Abronhill Parish Church will be open on Friday, 3rd July between 11.30 and 12.30 to allow people to come together for private prayer and reflection and to join in the national minute’s silence at midday for all affected by the recent tragedy in Tunisia. A Book of Condolence will also be available for anyone who wishes to sign.
Based on the theme ‘Living Stones’, which was also the theme for this year’s Heart & Soul event timed to coincide with the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the book explores through prayer and meditation the ways in which architecture, landscapes and people inspire us in our relationship with God.
Living Stones 2015 guides the reader through the year, with 52 chapters, offering both a weekly and daily prayer resource of a Bible verse, meditation, morning and evening prayers, additional Scripture reading suggestions and a blessing. There are also prayer activities and space for users of the book to make their own personal notes and observations.
Rev Carol Ford, convener of the Pray Now Writers’ Group, says: “Living Stones prompts us all to meditate and pray about our personal and communal response to God’s love in our daily living. Hopefully, the content of this book offers comfort, reassurance, challenge and food for thought as well as providing a structure for daily devotions and stimuli for our own prayers.”
Living Stones can be purchased directly from St Andrew Press at a cost of £9.99 (discounts on bulk orders are available from St Andrew Press).
The Church will be open from 12 noon to 3pm each Wednesday in June just to allow people to come in and see the church, or to give someone a time of peace and quiet in their busy lives.
During July and August our Sunday Morning Worship will be held at the earlier time of 10.30 am instead of 11 am.
Saturday 27 June (to be confirmed) – Condorrat Gala Day
Wednesday 2 September – Osiligi Maasai Warriors Display
Saturday 12 September – MacMillan Coffee Morning
Saturday 10 October – Ladies Lunch/Fashion Show at the Westerwood Hotel
Saturday 24 October – Autumn Craft Fair and Coffee Morning
Saturday 28 November – Christmas Fayre
He was a big powerful soldier, but he had a problem. Lots of people had no success when they tried to help him, but there was one little girl who might just have the answer.
But did the soldier have the courage to ask her?
And just what was the little girl’s secret?
Find out more at Messy Church on Sunday 14th June, at 3pm in the Forge Centre, Balloch, G68 9ND.
We’ll have crafts, Bible stories, songs, activities and games for people of all ages and ending with a meal together. Hope you can join us!
The Maasai Warriors are giving a display at Condorrat Parish Church on the evening of Wednesday 2nd September.
Tickets for this amazing performance are £8 for adults and £4 for children, and can be ordered from Margaret McCallum (tel: 01236 728086; mobile: 07799 281876) Please put the date in your diaries and don’t miss it!
Shakespeare’s Kids, who recently filmed part of a new DVD of Romeo & Juliet at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and who also appeared at their church fete over the weekend, are putting on a showing of the DVD at the Westerwood Hotel on Sunday 14th June at 3pm (to 5pm) with all donations coming to Cumbernauld Old by way of their thank-you. Please come along and join them if you can.