The Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland, which invites and encourages women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enables them to express their faith in Worship,Prayer and Action.
Prior to uniting each of our churches had a Guild whose members would meet weekly from the beginning of October to the end of March. Guild meetings offered a varied and highly enjoyable programme of speakers, music and crafts as well as occasional outings and visits to places of interest.
Covid-19 has had a significant impact on Guild activities with all meetings suspended. When Covid restrictions allow the Guild to resume it is planned that
The Guild will meet as a "United Guild" with meetings held alternately in each venue between October and March. On first and third Thursdays of each month the Guild meetings will be in Netherlee. On second and fourth Tuesdays of each month the Guild meetings will be at Stamperland. Click to see the The Guild Syllabus for 2021 - 2022.
During the summer months, The Guild arrange a variety of events, outings and meetings including coffee mornings, with funds raised going towards a nominated charity.
For more information contact Mabel Bell or Evelyn Graham via the Church Office email@example.com
The Men’s Association is part of our church family where we meet on an ad hoc basis for various social events. It could be painting part of the church, building a bin shelter, getting shown round air traffic control, visiting the Glasgow Gurdwara, going on a fishing trip, having a day away in Arran or Jura or even enjoying our traditional Christmas meal …. A curry in February !
We are always open to new ideas and welcome new folk with open arms!
The Latest Adventure
The “Retired” section of the Men’s Association ventured to Melrose pre-Covid via the newish Borders railway line to sample the hospitality and co-incidentally celebrate Ronnie’s xx birthday. There was much stramash as we found that the morning Muirend train to Central was cancelled, but intrepid travellers as we are, disaster was averted by mega use of phones, carrier pigeons and semaphore, and we recovered our schedule. Our apologies to any top deck No 6 bus passengers who might have been affected.
MONDAY LUNCH CLUB
As the population ages, the number of people who are living with some form of dementia in our community is growing. An increasing demand within health and social care means that there is currently limited provision within East Renfrewshire to provide the necessary services that are required to meet the needs of individuals and their carers whose daily lives are affected by dementia.
It is against this background that Netherlee Church has established a lunch and activities club to support those affected by dementia in the local area.
The Netherlee Lunch Club meets every Monday between 12.30pm and 3pm in the church premises. A soup and sandwich lunch will be provided followed by board games, arts & crafts and reminiscence activities. After a cup of tea and some home baking the club will conclude with some musical entertainment. We offer a pick up and drop off transport service for anyone who requires it. There will be a charge of £4 for each session which will offset the cost of providing lunch and transport.
With over 25 volunteers to call upon we offer this service in a safe and caring environment that will support the needs of both those attending and their carer’s. While aiming to be as inclusive as possible, the club is aimed at those with a medical diagnoses of dementia who are living at home and remain independent with personal care, or are able to attend accompanied by a carer who is able to stay throughout the duration of the club.
If you, or someone you know are interested in learning more about the club, please contact our project co-ordinator Niall Illingworth by emailing him on firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to provide you with more information.
The Netherlee Forum stimulates lively discussion on hot topics and meets on the third Monday of each month from October to March. The evening rounds up with coffee and further chat! All are welcome to come along, bring a friend. The Forum is open to everyone and there is no requirement for any kind of "church connection".
Since the advent of Covid-19 restrictions the Forum has been meeting on-line. Check the News and Intimations page for details of the next Forum.
Our church choir, directed by our long-standing Organist and Choirmaster Steven Crawford are integral to worship at the Sunday morning service and offer a diverse range of music. In Holy Week and in Advent an enhanced choir performs a range of works appropriate to the season.
Weekly choir practice takes place in Netherlee Church on Thursday evenings between September and May. If you would like to join our church choir or join for one of our festival performances, please contact our organist at email@example.com.
You are assured of a warm welcome. More...
Netherlee and Stamperland is blessed with some excellent sewers and craftspeople, who create beautiful works of art in fabric. Some of these designs are used to grace the church, such as the banners that hang in the sanctuary and the pulpit falls.
The group of assorted craftworkers meet once a week for chat, coffee and an exchange of ideas. The group is open to anyone on Thursday afternoons at 2pm.
For more information, please contact Sandra McKinnon, via the Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a friendly group of people of all ages and from all walks of life that have a love of books in common. The club offers the opportunity to share and discuss their reading experiences in a friendly & sociable atmosphere.
During Covid lockdown restrictions the Book Club has been meeting on-line via Zoom.
For more information contact the Sheena Wurthman at email@example.com
Heart for Art is a dementia-friendly art group which meets in Stamperland Church halls every Friday afternoon from 2 o'clock to 4 o'clock. No previous art skills are needed.
Art Tutors are on hand to help along with a band of volunteers to assist and give a warm welcome, a friendly chat and, of course cup of tea and a piece of cake. There is no charge for attending.
For further information click here.
Pre-Covid we operated a fully supervised creche for infants every Sunday morning apart from the summer months.
The creche catered for infants up to three years, offering play, toys and stories. All volunteers meet our Child Protection standards and checks.
We also operated a baby sitting service offered by local teenagers.
We await to see the possibilities post Covid restrictions may allow us.
For more information, contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
HEART FOR ART
For many years our two churches had large numbers of children and youths attending "Sunday School". Each church had different names for the various groups differentiated by age. Over the years names such as Juinior or Senior Sunday School gave way to terms such as Sunday Club or Sunday Gang or Stepping Stones. And also, over the years, the number of children attending "Sunday School" has declined significantly. We have now combined the youth departments of both our churches and we meet in one of the church buildings.
