Buchlyvie & Gartmore

Parish Churches 

Community Involvement

 

Start Up Stirling

 

Buchlyvie and Gartmore Churches supports Start Up Stirling, with a collection point in both Churches.

 

Both churches supported the Gate in Alloa for many years providing much produce for redistribution. In September 2022 the Kirk Sessions decided to collect on behalf of Start Up Stirling. For more information visit https://startupstirling.org.uk/

 

For more information on the Gate charity, please visit www.the-gate-charity.org

 

Giving

Over the past few years, members of the Church have donated to many Charities, including the following:

  • Strathcarron
  • CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland)
  • Farm Africa
  • Lady Haig Poppy Fund
  • RAF Benevolent Fund
  • Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society 
  • Blythswood Care
  • YES Tanzania
  • Christian Aid Refugee Fund
  • Christian Aid Nepal Earthquake Fund
  • National Amyloidosis Centre
  • Edinburgh Global Partnerships
  • Cambodian Community Dream Organisation
  • UNICEF Light for Syria appeal

 

Blythswood Care

The Church supports the Blythswood Care shoebox appeal. 

 

Eco Congregation

Both Buchlyvie and Gartmore churches are signed up as Eco Congregations.

One of the joint working groups is devoted to Eco Congregation activities. Click for more on Eco Congregation

Fairtrade

The Churches encourage support of Fairtrade, wherever possible. Fairtrade is available through www.fairtrade.net .

 

The Church also supports Fairtrade through the sale of Olive oil from Palestine and Kilombero rice. Buchlyvie and Gartmore Churches in partnership with the local schools have successfully completed at least four 90 Kg Kilombero Rice challenges.