Bible Society Fundraising Concert at St Mungo’s Parish Church

St Mungo’s Parish Church is the venue for another Bible Society fundraising event – this time hosting the Campsie Accordion and Fiddle Club. The concert is taking place on Friday 23rd May at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £4 for adults with children under 12 just £1 including tea, coffee and biscuits. Tickets can be purchased from Margaret Howie at St Mungo’s or just pay at the door.

Condorrat Parish Church

Our Craft Fair and Coffee Morning held yesterday was a great success raising £600 towards the Sanctuary Refurbishment Project.  A big ‘thank you’ to the organisers, stall holders, those ‘manning’ the refreshments and, of course, all who attended.

A Re-Dedication Service for the Sanctuary and Organ will be held on 15 May at 7 pm.  Tea and coffee will be served afterwards in the hall.  

Future events:

Spring Fayre – Saturday 17 May 12 noon – 2 pm
Condorrat Gala Day – Saturday 21 June (time tba) – Condorrat Church doing the refreshments
Ladies Lunch and Fashion Show at the Westerwood Hotel – 4 October 12 noon

More details of these events in future postings.

JAFA Church – April

Our JAFA Church at Abronhill looks at the story of Nehemiah this month!

Nehemiah was a brilliant manager and leader. By his example, he led the Israelites to take pride in their fallen and ransacked city of Jerusalem and set them to the task of rebuilding the city’s walls. He gathered men around him, set them the task, and with a sword in one hand to ward off would-be attackers, he set them to work. Come and join us this Sunday 27th April at Abronhill Parish Church to find out more about Nehemiah and also Ezra, the priest, who found and read from the Book of the Law, encouraging the Israelites back to God. There will be junk modelling, building walls and much more – hope you can join us!

Holy Week and Easter 2014

A number of services and events are taking place in Cumbernauld to mark Holy Week & Easter. These include:

Monday 14 April

  • 7.30pm Holy Week Worship – Abronill Parish Church

Tuesday 15 April

  • 7.30pm Holy Week Worship – Abronill Parish Church

Wednesday 16 April

  • 7.30pm Holy Week Worship – Abronill Parish Church

Thursday 17 April (Maundy Thursday)

  • 7.00pm Sacrament of Holy Communion – Condorrat Parish Church – there will be a retiring offering for Christian Aid
  • 7.00pm Maundy Thursday service, including the stripping of the church – Kildrum Parish Church
  • 7.30pm Holy Week Worship – Abronill Parish Church
  • 7.30pm Sacrament of Holy Communion – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

Friday 18 April (Good Friday)

  • 11.00am Good Friday Walk of Witness, arranged by Cumbernauld Churches Together, starting from Sacred Heart Church (please be there at 10.45am) and then through the Town Centre via Kildrum Parish Church, Church of the Holy Name, Cornerstone Church and finishing at United Reformed Church, where tea and coffee are served at 1pm (approx.)
  • 12 noon Vigil at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church until 3pm. A time for quiet prayer and reflection in the Church with a reading, meditation and prayer given each hour and half hour. You are welcome to come and stay for as long as you wish during the above times.
  • 12 noon Good Friday Vigil at Kildrum Parish Church until 3pm. Please feel free to come and go at any time during this period. The Minister and Deacon will read / reflect and lead prayer on the quarter hour.
  • 7.00pm Good Friday worship – Condorrat Parish Church – there will be a retiring offering for Christian Aid
  • 7.30pm Holy Week Worship – Abronill Parish Church

Sunday 20 April (Easter Day)

  • 7.00am Holy Communion in the Chancel Garden of Kildrum Parish Church, followed by breakfast
  • 10.15am Easter Day worship – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
  • 10.30am Easter Day worship – Kildrum Parish Church
  • 11.00 Easter Day worship – Condorrat Parish Church
  • 11.15am Easter Day worship – Abronhill Parish Church
  • 11.15am Easter Day worship – St Mungo’s Parish Church
  • 11.45am Easter Day worship – Forge Community Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)

We'll update this list as we hear of any additions or changes – these are the services we know about at the time of publication.

Imagining Scotland’s Future

Imagining Scotland's FutureA discussion on the theme of Imagining Scotland’s Future will take place in Kildrum Parish Church on Tuesday 29th April at 7.30pm.

Although the Church of Scotland will remain impartial on the question of Scotland’s independence, the Church believes that it is vital to encourage public participation in this momentous decision about Scotland’s constitutional future by creating space for people to think about what values they want to underpin Scottish society and what shared vision we can aspire to – read more on the Kirk’s website.

Cumbernauld & District Community Food Co-op

We have received the following request from the above organisation:

Volunteering Opportunities

Healthy Eating pictureWe are looking for people who would like to commit some time to assist with the promotion of nutrition and health by helping people to access fresh fruit and vegetables at reasonable cost. We have opportunities for volunteers to work with various groups within the community, which is rewarding and enjoyable as well as promoting health and well-being.

There will be some simple training provided and you can be involved for a few hours a week or more if you are the right candidate for the job. We are also looking for drivers as well as sales persons.

For further information please contact Jackie at 07707 564339.

Toddlers’ Praise – Saturday 5th April

Cumbernauld Old’s first Toddlers’ Praise service for this year takes place on Saturday 5th April at 11am(-ish) in the Parish Church.

We hope that all toddlers will bring along their parents and/or grand-parents, aunties & uncles for songs, stories and games along an Easter theme. There may even be some chocolate to be had (with tea/coffee and biscuits for the grown-ups). We invite the young ones coming along to dress up for Easter (maybe by wearing an Easter bonnet?) and to please bring along a chocolate Easter Egg which will go to children in Glasgow who otherwise wouldn’t get one.