Church me­mo­rial cairn

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews - Staff re­porter

The an­nual Me­mo­rial Cairn Ser­vice was held on Tues­day, Septem­ber 15, at Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church.

The cairn was erected to mark the union of the West and Ward­lawhill Churches in 2007 and con­tin­ues as a me­mo­rial to loved ones who have con­trib­uted so much to the life and wit­ness of both churches.

The plaque on top of the cairn is placed in the cen­tre of a few hun­dred small peb­bles.

Or­di­nary lit­tle stones, but each peb­ble was lov­ingly placed in po­si­tion by mem­bers of the gar­den team and ded­i­cated to the mem­ory of those who have paved a path in our spir­i­tual well-be­ing.

So much mean­ing in these lit­tle pile of stones.

The ser­vice was led by John Ni­col­son, the church’s Locum, and to­gether on a lovely sunny morn­ing, the con­gre­ga­tion cel­e­brated the life of not only those they re­mem­bered, but also the life within the fam­ily of the church.

Af­ter this emo­tional and up­lift­ing ser­vice, fel­low­ship was en­joyed over a light lunch pro­vided by the mem­bers of the ‘Friend­ship Café.

Thanks were ex­tended to all who were there.

The con­gre­ga­tion cel­e­brated the life of those they re­mem­bered and within the church

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