Cause to be thankful

We often talk about the impact made by our prayer supporters and volunteers. We recently saw real fruits of this support at Scoughall & Kingscross. Back in May there was a massive amount of development and maintenance work needing done...

Caring for those who struggle

Dave Mockett is a youth and schools’ worker with the COOL Trust in Plockton. He shares with us something of his pastoral care for young people. Increasingly my youth work involves coffee. We have the usual programmes of drop-ins, prayer...

Prayer Is....

Prayer is... Sit still, clasp your hands, Shut your eyes tight Mind goes blank Distractions flow Concentrate with all your might! What should I say? Where should I start? Take deep breaths Focus the mind Still my beating heart Prayer...

Praying for your local school

We were really excited to see the Pray for Schools Scotland initiative recognised in the Scottish Catholic Observer recently. You can read the story here. Young people spend the majority of their waking hours in school - far more than...

Stories from life: how does God speak today?

I am not long back from Italy, and boy, can Italians talk! Sitting by the pool surrounded by different nationalities lying quietly sunbathing or reading, one Italian family stood out. There was a constant stream of chatter between them all...

God's call to serve in schools

For months now I have been feeling like God was calling me into some sort of leadership; I just wasn’t sure exactly what. As well as sensing this calling myself, other people had leadership vision for me. When I was...

Schools prayer group focus

Fiona Wright from East Dunbartonshire tells us about her schools prayer group, made up of folks from different churches.

Speak Lord, for your servant is listening

The first Pray Together! was held in Aberdeen in November. Anna attended the event and, along with others, explored the Bible story of Samuel. Here she shares its impact on her family.

Back to school with God in Helensburgh

We recently hosted a joint Back to School with God service on a Sunday afternoon in Helensburgh, headed up by myself as the Contraflow Youth Trust worker. We realised that some churches had been trying to use the material, but...

God isn't just confined to church

God isn't just confined to church, he's interested in your daily life - that's the message of Back to School with God Sunday.

Heart of the Matter

Our Prayer Coordinator, Elizabeth, was recently interviewed on BDFM radio programme Heart of the Matter. She shares about her own experiences growing up as well as how she got involved with SU and what her role now entails.

Cause to celebrate

Autumn is upon us, but we look back to a wonderful summer of celebration. Memories remain of glorious Glasgow sunshine and a successful Commonwealth Games. Many of us also have fantastic memories of church missions and holiday clubs. An initial 250 copies of SU Scotland's holiday club resource 'Fit for a King' quickly sold out, with over 400 copies finally being bought.