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Upcoming Hospitality Dates: 

Connect Meals are our Sunday lunch hospitality initiative at St Columba's. In addition to our City Group Sundays that take place on the third Sunday afternoon of the month, Connect will run on the first Sunday of the month. These meals give everyone the chance to host people, meet new people and build our community in a growing congregation.

 

 

Who?: Everyone

What?: Lunch, chat, meet new people

When?: First Sunday of each month

Why?: Community, fellowship, family

 

CONNECT meals use the St Columba's Text Service. For more information about this, please see stcsfc.org/sms

 

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To be hosted, text St Columba's on 07903 528 400Your text message should start with the word CONNECT followed by your name(s) as follows:

 

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Please note, if you don't start your message with the word CONNECT, you will not be signed up! You will also get a confirmation message, so please let us know if you don't get one.

 

Usually, the sign up deadline is at 8.30pm on the Thursday before a Connect Sunday but on a 'Bacon Roll Sunday' (as advertised) you can sign up right up to the end of the morning service.

 

On Connect Sundays, a list of hosts and their allocated guests will be on the notice board at the back of the church auditorium. 
 

Connect lunches are for everyone - if you've never hosted before, now is the time! If you'd like to be hosted and meet new people, sign up!

 

If you need more information please email: connect@stcsfc.org

 

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Weekend Away 2020

Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th January 2020

Speaker: Ali Sewell

Coming to our annual Weekend Away is an opportunity to spend quality time together, eat amazing food and strengthen the church family as we take time out to meet with God. We would especially recommend it if you are new to the congregation.

It takes place at Lendrick Muir, a Scripture Union centre situated a few miles from Kinross, easily accessible from Edinburgh. There are a variety of different types and sizes of bedrooms available so we can accommodate everyone’s needs – please consider coming, especially if you have not been before… you will have fun! The Weekend Away is open to anyone who comes to St Columba’s regardless of age and stage. We would love to see you.

Booking
You can book your place here: stcsfc.org/wa2020form The costs are as follows:
Adult: £70 | Concession: £55 | Child (P1-S6): £20 | Pre-school children: free | Day visitors: £10 per adult (child day visitors: free)

Methods of Payment 

  • Using your debit/credit card to pay when you book
  • Using a credit or debit card and choosing the fund “weekend away” at stcsfc.org/giving
  • Online bank transfer (email finance@stcsfc.org for bank details)
  • Cheques (made payable to ‘St Columba’s Free Church’) or cash


The deadline for full payment is the 30th of November, so that we are able to pay the venue! Feel free to pay in instalments but it is important that any cash or cheque payment is in an envelope marked with your name, the date, and the amount enclosed. Do NOT hand in loose cash. Payments can be given to any member of the organizing committee: Catriona Lamont, Sarah Hamilton, Colin Armstrong, Georgie Armstrong, Donna Macleod, Graham Thompson, Glynnis Cox and Calum Cameron. 

If you would love to come but can’t afford it please speak to Catriona Lamont (catriona@stcsfc.org). We can also extend the payment deadline at individual request. If you feel you can afford more, and would like to help support someone else to be able to go, please also get in touch. Any financial assistance given or received remains anonymous.


Helpers
We like to be able to offer activities for the primary school and nursery aged children during the morning talk on the Saturday and Sunday. Someone will organise the activities, and all material and resources will be provided, but we are looking for a few willing volunteers to help out on the day! We will also be running a crèche for babies and toddlers at the same time, and are looking for a couple of folk who would be willing to sit with the children while they watch a DVD on Saturday evening. If you are willing to do any of these please indicate on the booking form.


Photographic Permission
Each year, photographs and video footage are taken at the weekend away for use in St Columba’s (and possibly Free Church of Scotland) publications. This could be in printed form or for use online, including on social media. Please indicate when booking whether you give permission for your image, and that of your family (if applicable) to be used in this way. Please note that children must consent to photography themselves from the age of 12, so if you are booking on behalf of someone else aged 12+ then please consult them on their photo consent preferences before you book their place.

7 Days of Prayer

 

24th to 30th November 2019

Daily Prayer Points:

Every Day:
Pray for 3 friends to come to faith

 

The prayer times on Monday to Saturday will take place in the Lower Hall, with access
via the Victoria Terrace entrance.


Sunday @ 17.30:
1. Theme: Praying Jeremiah 17: 5-10

2. Our father, hallowed be your name (Prayers of adoration and thanksgiving)
Daily focus: St Columba’s

Monday @ 07.00:
1. Theme: My Life in Christ 
2. Your kingdom come (Prayers for fruitful ministry and mission in the city)
Daily focus: Cornerstone

Tuesday @ 07.00:
1. Theme: My City for Christ

2. Your will be done (Prayers for holiness, justice and good works)
Daily focus: Esk Valley Church

Wednesday @ 19.30:
1. Theme: National Day of Prayer
2. Give us this day our bread (Prayers for our practical needs)
Daily focus: Haddington Community Church

Thursday @ 07.00:
1.Theme: The Wee Ones and Christ
2. Forgive us as we forgive others (Prayers of confession and repentance)
Daily focus: Edinburgh


Friday @ 07.00:
1. Theme: A Community to be Reached for Christ
2. Deliver us from evil (Prayers for protection)
Daily focus: Scotland

Saturday @ 09.00:
1. Theme: 2020 for Christ 
2. To God be glory forever (Prayers of doxology)
Daily focus: Our world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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