Men’s Breakfast

All men are welcome to attend our Men's Breakfast which will be a great opportunity to meet and get to know new people, talk about life and faith, in a relaxed environment!

We meet in the Stables at the back of Belhaven Parish Church at 7:30am, every second Saturday of the month, and each breakfast will run for an hour or so.

For more information please get in touch with our minister, Neil, on 01368 860672.

 

Belhaven Nights

Ever wanted to try something new, have questions about Jesus or the church but didn’t know where to go? 

Well, Belhaven Nights might be the place for you! 

On the first Sunday of every month we will gather in the hall of Belhaven Church to wrestle with the Bible, questions about faith, sing some new songs; all in a relaxed environment (tea and coffee included!).

Our first session will be on Sunday 3 June at 6:30pm and we look forward to meeting with you there!

 

Further meetings 

5 August

2 September

7 October

4 November

2 December (First Sunday in Advent)

The most basic definition of prayer is “talking to God.” Prayer is not meditation or passive reflection; it is direct address to God. It is the communication of the human soul with the Lord who created the soul. 

Prayer is the primary way for the believer in Jesus Christ to communicate his emotions and desires with God and to fellowship with God.

Prayer can be audible or silent, private or public, formal or informal.

The Apostle Paul wrote, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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 4:6–7). Worry about nothing; pray about everything.

Everything? Yes, God wants us to talk with Him about everything. How often should we pray? The biblical answer is “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We should keep a running conversation going with God all day long.

Prayer is the Christian’s way of communicating with God. We pray to praise God and thank Him and tell Him how much we love Him. We pray to enjoy His presence and tell Him what is going on in our lives. We pray to make requests and seek guidance and ask for wisdom. God loves this exchange with His children, just as we love the exchange we have with our children. Fellowship with God is the heart of prayer. Too often we lose sight of how simple prayer is really supposed to be.

 

A new prayer meeting will be starting in Belhaven after the summer, for more information please speak to our minister, Neil.

Christian marriage 

Ministers of the Church of Scotland are authorised to perform marriages. The Church does not regard marriage as a sacrament and ministers are free to marry people who are not members of the Church of Scotland.

However, if neither the bride nor groom is a member of the Church, the first approach should be to minister of the parish in which one or other of them resides. In places where parish boundaries are not obvious, the local presbytery clerk should be able to advise. 

The Church of Scotland have a guide to marriage on their website which includes some frequently asked questions about getting married in the Kirk. You can access this guide HERE.

(Link is…

http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/2449/guide_marriage.pdf )

If you are interested in being married in Belhaven Parish Church please make contact with our minister, Neil.