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Scripture Union

What is Scripture Union?

Scripture Union, or SU, is a worldwide volunteer organisation which aims to help young people find faith in Jesus Christ. SU Scotland is a Christian charity which works in partnership with local churches and schools, aiming to set up SU groups in every primary and secondary school in Scotland. SU Scotland has over 2,000 volunteers working both in school groups and holiday camps.

Scripture Union at Limekilns School

A Scripture Union group started in Limekilns Primary School in April 2007, and meets every Wednesday lunchtime from 1:00 till 1:35 during term time for children in Primary 5 to 7. (You don't need to be a member of a church, all are welcome at SU activities). Children who wish to attend the SU group are given information about the group and a permission slip, to be read and signed by a parent/carer and returned to the school. The SU group is led by a small team, Karen and two other volunteers/helpers. We have an enthusiastic group of children who help to make the sessions a fun and enjoyable half hour of exploring the Bible and learning about God and Jesus. Thanks goes to the Headteacher and her staff for their continual welcome and support. Our group is also supported by the SU Scotland Regional Worker for Perth, Kinross, and Fife.

We have used various SU resources, initially using JAFFA (Jesus A Friend For All), also the E100 Big Bible Challenge, and are currently using resources provided by the SU website, including Schools Live which helps us to plan the fun weekly lessons, including reading the Bible, memory verses, prayer, games & challenges, arts & crafts, drama, music, quizzes, discussions, etc.

Scripture Union traces its origins back to 1868, when Josiah Spiers gathered children together on the beach at Llandudno, Wales to tell them stories of Jesus. Josiah began that mission by helping the children to trace out and decorate Bible verses in the sand! SU Scotland formally came into existence in 1902. Again, holiday beach missions formed the core of the work, but that soon developed into camp programmes and later school groups. Today, the commitment is still to encourage youth of all ages to read and engage with the Bible.

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Information about SU Scotland is available at SU Scotland and for information about activity camps or holidays for children aged 10 to 18 (P5 to S6) go to SU Holidays. If you would like an SU holiday brochure, more information about the local SU group, or would like to volunteer/help then please contact the Church office. Please also see our SU group updates from time to time in the Village Link magazine.

The history of Scripture Union

SU is part of a world - wide movement that traces its origins back to 1868. Then, a gentleman called Josiah Spiers, gathered children together on the beach at Llandudno, Wales, to tell them stories about Jesus. Josiah Spiers began that Mission by helping children to trace out and decorate Bible verses in the sand. Still today, the commitment is to encourage people of all ages to read and engage with the Bible which is described as being both authoritative and trustworthy.

SU in Scotland formally came into existence in 1902. Holiday Beach Missions formed the core of the work at the start but that soon developed into a camps programme and later work in schools.