EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND OUR SERVICES
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND OUR SERVICES
Everyone is welcome to attend our services. Elders at the front door and side entrance (which is also our disabled access) will provide a warm welcome, answer any questions you may have or address any concerns. Please feel free to sit anywhere. There is an induction loop for anyone who is hard of hearing which is best accessed from the middle pews of the church – hearing aids should be switched to “T”. The words of each Hymn are shown on the screens during the service. For those who prefer to use Hymn Books these are placed the end of each pew as well as copies of the Good News Bible. Large print editions of the hymn book are available at the front door. An order of service with intimations is handed out as you enter
The main family service takes place at the church each Sunday and lasts about an hour. The service begins with everyone worshipping together. Then the Sunday Club goes off to the Halls for its own activities except for youth services and our Christmas Nativity.
If you are visiting with us you are invited to sign our visitors’ book on the table in the Centenary Chapel situated on the left hand side of the church at the end of the service. You are also warmly invited for a cup of tea or coffee in the church halls so that we can get to know you better.
A Prayers for Healing service takes place on the 2nd Sunday of every month in the church at 6.30pm. Please enter through the Link building to the right of the church. Everyone is welcome to attend.
If you need prayer for yourself, a loved one or a friend please use the Greenbank Church Card which can be found at the end of the church pews, and place it in the box at the front door of the church. Alternatively, prayer requests can be given to our Minister, Rev. Jeanne Roddick, via this contact form.
Those for whom prayers have been requested will be prayed for at the monthly Prayers for Healing Service and throughout the month by members of the Prayer Group.
ages 1 to 3
meets in our attractive Noah’s Ark themed crèche room.
ages 3 to pre-school
meets in church at 10.20am and then in the Session House until 11.30am
Formal Communions take place three times a year on the first Sunday of March, June and November at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Sunday Club takes place in the Halls during the first part of the service and joins the rest of the congregation for communion. Individual glasses are used as well as a common cup.
There is also an All Age Communion at 6.30pm which is more intimate and to which children are particularly welcome. On the following Sunday at 3.30pm, there is a short Communion for those who prefer a quieter service, require assistance or have missed communion the previous week.
A number of informal Communions take place throughout the year, for example at Easter and Advent. Notice of these can be found in our church magazine, Good Neighbour, or on the What’s On section of the website.
The service is a mixture of singing, praying, bible reading and reflecting.
On certain Sundays, Soul Food for Sundays, takes place. This is an opportunity to discuss the bible reading passages for that day, deepen our understanding of God’s word and build our discipleship. Anyone can attend and those who wish to do so leave the Sanctuary along with the Sunday Club and meet in Room A. The readings are provided in advance in Good Neighbour (our church magazine) in the order of service or in the What’s On pages of this website. There is also Soul Food for Saturdays from 9.00–10.00am on the preceding Saturday for those who would prefer to stay for the entire Sunday service or who cannot attend church on that particular Sunday. Breakfast is provided.
Come as you are.
There really isn’t a dress code – you can decide how smart or casual you want to be. Basically, just relax and be yourself.
Church of Scotland Task Group has asked in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Wednesday 17th March 2020. This will obviously include the Easter services.
We will keep you updated with any further information as soon as we have it.
In the meantime, may you all keep safe and well and know the loving presence of God with you during these times.