Office Hours:

Tue, Wed and Thu: 9.30am 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 we approach our 80th Anniversary in 2020 may we 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

9:00 am

Hall to Rent

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

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 (in Division 1, 2 and 3) and one in the National
Knock out competition, the Richardson 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

Eastwood Choral is back again in rehearsals after the summer break.

We meet on Monday evenings 7.30 - 9.30 pm in the large hall of the church.

The aim of the choir is to encourage people of all ages to sing and enjoy music. We are always happy to welcome new members.

Our next event is a Christmas Concert which will be held in Park Church on Sunday 15th December at 3.00 pm.

Look forward to seeing you there

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

         Come to me, O ye children!  For I hear you at your play,
         And the questions that perplexed me. Have vanished quite away.
        Ye open the eastern windows, that look towards the sun,
     Where thoughts are singing swallows and the brooks of morning run.

                   Extract from ‘Children’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


We have been having a lot of fun at Giffnock Park Church’s Toddler Group in 2019.    A particular highlight has been the soft archery sessions kindly put on by David Hutton. There were a lot of huge grins on the faces of the children who took part. They absolutely loved the opportunity to learn something new and they clearly had a blast. I would like to say a massive thank you to David for taking the time to share his skills with us.


If you know of any mums, grandmas or child-minders, who might enjoy the group then please feel free to pass on my details. If members of the Church fancy coming along to join in the fun then please feel free to pop in for a cuppa.

Kat Hannon, 07717 201 613

Co-Chairperson

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

9:30 am

The Park Church Toddlers

We also meet on Wednesday Mornings for more fun !

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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