News from around the local churches
Cambuslang Parish Church’s walking group will hold their next outing on Saturday September 6.
This will be the next 11.5 miles of the John Muir Way, Falkirk Wheel to Linlithgow.
Anyone who is interested in going along should meet outside Cambuslang Parish Church at 8.30am.
Full details of the programme for this year are on the Cambuslang Parish Church website at www.cambuslangparishchurch.org.uk/ Look under Organisations, then select Walking Group.
The King’s Park Church halls are buzzing with activity this week as the local children enjoy the annual holiday club. The club is on every evening from 6.30-8.30pm when children can enjoy a variety of activities from arts and crafts to singing and games, all based on the theme of Fit for a King. All primary age children are welcome to any or all sessions.
Meanwhile, the older gents in the church are looking forward to another season of carpet bowls. The gents carpet bowls club runs from September to June. Meeting every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1.30-4pm, membership is £20 for the season.
Each day, players are guaranteed plenty of bowling with 12 ends being played before tea and then as many as can be fitted in after the break. Old and new members are invited to come along on the first Tuesday in September to enjoy some good sport and good company.
Another popular activity due to resume after the holidays is the community lunch club. The first of these will take place on Thursday August 28 in the church hall between noon and 2pm. This continues to be a very successful venture with a good number of people taking the chance to enjoy a nutritious three course meal for the very reasonable price of £3. New faces are always welcome to join in this community event.
Stonelaw Parish Church is holding the Meeting Place every weekday, where visitors can drop in, drink coffee, browse their range of Fairtrade products and choose a secondhand book.
The idea of the Meeting Place is to provide an informal, comfortable location, open to the whole community, for people to drop by.
It is open every Monday to Friday, 10.30am-12.30pm, and also Thursday afternoons 2-4pm and Wednesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm.
Flemington Hallside Church’s community cafe is running two days a week. Based at the church in Hamilton Road, the cafe offers lunches, snacks and drinks.
The cafe is open from noon to 2pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Cambuslang Parish Church’s community cafe is running each week.
It is held in the Kirkhill building hall and the organisers are inviting the local community to go along and enjoy a drink and a tasty snack in warm, comfortable surroundings. The cafe is open each Wednesday from 10am until noon.
Rutherglen West and Wardlawhill Church’s weekly friendship cafe is offering a warm welcome.
The cafe runs every Tuesday from 10am until noon in West and Wardlawhill Parish Church in Western Avenue.
There are distractions provided for children too!
The Salvation Army in Rutherglen have a number of clubs for kids each week.
On Tuesdays there is Kids Alive! JAM (Jesus and Me), with songs, crafts, games and a Bible story from 5-6.30pm for ages 5-11.
Each Wednesday there is the Kids Club for children aged 5-11, which also runs from 5-6.30pm.
There are games and a tuck shop.