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Parent and Toddlers

21 June 2021|

James Hawthorn sheds light on the latest from the Child & Family Centre, and in particular the significance of the newly restarted parent and toddler groups.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

16 June 2021|

"This week, as we celebrate the contribution that refugees make to our communities, we also want to celebrate the volunteers who devote their time to planning, preparing and delivering ESOL classes that help our New Glaswegian community navigate their new life in Glasgow. "

Refugee Week 2021

15 June 2021|

As we mark and celebrate Refugee Week here at Glasgow City Mission, we recognise those members of our community who have journeyed from all over the world to escape what is often a brutal and traumatic past in pursuit of a more stable life. Read to find out more about Glasgow City Mission's approach to walking alongside those currently on this journey.

We Are All Made of Stories

7 June 2021|

Mens International Worker Adam Ireland discusses some of the harsh and brutal realities that many of our international guests face in their pursuit of a safe, more stable and less traumatic life.

Chewing the Tower of Diversity

31 May 2021|

Marion Carson recently enjoyed an afternoon at the Child & Family Centre, learning a little about other cultures and enjoying a freshly cooked Chinese meal.

Loving the lepers in our midst – 1 Corinthians 11:1

24 May 2021|

Glasgow City Mission have supported recent petitions to the UK government regarding changes to UK immigration laws. We work with refugees and see first-hand their struggles, so we want to help them. In this blog Charles, our CEO, asks who are viewed as the outcasts or lepers in our society today and what should our response be to their plight.

Who is our Neighbour? – Matthew 25:35-36

17 May 2021|

As Christians we are called to love our neighbour. In his latest blog, and in light of the recent dawn raid by immigration officials in Glasgow, Charles our CEO asks the question “Who is our neighbour?”.

Calling all Mini Heroes and Thursday Club

10 May 2021|

Read about the latest from the Child & Family Centre as two of our regular clubs have begun to meet following the most recent relaxation of restrictions. Adult Worker James Hawthorn discusses the running of the clubs, and why it's fantastic that they are back up and running again.

So… what next?

26 April 2021|

While reflecting on the past season at the Overnight Welcome Centre, Elyse MacKinnon draws important comparisons between a well-loved story in Genesis, and the process of figuring out what life looks like for both staff and guests following the recent closure of the OWC.

Easing Into It

19 April 2021|

As we begin to welcome guests back into our City-Centre Project building, and look towards rebuilding our more regular services following the upheaval of the past year, Clare O'Sullivan shares some of the things that we at Glasgow City Mission are looking forward to about the prospect of incrementally returning to long-anticipated degrees of normality.

Being Real

12 April 2021|

Chaplain Marion Carson reflects on the words of Paul in the book of Romans and ponders some of the realities life can often bring; times of joy and times of sadness.

Coffee morning

5 April 2021|

A weekly coffee morning over Zoom is creating stronger bonds between parents at our Child and Family Centre. Adult Worker James explains more.

92 nights

22 March 2021|

One of the guests stayed at the Overnight Welcome Centre for 92 nights. His case was complex but the team didn't give up. Read our latest blog from Overnight Welcome Centre Manager Elyse MacKinnon, as the team prepares to close its doors following a difficult but rewarding four months of providing a safe place for the city's homeless.

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