Urban reflections

Every few years the Scottish government produce their figures highlighting areas of Scotland most affected by poverty. These statistics, known as the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, take into account a range of factors including health, education, crime and dependency...

"See those ladies in the kitchen?"

At the end of the sending out grace we say, “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” Well it is my privilege and pleasure to do just that in various SU kitchens around Scotland. Prayers definitely upheld the...

Money for nothing!

Charitable fundraising normally involves supporters, at some stage, reaching into their pockets and investing their own hard-earned cash. However, it need not always be so! Through the work of the SU Scotland Stamp Bureau, volunteers can turn donated stamps (and...

10 years with SU Scotland

For me, some of the best times have been when I’ve been involved in a ‘hands on’ way at the centres. My usual role involves admin, which isn’t always very thrilling, but on occasions ‘they’ let me out of the...

Growing the SU Scotland team

One evening in late August, I was sitting in the Kilpatrick Room at Lendrick Muir with 53 trainee leaders reviewing their summer of serving on SU Holidays & Missions. During the worship, they were given an opportunity to stand up...

Reliance on God

It can be extremely hard to rely on God. We tell ourselves that God has far greater problems than our little lives, or that we don’t need God for the day to day only for the big things like job...