Saturday, 16 August 2014

NYA 2014

The Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly is underway this weekend at Gartmore House. Over one hundred young people aged between 18 and 25 have converged on this secluded country house for a programme of worship, discernment,discussion,debate and fun, fun, fun.
The programme has been planned by the Assembly's youth reps over the year and, this year, takes the theme: "In my Father's House".
In a moving ceremony, last year's Moderator, Lynsey Kimmitt and Clerk, Esther Nisbet, handed over the baton to Rachel Hutchison, Moderator and John Haston, Clerk. With prayer, blessing and humour they were charged with their tasks for the year, which will include reporting to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and representing the Youth Assembly at events all over Scotland and beyond, from Guild meetings to Youth Forums. Two of the Youth Delegates also serve as Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament. It is, as always, encouraging to see the enthusiasm and passion of this part of the church.
Every year at NYA, we recognise those who have reached the age of 25 and send them on their way with encouragement and blessing. This year, there are 16 delegates who have reached that stage and are wondering, along with others, what next? It is our hope and prayer that they will feel enabled to network with others, to remain connected and to continue to resource and be resourced by the church. In My Father's House.

1 comment:

FionaB said...

What an inspirational setting! May it inspire those who have reached the ripe 'old' age of 25 to become an inspiration to their younger colleagues. Blessings.

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