A roundup of news from around the area’s churches.

Correspondent: Jim Cowan Tel. 01236 731017. All correspondence should be with Mr Cowan by Thursday evening for inclusion in next week’s News.

IF you feel there is more to life than retail therapy why not come along this Sunday and join in the fellowship of our Church family, at either of the Services shown below? You will be assured of a very warm welcome, and you may hear something to change how you value for your life and your relationships with those around you. You don’t have to join up to join in!

CHURCH Services on Sunday, June 12 will be in the Village Church at 10.15am and in The Forge Community Centre, Balloch at 11.45am.

‘J’TEAM meet in the Village Hall (Lesser Hall) The Wynd, at 10am.

MEN’S Group meet tonight, Wednesday, June 8, when the guest speaker will be Stuart Ballantyne, Trossachs Search and Rescue.

Free Church Centre

SUNDAY Services to which all are invited are at 11am and 6.30pm. Crèche, Sunday School and Bible class meet during the Morning Service. This evening, Wednesday, June 8, the annual CWI meeting takes place in Dowanvale Free Church at 7.30pm – phone 722562 for details.

LITTLE Lambs (the Mothers & Toddlers group) meets on Tuesdays at 10am and Kidz Club (for five to 10 year-olds) meets on Thursdays at 6.30pm – these are the last meetings of the term; the organisers wish to thank all those who attended and helped in any way.

Abronhill Parish Church

WELCOME to prayer group on Sunday at 9.30am. The morning service starts at 11.15am. The Sunday School for all ages meet at the same time.

THE Guild meet every Wednesday for tea, coffee and home baking at 8pm. The Guild of Friendship are meeting on Thursday, June 16 at 2pm. Come along to one or both these meetings for a chat, tea or coffee and meet new friends.

FOCAL point group meet on Sunday, June 12 at 7.15pm.

THERE is a joint service with St Lucy’s Church taking place in Abronhill Church on Sunday, June 19 at 6.30pm. All welcome.

Carbrain Baptist Church

Greenrigg Road, South Carbrain

Minister: Rev. Grant Hamilton

SUNDAY June 12, Morning Worship 10.30am. All welcome to attend. Tea served afterwards. For more information, call (01236) 452862.

TAKE-A-BREAK every Thursday, 12noon till 1.30pm. Come and enjoy lunch of homemade soups, toasties and other delicious savoury dishes as well as the tempting trolley of home bakes. Tel: (01236) 725268.

The Salvation Army

Clouden Road, Kildrum

Tel: 01236 723195 or 721852

SERVICES take place at 11am and 6pm every Sunday, and will be led by Lts Stephen and Jo Moir. Everyone is welcome.

BORED on a Sunday afternoon, then why not make Sunday a Funday and go along to the Sunday Club every week from 2.30-3.30pm? Four year olds and upward enjoy games, singing, bible stories and quizzes. Go along and find out what you’re missing. It’s a lot of fun.

THE Over Sixties Club meet every Tuesday at 1.30pm. Go along for an enjoyable afternoon out, enjoy a cuppa, meet up with old friends and make some new ones.

SALVATION Army Sports Club in Kildrum Primary School every Tuesday, 7-9pm for children aged ten years upwards; admission 75p.

EVERY Wednesday, why not drop in to Salvation Army Hall and meet Lts Stephen and Jo between 11am and 12.30pm. They will be glad to meet and chat in confidence with you over a coffee.

TREASURED Tots Toddler Group meet Thursdays, 9.30-11.30am for play, activities, snack and singing. Phone telephone number above for details.

FRIDAY night is Fun Club. Children aged five to 11 years, go along for fun and games every Friday from 6 to 7pm. Tuck shop available.

Sovran Club

THE Sovran Club meet on Tuesdays at 1pm in Apostolic Church, Lochinvar Road, Greenfaulds. For more information contact Jessie on 01236 612894.

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

ALL are welcome to join with us at our Sunday morning service at 11am in Cornerstone House, 1 Esk Walk, Town Centre, Cumbernauld. Children’s Bible Club and creche facilities are available.

CORNERSTONE Kids Club (primary age children) meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month during school term from 6.30-7.30pm, with crafts, songs, bible stories, games and fun.

CORNERSTONE Cafe at 1 Esk Walk, Town Centre is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm. For further information phone 01236 739220.

THE Cedars Cafe in Community Room, Cedar Road, Abronhill is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm.

YOUTH Kafe on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7.30-9.30pm. Tel: (01236) 781546 for more information.

The Storehouse

Contact: 07527 908848

SERVICES are held every Sunday at 11.15am and Wednesdays at 7.30pm in Balmalloch Primary School, Kilsyth. Everyone welcome.

Struthers Memorial Church

Larch Road, Abronhill

SUNDAY at 10.30am, Communion Service with creche, Sunday school and Bible class. At 6.30pm short, family service with children’s activities. Coffee shop usually open at end of service.

TUESDAY at 8pm, Bible Study currently on John’s Gospel, followed by prayer meeting (optional) 9pm.

FRIDAY Club from 7 to 8pm, primary age group, with games, singing, quizzes, football and tuck shop. High school age group is from 8.15 to 10pm with singing, discussion groups, games and outings.

WHY not go along on a Saturday night to the church in Westbourne Gardens, Hyndland, Glasgow G12 9XF, for 7.30pm where a large gathering of Christians join together to hear the word of God and worship.

WHY not visit the lovely newly refurbished coffee shop attached to Struthers Church in Abronhill. Opening hours: Thursday, 10.30am to 5pm and Friday, 10.30am to 4pm.

Mossknowe Gospel Hall

Kildrum Ring Rd, Cumbernauld G67 2EL

SUNDAY Family Services are held each Sunday at 11.30am. On the first Sunday of the month it will be followed by a light lunch. A warm welcome is given to everyone to join in.

Aerobics Groups: Meetings are on Tuesdays at 7.15pm. The class is taken by a trained instructor and is suitable for all age groups.

Toddlers Group: meet on Wednesdays, from 10am to 12noon.

FRIDAY Clubs meet on Fridays, at 6.45pm. The junior section for children of primary school age finishes each Friday at 8pm. The older group play indoor sport games in the gym halls at Cumbernauld High School until 7.45pm when they come back to the Church Hall for a tuck shop and a time of informal singing and discussions until 9pm. A warm welcome is given to everyone to join us at these meetings.

Freedom City Church

Seafar House, Allanfauld Road, Seafar, Cumbernauld G67 1HP Tel.01236 453311

SUNDAY services are held weekly at 11am. For all other events, please visit our website.