TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
OUR MINISTER WILL BE ON ANNUAL LEAVE from 28th September – 13th October. If you require a minister during this time please contact Jerry Eve (644 3670). Please pass pastoral requests to our Session Clerk, Mr Derek Christie (638 0044).
OUR HARVEST OFFERING TODAY IS FOR THE LODGING HOUSE MISSION please put your harvest envelope in the offering bag or in the plates situated at the front of the church and side doors.
VOLUNTEERS WOULD BE APPRECIATED to help distribute harvest flowers. Please meet the flower committee at the front of the church after morning service.
MESSY CHURCH Friday 6th October, 4pm-6pm for more details, to book a place or offer help, please email email@example.com
NOTICE FOR DISTRICT ELDERS – The annual financial campaign envelopes for your district are now available for uplift from the front of the Centenary Chapel.
A PRAYERS FOR HEALING SERVICE will take place in the CHURCH at 6.30pm on Sunday 15th October – all welcome. Prayer requests can be written on the pew cards and inserted in the Prayer Box at the front door of the church.
CHRISTMAS FAIR – SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – There will be a meeting of stallholders/organisations/helpers on Wednesday 4th October at 7.00 pm in Room A. At the meeting final arrangements will be made. If you are unable to come along could you please contact one of the names below to allow us to ensure we have all stalls manned. If any members of the congregation would like to volunteer to help, please come along to the meeting or contact one of the names below. Additional volunteers always needed! Anna Martin 644 0972. Eleanor Johnstone 577 0335 Elizabeth Cross 638 5162
BAKING IS REQUIRED for the C.C.T./Crossreach Event “Creating A Dementia Friendly Community” taking place on Saturday 7th October, 10am-3pm at St Aidan’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Mearns Road, Clarkston. Each church in Clarkston Churches Together has been asked to provide some baking so if you feel able to volunteer on behalf of Greenbank please contact the church office on 644 1841. The baking should be taken to St. Aidan’s at 9.30am on the day of the event.
DISTRICT VISITORS are asked to collect their copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept.
SATURDAY BOOK CLUB – The next meeting takes place on Saturday 7th October and will last one hour from 9am, with breakfast refreshments being served from 8.45am in Room A. The group are reading ‘The Invisible Church’ by Steve Aisthorpe. [ISBN-13: 9780861539161] The book can be downloaded onto a Kindle from Amazon or purchased from bookshops. Copies are also available in the Centenary Chapel. Chapters 4, 5 & 6 will be discussed respectively at each succeeding meeting. Even if you don’t have the book, you are warmly invited to come along and join this warm and informal discussion group.
CHRISTIAN AID SPONSORED SWIM The annual sponsored swim will take place on Saturday 7th October at Eastwood swimming pool. Sponsor forms are available from the Hall of friendship, and from Mark Allan and Ron Livingston. Please lend your support to this fun event by taking part or by sponsoring one or more of our participants. Thank you once again in anticipation of your support for Christian Aid. Mark Allan.
THE MODERATOR’S CONCERT will take place in the Church on 14th October, 2017 at 7pm. Greenbank will welcome students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and their friends to entertain us. Tickets priced £10 are on sale from the Church office and from members of the Social Events Committee who will be available at tea/coffee after the service.
THE GREENBANK FILM SOCIETY continues its season with a showing of the popular musical “Sweet Charity” on Monday, 2nd October 2017 at 7.30pm in the Session House. With its well-known songs and dance routines this entertaining film starring Shirley Maclaine in the lead role, is a must-see. All welcome.
OUR GOOD FRIEND, WENDY SANDIFORD, will be visiting THE GUILD on Wednesday afternoon. Her talk is entitled “Victoria’s Daughters”.
FRIENDSHIP CAFÉ resumes on Friday 6th October between 10am and 11ish, new customers or helpers very welcome. Enjoy some coffee or tea and our speciality toasted fruit loaf with butter. The café meets each Friday except for the last Friday of each month when the Lunch Club is in operation. Blair Miller (577 5449)
A FABRIC & WOOL SALE FOR KWENDERANA takes place on 8th October after morning service.
The next outing of GREENBANK WALKING GROUP will be on Saturday 21st October. This is a change of date. Further details will follow later.
CAR TRANSPORT: please note that Bill Robertson gives up as transport organiser at the end of September and his successor is Mark Allan, whose telephone number is 638-3916.
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. You will be contacted on the Friday of the preceding week with the readings.
COULD YOU VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT THE SNAP YOUTH GROUP ON ONE SATURDAY NIGHT BETWEEN NOW AND CHRISTMAS? It would be particularly helpful to have another volunteer on 30th September, 28th October, 2nd December and 9th December. If you can help on any of these dates please contact the church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SLEEP IN THE PARK – a mass sleep-out to end homelessness in Scotland. For Good. Saturday 9th December.
Social Bite, a proactive charity working around Scotland with and for homeless people, is organising the world’s largest ever sleep-out and is hoping to attract 9,000 people to Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens. The charity hopes that by raising funds and working together, the people of Scotland will create such an impetus that homelessness will be eradicated over a 5 year period. The aim is not only to find provision for housing, but also to provide rehabilitation; job opportunities and support that will help people get back on their feet and find their place within society. John Cleese, Deacon Blue, Rob Brydon, Sir Bob Geldof, Liam Gallagher and Amy Macdonald will be present on the night. You might not be able to take part yourself, but you might know someone in your Church or workplace, a child or grandchild, a student friend who might be able to get involved individually or as a group. The challenge is for each individual to raise a minimum of £100 towards the cause. 2,000 people have already signed up. Find out more at www.SleepInThePark.co.uk or register at www.SleepInThePark.co.uk/register. Anyone from Greenbank who is interested in taking part in the sleep out should come to a meeting in Room A on Monday 16th October at 7.30pm.
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