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Brightons this week!

Brightons this week!

As we head towards the Easter break, here are some of the great events coming up this week at Brightons Parish Church:

  • Wednesday 20th March – FRIENDSHIP PLUS meets 2-4pm for afternoon tea and guest speaker Catherine Anderson. A time of friendship and fellowship.
  • Sunday 24th March – 11am CLOSING FAMILY SERVICE for Boys Brigade and Girls Brigade, with the young people and officers on parade. The service will be shorter and for all ages/

For information on the wider activities of Brightons Parish Church, download the weekly news sheet from the “Sermons” page, or click here.

Spiritual Temperaments

Spiritual Temperaments

On Sunday 17th March, Scott spoke about knowing our spiritual temperaments so that we can know more of our crucified and glorious Saviour, Jesus Christ. For some general info on spiritual temperaments, click here. This is based on the book ‘Spiritual Pathways’ by Gary Thomas.

If you would like to take the quiz Scott spoke about, you can download by clicking here.

If you would like the description of the temperaments, you can download that here too.

If you would like some ideas of how to “lean in” to your temperaments, you can download that here as well.

Sermons now online!

Sermons now online!

Thanks to our able Communications Team and the four young people who have joined them (to help edit the Sunday audio – thanks Adam, Aidan, Jack and Stuart!), we now have the first two sermons up from Rev. Scott Burton, our new minister – more to follow!

The sermons are accessible via the “Sermons” tab at the top, or via this link:

https://www.brightonschurch.org.uk/brightons-parish-church/sermon-downloads/

This continues the series in the early chapters of the Book of Acts, so do listen to Scott’s sermon as Sole Nominee, which started the series.

Vacancy Update – Result of Congregational Vote on November 18th

Vacancy Update - Result of Congregational Vote on November 18th

On Sunday 18th November at the 11.00 am Service, Rev Scott Burton preached as Sole Nominee. The sermon that Scott preached can be found at https://www.brightonschurch.org.uk/sermons/. After the service, the congregation voted 204 to 12 in favour of calling Scott to be our new Minister.

Scott was delighted to accept and, accordingly he is now the Minister Elect for Brightons Parish Church. This will be Scott’s first charge having just completed his probation at Aberlady linked with Gullane.

From now until Monday 3rd December, the congregation has the opportunity to sign the call for Scott, indicating our support for him going forward. The call will be available on Sundays 25th November and 2nd December but will also be available to sign in the Small Hall during the week as and when organisations are meeting.

There is much still to do regarding the arrangements for Scott’s ordination and induction but, for now, we give thanks to God for this clear call and we continue to lay all the arrangements into His hands.

Sole Nominee to preach

Sole Nominee to preach

The Nominating Committee is very pleased to invite Rev Scott Burton to preach as sole nominee for Brightons Parish Church on 18th November 2018 at the morning service.

Scott has just completed his training for the Ministry and has spent the last 15 months as Probationer Minister at Aberlady and Gullane.

After the service, a congregational vote will be taken.

Election for the Nominating Committee – result

Election for the Nominating Committee - result

At a congregational meeting after morning worship on Sunday 18th March 2018, the following thirteen people, listed in alphabetical order, were elected to the Nominating Committee:

Elwyn Batt,
Jean Cairns,
Jason Glass, 
Brent Haywood,
Josh Heggie,
David MacAskill,
Alan Macfarlane,
Heather McManus,
Jean Meek,
Billy Rankine,
Gordon Scott,
Eric Smith,
Jessie Wallace

Let us pray for them in the weeks ahead as they seek the person who will be nominated as our next Minister.

The Central Scotland Celebration of Hope

The Central Scotland Celebration of Hope

This event, organised by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and supported by a number of churches across the Central Belt will be taking place from June 15th to 17th in Falkirk Stadium.

Preparations are going on including Christian Life and Witness Courses, designed to encourage and help Christians share their faith with others and welcome new people into our church families after the event.

Please pray for these courses and for the Celebration itself. More information can be found at the Celebration website here. The timetable of courses can be found here along with a short video.