Sunday 26th Feb 2023 Intimations
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will take place next Sunday 5th March at 10.30am
A retiring offering will be taking after communion next week in aid of Age Concern who have so generously given Greenbank use of their mini bus in the past few months to enable some of our members to attend church
Thank you to everyone who so generously donated towards the earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria. Including the £922 already in our crisis fund, the total amount sent from Greenbank was £2114.
March Good Neighbour has now been distributed to all members who requested an email copy. District visitors are reminded that paper copies are now in the flower room for delivery to all members who have requested Good Neighbour in this form. Spare paper copies have been placed around the church for anyone who wishes one. Thanks are expressed to Jill Liddell and Liz Allan for compiling, printing and assembling Good Neighbour once again this month.
The Christian Aid Art Exhibition and Sale will take place in Clarkston Halls on Friday, 17th March from 7pm – 9pm, and Saturday, 18th March from 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are sought, please, to serve tea and coffee in the afternoon of Saturday, 18th. Please contact Mark Allan (638 3916) or Ron Livingston (639 2798) if you are able to help. Thank you.
Friday Afternoons at Greenbank from 1pm are a place for everyone to meet, enjoy afternoon tea/coffee/baking and spend a nice time together. All are warmly invited to come along and to bring their friends. Next week we look forward to welcoming David Scobie who will be entertaining everyone with some accordion music. If anyone can spare a little time on any Friday afternoon to make tea, coffee etc., please email the church office email@example.com
This year, Greenbank’s Lenten Zoom Study called ‘God on Mute’ is taking place on Mondays evenings at 7pm during Lent [Paper copies of the study have been placed in the Link building for participants. Even if you can’t manage all dates, your participation is invited. Anyone wishing to receive the study by email should, contact the church office.
Greenbank Guild is hosting the World Day of Prayer Service in the Church on Friday 3rd March at 10.30am. Although the service is organised by the Guild, it is open to ALL members of the congregation. We hope for good attendance and to welcoming friends from the six other local churches who will be taking part. The service this year has been written by the Christian Women of Taiwan. Tea and coffee will be served after the service in the Hall.
The Social Committee warmly invite you to our Spring Fundraiser in aid of The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. A Daffodil Tea will take place on Saturday 18th March in the Fraser Hall from 2-4pm. Hopefully Spring will be in the air and there will be a healthy turnout for such a worthwhile cause. Entry by donation will be taken at the door. Donations of home baking would be gratefully received and can be left in the kitchen from Friday 17th and on the morning itself.
HSCP Budget Engagement – East Renfrewshire Council are running the following two public events run by HSCP senior management; in person at Clarkston Halls on Wednesday March 1st 1pm till 2.30pm [date organised before teachers strike] and online webinar Thursday 2nd March 6pm till 7.30pm. The link for anyone wishing to attend are HSCP Budget Engagement – East
Renfrewshire Council Links are also on social media. Anyone unable to use Eventbrite for Clarkston Halls should email firstname.lastname@example.org There is also an online Microsoft Form survey at HSCP Budget Engagement Survey Form Additionally, VoluntaryActionMarketPlacesattheAvenue, NewtonMearnsandVoluntaryActionBarrheadhavedropins for anyone wishing to share their views or fill out forms with assistance.
Bible Readers – If you are willing to read the bible lesson please add your name and email address/phone number to the list in the Centenary Chapel at the service of your choice.
Welcoming Duty Team – There is an urgent need for volunteers to assist with this important role. Contact Malcolm Pickard at: email@example.com or phone him on 644 1940 if you can help. The duty is only once every eight weeks and swaps are easily arranged.
Ukrainian Centre – The Ukrainian support team send a monthly van with essential items: tea & coffee, cuppa soup, 2 min. porridge, tins of tuna & spam, baby food, blankets, personal hygiene products, cold and flu meds. Donations can be dropped off at the Ukrainian centre in the church grounds on Saturday mornings or left in the link building during the week. No clothing or glass bottles/jars please.
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.
The link building is open for all donations on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday mornings.
Contact arrangements for the Church Office remain unchanged. Please use the same email address and telephone numbers – firstname.lastname@example.org and 0141 644 1841. All emails and phone calls will be responded to as soon as possible.
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