National Youth Assembly

Identity: Who do you say I am?

If you are aged 17 to 25 years and have a connection with The Church of Scotland then you are warmly invited to come along to the 2013 National Youth Assembly.

  • What is it to be me?
  • What is it to be in The Church of Scotland?
  • What is it to be Scottish?*
  • Workshops
  • Small group discussions
  • Worship
  • Gala dinner
  • Late night sessions
  • And much more!

Dates: Friday 16 to Monday 19 August 2013

Venue: Westpark Conference Centre, Dundee

Cost:£105 (£65 if you are from an urban priority area church)

Bookings close on 30 June 2013

To book: Contact Lesley Cameron

Vocations Conference

Want to serve God?

Go along to the Vocations Conference to explore the possibilities.

There will be presentations by Ministries Council, Mission and Discipleship, CrossReach and World Mission Council, as well as keynote speeches on the call to serve today and being more involved in your local church.

Go along and chat with people who share your feelings of wanting to serve God. A draft programme can be found here.

Event details

Date: 28 and 29 June 2013
Register by: 7 June 2013

Location: West Park Conference Centre, Dundee
Cost: £20
Registration Form: Register

Care for the Family Event in Edinburgh

Getting your kids through church without them ending up hating God

Every year, thousands of young people leave the church and for many of us, this is a personal concern. However many of them don’t actually turn their back on God, but on something else.

This tour, presented by Care for the Family, is an opportunity for parents, church leaders and youth workers to join Rob Parsons, Saltmine Theatre Company and Abi Williams as we discover together what that “something” might be – and try to change it.

Topics include:

  • God has no grandchildren
  • The jelly mould syndrome
  • Giving our kids a vision
  • The big five that harm the faith of our children
  • Creating a sense of belonging
  • Preparing our kids for disappointment

Event details

  • Date: 6 June 2013
  • Time: 1900 to 2200
  • Location: Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh

Click here to go to the Church Of Scotland Events website.

Heart and Soul 2013

Heart And Soul

Heart And Soul 2013

Heart and Soul in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh is a celebration for the whole Church on Sunday May 19th, 2013

A group from Riverside will attend again this year, along with our friends from the West Kirk.

A bus will leave from outside Riverside at 12:00 and will depart Edinburgh at about 5:30. Seats are limited, so please contact the Church Office as soon as possible if you would like to book a seat.

For more information about Heart and Soul click on the logo or click here to go to the Heart And Soul 2013 website.

Social and Projects Committee News

At least twenty eight members and friends of Riverside Church are set to enjoy a night out at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 12th November, to see the stage production of “The Lion King”. Transport, by coach, from Dumbarton has been organized.

One of the biggest musicals around, all are assured of a stunning performance!