News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

St Bride’s Church will be hold­ing a quiz night on April 29.

Tick­ets can be bought from the par­ish hall com­mit­tee mem­bers and are priced at £6.

St Bride’s also re­cently raised an amount of money for the SCIAF ap­peal.

They earned £1424.49. Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church have an­nounced the in­duc­tion date of their new min­is­ter.

Rev Mal­colm Cuth­bert­son will of­fi­cially take over on Thurs­day, May 18.

He is cur­rently preach­ing at Bail­lieston St An­drew’s and Bail­lieston Mure Me­mo­rial.

Mr Cuth­bert­son joins af­ter sev­eral years of the church hav­ing a va­ri­ety of min­is­ters, not priests as we ac­ci­den­tally re­ported the church’s ses­sion clerk Ian Dun­can as say­ing last week.

We apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience. Castlemilk Par­ish Church hold com­mu­nity meals on the first and third Fri­days of the month. Soup, pizza and pavlova are avail­able from 6pm-8pm along with live mu­sic. Fern­hill and Cathkin Church’s Tues­day tea room is open each week from 9.30am to 11.30am. The Fit­ness Fol­lies keep fit class led by Myra Kerr meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 10.30am. 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. King’s Park Par­ish Church has a range of ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer over the next week. These in­clude: Zumba class, cater­pil­lar mu­sic, mother and tod­dlers group, and the com­mu­nity cafe.

The church’s arts club will be hav­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion in the Iona Hall on May 6, 2017.

Ad­mis­sion is free and tea, cof­fee and home bak­ing will also be avail­able upon do­na­tion to Ersk­ine Hos­pi­tal. Stonelaw Church’s Cafe@The Meet­ing Place is open Mon­day to Satur­day from 10.30am2.30pm. Tea and cof­fee are avail­able, along with home bak­ing and a sec­ond-hand book stall. Stonelaw Church holds 30-minute ser­vices in the Meet­ing Place on the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month at 2pm. Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church are now preach­ing from both the pulpit and on­line. The weekly ser­mons are be­ing up­loaded to their web­site. Any­one who wants to catch up on the ser­mon can visit www. flem­ing­ton­hall­sidechurch.com/ ser­mons. The church holds a com­mu­nity cafe each Thurs­day from noon un­til 2pm. The women’s guild meet on Wed­nes­days at 7pm and friendly hour for the el­derly takes place on Thurs­day af­ter­noons at 2pm. The next Stand up for Sun­day will be on Sun­day, April 23. The church will also be hav­ing a sum­mer fun day on June 10. Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church friend­ship cafe runs ev­ery Tues­day from 10am-noon. The church’s board games and film evening con­tin­ues on the first Satur­day of each month. The gar­den club has re­sumed each Satur­day morn­ing from 9.30am un­til mid­day. Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church’s com­mu­nity cafe is open ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 10am un­til noon. St Colum­bkille’s Church is 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. They will hold a race night on Fri­day, April 28, in the church hall. There will be raf­fles and auc­tions and tick­ets cost £7.50, which in­cludes a buf­fet.

Burn­side Blair­beth Church con­tinue to hold Messy Church once a month.

It in­cludes crafts and games, mixed with Bible sto­ries and a meal. A men’s shed has started up in Ruther­glen Bap­tist Com­mu­nity Church. 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. To be part of this project call in any Thurs­day be­tween 10am and 4pm to the up­stairs hall or call Ron Tay­lor on 07821137069 for more in­for­ma­tion. Ruther­glen’s Sal­va­tion Army have a host of events go­ing on, in­clud­ing tod­dler groups, the jam club and singing groups. More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.sal­va­tion­army.org.uk/ ruther­glen.

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