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Guides and Scouts The new ses­sion of the Guides, Scouts groups and Boys’ Brigade sec­tions re­sume in St John’s Church this week. The 3rd Car­luke Boys’ Brigade will hold an en­rol­ment night on Fri­day, from 6pm to 7pm, fol­lowed by the Ju­nior sec­tions, and Com­pany sec­tion. All new and reg­u­lar boys will be wel­comed. Day Cen­tre The Car­luke Day Cen­tre has re­sumed with a games af­ter­noon planned on Thurs­day, and easy danc­ing ses­sions on Fri­day af­ter­noons. New dates and de­tails can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing Mary on 01555 772214. Craft club will start in St An­drews Church hall next Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6, be­tween 7pm and 9pm. All are wel­come to come along and try out a new hobby. A new singing group will be­gin in the church hall on Septem­ber 27, start­ing with a tea morn­ing, from 11.30am to 1pm. It will be a great start to the new win­ter ses­sion. Trekkers The trekkers group will take part in the first walk of their new ses­sion this Satur­day, Septem­ber 2. The group leave St John’s Church at 9am prompt and will travel to Mauch­line and Ca­trine - a flat lin­ear walk of ap­prox­i­mately nine miles du­ra­tion which can be very muddy in places, and wa­ter­proof boots are rec­om­mended. Any­one wish­ing to at­tend, should con­tact Rae by email­ing him on rae­warnock@aol. com or by tele­phon­ing him on 07762905625. New trekkers are wel­come. Mid-week ser­vice The mid-week ser­vice held in St John’s Church on Thurs­day of last week was led by pop­u­lar speaker, Ms San­dra Peat. She once again en­thralled the mem­bers of the con­gre­ga­tion with an­other of her in­ter­est­ing sto­ries, which was fol­lowed by all the con­gre­ga­tion singing two of their favourite hymns. After­wards, ev­ery­one met in the church hall to en­joy tea, cof­fee and cakes which San­dra had brought along to tempt their taste buds. The ladies and gen­tle­men of the Ket­tle’s On club sin­cerely thanked all who had con­trib­uted to their re­cent char­ity event, held in aid of St An­drew’s Hospice on Satur­day of last week, where £2558 had been raised. They also re­minded all present of their next char­ity bag pack­ing event tak­ing place in Tesco’s Car­luke store next Satur­day, Septem­ber 9, where they hoped to see all their friends com­ing along. St Athana­sius Parish The Cel­e­brate Scot­land or­gan­i­sa­tion have or­gan­ised a week­end for fam­i­lies to cel­e­brate their faith. This year’s theme will be ‘Seek first his king­dom’, and the meet­ing will take place in St Nini­ans’ High School, Giffnock on Satur­day and Sun­day of this week. For in­for­ma­tion on this event, con­tact Ged Far­rell on 07793370910. St Athana­sius’ Girls’ Club for girls in the P3 to P7 age group meets in the parish hall ev­ery Wed­nes­day evening, from 7.15pm to 8.30pm. En­trance cost £1. There will be fun and games for all with a tuck shop also avail­able on the night. 1st Car­luke Com­pany Girls’ Brigade re­sumes their reg­u­lar meet­ings in Kirk­ton Church hall next Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7. The sec­tions will meet as fol­lows: Ex­plor­ers P1 to P3, from 6pm to 7pm, Ju­niors P4 to P7, from 6pm to 7.30pm, and Bri­gaders S1 to S6, be­tween 7.15pm and 9.30pm. All girls are wel­come. St John’s Church will held their fam­ily Olympics event at the town’s Moor Park on Satur­day of last week. The event was at­tended by many fam­i­lies from the church on a lovely, sunny af­ter­noon with many of the races held, in­clud­ing a sack race, three-legged event, egg and spoon, flat and re­lay races, with a fi­nal tug of war event to end the fes­tiv­i­ties on the field. The day con­cluded with re­fresh­ments served at the church, as well as a medal cer­e­mony. A great af­ter­noon was had by all and ev­ery­one hopes that this will now be an an­nual event on the church cal­en­dar. An evening of praise ser­vice was held in St John’s Church on Sun­day of last week, fea­tur­ing guest speaker Mar­garet Tooth, Blythswood Care’s area fundrais­ing man­ager for South and Cen­tral Scot­land. The evening was high­lighted with a per­for­mance from the tal­ented mem­bers of the Grace Notes Choir. Communion ser­vices will taken place in both Kirk­ton and St John’s churches on Sun­day of this week, start­ing at 11am.


Bon­kle Parish Church ser­vice, Sun­day school and creche will be back to nor­mal in the church this Sun­day, at the usual time of 12 noon. Speak to the min­is­ter if you know of any­one who re­quires a pas­toral visit. Char­ity shop at Manse Road, New­mains is open Mon­day to Thurs­day, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Food bank thanks ev­ery­one for their con­tin­ued sup­port and is open in the vil­lage on Wed­nes­day at 1pm. Com­puter classes are held in Bon­kle Church hall on Mon­days, from 10am to 11.30am, 1pm to 2.30pm, and from 2.30pm to 4pm. Arts classes will be held in the large church hall on Ton Tues­days, from 7pm to 9pm. New mem­bers are wel­come to come and join in at this friendly and wel­com­ing group. Men’s and ladies club meets in the church hall on Wed­nes­day, from 7pm to 9pm. All wel­come. Thurs­day club meets in the church hall each Thurs­day af­ter­noon, at 2pm. Struthers Me­mo­rial Church will now hold its Chris­tian Out­reach meet­ings in the Old Gospel Hall on Bon­kle Road, New­mains, ev­ery Wed­nes­day, at 7.30pm. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 07919 926795.


The Holy Ghost Fa­thers (Spir­i­tans) are hold­ing a car boot sale in Carfin Church hall this Satur­day, Septem­ber 2. Those wish­ing to re­serve a place in the com­pound should call 01698 290831. There will also be arts and crafts stalls avail­able in the hall. All wel­come.


Over­town Parish Church morn­ing ser­vice in the church this Sun­day will be held at 11am. The OK Club and B Club Seven will meet in the church hall at 10.50am un­til 12 noon. Kids en­joy a mix­ture of sto­ries, games, singing. crafts, paint­ing and draw­ing. Old and new mem­bers wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact K Crich­ton on 01698 360580. There will be a creche for younger chil­dren. All vis­i­tors to the church will be made most wel­come. Line danc­ing class con­tin­ues in the church hall this af­ter­noon, with the be­gin­ners’ and re­fresh­ers’ class at 12.30pm, fol­lowed by the main class from 1.15pm un­til 2.45pm. All ages and abil­i­ties will be made wel­come. Friend­ship group are con­tin­u­ing with their Mon­day lunch club in the small church hall from 12 noon un­til 1.30pm. The club serves hot and cold filled rolls, tea, cof­fee and juice

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