Meeting identified needs in the community

Busy time for a Parish Nurse

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My word will always produce fruit …

It is the same with my word, I send it out and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it”. Isaiah 55:11

Our project, Ten Must Know Bible Stories, launched a year ago. We are working with local schools to help them teach Christianity as part of the RME curriculum. We’re producing resources, training teachers and working with classes.

We want children to know Bible Stories. We want the storytelling and the learning to be so memorable, fun, active and relevant so those stories stick in their heads for the rest of their lives.

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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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The Story of Us


At the last Drumchapel Early Years Network (DEYN) meeting in June, I asked the question ‘What matters to you?’ For so long the focus has been ‘what is the matter with you?’ This is especially true in the field of health. At last, the narrative is beginning to change. Unless we can understand what matters to individuals; what is important, their values, their likes, dislikes, passions and generally what makes people tick, we will never understand what their needs really are and how we can best support them... read more

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moving in the right direction …

At the Havilah project, we enjoy nothing better than seeing people getting their lives back on track – people who were at the lowest ebb and who now know the meaning of, ‘Amazing grace, that saved a wretch like me.’

T has been coming to our project for years, mostly moving in the right direction but every so often slipping back into chaos. When she told us she was pregnant, we weren’t sure what to think – wondering if she’d cope... read more

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Edinburgh Street Pastors: a favourite hymn

 

One more step along the world I go

Street Pastors have had an eventful 2017 so far: the recruitment and training of new volunteers has increased the numbers in our teams. At the end of May, fourteen new Street Pastors were commissioned and a joyful and moving night was had by all. This means that when we can divide into sub-teams of 3 we can simultaneously patrol more areas of the city centre. With 9 volunteers in a team we can cover Princes Street and George Street, the Bridges and the Cowgate and Lothian Road and Grassmarket... read more

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LIVING THE JESUS STORY…

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