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Saturday, 3 November 2012


Hi all,

Ewan had a productive warehouse training session today with some willing volunteers.  They managed to get some food parcels boxed up and are prepared for regular volunteering which is fantastic.  They will continue making up packages starting this coming week.  Ewan will be dropping some emergency food packages to referral agents, hopefully this week.

The reason I am writing to you is that we are extremely short of tinned fish and tinned meat.  We will not be able to prepare many more packages with the stock we have left.  If anyone feels able to buy a tin or two to increase the stock levels that will be fantastic.

Clermiston school and nursery are supporting the NW foodbank with their harvest collection which is also great.

Many thanks,


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I am scheduled for an angiogram at 10 am in the Royal on Tuesday 19th and would appreciate your prayers for this.

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Help needed!

There were a couple of important notices at yesterday's service that I thought were worth re-publishing - especially since not everyone was there yesterday.
Firstly, we have been discussing for many months the idea of appointing a part-time christian worker to work for Emmanuel in the Clermiston area. The role would be some sort of combination of a family worker, youth worker, community worker, and outreach missionary. (I know we need to firm up on the job description before getting much further with this!) One of the challenges we have always grappled with to date has been the costs involved. However, the diocese is offering a Mission Development grant of up to £5,000 per local mission project, and, so far as we can tell right now, our idea of having a local christian worker would probably meet the grant criteria. The grant comes from the St Hilda's Fund. I'm not quite sure where St Hilda appears in the scriptures, but I guess we shouldn't ask too many questions!
The submission date for grant applications is 30 September 2012, and there are two information meetings held this month which representatives from interested congregations can attend to find out more about what is involved. The meetings are:
Sat 26 May, 10-12 noon at 21a Grosvenor Crescent, and
Tuesday 22 May, 7pm-9pm in Melrose
Ideally two people from Emmanuel should attend one of these meetings so that we stand the best chance of being successful with the grant application. SO WE NEED A COUPLE OF VOLUNTEERS to attend one of these meetings. If you are able to attend, please let me know asap.
Secondly, the Scottish SU has been in touch to ask for help at this years Holiday Club. It will be 6-10 August, from 10am to 12.15 at St Andrews Parish Church. The theme is the Olympics and, as previously, any help (whether it is for the entire week or only part of it) is very much appreciated. This is a really important outreach activity and, as we all know, does a fantastic job of presenting the gospel to children who may never have heard it before, and may not hear it again for many years to come. If you feel able to help in any way with this, please let me know asap. We do need to let the SU know in the next week or so how much support we can offer this year.
That's it. Sorry for this long-ish note, but both of these issues are a high priority for us so please give them your prayerful consideration, and let me know if you feel you are able to help in any way.

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NB   A reminder that we will be meeting at the Rannoch Centre at 12 noon on both of the above dates.  Coffee and tea will be available from 11.30am.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012

Home Group Reminder

For those who weren't at Emmanuel yesterday - our Home Group has its next meeting this Thursday at 8 at our house as usual.
We will be going through chapter 3 of the Job study guide (The Eye of the Storm). Like last time, the chapter this week covers a number of chapters of Job so you will probably find it helpful to read through the study guide and relevant chapters in Job before you come, if at all possible. But don't worry if you can't - we'll read through everything on the night so come anyway.
See you then. All are welcome.


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Food for Thought...

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Time out for ladies

The next Time Out for Ladies evening will be held on Monday 2nd April 2012 in the Edinburgh Capital Hotel, Clermiston Road at 6.45pm. The tickets are priced £13 which includes a 2 course supper with tea/coffee. For more information and tickets please contact Eleanor Mowat on 0131 539 1336 or 07866155193. Deadline for tickets 18th March 2012

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Home Group Reminder

Just to remind everyone, the Home Group is meeting at our house on Thursday (1st March) at 8pm. Alison will be leading us through the second chapter of the study guide looking at Job. If you weren't at the first session, but are interested in coming along anyway, then please do so. And we do have some spare study guides left for anyone who doesn't have one.



Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Alpha Review

Alpha leaders from Emmanuel and Barnton Baptist got together on Monday eve to review the last couple of Alpha courses. We discussed past venues and possible new ones both for the weekly meetings and the weekend away plus lots of other things. It’s been amazing and real privilege to watch God at work and begin to see the wonderful changes in people’s lives as their understanding of the Good News of Jesus takes root. The follow-up Alpha meetings at the “Walker’s and Driver’s” homes have started well. Be encouraged and keep cultivating those friendships so more folk can be invited to the next course.