Hope Youth Corps say goodbye to Glasgow


Over the last couple of weeks, the Hope Youth Corps has been serving different communities around Glasgow.  Young people from as far away as Denmark, Sweden and USA came together with others from England and Scotland to spend two weeks together in Glasgow to help serve communities in need.  They have achieved much in the short time they were in Glasgow.  On the southside of Glasgow, they helped clean up a public park and in the north of Glasgow they joined the Love Milton project for a week.

Love Milton is a community charity set up to improve an area of north west Glasgow which was savaged by drug abuse in the 1980s.  In recent WP_20160623_14_36_18_Proyears, the area has improved a great deal, but the long term effects of the recent past are still felt.  The Hope Youth Corps helped the Love Milton volunteers make a difference across different parts of Milton.  The Love Milton team were very grateful to have the Hope Youth Corps help them for a few days and celebrated all that had been achieved on the last day with pizza cooked in their outdoor pizza oven.

As well as serving the community, the Hope Youth Corps was also involved in out reach with the Glasgow Church of Christ and hosted a couple of Bible discussions in cafes along Byres Road in the West End of Glasgow.  A big part Hope Youth Corps is building relationships and they really excelled in this area.  Strong relationships were forged with the workers and volunteers of Love Milton, the members and families of the Glasgow Church of Christ and most importantly with each other, most of whom didn’t know each other until they got off the plane in Glasgow.

The group also spent a weekend in Edinburgh, visiting the Edinburgh International Church of Christ.  Stay in the homes of the families there and leading the worship at their Sunday church service.

The Group were lead by Andy and Tammy Fleming (Birmingham) and supported by Paolo and Cara Ugolini (Glasgow), Jack Legon (London) and Naomi Rowden (Birmingham).

Serving with LoveMilton also taught the HYC participants about building roots in a community and making an impact from seasoned community workers in Glasgow.  The participants were also deeply moved by the warmth, generosity and openness of all the people they met throughout Scotland along the way.  It was a “give-and-get” experience, and everyone involved certainly felt like they got something special from the time, even as they sought to give.

They came to change the world and in a small way, that is exactly what they did.  They helped change the southside and Milton in Glasgow by their serving.  They encouraged and built relationships with local volunteers.  They built relationships with the members of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Churches of Christ, inspiring their families, teens and pre-teens and most importantly built lifetime long relationships and memories with each other.


Helping out at Love Milton

The time in Scotland was such a eye opening for me thank you Glasgow for us a lovely welcome and just loving and hosting us. I love you guys God be with you! Thank you Glasgow!


Working in the Milton Orchard

Our time in Glasgow was not only made beautiful by the amazing city that hosted us, but also by the amazing church that inspired me. Their love for God is incredibly admirable and has stirred up my faith for the kingdom! Thank you Glasgow!

Enjoying Love Milton

Enjoying Love Milton

Was EPIC, Inspiring, truly awesome. Once in a life time experience. Unforgettable time!

Visit to Loch Lomond

Visit to Loch Lomond

Proverbs 11:25

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

Hope Youth Corps

Hope Youth Corps

Hebrews 13:16

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

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Marriage and Parenting Workshop

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June 4th 1pm – 5pm

Ruchill Parish Church

Presented by Corey and Angela Stuck

Based on the book You and Me Forever by Francis Chan

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May 22, 2016 · 9:49 am

GlasGROW in 2016

Last weekend we kicked off our church theme for the 2016 of GlasGROW.  We hope to see our church grow spiritually and getting closer to God and also see numeric growth in terms of our fellowship growing in size.

We are looking forward to seeing what God is going to do in the year ahead.  We are excited to be have Paolo and Cara Ugolini now settled in Glasgow after morning from the Washington DC area of the United States last year.

This weekend was a time of encouragement for the church.  We had Mulligan and Jo Price (who originally planted the church in 2001) from Belfast joining us for the weekend.  They joined us for our church banquet and Mulligan also served the church by preaching on Sunday afternoon.  During our time of fellowship the following video of photos and video greetings was shown to the church.


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Brothers in Christ

Paul and Francis Ibe

Paul and Francis Ibe

Today was a very special day for the Glasgow Church of Christ.  In a chilly Loch Lomond, surrounded by snow peaked mountains, Paul Ibe was baptised into Christ.  Paul is the brother of Francis, another member of the Glasgow Church of Christ.  Paul and Francis are now both physical and spiritual brothers, together encouraging and spurring one another on to a live in Christ.

