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Forging the Future Stories Booklet

It's been over a week since assembly.

The common feedback and vision was an encouragement to us all.

If you were there you would have received a booklet on how some churches have been working to get the gospel out to their comnmunities. See the links to the PDF and Kindle version.

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Baptist-Assembly-Stories-2014-Purves-ebook/dp/B00OY8D4G6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415614041&sr=1-1&keywords=assembly+stories

A morning with Andy Hawthorne

We are excited about having Andy Hawthorne coming to our Baptist Assembly this year.

Andy is an excellent evangelist and communicator, being involved in youth work for many years.

He’s the Founder and Chief Executive of The Message Trust which exists to share the Christian message with some of the hardest to reach young people in a variety of ways.

In 2011 he received an OBE for his services to youth.


Some of the older ones may remember him as one of the members of the World Wide Message Tribe rap group in the 80s and 90s - click the link to see you wearing clothes you regret owning!

At our Assembly this year we’re really keen to set aside time for youth leaders, youth workers and trainee/young leaders to be able to hear from Andy, ask questions and discuss together.

This is planned for Saturday morning and we want to invite you to come along!

Please click the link below for more info and to reserve your place.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-morning-with-andy-hawthorne-for-youth-le...

Time to get Messy!

A family event that breaks the formalities of  the Assembly programme is to be put on.

Messy Church, gets it's name because of the heavy use of your hands for lots of arts and crafts.

It's an all age event that allows parents and their kids to explore Christ-centred, all-age fresh expression of church, involving creativity, hospitality, celebration and fun.

Running in paralel to the Saturday morning session, this year's theme is Kingdom families.

The whole thing is completetely free and takes place in Motherwell Elim.

In order to come along you will need to get a ticket off event brite.

To do so and find our more, click on the link below.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/messy-church-baptist-assembly-in-scotland-...

Important Info for the Assembly

Assembly is less than a month away and here at the Union we are getting the final touches in place. The final deadline for signing up was last Friday, and we have a good number signed up for what's going to be a really important time together. Before we as a Union descend upon Motherwelll, you can do some reading in advance. Below are the links to the Handbook and accounts that you will get in printed form. Happy reading.

 

Assembly Handbook 2014

Baptist Union of Scotland Accounts 2014

To all MPs in regarding military engagement in the Middle East

See the link below for the full letter addressed to the Right Hon Douglas Alexander.

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