An update in February let you know that the Kirk Session had come to the view that proceeding with its preferred option of creating a new church on the site opposite Williamwood High School was likely to result in a high risk of delay and too large a funding gap to make it feasible. It went on to say that the Session had gone back to the other options in the original feasibility report, i.e. building a new church on our existing site, probably on the manse site, or re-designing the current sanctuary building to increase its flexibility, replacing the old halls with a modern extension to the sanctuary building. An architect has been appointed to examine these two options in detail, assess what we might be able to do with remaining parts of the current site and to open discussion with the planners. We hope that the architect’s report will be ready by the summer and once the Session has studied it, the intention is to pass as much information as we can to you in order that we can come to a decision about the best way forward. We remain committed, as I am sure you are also, to creating a sustainable, worshipping congregation for future generations and this work will help determine how best that might be achieved.
Gordon Dickson – Legacy Coordinating Group
TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
SPECIAL NOTICE – We have had notification of bogus workmen operating in the Clarkston area recently so we thought it would be useful to advise everyone (whatever your age!!) of a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself from becoming a victim. It is unusual these days for reputable companies to go around knocking on doors looking for business so treat each caller with a huge dose of suspicion. NEVER agree on the doorstep to any work being done for you. ALWAYS tell the caller politely that you’ll think about it and will talk to someone else before making a decision (this normally deters bogus callers). NEVER pay money up front unless you receive a proper invoice (check that there’s a VAT registration number – the absence of one is a tell-tale sign that things aren’t quite right) and never accept a lift to the bank to withdraw money. ALWAYS try and get the name of the individual and/or company – you can easily check them out by phoning East Renfrewshire Trading Standards on 0800 013 0076 (confidential helpline). It is always a good idea to pause and take time before making a decision. If possible ask a family member for their advice or phone a friend in Greenbank for their advice.
IT IS WITH REGRET that we inform you of the death of Mr John McKinlay, former member, elder and Treasurer of Greenbank. John’s funeral service will take place on Wednesday 24th April at 12noon in Mearns Kirk Church to which all friends are warmly invited.
THE CHURCH OFFICE will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week, 9am-2.30pm.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2019 – Christian aid week will run from 12th May to 18th May and your help with the annual door to door collection would be much appreciated. Collector packs will be available from Mark Allan and Ron Livingston after the morning service on 12th May in the Fraser hall where we will also be holding a Big Brekkie event with pancakes and Bacon rolls along with the usual Tea, coffee and juice. Please consider making a donation for your Big Brekkie refreshments, as it will provide a much needed boost to the work of Christian aid at the start of the annual collection week. Any further information can be obtained by contacting Mark on 638 3916.
GUILD OUTING TO CRIEFF on Wednesday, 22nd May, 6 seats still available on the bus, phone E. Cross 638 5162 for info.
DISTRICT VISITORS: District 51 is still without a visitor at present, 10 homes on Greenwood Road. Anyone willing to give this a try please contact Margot/Gordon Blyth (638 7646).
WHAT’S ON AT GREENBANK
FAIRTRADE GOODS will be on sale in the halls after the service next Sunday, 28th April.
THE LUNCH CLUB will meet in the church hall on Friday 26th April between 12noon and 1.15pm.
Everyone will be made very welcome so please come along for an hour of fellowship while you enjoy a bowl of soup and a filled roll. Please contact Maureen on 639 5114 if you require transport.
GREENBANK’S ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR is on Saturday 27th April from 2–4pm. Over 20 local crafters and small businesses have stalls at this event. Come along for a browse and find some unique gifts. Tickets are £2 for an adult (children are free) and include a cup of tea, coffee or juice and some home baking.
ANY DONATIONS OF HOME BAKINGFOR THE CRAFT FAIR would be greatly appreciated and can be left in the kitchen on the Friday night or Saturday morning.
The next outing of THE GREENBANK WALKING GROUP on Saturday, 27th April is an urban walk around Stirling, reaching there by train. The walk will take in a visit to the castle, Gowan hill and other interesting and historic sights. The group will meet at Clarkston station at 9.30am; anyone wishing to join us should contact Jim and Ann Guy on 390 9453.
LHM SUGAR APPEAL LHM is currently experiencing a shortage of sugar and any donations would be greatly appreciated. If you can help, please leave donations of sugar in the big blue bucket in the Link Building. Thank you.
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.
ON THE NOTICEBOARDS IN THE CORRIDOR OUTSIDE THE FRASER HALL ARE DETAILS OF:
GLASGOW STEDFAST ASSOCIATION: Sounds International Choir, Clincarthill Church, Thurs, 25th April at 7.30pm
SCOTTISH CHURCHES HOUSING ACTION: Kiltwalk in Glasgow, 28 April in aid of SCHA
LOSS, GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT EVENT – Wed 15th May (book by 1st May) venue: Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
THE GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR – Friday 26th April @ 7.30pm
LODGING HOUSE MISSION – Easter message 2019
KNITTING FOR ALL CLASSES – Tuesdays – or speak to Helen Howard.
GIFFNOCK SOUTH CONCERT SERIES– 4th May, 1st June
A DOG WALKING SERVICE for less able dog owners.
May 09, 2020
April 16, 2020
April 05, 2020
Church of Scotland Task Group has asked in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Wednesday 17th March 2020. This will obviously include the Easter services.
We will keep you updated with any further information as soon as we have it.
In the meantime, may you all keep safe and well and know the loving presence of God with you during these times.