Year of Young People stories from St Paul's Youth Forum, John Swinney MSP, Boys' Brigade, and more.
Youth project reduces youth crime by 93%
St Pauls Youth Forum have seen a reduction in youth crime by 93% since 2006 in the Blackhill and Provanmill area. View their video on Facebook.
Church sells ten-thousandth toastie
Liberton Northfield Parish Church invited pupils from Liberton High School for Toasties on a Tuesday. The Church served their 10,000th toastie! They make 200 food servings a week, to a school population of 600.
The Church are giving a safe, affordable alternative to a supermarket snack. They are reducing litter and shop lifting, and they are showing the young people of the parish that there's a positive, life-giving place in the church family for them.
National Youth Moderator speaks at annual Guild conference
The National Youth Assembly Moderator, Tamsin Dingwall shared her journey of faith at the annual Guild Conference.
Tamsin also inspired people with her stories of the National Youth Assembly and her hopes for the future. Guild members were encouraged to value young people, learn from them and be inspired by them.
7-year-old make commitment to Jesus
St Andrews Leckie had a Back To School With God service, using Scripture Union material. The Church invited people to respond if they wished to make a commitment to Jesus that day.
"We were blessed to have a young lad of 7 come forward, so I was delighted to be able to pray with him as he invited Jesus into his life."
The congregation had a whole church games night as an intergenerational fun time. They split everyone who came into teams of mixed ages and rotated round various game zones around the building.
John Swinney MSP discusses his time in the Boys Brigade
For the first time ever the annual Boys Brigade Conference was planned and led by young people. John Swinney MSP spoke of his involvement in the Brigade.
Dunfermline Presbytery invited young people aged 11 to 18 to go bowling. The group had a meal before with a mocktail and received a UV wristband and a framed photo of the party.
Lothian Presbytery had an excellent Recharge event exploring child and adolescent behavior from a mental health perspective.
St Ninians Dunfermline celebrated the Year of Young People in their morning worship. The service was planned and delivered by young people.
St. Leonard's in the Fields have made 11 CAL Octopuses, five of which have now been given to the CrossReach Perth Prison Visitors Centre.
Oxnam Church had a family picnic and walk to celebrate the Year of Young People.