"Part of my spiritual family"

It's cheesy post time... This past week has honestly been the best week of my life, I mean I've had some pretty good weeks but this one takes the cake! Let me talk about my team. Team 5 (Staying Alive)...

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...

MSYP Missives

Hello everyone, One of the things discussed at the most recent Sitting was the need for urgent change to the way Religious Education is taught in schools, particularly for those beginning their education (i.e. in primary school). I am sure...

Volunteer profile: Lindsey

I asked Lindsey Stirling, one of our volunteers, a few questions recently... How did you first get involved with SU Scotland? I first got involved when I was in P5 and someone at church told me about a weekend away...

Let down the nets

Jesus’ ministry is overflowing with stories about fishing. For many years Mary Gargrave, Deaconess at Carnwadric Church, dreamed of taking children fishing to teach them more about Jesus. A few months ago, God provided the opportunity she needed to move forward with her dream.

"I found that I was confident enough to chip in"

I had been to many SU Holidays as a camper and had always got a lot out of them, coming away feeling encouraged and inspired to find out more about who God was and what difference it would make to my life. I wanted to learn more about what being a leader involved so that I could try to encourage other children the way I had been.

@SU Magazine | July 2016

In our latest edition of @SU we look at how to have the best SUmmer ever! Try out our recipe for making the most of the summer months: ADD a little sparkle VOLUNTEER to share God’s love TAKE the family...

What will God do in lives this summer?

What will God do in lives this summer? We know that his work is sometimes quiet, hidden and long-term. We know that it is not always dramatic or star-studded. It does not always have the razzmatazz of worldly, media-dominated culture...

"I felt a bit like Philip and the Ethiopian"

I accidentally left my backpack for the bus with my luggage which got placed in the hold. At the same time I left my Bible lying, hence I boarded the bus with nothing but my Bible. I sat beside Rachel*...

MSYP Missives: March Sitting

Hello everyone, The reason this blog post is slightly later than I intended is because it has taken me a good few weeks to process the sheer enthusiasm and interest in politics seen at the latest Scottish Youth Parliament sitting....

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...

Why volunteering is so valuable

Every class has one annoying know-it-all student that everyone hates to a degree (if yours didn’t, think carefully because it was probably you). In my class, and at my Sunday school, it was me. I knew the Bible stories inside-out...