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Christmas Gifts

The Congregation is being invited to bring along gifts to be given to the  children of prisoners at Saughton Prison.

The gifts received go towards  helping the children have some happy time with their Mothers or Fathers in  prison. It’s an opportunity to bring some of the love of Jesus to the  children.

It would be great if you could bring along a gift for a boy of girl on Sunday 11th  December.

Please do not wrap the gift, you may wish to put the wrapping paper with the gift.  If you would prefer, bring along a gift voucher or money to be given to Dalry Primary School. 

All your gifts will be very much appreciated.

Worship News

Our morning service, Sunday 10.30am, is available both ‘in-person’ and broadcast online via zoom (with a recording able to be viewed afterwards) and our evening service, Sunday at 7pm is ‘in-person’ only with the sermon being made available online afterwards.

For our Morning Service our Virtual doors open’ at 10.20am for an 10.30am start. You can join us using the following link/details ;

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/97104674565?pwd=blVodW1tbE50QXdIdnpHa2V2Z3R3QT09
Meeting ID: 971 0467 4565 and Passcode: 272922


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/97104674565?pwd=blVodW1tbE50QXdIdnpHa2V2Z3R3QT09
Meeting ID: 971 0467 4565 and Passcode: 272922

Shoebox Appeal 2022

November 20th  was our Shoebox Sunday where all the boxes we received were blessed ahead of their journey to children around the world.

The Shoebox Team would like to thank  the congregation  for all the help this year which has meant a final total of 179 shoeboxes. They were collected on 23rd November to start their journey. probably to Ukraine., but the exact location will be will be confirmed in due course.

About half of the boxes came to us as we are a Drop Off Centre and therefore obviously a good location for that. One advantage of the Palmerston Place traffic lights is that drivers in the queues can have time to read our notices!

A quarter come from the congregation and the other quarter are made up by the Shoebox Team from stock and donations.  We are grateful to you for your donations of Shoeboxes but also for donations for transport either by money or by giving increased amounts in the boxes to Samaritan’s Purse than the exact amount for your boxes. Money donations have been useful for buying stock. We also realise that some of you enjoy knitting and that is marvellous. Of course some folk make up their boxes online which is another convenient way.

We are the Shoebox Team  but look on you as the vital extension of our Team. We know you share our enthusiasm and involvement in making up boxes knowing how much pleasure the children will have in opening the boxes.

Above all it is a demonstration  of the love of Christ  through our activities.

Baby & Toddler Group
Monday 10-11.30am, Annan House
With toys and space to play. Singing, coffee and conversation.

Earlybirds Prayer
Each Tuesday  8am – Online meeting
All welcome, a time of prayer and reflection
ID – 609651523, Passcode 161295

Friendship Cafe
Twice per month on a Thursday 2-3.30pm, Annan House
Meeting again on 15th December.

Our next event takes place on Sunday 8th January – New Year! New Horizons!


Doors Open Day

The Edinburgh/East Lothian Doors Open Days programme is organised each year by the Cockburn Association. PPC was involved in DoD again this year, you can see our video here

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If you are looking for advice in these difficult times then you may wish to contact the Citizens Advice Bureu who are operating an online and telephone support service – https://www.citizensadviceedinburgh.org.uk/

Mental Health Information Station (MHIS), is a free NHS drop-in service for anyone dealing with mental health issues. Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances they are not running our Drop-In service on Thursdays at the Walpole Hall on Palmerston Place but our service is still running through various ways :·

Email: mentalhealthinformation@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
Facebook page: Mental Health Information Station
Phone calls to Cambridge Street House (0131 537 8650) on Thursdays between 9.30 and 4.30 will be answered by MHIS staff Other numbers you may find helpful Coronavirus General Helpline: 0800 028 2816, Housing Helpline: 0808 800 4444., Helpline for Elderly People: 0800 12 44 222, Mental Health Helpline: 0800 83 85 87, Parents Helpline: 08000 28 22 33