News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

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Ruther­glen Old Parish Church will be hold­ing their next monthly cof­fee morn­ing on Satur­day, May 14 from 10am un­til noon.

A warm wel­come awaits all vis­i­tors, plus tea/cof­fee and cakes, and all for £2 per head.

Every­one is in­vited to come along.

Croft­foot Parish Church are wel­com­ing Heal­ing Rooms Scot­land from Fri­day, April 22 and ev­ery Fri­day fol­low­ing from 1.30-3pm.

There are cur­rently over 30 rooms through­out Scot­land and they are places where prayer is avail­able for heal­ing of sick­ness in body, mind or spirit.

Tea and cof­fee will be on of­fer dur­ing which time trained team mem­bers will be pray­ing for God’s guid­ance prior to meet­ing with you.

They will then lis­ten to your re­quest, in pri­vacy and con­fi­den­tial­ity, and pray for your heal­ing, in Je­sus’name.

All vis­its are free of charge, and or­gan­is­ers do not ad­vise guests to stop tak­ing pre­scribed med­i­ca­tion or to can­cel doc­tor/ hos­pi­tal ap­point­ments.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on Heal­ing Rooms Scot­land, plus nu­mer­ous sto­ries of heal­ings, visit www.heal­in­groomss­cot­land.org.

Lo­cal min­is­ters and churches are hav­ing a change of scenery next week with the an­nual pul­pit ex­change tak­ing place. King’s Park mem­bers look for­ward to wel­com­ing Ann Dea­cons to lead the 11am ser­vice of wor­ship. The ear­lier ser­vice at 9.45am will be con­ducted by Rev San­dra Boyd.

Next Tues­day, April 17, chil­dren aged five to nine years of age are in­vited to the King’s Park Youth Club, from 3.304.45pm in the lesser hall.

Adults could also en­joy some re­lax­ation and good com­pany at the craft cafe on Mon­days from 1.30-3.30pm or at the cof­fee morn­ing held each Tues­day from 10am-12pm in the St Mungo Hall, when tea, cof­fee and de­li­cious home bak­ing is another in­cen­tive to at­tend.

For those adults want­ing a more en­er­getic pas­time, there are var­i­ous fit­ness classes on Mon­day evenings (7.15pm or 8pm), Tues­day morn­ings (10am), Wed­nes­day evenings (6.10pm) and Thurs­day morn­ings (9.20am)

A time to re­flect or pray can be en­joyed on Mon­day evenings at God Tok (7pm), Tues­days morn­ings (11am) or at Sun­day wor­ship.

Ruther­glen Bap­tist Com­mu­nity Church are start­ing a se­ries on a Sun­day morn­ing called Why Bother With The Church?, based round a re­cent book by the au­thor Sam All­berry. This will run for six weeks. The first in the se­ries will took place on Sun­day, April 10.

The church have also started a fort­nightly course on Thurs­day evenings called Dis­ci­ple­ship.

It is a fol­low up to last year’s Chris­tian­ity Ex­plored.

This time they will be us­ing two re­sources; a Philip Yancey one called“The Je­sus I Never knew”and“Dis­ci­ple­ship Ex­plored”which looks at what it is to be a fol­lower of Je­sus.

Due to de­mand they are look­ing to start a sec­ond round of this course on another evening in April as well.

Stonelaw Parish Church in­vite the lo­cal com­mu­nity into the build­ing with the Cafe @ the Meet­ing Place be­ing open from Mon­day to Satur­day from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

A se­lec­tion of teas and cof­fees are avail­able along with home bak­ing and there is a se­cond­hand book stall.

The church has also started to hold Dis­ci­ple­ship Ex­plored on Thurs­days.

The ses­sions are in­tended to help Chris­tians work out what it means to fol­low Christ and they take place at 7.30pm in the meet­ing place.

A Kids Zone event will take place on the morn­ing of Satur­day, April 16 at Croft­foot United Free Church.

The af­ter­noon will in­clude lots of fun and games for the whole fam­ily.

It will run from 11.30am un­til 12.30pm.

Cam­bus­lang Parish Church’s com­mu­nity cafe is open ev­ery Wed­nes­day.

The or­gan­is­ers in­vite the lo­cal com­mu­nity to go along and en­joy a drink and a tasty snack in warm, com­fort­able sur­round­ings each week.

Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church’s weekly friend­ship cafe of­fers a warm wel­come.

The cafe runs ev­ery Tues­day from 10am-noon in West and Ward­lawhill Parish Church in Western Av­enue. The charis­matic prayer group at St Colum­bkille’s are meet­ing ev­ery week. Join them in the hall, room one, on Wed­nes­days from 7pm-8.30pm.

The craft group meets in the hall ev­ery Tues­day from 11am to 1pm.

The Di­vine Mercy Prayer Group meets in the White Fa­thers, 9 Mil­rig Road, Ruther­glen, ev­ery Thurs­day from 6.30-7.30 pm. The church is also on Face­book at www.face­book.com/ stcolum­bkillesruther­glen.

Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church con­tin­ues to wel­come the pub­lic to its com­mu­nity cafe each week from noon un­til 2pm on Thurs­days.

To­ry­glen Parish Church in­tend to hold car boot sales on the last Satur­day of ev­ery month. Ta­bles are avail­able for £10. More in­for­ma­tion at www. face­book.com/to­ry­glen­parish. church.

If you have any church news then get in touch with jonathan.ged­des@trin­i­tymir­ror. com

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