News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

The main event in King’s Park Church this week is the Sum­mer Bazaar will take place on Satur­day, June 4. All the usual stalls will be there in­clud­ing arts and crafts, home bak­ing, bot­tles, tea-room and fun and games for chil­dren. En­try is by do­na­tion from 10am.

Adults can 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-noon in the St Mungo Hall, when tea, cof­fee and de­li­cious home bak­ing is an­other in­cen­tive to at­tend.

A time to re­flect or pray can be en­joyed on Mon­day evenings at God Tok (7pm), Tues­day morn­ings (11am) or at Sun­day wor­ship. Chil­dren are al­ways wel­come at Sun­day wor­ship and can ei­ther wait in church or to go to the hall for their own ac­tiv­i­ties. Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church will hold their sum­mer fayre this Satur­day, June 4.

The event will start at 11am and run through un­til 2pm.

There will be lots of great stalls, games, a bouncy cas­tle, tea room and much, much more go­ing on.

All are wel­come to come along for what prom­ises to be a great day out.

Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church also con­tin­ues to wel­come the pub­lic to its com­mu­nity cafe each week from noon un­til 2pm on Thurs­days. Burn­side Blair­beth Church are run­ning a ser­vice on the first Satur­day of ev­ery month in the Rodger Memo­rial build­ing in Kirkriggs Av­enue.

Messy Church is aimed at fam­i­lies.

It starts with an hour of crafts and games, where those tak­ing part might get messy, and is fol­lowed by a cel­e­bra­tion with a Bi­ble story and singing, fin­ish­ing with a two-course meal to­gether.

Croft­foot Par­ish Church are hold­ing Heal­ing Ses­sions ev­ery Fri­day from 1.30pm un­til 3pm.

The ses­sions are aimed at help­ing any­one who is un­der pres­sure, bur­dened or feel­ing de­pressed, as well as those suf­fer­ing from sick­ness of any kind.

Any­one vis­it­ing the church will be of­fered tea or cof­fee, dur­ing which time a cou­ple of trained team mem­bers will be pray­ing for God’s guid­ance prior to meet­ing with a per­son.

They will then lis­ten to the per­son’s re­quest, in pri­vacy and with con­fi­den­tial­ity, be­fore pray­ing for heal­ing in Je­sus’ name. Ruther­glen Old Par­ish Church will be open from noon un­til 2pm each Thurs­day when ev­ery­one is wel­come to visit and find out about the church’s 1,400 year his­tory.

In­for­ma­tion about their var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions is avail­able on their web­site at www.ruther­ Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church’s gar­den team meet ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing from 9.30am un­til mid­day.

Any­one want­ing to take part is wel­come to go along and help out.

Their weekly friend­ship cafe of­fers a warm wel­come.

The cafe runs ev­ery Tues­day from 10am-noon in West and Ward­lawhill Par­ish Church in Western Av­enue. 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. To­ry­glen Par­ish Church have a host of events com­ing up over the next few months.

The church’s car boot sales con­tinue on the last Satur­day of each month from 12 un­til 3pm in the Corner­stone Hall.

Due to the on­go­ing un­avail­abil­ity of the car park, th­ese are be­ing held in­doors and have be­come more of a craft mar­ket/high end ta­ble top sale.

To book a ta­ble for £10 tele­phone 07513746553.

Matt’s Min­strels will take place on the third Satur­day in June and is a mu­sic night with a group of friends who play folk, Scot­tish and Gospel songs.

Tick­ets are on sale at £2.50 and in­clude tea and bis­cuits and a packet of Min­strels.

The church also plans to hold a sum­mer BBQ.

This will take place on Satur­day, July 16 at 6pm.

More in­for­ma­tion on up­com­ing events can be found at www.face­ to­ry­glen­ 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. 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 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!”

They also con­tinue to hold their T in the Croft ev­ery Fri­day, of­fer­ing tea and cof­fee from 10am to noon.

All are wel­come and en­try is with a do­na­tion. If you have any church news then get in touch with jonathan. ged­des@trin­i­tymir­

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