News in brief from around the local churches
The Rutherglen Christian Aid committee are looking for support from the Royal Burgh.
A spokesman said:“Our next fundraising will be our annual door to door collection, which will take place on Christian Aid Week, when we rejoice in the 70th anniversary of its beginning.
“We commenced the week with a service in Burnside Church, when we heard, first hand , of some of the work carried out by our charity.
“In the past, the folks of Rutherglen have been most generous in their giving, and we anticipate another goodly collection. Times are hard for some of us here, but every donation, no matter how little, will make a difference to those in dire straits.”
Along with other churches, King’s Park members are engaged in collecting for Christian Aid Week which takes place this week, running until May 17.
This is a great opportunity for the community to respond to the many desperate situations at home and abroad.
Envelopes have been posted through doors and all collectors will have the necessary authentication. The Christian Aid Motto this year is: “We believe in life before death.”
The community is thanked for their support for this worthy cause.
Morning worship on Sunday May 17 is a Celebration of Youth service to which all are welcome. It will be conducted by Rev Sandra Boyd.
Stonelaw Parish Church’s annual holiday club heads to the frozen Arctic for five icy days this August.
With the help of Sir Random Finds and Bare Feet, children who are currently in primary school are invited to go.
It will be free of charge and the Holiday Club runs Monday to Friday from 10.30am12.30pm, from August 10-14.
They also plan to open an ice cinema each afternoon from 2.30-4pm with freezing cold films to watch.
Burnside Blairbeth Church is holding a weekly Tuesday coffee morning with homebaking served in the gathering area from 10amnoon.
Cambuslang Parish Church’s community cafe continues to operate.
The organisers invite the local community to go along and enjoy a drink and a tasty snack in warm, comfortable surroundings each week.
It is held in the church hall at the Kirkhill building on Cairns Road. The cafe is open on Wednesdays from10am-noon.
Rutherglen West and Wardlawhill Church’s weekly friendship cafe offers a warm welcome.
The cafe runs every Tuesday from 10am-noon in West and Wardlawhill Parish Church in Western Avenue, with children welcome.
Stonelaw Parish Church is inviting the local community into the building. The Meeting Place door is open to the public every weekday.
Visitors can drop in, drink coffee, browse the range of Fairtrade products, and even select 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 without any obligation.
It is open every Monday to Friday, 10.30am-12.30pm, and also Thursday afternoons 2-4pm, and Wednesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm.
As well as weekdays, the Meeting Place is open from 10.30am–12.30pm each Saturday.
Flemington Hallside Church continues to welcome the public to its community cafe each week.
The cafe runs two days a week and is open from noon-2pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Flemington Hallside Church is located on Hamilton Road.
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 are 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, tuck shop and Sunshine Corner toddlers group, which meets every Tuesday morning, from 9.45-11.30am. It is open to all pre-school age youngsters.
Croftfoot Parish now holds two Sunday evening services each month. They take place on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
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.