Sunday 10th September Intimations
THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
It is with sadness that we announce the death of one of our members, Mrs Elizabeth Syme of 10 Riverside Gardens, Busby. The funeral service will take place in Largs on 16th September. Please remember Jane’s family and friends in prayer.
DONATIONS FOR TEA AND COFFEE go to our Crisis fund “The collections for the tea and coffee after Sunday services in July and August totalled £691.75. As previously intimated this amount will be sent in aid of Kwenderana to help pay school fees in Ekwendeni”
SUNDAY CLUB & JAMwelcome all children and young people from 3-18 years. Trailblazers and Sunday Squad meet in the halls at 10.20am before coming into church for the first part of the service. JAM meet from 10.20 am in the centre pews at the front of the church.
Time Out After meeting up over the ‘summer’ (in gardens when it was dry!), now started up again. We meet in the Fraser Hall every second Thursday evening – 7.30pm.Dates & speakers for September/start of October: 21st Sept – ‘Prison Warden’ 5th Oct – ‘RNIB ‘Anyone who is interested in coming along are more than welcome to attend. If you wish to join, please contact Liz Milne, firstname.lastname@example.org
COSY Café Cosy Café needs more helpers! It runs on Friday afternoons, for young people from local secondary schools. 2 helpers are needed each week from 2.45 – 4pm. Helpers make the toast and hot chocolate and chat with the young people. About 15-20 well-behaved, cheery young people come along each week. If you are able to help, or have any questions, please contact the church office on 644 1841, or email@example.com
Minister’s Retiral Lunch Just a wee reminder that all are welcome to come along, including children and young people. If you’d like to be at the lunch for Jeanne on Sunday 1st October please contact Helen Howard on 585 7909, or firstname.lastname@example.org Church Transport: The church transport minibus will run on 1/10/23 and passengers should note that the return home will be after the lunch in the church halls. If any passengers prefer not to attend the retiral lunch on 1/10/23, they should make their own arrangements for travel home after the service that day.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Wednesday 20th September World Alzheimer’s month, and the second National Playlist Day is on 20th September. Playlist for Life is hosting a special concert to celebrate music’s power for people living with dementia. The concert will take place at 7pm Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. Tickets available via Playlist for Life website
Saturday 30th September Greenbank’s Social Committee invites you to a Macmillan Coffee morning in the Fraser Hall from 10 till 12 noon. Entry is by donation. Come along to enjoy delicious hospitality and friendly chat for a cause close to all of our hearts. If anyone wishes to donate home baking, a member of the social committee will gratefully receive it at the church on Friday 29th September between 7 and half past or on the morning itself.
Friday 27th October sip and shop craft fair. Tickets are £5 and include a glass of Prosecco or orange juice. Fizzy water and coffee/tea will also be available. Tickets will be on sale after worship, from the church office or payable at the door on the night.
Saturday 25th November 10 till 12 Christmas Fayre in the church halls. Church organisations have been contacted to see if they want to have a stall. We are blessed to have many talented people amongst our congregation and the social committee would be happy to receive donations of homemade jam, tablet or handmade Christmas crafts or knitted items. Also, donations of home baking would be most welcome the night before in the kitchen (7 till 7.30) or on the morning of.
Saturday 18th November ‘A Very Merry Clarkston Christmas’ Greenbank will once again be hosting a refreshments stall at this annual Clarkston Community event.
Friday 8th December Clarkston Community annual Christmas concert.
SAYING GOODBYE, (PART OF THE MARIPOSA TRUST) are hosting a Saying Goodbye Service on the 16th September at 11am in Glasgow Cathedral. The service is for anyone who has lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, birth, or in early years and those affected by family members or friends’ loss. Whether the loss was recent or 80 years ago, everyone is welcome to attend. The services have also been extended to welcome anyone grieving the fact that they haven’t had children. Babies and children are also welcome; the Saying Goodbye service is a family event for all. For more information on the charity, see the Saying Goodbye website, at: www.sayinggoodbye.org
Church Choir All very welcome to join us; you don’t have to be able to read music or have sung in a choir before. For more information please speak to Peter Howard.
BIBLE READER A new quarterly sheet for Bible readings, from October to December, is now available in the Centenary Chapel. If you would like to volunteer to do a reading, please add your name and contact email address to a date of your choice.
THE BROWNIE PACK that meets in the church halls on a Monday evening from 18:15-19:30 is looking for leader and helper to run the unit. There are 8 girls in the pack with a couple on the waiting list but no place can be granted until the future is secured.
THE BOOK CLUB Saturday book club will next meet on Saturday the 7th of October we will discuss chapter 4 of Karen Armstrong’s book ” The Case for God “. New members will be most welcome so please come along, we are a friendly group. Meeting starts at 09:30or09:15 if you want to join us for breakfast (bring a cup if you would like tea or coffee). We meet in the crèche just off the hall of friendship. For more information contact Ronnie McNeill on 0141 577 6503.
One of our elders Kate Sanderson, is appealing for Books and games suitable for primary school children 5-9 in order to set up a to classroom library. Please contact Kate directly at email@example.com
DONATIONS REQUIRED [Link building is open for all donations on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday mornings.]
Lodging House Mission – Donations required, especially UHT milk, kettle foods e.g. pot noodles and tinned soup e.g. tomato, chicken and mushroom, can be put on the trolley in the Link building. Sugar, toiletries, clothing, bedding, duvets and towels are not required at the moment. Donations trolley is in link building. Glasgow North East Foodbank – Donations required, Nutritious foodstuffs required: tinned meat (not Fray Bentos), tinned fruit & veg, UHT milk & juice, diluting juice, tinned & packet potato (mash), tinned rice & custard, packet custard, pasta sauces, pasta, tinned tomatoes, biscuits, Toiletries; nappies & baby wipes
LEGACY PROJECT The projected timeline is noted below. If you wish more information please direct your enquiry to the church office in the first instance. For information about how you can financially support the project please contact Greenbank Treasurer, Alistair Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legacy Project Group continues to apply for grants for the legacy project. We are delighted to inform you that we have recently received a £10,000 funding grant from The Baird Trust. This is encouraging and further updates will be provided in due course if further grants are received. Overall grants totalling £72,000 have been awarded and £46,000 of this sum has been received to date. LEGACY PROJECT – PROJECTED TIMELINE
PHASE 1 – EXTENSION & EXTERNAL WORKS
Detailed design June-Oct 2023
Building warrant application Dec 2023
Construction information and tendering Dec 2023- May 2024
Completion of land sale and contractor appointment May 2024
Start of construction July 2024
Completion and Handover May 2025
PHASE 2 – SANCTUARY
Start of construction June 2025
Completion & handover April 2026
December 03, 2023
November 26, 2023
November 23, 2023