Abronhill Church Fundraiser

Our fundraising committee in conjunction with Hazel Paterson & Cumbernauld Rostrum Club are organising a fundraising evening on Saturday 15 March at 7pm. This will be an evening of entertainment with songs, funny speeches etc. Tickets are priced at £6 and includes a fish supper. Tickets are now available from John Manson at the Church.

Cumbernauld Old’s new look

Cumbernauld Old returned to their Parish Church building for worship this morning after the completion of work on the church roof. After an absence of nine months or so, it’s fair to say that everyone present was taken aback by the transformation. It’s great to see the old place looking so new!

Worship takes place in the Parish Church every Sunday at 10.15am and in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch at 11.45am. We assure you of a warm welcome at either service.

Cumbernauld Old returned to their Parish Church building for worship this morning after the completion of work on the church roof. After an absence of nine months or so, it's fair to say that everyone present was taken aback by the transformation. It's great to see the old place looking so new!

Cumbernauld Old announce re-opening of church building

Cumbernauld Old are delighted to announce that, all being well, we will be back in our Parish Church building for our 10.15am worship service this Sunday 26th January.

It has been a long time coming, nearly nine months, but barring any last-minute unforeseen circumstances we’ll be back in the church building for worship in just a few days’ time.

Our 11.45am services continue, of course, at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch and we’d be delighted to welcome you to either of our worship centres on Sunday.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Cumbernauld Churches Together are marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by holding a series of daily reflections from Monday 20th – Friday 24th January from 12.30pm – 1.00pm, followed by a soup lunch, at the Church of the Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar, Cumbernauld. All are welcome.

Moderator leads worship at St Mungo’s

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Lorna Hood, preached at a joint ecumenical worship service last night in St Mungo’s Parish Church, Cumbernauld. Representatives from other churches also took part in the service and there was an opportunity for a ‘meet & greet’ afterwards.

The service marked the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and had as its theme “Is Christ Divided?” from 1 Corinthians 1: 1 – 17.

Click on an image below to enlarge it and view the pictures from the event as a slideshow.

Into the Lion’s Den at J.A.F.A. Church

January’s J.A.F.A. Church at Abronhill Parish Church will centre around the Old Testament story of Daniel and his three friends. Although they were under the rule of the king, they refused to conform to his laws, declaring that they would obey only God’s law.

They “dared to be different” and gained respect and admiration from their peers and the king himself. Daniel was saved from a terrible death when he was thrown into a den full of hungry lions and his three friends were saved from burning alive in a furnace, all by God’s saving power and grace.

Come along to Abronhill Parish Church on Sunday 26th January and find out more! Activities will all centre around this great book found in the Old Testament.

‘Condorrat Has Talent’ Concert postponed

The concert, originally planned for Friday, 17th January, has been postponed until Friday, 28th February at 7.30 pm. Tickets already bought will remain valid for the new date.  If anyone has paid for a ticket and cannot manage the new date they should return it to whoever sold it to them for a refund. The concert will be held in Condorrat Church Hall and we look forward to a great night of entertainment.

Moderator to visit Cumbernauld

Rt Rev Lorna Hood, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of ScotlandThe Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Rev Lorna Hood, and her husband Peter will be visiting Falkirk Presbytery from Saturday 18th – Sunday 26th January. During her visit she will be preaching at a joint ecumenical service at St Mungo’s Parish Church, Cumbernauld.

The service has been organised by the five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld and takes place on Sunday 19th January, starting at 6.30pm. We hope that she will receive a warm welcome and are looking forward to hearing her preach.

The Moderator will also be visiting the Antonine Shopping Centre in the town on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st January, while other engagements during her visit to Falkirk Presbytery will include church services at Larbert Old, Abbotsgrange (Grangemouth) and Bo’ness St Andrew’s as well as visits to INEOS in Grangemouth, Strathcarron Hospice, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Polmont Young Offenders Institution and the Falkirk Wheel.

Kildrum to host Male Voice Choir

Kildrum Parish Church is having a concert by the Cumbernauld Male Voice Choir in aid of Church funds. The concert takes place on Friday 31st January, starting at 7.30pm and tickets are £4 donation available by phoning Jane at (01236) 613260 or you can pay at the door.

The programme is a mix of styles, from Choral Standards to Show songs to Scottish songs (with the occasional pop song thrown in too!) We hope you will come along and enjoy a good evening of good music!

Kildrum puts on a show!

Kildrum Parish Church are presenting their Pantomime “The Pirate Prince” at the end of the month. The money raised will help to pay off the new sound system with anything left over going to the next panto.

The show was written and directed by Natalie Dunn and involves members of the congregation, members of the various Youth Uniformed Organisations and even our Minister makes a hilarious appearance as Dolly, the ship’s cook!

Performance times are:

  • Friday 24th January @ 7pm,
  • Saturday 25th January @ 7pm, and
  • Sunday 26th January @ 2pm.

Tickets are suggested donation of £5 for adults and £2.50 for children under 16. For tickets phone Natalie or Hilda at (01236) 720874 or you can pay at the door.

Messy Church January 2014

Messy Church logoThe first Points North Messy Church of 2014 takes place next Sunday 12th January in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch.

We have a new start-time of 3pm and will aim to finish around 5pm.

We’re starting off the year by looking at some people and stories from the Bible – January’s theme will be ‘Noah’ so expect some animal-themed crafts and songs, and perhaps even a wee surprise with our food near the end of the afternoon.

So please come along next Sunday – you don’t have to come in two-by-two! – and remember our earlier start-time of 3pm. Hope to see you there!

Moderator’s New Year message

“Dream with me of a world where children do not go to bed hungry or in fear; where the lonely and the elderly are cared for with dignity and respect; where the poor and vulnerable are not the prey of those with few scruples. Dream with me of a world where we can live in peace, respectful of one another’s beliefs.”

The words are those of the Moderator of the General Assembly in her New Year Message for 2014. Read the full text here.