Archives: #generations

Homelessness in Scotland

Homelessness in Scotland

Homelessness in Scotland The 10th of October is World Homelessness Day and we thought we would invite Charles Maasz, CEO of Glasgow City Mission and Baptist Chaplain, to reflect on homelessness, it's causes and what individuals and churches can do to help people in...

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What is Prison Chaplaincy?

What is Prison Chaplaincy?

What is Prison Chaplaincy? As we continue our series looking at different forms of Chaplaincy, Graham Bell, Chaplain at HMP Glen Ochil and minister of St. Ninians Community Church in Stirling provides some insight into the role of the prison chaplain. Scotland...

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All Change at BUS – Saying Farewell

All Change at BUS – Saying Farewell

All Change at BUS – Saying Farewell By Jenny Wilson, Connect Editor It’s all change at BUS just now. At the end of August, we said farewell to three of our colleagues who have served with us for a number of years. Jim Purves, Peter Dick and Lynn Scott have all stepped...

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Canopy 2021 – Joining Together Locally!

Canopy 2021 – Joining Together Locally!

I recently heard of the local hub gatherings for the Magnitude festival just a couple of weeks ago and how the young people met to worship and pray together, watch the teaching videos and discuss what they had been participating in. What a great idea – a national gathering but with localised hubs of people coming together!

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A Year Like No Other!

A Year Like No Other!

By now some of you may be familiar with Neil Pexton and his work with BUS over the last year as he helped Ali Laing with the Training Hub and communications. Neil has also been the team member ensuring that Prayer Live is streamed on our Youtube channel over the past year. Neil has been a fantastic part of the BUS staff team this past year and we wish him well for the future as he leaves us. We invited Neil to reflect on what has been a year like no other!

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Building Community – Circles, Not Rows

Building Community – Circles, Not Rows

I read a line in a Christian book recently which talked about doing ‘life in circles, not in rows’, and it stopped me in my tracks.

It was speaking about the need for community within churches, not just sitting in rows on a Sunday morning, but about genuine, deep community around the meal table, the team table and seeing church as family where people really do know each other and care for each other.

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Prayer Live on Zoom Over the Summer

Prayer Live on Zoom Over the Summer

Prayer Live on Zoom Over the Summer By Jenny Wilson, Connect Editor We continue to enjoy gathering online on the first Sunday or the month to hear stories from our churches across Scotland and pray together about what we have heard. As the summer is a time when many...

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Reflections on Five Years at Gif sur Yvette

Reflections on Five Years at Gif sur Yvette

Reflections on Five Years at Gif sur Yvette Christine Kling reflects on her time with BMS as she prepares to leave BMS World Mission for a new chaplaincy role at the end of July. Before returning to her native France as a BMS Missionary, Christine was a member of...

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