News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

Newly-or­dained Fr Bernard Mour­nian is to be­come as­sis­tant priest in St Colum­bkille’s.

He will take up res­i­dence on Satur­day, Au­gust 19.

St Colum­bkille’s Church’s cafe in the parish hall has now closed for the sum­mer.

St Colum­bkille’s Church Build­ing Fund is now rais­ing funds on­line - through peo­ple’s shop­ping habits.

Easy­fundrais­ing is a free ser­vice that al­lows good causes to raise money when their sup­port­ers shop on­line.

There are over 3,000 shops and sites in­volved, in­clud­ing Ama­zon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrain­line and Sains­bury’s

Visit easy­fundrais­ to reg­is­ter and select your cause, and when you are ready to shop go to easy­fudrais­ first and click on the re­tailer you want to shop with.

You will then be taken to the re­tailer’s web­site where you can shop as nor­mal—af­ter you have checked out the re­tailer will make a do­na­tion. Cam­bus­lang Parish Church’s cafe is now closed for the sum­mer hol­i­days and will re-open on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6. 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. 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. 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 sec­ond-hand books.

The church holds 30-minute ser­vices in the Meet­ing Place on the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month at 2pm.

There is no Acous­tic Nights at the Meet­ing Place in July, but the pop­u­lar gigs will re­turn in Au­gust.

On Fri­day Au­gust 25 at 7.30pm the two guests are Laura Beth Sal­ter and Jenn But­ter­worth.

They are a fan­tas­tic gui­tar and man­dolin duo fea­tur­ing an eclec­tic mix of Celtic and blue­grass mu­sic.

£5 sug­gested do­na­tion with tea/cof­fee and cakes. Ruther­glen Old Parish Church is open ev­ery Thurs­day from noon un­til 2pm for Thought­ful Thurs­day’s, which pro­vides quiet time, away from the hus­tle and bus­tle.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to en­joy the peace­ful sur­round­ings. Tea and bis­cuits are avail­able for £1. Fern­hill and Cathkin Church has started a knit and nat­ter­ing class that will be held ev­ery Thurs­day from 10am un­til noon.

The tea room is open each week from 9.30-11.30am.

The Fit­ness Fol­lies keep fit class meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 10.30am. 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. 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. Vol­un­teers are needed to serve at a lunch club at St Bride’s Church.

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. for more de­tails. King’s Park Church’s lunch club is cur­rently closed.

It will re­turn in the last week of Septem­ber. Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church friend­ship cafe runs ev­ery Tues­day from 10am un­til 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 live mu­sic.

The church also has a range of other ac­tiv­i­ties.

See http://castlemilk­parishch. for de­tails.

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