Cumbernauld Churches Together warmly invite you to a series of advent reflections at the Church of the Holy Name, Seafar on Wednesdays 4th, 11th and 18th December 2019.
Each evening’s proceedings will begin at 7pm with tea and coffee, with the reflections beginning at 7.30pm. All welcome!
The first session of a new Bible Study / Discussion Group, called Jesus, the Game Changer, takes place this Thursday 31st October at 3.00pm in the Session House of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, next to the church.
Thanks to every one who has already signed up, but even if you haven’t you can still come along and join in. The group will run fortnightly on Thursday afternoons, and the second meeting will be on Thursday 14th November.
A second Bible Study, called God Is Closer Than You Think, has been arranged for the Community Room at Tesco, Craigmarloch and starts on Thursday 7th November at 2pm. This group will also meet fortnightly thereafter. It still isn’t too late to sign up!
Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Meditations for Lent on Thursdays 15th February, 1st March and 15th March.
These will be based on the “Inviting God In” material, produced by Joyce Rupp, and will take place in the Church House of Condorrat Parish Church at 7.00 for 7.30pm. All welcome!
Cumbernauld Action of Churches Together are hosting a series of Advent Meditations on Wednesdays 6th, 13th and 20th December.
They will be held in the Lady Chapel of the Church of the Holy Name, Seafar and will start at 7pm with the opportunity for tea / coffee and chat beforehand.
Some upcoming events for your diary.
Craft Group meets in the Church on Mondays between 2 & 4pm. All are welcome.
Bible Study on Monday evenings at 7pm.
Guild meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm
Badminton meets between 10am & 12 noon on Saturday mornings.
On Saturday 10 December we will be hosting a Christmas Extravaganza. The organisers are looking for performers. Anyone wishing to take part should speak to John Manson, David Wharton or Robert McKenzie. More information regarding this will follow shortly.
Plaza Praise will be on Sunday 11 December at 6.30pm. Bring your singing voice.
Loaves & Fishes Shoe Box Appeal – Denis will collect these at our morning service on Sunday 11 December. A list of items considered for gifts will be on the notice board.
Patchwork Blankets for refugees – Volunteers are needed to knit squares to be sewn into blankets. If you are able to help, squares should be 34 stitches on size 6 needles, 7×7 inch squares, garter stitch, double knit work. See Margaret Naismith fir any further information.
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.
Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Lent Bible Studies, the first of which is this Thursday 11th February. We meet at 7.00pm (for 7.30pm) starting with tea / coffee in the Session Room at Condorrat Parish Church. Further meetings will be on Thursdays 18th & 25th February and 3rd March.
Today (7 February) we were delighted to welcome to our Morning Worship the Rev George MacDonald, the Moderator of Falkirk Presbytery, who gave an address to the children and preached the Sermon.
On Thursday, 11 February we will be hosting The Churches Together Lent Study Group – 7pm for 7.30pm. Subsequent meetings are 18 and 25 February and 3 March. All are welcome.
The Sunday School, Guild, Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades are very much ‘up and running’ again with an interesting programme ahead. This year the 1st Condorrat Boys’ Brigade celebrate their 80th year.
The Social Committee has been busy as ever and our next event is a Fish and Chip Supper/Beetle Drive on the evening of Wednesday 17 February. Forthcoming events are as follows:
16 March – The Westertones Male Voice Choir are coming to entertain us. More details later.
16 April – Craft Fair/Coffee Morning
14 May – Spring Fair
8 October – Ladies Lunch/Fashion Show
22 October – Craft Fair/Coffee Morning
26 November – Christmas Fayre
The latest book in the popular Pray Now series is now available to buy.
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).
Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of six Lent Meditations during February and March. These will be held on Thursday evenings in Condorrat Parish Church and are open to all. Although each of the reflections is part of a series, you can attend as many or as few of them as you choose. We start with tea / coffee at 7.00pm and aim to finish around 9pm.
The Moderator of the General Assembly is encouraging the Church to explore the meaning of Lent through a series of specially commissioned daily articles from February 18th.
In an article on the Church of Scotland website, Rt Rev John Chalmers explains his initiative, which he is undertaking in partnership with Christian Aid. He writes “Each day throughout Lent the Homepage of the Church of Scotland website will feature Christian Aid’s Count your Blessings diary; as you click on the Count your Blessings icon it will lead you to a short reflection which expands on the theme for the day.”
The 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held between Sunday 18th and Sunday 25th January.
Here in Cumbernauld there will be daily reflections at 12 noon from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd January, followed by a soup lunch, in the Church of the Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar to which all are invited. more
Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Advent Meditations during December. The first is on Wednesday 3rd December, and will be followed by others on Wednesdays 10th and 17th. These Meditations are open to all and will be held in the Church of the Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar. We start with tea / coffee at 7.00pm and aim to finish around 9pm.
Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of weekly Lent Reflections at the Church of the Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar staring on Thursday 13th March. Join us for tea and coffee from 7pm with the meeting proper starting at 7.30pm. All welcome!