Youth

Hundreds expected at annual Big Free Rally event

September 18, 2015

Hundreds of young people from across Scotland are expected to attend the annual Big Free Rally in Inverness next weekend.

The event on Saturday 26 September is again being held in Smithton-Culloden Free Church, and starts at 11.15am (registration 10.45am). Entry is £3.

This year the rally will hear from Poolewe and Aultbea’s Rev Dan Paterson and South Uist and Benbecula’s Rev Lachie Macdonald.

The theme is ‘where do I fit in?’, and the talks will be from second year Edinburgh Theological Seminary student Innes MacSween.

Innes explained: “I'm going to be speaking on ‘where do I fit in?’, thinking about where we find a place in our churches, particularly after coming back from a week at camp.

“I hope to talk about what church is, and how all of our young folk fit in.

“After that buzz of being at camp, so many of our children and teenagers come home enthused, and yet lose it after a few weeks or months, so we're wanting to acknowledge that 'bubble', as well as give encouragement as to where we all fit in, in our home churches and in the worldwide church.

“I'm really looking forward to speaking on something I've experienced so much myself as a camper, and to see my own campers again.

“Hopefully we'll all be encouraged to find a place in our churches!”

Normally held in the autumn time, the Big Free Rally in Inverness brings hundreds of youngsters together to renew friendships following the summer camps programme.

For young people from ages nine and upwards this is a great opportunity to meet up with friends old and new, catch up on camp news, sing along with the band and hear the good news.

The rally has a guest speaker giving a relevant and topical Christian message, as well as the usual fun and games and worship.

This year there will be buses coming from Aberdeen, Ullapool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Please pray for safe travel for all, and also that the Lord will bless the talks and the witness of the speakers.