CLAN Gathering

We had a fantastic time at CLAN Gathering a couple of weeks back - we even managed to get our deckchairs outside for a while one day! Check out a few photos from our week...

Building relationships & community with young people

Relationships are crucial to our faith development. It isn’t a private thing, it grows, is challenged and nurtured by being with other people. I just completed an MA in childhood and youth studies and was privileged to do a little bit of research as part of that with young people in a Church of Scotland congregation. These young people spoke of the relationships with older people in their congregation which were life giving, however they also craved community with peers who were Christians. How we relate with young people and the communities we build with them matter. If it takes a village to raise a child it also takes a whole church to nurture young people in the faith.

Return to Hungary

This year another team will be heading out from Holyrood Evangelical Church to join SU Hungary in their summer camps. We will be travelling out together but going to two different camps, which run from 13- 17 July. We are all eagerly looking forward to returning and spending time with the children (aged 6-14). It's a wonderful opportunity to teach the Bible, give English lessons and share God’s love. Once again we thank you for your encouragement and support and invite you to remember us in prayer during this time.

With the Gideons at Arran High School

I’ve enjoyed a couple of visits over to Arran this term. Once to visit and take part in Messy Church at Whiting Bay Church, where I met Evelyn who goes into Arran High School with the Gideons. We got talking...

A patch on the CLAN quilt

This year we will be part of CLAN Gathering at Kelburn Estate, Largs. People often talk about ‘going to CLAN’ but when we are at a CLAN event together, we actually are CLAN: Christians Linking with other Christians from Across the Nation.

Pure Ragin’

Psalm 39 1 I said, ‘I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin;I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked.’2 So I remained utterly silent, not even saying anything good.But...

In a Hole

1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.

Reflections on Psalm 67

A couple of Saturdays ago, our International Committee had a day away to think and dream about the future --- how can all of us involved in SU Scotland be even more aware of God’s world? How can we best promote the needs of other SU movements across the globe? What is God calling us to in the coming 3-5 years?

Commit, Trust, Be Still & Wait

1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;

Soul Survivor Scotland 2015

We can’t wait for Soul Survivor this summer at the amazing Scripture Union Scotland venue, Lendrick Muir. If you’ve not come across Soul Survivor before, we’re passionate about putting on events for young people that are all about going deeper in our relationship with Jesus.

Why do you lead your SU Group?

I recently asked the SU Group leaders why they lead their group, and to share some of the blessings and challenges that they face. I hope that these will be an encouragement to you and will also fuel your prayers.

Weep, Mourn and Wail

1 I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes.