The Sanctuary Refurbishment Fund and Social Committee are planning a Scottish Night at the Westerwood Hotel in February (date to be confirmed). There will be a three course meal and a ceilidh band. Tickets will be £25 and obviously the more who come the more fun it will be!
Further details in a future posting.
Condorrat Church’s Christmas Fayre is to be held on Saturday 17th November starting at 12 noon. There will be a wide selection of Christmas stalls and soup and coffee will be served to warm every one up! It’s hoped that a ‘special gentleman’ will be there but it depends on how busy he is and if the elves can spare him!
Do come along and enjoy this festive event which is in aid of our Sanctuary Refurbishment Project.
The next men’s breakfast in Abronhill is on Sat 27 Nov at 09:30. The Speaker is the leader of street pastors in Falkirk. All men are welcome
Cumbernauld Old’s Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 24th November in the Village Hall from 10.30am – 12.30pm, so please make a note in your diary now. If you have any new ideas or you’d just like to come along and help, please speak to Anne Morrison or Elizabeth Snedden as soon as possible. This year we’ll have access to the Village Hall from 7-9pm on the Friday night , so we’ll need helpers (and donations for stalls) that evening if at all possible. Let’s make this Fair a huge success, especially with Project ROCK likely to kick off in January 2013.
Many of you will have seen the article and photographs in The Cumbernauld News regarding our Lunch and Fashion Show held at the Westerwood Hotel on 6th October. It was a wonderful event, enjoyed by 140 ladies and raised the magnificent sum of £2,900 towards our Sanctuary Refurbishment Project.
Our thanks go to all those involved in organising the day, to those who provided the many raffle prizes, to the staff of Westerwood Hotel for a delicious lunch and the provision of some great raffle prizes, Innovations of Perth who provided the lovely outfits, the ladies of Condorrat Church who modelled these so beautifully and to everyone who attended and supported the event. A fantastic effort!
Cumbernauld Churches Together will be holding a series of short worship services each day from Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October in the Church of the Holy Name, Seafar as part of One World Week. The services will start at 12 noon and will last about half-an-hour, after which a light lunch will be served. All welcome!
The second of the ‘Day Tripper’ outings arranged by Cumbernauld Old takes place this coming Wednesday 17th October when we’re off to Callendar House & Park in Falkirk. The trip is open to anyone so, if you would like to come along, just meet at 10.10am at the North Bus Bay on Central Way, Cumbernauld Town Centre and bring either a sandwich lunch or money for the excellent tea-room. Please note there is a 10-15 minute walk from the nearest bus stop to Callendar House. And don’t forget your bus pass if you have one!
St Mungo’s Church Harvest Thanksgiving Service is this Sunday, 14th October. The Young Church and wider congregation are asked to bring non-perishable goods to be donated to the local food bank. We shall also be having a retiring collection to be split between Strathcarron Hospice and The Glasgow City Mission.
The annual Harvest Thanksgiving services at Cumbernauld Old will be on Sunday 7th October at 10.15am and 11.45am. We invite those attending to bring a gift of dried groceries (pasta, rice, cereals, dried fruit), tinned food (vegetables, soup), drinks (tea, coffee, long-life fruit juices) or toiletries which will be shared out by the Social Work Department based in Easterhouse in Glasgow. Everything will find its way to people in need. Thank-you in advance!
Condorrat Church’s Noah’s Ark has become quite a feature locally! The Minster writes in the Parish News that she has heard from some residents of Condorrat that it cheers them up when they pass by and that when grandchildren come to visit, the family have to come by the church and then round the ring road to view the other features there – the horse and cart, the train and the flowers. It’s good to know that small things like these should reach out to the community.
The Clerk to the Congregational Board advises that we contacted the British Institute of Organ Studies for recognition of our ‘Kirkland’ Church Organ. We are delighted that it has been given a Certificate Grade II and is now listed in the Institute’s Register of Historic Pipe Organs!
A Lunch and Fashion Show is to be held at the Westerwood Hotel on Saturday 6th October in aid of our Sanctuary Refurbishment Project.
We are pleased to note an increase in the youth organisations and we look forward to the service on Sunday 7th October which the young people are organising and presenting. The Guild Dedication will also take place on that day.
The Quinquennial Visit by representatives of Falkirk Presbytery will take place on Monday 8th October. They first meet with the Minister, then the Congregational Board and then with the Kirk Session. Our Session Clerk advises that, in general, the purpose of the visit is to see how we are getting on; what we have done over the past five years; what our plans are for the future and to be sure that we are in ‘good health’.
This month the Guild will be looking at the start of a Three Year Theme which is based on their motto Whose we are and Whom we serve. At their meeting on 10th October they will be concentrating on ‘A faith to proclaim’.
On Sunday 14 October the service is expected to be conducted by the Presbytery Visitation Team.
Harvest Sunday is on 21st October. Donated dried/tinned goods and a retiral offering will go the Glasgow City Mission.
We are delighted that the Rev Marion Perry has been formally attached to our church for three years. This means that she will be taking part in services regularly, helping out with ‘Messy Church’ and all the other work of the church. Great news – welcome Marion!