Friday, 27 February 2015
On Wednesday and Thursday this week The Salvation Army made its debut at the biggest event in Scotland’s third sector calendar. We had a stand at The Gathering - a free annual event organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).
Thousands of people gathered in Glasgow over the two days - and Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Roberts, Assistant to the Secretary for Scotland, said it will be a great chance for The Salvation Army to showcase all areas of its work.
Lt-Col Roberts said: "We are pleased to have our first ever stand at The Gathering and a new platform to promote our work.
"Over the two days we'll have staff from all areas of The Army, including our Homelessness Services Unit, Older People's Service and trading company, speak to visitors about our work.
We've already had a lot of people at our stand and many of them have been wishing us a happy 150th birthday."
Shelley Jones, a volunteer from Glasgow, said it was great to have The Salvation Army at The Gathering.
She said: "I didn't realise the scope of The Salvation Army in Scotland. It's massive.
I always knew it did good work but from speaking to its representatives today, I was really impressed by just how good that work is".
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Thursday, 19 February 2015
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Friday, 13 February 2015
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
- Be focussed on the world out there.
- Be aware of the needs of our communities.
- Be programmed to release not to restrict.
- Be open and available to the community.
Monday, 9 February 2015
The Salvation Army in the UK is currently thinking about being Fit For Mission. This prompts the question 'What is a fit for mission corps?' In this series of blog articles I’m going to use the letters C.O.R.P.S. to help us to answer this question.
Monday, 2 February 2015
Having never lived north of the border, we've enjoyed this time of getting to know new people and new places. As Salvation Army officers, moving house is not a novel experience! This time, however, there's been a new dimension. It's the first time we've moved without any of our children, Daniel (27), Sonia (24), Joanna (21), Rebecca (18). All of them are living and working or studying in the London area.