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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 w/b 2 December
Gilcomston Christmas Card Sorting Service The Gilcomston Post Box makes a return from Sun 1 December. Anyone wishing to post cards to friends in Gilc can save the cost of a stamp by using the post box, located at the Information Point. Cards will be sorted by the Youth Group and returned, for collection, to the Communion Table (near the Summer St church entrance). Envelopes should bear the full name of the intended recipient, eg Mrs Ezmerelda Jones, not Mrs E Jones. We suggest that you may wish to contribute to the Christmas Appeal in lieu of stamp costs! Last post: after the morning service, Sunday 15 December. Please note, cards will not be delivered, merely sorted for collection.
The Aberdeen School Of Christian Studies ‘Faithful Sadness?: Reclaiming lament as an aspect of mental health care in Christian communities’, Professor John Swinton, Thursday, 5 December 2013, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm in the Church. The lecture is in memory of Dr Andrew McKie, a long-standing member of the committee of TASOCS, who died tragically in June 2013. The topic has been chosen as a contribution to thinking about Christian faith and mental health. The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes. It will be followed by a break for refreshments, during which questions can be submitted for subsequent discussion in the evening’s second session. The aim is to finish by 9.30 pm. Fliers with more information are at the Information Point.
Christmas Visitation If you would like to help visit homes in the area around Gilcomston inviting residents to our Christmas services (Monday 9 December), or deliver fliers through letterboxes of less accessible homes (w/b 9 December), please see the sign up sheets at the Information Point.
Carols on the Steps We will be singing Christmas Carols on the steps of Gilc from 10.30am to 12 noon on Saturday 14 December. Hot chocolate is served half way through and lunch is available afterwards.
Christmas Party The Gilcomston Christmas Party (which is open to any who attend Gilcomston, no matter what age) takes place on Saturday 14 December at 7pm in the Church Hall. If you intend coming along, please bring a bottle of juice! It would also help if you could bring one or more of the following for games – a full toilet roll, an empty cereal box, a magazine and a newspaper. If you would like to help with serving or clearing away, please see the sign-up sheet at the Information Point.
Carols By Candlelight If you are willing to help in the kitchen before and during the Carols By Candlelight Serivce, to serve, act as a runner or wash dishes and tidy the kitchen, please sign the appropriate sheet at the Information Point. If you can donate a box of 12 mince pies or 4 pints of milk, please also see the appropriate sheet at the Information Point.
Christmas Appeal This year’s Christmas Appeal will go towards supporting Christians in Syria through the Barnabas Fund. Christians in Syria are not only caught in the crossfire of the country’s civil war but are also singled out for atrocities by Islamist rebels. Christian leaders are particular targets, and numerous church buildings have been deliberately destroyed. Barnabas Fund is seeking to meet the needs of Syrian Christians by providing food and hygiene items, helping to dig wells to safeguard water supplies, paying for medical care, helping to build a refuge centre for displaced Christians, providing blankets and heaters in the cold winter and much more. Gifts in earmarked envelopes can be placed in the offering baskets any Sunday during December. If you have completed a Gift Aid declaration in favour of the Gilcomston Trust, and would like the Trust to reclaim and forward Gift Aid on your donation, please also ensure that your name is on the envelope and that any cheque is payable to “The Gilcomston Trust”.