Charitable News


06
May 2016
Glasgow NE Foodbank

GLASGOW NE FOODBANK has had wonderful support from Greenbank and once again is looking for further donations. This year the amount going out has been increasing and the foodbank is giving out 200-400Kg per month more than it’s gets in. Donations of tinned, packet and UHT food would be warmly welcomed. Donations can be placed in the boxes situated in the Hall of Friendship or the Link Building. Also the foodbank is running a donations day at Asda Parkhead Forge on Saturday 21st May. If anyone want to help out please contact Alex Howie......

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27
Apr 2016
Lodging House Mission Logo

Annual General Meeting I attended the 14th Annual General Meeting of the Lodging House Mission at their premises on Wednesday, 6th April. The business section of the evening included the re-election of three existing directors – Barbara Normand, Very Rev William Hewitt and R. Findlay. The financial situation was highlighted. A copy of the 2015 financial summary is displayed on the noticeboard in the corridor outside the Fraser Hall. Due to generous legacies, they can enjoy some financial stability in the coming year. They are considering a programme of planned outstanding building......

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26
Apr 2016
Minister Visits Malawai

Malawai 2016 This year I will be accompanying a group of 5th year pupils to Ekwendeni in Malawi to undertake project work in the Primary School and to deliver a Bible School –Holiday Club. Last year the hospital in Ekwendeni was extremely grateful for donations of Paracetamol and ibuprofen tablets which I took out for their Pharmacy Department. These are much needed painkillers which cost very little in this country ,often as little as 25p or 30p. If you would like to donate some packets of these painkillers, a box......

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30
Mar 2016
Shawl Ministry

The second meeting of the Shawl Ministry Group in conjunction with our twinning partners, Craigend East and Garthamlock Parish Church, took place on Saturday 12th March at Greenbank where we heard some inspirational stories about the creation of the shawls. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before shawls are sent on their way accompanied by a written prayer/blessing for a recipient. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing of the shawl ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver......

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30
Mar 2016
Lodging House Mission Logo

LODGING HOUSE MISSION EASTER APPEAL Please support the Lodging House Mission this Easter by making a cash donation. The LHM regrets if it seems that they are repeatedly asking for money, but the reality of their work is that they can only continue to offer food and shelter to Glasgow’s homeless and hungry through the kindness and generosity of churches like ours. This Easter, their numbers are likely to be significantly higher, given that the LHM has been hosting the Winter Night Shelter. Donations can be made by post (Lodging House Mission,......

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30
Mar 2016
Christian Aid Logo

The recent 36th annual Christian Aid Art Exhibition and Sale took place in Carmichael Hall on Saturday 12th March. Once again it was well supported by local and invited artists who entered approximately 300 art works. The event was very busy with the tea room area well filled for much of the day. A particular thank you must   deservedly go to the willing volunteers who helped serve many cups of tea and coffee throughout the event. Figures are still to be finalised for the total sales including home baking, craft stalls, and......

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27
Mar 2016

INTIMATIONS 27/3/16 THIS MORNING WE WELCOME AS NEW MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH by profession of faith, Neil Martin McGeoch and Kirsty McKay. DISTRICT VISITORS are asked to collect their copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept. ARTICLES FOR THE MAY EDITION OF GOOD NEIGHBOUR should be received at the Church Office by Tuesday 5th April if at all possible (after 5th April the secretary will be on holiday). Please send any later articles to Alison Harvey (alih21@virginmedia.com) or Jill Liddell (liddell.jill@gmail.com). Please note that the......

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07
Mar 2016
Downs Syndrome Awareness

The charity that is closest to my heart is Down’s Syndrome Scotland (DSS). Sixteen years ago, on Sunday 21st February, my sister gave birth to her third child, Amy, and soon after was told by the doctors at Yorkhill Hospital that Amy had Down’s Syndrome. My sister’s world was turned upside down. She had to grieve for the child that for 9 months she thought she was having and start accepting an uncertain future. Down’s Syndrome Scotland is a charity based in Edinburgh that gives invaluable support and advice to families like......

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Cancellation of Worship ServicesCorona Virus Response

Church of Scotland Task Group has asked in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Wednesday 17th March 2020. This will obviously include the Easter services.

We will keep you updated with any further information as soon as we have it. 

In the meantime, may you all keep safe and well and know the loving presence of God with you during these times.