Music Concert at Cumbernauld Old

It has just been intimated that there will be a concert in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Tuesday 11th March at 7.30pm. The concert will feature young musicians from St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and has been organised by one of our members as a fund-raiser for church funds. Some of the young people have played previously at our summer fair and we have been told that the music on the night will be a selection to suit all tastes. We would be delighted if as many people as possible would come along, support the young musicians and make the evening a success.
Tickets will be available at church next Sunday and also on the night for a (yet-to-be-suggested) donation.

World Day of Prayer 2014

WDP 2014 - Streams in the DesertThis year’s World Day of Prayer service will take place in Cornerstone House, 1 Esk Walk, Cumbernauld Town Centre on Friday 7th March at 7.00pm. This year’s theme is ‘Streams in the Desert‘ and the material has been prepared by the women of Egypt. This ecumenical service is an important annual event in the life of the church in Cumbernauld and we hope as many people as possible will be able to come along on the night.

Thinking about the theme: our sisters on the World Day of Prayer Committee in Egypt remind us how streams in the desert supply much needed nutrients for plants, trees and all forms of life to flourish. Also, through the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, they take us much further into our thoughts and enable us to reflect on times when we too went to the well looking for something and met and discovered Jesus who offered us much more and promised Streams of Living Water if we would only trust and believe. His promises never fail.

The Big Promise

This afternoon, Saturday 8th February, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship are taking part in The Big Promise in which couples are invited to reaffirm their wedding vows at the same time across the UK to try and beat the present record in the Guinness Book of World Records. Registration is from 3.30 to 4.30pm – tea and coffee will be available – and the event itself is at 5.00pm.
Cornerstone House is at 1 Esk Walk, Cumbernauld.
Further details at The Big Promise

Condorrat Parish Church

Sanctuary Refurbishment Project Update

We are now approaching the final stages of the refurbishment and are very grateful to the generous grants from WREN and EKF, along with The Church of Scotland General Trustees and others.  The floor has been completely replaced; internal doors and lighting renewed; under-floor heating installed and a doorway now leads to a new fire corridor; externally a ramp and steps have been constructed and there is new lighting at the front entrance with new entrance doors.  When the floor around the former Sanctuary vestibule was being dismantled, the remains of a newspaper called The Glasgow News dated 19th/20th November 1879 was discovered.  This will be tidied up and framed for everyone to see.  We now begin the ‘decorating and finishing stages’ of the project along with the refurbishment and re-installation of the Organ.

‘Condorrat Has Talent’- Friday 28 February at 7pm

Rehearsals are well underway and a group of young people from the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades are practising in preparation for the show which is to be held in the Church Hall on Friday 28 February at 7pm.  Tickets are now available at a cost of £5 adults and £2 children (includes tea and biscuits) – proceeds in aid of the Organ Fund.  Do come along for a great evening of entertainment.

Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade

Plans are underway for a Boys’ Brigade reunion on Saturday 8 March at 7 pm in the Church Hall.  Their Captain writes “Along with pictures, trophies and various bits and pieces of BB interest there will be an opportunity to see a DVD of the 50th Anniversary Show which was held at Greenfaulds High School.  Please try and spread the word as I am sure there will be a lot of ex-members who would love to meet up again.”

This year the Girls’ Brigade is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Company.

The Sunday School has restarted for the new year and welcomes all children between 3 and 11 years old. They would like to thank everyone who supported the children at the Nativity Service and say the £60 received from the tea and coffee served afterwards will be used to buy resources for their work.

At their meeting on 5 February The Guild will have a visit from our local Librarian and on 19 February they have a joint meeting with Abronhill Guild to hear more about one of their projects ‘Out of Africa into Malta’.  On 5 March they will have a ‘Daffodil Tea’ and will be entertained by The Sweet Harmony Barber Shop Group.  Tickets, priced £3 will be on sale shortly.

A Group for Carers commenced on 30 January at 10 am at the Manse.  Anyone interested in joining the group can obtain more details from the Minister.

The Social Committee has organised a varied programme of events for the year.  Following ‘Condorrat Has Talent’ there will be the ever popular Fish Supper / Beetle Drive on Wednesday 12 March.  The first Craft Fair of the year will be held on 26 April and our Annual Summer Fete will be held on 17 May.  There will be more details of these in a future posting.