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“In Giving Of Ourselves, We Received”

“In Giving Of Ourselves, We Received”

For one day every year, the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council Team devote time to reflecting on their work and to strengthening the bonds between the individual team members.

This year, the team chose to take a first-hand approach and to connect with an issue they frequently speak out about on national and local levels – homelessness.

When they heard that our Cunningham House foyer was in need of freshening up, they decided to come and spend the morning painting this first point of ‘welcome’ to the service.

Slightly nervous and not really knowing what to expect, the team arrived armed with their brushes, paint and overalls.

Afterwards, we caught up with team member Andrew Tomlinson who said,

“We saw first-hand something of the realities facing people who have no home, and will draw from this experience when addressing issues of homelessness in the future.”

“The team engaged in other activities later on in the day but the highlight for each and every one of us was the time we spent at Cunningham House.  It is a privilege to know we have played a small part in creating the initial ‘welcome’ to the service.  In giving of ourselves, we have truly received.”

Thank you to the Church and Society Team for all their hard work and for providing this wonderful facelift to the Cunningham House foyer.



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