News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

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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:­sion@ croft­foot­ 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.

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

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