Giffnock
South
Parish
Church
 
“Sharing our faith in the community”
 
 

Welcome

We are a Church of Scotland congregation based in Giffnock, on the Southside of Glasgow. Our aim as a congregation is to provide a warm welcome to all who join us, offer an inclusive, open and affirming ministry and demonstrate strong concern for social issues, both in our local community and further afield. We aim to act on our concern for environmental issues and work positively with other churches and faith communities. We endeavour to be a place of inspiration and sanctuary.


 

What's On This Month...

MARCH AT GIFFNOCK SOUTH

SATURDAY    2       MARCH       8.30 AM  PRAYER BREAKFAST @ GIFFNOCK SOUTH

                                                       1.00 PM  RCS CONCERT SERIES

SUNDAY         3                            11.00 AM INFORMAL COMMUNION

TUESDAY       5                            12.30 PM MEN’S LUNCH @ REDHURST HOTEL

WEDNESDAY 6                             2.00 PM THE GUILD – GUEST SPEAKER

SUNDAY         10                           FAIRTRADE STALL BEFORE AND AFTER SERVICE                                                                  6.30 PM CONTEMPORARY EVENING SERVICE  

TUESDAY       12                           6.30 PM  SERVICE @ EASTWOOD COURT

WEDNESDAY  13                          1.45 PM SING WELL

SUNDAY          17                          SOUPER SUNDAY FOR CHRISTIAN AID

WEDNESDAY   20                         2.00 PM THE GUILD – TOM MARCHANT

                                                        7.30PM  SESSION MEETING     


Giffnock church member honoured in New Year Honours list

Adam Black, a church member at Giffnock South Parish Church in East Renfrewshire, has been honoured for his services to raising awareness of stammering in this year’s New Year Honours list.

Adam Black
Adam Black, a member of Giffnock South Parish Church, is delighted to receive the award.

The 29-year-old teacher hopes receiving the Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) will help him further highlight his quest to raise awareness of people who stammer.

On accepting his award, Mr Black said:

“I'm delighted and honoured that my stammering awareness work has been recognised and that my message is getting out there - embrace your quirks as they make you who you are.”

He overcame his own struggles to land his “dream” job working across schools in Glasgow.

During his role, he spends time teaching children across the Glasgow area about stammering and celebrating difference.

The neurological condition, also known as stuttering, is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out, often involving hesitations and repetitions.

Rev Catherine Beattie, the minister at Mr Black's congregation of Giffnock South Parish Church, said:

“ As Adam’s minister, I was delighted for Adam that his hard work has been recognised.

“Adam has been a big part of our church in Giffnock South all of his life, and we are all tremendously proud of all that he has achieved.”

Reducing the stigma

In 2017, Mr Black was presented with a British Citizen Award at the Palace of Westminster for his work to reduce the stigma attached to the disability, which affects 1% of the adult population in the UK.

He was also featured in a short documentary produced by the BBC in 2018 highlighting the impact that stammering has had on his life. You can watch the documentary https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/__data/assets/image/0010/19828/link_icon_external.gif?v=0.9.1");">here.

He has also previously spoken out to mark International Stammering Awareness Day which takes part each October.

 
 
 
 
Twinned With
 
Pollokshaws Parish

Giffnock South Parish Church has been very successfully twinned with Pollokshaws Parish Church for many years. The twinning with Pollokshaws was a natural choice as the minister at that time was Rev. Margaret Whyte who had been an assistant at Giffnock South while training for the ministry.

Kwenderana

Kwenderana means ‘walking together’ in the language of northern Malawi and our symbol combines the flags of Malawi and Scotland. The Partnership reflects a covenanted twinning with the parish church in Ekwendeni, which was built in the Scottish style around 1890, reflecting a relationship with Malawi that is continuous from the time of David Livingstone.

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Telephone: 0141 638 2599

 
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