News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

Burn­side Blair­beth Church’s pop­u­lar Messy Church se­ries of ser­vices will re­turn this Satur­day, Jan­uary 14.

It will take place 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.

To find out more con­tact the church of­fice on 634 7383 or take a look at the Face­book page Burn­side Blair­beth Messy Church. Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church con­tin­ues to hold a com­mu­nity cafe each Thurs­day from noon un­til 2pm. Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church will be cel­e­brat­ing the new year with a fam­ily party this Satur­day, Jan­uary 14.

The party, which in­cludes pizza and a ceilidh, will take place in the Kirkhill Halls, from 6.30pm on­wards.

Piz­zas will be served on the night, but like pre­vi­ous par­ties feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks.

Tick­ets cost £4 for adults and £2 for chil­dren, with a fam­ily ticket cost­ing £10. Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church’s com­mu­nity cafe is set to reopen next week af­ter its Christ­mas break.

The cafe will be back on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 18, from 10am un­til noon. Ruther­glen Old Par­ish Church is open every Thurs­day be­tween noon and 2pm, with tea/cof­fee and bis­cuits avail­able for £1. St Colum­bkille’s Church are of­fer­ing a chance to have a cuppa every day of the week af­ter 10am mass.

There will be a hot cup of tea or cof­fee and roll with ba­con or sausage.

All pro­ceeds will go to­wards keep­ing the church hall func­tion­ing. 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 a sec­ond-hand book stall.

Stonelaw Church have also started hold­ing 30-minute ser­vices in the Meet­ing Place on the first Wed­nes­day of every month. Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church’s weekly friend­ship cafe runs every Tues­day from 10am-noon. Castlemilk Par­ish Church hold com­mu­nity meals on the first and third Fri­days of the month. Soup, pizza and pavlova are avail­able from 6-8pm along with some live mu­sic.

The church have also launched a new monthly ini­tia­tive called Trea­sure Hunters.

They will take a street per month and spend some time get­ting to know who lives there, who works there, what the se­cret places are in the street and hope­fully form con­nec­tions be­tween that street and the church. 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. or call 0141 636 8688 for de­tails.

The church’s Burns sup­per will take place on Sun­day, Jan­uary 29 at 6.30pm for 7pm. Tick­ets are £10. King’s Park Church have also con­firmed the date for their next Frock Swap. It will take place on Fe­bru­ary 4 and tick­ets are £10.

And the Sun­day School’s next bring and buy sale will take place on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 5 2017, im­me­di­ately af­ter morn­ing wor­ship.

All monies re­ceived will go to­wards help­ing chil­dren and young peo­ple. Croft­foot United Free Church hold T In The Croft every Fri­day from 10am un­til noon.

They also hold Lunch at the Croft on the first Fri­day of the month from 11.30-1.30. En­try is £1.50.

They will also be hold­ing a spe­cial event on Satur­day, March 18.

The com­mu­nity event will fea­ture a bouncy cas­tle, craft ac­tiv­i­ties, and lots of other fun things. St Bride’s Church are to hold a fam­ily movie night on Fri­day, Jan­uary 13.

Tick­ets are £1 and are payable at the door.

Those go­ing should bring their own snacks and drinks. Ruther­glen West and War­lawhill Church will hold a Ceilidh sup­per dance on Fe­bru­ary 25.

Tick­ets for the event will go on sale later this month. If you have any church news or events that you want pub­li­cised then get in touch with jonathan. ged­des@trin­i­tymir­

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