News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

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:­sion@ croft­foot­ 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.

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 pa­tri­ci­

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

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