In the Bible we read about people facing all kinds of challenges, sometimes in dark and lonely places. But just when it seemed most dark, God’s light dawned.
Nothing can stop Glen! Glen is usually a residential event held in person. During the 2020 pandemic, we met entirely online and did many of the things that make the Provincial Youth Week so special. We learnt that no matter what, we can still see each other’s faces, talk, laugh, explore our faith, have fun and worship together.
Glen 21 will take place in two ways: both online and in person. Although we will not be gathering at Glenalmond College, we look forward to meeting up in person at locations around Scotland (as restrictions allow).
This year we are offering even more to do—stuff that happens on Zoom (like House Group and the Murder Mystery) and things you can do in your own time. If restrictions allow, we will invite you to meet face to face in regional groups for some outdoor activities during the week.
We’ve all missed getting together during the last year, so we are planning a special in-person gathering for the final worship of Glen week (Saturday 7th August). This will follow all the latest Covid security guidelines from the Government and the Scottish Episcopal Church. For those who are not able to attend in person, worship services will also be live-streamed.
It’s free to join in Glen 21! (When Glen takes place in person, there is a cost—usually split three ways between the Scottish Episcopal Church, the delegate’s home church and the delegate’s family.)
A lot of folk think so, but don’t take our word for it. If you want to know more about Glen, ask someone who’s been. Get in touch using the contact information below. (You can read about the most recent in-person Glen in this newsletter, and you can find out more about Glen Online here.)
Glen is short for Glenalmond in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, where the Youth Week has happened for many years.
The Youth Week is open to anyone in the Scottish Episcopal Church who is in secondary education and those under 18 years old who have left full-time education.
The young people who come to Glen are called delegates. We don’t refer to you as ‘the kids’ or ‘the teenagers’. You are ‘the delegates’ because you are representatives of your churches all over Scotland.
Glen is for young people in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and we want you to have a home church so that your faith can be encouraged all year round, not just at Glen. When Glen is held in person, part of the cost is paid for by your church, so it’s important you are connected with a congregation. However, we understand there may be reasons why you and your family don’t currently belong to a local church. If this is the case, talk to us; use the contact information below. We will be glad to hear from anyone who wants to come to Glen.
Over the coming weeks, the Glen leaders will be planning the timetable and programme of activities. Once that is finalized, you will receive an email with the full schedule and a link to a new online form where you can make your activity choices. Details of in-person activities will be emailed to you nearer the time when we know exactly what Covid restrictions we will be working with.
Glen leaders are busy at work preparing a lot of amazing things for this year. Watch this space for more information.
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