Prayer Support for the General Assembly: A Worship Service will take place at Falkirk Old and St Modan’s Parish Church on Sunday 12th May at 7pm. Kay Brown will lead the service and Brightons Praise Band will provide the music. It is hoped that as many people as possible will attend.
Condorrat Parish Church’s latest fund-raising event for the Sanctuary Refurbishment Fund held on Wednesday 24th April was a great evening, enjoyed by all who attended and raised £515. A big ‘THANK YOU’ to all involved.
Just a reminder that all five Church of Scotland congregations are coming together for a joint worship service on Sunday 21st April. This will be held at Abronhill Parish Church with an 11am start-time. For this Sunday the usual worship services in the five churches will be replaced by this one united service.
Denny Old are hosting an evening for ex-military personnel and their families on Wednesday 17th April from 7-9pm. Sandbag Night at Denny Old
Studies have shown that many of those who serve in the armed forces can have difficulty either settling back into civilian life, or experience stress and other related illness many years after they have left the forces. Along with Falkirk Council, Citizens Advice, Veterans Scotland, The Royal British Legion and hopefully the local churches, we want to develop a network of support to help soldiers, sailors, airmen and their families to cope with these changes, and those who may be affected in the future.
If there are people in your church or parish who may benefit from this, please let them know. Thank-you.
It is with regret that this weeks concert that was due to take place this Friday 12th April has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances outwith our control. The concert will be rescheduled at a later date. Refunds will be given out to those who have already purchased tickets.
It has taken us nearly nine years, and lots of hard work, fund-raising and form-filling, but the renovation work on our church roof is due to begin in a couple of weeks. Our church building and Session House will be closed after our Sunday worship service on 14th April for a period of around 18 weeks.
On Sunday 21st April there will be a joint worship service in Abronhill Parish Church for all the five congregations of the Church of Scotland in Cumbernauld and then, from 28th April onwards, our 10.15am service on Sunday mornings will take place in the Village Hall in The Wynd. Our 11.45am services will continue as normal in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch.
This Wednesday, 10 April, Abronhill Guild will be hosting a visit from Glasgow Theatre Guild. If you like music from the musicals then come along and have an enjoyable evening. Payment is £3 per person and can be paid at the door. The evening begins at 8pm and tea and biscuits will be provided. Please spread the word and come and join us for a great evening’s entertainment .
An opportunity to meet our Mission Partner
On Tuesday 16th April at 6.30 pm our Mission Partner, the Headteacher at Tabeetha School in Jaffa, will be visiting us. This is when the Girls’ Brigade meets but the visit is open to all who may wish to come along and perhaps have a chat over a cup of tea/coffee afterwards. As the school celebrates its 150th anniversary this year this is an opportune time for the visit.
Congratulations to our Minister, the Rev Grace Saunders, on her appointment as Convenor of Presbytery’s Church and Community Committee.
Thank you to the Spar Shop in Condorrat for their donation of £127 to the Church.
We are delighted to have been awarded a substantial grant of £30,000 from the Environmental Key Fund (EKF). The Steering Group continues to source grants from a number of other bodies and are also pursuing other sources of funding along with our own fund-raising efforts. The next of these is a Fish supper / beetle drive on Wednesday 24th April at 7pm. Tickets are £7-50 (includes the fish supper) and are available now. All are welcome.
Dairy dates for future events: Saturday 18th May at 12 noon – The Summer Fete; Saturday 21st September 12 noon – The Annual Fashion Show at the Westerwood Hotel; Saturday 30th November – Christmas Fayre.
On Sunday 21st April there will be NO service at Condorrat Parish Church as there will be a Joint Service for the 5 Congregations at Abronhill Parish Church at 11 am.
The Service on 28th April will be conducted by the Rev Marion Perry and will have a particular Youth Focus. Members of the uniformed youth organisations will take some part and there will be a Special Award Presentation.
From Sunday 7th July to Sunday 25th August the Service will start at the earlier time of 10.30 am.