News

Alpha Course Reunion: food, fun and faith journey

A small group of those who helped with, or were guests on, St Mungo's Autumn 2012 Alpha Course met for a reunion.

July Trip to Rwanda

In July, a team of 10 from St Mungo’s will be visiting Rwanda with our mission partner Comfort Rwanda and Congo.  In advance of this, last month St Mungo’s hosted two events as Comfort Rwanda and Congo welcomed Benjamin Kayumba to Scotland.  Ben leads Good

New LAM course coming Autumn 2017

We are delighted to announce that the next Love After Marriage Course will begin with an information evening on 21 August 2017.

Thereafter the course will run on the following Saturdays:

2 September, 28 October, 25 November

and the following Monday evenings:

11 September, 2 October, 9 October, 30

Facebook Etiquette

An extract from Malcolm Sunday evening talk on Galatians 6:1... "Keeping to the principle of gentleness, one area that really concerns me at the moment is that people who are gentle face to face, can, knowingly or unknowingly, lack gentleness online, especially on Facebook...

Summer Term 2017 Courses and Events

A new term is kicking off, with plenty of new courses, ongoing activities and some one-off events coming up.

Courses
Starts

Alpha in Livingston
27 Apr

Daniel Plan
18 Apr

Parentalk course in Livingston
20 Apr

Leadership school
4 May

One off events

Family fun day
1 May

Church lunch
14 May

Ongoing events

Gold (over 60’s)
11 Apr, 9 May, 13 Jun

Men’s breakfast
29 Apr, 10

Lendrick Muir Video

In February, many young people from St Mungo’s enjoyed a weekend of craziness and fun at Lendrick Muir… watch the video below for a flavour of what happened!

Christmas Gift Collection Update

The 2016 Christmas Gift Collection for MEDAIR’s work in Iraq has surpassed all previous totals and now stands at an amazing £24,552.

The even better news is that MEDAIR’s fund matching scheme will double everything we raise.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

 

Feb 2017 update from Suzanne Green & AfriGO

Photo: A young netball coach, who serves God through sports ministry

I am excited to announce that AfriGO is one year old! Praise God that the fifth issue of this important new missions magazine has just been released and is being distributed among individuals and churches

Exciting News from Salugaba DR Congo

Great news on the new secondary school building, which is in large part funded by the proceeds of our our 2015 Christmas Gift Collection.

As you can see, the buildings are well advanced! Thank you for making this possible.

 

UK & World Mission Giving Update

St Mungo’s aims to give a minimum of 15% of our annual income to selected mission causes close to home and overseas. This amounted to £135,000 last year (plus a further c.£20,000 for the Christmas Gift Collection). As we start a new financial year, the

One church – Evening Service

 

As we develop our vision for one church in two locations we want our evening service to be a shared space across locations. A place of community and refreshing as we seeking God in worship, word and prayer ministry.

From Sunday 11 September we will be changing the

Come Visit Us in Livingston

Whether you have never been to a church before or have attended somewhere before you are invited to come be part of our vibrant community in the heart of Livingston.

“One Church, Two Locations” Prayer Points

Sunday 18th marks the beginning of a new era for St Mungo’s – one church in Balerno and in Livingston. It therefore seems appropriate for us to once again focus in on some specific prayer requests.

Please find time to pray for:

A great start, practically and spiritually,

Christmas Gift Update: Salugaba, DR Congo

Good news to report….. the foundations of the new secondary school are now being laid. Thank you again for supporting this project.

Comfort Rwanda Presentation

Recently Mark and Emma Galloway and Susan Smith took a trip to Rwanda and DRC with Comfort Rwanda. On Sunday 21 August they reported back to the church – the video of their presentation is below. Enjoy!

Autumn Term 2016 Courses and Events

A new term is kicking off, with plenty of new courses, ongoing activities and some one-off events coming up.

Staff News: Helen Crow

After eight great years with us, Helen Crow has decided to step down from her role in our 0-18 team. We are very grateful for the positive impact Helen has had upon the lives of so many young people and we wish Helen, Dave and

0-18 Ministry – how could you get involved?

The 0-18 ministry is pioneering, spiritually alive, fun and dynamic. Our vision is for every young person to ‘know the life, live the life and share the life’. The volunteer teams are key to helping to make this vision a reality.

Moving to running a full 0-18 ministry across

Help the Hungry – how did it go?

This year “Help the Hungry” took place during the week beginning 12 June – and the theme was “EAT, PRAY, GIVE”!

How did go? We’d love to hear your stories on what you did and what you raised.

We asked you to:

– Think about what you eat

AfriGO: Suzanne Green reports…..

Early in 2016, long-time St Mungo’s members Andy and Suzanne Green came to tell us about a new role/ministry for Suzanne with international mission SIM.

Although Suzanne has done editorial work for SIM for more than 20 years, her writing and editing has always benefitted Western

Community Involvement Opportunities

Are you interesting in being good news to our local community? Do you have skills, time and/or a willingness to help others.

If the answer to these questions is “yes” or even “maybe”(!), please let Derek Thomson know. We have a range of different opportunities, one-off

Try Praying

On March 6th we launched a new initiative, another bridge building opportunity. We are joining with churches all across the nation in an initiative called try praying. Try praying is the simple idea of a 7 day prayer booklet designed for people who would not normally go to

Vision 2016: A Bridge Church

On Sunday January 24th at our Vision Sunday Malcolm shared his vision for this year that we would be a bridge church.

We have a number of upcoming bridge building opportunities this year. Events that make it easy for you invite your friends along.

A Valentine’s Day Conversation –

Swaziland Mission Trip 2016

Lynne Campbell will be leading a team of 12 adults on our second Mission Impact Trip to our mission partner, Potter’s Wheel Church in Swaziland between 22 Sept and 2 Oct 2016. The team have now been selected and preparations are well under way.

Watch the video or read