Join us at 3pm on Sunday 16th August on Glasgow Churches Together Facebook Page.

Since we were unable to come together to celebrate the annual Glasgow the Welcoming event we have put together a collection of recordings from Church Leaders, members of Glasgow Churches Together, Eco-congregations, local schools, young musicians and the St Mungo Singers.

     

Our theme is Scotland’s Coasts and Waters following the Scottish Governments and Visit Scotland theme, we thought this appropriate as we were looking forward to welcoming the World Climate Change Conference to Glasgow in November, however like many things this year it has been postponed and we hope to welcome everyone next year.

We do hope you enjoy watching and participating.

These recordings were done during Lockdown, adhering to Government Guidelines.

The Welcoming City Event was established around 17 years ago when the then Lord Provost, Liz Cameron, wanted an event to welcome tourists and visitors to the city during the summer months, over the years it has evolved to welcome not only visitors but refugees and asylum seekers, who wish to make their home in Glasgow. This has involved Glasgow Churches Together (GCT) in working with many charities and organizations dealing with homelessness, health issues and other vulnerabilities, not only in Scotland but overseas too.

Traditionally we would take a collection for a local or overseas charity, this year we are promoting the work of the following charity and would ask you, if you could, to donate towards their vital work.

 St Andrew’s Clinics for Children is a charity that raises funds to support the provision of health care for children in sub-Saharan Africa. STACC needs to raise about £120,000 annually to maintain current activities. About 95% of this money is spent directly in Africa on medicines and their delivery to children in need.

BION Bednets, Kenya

St Kizitos Hospital, Uganda

Check our Facebook page to access the video on Sun day 16th August at 3pm.