Glenrothes Regional Outreach Worker
"The last few months feel as if we are playing a waiting game. The GROW position has been advertised throughout February and March and the closing date for applications is Friday 4th April. We then hope to be interviewing on Saturday 26th April. Please continue to pray for prospective candidates and for wisdom as we go through the process.
2out of the 3 High School groups continue and Richard Baxter and Eileen Miller, from Kennoway, also continue to provide a link to Auchmuty High School by taking assemblies. At the start of February we ran an H2O at the Salvation Army Hall and hope to have another at the end of May. Children from Glenrothes also attended the SU Primary Fun Day at Cluny Clays.
The Management Group have been delighted to accept the offer of the HR expertise of Jaqui Cook which is very important at this time of recruitment. 2 of the group also attended the annual SU Associate Worker Day in Larbert at the beginning of March (more details inside the newsletter) and we manned a display stand at the recent Celebrate and Discover event at Kirkcaldy High School.
Please continue to remember the whole recruitment process in your prayers. Ihopebeforelongtobewritingagain withexcitingdevelopments.Inthe meantime a blessed Easter from everyone in GROW."
Bethany Christian Trust
Passing the Baton
The Passing the Baton project is a befriending service, established by Bethany Christian Trust and executed through the church. The idea is that volunteers from the church get alongside vulnerable people in their community and befriend them to help build new relationships and find a new identity in the area that they live. These people are identified through referrals coming from Housing services, social work or temporary accommodation services or even people being identified through the church's outreach. Glenrothes Baptist church currently has a team of 8 volunteers who have been involved in this work. The support they provide includes helping individuals paint and decorate their house, meeting for a cuppa, inviting them along to community groups either within or out with the church, visiting them in hospital or even just being a person at the end of the phone. Relationship breakdown is the biggest cause of homelessness throughout Scotland and this is a great way for people to put their faith into action and really make a difference to peoples lives.
The Baptist Union of Scotland
The Baptist Fund
Supporting Baptist Churches & Pastors in Scotland
Universities & Colleges Christian Fellowship
"Making disciples of Jesus Christ in the student world."
Faith Mission: Wales
Paul & Elizabeth Crowe
Latest prayer update:
"Elizabeth is grateful for answered prayer for the regular children's ministry in which she is envolved at Newtown Evangelical Church. I have known much help in Sunday services and mid-week meetings. One Sunday in particular I was deeply aware of the Lord drawing near and ministering to our hearts. Our time at the Harbour Mission in Wick was profitable. It was an encouragement to have a good number of children in attendance at the Sunday School and unconverted folk present in the gospel meetings on both Sunday evenings. We would value prayer that those attending the monthly Learn to Lead course will continue to give themselves to the studies on the overview of the Bible and learning about leadership."