Category Archives: Volunteering

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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Abronhill Parish Church

Some upcoming events for your diary.

Craft Group meets in the Church on Mondays between 2 & 4pm. All are welcome.

Bible Study on Monday evenings at 7pm.

Guild meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm

Badminton meets between 10am & 12 noon on Saturday mornings.

On Saturday 10 December we will be hosting a Christmas Extravaganza. The organisers are looking for performers. Anyone wishing to take part should speak to John Manson, David Wharton or Robert McKenzie. More information regarding this will follow shortly.

Plaza Praise will be on Sunday 11 December at 6.30pm. Bring your singing voice.

Loaves & Fishes Shoe Box Appeal – Denis will collect these at our morning service on Sunday 11 December. A list of items considered for gifts will be on the notice board.

Patchwork Blankets for refugees – Volunteers are needed to knit squares to be sewn into blankets. If you are able to help, squares should be 34 stitches on size 6 needles, 7×7 inch squares, garter stitch, double knit work. See Margaret Naismith fir any further information.

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News from Cornerstone Food Bank

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

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