The 8th-11th February was the FCC Youth Weekend away to Arbroath. This is now my fifth trip to Arbroath (of varying lengths), and each time I come away having learned more of Christ and of myself. This time Connor, Fraser, Debbie, Stacy, Alaina, Lynnae, and myself all traveled up from Airdrie as well as folks from Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Stornoway!
The theme of the weekend was Christ Is All and was lead by Rev. Maurice Roberts a retired minister in the FCC denomination. There were 5 talks delivered in total, Friday night was an introductory talk on A Word to the Young (Ecclesiastes 12:1), 2 talks on the Saturday, Christ Is All (1 Corinthians 1:30-31) and The Woman of Samaria (John 4:1). On Sunday again there were 2 talks on Light in a Dark Place (2 Peter 1:21) and The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11).
As well as the main talks delivered there was plenty of social time allowing us to catch up with old friends and make new ones, as well as plenty of homemade treats that go well with a cuppa! And there was also a Psalm sing lead by Connor Quigley in which a couple of new tunes were taught. It always sounds so good listening to the psalms being sung!
One of the main things I took away from the weekend was the talk delivered on the Saturday about the Woman of Samaria. This is a passage I have heard preached several times before, but Mr. Robert’s explanation opened my eyes to how easy it is to start conversations with non-believers! This is something I found extremely useful, as I all too often say that I do not know how to talk to someone about my faith, and Jesus has given the perfect example of how I could do it! I now pray that God will allow me the chance to witness to people and share my experiences with them!