20 CBM 20
Last Sunday we wrote 20 CMB 20 on our front steps as a prayer. When translated from latin is to bless this church and to bless all those who enter through our doors. We hope this year will bring many people through our doors in one capacity or another and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at various events throughout the year. Keep an eye on our weekly events page as there are some updates coming soon…
Over the Christmas period we have been celebrating in our usual fashion with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Our services have been action packed and family friendly throughout. If you did not quite manage to join us this year, we hope that you can join us next year for Christmas and of course before that where possible. In formation about us can be found on this website and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We hope 2020 beings you peace, love, joy and happiness.
On Saturday we held a Christmas Party for the young people in the church, the young people who come to our holiday club and the young people from the various groups who use our church premises on a weekly basis. At the party they had lovely food prepared by our kitchen team, played various party games including pass the parcel all accompanied by their favourite Christmas music. They then had a visit from Santa! The children all had a wonderful time and thank you to everyone who came a long to help and made it possible.
Church Choir Carol Singing!
Our church choir went out carol singing to raise money for Blythswood Care last night. They managed to raise almost £200 and raise good cheer. Well done church choir!
Downton Abbey afternoon tea
This week on Saturday our TTM team held a Downton abbey themed afternoon tea for the congregation and friends. This was a roaring success, with scrumptious cakes, tea and coffee served. Those attending were encouraged to dress up in the style of Downton or as their favourite characters from the show. Below are some pictures from the afternoon. An amazing time was had by all with people raving about the experience. Thank you to everyone who was there to make the afternoon a special one and thank you to those who organised the event. It was truly spectacular.
Tonight we had Quoir glasgow give us ana amazing concert. They rehearse in our halls every Friday night and tonight treated us to a lovely evening of music, Christmas Carol singing and music to please everyones misoc tastes. Thank you Quoir glasgow!
This Sunday (15/12/19) we are collecting gifts for children who are less fortunate. They are for children aged up to 8 years old and are collected before the service. They are then collected by the charity Church House later in the day and distributed over the Christmas Period. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Club 170 Christmas Dinner
Every week we hold a meal just before the evening service for the homeless and people of need in our parish and beyond. This week however was slightly special. We had our Praise band playing for the people throughout their meal, the Christmas story was told and a carol sung. We then had a special visit form Santa who handed out some presents for everyone.
Christmas Children’s Film Night
On Friday (6/12/19) we held a children’s film night. There as a scrumptious dinner of fish fingers and chips then we watched the movie ‘Nativity Rocks’. A fun time was had by all. It was wonderful to see so many children and familiar faces returning each year and from our holiday club. Thank you to everyone who came along to help.
We would love for you to join us at our annual Christmas services over the month of December. the poster below has all the details of what to expect each week.
This morning we held our annual remembrance service. Thank you to everyone who made the service a special one and to all those who decorated the sanctuary.
John Ross Memorial Church for Deaf
We are very pleased to announce that the John Ross Memorial Church for Deaf is now worshiping with us in our building. They meet every Sunday at 11am with us and join with us after the service for tea and coffee. We are pleased to welcome them and hope they continue to worship with us. We will be publishing their quarterly magazine alongside our own monthly magazine on our website and facebook page which you will be able to download or get in touch with us to request a printed copy. We will also be amending our contact us page to include their contact details should you wish to get in touch with them. There will also be an information page on our website for more information.
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.
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.
The next chapter…
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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 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.