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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.

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Abronhill Church

A few more dates for your diaries & some reminders.

Abronhill Regeneration Forum are holding a Christmas Fayre in the Community Centre on Saturday 10 December between 10am & 4pm. Susan is looking for volunteers to help hand out leaflets about the Church.

Plaza Praise is on Sunday 11 December at 6.30pm. This service will include a dedication of the plaque for Ann & Jim McQuire. Tea & coffee will be served in the Church after the service.

Unfortunately the Christmas Extravaganza has had to be postponed in the meantime.

All shoeboxes should be at the Church before the morning service on Sunday 11 December as Denis will be collecting them then.

Christmas Eve Services – Family Service at 6.30pm. All are welcome
Watchnight Service with Carols from 11.15pm & Service
beginning at 11.30pm.

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Christmas Unwrapped 2016

Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland presents ‘Christmas Unwrapped 2016’ – an outreach event over three days in the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk. Entry is free and is open to all.

The details are as follows:
Thursday 15th December from 2pm – 7pm Labyrinth & Quiet Space; 
Friday 16th December from 11am – 4pm Labyrinth & Quiet Space; 
Saturday 17th December from 10am – 3.30pm Craft and fun activities for Christmas, for all ages. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Find out more on our Facebook events page.

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Abronhill Parish Church

Some upcoming events for your diary.

Craft Group meets in the Church on Mondays between 2 & 4pm. All are welcome.

Bible Study on Monday evenings at 7pm.

Guild meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm

Badminton meets between 10am & 12 noon on Saturday mornings.

On Saturday 10 December we will be hosting a Christmas Extravaganza. The organisers are looking for performers. Anyone wishing to take part should speak to John Manson, David Wharton or Robert McKenzie. More information regarding this will follow shortly.

Plaza Praise will be on Sunday 11 December at 6.30pm. Bring your singing voice.

Loaves & Fishes Shoe Box Appeal – Denis will collect these at our morning service on Sunday 11 December. A list of items considered for gifts will be on the notice board.

Patchwork Blankets for refugees – Volunteers are needed to knit squares to be sewn into blankets. If you are able to help, squares should be 34 stitches on size 6 needles, 7×7 inch squares, garter stitch, double knit work. See Margaret Naismith fir any further information.

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JAFA Church does Advent

Yes, we know J.A.F.A. Church should be celebrating St. Andrew’s Day on 27th November but as it’s also the first Sunday in Advent and also, as the last Sunday of December is Christmas Day this year, we decided to have as our theme ‘Advent’ instead of St. Andrew.

So on Sunday 27th November, from 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church, we will be exploring the theme of ‘Advent’ (the name we give to the lead-up to Christmas).

We’ll be playing a dice game using the badminton court, journeying with Mary and Joseph on the long journey to Bethlehem, making advent wreaths / crowns, making Christmas banners and, as we’ll need a star to light the way, so we’ll be making stars too.

We hope you’ll come along and join in the fun! It’s free and we get fed too!

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Festival of Light 2016

The annual Festival of Light service will be held this year in Sacred Heart Church in Kildrum on Sunday 4 December at 7.30 pm and everyone is cordially invited to come along and join this ecumenical Carol Service.

This festival of Christmas carols and Bible readings has been going for 26 years and is organised by a committee drawn from many Cumbernauld churches. This year’s festival will feature Cumbernauld Choir and the children from Carbrain Primary School as well as festival stalwarts, the Croy Silver Band. The readings will be given by Andrew Longye, Minister at the Free Church, Stuart McDonald MP, Liz Dalling and Ivar Struthers from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church of Scotland. The reflection this year will be given by Deacon Kenny McGeachie of St Lucy’s in Abronhill.

As well as bringing congregations from all of Cumbernauld’s Churches together in a Christmas celebration, the Festival Of Light is also a fundraising event for Sacred Heart’s Third World Group and for Christian Aid, whose Christmas Appeal this year coincidentally is entitled Light the Way for people fleeing violence this Christmas.

Please come along and lend your support to this wonderful Christmas service. It really is a very special evening. We attach a poster you may wish to copy and circulate. But most of all, please come along and show your support on Sunday 4th December.

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Abronhill Remembrance Service

Abronhill Church’s Remembrance Service will take place at the earlier time of 10.45 on Sunday 13 November.

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Remembrance Sunday at Cumbernauld Old

Remembrance PoppyOn Remembrance Sunday, 13th November, there will be a short worship service including the Act of Remembrance led by the Salvation Army at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village at 10.45am. The morning worship service in the Parish Church will then follow at 11.15am, instead of our usual 10.15am start-time.
Remembrance Sunday worship at the Forge in Balloch will take place at the usual time of 11.45am and include a two-minute silence at noon.

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