News in brief from around the local churches
Croftfoot Parish Church will be running an Alpha Course from October 8 to December 10. It will take place every Thursday night from 7.30pm until 9pm.
The Alpha Course is organised as a series of sessions over 10 weeks, each session starting with worship at 7.30pm, a DVD by Nicky Gumbel at 7.45pm, then coffee and a chat at 8.30pm.
The DVD talks aim to cover the basic beliefs of the Christian faith, and the complete list of talk titles follows the chapters of Gumbel’s book“Questions of Life”.
For anyone who would be interested in finding out a bit more about Alpha, the church are holding an Alpha Taster Night with supper on Saturday October 3, at 7.30pm.
An excerpt from the DVD series will be shown, and it will be an opportunity to hear what Alpha is about and to ask any questions about the course.
If you would like to attend an Alpha Course, or the Taster Night, please email your name, address and contact details to: kirk.session@ croftfootparishchurch.co.uk or call Robert Silver, minister, on 07949260458.
Croftfoot’s Healing Hour will resume tonight, September 23, and then take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7.30pm.
Prayer for healing is offered, and is free and confidential.
There is also a monthly healing service on the first Tuesday of the month. SVDP will be taking an exit collection after Mass at St Columbkilles this coming week (Sunday, September 27) to help support the Syrian refugees being assisted by SVDP in Syria, Lebanon and Jordon.
The collection boxes will be marked Syrian Appeal, and parishoners are advised to look for them as they leave Mass.
Father Hennessy at St Columbkilles would like to establish a Bereavement Group within the Parish and requires volunteers to help set it up.
If you think you can help with this, or if you have any views on how such a group should be organised, please speak to Fr Hennessy on 647 6034. Cambuslang Parish Church has recently restarted their Church Unplugged services.
The contemporary evening service takes place every Sunday at 6.30pm King’s Park Church Harvest Thanksgiving Service takes place this Sunday, September 2 at 11am.
Donations of flowers, packaged and tinned food can be handed in either on Saturday between 9am and 12pm or on Sunday morning.
The flowers will be delivered to elderly and housebound after the service while the other foodstuffs will be given to the Lodging House Mission.
As the new session gets underway, a full programme of activities is available for all age groups. Full details can be found on the church website www. kingsparkchurch.co.uk.
Christianity Explored is a course for anyone wanting to find out more about the Christian faith.
This takes place on Monday evenings between 7pm and 9pm in St Mungo Hall.
During the evening there will be the opportunity to ask questions, both simple and complex and using Mark’s Gospel, discover how Jesus can make a difference.
All welcome. 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. Stonelaw Parish Church are 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. St Cuthbert’s Episcopal Church in Cambuslang are inviting knitters to join their new‘Knit and Natter’group.
Helen Irwin the church communications person said“At the first Knit and Natter the group knitted 6”squares in pink, blue and white to be made into baby blankets. The blankets will be donated to Woolly Hugs an online community of volunteers who provide knitted blankets to the Royal Hospital or Sick
The next Knit and Natter will be Tuesday, October 6 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Knitters from beginners to experienced are welcome. For more information email the Vestry Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org.
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