APC Men’s breakfast

The next men’s breakfast takes place in APC on 22 Sept at 09:30 hrs. All men are invited to come along and enjoy a not too healthy meal. The speaker will be made known very shortly

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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.