Regional Worker for Lanarkshire
Hello! Welcome to SU Scotland’s Lanarkshire page. As someone who has always lived in Lanarkshire, I’m delighted to be working for SU Scotland in this area, supporting fantastic volunteers and helping churches engage their communities. This page will give you an idea of what is happening in our region, but please feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more.
My job involves supporting schools by leading Religious Observance assemblies, as well as working with individual classes for Religious and Moral Education, which is a key part of the Curriculum for Excellence.
We want lessons to be exciting and involving and I enjoy presenting the brilliant Bible Alive programme which takes P6 and P7 pupils through the storyline of the Bible using storytelling, drama, music, quizzes and sign language in interactive, engaging instalments. Pupils and staff are very enthusiastic about having Bible Alive in school; it covers a lot of RME in a fun and stimulating way and provides a helpful resource for busy teachers.
With many opportunities for SU Groups in schools, I support and equip volunteers to work with children and young people for fun and fellowship and help them discover more about following Jesus. We get more requests for groups than we can take up, and so are always looking for people who have the time and the desire to explore the Bible with children. Do get in touch if this is something you could do.
Holidays and weekends
Lanarkshire Primary and Secondary weekends are highlights every year! These residential events take place at Lendrick Muir and are fantastic weekends with loads of fun activities and great opportunities to ask questions and learn more about God and what it means to follow Jesus.
The weekend for young people in S1-6 takes place in November and the event for P5-7s is in February. Go to the SU Holidays website for more information.
Out with school, I also like to assist local churches in their work with children and young people; to provide training, and to run clubs during the summer holidays where children can come for friendship, games, general messiness and to find out more about the amazing God who loves them.
I am always happy to visit churches to explain a little more about the work I do in schools, and help them engage with their local communities.
In all our work at SU Scotland, we are dependent on God and thankful for the many people who support us in prayer.
We would love to see every school in Lanarkshire being prayed for, and you can register on our Pray for Schools page if you would like to join the network of people across Scotland who are praying for their local schools.
There are also annual prayer events for families and youth in several locations. You can find details of these on our events page, or contact me for more information.
Thanks for your interest in helping children and young people of Lanarkshire explore the Bible and respond to the significance of Jesus. If I can be of help in supporting your school or church, or if you could partner with me by praying, volunteering or giving, please do get in touch. I’m always happy to have a chat!