News in brief from around the local churches
Rutherglen Old Parish Church is hosting an Arts and Crafts workshop for Women’s Aid tomorrow (Thursday).
It will be held in the session house at 9.30am on July 23.
Croftfoot Parish Church will have its usual Rise and Shine childrens’club from August 3-7.
The church 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.
King’s Park Church is inviting all local families to come to a Community Festival which takes place tomorrow, (Thursday, July 23) in the church grounds from noon to 2pm.
Other activities for the community are the craft cafe (Monday afternoons from 1.30-3.30pm in the St Mungo Hall), the prayer walk – easy walking round the parish - (Monday evenings at 7-8pm), the fun and fitness class (10 -11.30am in the Lounge), the youth club for children between five and nine years of age (Tuesday afternoons 3.30-4.45pm) and the Discovery Holiday Club planned for each evening during the week from August 17-21.
During the summer months, Sunday worship is at 11am each week with children catered for in the all-age Summer Sunday School.
The gents carpet bowls are enjoying a well-earned rest following another busy session. In the singles, the final was won by Ricky McDermott with Bill Todd as runner-up. The aggregate was won by J. Riddell with Ian Barr s runner-up.
One innovation this year has been the welcome extended to children from Glasgow Life who have had a taster session; the five- to seven-year-old group were better on a shortened carpet while the older age group were starting to make use of the bias to play past the‘stick’.
The gents hope that a future bowler will emerge from this group of happy players.
Cambuslang Parish Church’s is getting set to host its summer holiday club.
This year’s event is entitled Polar Explorer, and will run from August 3-7.
It will take place from 10am-noon, in the church’s St Andrew’s building.
All primary school age children welcome - including all starting school in August.
It is free - but parents can make a donation if want to.
There will be games, singing, crafts, drama and lots of fun.
A spokesman said:“Come in out of the rain and join us!”
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 until August 13 on Thursdays from 10am-noon in the Roger Memorial building at 1 Kirkriggs Avenue.
Rutherglen West and Wardlawhill Church’s weekly friendship cafe offers a warm welcome.
The cafe runs every Tuesday from 10am-12pm in West and Wardlawhill Parish Church in Western Avenue, with children welcome.
Stonelaw Parish Church is inviting children in P1-P7 to become‘Polar Explorers’from August 10-14.
The club will last from 10.30am to 12.30pm and there will be games, music, drama and praise on offer. The Ice Theatre (movie time) will be in operation from August 10-13 and will last from 2.30pm till 4pm.
Stonelaw Parish Church is also 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 12-2pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Flemington Hallside Church is in Hamilton Road.
The Salvation Army in Rutherglen has a number of clubs for kids 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, every Tuesday morning from 9am.