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October Children’s Club (14/10/2019)

This week we held our holiday club during the October break. It was as ever very successful and a great time was had by all. During the week the children were given the opportunity to bake and prepare food, take part in games, enjoy inflatables and we even took a trip to Pollock Park for a Barbecue! Thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their time to help out and thanks to all the children who came along and made it an enjoyable time for everyone.

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Harvest Service

Last Sunday we held our annual harvest service where we collect tins of food as well as fresh fruit and vegetables which are then taken to Church House charity who distribute them. The service this year was a family service taken by our interim minister David. There were short reflections, lively hymns and and a reflective activity at then end of the service.

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The next chapter…

Today we say Goodbye to John Loyd who has been our locum for the last 18 months. We are holding a lunch for him after the service and have presented him with a card and gifts to say thank you. In John’s time with us he has ordained 4 new elders, he has lead us in countless services, has given support for many of us and has remained strong even through the most difficult moments.
In the words of Mission Praise 460:
May God’s blessing surround you each day,
As you trust in and walk in His way,
May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,
Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.
Thank you John for all you have done for us.
This should also be an encouraging time as David Denniston our interim minister takes over full time as we look forward to what the next chapter holds for us.

Macmillan coffee morning

On Saturday we held our annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan cancer research charity. Wee had cake, hot drinks, pentry opportunities to donate to an amazing charity and the chance for a chat with friends. A great time was had by all and we raised a substantial sum of money wheach has now been sent to Macmillan. Thankyou to everyone who came along to suOrton the coffee morning and thank to thos who organised it.

Interim Minister

Last Thursday (12/9/19) we formally welcomed our Interim Minister David Denniston at an introduction service. We look forward to see what the next chapter of our Church life at Queens Park Govanhill Parish Church holds.

Summer Holiday Club (part 2)

This week has been our final holiday club week for the summer. we will be holding our next holiday club during the October week. This week has seen Bushcraft skills, food making, games, crafts and lots of fun for all. Thanks to everyone who came to help and everyone who made the week a special one.

Summer Mission in Maidens

This year we are continuing our tradition of hosting a summer mission week in Maidens. This year is out 25th year holding a summer mission. Although it was not always in Maidens, previous to the year 2000 we held one in Creetown which is a small seaside town in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, which forms part of Galloway. We are holding this years summer mission next week (leaving on the 13th of July from 170 queens drive and will be returning on the 20th).

Our mission team consists of around 20 volunteers, all of whom come from either the congregation of friends of our congregation. During the week we hold morning, afternoon and evening sessions for the children who attend. These sessions include singing, games activities and crafts in the morning, different activities in the afternoon, such as barbecues, scavenger hunts, days to local attractions, and other similar activities. Evening activities usually consist of slightly different activities such as sports evenings, movie nights, and a special evening at the end of the week such as talent showcases. We look forward to seeing everyone there and hopefully some new faces also. We are always welcome to visitors who pop in to see us in action from time to time and who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty with crafts, and games!

Summer Holiday Club (Part 1)

this week (the first week of the summer holidays) has been another huge success in our holiday clubs. Everyone had an amazing time with activities such as Cycling in the park, playing games, making crafts to take home and baking some lovely snacks to eat. Everyone learned useful skills as well from leadership, organisation, baking and tidying up after. Below is a slideshow of all this things we did during the week. We hope to see you again for part 2 in the last week of the holidays running from the 5th to the 10th of August. Even if you didn’t manage to the first week we would be very happy to have you for the last week. Hope to see you there!

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Summer Re-Paint

This week, just in time for our summer holiday club starting, we all chipped in and got our welcome hall repainted. Thank you to everyone who came along to help. It made such a difference! Below is pictures of the hall half way through and the finished product. It’s the same colours just a bit brighter and fresh looking.

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Summer Holiday Club

We will be running our holiday club again this year following the continued success of previous holiday clubs. We are running the club for the first and last week of the school summer holiday. As always providing food, crafts, games, and trips out to the park ensuring fun for everyone. The poster below has details of how to get in touch and as always everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

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C.A.P Service

On Sunday (9/6/19) we had a presentation during the service from ‘Christians Against Poverty’ where they updated us on what they have been doing since they last spoke to us and will be giving us information on how to get involved and donate. We have been previously involved with ‘C.A.P’ and look forward to see how we can become involved once again. Please join us to find out how you can support this worthy cause or how you could get involved too. If you were unable to join us for this service we have a video recording of the service below which you can watch. If you have any questions CAP web address is https://capuk.org/ where you can get in touch with them. The presentation can be watched here via our facebook page.

New Elders

On Sunday the 21st of April (Easter Sunday) we ordained 4 new elders into our church. They were Betty Roberts, Allan Watt, Wendy Bradley and Euan Gibb. The new elders would like to thank everyone who was there, and everyone who gave them messages of support, encouragement and words of wisdom.

Our Easter Services

Over Easter we will be holding a number of services, listed below. We hope you will join us in remembering this time of year and in celebrating Easter with us. There has been a service missed off the poster which is our Maundy Thursday service at 7pm. Hope to see you all there.

