Our June 2022 newsletter is now out. Please see the text below, or click this link to download in PDF format.
Dear Supporters and Partners,
As you are aware, we have been unable to enter schools during lockdown. This, coupled with the fact that we have been unsuccessful in our recruitment drive to find a replacement for our previous worker, Oskar, has caused a temporary halt to our outreach activities.
The committee members have maintained prayer and board meetings with resolve and commitment each month, via zoom and now in person. The previous success of the programme, together with the enthusiasm and dedication of the management board, have convinced us that we should continue to regain this essential contact between local churches and schools.
Not having to pay a salary for the past two years, our finances are such that a GROW worker could be employed for eighteen months. However, to sustain the work, we seek additional management committee members and trustees as well as financial supporters. To this end, we are planning a promotional campaign over the next three months. This includes recording a promotional video to strengthen the vision and presence of GROW in the Glenrothes area. Our desire is for each church to allow us a brief presentation with video.
During this campaign GROW will be running an activities day in Glenrothes with support from Scripture Union. The activities day is for children linked with churches in the town as it is our passion to encourage young people in their faith and give them encouragement to share it with others. We greatly value your support and ask that you might stay with us over the next few months as we regroup and work towards re-advertising for a GROW worker in the autumn.
Our annual general meeting will be held at St Ninians Church of Scotland, at 18h30 on Thursday 15th September 2022. An invitation will be sent to you prior to the event.
We thank you for your continued support of GROW. Your confidence in this work and prayer support is greatly appreciated.
Yours in Christ,
Secretary, GROW Management Team