TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
THIS MORNING WE WELCOME as a new member of the church by profession, David Dowell.
REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPIES are now available before and after the morning service at the front of the church.
THERE WILL BE A RETIRING OFFERING after both Communion Services today on behalf of Greenbank Missionary Fund.
THERE WILL BE A MEETING 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.
ARTICLES FOR THE DECEMBER edition of GOOD NEIGHBOUR should be received at the Church Office by Sunday, 11th November.
TEA/COFFEE ROTA: Volunteers are required for 2nd, 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.
POPPY PROJECT 2018 – A big thank you to everyone who has knitted poppies for our Remembrance Sunday display.
If you are able to knit a few more poppies additional ones will be gratefully received this week. All the knitted poppies have been placed in Room A; anyone who can spare some time in the next week 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 are open Monday to Friday, 9am till 10pm; Saturday 9am – 1.30pm and 6.30pm to 9.30pm and on Sunday between 2pm and 6pm.
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, today, 4th November at the latest please. Our S.U. 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 www.glasgowNE.foodbank.org.uk
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.
WHAT’S ON AT GREENBANK
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated this morning and also at 6.30pm with a Family Communion Service. After both services there will be a retiring offering on behalf of the Greenbank Missionary Fund.
NEXT SUNDAY IS REMEMBRANCE DAY and at Greenbank, we are joining with thousands of other churches and public bodies in marking 100 years since the end of WWI, starting at 6am, with Ross McAldine playing ‘The Battle’s Over’ on the bagpipes on the front steps of the church. Our traditional Remembrance Worship takes place at 10.30am and in the evening there will be a short Remembrance service at 6.30pm which will come to a close at 6.55pm with Gordon Campbell, from our B.B. Company playing the last post on the bugle on the steps of the church. At 7.05pm our church bells will ring out for peace joining thousands of other bells all over the country, just as they did at the end of the First World War.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07929 984873 or visit my Facebook page – Knitting For All: Clarkston & Giffnock.
ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT 2.15PM May and Gavin Wylie from Westerhighgate Farm are visiting the Guild. All welcome!
The next meeting of the GREENBANK FILM SOCIETY will be held on Monday, 12th November at 7.30pm in the Session House. The film to be shown is a comedy-drama set in London in the 40s, starring Gemma Atherton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, who are part of a group making propaganda films helping the war effort, this highly acclaimed film should not be missed. All welcome.
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)
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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