Silent Auction – Thursday 14 March

The next social event at Cumbernauld Old will be a Silent Auction on Thursday 14th March at 7 for 7.30pm in the Village Church. It promises to be a fun night for all ages, and you can grab a real bargain too. Tickets are £2 and include tea or coffee. Any donations for sale can be handed in at church.

World Day of Prayer: Friday 1 March 2013

This year’s World Day of Prayer service will be held on Friday 1st March at 7 for 7.30pm in the United Reformed Church, Beechwood Road, N. Carbrain.
This year’s service was prepared by the women of France and has the theme “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
All are welcome to attend this Friday: women and men, young and old, friends and strangers.

St Mungo’s Church Fundraising Event – The Power is Within You an Evening with Valerie MacLennan

Special Event: One Evening Only, St Mungo’s Church, Cumbernauld Friday 22nd March at 7.30pm. “In Conversation With” Valerie MacLennan her very own one woman show.

Ever wondered why you have been given:

The Power of Words

The Ability to Choose the Words that you Speak

To Choose the Thoughts we Think

 

Fear and apprehension comes from not knowing the basic laws of life. In recession people are struggling with Finance, Health, Career or Relationships.

A Power Greater than Ourselves:

Where did your gifts come from?

Do you use your gifts to the full?

Are your thoughts controlling you, or, are you controlling them?

Where is God in the Upheaval of your Life? come along and listen to the discussion, it might just ive you a “Light Bulb” Moment.

RELAXED   INFORMATIVE HUMOROUS

Tickets £10.00 each and you may pay at the door or alternatively reserve by Email to valerie@valmac.co.uk all proceeds are going to the church funds.

 

Condorrat news

We are holding a Coffee Morning and Craft Fair on Saturday 16th March from 10am to 12 noon. Tickets are available now at £2 but will also be on sale on the day at the door. The Craft Fair already includes jewellery, cards, handbags and speciality cakes, but tables are still available at a cost of £10 and anyone interested should contact Margaret McCallum on 07799 281 876 / 01236 728086.

The Dinner Dance and Ceilidh held at the Westerwood Hotel on Friday 15th February was a great success and raised an excellent £1,505 towards the Sanctuary Refurbishment Project.

Diary dates – Forthcoming events:

  • Summer Fair – Saturday 18th May at 12 noon
  • Fashion Show – Saturday 21st  September at The Westerwood Hotel
  • Christmas Fayre – Saturday 30th November at 12 noon

Guild – On 6th March there is an open evening (all are welcome) to a presentation on The Making of The Falkirk Wheel. The Daffodil Tea is on 20th March at 7.30 pm with entertainment from The Garngad Foundry Boys Praise Group.  Tickets are £3 and will be on sale shortly.

Count Your Blessings

For the last few years Christian Aid has encouraged people to “Count Your Blessings” during Lent; to spend a little time each day in Lent to count the blessings in your life and reflect on God’s abundant provision with your congregation, your family or your group. This year’s resources – which can be downloaded from their website – explore the idea of who we truly are and how we can support Christian Aid partners who are working tirelessly to help people lead lives free from poverty.

As the introduction on their website puts it “Each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, forty bite-sized reflections will inspire you to give thanks for the blessings in your life, and enable you to step out in prayer and action to help change the lives of the world’s poorest communities.”

For the first time, this year’s resources include a mobile phone app – described thus: “with daily reflections, stunning photography and other tools for your Lenten journey, our fantastic new app for iPads, iPhones and Android devices is available as a free download from the App Store or Google Play.”

Concert

Falkirk Old and St. Modan’s Parish Church (the Church opposite Marks and Spencer on the High Street) are hosting a concert for Christian rock band ‘Superhero’ in the Sanctuary on Sunday March 3rd at 7.30pm. A hugely popular group from Glasgow, Superhero are undertaking their ‘Battle For Your Soul’ spring tour in the next few weeks, playing in churches and high schools throughout the UK.  This concert is aimed at everyone from P7 and above – all are welcome!  The café will be open for tea and coffee for any parents/carers who want to wait in the Church but don’t want to attend the concert. Snacks, juice and merchandise will also be available on the night. It is anticipated that the event will finish around 9.45pm.  Parents/carers are asked to make sure that safe travel arrangements are in place for their children.To find out more about Superhero, go to:

www.superhero.org.uk www.facebook.com/superherouk

Tickets for this fantastic event cost £5 and are available from the Church Office. Tel: 01324 611017. www.foasmpc.org.uk

Enough Food IF campaign

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.

Nearly one billion people go to bed hungry every night and two million children die from malnutrition every year. We’ve made progress in other areas, but hunger is still the great scandal of our age. All around the world, even in the UK, people are struggling to feed their families.

In 2013, the UK Government has promised to provide 0.7 per cent of national income for aid and to host a Hunger Summit. We must make sure they keep these promises. We want our leaders to act on the four big issues that mean so many people do not get enough food: Aid, Tax, Land and Transparency. Find out more, and get involved, from the Church of Scotland website.