Church Service Intimations


The Church has sent £1,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee in respect of the Indonesia Tsunami Appeal. The money has come from the Church’s Crisis Fund, which was set up to enable Greenbank to respond quickly to crises around the world. It is funded from donations the congregation makes for the tea and coffee served after the weekly Sunday services as well as receipts from the annual Kirk Session Coffee morning.

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

OUR WORSHIP will be conducted by members of the Worship Group this morning.

OUR MINISTER WILL BE ON ANNUAL LEAVEuntil 17th October. If you require the services of a minister during this time or have any pastoral requests please contact either our Session Clerk, Mr Derek Christie (638 0044) or our Depute Session Clerk, Mr Peter Liddell (638 7870) in the first instance.

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed tomorrow (Monday)and open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 2.30pm next week.

ARTICLES FOR THENOVEMBEREDITION of Good Neighbour should be received at the Church Office by today.

COMMUNION INVITATIONS for the 4th November Communion are now ready for uplift from the front of the Centenary Chapel. The letters for the Financial Appeal for each district are bundled together with the invitation envelope. Please uplift as soon as possible.

SESSION PHOTO: If you have still to order a Session photo (£10) please speak to Anne Jaap today.

TEA/COFFEE ROTA: Volunteers are required for2nd, 23rd and 30th December. If you or your organisation can help for one or more Sundays please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice on the rota in the Centenary Chapel. Thank you.

VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS on 23rd and 30th December would be much appreciated. Please add your name and telephone number to the list in the Centenary Chapel at the service of your choice. You will be contacted on the preceding Friday.

CHURCH TRANSPORT – There is currently an urgent need for a driver for the Greenbank Church transport rota. The duty would involve picking up passengers 1 week in 6 and bringing them to and from the Sunday morning service. Passengers greatly appreciate this facility, without which many would not be able to attend church regularly. If you can help please contact Mark Allan on 638 3916.

POPPY PROJECT 2018 To mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice you are invited to take out your knitting and crochet needles to help create a poppy display for Remembrance Sunday which falls on Sunday 11th November this year. The poppy display will be installed in the church vestibule, alongside the war memorials during the week prior to Remembrance Sunday. Patterns for poppies are available on the table outside the church office (along with wool and needles). Donations of red and black wool would be much appreciated. You may prefer to use your own pattern; all poppies will be gratefully received. Completed poppies need to be brought to the church by 28th October.

A BIG THANK YOU to all who attended the Coffee afternoon last Saturday at Greenbank and helped raise £1078.20 for Breast Cancer. A special word of thanks to John Meek for all his help on the day. Ann McInnes (Organiser)

A RECHARGE CONFERENCE to resource, refresh & recharge those in children, young people & family ministry and give new ideas and ways of working in your congregation: Saturday, 3rd November, 9.30am – 2.30pm at ‘The Experience’, Montrose Avenue, Hillington Park, G52 4JR. The event is free; bring lunch or buy it on-site. Limited places available, book at or call 332 6606. Further info: Karen Wallace, Youth Development Coordinator, Presbytery of Glasgow Youth Office.

CHRISTMAS CARDS will be on sale in the Fraser Hall after the morning service from next week to raise funds for the Lodging House Mission. Cards are either £4 or £3.50 for a pack of 10. Cards will be on sale each Sunday until mid-December.


WILLIAMWOOD MALAWI PARTNERSHIP – A celebration of the group’s Malawian experience, Tuesday,30th October 2018 at 7.30pm in Greenbank Church. You are very welcome to come and reflect on the history of the Partnership, look back on the 2018 road to Ekwendeni and look forward to 2019 and 2020.

THE SHAWL MINISTRY The next meeting of the Shawl Ministry Group takes place on Saturday 20th October at 10.30am at Greenbank in Room A. Anyone who would like to come along is warmly invited. The group has morning coffee, knits and chats for a while before offering a closing blessing on any completed items before being sent to recipients. Thank you to everyone who has donated needles, wool and work for the Shawl Ministry your kindness has already brought great comfort to many.

SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER – GREENBANK ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR – 10am– 1pm. Donations for the various stalls would be very much appreciated and can be brought to the Church any Sunday from now until the Fair. A box has been placed in the Hall of Friendship for donations. Stalls are as listed in the Good Neighbour. Tickets are now on sale priced £2 and £1 for school age children. You will also be able to pay at the door. Your support is very much appreciated.

FAIRTRADE GOODS will be on sale in the halls after the service next Sunday, 21st October.

ENJOY KNITTING? Want to learn to knit, or new to knitting? My new knitting class is for you. 7.15pm– 8.45pm; Tuesday nights in Room A. Cost £8 per class. Block booking discount available. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact Helen Howard on or 07929 984873 or visit my Facebook page – Knitting For All: Clarkston & Giffnock.

ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON at 2.15pm Dr Maureen Park will talk to the Guild of the Art Treasures of the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. All welcome.

FRIENDSHIP CAFÉ will meet on Friday 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)

NEW WORLD MISSION STAMP APPEAL – You can raise money for World Mission just by saving your used postage stamps! It’s a simple way to recycle and help World Mission partner projects. The Appeal will support the Giffen Institute of Theology, Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCSS). The Institute trains 75% of PCSS ministers, playing a vital role in educating and equipping students for ministry. Due to violence in South Sudan the Institute has twice had to relocate to ensure the safety of staff and students. Sadly, this has meant many of its resources were lost. Now re-established in a refugee camp in Kenya, the Institute needs to rebuild its resources – your used stamps can help ensure the Institute’s work training the future ministers of South Sudan continues. You can drop stamps off at Glasgow Presbytery Office or stamps can also be handed in to Greenbank office or put in the collection boxes at the doors of the church.

SUNDAY CLUB – The Sunday Club needs your help to ensure we have enough adults each week for the number of young people we have in our various sections! If you would be willing to help out regularly, occasionally, or on a rota basis, please speak to any of the Sunday Club leaders, or Helen Howard, or contact Helen on 585 7909 or

SNAP COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB is looking for volunteers to help on Saturday evenings 6.30pm-9.30pm during term time. Please email if you feel you are able to give up a Saturday evening, even if it’s one evening per year.

GIFFNOCK SOUTH’S FUN QUIZ NIGHT – At Giffnock South Parish Church, Saturday 3rd November at 7pm for 7.30pm, In aid of the Isobel Mair School. Ticket, £6 (BYOB) from Giffnock South office or Elaine Clarke (07590439808) email:

THEFLOWER LIST FOR 2018 is available on the transept windowsill. Anyone wishing to donate flowers is invited to add their name at the date of their choice.

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN OR KNOW MORE ABOUT GREENBANK; or knows someone who would appreciate a visit from the Minister in hospital or wishes to be prayed for, is invited to fill out one of the POSTCARDS placed on the pew boards. Completed postcards can be handed to welcome team members at the church door or posted through the letterbox at the entrance to the halls.


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