Having fun in the sun
A Rutherglen church brought a taste of the summer holidays to people who don’t get the chance to go abroad.
Rutherglen United Reformed Church ran its Holiday@Home event last month, and it proved to be a major success.
The event is primarily aimed at providing those within the fellowship of the church who would find it difficult to go on holiday the chance to have that ‘holiday feeling’ whilst staying at home.
To boost the holiday atmosphere other members are encouraged to go along and join in the fun.
This year the Church Fellowship Group organised three outings within the week for the 30 participants – Ayr, Callander, and New Lanark – and also provided the holiday makers with a home cooked meal in the church at the end of the day.
Minister, John Sanderson, said: “Once again it has been a huge success with everyone enjoying the outings and the hospitality provided.
“It’s great that, as part of our mission as a church, we can provide this opportunity for fellowship and fun, to all who are in some way connected to our church who might otherwise not get a holiday.
“A big thank you goes to both the members of the Fellowship Group as well as those who help with the catering.
“Such is the popularity of this event that some of those who participated this year are already asking what’s happening in 2016.”
Walk on by The St Bride’s Group enjoyed a great day out (above)
Bridge too far The walkers came across the bridge immortalised in Rabbie Burns’ Tam O’Shanter poem Hoof it This creature proved popular on the journey (left)
Beach life The beach south of Ayr was a welcome sight for the walkers (below)
Big day out Members of Rutherglen’s United Reformed Church enjoyed their Holiday@Home event in Callandar, with Verity Watson (92) taking along the Reformer as well