ETS Saturday Course restarts in Septemeber
Knockbain Free Church is going to be hosting the Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS) Saturday Course again this year with some great topics being covered. Rather than completing the course at home, this provides course participants the opportunity to engage in the course together in-person within Knockbain church. The format differs slightly to the live lectures in that we will watch the lectures 1 or 2 weeks later and this allows for in-person fellowship, discussions and engagement with the topics and fellow participants. It is also is less demanding as the course is condensed slightly into half a day rather than the full day programme which runs in Edinburgh.
The live lectures start on the 17th but we meet in Knockbain Free Church a week later on the 24th September at 9:30am for the first session and continue once a month until April 2023.
If you are interested and wish to book your place or if you have any further questions then please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ets.ac.uk/courses/saturday-courses/
For more information about the course content and practical arrangements please see below and download the documentation
Guidance for Church Attendance
SEPTEMBER 2022 Update
Please note you don't need to book a place in advance, you are welcome to attend both services.
Before you attend church
Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are self-isolating, or if you or anyone in your household have been advised to self-isolate by the NHS. For full details on COVID-19 symptoms and when you should self-isolate and stay home, please visit www.nhsinform.scot
You are encouraged to take your own Bible and Psalm book with you. If you do not have your own Bible or Psalm Book, you can request one at the door but you must then retain that yourself and take home with you and reuse it the next time you come to church. Both the Psalms and Bible readings will be shown on the screens for those who do not wish to bring Bibles and Psalm books along.
If you wish to bring an offering/collection then you are welcome to do so and there will be a collection plate available on your way in. However, if possible, please consider giving or donating using online banking. Please speak to Norman the treasurer if you would like more information on how to do this.
Current COVID-19 Restrictions:
The vast majority of Covid restrictions have been removed including the wearing of masks which is now optional. We continue to use and encourage the use of Hand Sanitiser - Please continue to use our hands-free sensor hand sanitiser stations which are at all entrances and exits of the church.
We appreciate that some visitors to church may still feel uneasy about being too close to others and as such we have an area of optional socially distanced seats or for those wishing to wear masks at the rear of the church. Please use the rear 3 rows for social distanced seating and remember to leave a 2 seat gap between households/bubbles.
During and after the service
Remember that under current guidelines we can sing within the building and masks are no longer required.
If you do not have a Bible or Psalm book with you and you do not wish to take one from the church, you will be able to see the Bible readings and words of the Psalms on the screens within the church.
We are delighted to announce that Creche facilities and Sunday school are running as usual.
Every Wednesday at 7:30pm we meet in the church and on Zoom to pray for one another and praise God.
For more information on how to join in our prayer meetings either by the Zoom App or by telephone please click HERE or visit the Prayer Meeting page.