News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

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Tick­ets are cur­rently on sale for a con­cert at Fern­hill and Cathkin Church, which will be tak­ing place on Septem­ber 2.

Stu­dio 32 are per­form­ing on the night from 7.30pm.

Tick­ets cost £5 and can be bought by call­ing Bri­die Kelly on 0141 533 2684.

Croft­foot United Free Church’s pop­u­lar T in the Croft tea and cof­fee morn­ings, which are held ev­ery Fri­day, have now stopped for a sum­mer break.

They’ll re­sume the morn­ings, which pro­vide tea, coff­fee, home bak­ing and a good old fash­ioned chat, on Fri­day Septem­ber 2. Castlemilk Parish Church’s of­fi­cial open­ing of their new build­ing is draw­ing closer. They’ll move in dur­ing Au­gust, with the for­mal open­ing tak­ing place on Septem­ber 4 at 2pm.

And they are hav­ing sev­eral events to say farewell to their old build­ing.

This Sun­day, July 3, the praise band Rea­chout will per­form.

The con­cert starts at 7pm, with a cup of tea and home bak­ing tak­ing place after­wards.

The church will also hold a farewell open day to the build­ing on Satur­day July 30, from 10 un­til 4pm.

It’s a chance for peo­ple to say good­bye to the build­ing be­fore it moves.

Cam­bus­lang Parish Church cafe will close for the months of July and Au­gust.

The last cafe date be­fore the sum­mer hol­i­days will be today, Wed­nes­day June 29, and it will re-open on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 7.

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 noon 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 then tele­phone 075137 46553.

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.face­book.com/ to­ry­glen­parish.church 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 sec­ond-hand book stall.

Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church con­tin­ues to wel­come the

pub­lic to its com­mu­nity cafe each week from noon un­til 2pm on Thurs­days.

Ruther­glen Old Parish Church will be open from noon un­til 2pm each Thurs­day when any­one 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.ruther­glenold.com

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.

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.

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