News in brief from around the local churches
■ This month’s coffee morning in Rutherglen Old Parish Church will take place on Saturday February 10 from 10am until noon.
Supporters of William Wallace will be in attendance, and the proceeds will go to The Mallard and Garret Project which helps parents and children with special needs.
Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy this colourful morning at the modest price of £2, which includes tea/coffee and baking.
Rutherglen Old Parish Church is open every Thursday between noon and 2pm for a period of reflection known as Thoughtful Thursday.
There is also the opportunity to enjoy fellowship over tea/ coffee and biscuits.
Anyone is welcome to bring in their lunch and join with others in friendly chat in the church hall. ■ Refresh runs every Friday at Croftfoot Parish Church from 2-4pm.
It has a number of activities from hand massage to playing pool. ■ 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 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. ■ Flemington Hallside Church hosts a community cafe each Thursday from noon until 2pm.
The women’s guild meets on Wednesdays at 7pm and friendly hour for the elderly takes place on Thursday afternoons at 2pm. ■ 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 a second-hand book stall. ■ 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.
The Fitness Follies keep fit class meets every Wednesday at 10.30am. ■ St Oswald’s Episcopal Church in King’s Park has announced details of events at the church.
Monday sees Kaleidoscope held, offering a play space for children living with autism and their families from 6.30pm until 8pm.
On Tuesday there is community yoga, with entry costing £3 and lasting from 7pm until 8pm. All abilities are welcome. Wednesday sees prayer space at 10am, giving a chance for reflection.
On Thursday there is soup and space to be still from 6.30pm until 8pm. ■ The popular Messy Church event at Rutherglen Baptist Community Church is held on the third Saturday of each month (excluding July and August).
The aim is to have fun exploring a bible theme through creativity, games and stories, and to enjoy building relationships by sharing a meal together.
A men’s shed has started up in Rutherglen Baptist Community Church.
The objective of men’s shed is to give men who have time on their hands a place to meet.
To be part of this project call in any Thursday between 10am and 4pm or call Ron Taylor on 07821137069 for more information. ■ 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. ■ Castlemilk Parish Church holds community meals on the first and third Fridays of the month.
See http://castlemilkparishch. wixsite.com for details. ■ St Bride’s Church’s new Eat Up initiative continues to meet everyWednesday.
The new project provides a hot meal each week, giving locals the chance to enjoy some warm food and some company each week, from noon until 2pm.
St Bride’s is showing a film in the parish hall about the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero, an archbishop who was shot on March 24, 1980.
This will be on February 20 at 7pm.
The church is also having a clothes appeal for Mary’s Meals in the parish.
Bring clothes bagged on the week ending February 17 and 18.
Last date is noon on Sunday February 18. ■ Contact jonathan.geddes@ trinitymirror.com if you have any church news or events.
Information must be sent over by the Friday of each week.