Miscellaneous Updates (22 April)

                                          Miscellaneous Updates



The next meeting of the Kirk Session takes place on Wednesday 25 April in Craigsbank at

7.30 pm.   This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.



The Lunch Club meets on Wednesday 25th April at 12.30 for homemade soup, filled rolls, tea/coffee and something sweet. If unable to attend, please let Donald (0131 334 0417) know to avoid over catering.


RENEWING CHURCH  rescheduled event

Sunday 29th April 2018 @ 7pm

With Finlay Macdonald

East Craigs Church Centre

Finlay is former Principal Clerk and one time Moderator of the Kirk.  He has written a few books including REFORM & RENEWAL in which he traces the changes within the church since the Reformation.  This will form the basis of his talk.  This is a unique opportunity for us, so come along on the night and bring a friend with you.



Using our buildings to help people encounter God.

Barclay Viewforth Church, Bruntsfield.  Tuesday 8 May at 7pm.  Coffee from 6.45

To help churches think about the way we use our buildings for outreach.   Both the Convener of Mission and Discipleship, Norman Smith, and the Chair of the General Trustees, Raymond Young, are coming to share their wisdom as well as people from churches who have gone through building changes already.  Tickets are still available.



Our next theatre visit is on Tuesday 29th May. We plan to see “Sherlock Holmes – The Final Curtain” starring Robert Powell and Lisa Goddard.  If you would like to come along please let Christine (334 0096) or Penny (539 1652) know by Sunday 29th April.  All are welcome.


Thanks for all the support the congregation has given in providing items and articles for the May magazine. We have enough for a bumper edition! Please could you send me any photos of Easter events or any other April events as soon as possible. Christine Karacaoglu, magazine editor.  christinekaraca@craigsbankchurch.org.uk


The After-Church Tea and Coffee money from the two church centres for the first quarter of 2018 has been sent to Dr Alison Wilkinson for the Friends of Chogoria.  The net sum donated is £439.42.  This includes £100.16 from East Craigs and £359.36 from Craigsbank less expenses of £20.10 for tea/coffee at Craigsbank.  The money for the next three months is being donated to Chogoria.  The money for the last two quarters of 2018 will be donated to Marie Curie and Mum’s Recipes.  Thanks for your support.


The May issue of Life & Work is ready for collection.



Until further notice please send any Intimations for the Weekly Bulletin direct to




Friday 11th May. 1.30-3pm.  Meet at East Craigs Church Centre.  Snack lunch available.  All Welcome.  Craigsbank Eco Group.


A Community Coffee Morning is arranged for Sat 16 June from 10am-12noon again at the Church Centre.   An opportunity also to meet your local MSP.   Look out for further details to come.


A recording has been made of the Spring Church magazine.  If you would like a copy for personal home use, or for someone you know , then please contact Margot Brown Church Secretary or ask the minister.


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.



email address box with more options circled

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

<              >

eg if somebody called Jim Bloggs is doing this and his email is jimbloggs@gmail.com

To : "Undisclosed recipients"



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: website.editor@craigsbankchurch.org.uk)


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