The Church of Scotland and Edinburgh Presbytery are strongly encouraging the development of new fresh expressions of church and the Kirk Sessions of QPC and Dalmeny Kirk agree that this is a priority for church development in our area, to sit alongside the existing other services and Messy Church
We want to offer:
- contemporary praise, worship and celebration.
- high-quality, scripture-based teaching from diverse speakers and leaders
- Bible-study, small-group learning, discussion and support.
- practical help, service and outreach to the community and the wider world.
SANCTUARY : come to life
Ezekiel 37: “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord’…..I will put breath in you, and you will come to life…
This Fresh Expression of church will initially comprise three main areas of activity, The Gathering, Life Groups, and Service Squads.
Who is this Fresh Expression for?
People may ask who is fresh expression for? The answer is everyone
A friendly welcome will greet you to this weekly event, initially Sunday 3:30 for 4pm at Dalmeny Church Hall with refreshments, and contemporary worship in an informal setting.
Regular small groups in people’s houses, with central support, for all who are part of Sanctuary
Using common resources and format, but flexible for each group encouraging spiritual and social growth and supporting each-other in our life journey.
Serving groups offering practical help in response to community needs.
Some people may engage and become part of Sanctuary at the Service Squad level only , but will be encouraged to join the Gathering too.