Office Hours:

Tue and Fri: 9am to 12pm

T: 0141 620 2204

E: contact@parkchurch.org.uk

 
What's On
Sunday

11:00 am

Sunday Morning Service

All are welcome to our traditional Church of Scotland Service with choir and organ.
        


As the New Year rolls on may we rise to the challenges of 2019 and enjoy the blessings of the fruits of our labours when it comes. A warm welcome to each and all who gather in Park Church this morning. Whoever you are today and however far you have travelled to be here, we hope you will enjoy your time with us as we worship God together and give God thanks for week past and seek God's blessing for the week to come. After our time of Worship together there will be the opportunity for fellowship to continue over tea and coffee served in our Jubilee Hall to which all of course are invited to join us.    


11:00 am

Sunday School

We will take all children from 3 and upwards however if your child is younger, we would still welcome your child along and will have activities in place to keep them amused.     We meet in the small Hall at 11am.

We have a very varied age range across the Sunday School this year therefore we have split into 3 different age groups. We have the 3-5 and 5-7 ages where the focus since September 2018 has been the books of Samuel, Judges, Kings and touching on Chronicles, Jeremiah, James, Joshua and Deuteronomy. The key learnings for the children has been to learn how God can be trusted and how you can turn to him for help. Also, the importance of not only listening to God’s word, but obeying this in everyday life. For the older group, 8-13, they have also been included in the weekly readings/stories, but are currently focusing on gathering the evidence of God and Jesus through Bible study. Currently, we are looking at the baptism of Jesus and collecting evidence to prove it took place. For all groups, we will be working through the Easter story, utilising appropriate materials for the specific age group.

The time we spend together each Sunday is short, however you will be able to view all of the work that the children have been completing during this time which is pinned to all boards around the hall.

Monday

9:30 am

The Park Church Toddlers

Toddlers has had a great start to the year! Lots of new members joining us and making our group really buzz!

Toddlers have new joint chairperson to keep the group going strong and we are looking forward to seeing Park Church Toddlers flourish even more!

Thanks to everyone who has come along! It’s been great!

1:45 pm

The Monday Club   

We are knitting for the Linus Project charity this year and we look forward to seeing as many of you at our Monday Meetings from 1.45pm to 3.45pm.  Just turn up at the Park Church small hall or contact Senga McIntosh for further information.

For those unfamiliar with the Charlie Brown cartoons, Linus is a little boy who drags a comfort blanket around with him.  The charity provides quilts and small knitted blankets to sick and traumatised children and to those leaving care or going into foster care.

Anyone who would like to knit at home should contact Senga McIntosh or Elizabeth Hutton for patterns.
If you would like to sew a quilt, get in touch with Gill Bain for sizes and ideas.

We gratefully accept donations of double knitting yarn in pastel colours or pieces of unused cotton fabric in any colour or size.
We will make good use of all contributions!

7:15 pm

The Cathcart Chess Club:   

The club meets in the small hall of the Park Church on Monday evenings and is an active, friendly club which was founded in 1953.  It is one of the largest and longest established chess clubs in Glasgow.

We run three teams in the Glasgow Chess League and one in the National
Knock out competition, the Spens Cup.

The club has a number of current and former international players as members including International Master Roddy Mackay.  However, we warmly welcome all, including juniors and complete beginners, so feel free to join us at 7.15pm on any Monday evening.   Keeping the mind in trim is good for you!

For further details please contact the club secretary Alistair Maxwell on 0141 620 2115 or visit our web page on www.cathcartchessclub.org.uk.

7:30 pm

The Eastwood Choral Society

Our very active choir celebrates its 35th Anniversary this year. We have restarted following christmas and meet in the large hall of the Park Church on Mondays at 7.30 pm. Singing is a healthy activity and if you enjoy singing please come along on a Monday evening and we would be delighted to see you. 

Concert dates for the coming year are:

Mid-February 2019 - A major musical event with East Renfrewshire Schools.

Sunday 19th May 2019 - Our Gala 35th Anniversary Concert takes place in St Margaret's Episcopal Church

For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. 638 7673. You can also find us on Facebook.

Tuesday

9:30 am

The Park Church Toddlers

We also meet on Tuesday Mornings for more fun !

10:10 am

The Park Church Prayer Group

Over the years, regularly, every Tuesday morning 10am - 10.45am, we meet in the Session House to pray.  It is open to all and everyone will be made most welcome.  Should you need any further information please speak to the Minister.

"More things are wrought by prayer than this world ever dreamed " (Alfred Lord Tennyson)

" O Let the place of secret prayer become to me the most beloved spot on earth" (Andrew Murray Scottish Preacher )

7:30 pm

The Park Church Bible Study

We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in the session house until June.

We study either a book of the bible e.g. Haggai one of the minor prophets or sometimes it will be a subject like patience or peace and we are all given a chance to have our say and bring our thoughts to the group.

If you've thought that you would like to join the bible study but feel that you need to have lots of knowledge about the bible, then please be assured that we are not a group who KNOWS all about the bible we are there to LEARN come and join us, you're never too old or too young to learn about God's word and what applications it can have for your life.

