Abronhill Parish Church have started a new initiative called J.A.F.A. (Jesus and Families Altogether) Church which is designed for families. There will be crafts and other activities, a meal and worship from 4-6pm if you wish to come along. The first one last Sunday went well and the next J.A.F.A. Church will be on Sunday 24th February from 4-6pm with the theme of “God’s Love”. Hope to see you there!
Kildrum’s Drop-In has re-started after the Christmas and New Year break. It takes place in the Hall of Friendship on Monday mornings (starting at 9.30am) during term time. It provides a meeting place, a chance to chat and tea / coffee / toast. A crèche is provided and all are welcome.
The Social Committee of Kildrum Parish Church is holding a Burns Evening this Friday (1st February) at the British Legion, South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld. It is not too traditional with only the Address and possibly one poem. There is also a buffet for people who don’t like haggis! Tickets cost £7, please note there is a minimum age of 18, and can be obtained from Fay McIntyre (01236) 738235.
The world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food.
We can change this in 2013. IF we act together, we can make this year the beginning of the end for global hunger.
In 2013 our government has promised to increase life-saving aid to poor countries to 0.7% of national income. We have to hold them to this promise. In 2013 the UK is also chairing the G8 summit- bringing together leaders of the world’s richest countries. If we put them under enough pressure, G8 leaders can act to tackle hunger and its causes. It is a huge opportunity. We must take it.
Find out more at http://enoughfoodif.org
The Points North team from Condorrat and Cumbernauld Old Parish Churches hold their first Messy Church this coming weekend. Described as ‘a fresh new way of experiencing church’, Messy Church is a couple of hours of fun and mess; a time to come together and enjoy crafts and activities, hear stories from the Bible and share in a time of celebration and dinner.
Messy Church is aimed at people of all ages and interests, those who attend church and those who don’t.
It all kicks off on Sunday 27th January from 4pm in the Forge Community Centre, Ben Lawyers Drive, Balloch/Eastfield.
Cumbernauld Churches Together are marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with short worship services at 12 noon every day from Monday 21 to Friday 25 January in the Church of The Holy Name, Seafar. These will be followed by a simple soup and roll lunch.
Condorrat Parish Church is holding a fund raising event – a Dinner Dance at the Westerwood Hotel on Friday 15th February from 7.30 pm till midnight. This should be a great evening with a 3-course meal and a Ceilidh Band. Tickets cost £25 and there are still some available from the church so why not join us and bring your friends (tables seat ten people).
Kay Brown, a Reader with The Church of Scotland living in Falkirk, has written her first book which is a collection of meditations for Lent and Easter.
Falkirk Christian Bookshop is pleased to be hosting a launch event for Kay’s book. This will include Kay reading from her book, a chance to meet and speak with her and have your book signed as well as partaking in refreshments.
This event will take place on Saturday 19th January at 2pm in The Falkirk Christian Centre, 1 Glebe Street, Falkirk, FK1 1HX – upstairs from the bookshop.
All of Kildrum’s organisations start back over the next couple of weeks. We’ll update the details as we get the info, but for now…
- 3rd Cumbernauld Brownies, 3rd Cumbernauld Guides and 1st Cumbernauld Rangers start back on Wednesday 9th January (Brownies meet from 6 – 7.45pm, the Guides and Rangers from 7.45 – 9.30pm). Please note, however, that these groups are full and anyone wishing to join would need to go on a waiting list.
- 16th Cumbernauld Brownies start back on Thursday 10th January, from 6 – 7.30pm and there are spaces for new members.
- 5th Cumbernauld Rainbows start back on Saturday 12th January at 10 – 11.30am. They have spaces available.
GirlGuiding UK has introduced a new system called Join Us which any new girls or adult volunteers can go to (if they have never been a part of Guiding before) and enter their top 3 choices of Groups to attend. An email is then sent to the Guider-in-Charge asking if they have spaces available. The Guider-in-Charge can then reply with the details. The GirlGuiding UK website (click on the link above) has more details.