News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

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 11.30am-1.30pm. En­try is £1.50.

They will 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 will host a ladies’night on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 3, to raise money for Di­a­betes UK.

There will be a glass of fizz and the chance to re­lax and en­joy a film as part of the night, Tick­ets are £3. 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 live mu­sic.

The church have also launched a 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 form con­nec­tions be­tween that street and the church. To­ry­glen Par­ish Church are to hold a mur­der mys­tery night on Fe­bru­ary 4, with tick­ets £8. Stonelaw Church’s Cafe@The Meet­ing Place is open Mon­day to Satur­day from 10.30am-2.30pm.

Tea and cof­fee is avail­able, along with home bak­ing and a sec­ond-hand book stall. Stonelaw Church has also started hold­ing 30-minute ser­vices in the Meet­ing Place on the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month. Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church hold a community cafe each Thurs­day from noon un­til 2pm. 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. A men’s shed is start­ing up in Ruther­glen Bap­tist Community Church.

The ob­jec­tive of men’s shed is to give men who have time on their hands a place to meet.

Most men have a life­time of skills be­hind them and they want to pass on these skills and show oth­ers what can be achieved.

A work­shop area will be built at one end of the hall with a re­lax­ation area avail­able to sit and chat and put the world to rights over a cup of tea.

Be­ing part of a Men’s Shed is con­sid­ered to be good for a per­son’s health and well-be­ing.

If you would like to be part of this pro­ject call in any Thurs­day be­tween 10am and 4pm to the up­stairs hall at Ruther­glen Bap­tist Community Church, 72 Green­hill Road, or call Ron Taylor on 07821137069 for more in­for­ma­tion. 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. 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, im­me­di­ately af­ter morn­ing wor­ship.

All money re­ceived will go to­wards help­ing chil­dren and young peo­ple. Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church’s community cafe is open ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 10am un­til noon. Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church will hold a ceilidh sup­per dance on Fe­bru­ary 25. Tick­ets will go on sale later this month.

The church’s friend­ship cafe runs ev­ery Tues­day from 10am-noon. If you have any church news or events that you want pub­li­cised get in touch with jonathan. ged­des@trin­i­tymir­

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