News in brief from around the local churches
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.
King’s Park Church welcomes the pupils of King’s Park Primary School to the church on Wednesday morning at 10.30am for their end of session service.
As the school holidays approach, many of the youth organisations have finished for the summer but it should be remembered that children are still welcome to come to church each week at 11am when they can take part in the first part of the service and then leave to enjoy their own all-age summer Sunday school in the church hall.
After the service, everyone can join together in the large hall for tea, coffee, juice and biscuits. Another children’s activity still happening each week is the youth club on Wednesdays from 3.304.45pm, to which all children, aged five to nine, are welcome.
King’s Park Community Lunch Club takes place this Thursday, June18, in the church hall between noon and 2pm. This continues to be a very successful venture with a good number of people taking the chance to enjoy a nutritious three course meal for the very reasonable price of £3. New faces are always welcome to join in this community event.
King’s Park Brass are performing on Friday night in Rutherglen Town Hall. The senior, junior and youth bands are all taking part. Entry is £5 and only £1 for children. All are invited.
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 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.