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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.

Cumbernauld Churches Join in Worship

On Sunday 26th January all five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld will come together for a joint service of worship.

The service will take place in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 11am and will take the form of a ‘Service of Praise’.

There will be two speakers: Prof. David J Smith, founding Head of Music at Northumbria University, and organist at Cumbernauld Old (www.davidjsmith.org.uk); and Iain McLarty, currently Musical Director of the Scottish Chamber Choir and Edinburgh Charity Orchestra, and who develops worship resources for the Church of Scotland, including spearheading a new ‘Church Hymnary 4’ project (www.iainmclarty.co.uk).

Let us proclaim the Lord’s greatness;
let us praise his name together!
(Psalm 34:3)

Christmas Worship in Cumbernauld

The Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld have announced their Christmas worship services (see below). Please come and join us on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Everyone will be made most welcome!

Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve

  • 3.15pm Follow the Star – an interactive nativity play hosted by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Meet at the Village bus stop in Roadside.
  • 6.30pm Christmas Eve Family Service – Abronhill Parish Church
  • 7.00pm Carol Service – St Mungo’s Parish Church, joined by Kildrum Parish Church
  • 11.00pm Carol-singing, followed by a Watchnight Service at 11.30pm – Condorrat Parish Church
  • 11.15pm Carol-singing, followed by a Watchnight Service at 11.30pm – Abronhill Parish Church
  • 11.30pm Watchnight Service – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day

  • 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Condorrat Parish Church
  • 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
  • 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Kildrum Parish Church, joined by St Mungo’s Parish Church

Rainbow Service

181216_015 Cumbernauld Old Rainbow Service 2018The annual Rainbow Service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church takes place in the Church on Sunday 15th December at 3.00pm. This short, reflective service is for those who have been bereaved, either recently or some time ago, and find Christmas-time particularly painful or tinged with sadness. We invite you to come along for a service of worship and remembrance, peace and hope.

During the service you will have the opportunity to tie a coloured ribbon to the Rainbow Tree in memory of a loved one, as well as take one home as a keepsake. Please note this service is not suitable for young children.

The Rainbow Tree will remain in the Church until Easter Day, when all the ribbons will be carefully removed, ironed and made into something beautiful.

Carols by Candlelight

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The final two fund-raisers of the year for Cumbernauld Old Parish Church are the Christmas Hamper Raffle and Carols by Candlelight, an evening of favourite carols, festive readings and a winter-warmer mulled fruit punch and seasonal bites on arrival.

This will be held in the church on Friday 20th December at 7.30pm. We are suggesting a donation of £5 per ticket, and these are now available. The raffle for the Christmas Hamper will be drawn on the night. We are also still open to donations of items for the hamper.

Condorrat Toddlers’ Praise

191208_140000 Condorrat Toddlers' PraiseA reminder that this Sunday afternoon (8th December) Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Toddlers’ Praise service in the Parish Church.

This special Christmas-themed service, which starts at 2.00pm on Sunday, is designed specifically for babies and toddlers and we hope they will bring along their parents and grandparents, siblings and other relatives. It promises to be a real family occasion!

There will be songs and stories as well as tea / coffee and biscuits. Join in the Christmas fun as we follow the path of stars to find the Baby Jesus. Don’t miss it!

St Mungo’s Backpack Appeal

The Sunday School at St Mungo’s Parish Church, Cumbernauld have suggested a way in which we can support the charity Mary’s Meals (www.marysmeals.org.uk)

Their idea is to recycle backpacks that are no longer used but are still in good condition and filling them with useful items which can then be passed on to children in Malawi. This enables them to get the most out of their education, as otherwise they might not be able to come to school with all the basic tools for learning.

We are hoping for any of the following donations to pack: notepads, pencils, crayons, erasers, rulers, sharpeners, pencil cases, towels, shorts or skirts, t-shirts or dresses, flip-flops or sandals, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, small ball.

Please contact this page for any further information or to arrange drop-off either on a Sunday morning at church or outwith our Sunday worship service times. Thank you!

Cumbernauld Festival of Light

Time for another plug for the annual Festival of Light, organised by Cumbernauld Churches Together, which will be held on Sunday 8th December at 7.30pm in St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld.

This beautiful candle-lit ecumenical service of nine hymns and four readings will feature Croy Silver Band as well as local choirs and favourite Christmas carols. Donations for Christian Aid and the Third World Group of Sacred Heart Church would be appreciated, although not necessary.

Please come along and join in our celebration of the Christmas story!

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