News from around the local churches
Burnside Blairbeth Church are holding their Christmas fayre this Saturday, November 8. It will take place in the main hall, on Church Avenue, from 10am-noon. There will be a wide variety of stalls from books to fancy goods and all those little extras for Christmas. Tea, coffee and home baking will be served. Admission is £2, payable at the door. Children are free.
Flemington Hallside Church is holdings its Christmas mega fayre on Saturday, November 29. This will take place from 11am until 2pm. There will be two tea rooms, a Christmas stall, cake and candy, cards , towels, a bottle stall, candlecraft and knitwear, toiletries, nik-naks, gardening club stalls and a toy stall.
One of the organisations in King’s Park Church that does great work for others is the Guild – now open to men, as well as women, of all ages.
Meetings are held on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm in the large hall when those attending enjoy a talk by a visiting speaker followed by what has been described as‘the best cup of tea’.
This week the Guild welcomes Paula Pinda to talk about the Guild project, Crossreach Heart for Art. Next Wednesday, November 12, there will be no afternoon meeting but instead invite all to a charity night, beginning 7.30pm in aid of Heart for Art and Mary’s Meals.
This promises to be a very special night when the entertainers are the Close Shave Barber Chorus. Tickets, priced £3.50, include tea and cakes. All welcome.
The Gents’Carpet Bowls are now well into their season, meeting every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm for 1.30pm. As yet no draws have been made for the singles or pairs ties but the weekly games are played with great gusto.
According to Jim Riddell, the club correspondent, the players are so skilful that no applause is given to excellent shots; rather it’s the poor shots that evoke some friendly banter such as a call for new glasses! This is a very friendly group who invite new members to come along and give it a try. Help can be given if required.
The monthly coffee morning in Rutherglen Old Parish Church will take place on November 8 at 10am till noon.
Tea/coffee and cakes will be available at amodest cost of £2, and some cakes will be on sale to enjoy with friends and family at home.
The church will be open on November 11, for members of the public to have a period of silence at 11am. Since it is 100 years since the commencement of WW I, it was felt appropriate to remember, in this way, all who have served our country in conflict.
Meanwhile, Christian Aid representatives are delighted with the response of friends who attended their recent annual coffee morning, in spite of inclement weather.
The amount raised was £389, all of which will go to people who are in real need, to help them have clean water and grow food, among other things.
The committee thank everyone who contibuted and helped in any way.
St Cuthbert’s Episcopal Church in Cambuslang are having a pie and peas quiz night this Friday, November 7, at 7.30pm. All welcome.
St Bride’s Parish Church in Cambuslang has a busy few weeks ahead.
They will host a table top sale on November 9, and a family night on November 15.
They will celebrate St Andrew’s Night on November 29.
There’s a couple of events scheduled soon at Fernhill and Cathkin Church.
Upcoming events in Fernhill and Cathkin are:
November 29, Christmas Fayre, 10am-2pm.
December 18, Erskine Community Choir and Christingle service, followed by supper.
Croftfoot Parish is now holding two Sunday evening services each month, on the second and fourth Sundays.
A healing service will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. The church will continue to have the healing hour from 7.30-8.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
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.
Burnside Blairbeth Church is holding its weekly Tuesday coffee morning.
Tea, coffee and home baking will be served in the gathering area from 10am-noon. All are welcome.
The Salvation Army in Rutherglen has a number of clubs for kids running each week.
On Tuesdays, there’s Kids Alive! JAM (Jesus and Me). There’s songs, crafts, games and a Bible story, from 5-6.30pm every Tuesday, for ages five-11 years.
Each Wednesday, there’s the Kids Club, for children aged five-11, which also runs from 5-6.30pm.
There’s fun, games and a tuck shop.
There’s also the Sunshine Corner toddlers group, which meets every Tuesday with morning and afternoon sessions.
The morning session runs from 9.45-11.30am, and in the afternoon, it’s from 12.452.30pm. It is open to all pre-school aged children.