Sharing In Mission
Care & Share
It is a drop-in ministry when anyone from the local community can come in for some lunch (courtesy of our local Gregg's) or, if they need, receive several bags of food from our foodbank (which is open between 12-2pm). Normally we require people to bring a voucher with them to use the foodbank. These can be sourced locally through GHA, the Jobcentre, Schools, Health visitors and from a number of organisations whom we partner with. If someone does not have a voucher they can still come and we will fill one out for them on a first visit.
Care and Share also provides the opportunity for people to make friends, to have a chat about any concerns or struggles, and to find out about other local organisations who may be able to help them with the situations they find themselves in. We also, on occasions, are able to help people with other items such as clothes, toys, fuel cards and some basic household items.
We serve a variety of teas, coffees, hot chocolate and cold drinks to accompany our hard to resist home baking!
The styles and flavours of baking vary from week to week and include, scones, fruit loaves, tray bakes, meringues, biscuits, cookies and a variety of specialist cakes.
We can provide takeaway cups and containers if you don’t have time to sit and chat so why not come along and bring a friend. All we ask in payment is a donation, which will be used to benefit local and international charities!
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes – you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
We normally run ALPHA once a year, or on special occasions (ie. Youth Alpha, Alpha in schools or even in homes with a few people). Please check our “What’s on” section for information about upcoming or currently running Alpha courses.
Check out the links below to see what's going on & how we can be involved.
The project runs out of Pollokshaws Parish Church, 223 Shawbridge St G43 1QN (Phone: 0141 632 5811).
They’ve been supporting local families across the south of Glasgow for 17 years and have grown to become the largest Home-Start in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.
Our local CAP Centre is based in Pollokshaws at Greenview Evangelical Church. If anyone is anxious or worried about debt issues, they should pick up the phone and dial CAP on 0800 328 0006.
CAP’s unique and non-judgemental approach means someone is supported all the way as they take each step out of debt and towards freedom. As they are visited in their home by a debt coach from their local centre, the coach will work closely with the person and local utilities and national finance institutions as they aim to offer a solution that will last and give real hope for the future.
Pollokshaws Adult Literacy and Numeracy Project is a community project open to adults who would like some help with reading, writing or numbers. The project offers one on one help to clients, but also runs ESOL classes and various community support groups. The project is based in Auldhouse Community Church, 51 Netherauldhouse Road, G43 2XG, where it has an office. If you would like to attend one of the free literacy and numeracy sessions or find out more information, please contact Christine Nanguy on 0141 629 8238.
Pollokshaws Methodist Church CAP Job Club is open to anyone who is unemployed, the club is in a great position to particularly help those in the Glasgow G43 area. More so, in that the local Job Centre is close to the church.
Pollokshaws and the wider G43 area contains several neighbourhoods which lie within the bottom 20% of neighbourhoods displaying indices of multiple deprivation. Low incomes, low levels of educational attainment, unemployment, low self-esteem, lack of facilities and opportunities and social isolation are some of the issues facing local people.
The CAP Job Club has identified these problems in the local Pollokshaws community. Tackling unemployment helps build bridges, enable us to reach out to the community, show the love of Jesus, allow us to be a good neighbour, and perhaps indirectly help us to address the wider problems.
Unemployment in the area is high, and the resources to help the unemployed are scarce. The problem was exacerbated by the demolition of local amenities.
The aim of the job club is to obtain full-time employment for the attendees, or enable them to meet the criteria to maintain their DWP benefits. This would allow them to have the security, benefits, and quality of life, afforded by a regular income. Doing this will help tackle the problems of low self-esteem, and deprivation. We give realistic, practical support, especially for those battling with long-term unemployment.
The CAP Job Club also provides a friendly environment where the unemployed of any race, creed, colour or belief can use laptops to search for jobs. It provides coaching (eg to provide computer literacy), workshops where training and advice is given, (eg on preparing CVs), and one-to-one training sessions. Refreshments are free of charge. It provides a friendly & safe space, where camaraderie can be built, and where people feel they can share their problems and receive general support.
As a church we are committed to praying, tithing and to supporting the work of the Kingdom of God through several mission organisations.