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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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Strathcarron Compassionate Neighbours

Strathcarron Hospice is appealing for volunteers to take part in their ‘Compassionate Neighbours’ campaign. They are looking for people who are willing to support someone with a long term illness at home.

Each situation is different but it may just be popping in for a cuppa and a chat, offering friendship and a listening ear, or perhaps helping them to continue to do things they enjoy. No specialist skills or knowledge are required, just a willingness to give a little time to help someone who may be feeling isolated or lonely.

More information about Strathcarron’s Compassionate Neighbours scheme, whether you are looking to volunteer or need support yourself, is available from the Hospice at 01324 826222, or contact Susan (susanhigh at nhs.net) or Mandy (mandyross2 at nhs.net)

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World Day of Prayer 2018

World Day of Prayer image 2018This year’s World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday 2nd March at 7.30pm in St Lucy’s Church, Hornbeam Road, Abronhill.

The service was written by Christian women in Suriname in South America and the theme is: “All God’s creation is very good!

This is a day of prayer not only for women, but for everyone who cares about our world and those who live in it. So please join us and an estimated 3 million people around the world on Friday 2nd March.

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Encounter – a Prayer Event for Young People

SU Scotland invite young people from P7 to S6 to a national prayer event on Sunday 4 March at the Inchyra Grange Hotel, Grangemouth, FK2 0YB from 3pm to 8pm.

This popular prayer event draws around 200 people from across Central Scotland with its mix of youth-led worship, prayer stations, workshops about prayer, Bible teaching and prayer games. Booking required: Costs £5, payable at the door, and includes dinner.

Further information and booking: www.suscotland.org.uk/encounter

SU Scotland is a registered charity (no. SC011222) and company limited by
guarantee (no. SC54297). Registered office: 70 Milton Street, Glasgow G4 0HR.

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Meditations for Lent

Lent Meditations 2018Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Meditations for Lent on Thursdays 15th February, 1st March and 15th March.

These will be based on the “Inviting God In” material, produced by Joyce Rupp, and will take place in the Church House of Condorrat Parish Church at 7.00 for 7.30pm. All welcome!

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Holy and Humorous

John Bell_160218_poster_smFalkirk Trinity Church is delighted to announce that John Bell of the Iona Community will be appearing in the church for an evening of light entertainment on Friday 16th February!
This event, titled ‘Holy and Humorous‘, will start at 7.00pm and tickets are available, costing £10 (subject to booking fee), from the Church Office or online.

John Bell is a member and resource worker of the Iona Community. He is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, a hymn writer and occasional broadcaster who works in all continents.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

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Young People Wanted!

GA_2018_youth_reps_poster_smFalkirk 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!

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

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.

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