Author: Neil

Inservice Day Club

We had a great day today at Hope Hub, the inservice day club saw 34 children plus the band of helpers have a fantastic time. The theme of this in service day was Love, after all it is the 14th of February, with songs crafts games quizes and of course eats the children had a brilliant day from 9.00am till 3.00pm. We are already looking forward to the next one in May.

Hope Hub Visit

Today at the Hub (Monday, 22nd January) we had a visit from the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of South Lanarkshire, Sandy Wilkie. Sandy was met by trustees Ian Watson, Peter Simpson and Ian Scott. He was very impressed with our vision for the area, both as a church and as an outreach to the folks within the area, and was equally impressed with the building and our vision that we had for that. He departed after an hour wishing us well for the future.

Car Parking Upgrade

Quietly, (if you can call a JCB quiet), in the background the car park at the Hope Hub was upgraded and now has parking for over 30 vehicles.
Security and courtesy lighting was also installed making it secure at any time night or day.

working hard getting the “Macadam” down, and preparing the roadway.

The new entrance to the car park, no more potholes, no more puddles!

The finished job: Completed November 2017

The Upgrade was financed by a gift offering from Hope Church (Free Church of Scotland).


Come Paint With Us

The Come Paint With Us Art Class meets in the newly created Hope Hub at 183A Carlisle Road, Blackwood.
The Class normally meet on a Tuesday afternoon in one of the new meeting rooms. “It has all the space we need, a place to wash our brushes, and most important a place to make a cup of tea.” Commented Anne Scott, the class organiser.
Other members liked the rural outlook from the class room, saying “it gave them inspiration!”
All the Classes’ hard work culminated in an art exhibition, again held in the “Hub”, on Saturday 18th November 2017, where their work was greatly admired.

The Exhibition was supported by Dr Lisa Cameron MP, seen here admiring some of the exhibits.

The day was well attended and raised £500 for the Hope Hub.

Development Support

The Hope Hub SCIO is greatly appreciative and acknowledges the support of the after-named, enabling the further development of the Community Facility Church project.

South Lanarkshire Council Renewable Energy Fund – Community Development Fund
Ferguson Bequest Fund
Baird Trust
Hope Free Church
James T Howat Charitable Trust

In-Service Day Fun


Fifty local children enjoyed a day of fun at the inaugural Hope Church In-Service Day club on Monday 21st November. The wonderful surroundings of Hope Hub provided the venue for a fabulous day of games, craft, bible stories, quizzes and challenges.

A team of twenty volunteers welcomed the children from 9am and guided them through a high paced range of activities. Snacks and lunch were all provided as the children learned from bible characters Samson and Gideon on a theme based on emotions cemented through the recent children’s favourite film ‘Inside Out’

A Hope Church spokesperson commented “what a privilege it’s been to have this day with these wonderful children. We’ve had the most fantastic day and due to the uptake, plan to run the club again in February and May.