Free Church Youth Camps

Free Church Youth Camps

FCYC 2017  is just around the corner! Crammed with fun, friendship, fellowship and food, Free Church Youth camps are guaranteed to be totally epic this summer! Every year hundreds of young people spend a week at Free Church Youth Camps. This year we are offering nearly 400 camp places at 13 camps, from Kincraig in the north […]

Rev Alasdair Macleod

Report published from largest-ever Sunday School survey

The Free Church of Scotland’s Youth Committee has published a report from the denomination’s largest-ever Sunday School survey. • Read the full report downpage. Entitled ‘Pointing to Jesus’, the committee wants to help Sunday Schools and other youth groups point children to Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. The report is intended as a means […]

FGM activist: 'Girls in UK Sunday schools are being cut - the Church must take a stand'

FGM activist: ‘Girls in UK Sunday schools are being cut – the Church must take a stand’

• Executive director Dr Ann-Marie Wilson, talks about 28 Too Many’s research on FGM in Kenya and their work to end the practice in the 28 countries in Africa where it is practised and in the global diaspora. Church leaders should do more to oppose female genital mutilation (FGM), anti-FGM charity 28 Too Many will tell […]

Biff Barrow

Church juniors raise over £6000 for leukaemia

Junior Church members of Inverurie West Church were delighted to hand over a cheque for £6419.51 to Kirsty Potter, Scotland’s Fundraising Manager of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research UK, on Sunday. The young people from the West Church have been supporting this charity for the last two years as their fundraising project. During this time they […]

A guide to ethical living from Church of Scotland Youth

A guide to ethical living from Church of Scotland Youth

A guide helping people to live ethically has been put together by the church’s younger members, Church of Scotland Youth (CoSY). The National Youth Assembly in 2012 debated issues of tax evasion and avoidance. It became clear from the debate younger people in the church wanted to invest in living more ethically. A group was […]

Pope Francis

More than 900 young people to be honoured by Catholic Church in Caritas awards

More than 900 young people are being honoured by the Catholic Church in the presentation of the Caritas award at the Clyde Auditorium on Sunday June 2. The award was introduced last year in commemoration of the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland in September 2010.  It is expected that Pope Francis  will send […]

Michael McGrath

NHS hits out at Catholic schools for failing to teach sexual health issues

Scotland’s largest health board has hit out at Catholic schools for failing to educate children about sexual health issues. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde warn that young people are being put at risk because of church restrictions denying them access to sexual health services. But furious church bosses have demanded the NHS board apologise for […]

Churches buck the trend to reach 'missing generation' of young adults

Churches buck the trend to reach ‘missing generation’ of young adults

New research identifies five types of churches which are bucking the trend in reaching and discipling the ‘missing generation’ of people in their 20s and 30s. Beth Keith, a tutor at Church Army in Sheffield, conducted the qualitative research project on behalf of Church Army and Fresh Expressions. Her report, Authentic faith: fresh expressions of […]

Euan Patterson

Youth Moderator makes plea against domestic violence

Speaking to the General Assembly this afternoon, the Moderator of the National Youth Assembly, Euan Patterson, urged all male delegates to support the White Ribbon Campaign against domestic violence. The National Youth Assembly brings together a diverse group of young people and aims to give them a voice within the church. In August 2012, they […]

Young people have important role in developing the Church

Young people have important role in developing the Church

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has pledged its commitment to ensuring the voice of young people will be heard and assist in its development and growth. Convener of the Mission and Discipleship Council the Rev Colin Sinclair today, Tuesday May 21 presented a progress report on the involvement of young people in […]

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