Cumbernauld Old Parish Church would like to say a BIG ‘thank-you’ to everyone who helped make our Christmas Fair on Saturday 24th November such a success.
That includes everyone who set things up on Friday evening, all who donated and contributed to the stalls and those who sold as much as they could on the day, all who slaved over hot teas and coffees for the huge numbers of visitors, the Brownies and the wonderful Jazz Group for entertaining us so handsomely, Santa for helping whip up the Christmas enthusiasm in our younger visitors and all other helpers too many to mention.
Thanks, also, to all who came and spent their money supporting us – we’ll update you with the total amount raised as soon as we can – and, finally, to Elizabeth Snedden and Anne Morrison for all their hard work over many weeks organising such a successful fair.
Cumbernauld Old are holding their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 24th November in the Village Hall from 10.30am – 12.30pm. There will be all the usual stalls, including books, toys & games, soft goods, home-baking, groceries, and more. There will be games and a chance to win prizes, a tearoom and, for our younger visitors, a rather special guest!
We hope this Fair will be a huge success, especially with Project ROCK likely to kick off in early 2013, and we look forward to welcoming everyone on Saturday morning!
Kildrum Parish Church has advised that its special service dates for December are as follows:
2nd – First Sunday in Advent. Holy Communion at 10.30am and 3pm
9th – Festival of Light Service at Kildrum at 7pm
16th – 50th Anniversary of Dedication of the Church building. Uniformed Organisations’ Parade and Nativity Play
24th – Christmas Eve service at 7pm
25th – Christmas Day Service at 10.30am
Abronhill Parish Church are holding their last breakfast of the year. All men are invited. You don’t have to be connected to any of the Five Churches. The food cannot be described as healthy. We serve rolls filled with sausage and bacon. Cereal if you wish, fruit juice and tea or coffee. We start eating at 09:00 approx. Have a time of worship and prayers followed by an invited speaker. We finish at 11:30 or thereabouts
Teams of 3 or 4 people are invited to take part in a Quiz Night being held in Kildrum Parish Church on Wednesday 21st November starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £1.50 per person and there will be tea, coffee, soft drinks, hot dogs and biscuits on sale at the interval. All proceeds go to Christian Aid.
The five Church of Scotland congregations will be uniting for a joint worship service on Sunday 18th November.
The service will take place in Kildrum Parish Church at 11am. The usual services in Abronhill, Condorrat, Cumbernauld Old and St Mungo’s will not take place that morning and it also means a different start-time for the people at Kildrum. All welcome!
The final Day Tripper outing arranged by Cumbernauld Old for 2012 is on Wednesday 14th November to Glasgow to visit Glasgow Cathedral, St Mungo’s Museum & Provand’s Lordship (time permitting). If you fancy coming along, just turn up at 10am at the South Bus Bay on Central Way, Cumbernauld Town Centre and bring either a sandwich lunch or money for the excellent tearoom. All welcome – hope to see you on the 14th!
On Sunday 11th November there will be an act of worship and remembrance at the Village War Memorial at 10.45am, incorporating a two-minute silence at 11.00am. The morning worship service in the Parish Church will follow at approximately 11.15am, i.e. about an hour later than our usual start-time. The Remembrance Day worship service at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch will be at the usual time of 11.45am.
Abronhill Church’s fundraising committtee are looking for the following for their Christmas Event on 1st December – Homebaking, Craft items – knitting, sewing, paper crafts, crochet etc., Books, DVD’s, CD’s. If you have any unwanted or not needed birthday or Christmas gifts taking up space then we would love to take them from you. We would also appreciate donations for the tea room. Any goods left unsold on the day will either be given to Loaves and Fishes or donated to the British Heart Foundation Charity Shop.
The year 2012 marks the 125th anniversary of the Church of Scotland Guild. The Guild branch in Abronhill is marking this momentous occasion with an evening of celebration to be held during Guild week on November 21st. We would like to extend a warm invitation to all past and present members of the Guild to join us for this celebration. We look forward to seeing many past, present and future members of the Church of Scotland Guild in the Church hall at 8pm on Wednesday 21st November.