Church Service Intimations


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

OUR WORSHIP will be conducted by the Worship Group this morning.

OUR MINISTER WILL BE ON ANNUAL leave until 17th October. If you require the services of a minister during this time or have any pastoral requests please contact either our Session Clerk, Mr Derek Christie (638 0044) or our Depute Session Clerk, Mr Peter Liddell (638 7870) in the first instance.

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be open Monday to Thursday, 9am to 2.30pm and closed on Friday of next week.

MINUTES OF THE KIRK SESSION MEETING held on Sunday, 23rd September are now available in the Centenary Chapel for those members of Session who have not received them by email.

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

ARTICLES FOR THENOVEMBEREDITION of Good Neighbour should be received at the Church Office by Sunday, 14th October.

COMMUNION INVITATIONS for 4th November Communion are now ready for uplift from the the Centenary Chapel. The letters for the Financial Appeal for each district are bundled together with the invitation envelope. Please uplift as soon as possible.

GARTHAMLOCK & CRAIGEND EAST CHURCH, our twinning partner, warmly invite members of Greenbank to attend the Induction of Rev I Scot McCarthy on Thursday 11th October at 7pm. This marks the end of a 4-year vacancy and our support would be greatly appreciated. Could anyone wishing to attend please contact Helen Howard on 585 7909 so that transport can be arranged. Donations of baking would also be welcome. These should be left in the church kitchen by 10.30am on Thursday 11th October.

VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS would be much appreciated. A list is available in the Centenary Chapel, please add your name and telephone number to the service of your choice. You will be contacted on the Friday of the preceding week with the readings.

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.

POPPY PROJECT 2018 To mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice you are invited to take out your knitting and crochet needles to help create a poppy display for Remembrance Sunday which falls on Sunday 11th November this year. The poppy display will be installed in the church vestibule, alongside the war memorials during the week prior to Remembrance Sunday. Patterns for poppies are available on the table outside the church office (along with wool and needles). Donations of red and black wool would be much appreciated. You may prefer to use your own pattern; all poppies will be gratefully received. Completed poppies need to be brought to the church by 28th October.

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.

CROSSREACH NEWS – Copies of the latest CrossReach magazine (issue 3) together with the prayer diary and Christmas card and calendar catalogue are now available in the Hall of Friendship.



GREENBANK FILM SOCIETY will meet on Monday, 8th October at 7.30pm in the Session House when the film ‘Places in the Heart’ will be shown. This movie, set in Texas during the Depression, won the Best Actress Oscar for Sally Field. All welcome.

ENJOY KNITTING? Want to learn to knit, or new to knitting? My new knitting class is for you. 7.15pm– 8.45pm; Tuesday nights in 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 delighted to welcome back our good friends, Peter and John Douglas, on Wednesday afternoon at 2.15pm who will recall more of their experiences as projectionists in several of the Glasgow cinemas. Visitors 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)

The final walk of the season of GREENBANK WALKING GROUP to Whitelees Windfarm will take place on Saturday 13th October. Meet at the Church at 10.30 am. If you are able to come contact Grace Paterson on 638 6350.

WILLIAMWOOD MALAWI PARTNERSHIP – A celebration of the group’s Malawian experience, Tuesday,30th October 2018 at 7.30pm in Greenbank Church. 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.

GOOD MONEY WEEK – The annual open meeting will be held on Monday 8th October at 7.30pm in Newton Mearns Baptist Church.
Speakers this year are from Rathbone Investment Management, Christians against Poverty and Christian Aid. Topics include ethical investment and responsible use of money. Everyone is welcome.

NEW WORLD MISSION STAMP APPEAL – You can raise money for World Mission just by saving your used postage stamps! It’s a simple way to recycle and help World Mission partner projects. The Appeal will support the Giffen Institute of Theology, Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCSS). The Institute trains 75% of PCSS ministers, playing a vital role in educating and equipping students for ministry. Now re-established in a refugee camp in Kenya, the Institute needs to rebuild its resources – your used stamps can help ensure the Institute’s work training the future ministers of South Sudan continues. You can drop stamps off at Glasgow Presbytery Office or stamps can also be handed in at Greenbank church office or put in the collection boxes at the church doors.

THE CRÈCHE (for children under 3 years of age) meet in Crèche Room (room C) behind the stage in the church halls, for the duration of the service, on Sundays when the Sunday Club is on. Children wishing to remain in church for the duration of the service are also most welcome to do so.

GIFFNOCK SOUTH’S FUN QUIZ NIGHT – At Giffnock South Parish Church, Saturday 3rd November at 7pm for 7.30pm, In aid of the Isobel Mair School. Ticket, £6 (BYOB) from Giffnock South office or Elaine Clarke (07590439808) email:

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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