europe: May 14, 2012

Regeneration at the Gathering of the Scottish CE

The Juniors started the day (28th April, 2012) with juice and cake and later games, craft and a Treasure Hunt in the nearby park. The adults met meanwhile for the Annual General Meeting.

The ‘Gathering’ at 2:30 pm was when young and old, and those in between, gathered to worship together. Six bronze badges and certificates and one silver for the Scottish Award Scheme were presented to Juniors. Two girls gained over 95% in the Bible exam on Peter and were awarded special certificates. The Robert Hunter Memorial plaque was won by Heather McLellan for gaining the highest mark in the Peter exam. During the programme Rev Jim Miller laid down the presidential chain which will now be worn by the new Scottish President of CE, Mrs Irene May.

“Regeneration” was the theme of the day and Ian Paget spoke about the changes the young king Josiah made as he reformed worship, revived prayer, restored the word and renewed the covenant. Bible episodes illustrating these elements were mimed by the Juniors and, just like the game of charades, the congregation had to guess which story it was! The Juniors made pictorial notes of this teaching as it went along and the adults undoubtedly benefited from the illustrations too.

The Gathering was closed with the Mizpah benediction: “May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.” It is good to know CE is moving on!

May 14, 2012, 16:23 h by Morag Webster.