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Sunday Morning 11am
Sunday Evening 6.30pm
Wednesday 7.30pm (enter by the side door)
Sunday 6pm in the Upper Hall
Tuesday 7.30am in the Hall- followed by breakfast
Saturday 7pm in the Hall
Every Sunday at 9.30am
Strachan Mill Court
Last Sunday of the month at 3pm
Second Sunday of the month at 3pm
First Sunday of the month at 3pm
Baby and Toddler Group
Every Friday 10.30am to 12 noon. To register please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01224 647144.
See the programme to find out when the Youth Group will next meet
20s and 30s group meets after the evening service two or three times a month and one Thursday evening each month.
Every Thursday from 12 noon to 1.30pm..
Every Saturday from 9pm to 11pm.
More than a cup of tea for the over-fifties: a blend of activities for body, mind and spirit. Every Wednesday 2pm to 3.30pm. click here for this month's programme
This 10 week course explores the Christian faith through Mark’s Gospel. If you want to find out more about the course click here. For details of our next course, click here.
There are many students who are part of the fellowship and are encouraged to be involved in all areas of the life of Gilcomston. However, we recognise that students have special needs, physical (good food!) and spiritual, and we try to care for these in a variety of ways.
During the first few weeks of term, there is an emphasis placed on offering Sunday lunches to students at homes. This is a great way to get away from halls food and get to know other people within the church. We also run an optional ‘buddying’ scheme that pairs up students with older people in the church to meet regularly together. Those who are involved in this find it incredibly helpful and encouraging.
We also encourage our students to be involved in the CU at their college or university. These mission teams, an arm of the local churches, are active in evangelism on campus and there are various opportunities to serve.
If you are new to Gilcomston, please make yourself known to Philippa LInd– if she doesn't make herself known to you first!
NOTICES FOR APRIL
Pastoral Care of the Bereaved Care For The Family will be running a course at Gilc on pastoral care of the bereaved, on Saturday 3 May, 9.30am to 4pm. The course has been designed for people who are interested in supporting bereaved people, whether they are already engaged in bereavement support or are considering the possibility of developing it. The course aims to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of how churches can be involved in providing appropriate levels of on-going support for people who have been bereaved following the death of a close family member or friend. If you are interested in attending the course (which costs £5), please speak to Rosie McKie or email email@example.com
Town Hall Please keep the date of Wednesday 7 May free. There will be another Town Hall meeting that evening, when there will be the chance to get an update on buildings etc.
Discipleship Explored is an informal 8-week course for anyone who wants to make the most of their Christian lives. It is perfect for those who have been through Christianity Explored or for those who are younger in their faith.
Looking at Paul's letter to the Philippians, participants will explore the meaning of Paul's words 'for me to live is Christ and to die is gain'. Those familiar with Christianity Explored will feel right at home. Each session starts with a meal, which is followed by a group discussion picking up on the previous week's material and a short study in Philippians, a DVD presentation of the theme for that week, and a further group discussion on issues arising.
The course will start on Tuesday 13 May, running from approx 7-9pm. If interested, please sign up by speaking to Esther Combe, or sign up at the Information Point or by emailing <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Venue to be confirmed in due course.
Holiday Club Gilcomston is participating in a joint Holiday Club with several other churches in the city centre during the week beginning 11 August. If you would like to be part of the team, please pick up a volunteer form from the Information Point. For more information please speak to Rosie McKie. If you can donate a book of second class stamps to help with postage of application forms, please give them to Rosie.
Usually during the same week on one or two of those evenings there is a games night for the inter-church teens. This year an event is planned for every night of that week. New folk are folk are needed to help out with the teens group for that week (and potentially join the team forever). It is also an opportunity for folk who might like to help out with regular holiday club or the regular term time weekly teens night stuff but can't (due to working conflicts) to join for this one week. Folk can help for just one night, or a few, or all.
The theme is EPIC, talking about the basic plan of salvation. It will kick off each night with a crazy full out epic game that lasts an hour, something like capture the flag in the dark with water balloons, Nerf guns, and more. Then end the night with a 20 minute talk or so. Folk are needed to come and just hang out with the kids and join in the games and really be role models and friends to the teens, helping with the inter-church blending. The week would end with an EPIC EPIC game in the park (rain or shine) on the Saturday. So even folk who can only help out on the weekend are encouraged to volunteer. If you are interested, please speak to Rosie McKie.