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Enews: November 2016
The perfect gift this Christmas
Six issues of Life and Work ONLY £12

Why not gift the award winning magazine of the Church of Scotland this Christmas and have it sent to a family member, friend or someone in your congregation?

To order, visit the Life and Work website, call 0131 225 5722 or download the order form.
Listening to God

During 2016 a series of retreats on the theme of Listening to God offer an opportunity to refocus and deepen your devotional life.

19 November - Orkney
3 December - Inverness

For more information, or to book, visit Resourcing Mission.
GA 2017 Presbytery Youth Reps

Nominations are being invited for those aged 18-25 to become Presbytery Youth Reps to the General Assembly in May 2017. Nomination forms need to be completed and sent to Presbytery Clerks by 1 February 2017.  Each presbytery can have one youth rep – make sure yours has one!
NYA 2017 Planning Weekend
3-5 February 2017

After a brilliant NYA 2016 plans are now already underway for 2017! If you’d like to be involved in the planning please book now for our planning weekend 3-5 February 2017 at the Windmill Christian Centre in Arbroath.

Put the dates for NYA 2017 in your diary now 21-24 July 2017.
Community of Faith Paid Worker's Conference
8-10 March 2017

A conference for those who are paid to work with and minister to children and young people in the church.  The theme will be faith formation, with time set aside to share good practice in small learning communities.  In particular we will think about worship, the bible, intergenerational ministry and leadership, exploring some of the latest research and thinking in these areas.
For more information and to book go to Resourcing Mission.
Community of Faith Conference
26 August 2017

Some advance notice of the date and location for our Community of Faith Conference that will see the launch of our next Learn publication, which focusses on ministry with children and young people.  This conference will only run once so please get the date in your diary now!.
Learn Online

Congregational Learning has been working on improving Learn Online.
We are developing Learn Online with in-depth resources around each Learn publication. We will also be sharing the learning from our insightful and empowering conferences. We would love to hear from you. Let us know what you want to see on Learn Online.
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Visit the Scottish Storytelling Centre website for upcoming events.
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