2024 General Assembly

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2024 General Assembly

Partick FC(C)

The General Assembly will meet, God willing, on Monday 20th 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 Gavin Beers, at 6.00pm. Following the election of a new Moderator, a more informal time of fellowship will be held in the adjacent hall, this is known as the Moderator’s reception.

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 three young people will receive awards.

On Wednesday morning, following a time of prayer, the attention of the Assembly turns to matters of faith and morals and the Committee have, once again, produced a challenging Report. Noting that we live in times of great change it observes that the greater part of these changes are to our detriment. The Report rightly concludes that the moral deterioration of our society can be traced back to the spiritual change which has taken place all around us. The Missions night on Wednesday evening is always popular and this year will include reports from our own mission areas in France, Spain, Portugal and Sri Lanka. Our responsibility to the Jews is not overlooked and we expect 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 representatives from, amongst others, the Trinitarian Bible Society and the Scottish Reformation Society.

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 2024 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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(Rev. Murdo A. N. Macleod, Assistant Clerk of Assembly)