Tackling poverty and/or social injustice
How many church members would it take to change a light bulb?
There we are, in our community meeting space in the church building when the light goes out, what do we do. Well first we need to ascertain if the light bulb needs changing. Is the bulb broken, or did a non-designated person operate the light switch without authorisation? If the bulb is broken, then who will fund the new light bulb? An emergency session meeting is called... read more
We’ve got a lot to learn from the masons.
For example, how do we grow as Christians? How do we enable others to grow?
These are key questions for a living faith and, even more so, for a living church.
Hot Chocolate isn’t, in itself, a church but a youth work organization. Nevertheless, we are a living, growing Christian community and we take discipleship seriously. It just always ends up looking a bit unusual.
Every year between November and April, St Columba’s Church of Scotland in London opens its doors to 35 homeless guests one night a week in winter. We also serve an evening meal for many more. For the last 5 years, I have been volunteering with this winter night shelter project.
The scheme is run by the charity Glass Door, with St Columba’s being one of seven churches in the circuit. Each church provides the volunteers and the sleeping space for a different night of the week... read more