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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 or Mandy (mandyross2 at


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Young People Wanted!

GA_2018_youth_reps_poster_smFalkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland has been invited to send a ‘youth rep’ (aged 18-25) to the church’s General Assembly, which takes place in Edinburgh from 18th-25th May 2018.

Youth reps from the church’s presbyteries spend the week together and far from being dull, everyone who goes says it’s one of the best weeks of their year.

Anyone interested in being a presbytery rep should download the Job Description and a Nomination Form, both available from the church’s website) have a read through and think about whether this is something you would like to do.

If it is, then please complete the Nomination Form and send it to your presbytery clerk by 1st Feb 2018. On the form you need to give some details about yourself and why you want to be a rep, and then get two different people to nominate you (one of them needs to be your minister / youth worker). The form also needs signed at the bottom by your minister. Putting your name forward doesn’t mean you will get chosen, but if you don’t put your name forward, then you definitely won’t!

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Sleep in the Park

John Denney from Condorrat Parish Church will be one of around 9000 people taking part in Sleep in the Park in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens on December 9th.

This initiative by Social Bite aims to raise both awareness of and money towards eradicating homelessness in Scotland.

Money can either be donated directly online through John’s page on Virgin Money Giving or the Sleep in the Park website.

There will also be a retiral collection at Condorrat Parish Church after our Carols By Candlelight service on December 17th. Obviously any other donations for John’s effort can be given directly to the church at any time.




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Abronhill Church Bring & Buy Sale

Unfortunately, due to illness and other unforeseen circumstances, the Bring & Buy Sale scheduled for 28 October 2017 has had to be postponed.

Hopefully this will be able to be rescheduled at a later date. I hope this hasn’t caused any inconvenience.


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Bring & Buy Sale

Abronhill Church will be holding a Bring & Buy sale in the Church Hall on Saturday 28 October 2017 at 12 noon. Donations can be made between now and 27 October. Donations should be in a new or nearly new condition. Unfortunately no Bric-a-brac or second hand furniture can be accepted. Electrical goods must be new and in their packaging and will be purchased at the buyer’s responsibility. Items will be priced per table at £1, £2, £3, etc. so there will be no confusion about priced goods. Any goods not sold will be donated to a local charity shop unless stated otherwise and goods for return can be picked up by 3pm on the day. The tea room will also be open during the sale with tea/coffee/biscuits & perhaps cake available. If any other information is required or if you wish to help, please contact Margaret Naismith on 01236 720164.

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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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Abronhill Church

A few more dates for your diaries & some reminders.

Abronhill Regeneration Forum are holding a Christmas Fayre in the Community Centre on Saturday 10 December between 10am & 4pm. Susan is looking for volunteers to help hand out leaflets about the Church.

Plaza Praise is on Sunday 11 December at 6.30pm. This service will include a dedication of the plaque for Ann & Jim McQuire. Tea & coffee will be served in the Church after the service.

Unfortunately the Christmas Extravaganza has had to be postponed in the meantime.

All shoeboxes should be at the Church before the morning service on Sunday 11 December as Denis will be collecting them then.

Christmas Eve Services – Family Service at 6.30pm. All are welcome
Watchnight Service with Carols from 11.15pm & Service
beginning at 11.30pm.

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