Stories to inspire and inform

Invitation & Integration

13 September 2021|

Charles Maasz discusses the word that has stuck with him during this particular season of his life, and relates it to a clear invitation from God; to floss out the distractions in our lives and step towards becoming the people we were created to be.

Winter is Coming

6 September 2021|

As the summer sun sets increasingly earlier, we are reminded that Winter is on the horizon. At Glasgow City Mission, this means that planning and preparation for the Overnight Welcome Centre must begin as we prepare to welcome hundreds of people over the season, who would otherwise be sleeping on the street. Overnight Welcome Centre Manager Elyse MacKinnon discusses her focus for the next few months, and makes a special plea.

Cultivating Gifts and Talents

30 August 2021|

During this week's blog, Marion Carson relates an Old Testament story to the situation experienced by many of our guests. Read to find out more.

Summer Holiday Club 2021

23 August 2021|

James Hawthorne gives account of this year's family holiday club that took place in Elder Park over the course of the summer weeks. The holiday club was a big success with around 300 different parents and children coming to take part in activities.

A Spacious Place

9 August 2021|

Clare O'Sullivan reflects on a recent invitation she and colleague Susan received from one of our guests, to lunch at a local Persian restaurant.

Drugs, Deaths and Baptism

2 August 2021|

CEO Charles Maasz reflects on the horrendous impact that addiction has on the lives of many. Hope is not lost however, as Charles shares about a recent spate of baptisms of those formerly leading a life of substance abuse and addiction.

Summer of Love (and searching)

26 July 2021|

Elyse MacKinnon uses one of television's more questionable shows to explore the concept of 'searching', and that what we're ultimately looking for may be closer than we think.


19 July 2021|

In this week's blog, Marion Carson discusses the transformation of something that is broken into something beautiful and uses the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi to describe God's ability to restore that that is worthless, into something whole.

My Shackles are Gone, My Spirit is Free

28 June 2021|

As restrictions continue to ease and our services increasingly reopen, Clare O'Sullivan compares the 'menagerie of madness' that is our weekly Gathering service, to the early church, 'living and worshipping' together.

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.

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