Church Service Intimations


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

TODAY WE WELCOME the friends and family of Mandy and Brian and their son, Callum Euan Mallon. Callum will be baptised this morning. We pray that as Callum seeks to follow Jesus, he will know His love and presence in his life.

NEXT WEEK AT THE NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS SERVICE, AND AT ALL THE OTHER CHRISTMAS SERVICES, THERE WILL BE A RETIRING OFFERING IN AID OF C.H.A.S. The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland [CHAS] provides the only hospice service in Scotland for children and young people with life limiting conditions. A children’s hospice offers professional care, practical help and emotional support to the whole family usually from the day of acceptance to the death of their children and beyond.

TICKETS FOR OUR ANNUAL BURNS SUPPER taking place on Sunday, 27th January 2019, will be on sale after church this morning in the Fulton Hall of Friendship. Jan Millar and Graham Vance

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE OPEN on Monday to Thursday of the coming week (9am-2.30pm) but closed on Friday.

THE JANUARY ISSUE OF LIFE& WORK MAGAZINE will be available from Sunday 16th December. Would subscribers please uplift their copies from the Flower Room as the next Good Neighbour delivery will be the February issue. Subscription renewal details are enclosed within this the January Issue. Cheques should be made payable to Greenbank Parish Church, enclosed in the envelope provided and placed in the Church offering bags. The cost of Life &Work will increase by 30p per monthly issue from January 2019. This increase will result in an annual subscription of £33.60 for 2019. I do hope this meets with your approval. Many thanks to all subscribers to Life & Work Magazine for your continued support. Ian McTurk

CROHN’S & COLITIS UK RAFFLE FOR RESEARCH 2018 – The Simpson Family would like to offer a huge and very heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported us in buying raffle tickets this year. We could not be prouder of our beautiful Millie who, through a huge and determined effort, has managed to raise £1576 which will be donated towards vital research into Crohn’s Disease and Colitis. Words are not enough to thank our wonderful Greenbank congregation and friends. Without your support we wouldn’t have sold any tickets and without your love and empathy we would be finding this battle even more challenging than it already is. Our heartfelt thanks and love to each and every one of you. You are all making a huge difference xxx ❤

THE SUNDAY MORNING TEA ROTA IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2019 in the Centenary Chapel. If you or your organisation can help for one or more Sundays please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice.

VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS would be much appreciated. A new 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.

GLASGOW N.E. FOODBANK is now 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

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. Today is the last opportunity to purchase cards.


A TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE will be held in the Church tonight 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.

THE FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS will take place on Sunday 16th December at 7pm. If you would like to attend the service and would appreciate a lift to and from the church, then please phone the church office (0141 644 1841) before Thursday of next week; would anyone willing to offer transport to and from the service please do likewise. Next Thursday contact will be made with those wishing transport/able to provide transport in order to finalise arrangements.

CHRISTMAS AT GREENBANK MANSE in aid of a bore hole for the Sight Impaired Residential Unit at Ekwendeni Primary School, Monday 10th December, 10am -12noon, Tea, Coffee, Home Baking & Christmas gifts. Tickets [£2] are available from the church office or pay at the door. Donations of gifts and home baking would be much appreciated. We will be entertained by Carolside School Choir. Come along and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

THE FILM SOCIETY will meet on Monday, 10th December at 7.30pm in the Session House when, after we have enjoyed warm mince pies and mulled wine to toast the approach of Christmas, the film, ‘The Ghost and Mrs Muir’ will be shown. This film, which stars Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison and George Sanders, should start us off on the right path for the festive season. All welcome.

FOR THE LAST MEETING OF 2018 on Wednesday, the Guild look forward to a talk by Juliet Robb entitled, ‘The Olive Tree’.

THE NEXT FRIENDSHIP CAFE will take place on Friday, 11th January, starting at 10am. Blair Miller (577 5449)

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.

CRÈCHE is available to children under 3 years of age in Room C, behind the stage in the church halls, for the duration of the service on Sundays when the Sunday Club meets. Children and young people wishing to remain in church for the duration of the service are also most welcome to do so.

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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