Christian Aid Coffee Morning

On Saturday 27th October it is Stonelaw’s turn to host the annual Christian Aid Coffee Fayre in the Main Hall, 10am - 12 noon. As well as coffees, teas, juice and a range of delicious baking, there will be stalls selling books, DVDs, more delicious baking, jams and chutneys. Please come and bring your friends! Tickets at £2.50 will be on sale in church from Jean Miller and Jean MacKenzie, or you can pay at the door. The Rutherglen Christian Aid Committee members would warmly welcome contributions of baking, and we’d also be very glad of volunteers who can spare some time to set up and/or help us on the day.

Jean Miller & Jean MacKenzie
Stonelaw Church representatives on the Rutherglen Christian Aid Committee

Your War Memories @StonelawChurch

Do you have a family memory of war you could share with our community?

It could be your own memory (if you’re old enough), or that of an older relative, or some relation from the past whose story you’ve researched.

They might have served in the military, or experienced evacuation or bombing. It can be any war, although 1914-1918 stories are particularly welcome. We’ll give you a free Memory Board (available from the Meeting Place) to tell your story in your own words, perhaps with photographs, and return this to us for display at:

Your War Memories Exhibition: Monday 5th - Saturday 10th November 10.30am-4.30pm

Also Thursday and Friday 7.00-8.30pm (Admission Free — Café open throughout).

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