New church set to start in Ruther­glen

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews - Jonathan Ged­des

When David York was younger, he ad­mits his life was a mess.

He was in and out of jail con­stantly, and had no idea what to do.

Then he found a pur­pose in life through his faith, and now he hopes to help oth­ers make the same jour­ney.

David (27) is in­volved in the Des­tiny Church, which will be start­ing in Ruther­glen in Oc­to­ber.

The church al­ready meet in lo­ca­tions through­out Glas­gow and Stir­ling, and will now ex­pand into Ruther­glen, start­ing on Oc­to­ber 11 at Reuther Hall.

The day be­fore that, Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 10, will see the group hold a Church In The Street ses­sion on Ruther­glen Main Street.

Bring­ing the church to Ruther­glen is some­thing that Mel­rose Court man David has been keen to do for some time.

He said: “I’ve been in­volved with Des­tiny for the past two- and- a- half or three years, and it’s some­thing I’ve wanted to have come here for a while.

“We’ll be on the Main Street on Oc­to­ber 10, with wor­ship, songs and sto­ries.

“The sto­ries are some­thing that can make peo­ple think - I was a tear­away when I was younger and went to prison aged 16. “I was in and out of jail af­ter that. “I was prob­a­bly no­to­ri­ous in Ruther­glen when I was grow­ing up and my life was a mess.

“But I found God - I prayed to Him to show me a sign that he ex­isted and He brought peo­ple into my life who made a dif­fer­ence to me and helped me.

“I at­tended bi­ble school and it’s helped me find a pur­pose

“Des­tiny are a wel­com­ing church that welcome ev­ery­body and can help them - no mat­ter who you are and what you have done.”

David also be­lieves the church can of­fer a fresh, mod­ern ap­proach to wor­ship that can help oth­ers.

And he hopes that tak­ing to the streets, like they will do on the Main Street on Oc­to­ber 10, can also make a dif­fer­ence.

He added: “We’ re a non­de­nom­i­na­tional church, and we are a mod­ern church in how we ap­proach ev­ery­thing.

“Peo­ple are wel­com­ing when we go out and speak to them, even when it’s a Satur­day af­ter­noon.

“Peo­ple are al­ways in­ter­ested in sto­ries, there’s mu­sic and we will pray for those that are ill.

“There are a lot of mis­con­cep­tions about God, be­cause a lot of peo­ple think that He is an an­gry God.

“But He is a lov­ing God, and that is what we try to tell peo­ple.”

The Des­tiny Church will meet at Reuther Hall ev­ery Sun­day from

He brought peo­ple into my life who made a dif­fer­ence to me and helped me”

Mes­sage David York on Ruther­glen Main Street this week

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