News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

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.

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