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General Assembly 2014

Heart and Soul 2012. Picture by Jackie Macadam
Heart and Soul 2012. Picture by Jackie Macadam

General assembly 2014

Fringe Timetable

(All information as we have it at time of writing. Please email us with any changes or additional events.)

Saturday May 17
12.30–2pm, Quaker Meeting House
Council of Assembly
Sunday May 18
1–6pm, Princes Street Gardens
Heart and Soul 2014
Come and join the Church’s celebration in the Gardens – congregations, Presbyteries, Councils and charities sharing in an afternoon of music, fun, information and worship.  Lots to do for all the family.  Refreshments at various points on the site.
Monday 19 May
1–2pm, General Assembly Hall
Communications team - Help! The Media is after me
12.30–2pm, St Columba’s by the Castle
Investors Trust
A chance to meet the investment managers and the Trustees of the Investors Trust informally.  
12.30–2pm, Quaker Meeting House Hall
Church and Society – Imagining Scotland’s Future
12.30–2pm, Quaker Meeting House Meeting Room
Mission and Discipleship - Investigating the Invisible Church.
In recent years thousands of Christians have ceased involvement with a local congregation.  Have you ever wondered why - or what happens to these people?   Come and learn about the changing nature of the Christian community and what it means for the parish church - based on extensive research carried out by the Mission and Discipleship Council.
12.30–2pm, Riddle’s Court
Go For It Fund
 “Visit Dr Go For It in our pop-up surgery and get better at raising funds for your work!”
7-9pm, St Columba’s by the Castle
Mission and Discipleship -  Fresh Expressions with Rev Canon Phil Potter
In October 2013 the Church of Scotland entered into a formal partnership with Fresh Expressions. But what is Fresh Expressions and what does this mean for us in Scotland? Phil Potter, the newly appointed Fresh Expressions Team Leader will talk about this and more.
Tuesday 20 May
12.30–2pm, St Columba’s by the Castle
World Mission – Europe
12.30–2pm, Senate Room, New College
Housing and Loan Fund
12.30–2pm, City Chambers
Scottish Churches’ Housing Action
5.30pm, Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk
The Church Service Society
Annual meeting, address by retiring president, Dr Iain B Galbraith, and dinner. Members and non-members welcome, bookings for dinner to the Secretary, Douglas Galbraith (email).
Wednesday 21 May
12.30–2pm, St Columba’s by the Castle
CARTA and the General Trustees
Join The Committee on Church Art and Architecture and the General Trustees to hear about the support available for congregations exploring alterations to their building.
12.30–2pm, Riddle’s Court
World Mission – HIV Programme
12.30–2pm, New College Foyer
5.30pm. Café MUSA, the Mound
The ‘Irish Gathering’.
Anyone interested in attending should contact the Treasurer, the Rev Richard Baxter, 2 Fernhill Gardens, Windygates, Leven KY8 5DZ, 01333 352329 by Monday May 19.
Thursday 22 May
12.30 – 2pm, St Columba’s by the Castle
Mission and Discipleship - Learning in Congregations: Eldership
The Council seeks to connect, resource and inspire congregations in the area of learning and discipleship. Following on from the Eldership Consultation with Kirk Sessions in 2013 the Council will launch new resources and services for elders. Please join us for an introduction to the new resources, events and online material that will be available.
12.30 – 2 pm, Quaker Meeting House Meeting Room
A Place for Hope