Christmas Greetings!

The angel said to the shepherds, “I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people. This very day in David’s town your Saviour was born — Christ the Lord! And this is what will prove it to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”

The five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld wish you joy and peace this Christmas.

Christmas at Kildrum

Kildrum Parish Church’s Christmas services are as follows:
Christmas Eve service is at 7.00pm and should last about an hour.
Christmas Day has a short family service from 10.30 – 11.00am where children will be invited to bring along one of their presents to show to the Deacon and congregation… don’t worry, it’s just a bit of fun, nothing to be nervous about!
Hope you will be able to join us.

Christmas & New Year at Abronhill

There will be two Christmas Eve services at Abronhill Church. Firstly, there is a family service from 6.30pm-7pm to which all families are invited. If you have young children and are unable to make the later service then this is for you. The Watchnight Service begins at 11.30pm with carols & Bible readings telling the wondrous story.

A reminder that JAFA Church will take place on Sunday 29th from 4pm – 6pm. The theme for this month is ‘Twixmas’ – what happened after Jesus was born in the stable.

A Hogmanay Social will be held on Tuesday 31st December starting at 10pm For 11pm. Come along and enjoy the fellowship and bring in 2014 especially if you would otherwise be on your own.

A very Happy & Holy Christmas to you all.

Christmas Eve at St Mungo’s

St Mungo’s Parish Church are holding a Christmas Eve Service at 7.30pm.
This will very much be a family occasion with lots of Carols and possibly some mince pies! A warm welcome will be offered to all.
Remember also this is Rev Jenkinson’s second last service with us before he leaves at the end of the year. See you there!

Cumbernauld Old worship services

Unfortunately, the building work on the church roof at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church isn’t yet complete and so our 11.30pm service on Christmas Eve will take place in the Village Hall in the Wynd (there will be an earlier service at 7.30pm in Forge Centre, Balloch) and there will be no morning service on Christmas Day as we had hoped.
Our 10.15am worship services for the next three Sundays (29 December, 5 and 12 January) will also take place in the Village Hall with the 11.45am services continuing as normal in the Forge. We’ll post an update as soon as we have a confirmed re-entry date to the church building.

JAFA Church at Abronhill

JAFA Church (Jesus And Families Altogether) takes place at Abronhill Parish Church on the last Sunday of every month from 4 – 6pm. Our next get-together will be on Sunday 29th December when JAFA Church’s theme will be ‘Twixmas’ – what happened after Jesus was born.
Activities include games, colouring in, cutting out and sticking together, making Christingles and much more.
We hope you will be able to come along and join in!:-)

The Rainbow Trees

The annual Rainbow Service at Cumbernauld Old was held yesterday in the Village Hall. The smaller of the two trees will now be taken to the Forge Centre at Balloch and the larger will be placed in the Parish Church once we move back in after the renovations are complete (hopefully later this week).
Both trees will remain in place until Easter, and anyone visiting the Parish Church or worshipping at the Forge is invited to tie a ribbon to the tree in memory of a loved one.

Cumbernauld Old Rainbow Trees 2013

Cumbernauld Old Rainbow Trees 2013

Cumbernauld Old Rainbow Trees 2013

(Photos courtesy of Neale Gibson)

Rainbow Service at Cumbernauld Old

Rainbow Service at Cumbernauld Old 15 December 2013This Sunday afternoon (15th December) Cumbernauld Old Parish Church holds its annual Rainbow Service in the Village Hall in The Wynd, starting at 3pm. This service of memorial and remembrance is especially for those who have been bereaved – recently or long ago – and who find the ‘jolly’ side of Christmas painful and who wish to remember loved ones quietly. It will last about 45 minutes and there will be tea and coffee afterwards.
Please note that the service is not suitable for very young children (under three) – we apologise but we are unable to provide a crèche this year.

Condorrat Parish Church – December Services

15th December

Morning Worship at 11 am

Carols by Candlelight at 7 pm

22nd December

Morning Worship at 11 am

24th December

Watchnight Service at 11.30 pm with carol singing from 11 pm

25th December

Christmas Day Family Service at 10.30 am

29th December

Morning Worship at 11 am

All Services will be conducted in the Church Hall

Christmas Messy Church

Come along and join the Points North Messy Church team at the Forge Community Centre in Balloch this Sunday 8 December when we will be looking forward to Christmas. The celebration will remind everyone of the Christmas Story and we’ll be sharing Christmas songs. Crafts will include making a nativity scene, a Messy Church Christmas Tree, angels, reindeer, Christmas cards and decorated baubles. This month’s Messy Church will end with some party food to help us look forward to celebrating Christmas. The Messy Church Team are looking forward to seeing you all there on Sunday. The fun starts at 4pm.

Cumbernauld Churches Together

Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Advent Reflections on Tuesdays 3rd, 10th & 17th December. They start at 7 for 7.30pm and take place at Church of the Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar. Everyone is welcome to attend any of these meditations.

On Sunday 8th December we celebrate Christmas with our annual Festival of Light Service, otherwise known as Carols by Candlelight. The service will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Kyle Road, Kildrum, starting at 7.30pm and will feature the Columban Singers, St Margaret of Scotland Primary School Choir and Croy Silver Band. We suggest a donation of £2 (children free) with all the proceeds going to Christian Aid and the Third World Group of Sacred Heart Church.