News in brief from around the local churches
A Coffee Morning with a difference will be held in the St Andrew’s Building of Cambuslang Parish Church Hall on Saturday, December 12 from 10am till noon.
A warm welcome awaits everyone who would like to come a long and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, toasted fruit bread with butter or mince pie or warm pancake with jam and cream while singing along to favourite Christmas carols and songs.
No ticket necessary - donations will be gratefully received for pastoral care team funds.
Last year, Burnside Blairbeth Church held an extra Christmas service called‘Quiet Christmas’, and plan to do so again this year on Sunday, December 13, at 4pm in Burnside Church.
The service will last about half an hour, and will be quiet and reflective.
Minister William Wilson said: “Christmas can be a hard time of the year for people struggling with the loss of a loved one, or money worries, or poor health. It can also be a hectic and pressurised time of the year. This service is planned to allow people space to stop, reflect, and enjoy some bible readings, prayers and music that recognise the difficulties we all face.”
Everyone will be made very welcome, even if they have no church connections. Afternoon tea will be served at the end of the service.
Tickets are now on sale for Stonelaw Church’s Christmas concert, featuring the amazing Caledonian Voices.
It will take place on Friday, December 18.
The repertoire on the night includes In Terra Pax by Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956), Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars by Jonathan Dove (b. 1959) and Carols by Derek Clark (b. 1955).
Tickets are available from the Meeting Place or at the door on the night, and are priced at £10.
A carol and cake night will be held at Rutherglen United Reformed Church, 69 Johnstone Drive on Friday, December 11 at 7pm. An evening of carol singing, seasonal music from‘Da Capo Alba’, and festive entertainment has been planned – so come along, join in the fun, and get yourself in the mood for Christmas.
This Sunday, December 13, at King’s Park Church, the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at 11am and again at 6.30pm.
Next Tuesday, December 15, a festive concert will be given by King’s Park Brass; this begins at 7.30pm. On the following morning, Wednesday, December 16 at 10.30am, King’s Park Primary School will be in the church for its Christmas service while Bankhead Primary School will have its Christmas service on Wednesday, December 23 at 10.30am.
Some special services for children include the Christmas family service on Sunday, December 20 at 11am when the Sunday school will present a nativity play and then, on December 24 at 7pm there is the Christmas Eve family service (with refreshments from 6.30pm). On Christmas Day, the service begins at 10am.
Anyone who enjoys carol singing is invited to join in ‘Carol Singing around the Parish’on Tuesday, December 21, leaving the church at 7pm; for adults, the popular watchnight service is on Christmas Eve at 11.15pm with refreshments served from 10.45pm.
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