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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Cumbernauld 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.
Norma Cowan, on behalf of Cornerstone House Of Bread Food Bank, has asked us to pass on her thanks for our continuing support in 2015 and for the Christmas contributions to the food bank.
In 2015 there were around 1600 referrals for food parcels in our local community. During 2015 over 3000 meals were served to those in need in the Friendship Cafe on Thursday evenings. In December alone 130 Christmas meals were served and gifts distributed.
Norma goes on to say that we could not continue this ministry without the partnership of like-minded churches and people in Cumbernauld and it is a great testimony to our Lord to have local churches working together to serve and help some of the poorest in our area.
Isaiah 58:10 – “Feed the hungry and help those in trouble, then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”
House of Bread Food Bank & Friendship Cafe Information
Cornerstone House, Town Centre – open on Thursdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church (Session House) – open Fridays 11am – 12.30pm
Clothes & Textiles, Cornerstone House – open Thursdays 6pm – 7.30pm
Food Co-op, Cornerstone House – open Mondays & Wednesdays 10am – 2pm
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!