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.

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.

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