Intimations 20th August 2023

Church Service Intimations


· A KIRK SESSION MEETING will be held after the service this morning.

· THE FUNERAL SERVICE of one of our members Mrs Christine Byrne of 36 Hawthorn Courtwill be held on Friday 25th August at 1.45 in Linn Crematorium.

· DONATIONS FOR TEA AND COFFEE after the service are in aid of Kwenderana to help pay school fees in Ekwendeni.

· THANK YOU to everyone who came along to the very special concert on Tuesday 15th August in the church featuring Japanese literature recitalist, Ayako Hidetani and Gen Akashi an 11-string classical guitarist which marked the 78th Anniversary of the end of the 2nd World War and also the beginning of a peace art festival that aspires to convey the message of peace. Thank you also to those who set up the hall and made tea and those who opened and closed the church. Donations in aid of Ukraine on the evening totalled £250.

· SUNDAY CLUB & JAM begins today. We welcome all children and young people from 3-18 years old. Trailblazers and Sunday Squad meet in the halls at 10.20 am before coming into church for the first part of the service. JAM meet from 10.20 am in the centre pews at the front of the church.

SUNDAY CLUB & JAM are hosting a ‘BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC’ today straight after the service for all families and anyone from the church who would like to join them. If it is dry they hope to be in the Manse garden or if it rains they will be in the church halls. Everyone is warmly invited – tea, coffee, juice will be supplied – but please remember to bring your own picnic!!

· GREENBANK LADIES BADMINTON CLUB resumes play on Monday 4 September at 10am in Busby church hall. All new members would be made most welcome please call 07806434321 for more information.


Saturday 30th September Greenbank’s Social Committee warmly invite you to a Macmillan Coffee morning in the Fraser Hall from 10 till 12 noon. Entry is by donation. Please come along to enjoy delicious hospitality and friendly chat for a cause close to all of our hearts. If anyone wishes to donate home baking, a member of the social committee will gratefully receive it at the church on Friday 29th September between 7 and half past or on the morning itself.

Friday 27th October. Greenbank are hosting a craft fayre/shopping night from 7 till 10pm. Tickets are £5 or payable at the door to include a glass of Prosecco or soft drink. It will be a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early.

Saturday 25th November 10 till 12 noon. Christmas Fayre in the church halls. Church organisations will be contacted soon to see if they want to have a stall. In addition, there will be the tearoom, raffle, tombola and children’s activities. We are blessed to have many talented people amongst our congregation and the social committee would be happy to receive donations of homemade jam, tablet or handmade Christmas crafts or knitted items. Also, donations of home baking would be most welcome the night before in the kitchen (7 till 7.30) or on the morning itself.

Saturday 18th November ‘A Very Merry Clarkston Christmas’ Greenbank will once again be hosting a refreshments stall at this annual Clarkston Community event.

Friday 8th December Clarkston Community annual Christmas concert.

· SAYING GOODBYE, (PART OF THE MARIPOSA TRUST) are hosting a Saying Goodbye Service on the 16th September at 11am in Glasgow Cathedral. The service is for anyone who has lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth, or in early years and those affected by family members or friends’ loss. Whether the loss was recent or 80 years ago, everyone is welcome to attend. The services have also been extended to welcome anyone s grieving the fact that they haven’t had children. Babies and children are also invited to come with their families, as the Saying Goodbye service is truly a family event for all. For more information on the charity, see the Saying Goodbye website, at:

· BIBLE READERS A new quarterly sheet (from July to September) is now in the Centenary Chapel. Volunteers are requested to put their name and contact telephone number at a date of their choice.

· THE BROWNIE PACK that meets in the church halls on a Monday evening from 18:15-19:30 is looking for leader and helper to run the unit. There are 8 girls in the pack with a couple on the waiting list but no place can be granted until the future is secured. If you can help please contact the Church office as soon as possible.

· THE BOOK CLUB meets On Saturday 2nd September at 09:30 or 09:15 [for coffee and refreshments], in the creche, in the church halls. The group is reading a book called “The Case for God: What Religion Really Means” by Karen Armstrong who examines how we can build a faith that speaks to the needs of our troubled and dangerously polarised world. If you would like to discuss your reading of this book, the group will be looking at chapter 2 and 3 for the next meeting. Please come along. For more information contact Ronnie McNeill on 0141 577 6503.

· One of our elders Kate Sanderson, is appealing for BOOKS AND GAMES SUITABLE FOR PRIMARY AGED CHILDREN 5-9 in order to set up a to classroom library. Please contact Kate directly at if you can help

· BOOKS There are a good collection of books in the hall of friendship. You are welcome to take a book for a small donation.

· DONATIONS REQUIRED [Link building is open for all donations on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday mornings.]

Lodging House Mission – Donations required, especially UHT milk, kettle foods e.g. pot noodles and tinned soup e.g. tomato, chicken and mushroom, can be put on the trolley in the Link building. Sugar, toiletries, clothing, bedding, duvets and towels are not required at the moment. Donations trolley is in link building.

Glasgow North East Foodbank – Donations required, Nutritious foodstuffs required: tinned meat (not Fray Bentos), tinned fruit & veg, UHT milk & juice, diluting juice, tinned & packet potato (mash), tinned rice & custard, packet custard, pasta sauces, pasta, tinned tomatoes, biscuits, Toiletries; nappies & baby wipes.

· LEGACY PROJECT The projected timeline is noted below. If you wish more information please direct your enquiry to the church office in the first instance. For information about how you can financially support the project please contact Greenbank Treasurer, Alistair Smith at

The Legacy Project Group continue to apply for grants for the legacy project. We are delighted to inform you that we have recently received a £10,000 funding grant from The Baird Trust. This is encouraging and further updates will be provided in due course if further grants are received. Overall grants totalling £72,000 have been awarded and £46,000 of this sum has been received to date. LEGACY PROJECT – PROJECTED TIMELINE


Detailed design June-Oct 2023

Building warrant application Dec 2023

Construction information and tendering Dec 2023- May 2024 Completion of land sale and contractor appointment May 2024

Start of construction July 2024

Completion and Handover May 2025 PHASE 2 – SANCTUARY

Start of construction June 2025

Completion & handover April 2026

Church office; and 0141 644 1841. All enquiries will be responded to as soon as possib


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