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What happened at the Congress

“…where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them…” Matthew 18:20 

Join The Gathering, an inspirational festival of worship, preaching, music, creative arts and Bible-based teaching for all ages hosted by The Salvation Army. This celebration weekend features Scottish Salvation Army performers and groups from across the UK and Ireland, including the International Staff Band and International Staff Songsters (choir) and preaching from the Territorial Leaders of The Salvation Army.  

SATURDAY

1.00 pm    Venue open / Marketplace open / Fringe Performers / Interactive Sessions         

5.15 pm    Auditorium doors open               

5.30 pm    Children’s registration opens                   

6.00 pm    ‘Gathered for Celebration’ / ‘Children’s Session’       

SUNDAY

9.00 am    Venue open / Marketplace open           

9.15 am    Auditorium doors open               

10.00 am  ‘Gathered for Worship’ / ‘Children’s Session’ / 'Youth Session’                          

12.00 pm   Marketplace open / SP&S open / Fringe Performers                                            

2.15 pm     Auditorium doors open

3.00 pm     ‘Gathered for Mission’       

 

Some information on the three main sessions:  

SATURDAY 03 NOVEMBER, GATHERED FOR CELEBRATION 6PM

Enjoy soul-stirring music and creative arts from The Salvation Army in this evening of joyful expression to the glory of God. Be inspired as you experience the power of the combined voices of young singers from across Scotland, the rousing sound of a Salvation Army brass band, the off-beat rhythms of jazz piano, the peal of the bagpipes and much more! This family friendly celebration is suitable for all ages.

SUNDAY 04 NOVEMBER, GATHERED FOR WORSHIP 10AM

Did you know The Salvation Army is a worldwide church as well as a charity?  A warm welcome awaits you in this Sunday morning service as together we hear from the Word, join in prayer, traditional hymns and modern worship songs, and are challenged, equipped and energised in living out God’s love in every aspect of our lives. This service is aimed at adults and a separate children’s church and youth church will run concurrently.

SUNDAY 04 NOVEMBER GATHERED FOR MISSION 3PM

The finale of our festival weekend highlights the ministry and Christian mission of The Salvation Army across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Enjoy relevant and energising music, preaching and teaching to help motivate and encourage all to share God’s love and hope with others. This family-friendly event is suitable for all ages.