Keep up with what’s happening
Big Arran Challenge Looms Closer!
Today the sun is shining and we have the prospect of nearly a week of blue skies and hot temperatures. This is both unusual for Glasgow, and very welcome. However, our thoughts at Glasgow City Mission [...]
Urban Guest to sing with Scottish Opera
We are very excited over at Urban. One of our guests, Sekou, is part of a community choir that is performing with Scottish Opera over the next two weeks.
Elder Park Consultation
On Sunday 24 July, staff from Glasgow City Mission attended the 'Communi-T in the Park' event hosted by local organisation Friends of Elder Park. We were keen to engage with local residents about our proposed plans to transform a currently run-down and overgrown section of the park, into a safe and family-friendly environment that would benefit the local community and have a big focus on outdoor learning for the children attending our Child and Family Centre.
BBQ in the Park
Our Child and Family Centre Holiday Club finished on Friday and was marked with a barbecue in our new garden in the north-west corner of Elder Park.
Jobs for our Boys
We're delighted to share about some recent success with some of our guests, interns and volunteers who have received jobs following their time spent at Glasgow City Mission. Read the article to find out how we've been working with these individuals to prepare them for moving into employment, and what this means for these men as they continue to leave behind their past lives.
Holiday Club in Elder Park
Our family holiday club is in full swing at Elder Park in Govan this week. Read the article to find out a little bit more about what we're up to, and to see photos of some of the activities.
GCM Attends Citygate Network Conference
Our chief executive, Charles Maasz, was invited to speak at the Citygate Network Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This gathering was for 1,100 delegates across the USA who work in rescue and city missions with similar [...]
Newton Mearns Baptist Fundraiser Concert
We have two very different concerts taking place on 26 June for the benefit of Glasgow City Mission. This one at Newton Mearns Baptist Church includes performances by five very talented musicians. The event is free [...]
St Bride’s Church Fundraiser: Bach Cantata
We have two very different concerts taking place on 26 June for the benefit of Glasgow City Mission. This one at St Bride’s Church, Hyndland, is a Bach Cantata. The event is free to attend but [...]
Stories of Hope: addiction recovery
Yesterday, we attended an event held at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The event was Stories of Hope: addiction recovery. This was hosted by the Evangelical Alliance Scotland and we partnered with our dear friends at [...]
Ayen came into the country with her two children; aged two and three, to be with her husband in March 2021. She is Sudanese and speaks very little English. Leeanne, our Women’s Worker arranged through messages and Google translate to meet with Ayen at her home. Find out how they got on by reading the story.
Glasgow’s huge heart
We recently hosted a collection at Glasgow Central Station to present people with the opportunity to donate toiletries to those unable to provide for themselves. The event was a huge success and we were blown away by the generosity of passers-by, local businesses and commuters who helped us collect over two pallet loads of items.
Overnight Welcome Centre Report
The Overnight Welcome Centre aims to provide support to those at risk of rough sleeping in the city, including a bed in a private room, and access to a range of relevant services whose collective objective is to find suitable accommodation and support as quickly as possible. Read the article to find out more, and to view this year's OWC report which provides a comprehensive account of this season's service.
Rehab Pathways Team
Established last year, and now well-bedded in the rhythm of life at Glasgow City Mission, our Rehab Pathways team work towards preparing guests struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for a successful spell in a rehabilitation centre, providing support and care along the way.
Return of the Big Arran Challenge
Here at Glasgow City Mission, we are looking forward to the return of the Big Arran Challenge on Saturday 17 September 2022. The Big Arran Challenge has three options, to walk up Goatfell, to cycle the [...]