What inspires us?
Why is the Church doing this?
We care passionately about God’s world and are motivated by our faith to run this project.
Matthew 25:35-40 New International Version (NIV)
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Impact on our community
Granton Parish Church is a community of people united through our worship of Jesus.
A community that is rooted both locally and globally, we serve the people of Granton/Edinburgh in addition to having responsibilities as citizens of the world.
We recognise what we do here impacts others, most of all what we do impacts Jesus call to be faithful to God, which includes being good stewards of creation.
Our Aims and Values
How we do this is to help and support people on their journey of faith so they can:
- Know God intimately
- Follow God passionately
- Share God relevantly
Our Two New Ministries
When the Church explored what this means, it realised there is no part of our lives exempt from God. That includes how we relate to the world around us, how we spend our money, how we treat other people, how we use our things and how we pass on this world to the next generation.
This then led us to set up two ministries, one based around ‘Rescued Bread’ where bakery goods unsold at the end of the day are distributed to people rather than thrown out and the second where unwanted clothes are reused and distributed rather than discarded.