Serve Scotland is Back at the Parliament
Following the successful Serve Scotland Garden Lobby event in April we’re back in Holyrood next week for an exhibition to MSPs and members’ business debate. The exhibition stand will be placed just outside the debating chamber for the duration of the week whilst the debate will take place in the chamber at 4:50 pm on Tuesday 12th September.
We would like to invite you to this very important event in the life of the Christian community in Scotland. The Scottish Parliament has a large public gallery and so it will be possible to either book a ticket in advance or to just turn up on the day. Members of staff from the office of Kate Forbes MSP, who is leading the debate, will be available to direct you to the gallery.
Please also contact all eight of your own MSPs to invite them to sign the motion and attend the debate http://www.parliament.scot/msps.aspx. Around 25 MSPs have already done so. If your MSPs have signed it already please contact them to say thanks!
Finally, we are building a database of Christian community projects to share with the MSPs at the exhibition. If you are involved in any projects locally please do consider adding this to our list using the form in the project Survey page http://www.servescotland.org/project-survey/ or by contacting the Evangelical Alliance office on (0141 353 0150)
Responding to Homelessness
Serve Scotland is taking part in organising a conference on how the church can respond to homelessness on Saturday 28th October in Glasgow, along with Evangelical Alliance, Bethany Christian Trust, Glasgow City Mission and the Scottish School of Christian Mission.
Designed as an immersive experience, Respond brings worship, teaching and practice together to evoke a response to the needs of homelessness within the city. During the day there will be the opportunity to hear from practitioners at three City Centre Hubs who all are meeting homelessness face to face each day. There will be time to pray together and seek God’s vision for the future ahead and to understand how we as the Church can support one another and maximize the resources given to us.
You can register for the conference here…https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/respond-praying-for-an-end-to-homelessness-in-our-city-tickets-36895251691
Who are we – About us in a nutshell
We are a Christian organisation modelled on Gweini – a hugely successful organisation in Wales which has been established for more than a decade and is now influential at both local and national level. Our vision is to help the Church be a catalyst for transformational change in the lives of the people and communities it serves across Scotland. We will do this through networking, uniting, and empowering existing Christian community project providers and encouraging others to become involved. Read more on our About Us page.
We are starting this long term project by setting up Local Serve Networks across Scotland. We have started with two pilot areas – Glasgow and Dundee – and discussions are in progress which will lead to more local networks. Read more about our current projects.
We will also be working, alongside others, to start to audit the provision of community projects by the Christian community across Scotland.
The National launch of Serve Scotland takes place on Tuesday, 10th November 2015 at Findlay Church (56 Clarendon Place, Glasgow, G20 7PZ) starting at 6.45pm for tea/coffee and refreshments, event starts 7.15pm. At this event the vision of Serve Scotland will be outlined to church leaders. Fred Drummond, the… Read more
Serve Scotland is linked with many other organisations in addition to the churches and organisations that are part of our local networks. We will be providing brief summary information and web links to organisations that operate across Scotland to give users as complete information as possible about what is happening across Scotland. Read more on our Partner Organisations pages.