News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

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. 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.

If you have any church news or events, con­tact jonathan. geddes@trin­i­tymir­

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