Church Service Intimations


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

IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of one of our members, Mrs Delma Ballantyne, of Mearns House, 1 Aldton Court, Newton Mearns. Mrs Ballantyne’s funeral arrangements are still to be made. Please remember Mrs Ballantyne’s family and friends in your prayers.

THERE WILL BE A RETIRING OFFERING next week after both Communion Services on behalf of Greenbank Missionary Fund.

THERE WILL BE A SHORT MEETING OF THE KIRK SESSION in the Vestry on Friday 2nd November at 7.15pm. The purpose of the meeting is to admit a new member.

THERE WILL BE AMEETING OF THE KIRK SESSION ON MONDAY 5th November. The Agenda and Reports are now available in the Centenary chapel for those who have not received 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.

REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPIES are now available before and after the morning service at the front of the church.

POPPY PROJECT 2018 – A big thank you to everyone who has knitted poppies for our Remembrance Sunday display. All the knitted poppies have been placed in Room A; anyone who can spare some time during the next two weeks is invited to come along at any time the halls are open to sew on some poppies in preparation for their display in the church on Remembrance Sunday [needles, thread and instructions will be beside the poppies]. Please note: The church halls will be open Monday to Friday, 9am till 10pm; Saturday 9am – 1.30pm and 6.30pm to 9.30pm and on Sunday between 2pm and 6pm.

TEA/COFFEE ROTA: Volunteers are required for2nd, 23rd and 30th December. If you or your organisation can help for one or more Sundays please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice on the rota in the Centenary Chapel. Thank you.

SU BIBLE READING MATERIAL 2019 – order forms are available for the reading material from the front of the church and the Link building. Order forms, together with a cheque made payable to Greenbank Parish Church, should be returned to the church by 4th November at the latest please. Our Scripture Union representative is Ron Livingston (639 2798).

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.

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. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much. The Simpson Family xxxx 💜

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

A RECHARGE CONFERENCE to resource, refresh & recharge those in children, young people & family ministry and give new ideas and ways of working in your congregation: Saturday, 3rd November, 9.30am – 2.30pm at ‘The Experience’, Montrose Avenue, Hillington Park, G52 4JR. The event is free; bring lunch or buy it on-site. Limited places available, book at or call 332 6606. Further info: Karen Wallace, Youth Development Coordinator, Presbytery of Glasgow Youth Office.

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


NEXT SUNDAY, 4TH NOVEMBER, the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10.30am and at 6.30pm with a Family Communion Service. After these services there will be a retiring offering on behalf of the Greenbank Missionary Fund. Our Preparatory Service will be held on Friday, 2nd November at 7.30pm.

KWENDERANA/WILLIAMWOOD MALAWI PARTNERSHIP – A celebration of the group’s Malawian experience, Tuesday,30th October 2018 at 7.30pm in GreenbankChurch. You are very welcome to come and reflect on the history of the Partnership, look back on the 2018 road to Ekwendeni and look forward to 2019 and 2020.

SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER, GREENBANK ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR, 10AM – 1PM. Donations for the various stalls would be very much appreciated and can be brought to the Church and placed in the box in the Link Building. Stalls are as listed in Good Neighbour. Donations for all stalls including baking can also be brought along to the hall on Friday 9th November between 1pm and 4pm and 6pm and 8pm or on the morning of the Fair. Tickets priced £2, and £1 for school age children, are now on sale and will be on sale in the Fraser Hall today and next Sunday. Entry is also payable at the door. Please come along on the day and help make this event successful.

CHRISTMAS FAIR TEAROOM – We would welcome donations of mince pies, shortbread and good quality biscuits. Again these can be brought along to Church and placed in the kitchen or brought along on Friday 9th Thank you in advance for your donations.

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 or 07929 984873 or visit my Facebook page – Knitting For All: Clarkston & Giffnock.

THE GUILD is having a “Just Us” afternoon on Wednesday. Being Halloween there may be some surprises in store!

CHOIR REHEARSALS began on Thursday 25th October at 8pm for the service of Nine Lessons and Carols, which this year takes place on the evening of Sunday 16th December. As usual anyone who would like to sing with the choir for this service is very welcome to come along to the rehearsals – you don’t need to be able to read music or have sung in a choir before. For more information please speak to the organist, Peter Howard.

FRIENDSHIP CAFÉ will meet on Friday between 10am and 11ish, new customers or helpers very welcome. Enjoy some coffee or tea and our speciality toasted fruit loaf with butter. The café meets each Friday except for the last Friday of each month when the Lunch Club is in operation. Blair Miller (577 5449)

THEFLOWER LIST FOR 2018 is available on the transept windowsill. Anyone wishing to donate flowers is invited to add their name at the date of their choice.

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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