The General Assembly will meet, God willing, on Monday 22nd May at Partick Free Church (Continuing), 2-4 Thornwood Terrace, Glasgow G11 7QZ. The Assembly will commence with public worship conducted by the retiring Moderator, Rev. Greg MacDonald at 6.00pm. Following the election of a new Moderator the Moderator’s reception will be held in the adjacent hall.
The Moderator’s address on Tuesday morning is always an important moment in the Assembly and often sets the tone for what is to follow. The Assembly arranges its own timetable but certain items of business have well established slots in the proceedings. The Welfare of Youth & Education Committee will present their Report on Tuesday evening and this always includes the presentation for Sabbath School prize-winners. On this occasion an additional award will be presented for completing 100 Explorer puzzles.
On Wednesday morning the attention of the Assembly turns to matters of faith and morals and the Committee have once again produced a challenging Report, focusing on topics such as the doctrine of man and particularly on man as male and female. The Committee have also produced a detailed response to the controversial Saint Margaret Declaration between the Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland. The Missions night on Wednesday evening is always popular and this year will include reports from our own mission areas in France, Spain and Sri Lanka, and also an address by a representative of the International Mission to Jewish People.
One pleasing feature of the Assembly is the opportunity to meet with visiting delegates from sister churches in other parts of the United Kingdom and North America and Australia. We also anticipate visits from and representatives from, amongst others, the Trinitarian Bible Society, the Scottish Reformation Society and Affinity.
It is always an encouragement to Commissioners to have the presence and fellowship of members of the public and we would hope that a goodly number of them will also be able to make their way to Partick.
The complete set of Reports to the 2023 General Assembly is available here.
For those unable to attend it is expected that the proceedings will be broadcast. The details are as follows:
It is available on SermonAudio, YouTube, and Facebook at
Partick’s SermonAudio site is https://www.sermonaudio.com/solo/partickfcc/webcast/
Partick’s YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/@PartickFree/streams
Partick’s Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/partickfreecc
The Free Church Continuing Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fccscot/
It is also available on Zoom, although this is intended primarily for those who can only access proceedings by Phone
Partick FC(C) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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