Yes, we know J.A.F.A. Church should be celebrating St. Andrew’s Day on 27th November but as it’s also the first Sunday in Advent and also, as the last Sunday of December is Christmas Day this year, we decided to have as our theme ‘Advent’ instead of St. Andrew.
So on Sunday 27th November, from 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church, we will be exploring the theme of ‘Advent’ (the name we give to the lead-up to Christmas).
We’ll be playing a dice game using the badminton court, journeying with Mary and Joseph on the long journey to Bethlehem, making advent wreaths / crowns, making Christmas banners and, as we’ll need a star to light the way, so we’ll be making stars too.
We hope you’ll come along and join in the fun! It’s free and we get fed too!
The annual Festival of Light service will be held this year in Sacred Heart Church in Kildrum on Sunday 4 December at 7.30 pm and everyone is cordially invited to come along and join this ecumenical Carol Service.
This festival of Christmas carols and Bible readings has been going for 26 years and is organised by a committee drawn from many Cumbernauld churches. This year’s festival will feature Cumbernauld Choir and the children from Carbrain Primary School as well as festival stalwarts, the Croy Silver Band. The readings will be given by Andrew Longye, Minister at the Free Church, Stuart McDonald MP, Liz Dalling and Ivar Struthers from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church of Scotland. The reflection this year will be given by Deacon Kenny McGeachie of St Lucy’s in Abronhill.
As well as bringing congregations from all of Cumbernauld’s Churches together in a Christmas celebration, the Festival Of Light is also a fundraising event for Sacred Heart’s Third World Group and for Christian Aid, whose Christmas Appeal this year coincidentally is entitled Light the Way for people fleeing violence this Christmas.
Please come along and lend your support to this wonderful Christmas service. It really is a very special evening. We attach a poster you may wish to copy and circulate. But most of all, please come along and show your support on Sunday 4th December.
Abronhill Church’s Remembrance Service will take place at the earlier time of 10.45 on Sunday 13 November.
On Remembrance Sunday, 13th November, there will be a short worship service including the Act of Remembrance led by the Salvation Army at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village at 10.45am. The morning worship service in the Parish Church will then follow at 11.15am, instead of our usual 10.15am start-time.
Remembrance Sunday worship at the Forge in Balloch will take place at the usual time of 11.45am and include a two-minute silence at noon.