News from around the local churches
Carol services at the Town Hall arranged by the Salvation Army will take place today (Wednesday, December 3), at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
The Salvation Army will also be holding a coffee morning on December 10, running from 10-11.30am at their hall in King Street.
Flemington Hallside Church is holding its Christmas mega fayre on Saturday, December 6.
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, knik-naks, gardening club stalls and a toy stall.
A DVD afternoon for P1 to P5 children will take place in the large hall at King’s Park Church this Saturday, December 6, from 2-4pm. The price of £1 includes juice and sweets.
Also on Saturday, from 4pm to 6pm there will be a family fun time when children and their parents can enjoy a time of games, arts and crafts and yummy food. All welcome.
On Sunday, December 7, at 6.30pm, the Service of Remembrance takes place when those who have lost a loved one can come together for an act of worship and reflection.
St Cuthbert’s Church in Cambuslang is having a Christmas coffee morning this Saturday, December 6.
It will take place from 11am-1pm, with all the usual stalls. Entry is £2 for adults 50p for children.
Rutherglen Old Parish Church’s next monthly coffee morning will be on Saturday, December 13, from 10am till noon when the usual supply of cakes will be available to enjoy at home, after having a tea/ coffee with baking. This will be held in the downstairs hall which has full access for the less able.
Caledonian Voices will perform at Stonelaw Church on Friday, December 19, and are promising a suitably festive show.
It’s the third year in a row that the choir will be appearing at Stonelaw, and the funds raised on the night will go towards a good cause too, in the shape of the Cambuslang and Rutherglen Reachout Trust.
Caledonian Voices consists of singers who are either embarking on a professional career or who are still studying at university, but want to keep singing in a chamber choir.
It’s the brainchild of Calum Fraser and Rutherglen man Andrew McTaggart, a former Stonelaw pupil who stayed near Dryburgh Avenue.
The Christmas concert is on Friday, December 19, at Stonelaw Church.
Tickets are available by emailing info@ caledonianvoices.co.uk
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 7.308.30pm 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 second-hand 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.
However, the cafe will be closed for four consecutive Wednesdays, December 17, 24, 31 and January 7. They will re-open on Wednesday January 14 and look forward to welcoming customers old and new in the New Year.
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
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.
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.