Christmas 2021 Newsletter

Dear friends,

Our Christmas 2021 newsletter is now out. Please see the text below, or click here to download it in PDF format.

Dear Supporters and Partners,

We are happy to present a final update for the year 2021.

Although the year brought more Covid 19 restrictions, the management team are optimistic regarding the future of GROW and trust God that a way will be made for us to have, once more, a GROW worker in the area. The past two years have been especially difficult for children and young people and we earnestly pray that restrictions will lift and that we can again reach out to our schools.

A recruitment campaign for a new GROW Worker will commence during the first week in January 2022 with the closing date being at the end of February.  Allowing time for interviews, the proposed start-up date for the new worker will be after the Easter holidays.

The Board of Trustees and Management Team of GROW convey their thanks and appreciation for your continued support and take this opportunity to wish you a peaceful and blessed Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Yours in Christ,

Davina Saunders,

Secretary, GROW Management Team

An Update from GROW

Dear friends,

We are living through a period that will no doubt be written about extensively in the history books. The last few months have been a learning curve requiring a time of adjustment for everyone, whatever your age or occupation and the next few months also promise to be unfamiliar as we absorb the implications of the continued social distancing guidelines for our daily lives.

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Supporters and Partners,

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis the ministry of GROW has become severely restricted. With the indefinite closure of all schools and social gatherings Oskar is unable to continue to perform the majority of tasks that he undertakes on a regular basis.

The GROW Trustees and Management Group met via conference call to consider the situation, bearing in mind the welfare of Oskar personally and that of the future and longevity of the Trust and its work. We were able to take advice from the HR and legal department of Scripture Union with regard to the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and how it might impact GROW.

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Group of friends

Can you believe that it’s been over a quarter of a century since the world was first introduced to Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Pheobe and Joey?

Last year, was a big year for Friends. Not only did the show celebrate its twenty fifth anniversary, but it also celebrated being the most streamed programme in the UK, for the second year in a row. Fourteen years after the show finished, viewers in the UK still cannot get enough of the six friends hanging out in Central Perk, and a whole new generation of fans have become obsessed with the show.

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Happy New Year!

January is often a time when people reflect on what has happened over the previous year and so to help you with your January and post Christmas blues, we want to take the opportunity to look back and tell you about last month’s Christmas assembly, which was delivered to pupils in Glenwood and Glenrothes High School. The theme for this year’s Christmas assembly (or last year’s, depending on the way you look at it) was “reconnecting at Christmas”, which allowed us to explore the fact that God sent Jesus to reconnect with us. Continue reading “Reconnecting”