Welcome to Dunbar Parish Church, a community whose aim is to:
Our services are at 11 am every Sunday morning.
If you are new to church or have not been for some time, you may find it helpful to read the notes on our 'new to church' page.
How to find us
Our church hall is at 32A High Street Dunbar.
Our minister and his family
The Reverend Gordon Stevenson lives with his wife and two boys in Dunbar, as their two daughters are now away at University. Gordon was called to Dunbar in 2010. Over the last eight years, our church has seen God at work in many different ways; lives transformed, people called into full time ministry etc. We believe that we are a family learning and serving Jesus together so that we might discover God's vision for the church and share it with everyone.
Sunday Morning Service
Our services are held every Sunday at 11 am and typically runs until 12:15 pm. It is the main gathering of our Church, where we come together to worship and learn more about our God through singing hymns and praise songs, prayer and biblical teaching. All are welcome to come and share in fellowship with us as we grow together in our faith in Jesus Christ.
Prayer is at the heart of our church life. Click on the image to find out more.
Did you know that you do not need to be religious? You can try praying any time, any where about any thing. Order a free booklet or download the app at trypraying.co.uk Edinburgh.
Church prayer meetings
We meet for breakfast from 9.30 am and a time of prayer from 10 am every Sunday morning in Church. You will receive a warm welcome at both or come for prayer at 10 am.
Our church prayer meeting will be on Wednesday 11th December in the Eden Room at church at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome.
We have two home groups that meet every second Wednesday. Please contact the administrator for specific details.
Wake up to Christmas
At our church we prepare for Christmas by celebrating Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day.
The titles of our 11 am morning services are:
8 December - Grow up
15 December - Feed up (Communion Service)
22 December - Wake up - Come and join us for our Nativity Service.
25 December - Praise Him - A short service starting at 10.30 for all the family.
29 December - Learning and progressing
Our 6 pm evening worship on 22 December will be Carols by Candlelight.
The Watchnight Service will be on 24 December at 11.15 pm.
Church groups meeting in December
3 December Guild Christmas Afternoon Tea in the church hall from 2 pm
4 December Home groups from 7.30 pm
6 December Coffee Plus from 10.30 until noon in church - Coffee, blethers and Christmas puzzles
6 December Bible Book Club meets at 7.30 pm in Catherine's house.
10 December Tea and carols from 2.30 pm in the church halls
11 December Little Fishes Christmas Party from 9.30 am in the church halls
11 December Church prayer meeting from 7.30 pm in the Eden Room
13 December Coffee Plus from 10.30 until noon in the church halls - Making mincemeat pies
18 December Home groups from 7.30 pm
20 December Coffee Plus from 10.30 until noon in the church - Come, enjoy eating cake and singing carols
27 December Coffee Plus from 10.30 until noon in the church - An opportunity to look forward to 2020
You may like to follow Malcolm Duncan's daily reflections throughout Advent. Follow this link.
Are you interested in reading the Bible but not sure where to start?
Why not look at The Bible in One Year, a free Bible reading app with commentary by Nicky and Pippa Gumbel. Nicky Gumbel is the Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton in London. You can read or listen to the text. You do not need to do it every day but it is an excellent way to get started. of Alpha.
Planning your next holiday?
Why not consider going to the Spring Harvest in Harrogate? It is from 14th to 18th April 2020 and is held in the Harrogate Conference Centre. You find your own accommodation. The cost for an adult is £105 before 29 November 2019. To find out more, go to www.springharvest.org
Our church verse for 2019
Each year we choose a verse that we trust will be of encouragement to you. Our verse for 2019 comes from the Book of Lamentations chapter 3 verses 22 and 23.
'The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness'.
100 years old
1st Dunbar Guides will be 100 years old in 2023. With a view to a celebration, we are looking for photographs of Guides, camps, events, leaders or contacts of people who were involved over the years. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girlguiding Dunbar are looking for adult volunteers (16+) to help with Guide or Brownie units.
Get in touch via the website www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/
If you have any other questions please contact email@example.com.
Our December magazine is now available on the web site. Follow this link.