The Big Celebration 2019

Date: 24th August 2019

Lendrick Muir
Rumbling Bridge, Kinross KY13 0QA

You are invited to SU Scotland's Big Celebration at Lendrick Muir! Join us to give thanks for the summer and seek God for ongoing ministry. Enjoy worship; Bible teaching from Rev Colin Sinclair; seminars; evening ceilidh; and all the fun of Lendrick Muir. The theme is Follow & Lead. Come for all, or part of the day!

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Join us for the Big Celebration 2019! This year's theme is Follow & Lead.

Please join us for as much or as little of the day as you can. Entry is free. 

If you would like to make a donation towards our costs (roughly £4000) we would be very grateful! 


Morning celebration • 11:00am-12:45pm
(Refreshments from 10:30am; gathering worship 10:45am; crèche and primary-age children’s programme available)

worship • celebrating what’s been happening this summer • Follow & Lead with Colin Sinclair • offering to support International Project in Belarus

Afternoon activities • 2:00pm-4:00pm

a choice of seminars (see website for details) • AGM • drop in for SU Group leaders • café • king swing • bungee trampoline • bookstall •  high ropes • go karts (£6) • games • guided tour of the centre • bouncy castle and scavenger hunt for younger children

Afternoon celebration • 4:00pm-5:30pm
(crèche and children’s programme available)

worship • latest news on Church Partnerships, Connect Groups and Shine • input from our creative events • celebrating the breadth of SU ministry • gap year farewells and commissioning • feedback from the Respond Rwanda summer team • prayer 

Ceilidh • 7:00pm-10:00pm
Grab your dancing shoes and join in the celebrations!

Food and Drink
Tea and coffee is available through the day. Please bring your own lunch for a picnic.

Evening meals are available from on-site food outlets (adult £6; child £3):

  • Pizza Parlour in Glendevon
  • Curry House in Cliesh
  • Burger Station in Atrium



Our seminars this year all come under the theme of Follow & Lead. Following the Lord Jesus means we are all called to give a lead somewhere. It may be setting an example, encouraging people to worship, initiating prayer, giving direction, stimulating global vision. Why not grow your role in leading others by attending one of these seminars?

SU Groups Drop In
Gordon Roy, Isla Davies
& Emily Milner-Smith
During the course of the afternoon, some of our staff, senior pupils and other volunteers will be available to share resources, talk through issues and offer ideas to both existing school group volunteers and those who would consider starting an SU Group or joining an SU Group team. We may have all the right information with us or may take your details to allow a local staff member to follow it up with you. Come and ask about One Big Story or NUA or some of the many other good things going on in our SU Groups.

Leading inclusively
Kirsty Lockhart
In all situations — SU Groups, SU Holidays, or Missions — we want to make the message of Jesus accessible to all our young people. This seminar will equip leaders to create an environment that allows children, with or without an additional support need, to develop in their faith. It will offer a variety of strategies and suggested resources to enable this.

Leading globally in SU
Becky Swamickan
Come along and hear Becky’s experiences and learning in serving the SU Global family as Global Ministry Specialist, and how encounters with people and different ministries around the globe have challenged her thinking about leadership.

Leading in worship
Jenny Hamill
Like worship leaders, churches come in all shapes and sizes… but whether you meet with 200 in a church hall or 20 in a living room, the challenges are often the same. How can we ensure that our worship together is both Spirit filled and Word centred?

Leading in prayer
Elizabeth McDowall
Paul urges Timothy (and us!) to pray for ‘all who have authority’ (1 Timothy 2:2) – in other words, all those who are in leadership. This session provides an opportunity to pray for those who lead in the context of SU ministry, both here in Scotland and further afield.

A leadership transformation
Arthur Jones
After a challenging educational experience — including receiving learning support, truanting from school, and an early departure (at the request of the Headteacher) — Arthur Jones left school at the end of his third year with no qualifications. Fast forward a number of years, and Arthur’s story might have been hard to predict; he was a successful Headteacher and Depute Headteacher for 22 years of a high performing secondary school of over one thousand pupils. Arthur says his Careers Adviser is God(!) and that SU has been an integral part of his remarkable journey. Come and hear the story of his transformation and the lessons learned along the way.