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 THANKSGIVING SERVICE takes place next week. Please bring your Harvest envelope for Lodging House Mission, which you received in September’s Good Neighbour, if you wish to donate.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION are also invited to bring an item of non-perishable food, from the following list, to our Harvest service next Sunday. To assist the LHM with sorting and storage, they would be very grateful if you would only donate items on the list which has been given to you with your order on your way into church. Thank you.

THE LADIES FLOWER COMMITTEE would be most grateful for donations of flowers e.g. small chrysanthemums, carnations or roses for the Harvest Service on Sunday, 1st October. Flowers can be handed in to the Halls on Saturday, 30th September between 9.30am and 10.30am.

DISTRICT VISITORS are asked to collect their copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept today please.

VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED to help collate the Good Neighbour on the Friday before the last Sunday of each month (9 months of the year) 1pm-2.30pm. If you can help please contact Gordon and Margot Blyth (638 7646)

THE MODERATOR’S CONCERT – Students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and their friends are performing at Greenbank Church in the presence of The Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rt. Rev. Dr. Derek Browning on Saturday, 14th October 2017 at 7pm. Tickets are available from Greenbank Church Office,, telephone: 0141 644 1841.

The concert is in aid of Williamwood High School’s 2017 rebuilding project at Ekwendeni primary school.

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.

THE LUNCH CLUB meets for the first time this session on Friday 29th September.  Come along and join in the fellowship while enjoying a hearty plate of homemade soup, accompanied by a filled roll.  Lunch is served from 12noon until 1.00pm.  If you need a lift to the church hall then please contact Jan on 258 4959 or Maureen on 639 5114.

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.

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

THE GUILD meet on Wednesday at 2pm when the speaker will be Liz Macintyre. The title of her talk is “Love letters from a Desert Rat”.

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

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.

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.

FABRIC & WOOL SALE FOR KWENDERANA 8th October after morning service. Watch out for more info in next week’s intimations.

SAYING GOODBYE SERVICE 30TH SEPTEMBER AT 11AM IN GLASGOW CATHEDRAL, organised by the Mariposa Trust, this service is for anyone who has either personally lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in early years, or who has been affected by a family members or friend’s loss.  Whether the loss was recent or 80 years ago, everyone is welcome to attend. We have also extended the services, and gladly welcome anyone who is grieving the fact that they haven’t had children. Babies and children are also invited to come with their family, as the Saying Goodbye service is truly a family event for all. To read more on the charity, please see the website, Emilie de Bruijn, The Mariposa Trust (0845 2938027)

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 or register at 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.

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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