What's on at Greenbank

Download Greenbank's programme for 2018/19 (PDF) (revised Dec 2018)

The Calendar describes the scheduled meetings of our organisations, and other events in Greenbank.

If you would like to include an intimation in the Order of Service please submit it to the
Church Administrator as early as possible and no later than 10am on Thursday.

The Church Office is closed each day from 12 noon until 1.30pm and access to the
building is not likely to be possible during these hours.

Emergency Evacuation

In the event of an evacuation, Welcome Team members will guide you to the exits.
The Assembly Point is at the Braidburn Valley Park gates.
Children will be taken by Young Church leaders to meet parents at the Park gates.


This Week

Sunday 18 August

9.30am Quiet Communion

10.30am Homecoming Sunday Worship

A chance to welcome back our church family after travels, and a good opportunity to invite someone who hasn't been before or for a long time, as we begin our new session. Bring something from your holidays to share on our Greenbank Travel Log too!

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after the
 Service by Scottish Love in Action

Next Week

Sunday 25 August

10.30am Morning Worship

Coffee will be served in the Main Hall after the
 Service by Helen Aitken


Holiday Club
A big thank you to everyone who helped to make Holiday Club such a great success!

Crèche Volunteers Wanted - can you help?
We require 2 helpers each Sunday morning to staff the crèche for the under-3’s and would love a larger pool of volunteers.  If you are interested in helping please contact Anne Kinnear, crèche co-ordinator, for more details.

Holiday Tales: #GreenbankTravelLog
Last chance to stick your pictures, post cards and stories from your summer travels and to add them to our 2nd Greenbank Travel Log in the Hall after worship at coffee. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

Streaming of worship
The installation of the cameras and other equipment for broadcasting worship on the internet is nearly complete, although broadcasting will not begin until early 2020. Our fundraising target for the project is also nearly achieved, but if you would still like to make a donation this will be gratefully received. Thanks to everyone who has pledged to support this so far.

Community Bible Experience is back!
By popular demand, we are finishing off the New Testament

during weeks beginning 9, 16, 23, and 30 September! Everyone who took part during Lent is warmly invited to take part again, on the flexible basis of being able to choose a home group meeting on Monday-Thursday evenings at 7.30pm and Thursday afternoons at 2pm at the Church. Visit a different group if the same time doesn’t suit your diary each week. Let Chris Horne know if you’d like to take part and he’ll get you fixed up with the most convenient group for you.  New participants are welcome, but let us know soon as we need to source the special edition of the New Testament without chapter or verse divisions and in accessible language.

Greenbank Running Group
The Thursday evening running group is restarting after the summer break on Thursday 29th August at 7.30pm, meeting weekly outside the church. Anyone is welcome - we are a very informal and friendly group! We are going to rerun the couch to 5km programme for anyone who is an absolute beginner and fancies giving running a go. At the same time there will also be the option of a 5km run (at a speed where chatting is still possible) for anyone who has been running for a while. If you are a regular runner, it might be fun to enter a few organised 5 or 10km races together this year. We’d love to hear from you if this is of interest but you can’t make a Thursday evening. If you’d like to find out more about any of this or ask any questions please don’t hesitate to contact  Katie Bogie on 07557 676 231.

Dates for Your Diary

Wed 21 Aug: 10.30am, Friendship Club Coffee
Coffee and Chat. All welcome. Bring a friend.

Sat 31 Aug: 1.30pm-4.30pm, T in the Braidburn Valley Park
We are having a big marquee/tent to promote Greenbank to the hordes at T in the Park. Could you help in some way? Speak to the Minister if you would be willing to help Greenbank put its best foot forward. Highlights will include Steve and Martin putting themselves up for being pelted with wet sponges in the stocks. Roll up, roll up!

Wed 4 Sep: Midweek Prayers 1pm-1.20pm
Our short reflective mid-week prayers will recommence on Wednesday 4th September.

Sat 7 Sep: 9.30am-12.30pm Breaking the Silence
Join us at Greenbank for an awareness-raising morning about domestic abuse, which affects at least 1 in 5 women in Scotland at some point in their lives. Join us and our expert

speakers for a morning of information, discussion and sharing of ideas while we explore the issue of domestic abuse within our communities.

Fri 20 Sep: 7.30pm, Being a Parent Today
All parents and carers are invited to coffee and dessert at Greenbank Parish Church on Friday 20 September at 7.30pm. We’ll have the chance to get together in a social environment to discuss and reflect on the challenges of being a parent today. Please let Marie James (07812 039 906) know if you intend to come.

Sat 28 Sep: YACHT Celidh
Tickets for the final grand YACHT Family Ceilidh are now on sale after the Service – enjoyment for all ages. Please come along for some fine music, dancing, performances and buffet. Tickets £15 per adult £2 for youngsters 12 and under. Time: 6.30pm–9.30pm in the Main Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!

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