Sacrament of Holy Communion

All five congregations of the Church of Scotland in Cumbernauld will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion this coming Sunday, 2nd September.
Service times are as follows:

Abronhill 11.15am
Condorrat 11.00am and 6.30pm
Cumbernauld Old 11.00am and 6.30pm
Kildrum 10.30am and 3.00pm
St. Mungo’s 11.15am

An warm invitation is extended to all.

Cumbernauld Old Stewardship Season

Stewardship Season 2012 - The Stewardship of TimeSeptember has been designated ‘Stewardship Season’ at Cumbernauld Old. Starting in September 2012 we will be looking at The Stewardship of Time and in subsequent years we will look at the stewardship of Talents and Money respectively.

Worship each Sunday this September will focus on four areas (see below) with a round up ‘ Time for Reflection’ on the last Sunday of the month, 30th September, and a time of thanksgiving and re-commitment incorporated into our Harvest Thanksgiving service on Sunday 7th October.

Sunday 2 September – Time for God
Sunday 9 September – Time for Work, Rest and Recreation
Sunday 16 September – Time for Family, Friends and Other People
Sunday 23 September – Time for the Church

During September we will be making ‘time diaries’ available to those attending our services – we hope they will be used to help everyone work out just where their time goes each week, and to make adjustments where they feel that is appropriate. There are also plans for a follow-up exercise in November, of which more later. September promises to be an interesting and thought-provoking month!

St Mungo’s Event – Carless Bootsale

Following on from a very successful table top sale in April, St Mungo’s Church are holding another sale on Saturday 20th October .   Anyone interested in booking a table please contact Margaret Campbell on 07923576476 or any member of the fund raising committee.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get rid of unwanted household items and make some money!

LADIES BIBLE STUDY GROUP

St Mungo’s Ladies Bible Study Group: Will resume on Tuesday 4th September at Mima Stevenson’s house, 4 Avonhead Road, Condorrat at 19.30.  This is a good time for people to join the group as it is a new course study.  We will be studying the subject of Faith, using 9 different scriptures, one per month.  We would love to see some new people to the group.  If you are interested please speak to Mima, Elsie or Jess so that we can order the correct number of study books.  Should anyone require transport to come to the group this can be arranged.

Condorrat August/September dates

First of all a reminder of our Coffee Morning on Saturday 1st September from 10 am – 12 noon in aid of our Sanctuary Refurbishment Project.  Tickets £1.50 or pay at the door. Everyone welcome!  Please come along.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 2nd September at 11 am and 6.30 pm

Commitment Sunday – 16th September – more details in a later posting.  Anyone who attends our church is welcome to attend even if not a member or adherent.

Enrolment dates for the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades:

Girls’ Brigade: Tuesday 28 August from 6.30 pm

Boys’ Brigade: Monday 3rd September for Anchor Boys (6.15 pm) and Company Section (7.15 pm).  The Junior Section will enrol on 6th September at 7.15 pm.

The Banner Group will recommence on 6th September at 7 pm.

CrossReach Week service

As part of CrossReach Week (26-31 August) there will be a worship service conducted by the Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, Right Rev Albert Bogle on Sunday 26th August (this coming Sunday) at Dalziel St Andrews Parish Church, 43-47 Merry Street, Motherwell. There will be tea / coffee at 4pm, with the service following at 5pm. All are welcome.

Kildrum Church News

The 3rd Cumbernauld Brownies, 3rd Cumbernauld Guides and 1st Cumbernauld Rangers start back at Kildrum Parish Large Hall tonight (Wednesday 22 August). The Brownies meet from 6 – 7.45pm, the Guides and Rangers from 7.45 – 9.30pm.
Also the 16th Cumbernauld Brownies start back tomorrow (Thursday 23 August) also in Kildrum Parish’s Large Hall from 6 – 7.30pm.
And the 5th Cumbernauld Rainbows start back on Saturday 1st September in Kildrum’s Large Hall from 10 – 11.30am.
Rainbows are girls aged 5-7yrs, Brownies 7-10yrs, Guides 10-14yrs, Rangers 14+.
If anyone is interested in any of the above, please contact Natalie Dunn or Hilda Dunn by leaving a ‘comment’ below.
Although both the Guides and 3rd Brownies are rather full at the moment and girls may have to go on a long waiting list. if we can’t accommodate them, we can at least give contact numbers for other groups in the area.

The Drop In Centre in Kildrum Parish reopened on Monday 20th August, opening times are from 9.15 to 11.15am every Monday, all are welcome to drop in.

In Kildrum Parish Church there will be a Family Quiz Night (not part of the Inter-Church quiz as this is a different event) on Saturday 1st September at 7.00pm and will have a Pie and Peas Supper. Tickets are available from Fay McIntyre or Jane Frew in the Hall of Friendship after the church services or leave a note in the ‘comments’ box below if you wish further details.

WM Magazine – August/September

The August / September 2012 edition of WM, the magazine produced by the World Mission Council of the Church of Scotland, has just been published. It focuses on the strong and continuing links between the Church of Scotland and Hungary with a feature on Jane Haining, the work of St Columba’s Scottish Mission in Budapest and our partnership with the Reformed Church in Hungary. The magazine can be read from here.

Inter-Church Quiz

The churches in Falkirk Presbytery are holding an Inter-Church Quiz on Friday 21st September in Laurieston Church Hall (Hornbeam Crescent, Laurieston). Start time is 7pm.
Teams: 1 per church (up to 4 members)
Cost: £3 per head
To allow for catering could Churches intending to submit a team please contact either of the following people by the end of August if possible:
George Young (01324 629677) g.young.947@btinternet.com
or
Margaret Ferguson (01324 620178)

Mission & Discipleship News – August 2012

The latest newsletter from the Mission & Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland is now available. As ever it contains details of events and resources covering the whole spectrum of church life, from retreats and Bible Study days to a national music event planned for March 2013 which will be of interest to “anyone who uses music in the life and work of the church”. There are links to material that may be used during ‘Creation Time’ (2 September – 14 October), an invitation to participate in the Church of Scotland’s Mission Forum, and much more.

New Header Image

Our blog has a new header image. We wanted to have something representing the whole town which we serve and the picture above has been adapted from a mural in the Antonine Shopping Centre in Cumbernauld. Cumar-nan-Alt, from which Cumbernauld gets its name, means ‘meeting of the waters’ in Gaelic.

As well as the Gaelic inscription the mural has two fish to represent the two waters that meet – these have been repositioned in the above image and five gold circles have been added in the shape of a cross, the universal symbol of the Christian church. The circles represent our five Church of Scotland congregations, while the fish and circles combined remind us of the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 with two fish and fives loaves.

The new header image has also been used in our Facebook page.

National Youth Assembly

The Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly 2012 is taking place this weekend (10-13 August) in Dundee with the theme ‘breaking barriers’.
The Assembly will explore some of the barriers that prevent us from getting to where we’d like to be or even who we’d like to be! Social, political, financial, technological, cultural and even theological are some of the barriers we encounter in our lives.
The Assembly, composed of young adults who have a connection to the Church and are aged between 16 and 25, will discuss how might we overcome these barriers and explore difficult things that may help us to break down the barriers and bring about change in the world.
You can follow the updates from the Assembly on Twitter at @cosy_nya
You can now also watch a live stream from some of the National Youth Assembly sessions at http://stream1.churchofscotland.org.uk/connect/young_church/young_adults/