Starting from Friday 10th April we plan to open the Session House at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on a weekly basis as a satellite distribution centre for the food-bank based at Cornerstone House. We have a group of volunteers ready to go, but would appreciate help distributing fliers to local businesses. If you can help please contact Sandra Graham at 01236 732280.
The food-bank in the Village will be open every Friday from 11am until 12.30pm. Please note that no food will be stored at the Old Parish Church during the week.
Thank you for your continued support for the Food Banks in Cumbernauld. Unfortunately, this looks like a long-term commitment and donations are still very welcome – mainly of tinned goods, please: e.g. mince, stew, curry, hot dogs, chopped ham / pork, spaghetti, macaroni cheese, ravioli, peas, beans, potatoes, tuna, fruit and custard, plus tea bags, long-life (UHT) milk, breakfast cereal and biscuits.
Please contact 07737 999104 or email Bethlehem [at] Cornerstone-House.org.uk if you require more information.
The Strathcarron Hospice shop in Cumbernauld is urgently looking to recruit new volunteers to help. If you have a few hours to spare once a week (or know someone who has – people of any age over-16) then please pop in and speak to the manager or any of the other volunteers, for an informal, no-obligation chat or call 01236 725211. No previous retail or shop-work experience required.
As we approach Holy Week and Easter, the churches in Cumbernauld have published a list of worship services to mark this most important week of the Christian calendar. Everyone is welcome to join us at any of the services and activities listed below. Click the ‘continue reading’ link for more info.
Ever heard of the prodigal son? If you’ve not, or even if you have and don’t know what the story is about, then head to J.A.F.A. Church on 29th March to find out all about it.
There were two sons, one who stayed at home with his father, while the other rebelled, took his share of his father’s money and hit the town. It was only when all the money was spent that the younger son realised his mistake. He was homeless, penniless, unemployed and all his so-called friends had disappeared. He found work eventually doing the job no-one else would touch with a barge pole – looking after pigs. He eventually came to his senses, returned to his father and asked for forgiveness. Instead of giving him a telling off, as the son expected, his father was so pleased to see him that he held a party for him.
Come along to Abronhill Parish Church on 29th March and make pigs from paper plates, eat ‘pigs in blankets’ for dinner and find out why God wants to forgive us, even when we rebel against him and go our own way.