Easter J.A.F.A at Abronhill

Abronhill Parish Church hosts its next J.A.F.A. Church this Sunday, 31st March, starting at 4pm.

J.A.F.A. Church (Jesus and Families Altogether) is for families only,  so adults must be accompanied by children, and children must be accompanied by an adult they know – parent, grandparent, etc. It is a time of family worship, crafts and activities where people can get to know each other and get to know Jesus.
All welcome!

Messy Church – 31st March

Messy Church logoThe next Messy Church organised by Condorrat and Cumbernauld Old Parish Churches will be happening at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch this coming Sunday, Easter Day, starting around 4pm.
Messy Church is a couple of hours of fun and mess; a time for people to come together and enjoy crafts and activities, hear stories from the Bible, ending with a time of celebration and then dinner. Messy Church is open to everyone and the Points North Messy Church team will be delighted to welcome you there.

DEC Syria Crisis Appeal

DEC Disasters Emergency Committee logoTwo years of war have had a devastating impact on many Syrian families and have left more than four million people in need of aid. In many parts of the country the health system has effectively collapsed, water supplies have been cut and food is in short supply.

In addition, over one million people have now fled to the neighbouring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. Refugees are arriving at camps which are already stretched to capacity, and many families are living in crude shelters they have built themselves, with host families in overcrowded conditions or in partially finished buildings. Please help if you can at www.dec.org.uk.

Toddlers’ Praise

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is holding its Easter Toddlers’ Praise tomorrow, Saturday 23rd March, starting around 11am. This is a time of songs, stories, prayers and activities for the wee ones and their families with tea/coffee for the grown-ups and juice for the youngsters.

We invite those attending to bring along, if they wish, a small chocolate Easter Egg – these will be passed on to children in the Glasgow area, via the Social Work Department, who wouldn’t otherwise get one. Thank you.

Condorrat Church – Fundraising events

We are delighted to report that last Saturday’s Coffee Morning and Craft Fair raised the sum of £861 towards our Sanctuary Refurbishment Fund.  Many thanks to all involved.

Our next event to raise money for this Fund is a Fish supper / beetle drive on Wednesday April 24th at 7pm.  Tickets are £7-50 ( includes the fish supper ) and are available now from:

Margaret McCallum (01236 728086 / 07799281876)
Anne Russell (01236 611087 / 07877000916)
Lorna McKeown (01236 612731 / 07764770128)

It should be a great evening and everyone is welcome!

Abronhill Church Spring Fayre

Abronhill Church will be holding its annual Spring Fayre this Saturday 23 March in the Church Hall. Stalls will include a Lucky Dip, Bric a Brac, Toiletries, Home Baking and Fancy Goods. There will also be a tearoom so why not come along and enjoy lunch with us?

Please come along and have a great time browsing our stalls. Let’s make it a great day and one to raise funds for the much-needed ongoing work of the Church here in Abronhill. Doors open at 12 noon.

Holy Week & Easter 2013

The five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld are holding a number of worship services and activities during Holy Week, which starts on Palm Sunday, 24th March. The details are listed below. All are open to everyone and we hope you will join us during this special time for the Christian church.

Saturday 23rd March

  • 11.00am Toddlers’ Praise, Cumbernauld Old – songs, prayers, stories and activities on an Easter theme for the wee ones and their families. We invite those attending this service (or our Palm Sunday services on the 24th) to bring along a small chocolate Easter Egg to be passed on to children in the Glasgow area, via the Social Work Department, who wouldn’t otherwise get one. Thank you.

Palm Sunday 24th March

  • 10.15am Morning Worship, Cumbernauld Old
  • 10.30am Morning Worship, Kildrum, including youth organisations’ parade
  • 11.00am Morning Worship, Condorrat
  • 11.15am Morning Worship, Abronhill
  • 11.15am Morning Worship, St Mungo’s
  • 11.45am Morning Worship, Forge Community Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)

Monday 25th March

  • 7.30pm Worship Service, Abronhill

Tuesday 26th March

  • 7.30pm Worship Service, Abronhill

Wednesday 27th March

  • 7.30pm Worship Service, Abronhill

Thursday 28th March

  • 7.00pm Paschal Meal, Kildrum, in the large hall – a commemoration of the Last Supper, including a meal and Holy Communion.
  • 7.00pm Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Condorrat
  • 7.30pm Worship Service, Abronhill
  • 7.30pm Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Cumbernauld Old

Good Friday 29th March

  • 11.00am – 1.00pm (approx) Good Friday Walk of Witness, organised by Cumbernauld Churches Together. This starts from Sacred Heart Church and visits Kildrum Parish Church, Church of the Holy Name and Cornerstone Christian Fellowship with a short act of worship at each before finishing at the United Reformed Church where there will be a snack lunch.
  • 12 noon – 3.00pm Good Friday vigil, Cumbernauld Old. A time of silence and reflection with readings and prayers on the hour and half-hour.
  • 12 noon – 3.00pm Good Friday vigil, Kildrum. Please feel free to come at any time during this period. The Minister and Deacon will lead reflections, readings and prayer on the quarter hour.
  • 7.00pm Worship Service, Condorrat
  • 7.30pm Worship Service, Abronhill

Easter Day – Sunday 31st March

  • 7.00am Early morning service, Kildrum, with Holy Communion. This will take place in the Chancel Garden and will be followed by breakfast in the large hall.
  • 10.30am Morning Worship, Kildrum
  • 11.00am Morning Worship, Condorrat
  • 11.15am Morning Worship, Abronhill
  • 11.15am Morning Worship, St Mungo’s
  • 11.45am Morning Worship, Forge Community Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old). The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at this service.
  • 4.00pm – 6.00pm Messy Church, Forge Community Centre, Balloch – stories, crafts and activities, followed by a time of celebration and a meal – for people of all ages.

Condorrat Church – events this weekend

A coffee morning with home baking and craft fair is being held this 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.  All are very welcome!

The Annual General Meeting of the communicants on the Roll of Condorrat Parish Church will be held in the Sanctuary on Sunday 17th March immediately following the 11.00am Service.

Day Trippers: Burrell Collection

The first ‘Day Tripper’ outing of the year will be on Wednesday 13th March to the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.
Anyone can come along: just turn up at 10am at the South Bus Stance on Central Way, Cumbernauld Town Centre and either bring a sandwich lunch or money for the tearoom. We will then return to Cumbernauld at a time to suit.
If anyone wants to spend longer at the venue than others, then that is no problem – we are using public transport so they can catch a later bus home if they wish. Remember to bring your bus pass if you have one – or money for the bus fare if you don’t. It’s as simple as that. All welcome!