Young People

YOUNG PEOPLE AT MAYFIELD SALISBURY


Our church offers activities and worship to a large number of children and young adults. Our aim is to provide a stimulating space of spiritual reflection for all ages.
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**All services and events at Mayfield Salisbury from 17 March have been cancelled until further notice. A new *virtual* youth programme schedule is available. Please check back frequently for updates!**


Worship

 

Our All-Age Worship on Sunday mornings at 9.30am is designed especially with families in mind, 

from young children through to adults. This allows all to leave feeling that they have experienced something valuable, achieved through the informal worship pattern and age-appropriate Sunday School lessons and activities.

 

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PROGRAMMING
 

 



Youth Group (the MSYG) (P6-S6) - Sundays 6:00 - 8:00 PM (P6-S1 from 6-7pm; S2-S6 from 7-8pm) in the Youth Room


Each month of the MSYG has a weekly rotation of Social, Service and Discussion nights. There will always be snacks (and sometimes dinner!) Each night will start off with 10 minutes of free time.


Social: On social nights there will be an activity (i.e. bonfire, quiz night, sport, game tournament, holiday parties, etc.) focused on having some time together to chill and chat. 

Service: On service nights we will focus on both local, and international service projects and organisations either with guest speakers, or by getting engaged in the work as a group. Some of these organisations includes Amnesty International, Edinburgh NW food bank.

Discussion: On these evenings, we will have a 'Question Time' discussion with special guests. Youth will be able to submit questions before the evening for an engaged conversation. We'll cover topics such as evolution and creation, the Bible, climate change, and other faith traditions.

 


 

Youth Worship Night (All Ages) - Last Sunday evening of every month - 7:00 pm


Contemporary style worship for the young and the young at heart; time spent in reflection through prayer, the word and music.

Youth worship services will be held on the remaining nights next term:31 May and 28 June (virtual via Zoom unless otherwise noted)
 

.    virtual youth worship 31 may 2020 part 2


Breakfast Club (12-16s) - Twice a month during the 9:30 service

The Breakfast Club will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month (unless otherwise noted) during the 9:30 service for 12-16s. The Breakfast Club is an extended time for the teenagers to engage in discussion over breakfast!

This term we are looking at 'Echo the Story' which takes us through the old and new testament through imaginative contemplation storytelling.

Starting on 5th April, Breakfast club will be held on the following Sunday mornings at 11am over Zoom: 17, 24 and 31 May; 7, 14, 21 and 28 June.

 

 

Social Outings and Special Events


Throughout the week our young people attend a wide variety of schools, so Sunday may be the only chance they see each other regularly.  Social activities encourage them to get to know each other better, and build friendships.      

 

April 2020 *virtual* Youth Calendar
 

*Please note the time change for Sunday School/Breakfast Club on Sunday mornings, and Youth Group on Sunday Evenings*
Contact our youth worker, Hillary, for access to the Zoom sessions! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

 

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Contact Information

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church,
18 West Mayfield,
Edinburgh,
EH9 1TQ

0131 667 1522 / 0780 801 1234

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Scottish Charity Number: SC000785

Quotations

  • Because God is both knowable and unknowable the tension of the symbol, the multilayers of the myth and the openness of the poetic are all vital to our desire to celebrate the Mystery to whom we relate and in whom we have our being.
    Mark Oakley

  • You must love him as he is: neither God, nor spirit, nor image; even more, the One without commingling, pure, luminous ...

    Meister Eckhart

  • The purpose of our life is God's glory. However lowly a life is, that is what makes it great.
    Oscar Romero

  • Faith may justify bigotry or fanaticism, as Church history tragically witnesses. It needs a safeguard. If it is not animated as it were by the greatest of the theological virtues (love), faith can become defective.
    Thomas Norris

  • Dry not, dry not, your tears of love eternal! Only to eyes that fail to weep does this world seem so dull and dead. Dry not, dry not, those long, sad tears of love.
    Johann von Goette

  • The post modern paradigm manifests itself as a unity which preserves diversity and diversity which strives after unity.
    David Bosch

  • There is only one assertion that requires no evidence. Children are a sacred trust...Unless we care properly for our children, we shall never build a better world.
    'A Good Childhood’ The Children’s Society

  • These are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses; and the rest is prayer.
    'The Dry Salvages' T.S.Eliot

  • According to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.
    Origen

  • Myth is a story about the way things never were, but always are.
    Thomas Mann

  • In the darkness ...The child of your love - and now become as the most hated one - the one You have thrown away as unwanted - unloved ..... The darkness is so dark .... I have no faith.
    Mother Teresa

  • I love the Bible. I owe my faith and my life to the Bible and its liberating message. It is in the Bible that I first met Jesus ... I too am included in God's embrace.
    Gene Robinson

  • It is this great absence that is like a presence, that compels me to address it without hope of a reply ....
    R.S. Thomas

  • Faith is not a proud self-consistent philosophy. It involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis. It is therefore a living response to the grace of God as revealed in fragile lives.
    Mark Oakley

  • Any religion which does not say that God is hidden is not true.
    Blaise Pascal

  • The contemporary Church is losing aspects of its wide and generous memory and therefore condemning itself to become a 'swimming pool Church' - one that has all the noise coming from the shallow end.
    Mark Oakley

  • For all your doctrinal headaches take Paradox.
    Mark Oakley

  • The true vision and the true knowledge of what we seek consists precisely in not seeing, in an awareness that our goal transcends all knowledge and is everywhere cut off from us by the darkness of incomprehensibility.
    St Gregory of Nyssa

  • Death, death be hanged, the Lord has promised me that I shall live. This I believe!
    Martin Luther

  • We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life have not been put to rest.
    Wittgenstein

  • Religion is the flight of the alone to the Alone.
    Plotinus

  • Stupid clergymen appeal quite directly to a Bible passage directly understood ....
    Soren Kirkegaard

  • What is the point of the arts of reading and criticism as long as the ecclesiastical interpretation of the Bible, Protestant as well as Catholic, is cultivated as ever?
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • A figure like Ecclesiast, rugged and luminous, chants in the dark a text that is the answer, although obscure.
    Wallace Stevens

  • Myth is the poetry of the soul.
    Sara Maitland

  • Our loss of the ability to think mythically, poetically, allegorically, creatively, theologically, and artfully is a greater threat to our religious experience than anything good scientists have to report ...
    Sara Maitland

  • In general, Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.
    Douglas Hofstadter

  • 'God' is a one word poem
    Rowan Williams

  • What is today? Today is eternity.
    Meister Eckhart

  • Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
    Meister Eckhart

  • The most powerful hunger we have, mostly suppressed and misdirected, is the hunger for God.
    Miroslav Volf

  • We frequently judge that things are as we wish them to be, for through personal feeling true perspective is easily lost.
    Thomas a Kempis

  • Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • God is the beyond in our midst.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • 'God is not the answer, God is the question.'
    Herbert McCabe