News in brief from 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 free tea, coffee, juice and food. The church will have its usual Rise and Shine childrens’club from August 3-7.
Many of King’s Park Church’s youth organisations have finished for the summer but the children are still welcome 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 3.30-4.45pm. All children aged five-nine are welcome.
Burnside Blairbeth Church are running a new service on the first Saturday of every month in the Rodger Memorial building in Kirkriggs Avenue. Messy Church 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 are holding a weekly coffee morning from July 2 until August 13 on Thursdays from 10am-noon in the Roger Memorial building at 1 Kirkriggs Avenue.
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.
It is held in the church hall at the Kirkhill building on Cairns Road 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 select a second-hand book.
The idea of the Meeting Place is to provide an informal, comfortable location 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, Wednesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm and 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 in Hamilton Road.
The Salvation Army in Rutherglen has a number of clubs for kids running each week.
On Tuesdays there is Kids Alive! JAM (Jesus and Me). There are songs, crafts, games and a Bible story from 5-6.30pm for ages 5-11.
Each Wednesday the Kids Club, for children aged 5-11 also runs from 5-6.30pm.
There are fun, games and a tuck shop at Sunshine Corner toddlers group, which meets every Tuesday morning from 9.45-11.30am. It is open to all pre-school 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.