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Belhaven Bookies: Reading with a spiritual or moral dimension

 

 

A great way to get to know people better


 
Not as the name vaguely suggest a turf accountancy being run surreptitiously under the auspices of Belhaven Parish Church, but rather a book group designed to allow all who are interested to discuss a chosen book over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.  We meet in Saddlers cafe roughly every two months or so from 8 to 9.30pm.  Saddlers do a great line in tea/coffee and, not least, cakes; no diets that evening.  All are very welcome to come.
 
Our focus in the group is books which have something of a spiritual or moral dimension which permit discussion of issues of relevance to our lives and our thinking.  We plan to maintain this approach.  Our most recent meeting was on 13 March and we had a lively exchange on To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.  The book was chosen before the much publicised announcement of a further book by Harper Lee - a sequel to To Kill a Mocking Bird - called Go Set a Watchman.  Our next meeting is likely to be on 8 or 13 May - the exact date will be publicised nearer the time - in the notices for the Sunday service in advance. 
 
Previously we have considered a range of books including:-  The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman; The Cone-Gatherers by Robin Jenkins; Philomena by Martin Sixsmith; East of Eden by John Steinbeck; Leaving Alexandria by Richard Holloway; and Book of Books by Melvin Bragg.  The group itself decides the next book to be discussed.
 
Please make contact with me if you are interested to come to these gatherings - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Everyone is very welcome - whether or not you have read the book.  You can still join the discussion.   



Remember - A great way to get to know people better

James Wildgoose

 

 

Presents of gloves, scarves and socks for the “Giving Tree” (which will be at the front for the church), for Bethany Christian Trust for the homeless can be donated for distribution on 17th December. These gifts are hugely appreciated as winter begins to bite.

 

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YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN DUNBAR CHORAL

FOR THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

“THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR”

ON WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10TH 7.30PM

 

 

EASTER SERVICES AT BELHAVEN AND SPOTT:

 

HOLY WEEK LUNCHTIME SERVICE WITH LUNCH

12-30 P.M.

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GOOD FRIDAY EVENING SERVICE AT SPOTT KIRK

7-30 P.M.

EASTER SUNDAY MORNING BEACH SERVICE AT BELHAVEN BRIDGE

WITH BREAKFAST TO FOLLOW IN THE CHURCH HALL

8-00 a.m.

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EASTER SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

SPOTT 10-00a.m.

BELHAVEN 11-30 a.m.

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SUNDAY EVENING AT 7-30 P.M.

Holy Communion