The fundraising group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church hold their first event of the year on Friday 22nd February. It will be our ever popular Quiz Night which will take place in Cumbernauld Bowling Club on 22nd February at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and include a buffet supper. Get them at the church or from any office-bearer.
Thanks to everyone who has already handed in recipes for the Festive Cookery Book, but we still need more! Please take a minute and write out your favourite tried and tested recipe sweet, savoury, baking, anything at all and hand it in to Elizabeth Snedden or any of the fundraising group. This an easy and painless way to help church funds so please help.
Jewellery Appeal – Have you ever lost a gold earring or cuff-link or broken a gold chain? Bet the apares and remains are lying in a jewellery box in your house and have been for years. Are they of any use? YES!! Would you consider donating these bits and pieces to the church? They could be put to very good use. If you can help just bring your lonely little treasures to church any Sunday and pop them into the box in the vestibule. They will make such a difference.
Kildrum Parish Church is holding a Quiz Night and raffle on Saturday 2nd February at 7.00pm. The money raised from this event will be going towards Natalie Dunn’s trip to Machu Picchu, Peru. She is walking the Inca Trail in October to raise money for GirlGuiding and needs to raise £4000 overall. This event will help towards reaching that goal.
Around half the overall money raised goes to GirlGuiding while the other half goes towards covering the expenses of the trip such as paying doctors to come, to cover accommodation at either end of the trip (the rest is camping on the mountain), the food and the flights.
Teams can be minimum of two people up to eight people maximum. Tickets are £2 per head with tickets available at the door, where you will also be asked how many are in your team. You can also book tickets ahead through Natalie Dunn using Messenger; she will take note of your name and put tickets aside.
Sign-up or find out further information about the event on our Facebook page.
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!
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.
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.
Thank 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!