Heart and Soul 2014
Heart and Soul 2014 takes place on May 18, 2014 and takes as its theme, "Hands Across The World" which aims to celebrate the life of the church through the lens of its international heritage, relationships and partners.
The 2014 event comprises three distinct areas: a varied event and performance programme, a rich seam of congregations showcasing their life, work and witness, and lastly a lively avenue of exhibitors with information and resources focussed on helping congregations in their local and international situations.
There's a special focus on activities for children and young people and a team from the popular "Spill the Beans" resource material for Sunday School and Junior Churches will be on hand to provide their own Scottish brand of exciting interaction with children. A dedicated marquee for young people will provide a great range of things to do, or just 'a place to be'.
In recognition of the 1450th anniversary of Columba landing on Iona, Heart and Soul 2013 was inspired by Celtic Christianity.
A highlight of the event in recent years has been the massed closing worship service with over 2,000 folks joining together in the early evening sun to worship and praise God in the open air, in the centre of the capital. The Wild Goose Resource Group will feature their unique music-making during the massed worship and the moderator designate will close the service with some reflections on the international theme.
For further information, please visit the Heart and Soul website.