TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
THERE WILL BE A MEETING OF THE KIRK SESSION ON TUESDAY 5TH JUNE. Papers will be available on Sunday 3rd June in the Centenary chapel for those who do not receive them by e-mail.
DISTRICT VISITORS are asked to collect their copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept today please.
THE CHURCH OFFICE will be open on Thursday and Friday of this week, 9.15am till 1.45pm.
ON MONDAY AFTERNOON THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY agreed the Church of Scotland had been far too slow to change, and agreed that an urgent, radical, measurable strategic plan for change be drawn up by the Council of Assembly, for presentation to next year’s Assembly. The debate can still be accessed on line for anyone who wishes to know or understand more about this decision.
A LASTING LEGACY – Please take time to respond to the invitation in the March and May Good Neighbour editions to submit your thoughts on the key characteristics of a sustainable worshipping congregation of Gods people; being a community hub, welcoming, relevant, a seven day a week church and burden free. A fuller description of these characteristics was in the March article and is repeated in an updated display in the corridor outside the Fraser Hall. We hope to use these characteristics as a reference point when making future decisions, including decisions on our property needs. The Session would be very interested in your views on these characteristics. Do they seem to you to be the right ones to describe the kind of sustainable, worshipping congregation we all wish for in our community for years to come? If you use email then please email your thoughts to email@example.com. Alternatively you can send written comments to the church office. All views are welcome.
Gordon Dickson, Chair, Legacy Co-ordinating Group
MALAWI 2018 – Our Minister, Jeanne, Rev Catherine Beattie and Mr George Watson from Queen’s Park Football Club are accompanying Williamwood High School to Ekwendeni in Malawi on 6th June. Amongst other things, the group will be rebuilding 3 classrooms blocks at Ekwendeni Primary School, run an after school club for all children in the community and offer a football coaching and community programme. Each person travelling with the group has been allocated two 23kg bags. Ekwendeni hospital and the Ekwendeni HIV/AIDs programme have been contacted to find out what most needed items the Williamwood could bring with them for the benefit of the whole community. The following items have been requested; menstrual cups, children’s underwear; adult and paediatric analgesics [e.g. paracetamol, aspirin, ibroprofen], vitamin b complex, other first aids items, hospital theatre hats, face masks and disposable gowns. [The hospital has also supplied a comprehensive list of hospital drugs and other hospital supplies required each month – if you think you might be able to help with this particular request please contact Jeanne Roddick at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to send you the list]. The school also hopes to start a Community Cinema Club in Ekwendeni and would appreciate any donations of DVDs that anyone might have so that they can put together a library of films before they leave. If you think you might be able to help please leave any items at Greenbank Church office, with Greenbank’s Church Officer or at Greenbank Manse by the 31st May.
THE GREENBANK PLAYERS are looking for someone who might be able to make a compilation DVD from the collection of Videos and some DVDs of the past productions (not all 70 years!) Any offers of help please contact June Alexander on 644 2682.
WHAT’S ON IN GREENBANK
NEXT SUNDAY, THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at 10.30am and again at 6.30pm with an All Age Communion and Thanksgiving Service. After these services there will be a retiring offering on behalf of Crossreach. Our Preparatory Service will be held on Friday, 1st June at 7.30pm.
FAIRTRADE GOODS will be on sale in the halls after the service today.
OUR FINAL MESSY before summer is on Friday, 1st June and it’s going to be so much fun!! Karen is organising a roller disco so please bring roller boots or heelys if you have them. There will be a bouncy castle and summer crafts too. The plan is to have dinner outside on the grass if the sun shines so please bring a picnic blanket.
It would be great to see everyone together before we enjoy a couple of months of sunshine. Contact the email email@example.com for more details. Bring your friends and family with you.
GROUNDS COMMITTEE – if you have green fingers please come along and help with the grounds of the church at 7pm on Tuesdays.
CLARKSTON COMMUNITY CHOIR ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT (in aid of Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease) – Monday 4th June in Greenbank church. The programme includes a varied and eclectic mix of music alongside the fabulous Spitha Brass. From Broadway to Bill Withers, along with some items from our guest brass quintet, there’s something for everyone! 7.30pm, tickets £5 available on the door/from Greenbank Church Office/from choir members (includes tea and coffee after the concert in the church halls).
THE ANNUAL EASTWOOD INTER CHURCHES BOWLS AFTERNOON – Saturday, 30th June at Giffnock Bowling Club. The organisers have asked each church to provide teams of mixed triples (2 gents and a lady or 2 ladies and agent).Your teams should be given to me by mid-June. However, if you cannot put a team together, please turn up on the day and you will get a game in a team composed of players from other churches. Starting time will likely be 2pm. Cost per team is not available yet but I will have another article in the June edition of Good Neighbour finalising all the details. Meanwhile, send your entries to me by phone on 585 0008 or e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
HARLEQUIN YOUTH THEATRE is performing the junior version of Guys and Dolls at Eastwood Theatre from 6th to 9th June. For further information please contact, Louise Harley (0141 621 0250).
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