Intimations 06/11/2016


IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of one of our members, Mrs Catherine McKee formerly of 69 Stamperland Avenue, Clarkston. who died in Switzerland. It is intended that a funeral service will take place at Greenbank Church and Linn Crematorium later this month. Please remember Rina’s family and friends in your prayers.

TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.

WINTER FAIRSaturday 12th November – donations for all stalls (including home baking and tea room) may be brought to the Church on Friday afternoon between 1.30 and 3.30:  Friday evening between 6.30 and 8.00 p.m. or on the morning of the Fair before 10.00 a.m.     Thank you for all your donations and we look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. Thankyou – Grace Paterson (638 6350).

THE CLARKSTON BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT holds a Christmas Fayre annually at the car par of Clarkston Halls. This year the event will be held on Saturday 19th November and as normal Greenbank Church will have an exhibitor stand along with many of the businesses in our area. We provide free tea, coffee and home baking and we have our people at the stand all day to chat to people about what’s happening at Greenbank. It’s a great opportunity to demonstrate that we are a friendly, welcoming Church for all ages. Home baking and names to Anna Maclure for manning the tent.

THE AGENDA AND REPORTS FOR THE KIRK SESSION MEETING taking place on Monday, 7TH November are available in the Centenary Chapel for members of the Kirk Session who have not received them by email.

REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPIES are now available before and after the morning service at the front of the church.

DISTRICT VISITORS who have not already done so, are asked to collect their copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept please.

THE STAGE SOUND EQUIPMENT in the Cowley Hall requires replacement/updating. We have been using a donated home hi-fi amplifier which, after many years’ service, has finally broadcast its last sound! If anyone has a surplus ‘home stereo’ and would like to donate it to the Church it would be most appreciated. We are also looking for some additional speakers and would be interested in any sound and stage equipment. Please contact either Stephen Blanchflower or Neil Scholfield if you can assist.

JAMES A SIMPSON’S LATEST BOOK “UNCOMMON SENSE AND COMIC NONSENSE”, priced £5.95 will be on sale in the Fraser Hall after morning service. Royalties for the sale go to Cystic Fibrosis research. Joyce Crombie

CHRISTMAS CARDS will be on sale in the Fraser Hall after the service on all Sundays until 11th December to raise funds for the Lodging House Mission. Cards are £3.50 for a pack of 10. Come and see the selection during tea and coffee and support the LHM.

MESSY FESTIVAL SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2016 @ 10AM – King’s Park Parish Church, 242 Castlemilk Road, G44 4LB. The seminar will be led by Lucy Moore for existing Messy Church leaders and teams. Would you like to get involved in Greenbank’s Messy and go along? Spend quality and fun time together exploring at a deeper level the various aspects of Messy Church with a chance to learn from each other and consider some big questions about how we continue to grow our Messy Churches. Lunch provided (£5 a person). Details of how to book at

TEA/COFFEE ROTA VOLUNTEERS STILL REQUIRED, add your details to the rota in the Centenary chapel if you can help.

A VOLUNTEER IS REQUIRED as District Visitor for Mansefield Crescent (9 homes). Contact Margot/Gordon Blyth (638 7646).

VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS would be much appreciated. A new list is available in the Centenary Chapel and if you would be willing to read the lesson please add your name and telephone number to the service of your choice. We are always looking for new volunteers, so even if you have never read the lesson before please consider adding your name to the list. You will be contacted on the Friday of the preceding week with the readings. Thank you.



THE GUILD LOOK FORWARD TO A VISIT ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, 9TH NOVEMBER AT 2.15PM from Dr Maureen Park who will speaking about the treasures of the Rijksmuseum. All welcome.

PRACTICES FOR THIS YEAR’S NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS Thursdays from 8pm in the Church. As usual we invite anyone who would like to join with the choir for this service to come along to the weekly rehearsals at 8pm. You don’t need to be able to read music – we teach all the parts, and recordings of each part for all choir pieces are provided. If you would like more information please speak to the organist, Peter Howard.

FRIENDSHIP CAFÉ meets every Friday at 10am (except the last one of each month when you are invited to the Lunch Club). Why not come along to the church halls for a cup of tea and a blether. Bring a friend – the more the merrier! Blair Miller (577 5449)

GREENBANK FILM SOCIETY next meet on Monday, 14th November 2016 at 7.30 pm in the Session House to watch the popular musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell. If you would like to join us you would be very welcome.

COMMUNITY CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERTWednesday 7th December @ 7.30pm. Tickets now available priced £5 (which include tea/coffee & mince pie) from Neil & Val Scholfield, choir members and the church office.



THE LODGING HOUSE MISSION is a lifeline for some of the city’s most vulnerable people. It is open Monday to Friday, and on average 100 homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded people visit on a daily basis. In the winter months the night shelter opens at LHM from 1st December, and this year LHM would like to extend their opening hours to include a Saturday, allowing people to use the space instead of leaving the building at 7.30am with nowhere to go until the shelter reopens at night. The existing staff and volunteers work tirelessly at LHM and, like many charities, they are always grateful to have more individuals volunteering. LHM have thought about the different ways they could extend the service and have developed a unique opportunity to allow congregations to directly support LHM: they’re asking congregations to arrange a team of volunteers to allow the service to operate on Saturdays (separate from any individuals who already volunteer on weekdays). They need four people from 9am-3pm to volunteer with a LHM staff member who will be responsible for the overall running of the day. The six hours per person can be shared by two people who choose to split the hours or it can be one person that is a choice for congregations to make. They hope to have support from at least 12 congregations to volunteer their time for this vital service for vulnerable and often excluded people. 12 congregations working together with LHM would mean that a congregation would only need to commit to one Saturday every 12 weeks to make a huge impact on the lives of people in their city. Six hours from a congregation’s time would allow this service to support people for an extra day every week. What would you be doing? You would help with breakfast and lunch and clearing away dishes. You would also be engaging with the service users and would, of course, be supported by a LHM staff member. If this is an opportunity that you feel you could help Greenbank engage in please put your name and contact details on the sheet in centenary chapel so that a rota can be organised.


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