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MOTHERWELL AND WISHAW DALZIEL ST ANDREW'S PARISH CHURCH This Sunday, June 2, following morning worship, will see the annual American brunch being held in the large hall of Dalziel St Andrew's Parish Church. Lots of pancakes and bacon and maple syrup will be on offer. All are welcome to come along and join in at this meal. All proceeds from this event will go towards helping with the costs which will be incurred this year in putting on the church's holiday club, which is being held from Monday, July 29, until Friday, August 2. Doors will be open each day from 11am until 2pm.

The sisterhood will hold their June get-together today (Wednesday, June 5) at 2pm. The kirk session will next meet on Thursday, June 13, at 7.30pm with the congregational board meeting the following week on June 20 at the same time.

The summer messy church event will take place on Sunday, June 23, starting at 3.30pm and finishing with a barbecue in the church grounds at 5pm. This year's event will feature lots of fun and games around the theme of Bible gardens. No charge will be made for attendance with the messy church open to all young families. Register on the church website via www.dalzielstandrews.org.uk.

Although the regular Sunday school and Fusion group will be taking a summer break once the schools close, the church will again be welcoming all children to their summer Sunday school which this year has a theme of Bible stories, featuring some animals.

The event will be starting on Sunday, June 30, and conclude the following week on Sunday, August 4, again all children are most welcome. There will also be lots of fun and stories, as well as snacks on offer during the day.

All are welcome along to the service this Sunday at 11am when Rob Jones will lead the worship, assisted by Helen (BSL signer) and Paula (electronic note taker).

For those unable to attend there is an option to share in worship via the live link on the church's home page or for catch up later on YouTube.

ROTARY CLUB Thursday was the club assembly night, where convenors advised members of their plans for the forthcoming new session. Assistant governor Brenda Waugh brought greetings from the district. She said the new year's theme would be Rotary Connects the World and she asked clubs to help in their local communities and beyond. The president elect Andrew Murray reflected on his own journey in Rotary and suggested that the Rotary Club of Motherwell and Wishaw partner with one of the local clubs to develop community relationships that local people would identify with. Katrina Gibbons, the new senior vice president, expressed her hopes for a revitalised Furniture For Families and her committee would now be working to present a programme for the members. James Gibbons, the new international convenor, spoke of Lendwithcare which is a revolutionary way for rotarians to help people in developing countries to transform their future.

It enables people to find their own route out of poverty and support their families and will be supported by the Motherwell and a Wishaw club.

The winners of the monthly numbers club draw were Katrina Gibbons, Tom Agnew and Ronnie Moore.

LANARKSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY The next meeting will take place on Thursday, June 13, when the speaker will be Patricia Keppie, public engagement officer for Scotland with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The organisation, which was then called the Imperial War Graves Commission, was set up in 1917 and now honours 1.7 million men and women from the Commonwealth who died during the two World Wars. The organisation has cemeteries and memorials in 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries and territories, as well as extensive records and archives. It also runs a free website https://www.cwgc.org/which holds information about all cemeteries and memorials, the individuals buried or commemorated there, campaigns and battles, and much more. The meeting will take place at 7pm in the GLO Centre, Muir Street, Motherwell, to which all are welcome.

This will be the Society's last monthly get-together before their summer break, after which their regular meetings will then resume on September 12.

HOULDSWORTH BOWLING CLUB The function room will be closed this Saturday, June 8, but the lounge will be open as normal.

WISHAW UNITED REFORMED CHURCH The service on Sunday, June 9, at 11.15am in Coltness Community Centre will be conducted by Rev Jim Zambonini. Everyone welcome.

SOUTH WISHAW PARISH CHURCH A week of prayer for Christian unity will run in the town's churches until Friday of this week. Services during the week will take place at noon with a different church leading the worship each day.

Tea tickets for this year's summer fete which is being held at South Wishaw church this Saturday, June 8, between 2pm and 4pm, are now available to buy at a cost of PS3. Donations for the stalls can be handed in to the church between 12.30pm and 1.30pm each day prior to the event itself and on the Friday evening after 6.15pm. BINGO NIGHT Netherton senior citizens' group will be holding a bingo night on Thursday, June 13, in Netherton Community Centre. Admission costs: PS1 for adults, 50p for kids and includes pie and peas at the interval. Doors open at 6.30pm, for eyes down at 7.30pm.

CAMBUSNETHAN CHURCH The service on Sunday, June 9, in Cambusnethan Old and Morningside Parish Church will begin at 11.30am as usual and will be led by Ian White, who continues as the locum minister. He can be contacted on 01555 890704 for pastoral visits. The mothers' and toddlers' group meets on Wednesday mornings at 10am and the lunch club runs on Friday mornings at the usual time of 11.30am.

Choir practise takes place in the church, on Thursday evenings, from 7.30pm. New members are welcome to join any of these organisations.

