Would you like to help with Bethany Edinburgh Care Shelter?

Would you like to help with Bethany Edinburgh Care Shelter?

Bethany provides a warm, safe place to sleep and a hot meal for the homeless every night from November-April. We are one of around 80 churches that help by cooking and serving a meal on three separate nights. We also provide a driver for the Bethany minibus to shuttle the homeless  from the centre of Edinburgh to the church where they stay overnight. Last year between 30 and 45 people used this service each night. If you would like to join a team of 6 or 7 of us to cook, drive, or serve food please have a chat with Jeff Hodgson or Helen Palmer or sign up on the sheets in the hall. Other ways to help are by donation of specific food items or money and of course to pray for the homeless in our city.  Our nights for this year are Thursday 6th November, 4th December and 22nd January.


induction meeting we are holding for you on theWednesday 22nd October in the main sanctuary of South Leith Baptist Church on Casselbank Street. The evening will begin at 7pm. Please do make particular effort to come if you have never been to one of these training evenings before. Don’t feel guilty about not going if you have been before or if you are busy. The Team Leaders amongst you please make sure your team is represented at the evening
and pass on this invite to those who do not use email.

People who are planning to be involved in the Care Shelter should email Bethany directly on careshelter@bethanychristiantrust.com, if they are able to attend this Induction evening.


Real Church Real Life

Public lectures at the Faith Mission Bible College (FMBC)

On Monday 29th September we begin a series of talks from the book of II Corinthians.  The speaker, Robert Murdock, is the Principal of the FMBC.  He has served as the minister of two Churches, one in the UK and the other in Canada.  Robert is excited about having the opportunity to journey through II Corinthians in these evening lectures. The Church at Corinth stood at the crossroads of the ancient world and faced the same kind of challenges that Churches in the 21st-century in Edinburgh face.  This letter is bursting at the seams with lessons for us to discover, learn and apply to each of our lives and church fellowships. 2 Corinthians does not enjoy the popularity among Christians that it deserves.  The letter contains Paul’s most comprehensive statement in the New Testament concerning the death of Christ (5:14-21). It extols the superiority of the new covenant over the old that is paralleled only by the book of Hebrews. It brings to light the struggles in ministry in a way that no other book does. It is a letter which is full of passion and pathos as Paul defends himself and his ministry against his critics that were seeking to destabilize the Church. In short, this is a study worth being part of. Come and join us each Monday evening from 7.30-9.00 pm. On at least four of the ten evenings, men with experience in the area of study will bring a focused and practical treatment of the subject in the second lecture.

School of the Bible lectures starts at 7.30pm, with a break for tea/coffee. There is no charge for these events.

Focus on the work of the charity ‘500 Miles’

South East Edinburgh Churches Acting Together (SEECAT) are holding an event called Focus on the work of the charity ‘500 Miles’ with the speaker Olivia Giles. The event will be held on Wednesday 24th September at 7pm at the Tron Kirk, Craigour Gardens. There will be refreshments, tombola and a Traidcraft stall. Tickets are £1 from Irene Hoy or pay at the door.
Olivia Giles has an inspiring story to tell, she was working as a lawyer in 2002 when she caught meningococcal septicaemia and had to have her hands and feet amputated to save her life. In 2007 she founded the charity 500 miles, which supplies prosthetic limbs to developing countries.


Church Guild commences

(1)  The Church Guild commences Wednesday, 1st October 2014, at 2pm. when our own Amos will be Guest Speaker!   I know you will all be very much looking forward to this and also to sharing fellowhip again.  The meetings are open to all the church family whether members or not and, if you enjoy yourself, perhaps you would like to become a member.

Sermon Videos

As you will already be aware, the sound team record the sermon and post this on Youtube. These are great videos of the entire sermon which go back over 3 years. There is 48 uploaded at the moment. I have attached an embedded link on the Gallery/ Videos page of this site to ease access.


Church Treasurer Vacancy

Church Treasurer Vacancy

Helen Palmer, our current treasurer, would like to end her term March/April 2015 and we are now advertising this very important and essential position.  To help you find out if this may be for you, here are the basic skill requirements for the position:


The person needs to be comfortable using computers and programs (there is one specifically designed for the book keeping that we use called Finance co-ordinator). There is a church PC and several files for reference that go with the position.  An eye for detail and accuracy is needed and it is also important to meet regular deadlines.

An overlap training period of at least 3 months is envisaged.  You will never be without assistance in this position as help and advice will always be available from ex-treasurers.

If you are interested, Helen will be delighted to talk through what is involved.

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