Spare change, old glasses and spent printer cartridges are also collected all year
round in support of Christian Aid and other charities supporting work overseas. There’s
more info about Christian Aid Week 2015 on our facebook page.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything
I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28: 19-20.
We seek to fulfil Jesus Great Commission not just in our community, but around the
world. As such our Church generously supports many global organisations and projects:
One of our elders served in the Embengweni Hospital in Malawi and the annual sponsored
walk in June raised money to pay for refurbishment of the baby unit. The refurbished
unit is now open and its improved facilities are having a very beneficial effect
on mums and babies. In addition very many baby jumpers and hats knitted by the congregation
were sent. A member of the Youth Group returned from Malawi on a gap year and put
us in touch with the minister of a Church she had attended. A No Bible Sunday service
informed the congregation and the annual “Alternative Christmas Card Appeal” was
used to request donations so that Bibles in the Chichewa language could be purchased
for the church. Over £800 plus gift aid was raised: sufficient to buy more than 100
Bibles. Spare communion glasses from our Church have also been sent to Malawi.
Blythswood Care Shoebox appeal
For many years members of our Church have responded generously to an appeal for shoeboxes,
filled with essential items to be sent to Eastern Europe, India and Pakistan. The
number of boxes increases steadily each year as awareness grows. This project now
includes involvement from four local primary schools who increased further the number
of boxes we have been able to send.