How was your 2015?

We recently asked SU staff for their highlights of 2015. Their responses are hugely encouraging evidence of God at work. Here are a few snippets. A highlight for me was the Easter Glenshee Study Holiday that I led in April....

"Our SU Group is like a big family"

I recently visited Thorntree Primary School in the east end of Glasgow where Susan Millar leads an SU group with the help of Kathleen Millar. I seized the opportunity to ask Susan how the group came about and what it’s...

A Summoning

Psalm 50 1 The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets.2 From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.3 Our God comes and will not be silent;a...

MSYP Missives: Gender Equality

At the most recent SYP sitting (October 2015), the Equalities Committee, of which I am the Depute Convenor, voted to write a Member’s Motion (draft policy) focusing on gender equality in the workplace. The Bible teaches that man and women are made with different skills and abilities which compliment each other and are vital in equal measure to fulfil the potential God intended.

Naughty... Or Nice?

Psalm 49 1 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world,2 both low and high, rich and poor alike:3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.4 I...

Festive Finery

At the annual SU Scotland staff conference this year, we enjoyed many things: fellowship, challenging Bible teaching, tasty food and... Christmas jumpers.

The Joy of a Pink Candle

Psalm 48 1 Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain. 2 Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth,like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the...

"Jesus is a life changer"

Bubblegum 'n' Fluff arrived in Helensburgh this year as a replacement for the Christmas event that had been running for the last few years. With youth worker, volunteers and schools all experiencing it for the first time, there was lots...

Eager Expectation

Psalm 47 1 Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.2 For the LORD Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.3 He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet.4 He...

There Is Hope

PSALM 46 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,3 though its waters roar and foam...

We need to talk... about sex

We're really looking forward to being part of the Catalyst day conference next week, We need to talk about sex! Wednesday 25 Nov, 9:15am - 4pm Newton Mearns Baptist Church Ian Henderson will lead us in the morning sessions, and...

Partying Armenian style

Praise God for six fantastic days celebrating with SU Armenia, in the company of wonderful friends from SU FSR Movements who were attending the annual conference. Together we laughed, ate, sang, fellowshipped, shared, prayed, celebrated, deepened warm friendships, made new...