TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
THE FUNERAL SERVICE OF MRS SHENA GILMOUR of Mearnskirk House and formerly of Craighill Drive, Clarkston will take place on 11th December.at 1.45pm at Linn Crematorium. Please remember Mrs Gilmour’s family and friends in your prayers.
CHURCH TRANSPORT The Greenbank Church transport service enables some members to attend church each Sunday throughout the year. Without the willing assistance of our drivers, these members would have great difficulty getting to church regularly. Due to a retirement from the rota, there is currently an urgent need for a driver to participate in the rota, which would require a commitment on one Sunday every 6 weeks. If you feel you could help with this valuable and worthwhile service, please see Mark Allan after the service or phone 0141 638 3916.
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.
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.
EAGLEHSAM WILL BE WITHOUT A DISTRICT VISITOR FROM THE NEW YEAR. One volunteer is required to deliver Good Neighbours. Please contact Margot or Gordon Blyth (0141 638 7646).
TEA/COFFEE ROTA VOLUNTEERS FOR 10, 24 & 31 DECEMBER 2017 STILL REQUIRED!
The rota is now available for 2018 in the Centenary Chapel. If your organisation can offer its services for a few Sundays please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice.
PLEASE SPONSOR GREENBANKERS SLEEPING IN THE PARK (Princes Street Gardens on 9th December). If you wish to sponsor Jeanne, Annrose Bisset, Hilary Carswell and Alison Allan, their team sponsor form is in the Centenary Chapel. Alternatively for information about how to sponsor our Greenbankers online go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/greenbankers. Anyone who would like to join them should speak to Jeanne (644 1395) email: JRoddick@churchofscotland.org.uk or Alison Allan (638 3916) email: email@example.com. asap. All money raised will be invested in a nationwide jobs programme for the homeless; new housing and accommodation models; addiction rehabilitation facilities; and Social Bite food provision – all measures to try to end homelessness in Scotland. For Good. We can do this. We just need you. Thank you for your support.
THE CHURCH OFFICE will be open on Tuesday and Thursday this week.
THE ORDINATION & INDUCTION of Stuart Crawford to Newton Mearns Parish Church, Ayr Road, will take place on Thursday, 7th December at 7pm – all are welcome to attend.
A LEARNING DISABILITY CONTACT FOR GREENBANK is required. If you would be willing to become Greenbank’s contact person, which would involve receiving infrequent communications from the Mission & Discipleship council of the Church of Scotland, as they attempt to set up a network that can support, encourage and resource each other, please contact the church office on 644 1841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GNE FOODBANK – Please think of the foodbank coming up to Christmas. Parcels or items of Christmas foods such as tinned turkey/ham, Christmas cake and biscuits, custard, napkins, ect. A full list is on the screen in the Hall of Friendship or call Alex Howie on 6385169. Parcels to be in box in Hall of Friendship by Thursday 14th December.
CHRISTMAS CARDS are on sale today in the Fraser Hall after the morning service to raise funds for the Lodging House Mission. Cards cost £3.50 for a pack of 10. Come and see the selection which is available.
WHAT’S ON IN GREENBANK
WELCOME TO OUR GIFTSERVICE please place your gift under the Christmas tree in the church. We thank you for your support.
FAIRTRADE GOODS will be on sale in the halls after the service next Sunday, 10th December.
A TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE will be held in the Church NEXT SUNDAY, 10th December at 6.30pm to commemorate loved ones no longer with us at Christmas. During the service names of loved ones will be placed on a special Christmas Remembrance Tree which will remain in the church sanctuary that we all may know that this time of year belongs not only to us and our church, but also our loved ones as we journey together towards the One born for us at Christmas. Anyone who wishes to come to the service will be made very welcome. If you can’t manage along to the service but wish someone’s name to be placed on the tree, please record it in the Christmas Book of Remembrance which is in the Centenary Chapel.
TUESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB: Come along to room A on Tuesday, 5th December, 7.30pm – 8.30pm.
FRIENDSHIP CAFE meets every Friday at 10am (except the last one of each month when you are invited to the Lunch Club). Why not come along to the church halls for a cup of tea and a blether. Bring a friend – the more the merrier! Blair Miller (577 5449)
CLARKSTON COMMUNITY CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT takes place on 6th December at 7.30pm in Greenbank Parish Church. Tickets £5, available on the door.
THE GREENBANK FILM SOCIETY will meet in the Session House at 7.30pm on Monday, 11th December 2017 when the delightful rom-com “The Shop Around The Corner” will be shown. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan give charming performances in this year’s Christmas film. All welcome.
CHRISTMAS AT GREENBANK MANSE IN AID OF AL SHUROOQ SCHOOL, Bethlehem – Monday 18th December, 10am -12noon, Tea, Coffee, Home Baking & Gifts £2. Tickets can be purchased from Anne Margetts or from the church office or pay at the door.
THE GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR presents ‘The Gift of Christmas’ at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Friday 15th December at 7.30pm. Contact the box office: (353 8000) for tickets.
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, please fill out one of the POSTCARDS placed on the pews. Completed postcards can be handed to welcome team members at the church door or posted through the letterbox at the entrance to the halls.
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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