|Inverleith St Serf's Parish Church - Church Groups|
Here is a list of our Church Groups
The Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland which invites and encourages both men and women to express their faith in worship, prayer and action. The Guild is open to men and women of all ages.
Inverleith St Serf's Guild has been in existence for over 100 years.
The Guild meets on alternate Tuesday afternoons at 2.15pm in the Hall where members enjoy a varied and interesting programme of meetings. Click for Guild Programme
The Book Group grew out of a book and bible study group started in the 1990s.
Over the years they have read a wide variety of books on how our Christian faith relates to the wider world. They meet on Fridays between 10:30 and 12:00am in our halls, starting with coffee and a chat, a prayer and then reading and discussion. They would warmly welcome any new members, including those outwith Inverleith St Serf's Church.
"Tomorrow's Christian, A new framework for Christian Living" by Adrian Smith is an example of the type of book which is studied.
These groups are varied and include short term study groups e.g. ecumenical Lenten Study Groups, discipleship Groups.
Young Women’s Time Out
Each term the young women of the Church come together for “time out” to enjoy one another’s company and this usually is hosted by the Minister.
Drop in group for mothers and carers of children under 3. They meet during term time on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 12.00 noon in the Church Hall in Clark Road. There is an admission charge of £1 and all our welcome. Toys are provided, tea and coffee are free and a small charge is made for home made cake and biscuits. It is run by a rota of volunteer church members.
More information Sandra Brady (315 4131)
We offer a simple lunch with soup and sandwiches each Thursday. This is well attended by individuals from the Parish.
Coffee House meets in our halls on the last Friday of the month from 10.00 to 11.30am. Do come along and enjoy some home baking and good company. All welcome
The Inverleith St Serf's Church Choir rehearse at 9.30am in preparation for the 10.30am service each Sunday. There are also occasional rehearsals on a Thursday evening.
They sing either unaccompanied or accompanied by the Church Organist, Nicky Fraser and sing an anthem each Sunday. The Choir covers a range of musical styles from Byrd to Brahms and also performs contemporary Christian composers such as John Bell.
If you feel that you have a passion for music and would like to offer your time and talent to worship the Lord, then please do let Dorothy Millar, our Choir Director, know as the Choir is always willing to recruit new members.
St Serf's Players
St Serf's Players have been in existence since February 1948. The players are always looking for people who are willing to act in our performances as well as those willing to help build sets or work backstage with props and costume making. For more information please go to www.stserfsplayers.org.uk
Junior Church runs alongside our Sunday Service at 10.30am. Each week there are fun activities planned for children of all ages which aim to bring the Bible to life. There is also a creche for babies and very young children. Please just come along!
Rainbows (4th and 156th Units)
Rainbows is our section for girls aged five to seven. Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, trying out cooking and playing games. Rainbows is all about learning by doing. Rainbows follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.
Brownies (4th and 4th A Units)
Brownies is our section for girls aged seven to ten.Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Science investigator to Circus skills. Brownies become a member of a Six such as Badger, Fox, Mole, Squirrel, Hedgehog and Rabbit and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. The name reflects the world of exciting opportunities, challenges and fun that is Brownies. Everything a Brownie does is an adventure - it's a world of excitement, new interests and friends.
Guides (4th and 156th Units)
Guides is our section for girls aged 10 to 14. By becoming part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different. Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.
Senior Section (2nd New Leith Senior Section)
Senior Section is for young women aged 14 to 25. Members of The Senior Section can choose from a wide range of unique and exciting opportunities, including travel in the UK and around the world, volunteering with younger girls within Girlguiding as a Mentor or Leader, and working towards valuable qualifications. The Senior Section offers an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development.
If you or your daughter would like to know more about joining, please visit, www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested or call 0800 1695901.
Inverleith St Serf's Parish Church is a Scottish Charity - number SC015442