News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

As Re­mem­brance Day draw near, King’s Park Church in­vites the com­mu­nity to the ded­i­ca­tion of the church’s Gar­den of Re­mem­brance this Sun­day at 12pm, af­ter the morn­ing ser­vice of wor­ship.

On the fol­low­ing Sun­day, there will be the ser­vice of Re­mem­brance at 11am and then on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 11, Re­mem­brance Day it­self, the church will be open all day for prayer and med­i­ta­tion with prayers be­ing led ev­ery hour on the hour. All wel­come.

The usual ac­tiv­i­ties con­tinue mid-week in the church and the church is in­debted to Glas­gow Life for their sup­port with many of th­ese;.

On Mon­days from 10am till 12 noon, mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who wish to brush up on their IT skills are wel­come to join the IT class; on Tues­day af­ter­noons, young­sters from five- to nine-years of age are wel­come to come along to the youth club which runs from 3.30 to 4.45pm; on Fri­day, the monthly D-Caf, an in­for­mal gath­er­ing for peo­ple with de­men­tia and their car­ers, takes place in the St Mungo Hall.

This Wed­nes­day at 2pm in the large hall, the mem­bers of King’s Park Guild are look­ing for­ward to a talk on City of Glas­gow Trea­sures by Mr David Walker.

This is fol­lowed by a var­ied pro­gramme dur­ing Novem­ber which runs as fol­lows: 4th at 2pm – Street Pas­tors; 11th at 7.30pm – Char­ity Night with East Kil­bride Ladies’Choir; 18th at 2pm; 25th at 2pm – Com­mu­nity safety Of­fi­cer from Ruther­glen Po­lice.

All wel­come to any or all of th­ese events.

The twice yearly tex­tile col­lec­tion takes place from Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 4 to Wed­nes­day 11.

Any­one want­ing to seize the chance to clear out their old tex­tiles can de­liver th­ese, in bags, to the church any morn­ing that week.

St. Bartholomew’s Church will hold a Fancy Dress Party this Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 31.

Tick­ets are £4 for adults and £2 for chil­dren. Tick­ets are on sale now. Some of the men of the par­ish at St Bartholomew’s have also be­gun a so­cial af­ter­noon on Mon­day af­ter­noons from 1-4 p.m. which will in­clude car­pet bowls, pool and domi­noes.

There will be a Ta­ble Top Sale and Cof­fee Morn­ing in Stonelaw Church Hall, Dry­burgh Av­enue, on Satur­day Novem­ber 7 from 10am un­til 1pm.

Var­i­ous stalls will in­clude Arts & Crafts / Christ­mas Goods / Jew­ellery / Cards / Home Bak­ing and many more.

If you are in­ter­ested in hav­ing a ta­ble ( £10 charge ) please con­tact Jill on 0141 569 9340.

The 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.

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.

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