Jottings from the Assembly

Steven Henderson keeps you updated with his experiences from the General Assembly 2016.

 
Epiblog: some thoughts on my experience
When asked were I was going on my annual leave, some people were surprised that I would take a holiday to attend a church meeting. Some had never heard of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. ... (Read more)

Posted: Sat, 28 May 2016 21:48:27 GMT by Steven Henderson | 0 Comments


Day 7 (afternoon): Friday 27th May
And so the General Assembly drew to a close. We stood in remembrance of those Ministers and Deacons who were called to higher service this past year, before hearing of the work of the Lord High Commissioner ... (Read more)

Posted: Sat, 28 May 2016 21:35:56 GMT by Steven Henderson | 0 Comments


Day 7 (morning): Friday 27th May
This morning was the morning of short reports from the specialised committees of the Kirk. Committees such as the housing and loan fund, the Central Services Committee and the General Trustees spoke ... (Read more)

Posted: Fri, 27 May 2016 14:30:59 GMT by Steven Henderson | 0 Comments


Day 6: Thursday 26th May
Today was Military Chaplains Day. The Assembly wholeheartedly supported the work of the military chaplains as they carry out their role of supporting our armed forces wherever they serve across the ... (Read more)

Posted: Thu, 26 May 2016 23:29:07 GMT by Steven Henderson | 0 Comments


Day 5: Wednesday 25th May
Today was a historical day for the Church of Scotland and the General Assembly. Today would see the first ever participation of an Archbishop of Canterbury in a debate in the General Assembly. The ... (Read more)

Posted: Wed, 25 May 2016 21:23:22 GMT by Steven Henderson | 0 Comments


Day 4: Tuesday 24th May 2016
It's Tuesday, so it must be Church and Society Council Day (the Council formerly known as Church and Nation). Before that, we joined together in worship. The reading came from Ruth, and as is now ... (Read more)

Posted: Tue, 24 May 2016 22:57:16 GMT by Steven Henderson | 0 Comments


Day 3: Monday 23rd May
Monday began with an Act of Communion. And it was a bit of a challenge to the Moderator; not only did the organ slightly break down after the first hymn, but unfortunately 2 people fainted! They ... (Read more)

Posted: Mon, 23 May 2016 21:12:49 GMT by Steven Henderson | 0 Comments


Day 2: Sunday 22nd May
Heart and Soul is a big showcase event for the Church of Scotland. Now in it's sixth year, its a great opportunity for the Church and the wider Christian community to share what it actually does. ... (Read more)

Posted: Mon, 23 May 2016 20:53:45 GMT by Steven Henderson | 0 Comments


Day 1: Saturday 21st May
And so it begins.......... Day 1 of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland began with the election of the Moderator. Whilst this post has a designated person, it remains still the General ... (Read more)

Posted: Mon, 23 May 2016 20:45:22 GMT by Steven Henderson | 0 Comments


Why this blog?
This year, Bishopton Parish must send an Elder as Commissioner to the General Assembly. I felt that I could give something to that august body and represent my congregation as the work of the church ... (Read more)

Posted: Thu, 19 May 2016 23:35:09 GMT by Steven Henderson | 0 Comments


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