CAMBUSNETHAN CLUB Entertainment this week sees social dancing in the concert hall plus cash bingo on Thursday. A cabaret and dancing plus bingo on Friday; cabaret and dancing in the concert hall with top vocalists, Jackie Clarke and Rebeka plus bingo on Saturday. Snowball of PS150 and treasure chest. Dancing with Donnie Findlay plus bingo on Monday and Slimming World class at 7.30pm on Tuesday's. Pre-show meals are available for parties on Saturdays; phone Robin on 07799 000765 for further information. There is free hall hire for any kind of functions with a resident caterer. To book phone 01698 384528 or check out the club's Facebook page. There is also free Wi-Fi available. MADE4U IN ML2 Activities at the centre in Greenfield Drive, Wishaw, begin on Mondays: alternative dance noon to 1pm, girls group (P5-P7) 6-7pm and S1s 7.30-9pm.

Tuesdays: Tots of Fun parents' and toddlers' group 9.30-11.15am, walking group (meet at the Greenfield Drive centre) 10.30am to noon, community cafe 12-1pm, Zumba for five to 10-yearolds 3.30-4.30pm, gaming group for S1s and over 7-9pm, senior bingo 6-9pm.

Wednesdays: card making group 11.30am to 1pm, Jelly Bean after school club for P1-P4s 3.30-4.30pm, football for P1s at the Cambusnethan pitches 6-8pm.

Thursdays: lunch club 12-1pm. Please inform the centre if you would like to attend on a Tuesday, so that they can order your meal. New members are welcome to join, and Your Thursday Club 2-4pm. The centre is open on Fridays, from 9am to 1pm. Sundays: youth club for P5-S2 from 7-9pm in Coltness Community Centre.

For enquiries on any of the above, contact the centre on 01698 384030 or visit their Facebook page.

NEWMAINS CLASSES A computer basics course will give technophobes an introduction into using a computer with an SQA qualification available at the end. It runs 9.30am to 11.30am every Tuesday at the NCT Centre.

The centre also hosts a digital inclusion class on Monday from 9.30am to 11.30am.

The course will provide information about tablets, computers, iPads, Skype, email, using a Kindle, and smart phones.

A family history group will also run at the Newmains computer suite, situated to the left of Newmains Primary School.

It takes place every Wednesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

A computer basics course is also available in Newmains IT suite on Tuesday's from 1pm to 3pm.

STRUTHERS CHURCH Struthers Pentecostal Church at the Old Gospel Hall on Bonkle Road hold their meetings on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

BONKLE church. The service, Sunday school and creche is at noon on Sunday. Speak with the minister if you know of anyone who requires a pastoral visit. Before arranging events or functions in the church diary, please contact Gladys on 01501 820554. COMPUTER CLUB Runs in the large hall of Bonkle Parish Church on Monday's at 10am and 1pm, with badminton at 7.30pm.

COLTNESS GUILD Meets in Coltness Memorial Church on Monday's at 1.45pm. This year's trip on Sunday, June 9 is to Dundee via Torwood Garden Centre in Larbet and then on to Inchture Hotel, Dundee for high tea. The cost of the bus and meal is PS21. Please give your name to Jen Lithgow or speak to any guild member if you would like to go on this trip; a few seats still remain but these are being quickly snapped up. The arts and crafts group is held in the small hall of the church at 7pm till 9pm and Oasis group meets on Tuesday's at 6.30pm. BONKLE arts and crafts group is held in the large hall of Bonkle Church on Tuesday's at 7pm till 9pm, where new members and welcome to come along.

FOOD BANK Thank everyone for their continued support and is open in the village on Wednesday's at 1pm. The food bank is running low on tinned items of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. It also requires donations of pasta and rice, pasta/rice meals, noodles, tea and coffee as well as toiletries. Any donations would be greatly appreciated; these can be handed in to the Asda trolley which can be found in the Newmains store or to the church. LISTENING LOUNGE A drop-in service will be hosted at Coltness Memorial Church every Wednesday from 2pm till 4pm for people in the wider Newmains parish area to come along. The invitation is to provide people with a safe, relaxing space where they can find company, chat, unload their worries and unwind.

MEN'S AND LADIES CLUB Runs in Bonkle Church Hall every Wednesday at 7pm.

BIBLE STUDY Is held in the office of Coltness memorial church on Thursday's at 10.30am and the choir practise in the church at 7pm. The Thursday Club have now finished for their summer break and will resume in the autumn.

RAINBOWS, BROWNIES AND GUIDES Meet in the hall of Bonkle Church on Friday's at their usual times.

WISHAW CHURCHes together Are hosting a week of prayer for Christian unity services, led by different churches across Wishaw. The services, which will take place until Friday of this week, will be held in South Wishaw Parish Church at noon followed by a light lunch. SLIMMING CLASS Slimming World class runs in the large hall of Bonkle Church on Saturdays at 8.30am.

GALA DAY Bonkle Parish Church are again organising a church tent at this year's gala day event which is due to take place this Saturday, June 8. It will run from 10am till 3pm and the church are looking for volunteers to help on the day, even if it is only for an hour or so. If you are interested in helping at this event, please contact Thelma Nelson on 01698 290502. ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION An arts and crafts exhibition will be held at Coltness Memorial Church from June 12-15. There will be a variety of items for sale with a coffee bar and home baking. Entrance to the event costs PS1. For more information speak with Margaret Murdoch.
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