News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

Stonelaw Parish Church have an­nounced the head­lin­ers for their next acous­tic night.

The Mairs Fam­ily Band will per­form at the Meet­ing Place on Fri­day Septem­ber 25.

The group con­sist of Alan, Louise and Hazel Mairs, and they’ll be joined on five string banjo by the ac­com­plished mu­si­cian Danny Hart.

The band fea­tures all in­stru­ments and all styles, and are the reg­u­lar hosts of the Church’s monthly acous­tic nights.

Alan Mairs, a fid­dler, man­dolin and guitar player, was one of the founder mem­bers of blue­grass band Old Hick­ory, who were Scot­land’s first blue­grass band when they formed in the 1970s af­ter see­ing The Blue­grass Boys at their one and only Scot­tish gig in April 1975

Louise Mairs then played dou­ble bass with Old Hick­ory dur­ing the 1980s, and also plays rhythm guitar.

Her main in­stru­ment with the Mairs Fam­ily Band is the do­bro.

Hazel Mairs is the daugh­ter of Louise and Alan and pro­vides a rock steady rhythm on dou­ble bass and man­dolin.

An en­try fee of £5 is sug­gested as a do­na­tion to the church, chil­dren go free and cof­fee/tea and home­made cakes are pro­vided on the night. Stonelaw Parish Church is also con­tin­u­ing to in­vite the lo­cal com­mu­nity into the build­ing, with the Meet­ing Place door be­ing open ev­ery weekday.

Visi­tors can drop in, drink cof­fee, browse Fair­trade prod­ucts and se­lect a sec­ond­hand book.It is open ev­ery Mon­day to Fri­day, 10.30am12.30pm, and also Thurs­day af­ter­noons 2-4pm, Wed­nes­day evenings 7.30-9.30pm and from 10.30am–12.30pm each

Satur­day. Burn­side Blair­beth Church will be host­ing a cof­fee morn­ing by the Scrip­ture Union La­nark­shire Ac­tion Group on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 3.Funds raised on the day will go to­wards the two events the union holds ev­ery year for young peo­ple.On of­fer will be tea, cof­fee, juice, home bak­ing and a stall with cakes for sale. En­try is £2 for adults and £1 for kids, and is payable on the door on the day.

Burn­side Blair­beth Church con­tinue to run their new Messy Church ser­vice in the Rodger Me­mo­rial build­ing in Kirkriggs Av­enue.

Messy Church is aimed at fam­i­lies and takes place on the first Satur­day of ev­ery month.

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.

King’s Park Church or­gan­i­sa­tions are back in full swing for the new ses­sion with ev­ery­one very en­thu­si­as­tic in this its 85th birth­day year. In ad­di­tion to the Sun­day ser­vice at 11am, the weekday ac­tiv­i­ties pro­vide all ages with a place to go to en­joy good fun and friend­ship, while de­vel­op­ing skills and tal­ents.

On Mon­days, the Craft Cafe meets at 1.30pm to 3.30pm in the St Mungo Hall and in the evening at 7pm to 9pm there is a chance to take part in a small group ex­plor­ing Chris­tian­ity; on Tues­day morn­ings, the char­ity cof­fee morn­ings con­tinue at 10am to 12 noon with the Prayer Group meet­ing in the Lounge at 11.30am – (first) names of peo­ple to be re­mem­bered in prayer can ei­ther be placed on the prayer list at the front door of the church or in­ti­mated to the min­is­ter. On Wed­nes­day evening, the Prayer Group meets at 6.30pm in the church fol­lowed, this week by Ses­sion and Board meet­ings. Then, on Thurs­day evening, all who love singing are in­vited to join the choir who prac­tise at 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Lesser Hall.

For chil­dren, the Youth Club for chil­dren aged five to nine years, con­tin­ues to meet on Tues­days from 3.30pm to 4.45pm; the Ju­nior Sec­tion of the Boys’Brigade meets on Wed­nes­days at 7.15pm while the com­pany sec­tion meets on Fri­days at 8pm; for girls there’s the Smurfs (Thurs­days at 6.15pm), the Brown­ies (Tues­days and Wed­nes­days at 6.15pm), and the Guides (Tues­days and Thurs­days at 7.30).

The Ladies’Car­pet Bowls club meets on Thurs­days while the Gents sec­tion meets on Tues­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days – both at 1.30pm in the Iona hall; new mem­bers are welcome to both with no prior knowl­edge of the game nec­es­sary. There are also var­i­ous fit­ness classes on Tues­day and Thurs­day morn­ings and Mon­day and Wed­nes­day morn­ings.

Any­one in­ter­ested in any of these ac­tiv­i­ties is in­vited to come along and try. All are welcome.

Croft­foot Parish Church Hym­nathon 2015 will take place on Satur­day , Septem­ber 19 from 10.30am un­til 12.30pm. Ev­ery­one is welcome to come along and have their favourite hymn sung. There will be two or­gan­ists on the day and as this event has proved pop­u­lar in the past ev­ery­one looks for­ward to an en­joy­able morn­ing.

Au­di­ence at­ten­tion Young­sters watch­ing a show

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.