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Church planting efforts revive in Scotland

Derrick Thames was pastoring a Church of the Nazarene in Erskine, Scotland, when he began dreaming of a creative solution to a local problem: there were no Nazarene churches north of the city of Perth, and there had not been a successful church plant in Scotland in the past 20 years. During their
30 May 2019
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UK church members help save lives through train ministry

Milliken Park is a small train station outside of Glasgow, Scotland, where trains frequently pass through at high speeds. Because of its small size and lack of staff, it’s a place where some attempt to take their own lives. In response, the local police and Network Rail are working with local
16 Apr 2018
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Glasgow church invests in community

On the east side of Glasgow, Scotland, wedged between an Indian take-out restaurant and a tiny convenience store, is a row of shuttered windows. Above are the words “THE CHARTER,” with a “For Sale” sign that cuts off the word “BAR.” The paint is shabby, the walls have been tagged with graffiti more
12 Mar 2018
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M+Power volunteer continues friendship with refugee families

One year after Anderson Sanchez volunteered at a refugee camp where he became close to some of the families, he spent three weeks visiting them in their new northern European homes. A university student in Manchester, U.K., Anderson gave the summer of 2016 as an M+Power volunteer. He joined other
13 Dec 2017
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Scotland church experiences rebirth

When then-District Superintendent Philip McAlister arrived at the Headwell Church of the Nazarene on Easter Sunday 2015, he hoped to bring encouragement to the small, struggling congregation. Through difficult times, the congregation had been whittled down to almost nothing, but several were still
07 Jul 2017
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Glasgow church opens doors to asylum seekers

On any given night when a football (soccer) game is on TV, you might find 40 to 50 men watching together at Parkhead Church of the Nazarene in the east end of Glasgow, Scotland. Some are Scottish, others are living as refugees from countries including Syria and Sudan. “For the East Enders of Glasgow
08 Jun 2017
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Daring to dream: UK Nazarenes learn ways to break down barriers

Removing barriers was a recurring theme of Dare 2 Dream, the second conference of its kind for the Church of the Nazarene in the United Kingdom, held in Paisley, Scotland, 17-19 March. “Breaking down the walls – like Jericho,” said one participant. The metaphor took on an unusual meaning in this
05 May 2017
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Scotland church members journey with people displaced by refugee crisis

Most newspapers include stories of the war-ravaged Middle East and the millions of people displaced by violence. Readers will also find articles about refugee camps, border closures, and world leaders negotiating the numbers their nations can take. These issues have made their way into the world's
27 Jan 2017
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Ian Wills takes lead for Northern Europe

Ian Wills became the new field strategy coordinator for Eurasia’s Northern Europe Field in August. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, he is a fourth generation Nazarene. He worked in finance and banking for several years before studying theology, earning a Bachelor of Divinity and a Master of
21 Dec 2016
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Longtime Scottish missionary doctor Samuel Hynd remembered

Dr Samuel Hynd (left) with business mogul Natie Kirsh in an undated picture. ( Swazi Observer photo) Dr Samuel Hynd, a longtime Scottish missionary to Swaziland, passed away August 18 at the age of 91. Hynd was born on 19 December 1924 in the home of his grandfather, George Sharpe, the founder of
18 Aug 2016
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