Toddlers’ Praise

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be having their next Toddlers’ Praise service on Saturday 5th December in the Parish Church, starting around 11am(-ish). This is our Christmas service and, as well as hearing again the wonderful Christmas story, there will be songs, activities and even some cake to celebrate the birthday of the baby Jesus. There will be juice to drink too (or tea or coffee for the grown-ups). So please bring mum, dad, granny, grandpa, brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles and aunties too!

We invite those coming along to bring a wrapped gift with a label on it (boy / girl and age) for our Christmas gift appeal. If you are able to do that, it would be much appreciated.

It all adds up to about 30 – 45 minutes of fun, and we hope to see as many people as possible on Saturday morning.

JAFA Church at Abronhill

The next J.A.F.A. Church will be on Sunday 6th December from 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church. Please take note of the change of date. If you haven’t already tried it, why not come along and join in the fun.

This month’s J.A.F.A. Church will be looking at the Bible story called ‘The Parable of the Rich Young Fool‘. This isn’t a well-known story but it’s all about getting our priorities right. The young man in question is a rich farmer who sows a successful crop. His barns aren’t big enough to store all the wheat so he decides to tear them down and build bigger ones. Come along and hear what happens next…

We’ll be playing a game about getting our priorities in the right order, building barns with lollipop sticks and making a 3D jigsaw puzzle, among other things. Remember, it’s on Sunday 6th December. Hope to see you then!

Online Advent Calendar launched by the Church of Scotland

A new online advent calendar will bring the spirit of Christmas to life with 24 specially created videos made by Church of Scotland ministers.

The online calendar will release a daily video from a unique collection whose tone ranges from the joyful to the spiritual. The calendar is available to download now, before it goes live on the 1st of December.

Church of Scotland 2015 Advent Calendar image

Every day of advent will see a new video message released and, by clicking on the window for that day, people can view the short film. The calendar is online now and can be accessed via the Church of Scotland Facebook page and on the Church website.

Source: The Church of Scotland

Festival of Light

Festival of Light 2015The annual Festival of Light Service takes place on Sunday 6th December at St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld Town Centre at 7.30pm.

Please come if you can and join the congregation to sing carols, hear readings from the Bible and listen to the Croy Silver Band and the Gaelic Choir.

It will be a memorable evening and we look forward to welcoming you. Entry is by donation with the proceeds being shared between Christian Aid and the Third World Group of Sacred Heart church.

Refugees: A Practical Response

Cumbernauld Supporting Refugees, Cornerstone Church and our local MP and MSP are working together to collect clothes and footwear for refugees arriving in Europe. Anyone wishing to donate clothes and/or footwear can drop them off at Cornerstone Church in the Town Centre on Wednesday 25th November between 4pm and 7pm. Should this not be convenient, donations can also be dropped off at the MP’s Constituency Office, 13 The Wynd, Cumbernauld Village during office hours.

All donations are being transported to Serbia by Glasgow The Caring City.

Glasgow The Caring City is a Registered Scottish Charity, no. SC029090. Company Ltd by Guarantee SC324923

St Mungo’s Christmas Fair

St Mungo’s Parish Church is holding a small but eventful Christmas Fayre on Saturday 28th November from 10am until 1.30pm. We shall have various stalls including books and toys, Christmas crafts, tombola, jewellery, gifts and home-baking or why not visit the Christmas cafe!

Tickets available at the door:  adults £2 Children £1, includes tea, coffee and juice. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Condorrat Parish Church news

Our Christmas Fayre will be held in the Church Halls on Saturday 28 November from 12 noon to 2pm.  There will be a tearoom serving soup and a roll as well as home-baking and there will be all the usual stalls, with the exception of Bric a Brac. Santa will be in his grotto, so bring the children to meet him.  Pop up Paints will be there again with activities for children and adults.  Also, Thorntons are bringing their Advent calendars to personalise and every calendar sold makes £1 for the church. Everyone is very welcome so do please come along.

Thank you to all those who came to our Autumn Craft Fair and Coffee Morning which raised £640 for church funds and Andy and Harvey’s Final Show held on 7 November raised £190 for the Craigalbert Centre.   

Points North Messy Church

Messy Church - Sunday 13 SeptemberRemember, Remember, the 8th of November!
OK, the above rhyme isn’t quite right, but today seems as good a time as any to remind you that our next Cumbernauld Points North Messy Church is this coming Sunday afternoon.
We’ll be looking at the final part of the Bible story of Joseph and how he has a happy reunion with his brothers. There will be activities and crafts, songs and stories and we’ll finish by sharing a meal together, The fun starts at 3pm in the hall at Condorrat Parish Church, 62 Main Road, Condorrat, G67 4DZ

Remembrance Sunday at Cumbernauld Old

Remembrance PoppyThis coming Sunday 8th November is Remembrance Sunday and there will be a short Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village at 10.45am, followed by morning worship in the Parish Church at around 11.15am. Please note this replaces our usual first 10.15am worship service.
Morning worship at the Forge Centre, Balloch will be at the usual time of 11.45am and will include an Act of Remembrance.