Everyone is very welcome to ‘Afternoon Tea at The Ritz’ to be held in the Church Hall on Saturday 7th March from 12 noon – 2pm at a cost of £3 which can be paid at the door. Proceeds are for Dementia Scotland.
The Annual General Meeting of the Communicants on the Roll of this Church will be held on Sunday 8th March immediately following the 11.00am worship service.
The Guild‘s Daffodil Tea will be held on Wednesday 25th March – tickets on sale shortly.
Last Saturday the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigade did a ‘bag pack’ at ASDA and made an amazing £1,200 towards the cost of the next camp. Congratulations to them and a big vote of thanks to parents, shoppers and to anyone who helped to make this possible.
Finally, we are pleased to report that our recent Beetle Drive / Fish Supper was a very enjoyable evening and raised £500 for church funds. Thanks to all who helped to make it such a success.
The organising committee of the hugely successful 2014 Festival of Light is pleased to announce that the total raised by the retiring collection was £642.25. This amount was split evenly between Christian Aid and Scared Heart’s Third World Group.
The committee very much hope to see you at this year’s event, which will be held on Sunday 6 December at 7.30pm. (Venue to be confirmed.) Please can you put this in your diaries now in order to save the date, and we look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful Cumbernauld institution.
This year’s annual World Day of Prayer Service will be on Friday 6th March, starting at 7.30pm in the Church of The Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar.
Much of the material for this year’s service has been produced by the women of the Bahamas and the theme is: ‘Jesus said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?”‘
Please come along and join us at this important ecumenical event.
Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of six Lent Meditations during February and March. These will be held on Thursday evenings in Condorrat Parish Church and are open to all. Although each of the reflections is part of a series, you can attend as many or as few of them as you choose. We start with tea / coffee at 7.00pm and aim to finish around 9pm.
The Moderator of the General Assembly is encouraging the Church to explore the meaning of Lent through a series of specially commissioned daily articles from February 18th.
In an article on the Church of Scotland website, Rt Rev John Chalmers explains his initiative, which he is undertaking in partnership with Christian Aid. He writes “Each day throughout Lent the Homepage of the Church of Scotland website will feature Christian Aid’s Count your Blessings diary; as you click on the Count your Blessings icon it will lead you to a short reflection which expands on the theme for the day.”
The next Cumbernauld Points North Messy Church will be on Sunday 8th February, i.e. this coming Sunday, when we’ll be looking at the theme of ‘friendship’.
There will be lots of crafts and activities linked to that theme, and we’ll hear about the Bible story of a group of people who wanted to help their sick friend so much that they climbed up onto the roof of a house and lowered him down to the room where Jesus was so he could heal him! After a time for games we’ll sit down to share a meal together. The fun starts at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch, G68 9ND at 3pm and we’ll finish around 5pm. All welcome!