News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church is hold­ing a summer hol­i­day club this week.

The fun will take place from 10am un­til noon each day un­til Fri­day and has a theme called Sea­side Rocks.

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 will also run Sea­side Rocks but from next Mon­day, Au­gust 7, through to Au­gust 11.

The hol­i­day club pro­gramme is for 5-11s and prom­ises to of­fer all the ex­cite­ment of the beach with five fun-filled days of sand, beach games, The Golden Palace drama, and hear­ing how Peter took up the chal­lenge to fol­low Je­sus. The club runs from 10.30am un­til 12.30pm each day.

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.

The church holds 30 minute ser­vices in the Meet­ing Place on the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month at 2pm. Croft­foot Parish Church will hold their Rise and Shine Club start­ing on Mon­day, Au­gust 7 and run­ning un­til Fri­day, Au­gust 12.

It is for pre-school (age 2-4) and pri­mary school chil­dren and will run from 10.30am through to 12.30pm.

There will be games, foot­ball, crafts, dance, songs and sto­ries.

For older school­child­ren the In­fu­sion youth evening ses­sions will also take place at the church that week.

These are aimed at S1 pupils and above and start on Tues­day, Au­gust 8, run­ning from 7pm un­til 9pm each night that week.

Re­fresh is a new ven­ture at Croft­foot Parish Church. Run­ning ev­ery Fri­day from 2-4pm, it has a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties from hand mas­sage to play­ing pool and op­por­tu­ni­ties to re­ceive spir­i­tual read­ings and prayer for any need.

Tea and coffee will be served and ev­ery­thing is free. King’s Park Church will run a chil­dren’s hol­i­day club from Mon­day, Au­gust 28, through to Sep­tem­ber 1, with the fun tak­ing place from 6.30-8pm each night.

There will be lots of fun, games, songs, arts and crafts, chal­lenges and drama.

Juice and bis­cuits will be pro­vided and en­try is £1 per child per night. Burn­side Blair­beth Church will hold Messy Church this Satur­day, Au­gust 5. It in­cludes a Bi­ble story, singing and a meal to­gether. 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. 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. Cam­bus­lang Parish Church’s cafe is now closed for the summer hol­i­days and will re­open on Wed­nes­day, Sep­tem­ber 6. 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.

See http://castlemilk­parishch. wixsite.com for de­tails. Ruther­glen Old Parish Church is open ev­ery Thurs­day from noon un­til 2pm for Thought­ful Thurs­days, 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. 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 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. Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church friend­ship cafe runs ev­ery Tues­day from 10am un­til noon. If you have any church news or events that you want pub­li­cised get in touch with jonathan. ged­des@trin­i­tymir­ror.com.

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