News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

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.

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