MISSION + JUSTICE
MISSION + JUSTICE
The Mission & Justice team exists to bring passion for global issues to Re:Hope.
Originally a church plant, Re:Hope has been about mission work from the start. We love people prioritising God’s heart for the most vulnerable in this world, and we want to be a Church that prepares and trains people well to go where God calls them - whether that’s in Glasgow or beyond.
As well as having several long-term missionaries throughout the world, we regularly support short term missions and missional projects. Anna Fleck and the church leadership oversee missions, giving practical advice. They give practical advice to those thinking about missions trips as well as overseeing the church's missions budget.
The justice team is a new group, formed out of desire to fight injustice in our society. The justice team deals with social issues - from homelessness and poverty to environmental responsibility and low waste living. They aim to build up a compassionate community of people making intentional, justice-filled life choices.
If you attend Re:Hope and have a heart to serve on a mission, get in touch with our missions team.
If you’d like to serve on a mission, or would like to find out more about the justice team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROJECTS WE SUPPORT INCLUDE:
Govan Community Project Food Bank
Every week we have the donations baskets out, ready to receive your donated food and toiletry items (see the posters above the baskets for what is most needed). These are taken monthly to the Govan Community Project, an organisation that closely supports asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow. They make up and distribute emergency food parcels for some of the most vulnerable individuals in our city. There is sadly a big demand for food assistance - so please remember to bring your donations with you on Sunday.
Release International serves the persecuted church around the world in five key ways: Showing God’s compassion by providing for the needs of the families of Christians who are being persecuted or have been imprisoned or killed, enabling believers to survive persecution and its effects, helping persecuted Christians bring to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel, supplying Bibles and literature to meet the need for growth and evangelism, and being the voice of the oppressed and persecuted.
Reap and Sew Market
Founded in May 2013, the Reap & Sew Market is a curated craft and food marketplace featuring a wide range of hand-made products from local artists, crafters and bakers. The market is 100% not for profit – all money raised from sales go straight to local and global Christian charities. In last 6 years they have raised almost £60,000. Reap and Sew is usually held in the last week of November and is great for Christmas shopping - keep an eye out on our website and their social media for future dates.
Project Present / Back to School Packs
Twice a year the church makes a huge effort to provide a no-strings attached gift of love to vulnerable children living in some of Glasgow’s most deprived areas. Coordinated by Chloë and Jamie Livingston, each year over 500 requests come in from social work departments in Maryhill, Drumchapel and Possilpark. Keep an eye out for announcements about collections for school bags in August and presents in December.
The Mukteshwar Project
As part of the Give:Hope campaign in 2017 the church fundraised for the construction of a school in a small, hilly village of Northern India. The building was completed in 2019 and now provides education and practical skills to women and children in the community. Run by an Indian couple, they aim to improve the lives of impoverished children through education and equip women with skills and resources to become self-sufficient. Their project is offers hope to the hopeless and joy in the midst of sorrow. If you’d like to find out more about this project, speak to David Fleck.
We Love Trading
Our culture’s constant demand for new clothes and fast fashion causes huge environmental strain and keeps people in highly unsafe and unfair labour conditions. We Love Trading is the easiest way to reduce, reuse and recycle. It’s a twice yearly clothes swap run through our friends in Re:Hope Southside. Bring clothes you’ve grown out of, browse the selection and take what you like. Look out for dates on social media.
UPPER ROOM CHURCH
"We are a church in the West End of Glasgow and our gatherings are translated into Farsi and English."
For more information visit: www.upperroomchurch.co.uk
Link to their social media here.
Connect with leader Mike Kurtyka by emailing: email@example.com
Watch recent update from Mike, interviewed by West End lead pastor, Laura Campbell below.