News from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

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@ cale­do­nian­

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.

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