Christian Aid Gatherings

The team at Christian Aid Scotland would like to invite you and your Christian Aid community to join them at the Gatherings 2019.

Join staff and supporters at a venue near you and find out how we can give, act and pray together in 2019.

Jeanne Kamara, Christian Aid’s country manager in Sierra Leone, will join us to celebrate how her team is transforming people’s lives by standing up to poverty and injustice.

You’ll also get the chance to learn more about Christian Aid’s key issues and how the money you raise is spent.

Tuesday 26 February 2019 – 10.00am – 1.00pm
St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

Friday 1 March 2019 – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Wheatley House, 25 Cochrane Street, Glasgow, G1 1HL

(with other Gathering dates in Aberdeen and Inverness)

More details on the Christian Aid Scotland Facebook page.

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Harvest Thanksgiving at Cumbernauld Old

Sunday 14th October will be our annual Harvest Thanksgiving service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. The service will be conducted by our minister Rev Elspeth McKay and takes place in the Parish Church at 11am.

Once again all donations to the harvest table will go to our own food bank, run in conjunction with Bethlehem House of Bread at Cornerstone House. Donations of tinned and dried goods (pasta, rice, tea, coffee, etc.) are most welcome.

Our food bank no longer receives support from local supermarkets, yet the numbers attending the Village food bank have doubled over the last year, so it relies heavily on our donations. Every tin or packet will be much appreciated. We have a long history of supporting the food bank week by week and there is always a box in the vestibule where you can place donations at any time. Time to give thanks, time to be generous!

Harvest Thanksgiving at St Mungo’s

Cumbernauld: St Mungo’s Parish Church are holding our Harvest Thanksgiving Service this Sunday 7th October at 11.15am.

We’ll be accepting donations of canned or dry non-perishable goods to be forwarded on to the Salvation Army. Alternatively we shall also be accepting monetary donations for the Glasgow City Mission harvest appeal.

Armistice Day Project – an update

A huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to the poppy project being run jointly by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and Cumbernauld Village Community Council. A lot has been happening over the past few months and we’d like to bring you up-to-date.

We have met with two artists who are going to assemble the main display, and they are going to create ‘waterfalls’ of poppies coming over the galleries in the church as well as a poppy banner outside.

Our booklet giving more details about the 61 men from the Village who died in the First World War is progressing well, thanks to a hardworking wee team, and hopefully it will be available on the 11th November. The dedicated website will be a little later.

Our poppy bower and bench for the memorial area around the Village War Memorial are on order and should really enhance that area of the Baronhill. We’ll keep everyone updated as Armistice Day gets nearer.

Lest We Forget – Exciting News

180826_015 Poppy Collection at Cumbernauld OldThank you so much to everyone who has handed in knitted poppies so far for the Remembrance Day 100th Anniversary display in Cumbernauld Village. Each one has been done with such love, care and attention – they are all just beautiful.

There’s still time to hand in more, so keep them coming! We have wool available at the Parish Church in the Village and at the Forge Centre in Balloch for those who need some.

Now for some great news: Some time ago we submitted an application to the National Lottery for funding to take the project one step further and create a permanent feature to enhance the area around the war memorial in the Baronhill. We have just received news that our application has been successful. We’ll let you know more of our plans soon, so watch this space!

 

Alpha returns to Condorrat

Alpha course logoCondorrat Parish Church will be hosting an Alpha course, starting on Monday 3rd September from 7pm until about 8.30pm and running for around ten weeks.

Alpha is a course designed for those who want to know more about God, Jesus, the Christian gospel and life.

If you would like more information or want to come along, please leave us a note with your contact details. We’ll pass them on to the organiser and get back to you.

You can also find out more about Alpha courses on their website.

New Session starts for 1st Cumbernauld BB

The 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade company, attached to Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, has its enrolment night for the new session on Thursday 6th September between 6pm and 8pm. Any boy wishing to join the fun will be made very welcome.

The company meets in the Forge Community Centre, Ben Lawers Drive, Cumbernauld, every Thursday from September onwards with the Anchor Boys (P1 – P3) meeting from 6.00pm to 7.00pm, the Junior Section (P4 – P6) from 7.00pm to 8.30pm and the Company Section (P7 – S6) from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.

For information about annual and weekly subscriptions for 2018/19 and all the Company’s news, please keep an eye on their Facebook or Twitter posts.

The Adventure Starts Here!

180725 1st Cumbernauld BB Enrolment poster