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.
Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Toddlers’ Praise service on Sunday 8th December at 2.00pm in the Parish Church. This special Christmas-themed service is designed specifically for babies and toddlers and we hope they will bring along their parents and grandparents, siblings and other relatives. We hope it will be a real family occasion!
There will be songs and stories as well as tea / coffee and biscuits as we follow the star to find the Baby Jesus. Don’t miss it!
Everyone is invited to Condorrat Parish Church’s Christmas Fayre this Saturday, 23rd November. The fun takes place in the Church Halls from 12 noon and entry is only £1 (50p for children).
There will be all the usual stalls – crafts, gifts, books, groceries, soft goods and home-baking, plus a cafe where you can have tea or coffee, and even soup and a roll. We are even expecting a visit from Santa Claus!
Bring the family for a grand day out.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has launched its Christmas Appeal ahead of our annual Gift Service which will be held in church on Sunday 15th December.
Everyone who is able to is invited to share the joy and hope of Christmas by donating festive food items and gifts (preferably unwrapped) to be distributed through our local food banks. Donations of toiletries (especially for men) and toys would be most welcome.
Cash donations are also appreciated, as they can be used to buy and distribute fresh items on the day. These can be placed in the jar / tin in the vestibule / Session House at Cumbernauld Old. (Please note that no money is stored on the premises overnight.)
Donations of non-perishable festive food and treats are of course also welcome and these can be placed in the box in the vestibule any Sunday between now and 15th December.
The Christmas event at Cornerstone is on 19th December. Craighalbert Church will serve a hot Christmas meal, and food parcels and gifts will be distributed. At the Cumbernauld Village food bank we will have our own Christmas event on 13th December with treats and tea, and share fellowship and hope.
Grateful thanks to everyone for their continuing support.
This week sees the next Cafe Church, run by Condorrat Parish Church. It takes place in the function suite of Condorrat Social Club on Thursday 21st November from 7.30 – 8.30pm and offers an opportunity for informal worship in a relaxed setting. We regret there are no facilities for children, but there will be tea and coffee available and we look forward to seeing you there.
The next fund-raising event arranged by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be an evening of ‘music, entertainment and dancing’ (according to the publicity poster) in an early celebration of St Andrew’s Night.
It takes place on Friday 22nd November at 7.30pm in Cumbernauld Bowling Club. Tickets cost £5 and include supper. One of the other highlights of the evening will be our grand Christmas Hamper Raffle. It promises to be a fun evening, so please come along and join us.
A meeting will be held in Abronhill Parish Church on Thursday 7th November, i.e. this coming Thursday, at 10.30am to discuss options for the future shape of the Church of Scotland in Cumbernauld in the 2020s and beyond. Everyone, and your ideas, welcome!
The first session of a new Bible Study / Discussion Group, called Jesus, the Game Changer, takes place this Thursday 31st October at 3.00pm in the Session House of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, next to the church.
Thanks to every one who has already signed up, but even if you haven’t you can still come along and join in. The group will run fortnightly on Thursday afternoons, and the second meeting will be on Thursday 14th November.
A second Bible Study, called God Is Closer Than You Think, has been arranged for the Community Room at Tesco, Craigmarloch and starts on Thursday 7th November at 2pm. This group will also meet fortnightly thereafter. It still isn’t too late to sign up!