Monthly Archives: September 2017

More Than Cake and Conversations?

Recently, I’ve been challenged in my job as a local church youth worker. Why did I get into this career in the first place? Is it enough to just be chatting together and eating cake?

After reviewing attendance at youth group over previous holidays, it was decided that we would not run our sessions over the summer and allow a period of rest. Since a great deal of my role is in schools work, my workload drastically reduced in July. This ‘challenge’ sounds like no hardship but when you are used to spending so much time with children and young people, I felt very much at a loss... read more

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Living Together In Unity

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Being Hospitable


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From Roots To Fruits

Roots and Fruits gardening project started three years ago as a pilot here in the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre to provide opportunities for adults with additional needs to learn the benefits of growing and cooking grown produce. Working with North Lanarkshire Council Support Services the project supported a group of ten adults of mixed ages with physical or mental disabilities. Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre provided rooms for the group to meet and an area of land for the group to turn into a community garden for growing produce... read more

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