News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

Any­one look­ing for ac­tiv­i­ties to keep their chil­dren oc­cu­pied might try the youth club at King’s Park Church.

This club, run in con­junc­tion with Glas­gow Life, is free and caters for chil­dren aged five to nine years and is held on Tues­days from 3.30-4.45pm in the lesser hall. Chil­dren are also wel­come to at­tend on Sun­day morn­ings at 11am when var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties are ar­ranged for dif­fer­ent age groups.

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

Next Tues­day, April 26, the cof­fee morn­ing will be hosted by Norma Cullen with the pro­ceeds go­ing to the SSPCA.

The fol­low­ing evening, Wed­nes­day, April 27, King’s Park Boys’Bri­gade ju­nior sec­tion is hold­ing a cof­fee evening in the large hall.

This takes place be­tween 7.30pm and 9pm and all are wel­come to en­joy tea, cof­fee and home bak­ing.

This Sun­day, April 24, both morn­ing ser­vices will be con­ducted by Rev San­dra Boyd with the Boys’Bri­gade pa­rade tak­ing place at the 11am ser­vice.

Stonelaw Par­ish Church in­vite the lo­cal com­mu­nity into the build­ing with the Cafe @ the Meet­ing Place be­ing open 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.

Stonelaw will also hold a con­gre­ga­tional gath­er­ing to dis­cuss to­gether how to grow as a Church.

It will be held this Satur­day (April 23) from 10am un­til 12.30pm (no later) but with breakfast avail­able from 9am.

The John Hin­shel­wood Band will also head­line the next Acous­tic Nights at the Meet­ing Place.

It will take place on Fri­day April 29.

Croft­foot United Free Church’s bi­ble study group will meet on Sun­day, April 24 in the small hall from 6pm un­til 7pm.

They are also now of­fer­ing a Thurs­day af­ter­noon at the manse be­gin­ning on April 28 at 2pm and run­ning for an hour.

The topic is“If you want to walk on wa­ter you’ve got to get out of the boat!”

The church has used th­ese ma­te­ri­als be­fore but they are def­i­nitely worth a sec­ond look.

New faces are wel­come.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 go along.

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.

Croft­foot Par­ish Church are wel­com­ing Heal­ing Rooms Scot­land start­ing this Fri­day (April 22) and then 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 con­fi­den­tially, 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.

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

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

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