News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

Cam­bus­lang Parish Church thanked every­one who helped and sup­ported their re­cent Paw-some Cof­fee Morn­ing in aid of Cats Pro­tec­tion. The amount raised was £135. The cafe is now closed for the sum­mer hol­i­days and will re­open on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6. Ruther­glen Old Parish Church will be happy to wel­come vis­i­tors along to its monthly cof­fee morn­ing on Satur­day, July 8, from 10am till noon.

Cakes, tea and cof­fee will be avail­able for £2 per per­son, with bak­ing, tablet and marmalade also on sale.

Each Thurs­day the church and hall is open from 10am till noon for a quiet time, away from the hus­tle and bus­tle.

Every­one is wel­come to en­joy the peace­ful sur­round­ings. Tea and bis­cuits are avail­able for £1. Burn­side Blair­beth Church hold Messy Church ser­vices each month. It is 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 from 10am un­til noon.

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 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. 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. Stonelaw Church’s Cafe @ The Meet­ing Place is open Mon­day to Satur­day from 10.30am un­til 2.30pm. Tea and cof­fee are avail­able, along with home bak­ing and sec­ond-hand books.

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. org.uk/ruther­glen. 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. co.uk 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, it has a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties from hand mas­sage to play­ing pool, and with op­por­tu­ni­ties to re­ceive spir­i­tual read­ings and prayer for any need. Tea and cof­fee will be served and ev­ery­thing is free. 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:// castlemilk­parishch.wixsite.com 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.

A range of ac­tiv­i­ties con­tinue to take place at the church dur­ing the week. Visit www. saint­bridesparish.co.uk for more de­tails. If you have any church news or events that you want pub­li­cised get in touch with jonathan. ged­des@trin­i­tymir­ror.com.

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