Leith Churches Holiday Club 2012 (16-20 July) had a great week, with over 60 children and a wonderful volunteer team from different churches in Leith.  The Olympic theme resulted in some excellent art and craft work (eg. Olympic torches and miniature athletes) and the drama proved popular too!  Click on the link to read more and see some photos.  Leith Churches Holiday Club 2012

More photos on the Holiday Club website, www.lchc.yolasite.com

Sheilagh Kesting visits Leith and our AGM
We were delighted to welcome the Very Rev. Dr. Sheilagh Kesting, former Moderator, and Ecumenical Officer for the Church of Scotland, as guest speaker at our 2012 AGM, held at YM Edinburgh (Acorn Centre).  The evening opened with worship led by Kerry Reilly, manager of YMCA Edinburgh.  After the business meeting and buffet supper, Sheilagh gave a talk on ‘Where is the action?  Church, community and working together.’   You can read the text of her address here.  Sheilagh Kesting’s talk

Songs of Praise for Christian Aid.  Ebenezer United Free Church, Bangor Road, Sunday 27th May, 6.30pm. Come and sing!  Refreshments to follow. For a poster, click on the link.  Songs of Praise for Christian Aid 27 May 2012

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have launched a social networking site to mark the beginning of the 2011 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Rev. Bob Fyffe, General Secretary of CTBI, hopes that ‘this will be an interactive space that will resource and strengthen the work of local Churches Together groups.  It’s a good example of being ‘More Together, Less Apart’.  For more details, click on the website www.churchestogetherconnect.org.

Easter Card Competition 2012.  This year Jennifer asked some of the children in various LCT churches to design our Leith Churches Together Easter card.  They produced some great artwork which we were able to display during Holy Week in the entrance hall of Ocean Terminal.  The winning design was by Andrew Clark of Ebenezer UF Church.  Congratulations to Andrew, and thanks to all the children and adults who helped.   Click on the link to see some pictures.  Easter@ Ocean Terminal 2012

The Vine Trust: new resource centre opens.
The Vine Trust held an Open Day on Saturday 11 February 2012, welcoming visitors to its brand-new Education and Resource Centre on a converted barge in Leith.  The Trust works with some of the poorest children and communites around the world.  If you’d like to find out more and see how you (or your school) might be involved, come and have a look.  For a poster and contact details, click on the link.  Vine Trust Barge Open Day

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