Welcome to the blog of the five congregations of the Church of Scotland in Cumbernauld. We hope you enjoy your visit and find the information posted here to be of interest.
Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland has been invited to send a ‘youth rep’ (aged 18-25) to the church’s General Assembly, which takes place in Edinburgh from 18th-25th May 2018.
Youth reps from the church’s presbyteries spend the week together and far from being dull, everyone who goes says it’s one of the best weeks of their year.
Anyone interested in being a presbytery rep should download the Job Description and a Nomination Form, both available from the church’s website) have a read through and think about whether this is something you would like to do.
If it is, then please complete the Nomination Form and send it to your presbytery clerk by 1st Feb 2018. On the form you need to give some details about yourself and why you want to be a rep, and then get two different people to nominate you (one of them needs to be your minister / youth worker). The form also needs signed at the bottom by your minister. Putting your name forward doesn’t mean you will get chosen, but if you don’t put your name forward, then you definitely won’t!
Thursday 18th January marks the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018, which will run until Thursday 25th January.
Cumbernauld Action of Churches Together invite people to join them this Friday (19th) and then next Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th at 12 noon at Church of the Holy Name, Seafar for a short prayer service followed by a soup and roll lunch.
The congregation of St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld are delighted to have been asked by Father Campbell of St Lucy’s & Sacred Heart parishes to host a service on Saturday 13th January at 11.30am to celebrate the feast of St Mungo. All are welcome.
There will also be an opportunity to share in fellowship together by way of a meal at the La Bella restaurant in the Town Centre after the service. If you wish to attend the meal please notify Father Campbell or this page as soon as possible to give the restaurant notice of numbers. Many thanks.
Want a break from the rush and busy-ness of Christmas to take some time out to pause and reflect?
Over twenty churches in Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland are inviting people to “Come, journey with the star” in your own time and in your own way at the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk over three days next week.
The dates and times are:
Wednesday 20th December, from 12 noon – 3pm
Thursday 21st December, from 11am – 5pm
Friday 22nd December, from 11am – 3pm
If you can’t make it along to the Howgate, you can also follow our Advent journey online, or on your tablet or mobile phone, thanks to our friends at Sanctuary First -click on the link to find out more.
Cumbernauld Action of Churches Together are hosting a series of Advent Meditations on Wednesdays 6th, 13th and 20th December.
They will be held in the Lady Chapel of the Church of the Holy Name, Seafar and will start at 7pm with the opportunity for tea / coffee and chat beforehand.
A reminder that this Sunday evening – 3rd December – there will be a ‘Come and Sing‘ Christmas Carol service in Abronhill Parish Church at 6.30pm.
There will be carols old and new with some spoken words in-between groups of carols, so the congregation can catch their breath! There will also be refreshments afterwards.