News in brief from around the local churches
St Bride’s Church will start its new Eat Up initiative on Wednesday, November 15.
The new idea will provide a hot meal each Wednesday, giving locals the chance to enjoy some warm food and some company each week.
It will run from noon until 2pm.
St Bride’s will also welcome the tenor Martin Aelred on Friday, December 1.
He will sing the songs of Andrea Bocelli and entry is free, with a donation to Let the Children Live. The popular Messy Church event at Rutherglen Baptist Community Church is held on the third Saturday of each month (excluding July and August).
The next Messy Church is on Saturday, November 18 from 4-6pm in the lower hall of the church in Greenhill Road, Rutherglen.
The aim of Messy Church is to have fun exploring a bible theme through creativity, games and stories.
Messy Church is free. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Flemington Hallside Church will host its Christmas Fayre on Saturday, December 2 at 10am.
Messy Church will take place on Saturday, November 25.
The church hosts 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 is hosting its Carols by Candlelight concert on Tuesday, December 12 from 7pm.
The show will be performed by the Bothwell Philharmonic and the primary five, six and seven classes of St Columbkille’s Primary School. It will be followed by festive refreshments in the parish hall.
There will also be a raffle and one of the prizes will be a family Christmas hamper.
The church is looking for any donations for this hamper such as wines and spirits; fruit loaves / Christmas cake; chocolates/ biscuits/snacks etc. Donations can be accepted before or after any mass. Rutherglen Old Parish Church will host its Christmas fayre at 11am on Saturday, November 18.
This gives everyone an opportunity to buy some early Christmas gifts.
There will also be a tearoom serving tea, coffee and cakes, with rolls and butcher’s sausages. Cambuslang Parish Church’s cafe is open every Wednesday from 10am until noon. Croftfoot United Free Church hosts T in The Croft every Friday from 10am until noon.
It also hosts Lunch at the Croft on the first Friday of the month from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
Entry is £1.50. Rutherglen United Reformed Church’s Go Ahead Club has started up again.
The non-denominational seniors club gets together for tea and coffee every Wednesday at 2pm. Rutherglen’s Salvation Army has a host of events going on, including toddler groups, the Fernhill and Cathkin Church is continuing to create new organisations for the congregation, including the knitting and nattering club and the fortnightly crafts and coffee club led by Archie Paterson.
Numbers attending on a Sunday continue to grow, although there is still room for further progress.
They are building new bridges all the time in efforts to improve congregation numbers.
The Fitness Follies keep fit class meets every Wednesday at 10.30am. Refresh is a new venture at Croftfoot Parish Church that runs every Friday from 2-4pm.
It has a number of activities Castlemilk Parish Church holds 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 various other activities ongoing.
See http://castlemilkparishch. wixsite.com for details. Rutherglen West and Wardlawhill Church’s friendship cafe runs every Tuesday from 10am until noon.
The Tuesday Club has resumed meeting every Tuesday in the Hamilton Road Hall. All are welcome.
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