News in brief from around the local churches
Cambuslang Parish Church will hold their latest Messy Church this Saturday, October 3.
There will be crafts, activities, celebration and a light tea, as part of what’s described as an informal worship.
The family event requires all children to be accompanied by an adult and will take place from 4pm to 6pm at St Andrew’s Hall.
All are welcome to attend.
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
Croftfoot United Free Church are currently in the process of collecting shoe boxes and Christmas paper for this year’s appeal.
They also need items to fill the boxes, and any help would be welcomed.
Burnside Blairbeth Church are holding Storykeepers for anyone in P1 to 3 every Tuesday evening at the Blairbeth building from 6 till 7pm.
It promises to have lots of fun and games and a chance to discover loads of stories from the bible.
Burnside Blairbeth 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 hold 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.
Croftfoot Parish Church will be running an Alpha Course from October 8 to December 10, on Thursday nights from 7.30pm - 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, they are holding an Alpha Taster Night with supper this coming Saturday, October 3, at 7.30pm.
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 has also recently resumed, and will 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. Come and sit quietly and receive God’s love, and there is an opportunity to receive prayer.
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.
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 please speak to Fr Hennessy on 647 6034.
As the new session gets underway at King’s Park Church, a full programme of activities is available every day of the week for all age groups. Full details can be found on the church website: www.kingsparkchurch. co.uk.
Christianity Explored continues on Monday evenings between 7pm and 9pm in St Mungo Hall. .
This Saturday, October 3, between 4pm and 6pm, families are invited to come and have a fun time at Messy Church where there are arts and crafts, games and yummy food to be enjoyed.
This Sunday October 4, the Boys’Brigade Founder’s Day Parade takes place at 11am at morning worship. This service will be conducted by Rev Sandra Boyd. All welcome.
The Tuesday coffee mornings are now well under way, with each coffee morning organised by different volunteers who choose a particular charity to benefit.
Next Tuesday, October 6, between 10am and noon, the Little and Large duo will be in charge (of organising, if not the home-baking), with the proceeds going to the Yorkhill Charity.
Also on Tuesdays, the Youth Club for children aged five to nine years, takes place between 3.30pm and 4.45pm in the Large Hall.
A local charity endeavouring to give practical help to the less fortunate people at home and abroad is Glasgow the Caring City.
This group have been overwhelmed with donations and desperately need people to help out Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 2pm.
Anyone who wishes to help, should contact Glasgow the Caring City on 634 8560 or email info@glasgowthecaringcity. com