The 4th Giffnock Rainbows

We have had a great term this year! We have started on the new programme and are concentrating on the theme ‘Be Well’. The girls have learned about healthy eating, safety in your house, and staying happy!

We have had a number of new girls join so we linked making our promise in with Halloween. We all dressed up and had a night of crafts and games before the parents all joined us and the girls said their promise together. We also had a bonfire night themed evening and made excellent dark pictures of the night sky full of fireworks! Our brilliant leader Trudi is passing on the baton after many years to our wonderful Guide leader Lucy! Lucy will be leading the Rainbows with a new team - Kaitlin and Joanna. They have been helping since the start of term learning the ropes and are keen to take over! We thank Trudi for her time with the Rainbows!

The 4th Giffnock Guides

We have had a great term so far, starting off with our camp in September. We had a jam-packed weekend at Netherurd with adventurous activities such as zip lining and high ropes courses, not to mention sleeping under canvas which was a first for many girls! Girlguiding UK have launched a new programme this year and we have thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck into the new activities and badges on offer. We recently had 8 girls make their Guide promise at our Halloween party which was a great success thanks to the planning of our older Guides who are working on completing their Baden Powell Award. Leaders are in the first stages of planning another camp for June 2019 in the hope for a weekend of sunshine!

Wednesday

7:00 pm

The Giffnockhill Ranger Unit

Giffnock Rangers have had an exciting term! We have around 8 girls regularly and enjoy a range of things together twice a month. We had a joint camp with the Guides and had a fabulous weekend! We did zip lining, high ropes, outdoor cooking and other adventurous activities! We stayed in wigwams and the guides stayed in tents - it was lots of fun!

Also, we have taken inspiration from our favourite tv show and had a Bake-Off competition! Two teams made cakes and the leaders were the judges!

We also had a cross stitch themed evening and attempted to create different patterns following sets - it was a challenge! Just after bonfire night we had our own fireworks display and were learning how to safely handle small garden fireworks and sparklers. We are having a murder mystery night before Christmas and afterwards the girls have some down time for prelims!

Come and join us!

The 4th Giffnock Brownies

We are a large unit of 28 girls following the new Every Girl Programme.

The Brownies are currently working on two themes from the new Girlguiding programme: Express Myself and Know Myself. As part of the programme they have been practising using sign language to improve their communication skills and using the phonetic alphabet to send hidden messages. The girls were asked in December what activities they wished to do in the Spring and they suggested a talent show. Just before the Easter holidays the Brownies performed magic tricks, dancing, singing and playing instruments in the talent show which earned them their performing badge.

Over the coming months we are hoping to take the Brownies out into the church grounds and spend some more time playing outside as the weather improves The Brownies will continue to work towards the themes of Express Myself and Know Myself and will complete more challenges which will earn them badges.

Catherine Maxwell

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Thursday

10:00 am

The Park Indoor Carpet Bowls

The second season of the combined Ladies and Gents membership of the Park Church Bowling Club is well underway. 

With 14 members there is plenty of room for more! Membership of the Park Church is not a pre-requisite as the club is open to all whether beginners (tuition available!) or experienced bowlers.

An added incentive is tea/coffee, cakes & biscuits at half-time. The club meets on Thursday mornings from 10-12 so just drop in for a friendly game.

1:00 pm

Hall to Rent

Looking for accommodation for a one-off or regular event on a Thursday afternoon please contact the Park Church Office

6:30 pm

J W MUSIC LESSONS

If you want to learn how to play the guitar here is your opportunity!

7:15 pm

The Park Ladies Keep-fit Class

The aim of the class is to improve or maintain aerobic capacity, muscle tone, motor skills and balance - but above all to have fun.

If you wish to join just come along at the start of a class or contact Alison Richardson on 07483832474.  You will be made most welcome. Please wear trainers and bring a mat or towel to lie on.

Friday

9:00 am

Hall to Rent

Looking for accommodation for a one-off or regular event on a Friday morning or afternoon please contact the Park Church Office

5:00 pm

The McCarthy School of Dance

Claire & Jenny are sisters with a passion for dance. They opened their first dance school in Clarkston in 2007. With it's growing popularity and their continued drive and dedication to providing top quality dance education, they expanded to offer classes in Giffnock in 2014. Their ethos is based predominantly on children having FUN at dancing and pride themselves on their welcoming and friendly attitude.

Pupils attending classes benefit from the diligent approach Claire and Jenny bring to all aspects of their job. A variety of dance styles is taught in well structured classes to allow gradual development of strength, technique and style. Claire and Jenny always ensure the work covered in class is well-prepared and appropriate to the age and level of the pupils. All pupils have the opportunity to take part in annual exams and end of year shows and our competitive squad. MSD, take part in seasonal competitions.


Saturday

9:30 am

Alison's Aerobics

The aim of the class is to improve or maintain aerobic capacity, muscle tone, motor skills and balance - but above all to have fun.


If you wish to join just come along at the start of a class or contact Alison Richardson on 07483832474.  Please wear trainers and bring a mat or towel to lie on.

12:00 pm

Hall to Rent

Looking for accommodation for a one-off or regular event on a Saturday please contact the Park Church Office

The Park Church
Ravenscliffe Dr,
Giffnock, Glasgow
G46 7QS
Tel 0141 620 2204


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