News from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

Croft­foot Par­ish Church is host­ing a sem­i­nar to dis­cuss sci­ence and the Bi­ble on Satur­day, Septem­ber 13.

The speaker Dr Nagy Iskan­der, who is a fel­low of the Royal Col­lege of Sur­geons of Lon­don, will ad­dress the fol­low­ing top­ics:- Has sci­ence buried God? Noah ’Flood and the ge­o­log­i­cal lay­ers of the earth.

There will be a cof­fee break between the two pre­sen­ta­tions, and also an op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tions. Ad­mis­sion to the sem­i­nar is free and ev­ery­one is wel­come.

Sum­mer might be over, but Ruther­glen Old Par­ish is having a party.

This will take place on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 4, from 6.30-7.30pm, as they be­gin their new ses­sion of kids’ clubs. Start­ing on Septem­ber 11, the Kool Kids (for P1-P4) will meet from 6.30-7.30pm, while the 745 Club (for P5-P7) will meet from 7.30-8.30pm.

There are games, chats, sto­ries, a tuck shop and craft ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able each week.

Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church’s Boys Brigade Com­pany is get­ting ready to re­sume for the new ses­sion next week.

The highly-suc­cess­ful 217 Gil­bert­field Com­pany are re­cruit­ing now, for both boys and adult vol­un­teers.

Start­ing on Septem­ber 1 are the An­chor Boys, who meet each Mon­day from 6.307.30pm, for boys aged five-eight years (P1-P3).

On Tues­day, Septem­ber 2, the new ses­sion gets un­der­way for the Ju­nior Sec­tion, who meet from 7.30-9pm, for boys aged eight-11 years (P4-7).

Then on Fri­day, Septem­ber 5, the Com­pany/Se­nior Sec­tion meet from 7.1510pm. The Com­pany Sec­tion is for boys aged 11-15 (S1-3), and the se­nior sec­tion is for boys from 15-18 (S4 and over).

Forde­tails, email gilbert­field217@gmail.com, visit their web­site www.gilbert­field­217thbb.wee­bly.com, find their page on Face­book, or call 07899820442.

King’s Park Par­ish Church re­sumes its com­mu­nity lunch club this week. The first of th­ese will take place to­mor­row (Thurs­day) in the church hall from noon-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 just £3. New faces are always wel­come to join in this com­mu­nity event.

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.

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, with chil­dren wel­come.

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