News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

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.

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.

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 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 as well.

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 sec­ond-hand 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.

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

Croft­foot United Free Church’s bi­ble study group are now meet­ing on Thurs­day afternoons.

They are also now of­fer­ing study group ses­sions at the manse be­gin­ning on April 28 at 2pm and run­ning for an hour each week.

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. 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. face­ to­ry­glen­

Castlemilk Par­ish Church re­cently hosted the White Heather Club for the last time in their cur­rent build­ing.

The White Heather Club is a com­mu­nity group which has been meet­ing in the church hall for 59 years.

This was their last meet­ing in the church’s present build­ing, and Castlemilk Par­ish Church look for­ward to wel­com­ing them in to the new church build­ing af­ter the sum­mer break.

The af­ter­noon started wth pie and peas, then some mu­sic, danc­ing and pass the par­cel, and good fun was had by all.

Castlemilk will of­fi­cially open their new build­ing on Septem­ber 4.

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.face­ stcolum­bkillesruther­glen.

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

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