Cumbernauld Resilience Group

A Cumbernauld Resilience Group has been set up to provide assistance to the people of Cumbernauld during the current coronavirus challenges.

The Group is made up of local volunteers who can help with food parcels, prescription collection, and even making phone calls to those who might need some company throughout their isolation period.

If anyone needs help, please call them on 07707 860976.

You can also keep up to date with the latest news from the Resilience Group on Facebook and there is also a crowdfunding Just Giving page for those who wish to make a donation.

St Mungo’s Backpack Appeal

The Sunday School at St Mungo’s Parish Church, Cumbernauld have suggested a way in which we can support the charity Mary’s Meals (www.marysmeals.org.uk)

Their idea is to recycle backpacks that are no longer used but are still in good condition and filling them with useful items which can then be passed on to children in Malawi. This enables them to get the most out of their education, as otherwise they might not be able to come to school with all the basic tools for learning.

We are hoping for any of the following donations to pack: notepads, pencils, crayons, erasers, rulers, sharpeners, pencil cases, towels, shorts or skirts, t-shirts or dresses, flip-flops or sandals, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, small ball.

Please contact this page for any further information or to arrange drop-off either on a Sunday morning at church or outwith our Sunday worship service times. Thank you!

Christmas Gift Appeal

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has launched its Christmas Appeal ahead of our annual Gift Service which will be held in church on Sunday 15th December.

Everyone who is able to is invited to share the joy and hope of Christmas by donating festive food items and gifts (preferably unwrapped) to be distributed through our local food banks. Donations of toiletries (especially for men) and toys would be most welcome.

Cash donations are also appreciated, as they can be used to buy and distribute fresh items on the day. These can be placed in the jar / tin in the vestibule / Session House at Cumbernauld Old. (Please note that no money is stored on the premises overnight.)

Donations of non-perishable festive food and treats are of course also welcome and these can be placed in the box in the vestibule any Sunday between now and 15th December.

The Christmas event at Cornerstone is on 19th December. Craighalbert Church will serve a hot Christmas meal, and food parcels and gifts will be distributed. At the Cumbernauld Village food bank we will have our own Christmas event on 13th December with treats and tea, and share fellowship and hope.

Grateful thanks to everyone for their continuing support.

Christian Aid Week 2019

Christian Aid thank-you envelopeA huge thank-you to everyone who took part in this year’s Christian Aid Week at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. We recently counted the money collected and are delighted to announce that £1900.29 was raised by the door-to-door, congregation and ‘neighbours’ donations. A further £311 was raised at the Boys’ Brigade Annual Display.

When one adds the Gift Aid pledged on those donations, the final total raised for Christian Aid is a wonderful £2433.83.

That is an impressive amount of money, especially as there were only six door-to-door collectors this year. Thanks are due to them, and to our BB Company, but also to everyone in the congregation who invited their ‘Christmas Card neighbours’ to donate; this really has made a huge difference to the total amount raised. This contribution to Christian Aid will hopefully have a considerable impact on the women of Sierra Leone.

Thanks again, everyone!

Quiz Night at Kildrum

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.

Calling Cumbernauld Crafters

The poppy-making craft sessions at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church were such a success, with everyone having fun working together and enjoying the chat over tea or coffee and crafts, that a Craft Group is now being organised to continue the fun and fellowship.

We will meet in the Session House at Cumbernauld Old from 2:00 – 4:00pm on Thursday afternoons, starting this week, and everyone will be made most welcome.
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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

1st Condorrat Boys’ Brigade enrolment

Boys' Brigade anchor logoThe 1st Condorrat Boys’ Brigade company, attached to Condorrat Parish Church, will soon have their enrolment evenings for the new 2018/19 session and all boys will be made most welcome to join them. The details are as follows:

Anchor Boys (5 yo – P3) Monday 3rd September at 6.30pm
Junior Section (P4 – P6) Thursday 6th September at 7.15pm
Company Section (P7 – S3) Thursday 6th September at 7.15pm
Seniors (S4 – S6) Thursday 6th September at 7.15pm

All sections meet in Condorrat Parish Church Hall and they look forward to seeing everyone, both old and new, in September. You can keep up-to-date with all the Company’s news on their Facebook page.

The Adventure Starts Here!

Condorrat Girls’ Brigade

GB logoThe 1st Condorrat Girls’ Brigade company, attached to Condorrat Parish Church, is looking for new recruits!

Girls who would like to take part in some fun activities, make crafts as well as new friends will be made most welcome any Tuesday evening from Tuesday 28th August in Condorrat Church Hall.

Girls in P1 – P3 meet from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, while girls in P4 upwards meet from 7.30pm – 9.00pm.

 

180801 Condorrat Girls' Brigade poster

Young People’s Activities at Abronhill

The various activities and organisations for children and young people will soon be starting back at Abronhill Parish Church.

Sunday School starts back Sunday 26th August from 11am. The children go into church for the first 15 / 20 minutes and then have their own teaching – crafts, Bible stories, games, etc thereafter until 12.15pm.

The Nippers Club starts back Tuesday 28th August at 9.15am. Mothers and Toddlers and Playgroup will be on every Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

The Anchor Boys and Boys’ Brigade will now be on the same evening – Tuesday, starting 4th September. Anchor Boys from 6-7pm, with the Boys’ Brigade Junior Section (P4-S1), Company Section (S2 up) at 6.45pm.

Kirkyard survey

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, in conjunction with Scotland’s Urban Past, will be making a start on a photographic survey of the gravestones in Cumbernauld kirkyard in Baronhill, Cumbernauld Village, on Saturday 28th July.

This will just be a taster session from 10am – 12.30pm and people can come along either to participate or just to find out more.

Equipment and spaces are limited so, if you are interested, please contact Lisa at lisasneds @ gmail.com to give us an idea of numbers. Thanks!

Huge Thanks from Cumbernauld Old (2)

The fund-raising group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church would like to thank everyone who braved the downpour on Saturday 16th June and came along to make our annual Summer Fair such a success. Despite the dreadful weather, we are delighted to advise that £1015.68 was raised for church funds on the day.

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Huge Thanks from Cumbernauld Old (1)

Christian Aid Week 2018 Thank-YouCumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to announce that the excellent sum of £1916.30 was raised in the parish during the recent annual door-to-door collection for Christian Aid Week. Gift Aid declarations were received for an astonishing £947.49 of this total.

We are also delighted to report that a further £350 was donated for the work of Christian Aid at the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade Annual Display. A huge “well done”, thanks and congratulations to everyone involved.

Strathcarron Compassionate Neighbours

Strathcarron Hospice is appealing for volunteers to take part in their ‘Compassionate Neighbours’ campaign. They are looking for people who are willing to support someone with a long term illness at home.

Each situation is different but it may just be popping in for a cuppa and a chat, offering friendship and a listening ear, or perhaps helping them to continue to do things they enjoy. No specialist skills or knowledge are required, just a willingness to give a little time to help someone who may be feeling isolated or lonely.

More information about Strathcarron’s Compassionate Neighbours scheme, whether you are looking to volunteer or need support yourself, is available from the Hospice at 01324 826222, or contact Susan (susanhigh at nhs.net) or Mandy (mandyross2 at nhs.net)