Kirk Session


02
Dec 2017
Greenbank Church Kirk Session

The Kirk Session met on 6th November with 48 members attending and they discussed a wide range of issues. Worship: The Worship Group had conducted morning services on 1st and 8th October when the minister was on holiday. Thanks were expressed for this and especially to Ron Livingston and Helen Howard for delivering the sermon. The Saturday Morning Book Club continues to meet and anyone is welcome to come along for breakfast at 8.45am followed by an hour of discussion. A report was received from Messy Church which has an average attendance......

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30
Mar 2017
Greenbank Church Kirk Session

KIRK SESSION – WHAT DO THEY TALK ABOUT? The Kirk Session met on 7th February with 56 members attending and they discussed a wide range of issues. Worship: Gillian Foy was thanked by the Moderator for agreeing to take up the post of Prayer Promoter. The choir had a very successful and well attended Nine Lessons in Carols service although there was great sadness at the death in January of long standing member, Florence Denholm. An appeal was made for new members to join the choir – if you would like more......

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27
Mar 2017
A LEGACY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

DETERMINING A SPECIFIC LEGACY Our property dates from the 1880’s and presents many challenges in terms of fitness for purpose, accessibility and running costs.  The largest and most costly space to heat and maintain (the sanctuary) lies empty for much of the time. With a reducing and increasingly elderly congregation, we are faced with the challenge of generating sufficient income to meet all costs. As we reflect on this, we are aware that we are the stewards of a legacy that was passed on to us and have a responsibility to make......

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15
Sep 2016

For those who may not be familiar with what we do, briefly we endeavour to visit or at least make contact with every club and organisation connected to Greenbank Church. Taking with us the greetings of the Kirk Session, our interest in them, in what they do, and their well being. Throughout the year we have the opportunity to read both in Good Neighbour, and in the reports we receive before each Session meeting much of what some of our organisation are doing. Our contacts allow us to learn of any difficulties......

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15
Sep 2016
Greenbank Church Kirk Session

KIRK SESSION – WHAT DO THEY TALK ABOUT? The Kirk Session met on 6th June with 55 members attending and they discussed a wide range of issues. Worship: Thanks were expressed to all those who had volunteered to assist at care home services. The monthly Saturday morning book club was attracting a good number of people who enjoyed some interesting discussion. Messy church continues to thrive and topics included looking after God’s planet and a visit to Greenbank Gardens. Outreach: The Kirk Session received an update on our work with Christian Aid......

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04
Mar 2016
Church Of Scotland Logo

Diane Adam, Gillian Foy, Peter Howard, Alexander Howie , Graeme Rae and Kate Sanderson have been ordained into the eldership at Greenbank. We welcome them and hope that everyone will support them as they take up their duties. Alex Howie is the new elder for district 12 ; Gillian Foy is the new elder for district 29 ; District 47 has merged with district 10 and the new elder is Graeme Rae....

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04
Mar 2016
Greenbank Church Kirk Session

Over the past few months you have been kept up to date on Kirk Session discussions about what the future holds for Greenbank and the legacy we want to leave for future generations. The November’s Good Neighbour let everyone know that the Kirk Session had considered a comprehensive paper under the heading, ‘A Legacy for Future Generations’. The very strong emphasis in that paper was on our role as a worshipping community of God’s people trying to discern His purpose for us in our community. The paper looked at what we currently......

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04
Mar 2016

WHAT DO THEY TALK ABOUT? The Kirk Session met on 7 December 2015 with 57 members attending. The following issues were discussed. Worship: A busy schedule of church services was taking place in December, including Nine Lessons in Carols, Watchnight and Christmas Day services. Messy Church continued to attract strong support. Concern was raised about the Local authority’s decision to sell Bonnyton House Care Home. Outreach: Continuing support was noted for the work of the Lodging House Mission with a donation of over £1300 from the Harvest Appeal. As in previous years,......

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