News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - NEWS FROM THE PEWS -

Ruther­glen Old Parish Church are hold­ing Thought­ful Thurs­days each week. This is a chance to spend a quiet time in the church, on Ruther­glen Main Street, from noon till 2pm. Tea and bis­cuits will be avail­able, but bring your own packed lunch.

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 from10am­noon.

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.

King’s Park Church are run­ning the Dis­cov­ery Hol­i­day Club, start­ing on Mon­day Au­gust 17.

The theme is Waste Watch­ers and the church are look­ing at how we re-cy­cle our waste.

They meet Mon­day to Thurs­day 6.30pm-8.30pm and fin­ish 7.30pm with a par­ents night on the Fri­day. Cost 50p per child per evening.

Stonelaw Parish Church are run­ning their Po­lar Ex­plor­ers Club for young ones this week.

Chil­dren in P1 to P7 are welcome at the club, which runs through un­til Fri­day (Au­gust 14).

The club will last from 10.30am un­til 12.30pm each day, and there will be games, mu­sic, drama and praise tak­ing place as part of it.

Their Ice Theatre will also be in op­er­a­tion to­day and to­mor­row (Au­gust 12 and 13) from 2.30pm un­til 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.

A Mass to celebrate the 60th an­niver­sary of the parish at St. Bartholomew’s in Castlemilk will take place on Mon­day Au­gust 24 (Feast of St. Bartholomew) at 7pm.

For­mer clergy, sis­ters, civic lead­ers and oth­ers who have con­nec­tions with our parish have been in­vited.

There are no tick­ets and all are welcome to at­tend.

A re­cep­tion will take place in the hall af­ter­wards.

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.

St Colum­bkille’s Parish Church in Ruther­glen are invit­ing peo­ple to get crafty.

For the church are run­ning a weekly craft group.

It meets ev­ery Tues­day from 11am un­til 1pm.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude knit­ting, cro­chet, sewing and chat­ting.

The church are then run­ning their First Tues­day Club. The club was es­tab­lished to pro­vide a fo­rum for peo­ple suf­fer­ing from De­men­tia and of equal im­por­tance for their Car­ers.

The club meets on the first Tues­day of ev­ery month be­tween 1.30pm and 3.30pm in the church hall.

St. Colum­bkille’s Charis­matic Prayer Group are con­tin­u­ing to meet weekly.

The fo­cus of Charis­matic Re­newal and a de­sire to be able to give Praise and Glory to the Lord. The group meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 7pm till 8.30pm in the Hall, room one.

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.

This 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.

The church is also hold­ing a cof­fee morn­ing to­mor­row, Au­gust 13, from 10am-noon in the Roger Me­mo­rial build­ing at 1 Kirkriggs Av­enue.

If your church has any news then con­tact jonathan.ged­des@ trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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