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Contributions for the January edition of The Bulletin are due in by Sunday 10
December. Please send items to the magazine editor, Christine Karacaoglu. Email:
The next meeting of Network takes the form of a talk by Author and ex-Detective Peter Ritchie and will be held in the Chancel Hall this Monday, 27 November at 7.30 pm.
NETWORK CHRISTMAS MEAL
On Monday 11 December Network will be holding their Christmas Dinner at the Torfin on St John’s Road. Menu selection sheets are available at the doors of the church, please complete and return with money, in an envelope, by Monday 27 November to Susan Ross, Linda McAndrew or Gill Nicol.
EAST CRAIGS FELLOWSHIP
On Thursday 30th November at 2.30pm we will hear from Pete McDougall, Project Development Officer, about the exciting new development at Saughton Gardens. All welcome.
Please pick up from the Church doors a copy of the Fresh Start Christmas bulletin and also their Annual Review booklet including its 2018 Calendar.
CARING CHRISTMAS TREES
Bethany Christian Trust is running Caring Christmas Trees this year, to fund our vital work making sure that nobody is on the streets or lonely this winter. We’d love to have your help this winter, and you can help us by buying one of our trees, or volunteering to help give them out to the wonderful people who support us! You can find more details on our website www.caringchristmastrees.com or call us on 0345 111 8733. We’d love to hear from you!
Inter-Church Coffee Morning.
Monday 27 November 10 – 11.30 am. Craigsbank are hosts and the Speaker is Sonya Brown on “Contact the Elderly”. If you missed her talk at Network here is a second chance to hear about little tea parties for folks on their own. The Coffee Morning is held at Corstorphine United Free Church in Glebe Terrace.
BIBLE SOCIETY MAGAZINE
The autumn issue of Alive and Active, the free magazine of the Scottish Bible Society is available for anyone interested at the west door of Craigsbank and at the door of East Craigs
A Time to Remember
Sunday 26th November at 3pm East Craigs Church Centre
Annual Bereavement Service
A MESSY CHRISTMAS
For children and families. Saturday 2 December 3.30-5 in East Craigs Church Centre. Fun, crafts, songs, and food.
On Sunday 3rd December worship will be conducted at both centres by Rev Marjory McPherson. The minister will be overseeing voting for the Sole Nominee at Fairmilehead Parish Church that day.
ADVENT CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION
Sunday 3rd December at 7pm. A First Sunday event in East Craigs Church Centre
Christian Aid Breakfast & Gift Service
Joint Service on 10th December in Craigsbank Church
Breakfast at 10am. Worship at 11am. Gifts donated for children of prisoners. This is a joint service and there will be no service in East Craigs today.
Please contact the minister if you would like a chat with him about any aspect of church life, be it a Baptism, a Wedding, a funeral, if you or someone you know would appreciate a visit, or if you want to find out what membership of the church means.
DATA PROTECTION & EMAILS
There are occasions when emails are distributed among a number of people which reveal all recipients email addresses in the ‘To…’ box. As part of our Data Protection Policy the church seeks to discourage this. Sometimes we have all done this by error, but some people may be unfamiliar with the way to make ‘blind copies’(Bcc) in order that addresses are not revealed to other recipients of the email. We should all try and use the Bcc option when sending out emails to a group of people on church or associated items. If you put the email addresses into the Bcc (blind copying) option, then they are not visible to the other people receiving the email. The Bcc option is below the Cc option and you can make it appear by clicking 'More options' (see illustrations above). If you would like clarity on this then please ask either of the Session Clerks.
Note: If normally you are sending them only to a large group of people as "To......." then simply put your own email in the "To...." box (or leave it blank) and everybody else's in the "Bcc ...." box.
How do I send to "Undisclosed Recipients"?
In the To......... space type "Undisclosed recipients" followed by your email address in
To : "Undisclosed recipients"
UPDATING THE WEBSITE
Thanks to those members of the congregation who have emailed information about changes needed to be made on the website. If you have not had a chance to look please could you check the information on the website is still relevant for your team or activity. It is used constantly by members of the public who wish to find out about all aspects of our church and its activities. Any suggestions would also be welcome about anything that might be added to the website. For example we now have a Hall Lets Contact Form for both East Craigs and Craigsbank and this was added last week at someone's helpful suggestion. Contact Christine Karacaoglu (Email: email@example.com)