INTIMATIONS 25/11/18

Church Service Intimations
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Due to a broken underground pipe our central heating system is unable to heat the halls at the moment. We have temporary heating in place and all going well the pipe will be repaired next week. In the meantime, our apologies that the halls are not operating at their normal temperature.

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

POSTIES WANTED – This year’s cards, wishing the Parish the Blessings of Christmas and inviting them to join us for our Christmas services, are looking for volunteers to deliver them. They’re waiting at the front of the Centenary Chapel. Your help in this important part of our outreach is much appreciated. Thank you.

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

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED from Wednesday 28th November until Wednesday 5th December inclusive. If you have any intimations for next week’s service please hand them in or email them to the church office on Monday.

MINUTES OF THE KIRK SESSION MEETING of 5th November are available for those members of the Kirk Session who did not receive them by email.

ATTENTION ALL DISTRICT ELDERS if you have not picked up your FREEWILL OFFERING ENVELOPES for distribution please collect them from the Centenary Chapel, thank you.

THE ROTA IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2019 in the Centenary Chapel. If you or your organisation can help for one or more Sundays please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice.

CROHN’S & COLITIS UK RAFFLE FOR RESEARCH 2018 – 💜PLEASE HELP US💜 As many of you know, our beautiful daughter Millie, who is 10 years old, has Crohn’s Disease and is still not in remission almost 2 years after diagnosis. Last year, in an effort to do something positive, we, as a family, made it our mission to sell as many raffle tickets for Crohn’s and Colitis UK’s Raffle for Research and we raised £1,500 – thanks to you. The charity is using Millie and her story to headline this year’s campaign and I know some of you may have been sent your own raffle tickets to sell for this cause. The horrific thing about Crohn’s and Colitis is that currently there is no cure and as such, it is a life sentence. We are asking you to please, please buy some of the tickets you have received or, if you didn’t receive your own tickets, please, please buy tickets from us (you can see us after morning service or call us on 0141 638 0630). Our only hope in finding a cure is in the vital research that is being done. Tickets are £1 each and just buying one ticket will make an enormous difference. All ticket stubs will be sent away to the charity on Monday, 3rd December and the draw is on Thursday, 13th December. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much. The Simpson Family xxxx 💜

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.

GLASGOW N.E. FOODBANK is always appreciative of the steady stream of donations from Greenbank and now we are looking for volunteers to help with sorting and packing the various donations we receive at our Parkhead Church hub. If you would like to help on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday please call Alex Howie on 01416385169 or Tara Maguire Foodbank Project Manager on 07745242738. Information can also be found at www.glasgowNE.foodbank.org.uk

CHRISTMAS CARDS will be on sale in the Fraser Hall after the morning service 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.

WHAT’S ON AT GREENBANK

FAIRTRADE goods will be on sale in the halls after the service next Sunday, 2nd December.

GIFT SERVICE – 2ND DECEMBER – you are invited to join the Sunday Club in placing a new, unwrapped gift under the Christmas tree next Sunday. Please see the flyer handed to you on your way in to church this morning for details of the gifts which are requested. Details can also be found in the December issue of Good Neighbour.

MESSY CHURCH FRIDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 4PM – 6PM – To book a place or offer help, please phone/text Lorna Preece at 07970192541 or email: messygreenbank@gmail.com

THE GUILD looks forward to an interesting talk on Wednesday afternoon at 2.15pm, from Marilyn Ure and Rhona Raeburn about the work of the Vine Trust.

THE LUNCH CLUB, Friday 30th November 12noon – 1.30pm for soup, filled rolls, tea and coffee. We trust you will come along for friendship and fellowship. If you require transport please call the church office on 644 1841.

CLARKSTON COMMUNITY CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT takes place on Wednesday,5th December at 7.30pm in Greenbank Parish Church. Tickets £5, available on the door.

CHRISTMAS AT GREENBANK MANSE in aid of a bore hole for the Sight Impaired Residential Unit at Ekwendeni Primary School, Monday 10th December, 10am -12noon, Tea, Coffee, Home Baking & Christmas gifts. Tickets [£2] are available from the church office or pay at the door. Donations of gifts and home baking would be much appreciated. We will be entertained by Carolside school choir. Come along and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

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

THE GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR presents ‘CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS’, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Friday, 14th December @ 7.30pm. Tickets: £11/ £13/ £15/ £17/ £20. Box office: 0141 353 8000

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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