News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

Cam­bus­lang Parish Church’s Com­mu­nity Cafe has now fin­ished for the sum­mer hol­i­days.

They will re-open on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6. Burn­side Blair­beth Church con­tinue to hold Messy Church ser­vices each month. The Messy Church ser­vices are aimed at fam­i­lies, and usu­ally start with an hour of crafts and games, where those tak­ing part might get messy. It is then fol­lowed by a cel­e­bra­tion with a Bi­ble story and singing, fin­ish­ing with a meal to­gether. Fern­hill and Cathkin Church has started a knit and nat­ter­ing class that will be held ev­ery Thurs­day. It will run from 10am un­til noon and all are wel­come to at­tend.

Fern­hill and Cathkin Church’s Tues­day tea room is open each week from 9.30am un­til 11.30am.

The Fit­ness Fol­lies keep fit class meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 10.30am. St Colum­bkille’s Church is also 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.

The church is also ap­peal­ing for vol­un­teers to con­trib­ute some time on Thurs­day morn­ings to clean the church.

For a trial pe­riod this will hap­pen weekly after 10am Mass onThurs­days.

The church also re­cently raised £900 for a re­cent St Patrick’s night event. 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 to 1.30pm.

En­try is £1.50. Flem­ing­ton Hall­side 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. A men’s shed has started 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.

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. Stonelaw Church’s Cafe @ The Meet­ing Place is open Mon­day to Satur­day from 10.30am un­til 2.30pm.

Tea and cof­fee is 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. Ruther­glen’s Sal­va­tion Army has a host of events go­ing on, in­clud­ing tod­dler groups, the jam club and singing groups.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.sal­va­tion­army.­glen. 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, mixed bad­minton, com­mu­nity cafe, car­pet bowls and youth club.

Go to www.kingsparkchurch. or call 0141 636 8688 for fur­ther de­tails. Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church friend­ship cafe runs ev­ery Tues­day from 10am un­til noon. Re­fresh is a new ven­ture at Croft­foot Parish Church. Run­ning ev­ery Fri­day from 2pm to 4pm, Re­fresh will have a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties for peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in, from hand mas­sage to play­ing pool, and with op­por­tu­ni­ties to re­ceive spir­i­tual read­ings and prayer for any need. Tea and cof­fee will be served. Ev­ery­thing is free of charge and all are most wel­come. Castlemilk Parish Church hold com­mu­nity meals on the first and third Fri­days of the month.

Soup, pizza and pavlova are avail­able from 6pm to 8pm along with live mu­sic. The church also has var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties on­go­ing. See http:// castlemilk­ for de­tails. Vol­un­teers are needed to serve at a lunch club at St Bride’s Church, which is planned to be­gin after the sum­mer.

The St Bride’s Bi­ble study group meet ev­ery Thurs­day night at the St Bride’s Parish House at 7pm, all wel­come.

A range of ac­tiv­i­ties con­tinue to take place at the church dur­ing the week.

Visit www.saint­bridesparish. for more de­tails. If you have any church news or events that you want pub­li­cised get in touch with jonathan. ged­des@trin­i­tymir­

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