party on Satur-day 6th December in our church, 2-5pm.
A warm invite is extended to all who attend our church services.
For your information, the RCC of G hold a Bible study on Friday evenings, 7-9pm.


Guild Coffee Morning
Thank You from the Guild
Our thanks to all who supported the Guild Coffee Morning on 8th November, when we raised a total of £412! Well done everyone – a great result!
Christmas Meal
The Guild Christmas meal has been organised for 17th December at Swanston Golf Club. The cost per person is £24. The coach will leave the church at 2.30pm for the meal at 3pm. It is anticipated that we would be home be-tween 5pm – 6pm. The coach is a 24 seater and we already have a total of 22 names but, if others would like to come along, a larger coach can be or-ganised.
Annual Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting will be held on 10th December.

Bang-on & Jeff’s wedding

Bang-on & Jeff’s wedding was in Agape church, Cannelton Indiana. It was a very blessed day. Jeff’s family and the church have welcomed Bang-on with open arms and hearts. They are happy Jeff has found in Bang-on what he has been praying for in a wife and that Bang-on has found in Jeff what she had been asking God for in a husband.
Please continue to keep them in your prayers as there is still a long process for them to go through to get the final visas required for Bang-on to stay in America.

Monthly Newsletter

At last we have got here, our monthly newsletter has materialised with the great support of the Elders and group leaders. The communications team hope you find this new format both informative and relevant to the needs of todays Church congregation.
We appreciate one month is a long time and you cannot always submit that last minute event or notice. Please be assured these will be covered during intimations on a Sunday, via the website or the most valuable of all…word of mouth.
I would encourage you to visit our clean, easy to use and up to date web-site for all the latest notices and events.
Januarys newsletter will be closed for submissions on Monday 29th Decem-ber. So please consider anything you feel may be missing, not enough off or you would like to share. Send these to:

Light of the World

Light of the world : by Exile a night of praise at Liberton Kirk on Saturday the 6th of December at 7.30pm . See the notice board for details. The event is by tickets but it is free, will order 20 tickets if you need one see Norma Packham.

Big Idea

06/12/2014 Light of the World by Origin at Liberton Kirk 7.30pm. You need a ticket but they are free, retiral offering will be taken for the event. See Norma Packham for tickets.
02/01/2015 African Children Choir at Craigmillar Park Church 7.00pm , free tickets from Norma, retiral offerings will be taken, if you can walk to the event with prayers and candles or lanterns, or if you come by car or bus still do pray on the way.

SEECAT dates

06/12/2014 Quiet time with prayers and thoughts as we prepare our-selves for Christmas at 10.15am-1.00pm bring your own lunch, tea and coffee will be served.
18/12/2014 Carols at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre 6.30pm-7.30pm
20/12/2014 Carols at Morrisons 12.00-1.00pm