We are a diverse and lively congregation, of many different ages and stages in life, different backgrounds and different nationalities, different denominations even. Yet, we enjoy bringing our many and varied gifts together, and sharing our stories as we meet together at MUC. Visitors and new faces are always welcome!
Every Sunday morning, we meet for worship at 11am (10.30am during July and August). The worship life of our church is best described as 'evolving traditional'; Drawing on the best of Christian worship from two millenia, while always measuring it against the needs and style of a modern congregation in South Edinburgh. Due to our vacancy situation, the services are currently led by Rev Alex Douglas. We generally use CH4 in our services, under the leadership of our Director of Music, Dr Alberto Massimo. On the last Sunday of each month we celebrate Communion in our Sunday service, and four times a year we also hold an afternoon communion service.
During the service, the children have an opportunity to explore 'Godly Play' in Church School, while babies and toddlers meet in the creche.
We enjoy sharing coffee and tea, and the occasional lunch, in our church hall (or in our garden) after the services.
During the week, many different groups use our building, so it's quite lively. Our Admin and Finance Officer, Dorothea Nelson, manages the church office, which is open Mondays to Thursdays, 9am to 3pm, and Fridays 9am to 12noon.
Our Prayer Group meets weekly on Fridays, 2pm, in the Church Vestibule.
We are an eco-congregation, trying to work towards protecting and sustaining God's creation. We also promote the Fairtrade movement, and regularly have a Fairtrade stall in our church hall after services. Each May, we also hold a Christian Aid booksale, together with our neighbours from Christ Church Morningside.
However, these are just little snippets of what's happening at MUC. Come and see for yourself - we look forward to meeting you!