Acoustic Nights @ The Meeting Place

The Mairs Family Band are Alan, Louise and Hazel Mairs (+ Cameron Oliphant). The band features all instruments and all styles from contemporary to traditional with full bluegrass vocal harmonies including a gospel repertoire. All members of the band have had many years' experience in the live music scene and have toured three times in the USA. 

Date- Friday August 31st
Time - 7.30pm
Doors open 7pm
Where- Stonelaw Church Rutherglen.  
Entry £5(donation) 
Tea/filter coffee and home baking included
Children go free.
Limited seating. 
Come early to avoid disappointment.

LANARKSHIRE SOCIETY OF ORGANISTS @ STONELAW - 15 September 2018

Please come and listen to the Lanarkshire Society of Organists playing the organ at Stonelaw on Saturday 15th September from 11:30 am – 1 pm.  Stonelaw is part of the Society's ORGAN CRAWL that day that also includes Christ the King and Kings Park Church.  It would great to see as many of the congregation as possible supporting this visiting event - and enjoying the music.

1918 Centenary: what stories could your family tell?

Sunday, November 11th, 2018 will be a particularly poignant day, being the Centenary of the Armistice that ended the Great War. Several local events are being planned to mark this in Rutherglen. However, I thought at Stonelaw we might seek to use our own family stories and memories to commemorate. I plan to ask members of the congregation and community to write down a very short account of a family member who lived through a time of war. This might be a living memory of someone who lived through the war as a civilian – experiencing bombing, rationing, or evacuation. It might be a record of a grandparent or great-grandparent who served in the armed forces in a time of conflict. My thought is we might invite people to write the stories down in a few words, perhaps with a copy of a photograph and we could open the church and display these in the week before Remembrance. Could researching this be your family’s summer project?

Alistair May

Rutherglen Christian Aid Fun Run/Walk

The Rutherglen Christian Aid Fun Run/Walk will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 3rd June, so please save the date if you’re interested, and tell your friends!  The more people who get involved, the more money we’ll raise for the work of Christian Aid.  There will be a 5K route round both the outside and inside of Overtoun Park, and a shorter route for all ages entirely within the park.

If you’d like to take part, look out for information on how to register in next month’s magazine. Now the clocks have changed, maybe we’ll feel more like getting out walking or running! 

If you would like to build up to running on the day and are out of practice, you might like to try the Couch to 5K programme.  You can download it from the NHS Choices website or ask someone to print off the guidelines for you. 

Any questions?   Would you like to help?  Please contact Jean MacKenzie

Tel 647 4913   Email hjmackenzie27@btinternet.com

Stonelaw’s Big Bake Off – Saturday 3rd February 2018

It's just over a year since our last Bake Off which was a great success, so we decided to do it again. You do your baking at home, bring it in the morning and then everyone can come and sample the results. There will be various categories again e.g. sponges, loaves, pancakes, biscuits, preserves, children's section, men's section, under-fives. This year, we are going to have a 'Signature Challenge' where there will be a set recipe that everyone has to follow and we can all compare the results. We hope to have some judges from the local community again with various prizes for the best entries. This should be a fun event for all ages, even if you can't bake, come along and enjoy some of the entries with a tea, coffee or juice. Any proceeds that we make are going to support Cambuslang and Rutherglen Reachout Trust who work with local schools and churches to spread the news of Jesus amongst young people in our area. Look out for more information over the coming weeks, but in the meantime - "On your marks, get your recipes out BAKE!!!" 

If you want to know more, please contact Jennifer Menzies on 647 4664 or menzies06@btinternet.

Caledonia Voices Christmas Concert

Andrew McTaggart and Caledonia Voices will be here in Stonelaw for their ever popular Christmas Concert on Monday 18th December at 7:30 pm. With beautiful music by Rutter and well known carols it promises to be another wonderful evening. Definitely an opportunity to invite your music loving friends along to Stonelaw. Tickets, priced £10, please pay at the door.