News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

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Stonelaw Church is run­ning its Sea­side Rocks hol­i­day club this week un­til Fri­day.

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 is hold­ing its Rise and Shine Club this week un­til Fri­day.

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 this week.

Th­ese are aimed at S1 pupils and above and run from 7pm un­til 9pm each night.

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. 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. Ruther­glen Old Parish Church will hold their monthly coffee morn­ing this Satur­day, Au­gust 12, from 10am un­til noon.

The sanc­tu­ary is also open for prayer and re­flec­tion.

The church is open ev­ery Thurs­day from noon un­til 2pm for Thought­ful Thurs­days, which pro­vides quiet time away from the hus­tle and bus­tle. Ruther­glen West and Ward­lawhill Church friend­ship cafe runs ev­ery Tues­day from 10am un­til noon.

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. 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. 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 take place at the church dur­ing the week.

Visit www.saint­bridesparish. co.uk for more de­tails. 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. St Colum­bkille’s Church build­ing fund is rais­ing funds on­line through peo­ple’s shop­ping habits.

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

There are over 3,000 shops and sites in­volved.

Visit easy­fundrais­ing.org.uk to reg­is­ter. If you have any church news or events that you want pub­li­cised get in touch with jonathan. ged­des@trin­i­tymir­ror.com.

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