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February Holiday Club

Over the February school holiday we are continuing our Holiday clubs on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 to 12:30. Each day the Children will receive a healthy lunch and participate in a number of activities including crafts, games and special events each day including a trip to Queens Park, A Trip to Pollock Park and a Trip to Soft play where the children had an amazing time!

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Christmas at QPG

As always at Queens Park Govanhill Parish Church Christmas was a very busy time of year for everyone. We had a Christmas Disco, Christmas movie Night, all our usual Christmas services, the tree was decorated, and we held our annual Christmas lunch. Below are some photos of our Christmas tree, the puppets in the family service who helped us tell the Christmas story, and our service flyer.

Annual Christmas Services

Over December and the Christmas period we have our usual annual services which this year are:

Sunday 2nd December – Advent service

Sunday 9th December – Choir Service

Sunday 16th December – Family Gift Service and Lunch afterwords

Sunday 23rd December – Traditional Christmas Service

Monday 24th December – Carols by Candlelight – 7pm

Tuesday 25th December – Christmas Morning Celebratory Service – 11am

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Christmas Disco!

In the coming months we will be having a number of events in the church the first of which is a Christmas Disco. There will be music, games, snacks and even a visit from Santa himself! The poster below has all the details. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Upcoming events

Over the Christmas period we have a number of events in planning and will be posting more details and sneak previews of them on the Facebook page and here nearer the time so keep checking up with us so as not to miss out.

October Children’s Club

Following the success of the summer club, we have decided to run a similar club over the October break. We will be having games, crafts and special entertainment each day that it is on. Please see our Facebook page for all the details and up to date information on the club. The poster for the event is placed below. The club again was a great success! Thanks to all who helped run the club. Like the summer club we had games, crafts and lunch for all the children.

Summer Children’s Club

Over the school summer holidays we set up and ran a children’s club for primary school children. There was breakfast and lunch provided for the children as well as games, entertainment and crafts for them to do. The whole event was a huge success with the children having an amazing time.

Lark in the Park

On the 7th of April we are having a community fun day in Queens Park beside the pond. It will be a jam packed day full of fun and community spirit. It brings to a close the 150 @ 170 celebration year and is set to be fun and exciting day. If you see any of us feel free to come and say hi. We look forward to seeing some of you there. It was a great day for all to enjoy. Thanks to all who came and took part and especially thanks to all who came and helped on that day stewarding the event. We had performances from local groups and artists, crafts, face painting, inflatables, children rides, bike workshops and obstacle courses, pony riding, games and information stalls to name just a few.

Easter Services

On the week leading up to Easter from Wednesday we had a number of services to remind us and to allow us to reflect on this time of year and what it means for us as Christians.

We started with a service lead by the Choir on the Wednesday which took us through the Easter story from the last supper right through to the crucifixion and then the subsequent resurrection. Giving all those who attended an opportunity to reflect on the story as a whole.

Then on the Thursday we had a communion service taken by our Associate Minister who lead us on a journey brining together all who attended and drawing us deeper into the events of the Easter week.

Finally on the Friday we had a series of reflections taken by member of the congregation which looked at Easter through the eyes of different key witnesses. taking us through to Easter Sunday which was an uplifting service bringing the week of services to an end.

Christmas Services

Why not join us over the Christmas Break? Our services will be taking place on:

Sunday (Christmas Eve) – 11am morning service & 7pm Carol Service

Monday (Christmas Day) – 11am

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Moderators Visit

We were very please to welcome the Moderator of the General Assembly last Sunday (17/12/17). It was an inspiring time as He lead and joined with us in Worship along with the Moderator of the Glasgow presbytery. We all enjoyed his sermon very much which was entitled “Building Up”. This is just one of our many celebratory events happening throughout our 150th year celebrations of being on our current site of 170 queens drive. If you were with us we hope you also enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you again. Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page for the latest updates of whats coming up and what to expect.

Christmas Tree Festivaltree festival

The tree festival which was running from the 30th of November until the 2nd of December culminating on Sunday the 3rd of December. It was a huge success raising a large amount of money which has been donated to the Lodging House Mission. A charity which does an amazing job throughout Glasgow working closely with those most in need. Our Christmas tree festival featured over 25 trees sponsored and decorated by local charities, businesses, schools, groups who hire our halls and church organisations. All of the trees were decorated beautifully and transformed our building (The sanctuary featured above). There was live music performed throughout the festival, performances included Hollybrook Academy choir, A performance by Poppins Kindergarten which the First Minister thoroughly enjoyed, a string quartet, allowing for a reflective time and our very own church choir. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who is also our MP visited on Friday enjoying the trees, live music and performances; click here for an article about the visit. It was amazing to see everyone who attended and we hope to see you all again soon. Of course thank you to everyone who volunteered to help and who made this possible as well as everyone who helped to organise the event, it was a very special time, allowing us not only to enjoy the Christmas trees and music but to reflect upon this time of year and its importance in the Church calendar.