Lost & Found at J.A.F.A. Church

Have you ever lost something of value? Have you lost a treasure that you’d hidden away but were unable to find again? In September’s J.A.F.A. Church we’re looking at the stories Jesus told of The Lost Coin, The Lost Pearl and The Hidden Treasure. We’ll be looking at how God values us and all he created and how he is so happy when he finds us – just like the woman who found her lost coin, in fact!

We’ll be going on a treasure hunt, making dry clay hearts with pearls in them, and treasure chests which you can paint. So why not come along and join in – we’re at Abronhill Parish Church on Sunday 27th September from 4pm. Hope you can join us!

Rev Catriona Ogilve

Catriona Ogilvie, the minister of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, will soon be retiring, having served the congregation faithfully for the past sixteen and a half years. Her final worship service will be this coming Sunday 20th September.

The service at 11.00am in the Parish Church in Cumbernauld Village will be followed by a buffet lunch in the Forge Centre, Balloch from around 1.00pm. Please join us to pass on your best wishes and say goodbye.

Condorrat Parish Church News

Our Sunday Services have now returned to the usual time of 11 am.  The Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades have  resumed after the summer break as has the Guild and Sunday School starts again this Sunday, 13 September.

Forthcoming events:

  • Ladies Lunch and Fashion Show on Saturday 10 October at The Westerwood Hotel at 12 noon. This year the clothes will be supplied by M&S. Tickets are £25 and can be obtained from Margaret McCallum, 01236 728086.
  • Autumn Craft Fair and Coffee Morning – Saturday 24 October
    Christmas Fayre – Saturday 28 November
    More details of these events in future postings.

Harvest Big Sing

Falkirk Trinity Church is hosting a delegation from the Church in Schüren, Dormund between 8th and 15th October.
The visit will culminate in a ‘Harvest’ Big Sing in Falkirk Trinity on Wednesday 14th October at 7.30pm followed by refreshments etc. Singers from  church choirs are invited to participate in this event and form a Joint Choir.

Rehearsals for participation in the Joint Choir are scheduled on the evenings of Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th October at 7.30pm in the Sanctuary of Falkirk Trinity Church with a pre-event rehearsal for the Joint Choir at 6.00pm on Wednesday 14th.

Members of congregations and the public are invited to attend the event on the evening of the 14th October.

If you wish to participate in the Joint Choir please contact Bob Tait – 01324 713746 – or by email: bob.tait [at] blueyonder.co.uk

Tickets will be required by all (price £8 with at least £2 towards charity)
After deduction of expenses the proceeds will be given to the Princess Royal Trust for Young Carers.

Doors Open Days 2015

Doors Open Days 2015Two of our churches are taking part in this year’s annual Lanarkshire Doors Open Days event, which runs over the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September.

Doors Open Days takes place in different locations in Scotland throughout the month of September each year and allows people access to buildings which are not usually open to members of the public.

We hope you will pop in and have a look around our beautiful and historic buildings and say “hello”. We’d be delighted to see you.

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be open from 10.30am – 5.00pm on Saturday 12th September and again from 11.30am – 5.00pm on Sunday 13th September (plus Sunday worship at 10.15am, of course!); and

Kildrum Parish Church will be open from 10.30am – 1.00pm on Saturday 12th September, with public worship at 10.30am on Sunday 13th September.

Two of our sister churches in Cumbernauld – Sacred Heart and Church of the Holy Name – are also participating in Doors Open Days. Full details at www.doorsopendays.org.uk