News in brief from around the lo­cal churches

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

St Colum­bkille’s Par­ish Church are look­ing to set up a new choir.

This group will be for the 4pm Mass each Sun­day, un­der the lead­er­ship of Rebecca and Alan Tavener.

The new choir is be­ing tri­alled at 3pm on var­i­ous Sun­days, with the next prac­tice tak­ing place on Sun­day, April 22.

Any­one wish­ing to reg­is­ter should e-mail alan.capel­lanova@strath.ac.uk.

St Colum­bkille’s are also look­ing at es­tab­lish­ing a be­reave­ment group in the church.

Any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing should put com­ments in the Green Box at the back of the church. 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. 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.

Re­fresh runs ev­ery Fri­day at Croft­foot Par­ish Church from 2-4pm. It has a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties from hand mas­sage to play­ing pool. The Fit­ness Fol­lies Keep Fit group at Fern­hill and Cathkin Church meets ev­ery Wednesday at 10.30am, and new mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

On Thurs­day morn­ing, at 10am, the Knit­ting & Nat­ter­ing group meets in the Ses­sion Room, again new mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

The church’s next Messy Church is on Satur­day April 21 from 3.45pm to 6pm with a theme of David and Go­liath, all are wel­come.

Chil­dren must bring an adult, for a day of mu­sic, food and fun. 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. 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. Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church’s Lunch Club has now re­sumed on Tues­day and Fri­day of each week at 12.30pm.

The café is open ev­ery Wednesday from 10am till noon.

The Pig­gery Brae con­cert at the church sched­uled for May has now been resched­uled for Fri­day Septem­ber 7. 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. 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 till 1.30pm. En­try is £1.50. St Oswald’s Epis­co­pal Church in King’s Park has an­nounced de­tails of on­go­ing events tak­ing place.

Mon­day is for Kaleidoscope, 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. St Bride’s Church’s new Eat Up ini­tia­tive, of­fer­ing warm food and com­pany, re­sumes to­day af­ter a break for Easter.

It will be on from noon un­til 2pm. Castlemilk Par­ish Church holds com­mu­nity meals on the first and third Fri­days of the month. See http://castlemilk­parishch. wixsite.com for de­tails.

The church will also be hold­ing a spe­cial vin­tage tea on Sun­day April 22 from 1pm un­til 3pm. 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. Contact jonathan.ged­des@ trin­i­tymir­ror.com if you have any church news or events for our col­umn.

In­for­ma­tion must be sent over by a Fri­day for in­clu­sion in the fol­low­ing week’s edi­tion due to our pro­duc­tion sched­ules.

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