Condorrat Parish Church – Organ Refurbishment Project partly funded by a grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund

A Concert and Exhibition by children from P5/6 of Baird Memorial Primary School will be held at Condorrat Church on Wednesday, 28 May at 7 pm.  Tickets are free but limited – for further information please contact Mrs Ann Kenny tel:01236 732377.  The Exhibition can be viewed in The Church Halls from Thursday 29 May to Saturday 31 May from 10 am – 4 pm each day.  Admission is free.

Something Fishy in Abronhill

There’s something fishy going on at J.A.F.A. Church on Sunday 25th May!

People remember Jonah for being in the belly of a great fish for three days, but what tends to be forgotten is that he didn’t trust God to carry through on his idea, so Jonah disobeyed him, went in the opposite direction and caused chaos!

He found a ship which took him to Spain but in the middle of the sea a great storm brewed up, causing panic and confusion among the sailors. Jonah was thrown overboard which is where he found himself in the belly of a whale, and was spat out three days later – obviously he wasn’t palatable to the whale! He then decided it was best to obey God, spoke his word to the people of Nineveh and then went into a sulk. Come along and join us at Abronhill Parish Church on the afternoon of 25th May to find out more!

Activities for this month’s J.A.F.A. Church include making a CD rom fish, blowing fish shapes across the room, making tissue paper fish, paper plate fish with Jonah in the belly of the whale, and fishing Jonah out of the whale’s belly using magnets. Our meal is on the fishy theme too with fish fingers and chips. Hope you can come along and join in the fun!

Condorrat Parish Church

What a busy few days we have had:

The Sanctuary and Organ were rededicated by Mrs Marjorie Williamson, Moderator of Falkirk Presbytery on Thursday evening, 15 May.  This lovely Service of worship and thanksgiving was very well-attended and afterwards, in the Church Halls, delicious refreshments were enjoyed by all.

Saturday, 17 May was the Annual Summer Fete when an amazing £1,266 was raised towards the Sanctuary Refurbishment Project. THANK YOU to all who made this possible.

Finally, at our Service on Sunday, 18 May, Alistair Robertson (ordained as an Elder elsewhere) was welcomed and introduced to the congregation and Long-Service Awards were given to John Newlands and Anne Taylor, our Organist.  Congratulations!

Christian Aid Week 11-17 May 2014

This year’s Christian Aid Week TV advert tells the story of Wayisaba and her three brothers and sisters, Chance, Stive, and Clemence. They were separated from their parents when rebels attacked their village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They were reunited a year later by Christian Aid partner CBCA, the Central African Baptist Community.

Theirs is just one story; real people helped by other real people, such as you and me. You can donate at and you can read more about Wayisaba’s story here.

1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade

The 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade Company, attached to Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, will be holding their annual display this Thursday 15th May at 7pm in the Forge Centre, Balloch. Please come along and show your support for the officers, leaders and boys as they show what they can do – and help the company fund-raise for Christian Aid Week at the refreshments stall at the interval. See you there!

Home is where the heart is

Messy Church logoMessy Church is back on Sunday 11 May – the fun starts at 3pm in the Forge Centre in Ben Lawers Drive, Balloch, G68 9ND.
Messy Church is a couple of hours of crafts, activities, songs and stories and is suitable for all the family.
The theme for this month is all about ‘homes’ and ‘places to live’, which is the theme for this year’s Christian Aid Week, as Sunday also marks the start of that. We might also be telling the story of the Three Little Piggies!
Everyone welcome: hope you can join us.

Three Little Pigs

Cumbernauld Audio News

Cumbernauld Audio News (CAN) provides recordings of local newspapers for people who are blind or partially-sighted. They urgently need technicians to help with both the recordings and the duplication of audio material. Are you good with computers or recording equipment?
If so, and you can spare a couple of Wednesday afternoons each month, then please contact Marina Armitage (01236 725342) as soon as possible – she’ll be delighted to hear from you. Thanks.