Since Covid-19 restrictions we have continuted to meet - often on-line - but, when regulations permit, we meet "in person".
We have a team of dedicated volunteer leaders and our Sunday meetings give youngsters of primary school age the chance to explore and learn what it means to be a Christian, in a relaxed, secure and happy environment.
Sessions are structured to offer games, stories, drama, crafts, music and fellowship, some activities involving the whole group, with others geared for smaller age-bands.
New members are always welcome, and equally we are delighted to welcome any adult helpers who are willing to give a little time, and undergo the necessary checks, to help our young people begin their Christian journey through life.
Senior Sunday Club
We do have regular - though less frequent - sessions, generally on the evening of the last Sunday in the month, for secondary school-aged youngsters.
For more information, contact Helen Illingworth:
We have two Boys' Brigade Companies.
The 231st Glasgow Company, The Boys’ Brigade
is based at Stamperland Church.
The 278th Glasgow Company, The Boys’ Brigade
is based at Netherlee Church.
Both Companies are very active.
231 Company (Stamperland BB)
All sections (Sparks, Junior and Company Section) meet on Friday evenings.
The Captain of the 231st Glasgow Company is Mr Peter Dale.
Mr Dale's mobile number is 0787 644 2787.
The Junior and Sparks Section is led by Mr Scott Russell.
Mr Russell can be contacted by e-mail email: email@example.com
Find out more about 231 Company Junior Boys' Brigade via Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290802377622208
278 Company (Netherlee BB)
Anchor Boys (P1-P3) meet on Monday evenings from 6pm-7pm
Junior Section (P4-P6) meets on Tuesday evenings from 7pm-8.45pm
Company Section (P7-S6) meets on Friday evenings from 7.30pm - 10pm
The Company Captain is Alistair Haw who can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org and 07434 521 928
Anchor Boys is led by Alistair Haw (details above)
Junior Section is led by Caroline Watson Sweeney who can be contacted via email@example.com and 07475 116 516
Company Section is led by George Cowan who can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org and 07917 592 667
Find out more about 278 (Netherlee) Boys' Brigade via Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/netherleeboysbrigade
Click here for further information about the wider Boys' Brigade movement.
Guiding is a worldwide movement, enabling girls and young women to fulfil their potential and take an active and responsible role in society, through a stimulating and challenging programme of activities, delivered by trained volunteer leaders.
We have two strong Guide units based at both our churches. Each unit has age-related sections with
Rainbows welcoming girls aged 5 to 7,
Brownies welcoming girls aged 7 to 10 and
Guides welcoming girls aged 10 to 14.
Additionally, for girls aged 14 there is a Ranger section.
All these units these units are very active and follow a wide and varied programme within Girlguiding Scotland. Depending on circumstances there may be a waiting list for joining either the Rainbows, Brownies or Guides.
To register your daughter for any of the Girlguiding units
you MUST do this on-line through www.girlguiding.org.uk
and tab 'parents', then 'register my daughter'.
This is the only way we can put girls on the waiting lists for the Units.
CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
If you have any queries regarding Girlguiding contact email@example.com
We have two Scout Groups based at Netherlee and Stamperland.
The 79th Glasgow (Stamperland) Scout Group meets at Stamperland Church.
The 91st Glasgow (Netherlee) Scout Group meet in the Scout Hall in Ormonde Drive.
Membership is open to any child aged over six. Scouting is a non-denominational group that aims to promote the full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development of boys & girls from aged 6 to 18 years. We also try to develop each person as a member of his local, national and international community.
The 79th Glasgow (Stamperland) Scout Group comprises four sections - Explorer Scouts, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers. The Scouts meet in the church halls on a Thursday evening for a wide range of activities. Excluding the adult leaders there are more than 60 members of the Scout Group.
For further information on The Beaver Colony contact Alison on 0141 644 2712
For further information on The Cub Pack contact Philip on 0141 620 3146
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on The Scout and Explorer Groups contact Gregor on 0141 644 2712 or by e-mail at email@example.com
The 91st Glasgow (Netherlee) Scout Groupcomprises four sections - Explorer Scouts, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.
Beavers (boys & girls, aged 6 -8) meet from 7pm to 8pm each Friday during school term .
Cubs (boys & girls, aged 8 – 10) meet from 7.15pm to 8.45pm each Tuesday during school term.
Scouts (boys & girls, aged 10 – 14) meet from 7.30pm to 9.15pm each Wednesday during school term .
Explorer Scouts (young men & women, aged 14 – 18) meet as part of the Scout group, but are more involved in planning and running the activities to develop leader skills.
For more information, please email Group Scout Leader Dorothy Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 91st Glasgow Scouts 91st Annual Dinner
Next year, 2022, will be the 91st anniversary of the founding of the 91st Glasgow (Netherlee) Scout Group. To mark the occasion we plan to hold a celebratory dinner in the Scout Hall, Ormonde Drive, Netherlee on Saturday, 19th November, 2022 – exactly 6 years to the day from our last dinner!
Please spread the word to others. We are trying to reach out to all ages – so this may reach a confused parent of a recent Beaver, Cub or Scout. As long as they are 18 years old (born 2003 or before) then we’d love them to attend. We look forward to hearing from you so please get in touch if you wish to receive an invitation letter.
Craig Chirrey (Craig.email@example.com)