Any budding musicians or lyricists out there? We need your talents!
The Book of Psalms is the songbook of the Bible – David (yes the shepherd and great king) wrote many, if not all, of the Psalms, and you’ll find many emotions within the Psalms just as you will in any pop song today – love, betrayal, justice, praise, peace, contentment.
For those of a certain age, did you know that the Boney M song “By the Rivers of Babylon” is a direct lift of Psalm 137? See – the psalms are still well known today!
Come along on Sunday 28th December and learn more about the songbook of the Bible. We’re making all kinds of instruments to use during our worship and writing song lyrics which we’ll put to a simple tune and which we’ll sing during our worship time. We might find a budding “X Factor” contestant in amongst you all!
An invitation is extended to all for the Christmas Eve service at Abronhill Parish Church. The short service of celebration starts at 6.30pm and we’re telling the Nativity story using brands of chocolate so we need as many volunteers as possible to help.
The service is open to all whether you have children or not as CHRISTmas is open to all – it’s not exclusive to the young. It will be noisy and fun so come along and join in. Look forward to seeing you there!
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church held its annual Rainbow Service on the afternoon of Sunday 14th December.
During the service we invited those attending to tie a coloured ribbon to a branch of a tree in memory of someone who had died and whom they wished to remember. What had started out as bare branches soon became a riot of colour as more and more ribbons were added, each one remembering someone special.
The Rainbow Tree will remain in the Parish Church, with another at the Forge Centre in Balloch, through the winter months and you are welcome to add ribbons to it any Sunday before or after our worship services. On Easter Day 2015 the ribbons will be removed, ironed and used to make something beautiful for use in the sanctuary or given to other people who have been bereaved.
Carols by Candlelight – 14 December at 7 pm at which there will be a retiral collection in aid of Robin House
Christmas Eve 24 December at 11.30 pm with carol singing from 11 pm
Christmas Day Family Service at 10.30 am
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church holds its annual service of memorial and remembrance next Sunday 14th December at 3.00pm in the Parish Church, Cumbernauld Village.
This service is especially for people who have been bereaved – recently or long ago – and who find the ‘jolly’ side of Christmas painful and wish to remember loved ones quietly. The service 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) but there will be a crèche and helpers available to look after the children during the service.
The Rainbow Tree will remain in church after the service, with another at the Forge in Balloch, and you are welcome to add ribbons to it any Sunday during the winter months.
The Cumbernauld Points North Messy Church team will be hosting a Messy Christmas event next Sunday (14th December) in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch.
The fun starts at 3pm where we will be making Christmas crafts, singing a few Christmas carols, hearing the Christmas story, enjoying some games and finishing up with a Christmas party meal.
Whether you’ve been to Messy Church before, or want to find out what Messy Church is all about, we’d be delighted to see you.
All together now: “We wish you a Messy Christmas…”