News in brief from around the local churches
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 easyfundraising.org.uk to register and select your cause, and when you are ready to shop go to easyfudraising.org.uk 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. org.uk/rutherglen. 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. co.uk 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. wixsite.com for details.