News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

Croft­foot Parish Church are hav­ing a fam­ily fun day on Satur­day, June 27, run­ning from noon-3pm.

There will be a bouncy cas­tle, face paint­ing, and var­i­ous other fun things for the chil­dren, all free.

There will also be tea, cof­fee, juice and food, again, all free.

The church has con­firmed it will be hav­ing its usual Rise and Shine chil­drens’club from Au­gust 3-7.

Ruther­glen Old Parish Church will be open from 10am on­wards on Lan­de­mer Day, June 13.

Vis­tors will be wel­come to view the sanc­tu­ary and par­take of the tea/cof­fee and cakes which will be avail­able in the all day tea­room, at an in­clu­sive cost of £2. Freshly filled rolls will also be on sale.

A friendly wel­come awaits ev­ery­one who would like a rest from the out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and bus­tle.

Mean­while, the church is now hold­ing Thought­ful Thurs­days.

This of­fers peo­ple the chance to spend a quiet calm time at Ruther­glen Old Parish Church on Thurs­days from noon till 2pm, com­menc­ing June 25. Tea, cof­fee and bis­cuits will be avail­able - but bring your own packed lunch.

Although many or­gan­i­sa­tions are near­ing the end of an­other ses­sion at King’s Park Church, there are sev­eral regular meet­ings still con­tin­u­ing. One of th­ese is the ever popular Bi­ble Study group, aka God-Tok, which meets at 7pm in the St Mungo Hall ev­ery Mon­day evening.

All are wel­come to come along to this and of course to Sun­day wor­ship each Sun­day morn­ing at 11am.

Dur­ing the sum­mer months, chil­dren of all ages are in­vited to at­tend the Sum­mer Sun­day School which takes place in the large hall at the same time as the ser­vice. It should be noted that trans­port to any church event can be ar­ranged for any­one re­quir­ing this ser­vice.

More in­for­ma­tion about King’s Park Church can be found on the church web-site Al­ter­na­tively, tele­phone the church on 0141 636 8688 or email: kingsparkchurch@ bt­con­

Burn­side Blair­beth Church are run­ning a new ser­vice each month.

It will take place on the first Satur­day of ev­ery month in the Rodger Me­mo­rial build­ing in Kirkriggs Av­enue, and is known as Messy Church, which is aimed at fam­i­lies.

It starts with an hour of crafts and games, where those tak­ing part might get messy, and is fol­lowed by a ‘cel­e­bra­tion’with a Bi­ble story and singing, fin­ish­ing with a two course meal to­gether.

To find out more, con­tact the church of­fice on 634 7383 or take a look at the Face­book page Burn­side Blair­beth Messy Church.

Burn­side Blair­beth Church is hold­ing a weekly Tues­day cof­fee morn­ing with

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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