Our Service of Worship is from 12 noon to 1 pm (except in July and August when it’s from 11 am to 12 noon).
As you arrive you will be welcomed at the door. Then you can sit anywhere you like, or we can show you to a seat.
During the Service, we sing psalms and hymns, led by the choir. The hymns can be traditional or modern. The words are projected onto large screens at the front (however, hymnbooks and song sheets are available, if you prefer).
During the Service we also pray – to praise God for who he is, to thank him for what he has done, to confess our own shortcomings, and to ask for help both for ourselves and for others. We also normally pray the Lord’s Prayer together.
We also hear the word of God. Normally there are two Bible readings, one of which is read by the Minister and the other by a member of the congregation. Bibles (New International Version) are provided in the pews. Large print Bibles are available in the vestibule as you come in.
Then there is a sermon in which God’s eternal word is applied to our everyday lives.
The Service typically lasts about one hour.
A creche is available if you have wee ones (although they’re also welcome in the Service). About half way through the Service, after the offering, children of primary school age can go out for Children’s Church.
After the Service, everyone is welcome to go across to the hall for a cup of tea or coffee, and some biscuits, and a chat.
We also have an Evening Service of Worship, though not every week. This is usually from 7.30 – 8.30 pm. Sometimes this Service is in the Church, or it may be in the more informal setting of our hall.
Children’s Church is for children of Primary School age, and takes place on a Sunday, during the second half of the Church Service (from about 12.30 – 1.00pm). Children and leaders leave for Children’s Church immediately after the Offering, and go across to the Minor Hall.
We are mostly following the ‘The Jesus Storybook Bible’ Curriculum.
To quote from the introduction:
There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories together tell one Big Story: The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them. It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story. And at the centre of the story, there is a baby. Every story in the Bible whispers his name.
Through memory verses, fun and engaging activities, and the stories within the award-winning Jesus Storybook Bible, your children will discover that Jesus loves them and that he is the Great Rescuer!
We’re very excited about this curriculum, which takes the children through the whole Bible in about 2 1/2 years.
For more information visit www.jesusstorybookbible.com
We meet together on a Wednesday from 8.00 – 9.30pm, for tea / coffee, fellowship, Bible study, and prayer.
All of our Church Members and visitors too are very welcome to come along. This is an informal and friendly meeting which you should enjoy. More than that though, it has the potential to significantly change your life for the better.
You are very welcome to meet with others to pray, every Sunday morning, from 11 – 11.45am, upstairs in our Session Room.
Presbyterian Women (PW) meets on the second Monday of the month from 7:30-9:30 pm.
Women and girls of all ages are very welcome.
We assure you of a warm welcome and we’d love to see you there.
It is our prayer that we will be challenged and encouraged as we experience what it means to know and truly believe that this is the day that God has made … and that every new day He does not fail!
Boys' Brigade Northern Ireland (often referred to as BB or BBNI) is a Christian Youth organisation for boys aged 5 years to 18 years.
The Girls’ Brigade meets on a Thursday evening and is for girls aged 3 and over. There are different age groups: Explorers, Juniors (age 8 -10), Seniors, Brigaders.
New members always welcome.
Saltshakers is for young people of Secondary School age who desire friendship with God and with each other.
They meets on a Sunday evening at 7.30 pm, usually in the hall at Bushvale Presbyterian Church (Saltshakers is a joint venture with our neighbours at Bushvale).
New members always welcome.
The Men’s Breakfast takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 8.30 – 9.30am. You can expect a full cooked breakfast, a short talk from a guest speaker, and a very warm welcome.
All men are welcome to the Breakfast (including teenagers). You don’t have to belong to Roseyards Presbyterian or have any church connection whatsoever. Friends, family, neighbours and strangers are all invited.
Hope to see you there!
‘Pots of Clay’ at Roseyards Presbyterian Church is an opportunity for people of all ages and crafting abilities to come together to enjoy crafting, coffee and company in a very relaxed, informal and friendly environment on the first Saturday of each month (D.V.).
Doors are open from 10am until 12MD, though you are welcome to call at any time throughout the morning. Coffee is available all morning so even if you don’t feel like crafting come along and have a chat over a cuppa. For those who want to dip their toe in the ‘crafting’ water, Pots of Clay offers the perfect opportunity. There are demonstrations on ‘how to’ as well the opportunity to have a go. The aim is to try out a wide range of craft including scrapbooking, cardmaking, jewellery making, decoupage, knitting, cross stitch and much more! We also have baking demonstrations, where you have the opportunity to see how it’s done, taste the outcome and take home the recipe! For readers there is a bookclub and the opportunity to share your passion for reading and books.
We appreciate how difficult it can be for mummies, perhaps overloaded with things to do and no time to relax, so why don’t you make Pots of Clay ‘your’ time, where you can enjoy crafting, a chat and a peaceful coffee, relaxing in the knowledge that your child is being cared for and amused in our crèche?
There is also the opportunity to pray if you have a particular worry or concern, you simply feel moved to pray for others or situations at home or across the world or you wish to give thanks. You are welcome to go to the ‘Prayer Stop’ by yourself to pray or to approach one of the team who would count it a privilege to pray with you. If you don’t feel you want to approach someone, you are encouraged to leave your prayer request in the prayer box and the team will include it when they meet to pray.
‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus’. (Philippians 4 v 6,7 NIV).
Admission charge for Pots of Clay is £2, which includes tea/coffee. More importantly we want you to be there and to bring a friend!
Our Sunday Club is for children in P1 and above.
Through stories, songs, memory verses, drama and crafts, the children learn about Jesus.
We meet in the Church Hall on a Sunday from 11 – 11.45 am.
If there’s one thing better than reading a good book, it’s being able to talk about it afterwards with people who want to listen. That’s one benefit of a book club. Another is that we get to read books we mightn’t have thought of ourselves.
Roseyards Book Club started in 2011, as part of the larger Pots of Clay event. We meet in the Roseyards Church Hall from 10.15 – 11.00 (or 11.15) on the first Saturday of the month from October to May (8 months in all).
Tea and coffee are served beforehand, and afterwards there is opportunity to join in with other ‘Pots of Clay’ activities if desired.
New members are always very welcome at any time. We’re a friendly and relaxed group. If you would like to join us, there is only one qualification required – that you enjoy a good read. So please do come along and try us out!
In case you need more convincing, here’s what one of our members has to say:
Three words to describe Roseyards Book Club – friendly, fun and thought-provoking!
We have travelled the world in our books, from London to Australia, from Afghanistan to Africa, giving us insight into unknown worlds.
Our discussions are friendly and relaxed with plenty of humour.
I have certainly read books I would never have chosen otherwise, and am so glad I did, and I look forward to our next amazing book journey!