Hav­ing fun in the sun

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

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

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