News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

Stonelaw Parish Church have re­cently started hold­ing house group meet­ings on the first Thurs­day of each month.

Three groups will be avail­able in the evening and Jen­nifer Men­zies will be host­ing a morn­ing meet­ing for those for whom it is more con­ve­nient to meet dur­ing the day.

David Barr has agreed to co­or­di­nate the House Groups and will there­fore also be happy to hear any feed­back or an­swer any ques­tions about how this is work­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion on house groups you can speak to David Barr or drop the church an email at: info@stonelawchurch. org

On the other Thurs­days the church will be hold­ing dis­cus­sion and fel­low­ship in The Meet­ing Place.

They are look­ing at: The Je­sus I Never Knew.

This is DVD dis­cus­sion ma­te­rial in which Philip Yancy looks at film por­traits of Je­sus and in­vites us to con­trast them with the Je­sus of the Bi­ble.

It is de­signed to give a fresh, un­clut­tered per­spec­tive on history’s cen­tral fig­ure, his rad­i­cal claims, his chal­leng­ing teach­ings, and his ef­fect on oth­ers.

St Colum­bkilles Church will hold An Evening with St Fran­cis Pipe Band from the Gor­bals on Fri­day, Novem­ber 6, at 7.30pm .

There will be pipe band mu­sic, solo pip­ing, folk mu­sic and the Story of the Band, which cel­e­brates its 90th Birth­day next year.

There will be a break for tea and home bak­ing, a raf­fle and the bar will be open.

Tick­ets are £5 each, and kids are ad­mit­ted free with a do­na­tion.

Raf­fle prize do­na­tions will be grate­fully ac­cepted.

Tick­ets can be bought at the stall or af­ter the sun­day masses.

A heal­ing ser­vice will also take place at St Colum­bkille’s Hall on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 18 at 2pm.

Speak­ers are Fa­ther Dou­glas MacMil­lan and Joe Liv­ingston, with tea, cof­fee and mu­sic.

All are welcome.

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.”

Knit­ters from be­gin­ners to ex­pe­ri­enced are welcome. For more in­for­ma­tion email the vestry sec­re­tary pa­tri­ci­aeaton189@gmail.com.

The Craft Club at King’s Park Church con­tin­ues to meet on Mon­day af­ter­noons and are al­ready look­ing ahead to Christ­mas and the Bazaar.

They are also look­ing for­ward to an out­ing on Oc­to­ber 22 to the SECC craft fair when they hope to be inspired by the ideas they see there.

More in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by pop­ping into the church or from the Kings Park Church web­site.

Burn­side Blair­beth Church are hold­ing Sto­ry­keep­ers for any­one in P1 to 3 ev­ery Tues­day evening at the Blair­beth build­ing from 6pm till 7pm.

It prom­ises to have lots of fun and games and a chance to dis­cover loads of sto­ries from the bi­ble.

The church are also look­ing for a full time chil­dren and youth de­vel­op­ment worker.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found through the church’s Face­book page.

The clos­ing date for ap­pli­ca­tions is Oc­to­ber 17.

Croft­foot Parish Church’s Heal­ing Hour has 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.

Glas­gow the Car­ing City have re­cently 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 them on 0141 634 8560 or email info@ glas­gowthe­car­ingc­ity.com

Des­tiny Church Ruther­glen are now meet­ing ev­ery Sun­day.

They are at the Reuther Hall at 2.30pm.

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. Any help would be wel­comed.

If you have any church news that you want to be in­cluded in the Re­former then con­tact jonathan.ged­des@trin­i­tymir­ror. com or call 01698 205178

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