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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.

The Tip of the Iceberg

9 March 2021|

Project Worker Anthea is a qualified counsellor, and has been working with guests on a one to one basis during lockdown. Read her powerful take on how anger is very often an indicator of a larger picture, with the root cause stretching back as far as childhood, and how working through these emotions can relieve an individual from feeling like their future will be defined by their past.

Waiting for Spring

1 March 2021|

Clare O'Sullivan, Urban Coordinator in our City Centre Project building, draws parallels between the joy of a new found hobby, and the Hand of God moving in the lives of our guests as we look forward to better and brighter times.

Let’s Talk Dinner.

22 February 2021|

This week, Elyse talks about the importance of food and hospitality and the impact they have had during this year's season at the Overnight Welcome Centre.

15 February 2021|

Marion Carson takes encouragement from the story of Moses and draws parallels with the outlook of the Hebrew people and how our outlook might be during these difficult times.

When will I see you again?

8 February 2021|

 I am the marketing and fundraising manager at Glasgow City Mission and I’ve been reflecting on the impact Covid-19 has had on my working life. As a result of the pandemic I’ve been reading more books [...]

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