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Mission and Discipleship newsletter
September 2019
Last chance to book
Celebrating and thanking God for all NYA has been
Date:      Saturday 19 October 2019
Venue:   St Matthew's Church & Royal George Hotel, Perth
Cost:       Free / £45 (dinner)
Booking closes: 19 September (dinner) / 3 October (service)

The Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly has had a great impact on delegates and the National Church alike.  As it draws to a close after 25 years to make way for new events, it is important to take time to thank God for all that NYA has been.

Join us in a service of thanksgiving and/or a celebration dinner and ceilidh.
 
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Events & Conferences
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Homegrown - Growing Faith at Home
Livestreamed conference
Date:  Tuesday 8 October 2019
Time:  9.30am - 2.30pm

Watch on your own or join a Watchparty in Edinburgh, Hamilton, Livingston or Glasgow for the livestream of the Methodist Church's conference: Growing Faith at Home.


There is a further livestreamed session for parents in the evening.

For more information about Watchparties contact mandd@churchofscotland.org.uk
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Pioneer Ministry - A New Chapter
Date:    Saturday 26 October 2019
Venue: Bridge of Allan Parish Church
Cost:     £15

Join us at this day conference when our pioneer ministers will reflect on their different ministries and share the highs and lows of their experiences so far.

Read more to find out more and book your place before 17 October.
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Dates:    24-26 January 2020 / 7-9 August 2020
Venues: Arbroath / Barcaple
Cost:       £40-£65

Open to all 18-30 year olds with a connection to the Church of Scotland, and taking the theme of "Follow Me", each event will have a mixture of fellowship, worship, workshops, and conversations all designed to help develop and deepen faith.

Read more for further information and to book your place on one of these weekends.

Booking for Arbroath closes 21/12/19.
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Community of Faith Conference
for Paid Workers 2020
Date:    18-19 February 2020
Venue: SU Gowanbank Centre, Darvel
Cost:     £40

With the theme of 'Gender Justice', this is a brilliant opportunity to connect, be resourced and inspired - designed specifically for those who are paid to work with and minister to children and young people in the church.

We are grateful to the Scottish Government for a grant to help with funding.

Read more for information and to book your place.
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Have your say
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Youth Attitudes Survey
We are initiating an annual youth attitudes survey to try to understand better what the needs and views are of young people in the Church of Scotland. 

Please encourage any 11-30 year olds in your church to complete the survey before 30th Sept

The first 250 people to complete the survey will receive a complimentary copy of the CoSY Guide to Ethical Living
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Resources
Conversations in Discipleship
This resource is designed to encourage congregations to share their stories and to reflect on living life in all its fullness, as Jesus promised.

Download the resource here or order a free copy below.
 
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"Go Create"
by Rob Rawson
Taking us through the church year, this book highlights opportunities to engage with our communities through artistic projects, with easy-to-follow instructions for all the suggested activities.

“This handbook is a veritable treasure trove of ideas” - Life & Work

Order your copy from St Andrew Press
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"Building the Body"
Learning activities for growing churches
Bursting with ideas and inspiration for all who long to see their church community flourish, this book contains 50+ step-by-step road-tested activities for congregations, groups and teams. The introduction explains how to successfully facilitate group activities.

Order your copy from St Andrew Press
 
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"Seeing Afresh"
by David McCarthy
‘This book is a pleasure to read, David writes creatively so that he almost paints the story of fresh expressions in Scotland. It is a celebration of all that God has done breathing new life in His church.’
Rachel Jordan-Wolf

Order your copy from St Andrew Press
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Weekly Worship
Weekly Worship provides resources based on the Revised Common Lectionary.  September's material focuses on Creation Time and the International Day of Peace, and October's material has been provided by writers in Priority Areas congregations.

Visit Weekly Worship on the Church of Scotland website
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CH4 online
Resourcing Worship has launched a new website that allows you to listen to and search the breadth of music available in Church Hymnary 4th edition (CH4). Designed to help those involved in creating and planning worship, you will find hidden gems and alternative arrangements to familiar songs that hope to inspire creativity and spark fresh curiosity about how we best use music in worship.

Explore the hymnary online here
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Life and Work
Subscribe to Life and Work and enjoy 60-pages packed every month with news, features and opinion on Christian life in Scotland and further afield. By subscribing you will support the vital and vibrant work of the Church of Scotland. 

Visit our website to view print magazine and digital edition offers.
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Visit the Scottish Storytelling Centre website for upcoming events.
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