One journey, many roads
The Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland which invites and encourages both women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enables them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action.
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The Guild at Pathhead meet fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm. There is a wide and varied syllabus and new members are always welcome.
The six new Guild projects
The six new projects are:
- The Vine Trust – the Kazunzu Village of Hope in Tanzania Working with the Vine Trust and their partners on the ground, the Guild will help them take forward the development of a sustainable village with homes, a school, a health centre, a community hub and 40 individual homes. The large family homes will enable young families to serve as foster parents to four or five orphan children identified by the Church in partnership with community leaders and social services. Self-sustainability will come through agriculture, gardening, fish-farming and the development of a transport business.
- Beat – ‘Blether with Beat’, Scotland Eating disorders have a huge impact on young people and on their families. This project will help develop a network of young ambassadors who will work in schools, colleges and universities as well as with church congregations, the Boys’ Brigade, the Girls’ Brigade and school chaplains to raise awareness of the impact of eating disorders and to encourage people to seek help. In addition, the charity hopes that by engaging with the Guild its members will be better informed and will be able to open doors to meetings with community leaders, GP practice managers, teachers and others, to share resources and key messages about eating disorders.
- Home for Good, Scotland Home for Good is a Christian charity dedicated to finding a home for every child who needs one. The charity works to inspire people to think about fostering and adoption. It also equips churches to welcome these families and help support people on their journeys. This project will allow Home for Good to reach all parts of Scotland and will also enable them to build their network of volunteers. Once trained, these volunteers can run events, offer training and build support groups which provide much needed encouragement for these families. Home for Good wants all children to find a loving home and this project will help them to do that.
- Pioneers – Chocolate heaven, South East Asia This project will help build and develop a factory to support the production of sustainable chocolate production in South East Asia. The project’s success will be measured by: more farmers receiving fair prices; more workers experiencing regular employment – many for the first time; more parents able to provide a bright future for their children; and it could also mean the start of a network of people choosing Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
- UNIDA – ‘Hear our voice!’, Brazil‘ Faith in the Future’ is a project at Faculdade Unida de Vitória (UNIDA), a higher education institution in Brazil, designed to empower young women through theological education. UNIDA believes in an education that can transform lives in a violently unjust Brazilian society. Their project has three core elements: providing access to accredited theological education for young women through special scholarships; equipping young women for leadership in churches, faith-based organisations and wider civil society through practical education; and mentoring young women through accompaniment and work placements.
- Starchild, Uganda Starchild are hoping that, together with the support of the Guild, they will be able to build a centre where children with a range of learning disabilities – but particularly autism – can come to learn alongside their peers. In Uganda, children with learning disabilities are often hidden away and do not receive the education they should. This project hopes to tackle that stigma, support the children and their families and also help to educate community leaders.