Category Archives: Stewardship

Christian Aid Week – it’s good news!

Christian Aid thank-you envelopeCumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to announce that the total collected from this year’s Christian Aid Week door-to-door collection in the parish was £2595.01 and that the Boys’ Brigade Display raised another £300 for Christian Aid. This is a marvellous total and is £700 more than was collected last year!

Furthermore, from that total, the donations made under Gift Aid amounted to £1274, meaning Christian Aid can recover the tax already paid on them, adding a further 20% or so. Thanks to everyone who completed the Gift Aid form on their red envelope.
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CAP Money Course at Abronhill

Susan Boland will be running another CAP Money Course from Thursday 25th August at 10am in Abronhill Parish Church halls. If you are interested or wish further information please either contact Susan by leaving a message below (we’ll pass it on) or register your interest on the CAP money course website. The course will run for 3 sessions with time in-between for you to engage fully with the material.

The CAP Money Course is described on their website as “a free course that will teach you budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that works. In just a few weeks, you will get to grips with your finances so you can budget, save and prevent debt.”

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Creation Time at J.A.F.A. Church

April’s J.A.F.A. Church is all about God’s World and God’s Creation.

Renewable energy and climate change are big news just now, so why don’t you come along to J.A.F.A. Church on Sunday 24th April and find out how we can be good stewards of God’s World? Make a windmill; using postcards find out about the world by making a collage; build a 3D jigsaw or, using recyclable rubbish, build a castle or a high tower and then knock it down! Brilliant fun!

If you’re feeling a bit down after being on holiday, then come along and perk yourself up, join with other families and find out more about God and the world he created.

J.A.F.A Church is at Abronhill Parish Church from 4-6pm on Sunday 24th April.

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Refugees: A Practical Response

Cumbernauld Supporting Refugees, Cornerstone Church and our local MP and MSP are working together to collect clothes and footwear for refugees arriving in Europe. Anyone wishing to donate clothes and/or footwear can drop them off at Cornerstone Church in the Town Centre on Wednesday 25th November between 4pm and 7pm. Should this not be convenient, donations can also be dropped off at the MP’s Constituency Office, 13 The Wynd, Cumbernauld Village during office hours.

All donations are being transported to Serbia by Glasgow The Caring City.

Glasgow The Caring City is a Registered Scottish Charity, no. SC029090. Company Ltd by Guarantee SC324923
www.glasgowthecaringcity.com

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Golden Celebrations for Abronhill

Abronhill Parish Church celebrates its 50th Anniversary this October with a range of events throughout the month. Here are the main ones:

Sunday 11th October: Plaza Praise in the Precinct outside the Church at 6.30pm (weather permitting) followed by refreshments in the church hall. Come and sing hymns from 1965 to the present date.

Monday 12th to Friday 16th: Children’s Morning Holiday Club from 10am – 12 noon. This is aimed at the Primary School age-group and parents are asked to register their children with the Family Worker, Susan Boland at the church.

Each day, while the Holiday Club is on there will be a ‘drop in’ Prayer Group for the Holiday Club.

Also on these dates Afternoon Tea will be served in the Hall from 2 – 4pm

Saturday 17th: A Day of Giving – all day

Sunday 18th October: Songs of Praise service in the Church at 11.15am

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd: Afternoon Tea, each day from 2 – 4pm

Saturday 24th: Social Evening in Church hall at 7pm (tickets available from the Church – no charge)
This will be preceded by a meal at 6.00pm for which, also, there will be no charge.

Sunday 25th October: Thanksgiving Service in the Church at 11.15am

J.A.F.A Church will also be on that Sunday, between 4 and 6pm. We’ll post details of that separately nearer the time.

The Church building and Sanctuary will be open for the full two weeks between Sundays 11th and 25th October with memorabilia displays showing the church history and for a quiet time of prayer and reflection.

We hope you will join us to celebrate our Golden Anniversary – you will be made most welcome!

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Project ROCK Thanksgiving & Celebration

A packed church, joyful worship, a reflective sermon and delicious cake – that was the story at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday evening.

Project ROCK cross candleMembers of our sister churches and the wider community joined us to give thanks to God and recognise the time, talents and money of those who participated in the eleven-year project to renew our church roof and the subsequent refurbishment of our worship sanctuary – what we called Project ROCK (Restoration of Old Cumbernauld Kirk).

Representatives of some of the people and groups involved in the project led readings, meditations and prayers (including the lighting of a candle cross, pictured above) and the sermon was preached by Very Rev David Lunan, a former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Project ROCK celebration cakeAfterwards, it was good to see so many people stay on for a chat, a cup of tea and to sample the amazing baking on offer, including a cake specially designed for the occasion.

All-in-all it was a fitting celebration of what has been a long, involved and sometimes difficult process.

Finally, we ought to say “thanks” to Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund for the grant funding that enabled us to complete this major piece of work on our Church building.

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Abronhill Church Sponsored Walk

The date for the sponsored walk round the church parish boundaries is Saturday 20 June. Details of the route and the segments will be posted in the kitchen hall notices and sponsor sheets made available.

Please note, so that the whole area is covered, walkers can chose which segment(s) they plan to walk and for which they seek sponsors. The idea came from the Riding the Marches in the Border towns, but as they go round on horseback we don’t expect anyone to walk the whole way round the parish! Most of the walk will be on footpaths in the built-up areas, just a bit of the outlying part may be cross country.

If you’d like to take part in the walk and a sponsor form, or would like to sponsor a walker, please contact Abronhill church or let us know via this website. Thanks!

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