Monthly House Groups - 5th May

Next House Group 5th May 2016 We hope that House Groups can provide a relaxed and informal opportunity for fellowship where we can support each other with the day to day challenges of life and faith. There are now lots of study materials available which work well in a house group setting and focus on helping us to think together about the application of scripture in day to day living without getting too theologically challenging.

The groups meet on the First Thursday of each month.

We want to ensure that all the groups feel supported and connected to the wider church family. David Barr has agreed to coordinate the House Groups and will therefore also be happy to hear any feedback or answer any questions you have about how this is working.

For more information on house groups Contact us.

Acoustic Nights at 'The Meeting Place' May

In April we celebrated six years of Acoustic Nights @ the Meeting Place. 

Last month (March) we hosted The Daddy Naggins - a young bluegrass band, which included our very own Hazel Finlay on Double Bass and vocals. There were queues to get into the church with ages ranging from 6 years to over 65’s and everything in between. 

Musicians love to play here. They find a good listening audience, who enjoy the variety of entertainment and high musicianship. Some of the audience is made up of church members and members of the local community (in fact people are just finding out about it who live just around the corner from the church!) Others travel as far as Ayr, Kilmarnock, Dumfriesshire and Girvan. 

The home-baking and tea and coffee are provided free of charge during the interval, allowing folk to meet the musicians and get to know one another. 

Our grateful thanks go to the folk who turn up each month to put chairs out, provide baking, take donations at the door and help out in the kitchen. Also to the folk who agree to do floor-spots, further adding to the variety of entertainment each month. 

Posters of forthcoming events are posted on the Meeting Place boards. Entrance is £5 (donation) which pays the band, the rest going to church funds. Children under sixteen go free. The evening finishes at 9.30pm with everyone having enjoyed a great sense of community and a special night in Stonelaw Church! 

The May event on Friday 27th features THE DAPPER MCDANS.

For further info contact Louise or Alan Mairs

Stonelaw's Sunday Lunch Bunch

Next Dates 29th May & 26th June

AN OPEN INVITATION TO YOU to join Linda Alison and me (Therese Reid) for lunch at the Lee Burn, East Kilbride, on the last Sunday of every month immediately after church, especially if you are going home to an empty house on a Sunday and would enjoy some company occasionally. Costs no more than £15. The surroundings are clean and pleasant, the staff are lovely and the food fresh, hot and well presented. 

This is an 'opt in' lunch, an open invitation. Above, I have given all the dates up to summer and all I would ask is that if you wish to join us please call or text Linda by the last Friday of the month so we can book ahead, especially if 25 of decide to appear at the one time.! Might give them a fright. You may of course extend this invitation to family and friends, it is not exclusively for those home alone. Please let us know if you need a lift, we have plenty of spaces in cars. Linda Alison 07503 976486

Therese Reid

Thanks from Friends of Overtoun Park

On behalf of the group, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Jane and Sandy Paulsen, Marlene Galt, Ricky Taylor, Moira and John Shaw, and Lesley Kelly for helping at our Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday 26th March and keeping everyone supplied with tea and coffee. Due to the bad weather, we held the event in the church and it was extremely busy. We raised over £600 for the group. We could not have done that without you – thank you! 

Elaine Devlin

Thursday Nights

On Thursday nights we will be following Tim Keller's six-week series on 'The Prodigal God'. In this six-session small group Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller uses one of Jesus’ best-loved parables – the Prodigal Son – to illustrate the depth of God’s love and how his grace extends into some very unexpected places.

Taking you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus' parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both. Whether you're a devout believer or a skeptic, The Prodigal God will challenge you to see Christianity in a whole new way. 

These videos can be used for personal reflection or group discussion with the companion participant's/study guide (which is sold separately). Tea, coffee and discussion as usual. Looking forward to seeing you! 

Louise Mairs

Coffee Morning - Saturday 7th May 2016

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Coffee Morning in the Main Hall from 10:30 – 12:30 on 7th May. This will be in aid of The Well, the multi-cultural resource centre, located in Albert Road, Glasgow. We are looking forward to welcoming representatives from The Well; both staff members and those who benefit from the services on offer. In addition to enjoying our tea / coffee and delicious scones, cakes etc. you can buy from our Home Baking stall. There will also be face-painting, nail art and (temporary!) glitter tattoos on offer – at an additional cost! Tickets are £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children (under 16). 

Janis Neil Convenor, National Mission Team