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The Earth is the Lord's and Everything in it

By Rachel Mander | 16 April 2021

Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970, when the first Earth Day was held in the United States. But in the fifty years since then, the earth itself has undergone a huge transformation as our energy use and resource consumption has multiplied, transfiguring entire landscapes and underwriting the way we live.

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Church Step Forward

By Stewart McCulloch | 15 April 2021

‘Faith sees best in the dark.’

 

Like any great quote, the meaning is open to interpretation. Still, there can be little debate that we live in challenging times, or that as Christians, there’s something familiar about Kierkegaard’s words.

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Stewardship is transforming!

By Stewardship | 12 April 2021

On April 29, Stewardship is transforming to better support you and the causes that you care about.

For over a century, since 1906, Stewardship has been providing guidance, inspiration and practical tools for people to receive joyfully, give generously and steward their resources responsibly.

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Who cares about safeguarding?

By Jo Arkell | 25 March 2021 | Comments (1)

Does safeguarding sound like the most boring thing to you? The reality is that without proper and robust safeguarding in place, children and the vulnerable are put at serious risk. Safeguarding protects those who need protecting, but having good practices also safeguards you from false claims or accusations.

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Jesus House: Tackling Food Poverty, Domestic Violence and Mental Health Concerns

By Ruth Leigh | 24 March 2021

"We were able to provide support for those in food poverty, provide employability training and address mental health challenges as well as domestic violence and abuse. We’ve always wanted to do even more as the hands and feet of Jesus in our neighbourhood, and Stewardship gave us an amazing gift that has helped us produce even more incredible fruit."

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Harper Church: Caring for Refugees in the Pandemic

By Ruth Leigh | 24 March 2021

Harper Church sits in the city centre overlooking the Clyde. It’s just five minutes from the Home Office and around 4,000 asylum seekers and refugees are placed within a mile of the church for their initial accommodation each year. In the past five years, the church has nearly doubled in size. The congregation used to be entirely Scottish. Now there are members from Iran and all over Africa. Harper’s Cross-Cultural Worker is involved in discipleship and pastoral care for asylum seekers and refugees.

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Matthew's House: Bringing Hope and Hospitality to Swansea

By Ruth Leigh | 24 March 2021

In Wales, Swansea-based Matthew’s House offers hospitality and hope to the most vulnerable members of its community. The project was started in 2017 by The Hill Church and is led by Robin Vincent (Chief Executive of Care for the Family). The first two volunteers were Robin and the now employed project manager, Thom Lynch. Since they began, the volunteer team has grown to over 100 people from all over the city, donating to date 38,000 hours. 

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End of the Tax Year: The Dates You Need to Know

By Stewardship | 24 March 2021

It’s everyone’s favourite time of year… the end of the tax year! We know we’re a little early, but we also know that many of you love to plan ahead when it comes to your giving. So here are all the dates you need to know, to ensure your gifts fall in the 2020/2021 tax year.

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Asking and Receiving: Palm Sunday and its Relevance for Today

By Frances Miles | 23 March 2021

Sometimes it is all a matter of timing. As a little boy, my son always knew the perfect time to ask me for a biscuit: when I was on a long phone call.  He knew I would be a soft touch when I couldn’t respond properly. I would agree, just to stop his persistent pleading!

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