Big Free Rally - A Big Success

October 1, 2019

Over 200 young people from all over Scotland gathered together last Saturday for the annual Big Free Rally (BFR).

The event was held at Smithton Free Church, Inverness, and buses brought young people from Ullapool, Aultbea, Brora, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The main speaker for the day was Robin Gray, who gave talks on "Looking after God's creation" and "I am a new creation", explaining how Christians should respond to the current discussions on climate change, what it means to be a "new creation", and how we should live as a new creation in our day-to-day lives.

Big Free Rally

The talks were followed by times of discussion in groups, and the BFR 2019 musicians led everyone in some of the songs which had been enjoyed at the Camps in the summer.

The world premiere of the 2019 FCYC video was a highlight, cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd of campers and their friends. Ably hosted by the comedy duo, Callum-and-Kirsty, the BFR also featured a giant game of "Rock-Paper-Scissors" and the young people rose to the challenge of trying to find the unicorn in the room for "Bring Me A..."

Free Church Youth Camps Administrator Kirsten Macdonald said, "It was hugely encouraging to have so many young people gathered together, catching up with each other, singing together and discussing God's Word."

"We are hugely grateful to all of the adults who came along on the day and helped in numerous ways, and to Smithton Free Church for being so accommodating and welcoming."

"Most of all we are grateful to God for His faithfulness, and we pray that the Big Free Rally will have made an impact on the lives of everyone who attended."

Big Free Rally

[Photo Credit: Maddy Cumming]