News from around the lo­cal churches

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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.

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