News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

Croft­foot Parish Church church will hold a Light and Life event on Sat­ur­day, Septem­ber 3, from 7.30pm-9.30pm.

It is open to those of all faiths, those of no faith and those who are cu­ri­ous.

It presents the chance to en­joy a cof­fee with friends or visit a se­lec­tion of stalls of­fer­ing prophetic words, dream in­ter­pre­ta­tions, spir­i­tual art, mas­sage and heal­ing prayer. The tod­dlers group in the parish at St Bride’s has started back in the Mercy Hall. The book club meets on Septem­ber 21. Ruther­glen Old Parish Church is open from noon un­til 2pm each Thurs­day, when any­one is wel­come to visit and find out about the church’s 1400-year his­tory.

In­for­ma­tion about its var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions is avail­able on the web­site at www.ruther­glenold. com. To­ry­glen Parish 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 tele­phone 075137 46553.

More in­for­ma­tion on up­com­ing events can be found at www.face­book.com/ to­ry­glen­parish.church. Burn­side Blair­beth Church are con­tin­u­ing to run 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. Stonelaw Church’s Cafe@The Meet­ing Place is open Mon­day to Sat­ur­day from 10.30am-2.30pm.

Tea and cof­fee are avail­able, along with home bak­ing, and there is a sec­ond-hand book stall. St Colum­bkille’s Church craft group has restarted.

They meet in the hall from 11am-1pm to do knit­ting, cro­chet and sewing.

The Chara­matic Prayer Group con­tin­ues to meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day be­tween 7-8.30pm.

This in­cludes reg­u­lar teach­ings on scrip­ture for a deeper un­der­stand­ing of God’s word. Tick­ets are on sale for a con­cert at Fern­hill and Cathkin Church on Fri­day, Septem­ber 2.

Stu­dio 32 are per­form­ing from 7.30pm.

Tick­ets cost £5 and can be bought by call­ing Bri­die Kelly on 0141 533 2684. St Oswald’s Church are con­tin­u­ing to push ahead with their plans for a men’s shed.

The hope is the shed can be­come a space for men in the com­mu­nity to meet and use.

Email ozzy­mensshed@gmail. com for more in­for­ma­tion. Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church holds a com­mu­nity cafe each Thurs­day from noon un­til 2pm. Cam­bus­lang Parish Church’s com­mu­nity cafe will re­open next month fol­low­ing its sum­mer break. The cafe will be back on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 7, from 10am-noon.

The next Messy Church will be held on Sat­ur­day, Septem­ber 3, in the church halls. There will be fun, games and a light snack for all the fam­ily from 4-6pm. Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church’s gar­den team meet ev­ery Sat­ur­day morn­ing from 9.30am un­til noon.

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

Their weekly friend­ship cafe runs ev­ery Tues­day from 10am-noon in West and Ward­lawhill Parish Church in West­ern Av­enue. King’s Park Parish Church have a range of ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer over the next week.

Th­ese in­clude: Zumba class, cater­pil­lar mu­sic, mother and tod­dlers group, mixed bad­minton, messy church, com­mu­nity cafe, God Tok, pathfind­ers, car­pet bowls and youth club.

Go to www.kingsparkchurch. co.uk or call the church on 0141 636 8688. The Sal­va­tion Army in Ruther­glen have sev­eral groups run­ning dur­ing the week.

On Tues­days the Sun­shine Tod­dlers Group takes place be­tween 9.45-11.45am and Je­sus and Me runs be­tween 5-6.30pm.

The kids club is open to all chil­dren of pri­mary school age and runs on a Wed­nes­day from 5-6.30pm, If you have any church news get in touch with jonathan. ged­des@trin­i­tymir­ror.com.

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