TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
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.
NOTICE FOR DISTRICT ELDERS – Communion invitations and the annual financial campaign envelopes for your district are now available for uplift from the front of the Centenary Chapel.
MINUTES of the last Kirk Session meeting are now available for members of the Kirk Session who did not receive them by email.
THE SEPTEMBER PRESBYTERY REPORT is now available for members of the Kirk Session who did not receive them by email.
SCRIPTURE UNION BIBLE READING MATERIAL 2017– order forms are available for the reading material from the front of the church and the Link building. It would be very much appreciated if the order forms, together with a cheque made payable to Greenbank Parish Church, could be returned to the church by Sunday 16th October at the latest please. Our Scripture Union representative is Rachel MacKay (644 2521).
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 today.
A VOLUNTEER IS REQUIRED as District Visitor for Mansefield Crescent (9 homes). Please contact Margot/Gordon Blyth (638 7646).
WHAT’S ON IN GREENBANK
FAIRTRADE GOODS will be on sale in the halls after the service today.
MESSY CHURCH Friday 7th October, 4pm-6pm for more details, to book a place or offer help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A PRAYERS FOR HEALING SERVICE will take place in the CHURCH at 6.30pm next Sunday – all welcome. Prayer requests can be written on the pew cards and inserted in the Prayer Box at the front door of the church.
THE GREENBANK FILM SOCIETY will meet tomorrow evening, Monday 3rd October at 7.30pm in the Session House when the well-known and popular film “From here to eternity” will be shown. This film, a Second World War drama featuring the attack on Pearl Harbour, gave several of the cast a career boost and is a must-see. All welcome.
ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT 2.15PM a speaker from Canine Partners will be visiting the Guild. Visitors will be most welcome.
THE FRIENDSHIPSHIP CAFÉ will start another season on Friday 7th October between 9.30am & 11.00am in the Fraser Hall. Come along and enjoy a coffee or tea and a bit of a natter with friends. The café meets each Friday except for the last of each month when the Lunch Club takes place.
GREENBANK CHURCH’S LADIES EVENING: Friday 14th October, 7pm in the church halls. Tickets priced £15 each are available from Graham Vance, Stephen Blanchflower or Neil Scholfield.
SATURDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB – The next meeting takes place on Saturday 29th October at 9am for one hour with breakfast refreshments being served from 8.45am in Room A. We will continue to read from the OLD TESTAMENT COVENANT HISTORY – beginning at Samuel-King we will read to page 429. The Book Club is for everyone – you don’t have to have a great knowledge of the Bible to join in. It is just an opportunity to get to know the Old Testament better. Why not give it a try? If you would like one of a copy of the book please contact the Church office.
CHRISTIAN AID SPONSORED SWIM: The annual sponsored swim will take place on Saturday 8th 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 OUTREACH GROUP AT MEARNSKIRK invites our friends at Greenbank to a special event on Tuesday 11th October at 7.30pm. Representatives from East Renfrewshire Foodbank and Glasgow’s Lodging House Mission will be speaking about the work of each organisation, how our donations are used and how our support could be taken forward in the future. The Christian motivation to help the disadvantaged and the Biblical imperative for social justice will also be considered. Please join us for an evening of fellowship, tea and cake.
GLASGOW N E FOODBANK is looking for volunteers for their new facility opening in Blairtummock Community Centre in Garthamlock on Thursday afternoons. A short training course is provided for volunteers prior to starting. Also a taster experience can be provided at the Parkhead hub. To volunteer or for more info about the foodbank contact Alex Howie on 6385169.
TEA/COFFEE ROTA VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL REQUIRED for October, November and December. If you, or an organisation of which you are a member, are able to help please add your details to the rota in the Centenary Chapel.
NB: IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE THE LIFE SPAN OF OUR DRAINS AND DRIVE WAY SURFACE, VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE CHURCH IS ONLY FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY AND THOSE DELIVERING ITEMS TO THE CHURCH AND HALLS. YOUR SUPPORT AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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