News from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

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 at­bus­lang­ 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.

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