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

A PRAYERS FOR HEALING SERVICE will take place in the CHURCH at 6.30pm next Sunday – all welcome. Prayer requests can be written on the pew cards and inserted in the Prayer Box at the front door of the church.

FAIRTRADE GOODS will be on sale in the halls after the service next Sunday, 14th May.

DISTRICT ELDERS – June communion invitations are now available for collection from the front of the Centenary Chapel. Communion Sunday is 4th June.

SUNDAY CLUB PLANT SALE Saturday 13th May, 9.30am to 12noon. Home baking can be dropped off on Friday12th May between 6pm and 8pm or on Saturday morning. Help is also required on the Friday between 6pm and 8pm to set up the plants and tea room and also on the Saturday selling plants or in the tearoom. Volunteers can put their name on the flip chart in the halls.

THE NEXT OUTING OF THE GREENBANK WALKING GROUP is to Glen Findglas next Saturday 13th May, leaving the church at 9.00am. Please let Allan or Ishbel McLaren know a.s.a.p. if you intend to join us on this walk on (639 5848).

SPILL THE BEANSSpill the Stories

Spill the beans is a worship and learning resource based on the Narrative Lectionary which is produced by a resource team from the Church of Scotland. The team is considering what they are going to do in the next few years and is wondering if they should now be offering material for stories that are either not heard very often or stories that are so familiar that they are just part of our spiritual bread and butter. We are invited to return the leaflet which you were handed in the way into church today, with our five favourite stories and the five stories we hear least in church. The team hopes to shape future resources round these suggestions.

Once you have completed the leaflet please either put it in the box provided in the Centenary chapel, put it through Greenbank halls’ letterbox or hand it in at the church office. All completed leaflets should be handed in before the end of May. The team will let you know the results in due course and how Spill the beans will look.

THE SOCIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE has trialled afternoon teas in various locations and feels this is something that is worthwhile continuing in an effort to help combat loneliness in our community, particularly amongst the elderly.   Volunteers from the congregation are required for this project, namely drivers, servers and bakers. If you would like to volunteer for this initiative please add your name to the list in the Centenary Chapel or contact the church office at or on 644 1841.

DISTRICT VISITORS please collect your copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept.

VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS would be much appreciated. A new list is available in the Centenary Chapel and if you would be willing to read the lesson 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. Thank you.

FRIENDSHIP CAFÉ – Friday at 10am – Why not come along to the church halls for a cup of tea and a blether? Blair Miller (577 5449)

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK this year is from 14th-20th May. Volunteers are needed to fulfil our target of visiting every home within the parish to carry out door to door collections. If you would like to be a collector, please come to the front of the church or Fraser Hall following the service on 14th May where you will receive an envelope containing all you will need to collect within your allocated district. Donations should be returned to the church on Friday 19th May between 7pm and 9pm, or on Tuesday 23rd May between 7pm and 8pm. Volunteers are also required to count the donations on these evenings. Please consider supporting Christian Aid either by collecting or by helping with the count. There will be a ‘Big Brekkie’ event following the morning service on 14/5/17 when you will be able to enjoy a bacon roll and pancakes with your tea or coffee. A donation to Christian Aid would be greatly appreciated. This was a great success last year and we hope you enjoy it once again. Your support during Christian Aid week will be invaluable and will make a difference to those in greatest need throughout the world. Mark Allan 638 3916.

FAIRTRADE WINE TASTING EVENING – Our Student Assistant, Fergus Cook, and his family are part of a Mission Trip with Scottish Love In Action to travel in July 2017. Their trip is to help work at the Light of Love Children’s Home and School in Tuni, Andhra Pradesh. The orphanage and school seeks to feed, clothe, house, educate and provide medical care for approximately 500 children. As part of the efforts to raise funds for this trip Fergus is organising a Fair Trade Wine Tasting evening on Friday 19 May 2017 here at Greenbank Church. There will be 6 different wines to taste, nibbles and entertainment. Tickets priced £15.00, are available from Fergus.

223RD BOYS’ BRIGADE ANNUAL JUMBLE SALE, Greenbank Church halls, Saturday, 10th June 10am -12noon.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE EASTER APPEAL FROM THE LHM. Cash donations totalling £258 have been passed to me and taken to the LHM. This amount will increase with Gift Aid. The Lodging House Mission is extremely grateful for your donations. Thank you once again. Alison Allan

CHURCH CAR TRANSPORT – This service needs another driver asap. – a car with 4 doors is preferable. Offers of help should be made to Bill Robertson whose phone number is 585 0008.

IT IS PROPOSED TO HAVE THE ANNUAL BOWLS TOURNAMENT on Saturday, 10th June at 2pm at Giffnock Bowling Club. As usual, it will be a mixed triples game. Entry is £5 and anyone, veteran or beginner, is welcome to play. Entries should be notified to Bill Robertson on 585 0008 or Sadie Gould on 571 8808 by the end of May.

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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