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. – Luke 15:10

William baptising Paul in Loch Lomond

William baptising Paul in Loch Lomond

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Third Paul-Okoh Family Member Baptised

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

On the 2nd November 2014, Isaac Paul-Okoh became the third family member to get baptised. Isaac, who soon turns 17 years old, moved from Nigeria to Glasgow around six years ago.  In this time he has matured as a teenager with a great love for God and love for others.  It is incredible seeing family bonds strengthen through being bonded together with the love of Christ.

The church celebrated with Isaac with joyful song, prayers and sharing pizza together.

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New Church Website

New Glasgow Website

New Glasgow Website

The Glasgow Church of Christ has launched its new website.  The new website has a more contemporary look and feel and has easier navigation for both visitors and members alike.  It is the third deployment of the “ICOC Web App Platform” (following the previous deployments for the London International Church of Christ – http://www.thelondonchurch.org and the Birmingham International Church of Christ – http://www.birminghamchurch.org.uk ).

Other benefits include: improved content management, making the site easier to be updated;  Use of current web technologies, making it fully operational on more browsers; improved SEO, enabling the site to rise higher in the search engine rankings.

The previous Glasgow Church of Christ website is still accessible at http://www.glasgowchurch.org.uk/OldHome.asp:


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Trained Ministry Couple wanted to work with the Glasgow Church of Christ


The Glasgow Church of Christ is looking for a trained ministry couple to lead the church and equip the disciples for works of services.

About the Church

We are a church of 18 disciples (a mixture of marrieds, singles and students) with eight children.  On a typical Sunday we generally have between 4 and 8 visitors attending our worship service. The church has been in Glasgow for ten years and good connections with other churches around the UK and we regularly meet up with the Edinburgh church for joint services.  London is only 4 ½ hours away by train.  The church was planted in 2001.

About Glasgow

Glasgow itself is a wonderful city.  It is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the whole of the UK.  It has a population of around 650,000 people with a population of around 2,000,000 in the Greater Glasgow metropolitan area.  Half of the population of Scotland lives within an hour of the city.  It was once a major industrial city (at one point producing 80% of the world’s ships), but it went through a heavy decline in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.  Since then it has reinvented itself as a centre of business and commerce.  

Glasgow is also well placed for visiting the amazing Scottish highlands, with Loch Lomond (the gateway to the Scottish Highlands) a mere 30 minutes from the city.


The people of Glasgow are known for their friendliness which is mixed with raw honesty, Glaswegians do not hold back from saying what they think.  Famous Glaswegians include Billy Connolly (Actor/Comedian), Sir Alex Ferguson (ex-manager of Manchester United FC) and Lord Kelvin (Scientist after whom the Kelvin temperature scale was named after), plus numerous pop groups.

This summer, Glasgow becomes the host city of the Commonwealth Games (a mini Olympics for the member countries of the British Commonwealth) – http://www.glasgow2014.com/

Within the city itself there are three universities (Glasgow, Strathclyde and Caledonian) and the world renowned Glasgow School of Art, with another university in the Greater Glasgow area (over 82,000 students in total).  Glasgow University is the fourth oldest in the English speaking world and one of Scotland’s few ancient universities.  Glasgow University is a member of the elite Russell group of universities in the UK.  William Barclay, the New Testament commentator was professor of NT Studies at Glasgow University.  Alexander Campbell realised that people had to repent and be baptised for the forgiveness of sins while he was a student at Glasgow University.  The first Church of Christ meetings took place in Glasgow.

About the Role

We are looking for a couple who have ministry experience and are looking to help build the church in the one of the largest cities of the UK.  The role will include:

  • Combining past experience together with present faith
  • Leading through the local leadership team
  • Regular ministry discipleship times with the Flemings in Birmingham via Skype and in person
  • Organising and planning a variety of church events
  • Being a visionary and leading the church towards the vision
  • Training the leadership team and other members of the church in the areas of leadership and public speaking
  • The role will be financially supported by the UK missions fund, but we would expect whoever fulfils the roles to help the church become self-supporting financially

For more information, please contact either William Smith (whsmith2000@hotmail.com) or Adam Birr (abirr@hotmail.com)

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