The Missionary Offering for January goes to:
The Living Room is a project set up in the centre of town in September last year by St John’s Church Largs, as a place for the people of Largs to drop in and get advice and help on various matters. The name and slogan really tells its own story – ”A place to call home”, in other words, a safe environment where local people can go to find a listening ear, get helpful advice and most importantly, be treated with respect and confidentiality.
Volunteers have been trained to help those who are experiencing difficulties e.g. through times of bereavement, with problematic relationships, bringing up children etc. to find the best type of help and direct them there. One of the key partners is Care for the Family, who have over 30 years experience in producing support materials. Volunteers have been trained and are ready to offer hope in whatever situations are encountered along life’s journey.
In April, there is a plan to team up with Christians Against Poverty, seeking to help those who have who have financial problems. The Living Room is on two levels. The ground floor provides an area where volunteers can offer help and advice in comfort, while also offering a cup of tea or coffee.
The upstairs area provides a training room for volunteers and a small office for administration work.
All in all it is a safe place where people can go and be listened to and find help to address their needs. For a list of current events, check out the Facebook page.
Keep up to date with Ronnie & Margaret’s Bible Translation work in Africa via their blog ‘Out of Africa’. Click the image to the right.
Our dedicated team of volunteers meets every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm – 9.30pm to assist individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by addiction to drugs, alcohol and substance abuse. The bus provides a relaxed and friendly place to talk, have a cuppa, a bite to eat and a chat. Ultimately we aim to help individuals break the destructive cycle of addiction and get on the road to New life in Christ Jesus. All are welcome.