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Brightons this week!

Brightons this week!

Here are a few highlights of what is coming up this week at Brightons Parish Church:

  • Vacancy List – we have a lot of help needed in various areas. Please check out the vacancy list here and see if you can serve in some way.
  • Monday 16th 2pm – the Guild have Susan Docherty speaking from Falkirk Carers.
  • Tuesday 17th 7.45pm/8.4pm – Deacons Court and Kirk Session are meeting.
  • Wednesday 18th 2pm – Friendship Plus have Rev. Scott coming to speak about his journey to Brightons Parish Church.
  • Wednesday 18th 6.30pm – the Alpha Course starts! Bring a friend!
  • Sunday 22nd 4.30pm – BELONG meets for all age fun, crafts, food and worship. All welcome!

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

Alpha Course – 18th Sept

Alpha Course - 18th Sept

Our next Alpha course takes place every Wednesday, 18th SEPTEMBER – 27th NOVEMBER  – you are invited!

Ever wondered, what’s life all about and what am I doing here? Is there a God and what proof is there that he exists? If you’ve got questions, try Alpha!

No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish – no pressure.

Alpha is an 10-week course that explores the basics of Christianity. Meeting once week, each relaxed evening starts with a cuppa and cake, where you have a chance to meet and catch up with others on the course. After that we listen to a short DVD video which covers a range of questions such as:

  • Who is Jesus?
  • How can I have faith?
  • How does God guide us?

We then split into small, informal groups and this is the important part of the evening as this gives you the chance to discuss the talk, share your thoughts and ask questions, in a supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere – every question asked is valued and respected.

Who is Alpha for?

  • Non-Christians
  • Those that don’t know what they believe
  • New Christians
  • Those seeking a refresher on the basics of Christianity

The course will start on 18th September at 6.30pm, then be at 7.30pm thereafter. If you are interested in finding out more, or registering your interest so that we can have sufficient material, please email us at info@brightonschurch.org.uk or contact: Jessie Wallace 01324 712740 or Ian Lawson 01324 711578.

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Being Intergenerational

Being Intergenerational

At Brightons Parish Church we’re trying to become truly “intergenerational”. It’s not straightforward and it’s not easy. As we work on this we will have successes and sometimes it will be less successful however, with prayer and being open to God’s leading, we will continue to make progress! For some more ideas, check out this link:

Congregational Accounts

Congregational Accounts

Last Sunday (31st March 2019) we held our Annual Business Meeting and the accounts were presented for 2018. Click here to download these – the narrative will give you a flavour of what happened last year and the accounts the financial needs of our congregational to support our “ministry of reconciliation” (see sermon for 31st March 2019 for more info – click here).

Easter Fun Day – Sat. April 20

Easter Fun Day - Sat. April 20

Come and join us at our Easter Fun Day, which takes place in the church on Saturday April 20.

It promises fun for all the family. Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to explore the Easter Story through lots of activities. Crafts, egg-speriments, egg rolling, treasure hunt, Lego challenge, baby play, prayer garden, computer game and more…..

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.