Regional Worker, Dumfries & Galloway
Hello, I am glad you want to find out more about what’s happening in Dumfries and Galloway. It’s exciting to be working in such a diverse and beautiful part of the country.
Below is a snap shot of what is going on. If you want to get a fuller picture, please register for my termly newsletter, which you can do on this page. Also there are so many opportunities to further the Good News, we always need more volunteers! If time is too limited to volunteer, you can support the region financially on this page too. The more people involved in volunteering and giving - the more we can do!
This work doesn’t happen without prayer being at the heart. To this end we have a few different ways you can pray for the ministry:
If you are involved in a prayer group (or would like to be) for a specific school, then you could visit our Pray for Schools and find out more details about how to register alongside those across Scotland who are praying for specific schools.
We run a number of prayer events through the year which are open for anyone to attend. If you would like to be informed about when these are or would like to set one up in your area then please contact the office and we can give you more information.
If you are interested in signing up for my quarterly prayer letter which focuses on Dumfries and Galloway, then please email Owain.firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the mailing list.
Dumfries and Galloway is a big area, and while I might want to, I can’t be everywhere at once. However, there are churches all across the region and I would love to support them as they seek to reach the children and young people in their communities. Please do get in touch if you would like support in equipping youth leaders, running a holiday club or mission, organising a curricular event for your local school (such as ‘Easter Code’) or if you would like your youth group invited to our events.
Additionally, for creative, practical, and realistic ways in which your congregation can support their local school, please visit our Serve Your Local School website.
SU Groups are an extra-curricular activity clubs which generally form part of a school’s informal curriculum. They can run either during a lunch time or after school, and are an inclusive opportunity for children and young people to explore the Bible in a safe environment.
There are groups running across Dumfries and Galloway and we are hugely thankful to the volunteers who serve in these. Every group is different depending on the young people and the skills of the leaders, and there are always opportunities for starting groups in schools!
If you would like to know more about groups in your area or if you are interested in being involved, then please do get in touch.
holidays and weekends
Our ministry doesn’t stop in the school holidays. That’s when SU Holidays start up. These are residential camps that take place all over Scotland and we would love more people from Dumfries and Galloway to attend. The camps are a great opportunity to develop relationships, provide Bible teaching and have fun! Find out more on the SU Holidays website, or get in touch to request holiday brochures and a DVD to promote the holidays at your church. If you'd be interested in volunteering at a residential event then I'd love to hear from you!
We also run a Primary Weekend in the Autumn for young people from Dumfries and Galloway.
Thank you for taking the time to read through some of the things happening in Dumfries and Galloway. If you are interested in being involved with Scripture Union or would like support in your current activities we are more than happy to help so please do get in contact.