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 December. Worship 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

A BIG Thank-You

COPC Christmas Fair 2012
The calm before the storm!

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.

Christmas Fair at Cumbernauld Old

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 December Dates

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

Men’s Breakfast

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

The next breakfast will be on 26 Jan 2013.

Joint Worship Service

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!

Day Trippers (3)

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!

Lest We Forget

Red PoppyJust to confirm, here are the worship service times for our five churches this Remembrance Day – Sunday 11th November:

Abronhill 10.45am

Condorrat 10.30am, plus short act of worship at the memorial wall at 12 noon

Cumbernauld Old 10.45 at the Village War Memorial, followed by morning worship in church at 11.15am. Also worship at the Forge Community Centre at 11.45am.

Kildrum 10.30am

St. Mungo’s 10.45am

Remembrance Sunday at Cumbernauld Old

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 Christmas Event

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.

Abronhill Guild

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.