Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is looking for a new Minister. The advert below was published in Life and Work during the summer and we believe the person we seek is out there, just waiting for that sense of call. If this is you, or you know of someone who would like to join us, please get in touch – the relevant contact details are in the advert.
September is here at last and off we go with J.A.F.A. Church for the new session! We meet on Sunday 25th September from 4.00pm – 6.00pm at Abronhill Parish Church and all families are welcome.
Harvest is this month’s theme. Activities include making fruit and vegetables with play-doh, ‘dooking’ for apples (now that sounds fun!), making chocolate strawberries (even more fun!) and thanking God for our food by making a Thank You plate.
If you haven’t yet tried J.A.F.A. Church and have been thinking of coming along, please do – it’s free, it’s fun and you even get your dinner.
Representatives from the Church of Scotland are going ‘on the road’ this autumn to 15 venues spread across the length and breadth of Scotland (and also to London) to hear the views of local people on the future of the church. The whole process is designed to enable the national church to plan, prioritise and implement ideas from ordinary members to enable it to flourish into the 2020s and beyond.
They in turn will share the ideas put forward by the General Assembly and seek views and opinions on them. These events are an open invitation to everyone connected with the Church, so whether you are an office bearer, a regular attender or only drop in occasionally, they want to hear from YOU!
A full list of dates and venues, as well as further information about the initiative is on the Church of Scotland website, but those nearest to us in Cumbernauld are at Glasgow Renfield St Stephen’s Church on Saturday 10th September from 11am until 3pm, and again in St Andrew’s Church, Bo’ness on Wednesday 30th November from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.
Don’t leave it to someone else, come along and have your say.
A Quiz Night in aid of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church funds will be held at Cumbernauld Bowling Club on Friday 30th September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 and include a hot buffet supper. In addition to the quiz there will be a raffle and some other prizes and activities. Tickets are available now from members of the social committee – see them at church any Sunday morning.
There will also be a Coffee Morning with Garden Goods and Plant Sale on Saturday 8th October. As well as selling plant cuttings (so all you gardeners out there, please bring cuttings from your garden over the summer months for the event) we are also looking for donations of planters, baskets and any other containers which we can sell on the day. Please put 8th October in your diaries and we’ll update the details nearer the time..
This coming Wednesday 7th September Sanctuary First will be live-streaming from the Acoustic Cafe in 7 Melville Lane, Falkirk. It is hoped this will be the first of many in different venues all around the country.
They also hope that this will be a touching place for those who use Sanctuary First to come and meet each other.
This Wednesday Rachel Zylstra, a New York singer/songwriter will be featured live along with an interactive Bible Study based around some verses in Matthew chapter 5, looking specifically at Christian Identity based on the Beatitudes. This week’s theme will be ‘loss’.
You can watch this event live and online from 7 – 8.30 on Wednesday evening. If you have not yet made it over the door of a church, or it’s been a while since you have done so, why not drop into the Cafe or listen and take part online. Sanctuary First is not looking for regular church attenders, but people who may have given up on church but not the Lord.
Please also keep this event in your prayers this week. If you haven’t checked out the Sanctuary First webpage go to www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk or check them out on Facebook.
St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld is celebrating 50 years of the opening of its church building to the very day this Sunday 4th September. There will be a service celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion at 11.15 am followed by a afternoon tea in the large hall. There will also be a chance to reminisce with some old photos of the Church through the 50 years to the present day. A warm welcome is offered to all.
As from Sunday, 4 September (Communion Sunday) our Morning Worship will revert to an 11 am start. Our evening Communion Service is at 6.30 pm.
On Sunday, 11 September we are holding our Songs of Praise Service at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Do please come along on Saturday, 10 September to a coffee and cake morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.