In memoriam: Jim and Myra Craig
It is with shock and sadness that we announce the deaths of two long standing and committed members of the congregation. Within twenty-four hours of each other, Jim and Myra Craig both passed on.
Jim had been unwell for some months and was being cared for in Waverley Ward at Roger Park. He died peacefully on morning of Thursday 12th June. On the morning of Friday 13th June, her family found Myra dead at home.
Both joined the church in 1957 and over the years Jim served as a deacon, secretary, treasurer and organist of the Church. Jim had been a paratrooper during the war, fought at Monte Cassino and always took a keen interest and involvement in youth work. Within the wider community he helped run the Burnside Sea Scouts.
Myra trained as a teacher and loved being involved with the children in the church. Generations of children learned Bible stories from her. She was also involved in the church Women’s organisations, the wider work of the Baptist Union and in local ecumenical events.
They are survived by their son Donald and grandchildren Donald and Shona and numerous great-grandchildren.
See Latest News section for tribute written by Sheona
Mr Ernie Haggarty, well to known to many in Rutherglen and the world of journalism, died peacefully on Tuesday 9th October 2012. See Photos for more pictures of Ernie and his life. Ernie lived and grew up in the Church officer's House at no 70, attached to the church halls. This has now been converted for use of ARK and an arts and crafts area has been created downstairs in memory of Ernie.
Time to Ponder and Pray
Over the next few weeks the Leadership Team are spending time pondering and praying about the future development of RBCC. You are invited to be part of this journey. if you believe you have a positive view to contribute, please email Ken on KTCOULTER@aol.com
ARK provides an out of school service throughout the year for childen in Rutherglen and operates every day from 3pm to 6.30pm.and full days during school holiays.
Breakfast on board ARK
ARK now offers breakfast to children who are members. 7.30am to 9am Monday to Friday
Contact Katie on 0141 569 1060 for more details.
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