It’s a different, and rather special, look for the latest newsletter from Kildrum Parish Church.
Because of the unusual circumstances we are all living through at present, and with our organisations and many of our activities ‘on hold’ for the moment, we thought we’d have a nostalgic look at our church over its early years, from its inception and building in the 1950s through into the early 1960s.
The information in this ‘old-style’ newsletter was taken from a booklet produced by Sharyn Miller as part of her project towards gaining her Queen’s Award in The Girls’ Brigade. We want to offer many thanks to Sharyn for agreeing that we could use and share this information.
Click on the cover page below to read the magazine. We really hope you enjoy reading it and, with us, reliving some wonderful memories.
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was scheduled to take place in Edinburgh from 16-22 May, however it can’t go ahead as planned because of the current virus restrictions. Although the full General Assembly cannot go forward, a special service will be held to formally install Rev Dr Martin Fair as the new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
The full service will be streamed live on the Church of Scotland website and Facebook page from 11am on Saturday 16 May. A video of the event will also be available on the Church of Scotland website after the Installation. More information about Dr Fair’s installation as Moderator here.
In addition, a special online version of Heart and Soul will be streamed live on the Church of Scotland website and Facebook page from 2pm to around 4:20pm on Sunday 17 May.
Heart and Soul 2020 will include highlights from the service to install the new Moderator, along with worship, conversation, music and all-age entertainment. After 17 May, the full event will be available to watch on the Kirk’s website.
As we enter Holy Week 2020 in a way like no other, there are many ways in which we can continue to reflect and worship as the road leads us towards Good Friday and then onto Easter Day.
Abronhill Parish Church are posting reflections and prayers on their Facebook page, as are Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on their page, so please join us there.
News and worship materials from St Mungo’s and Kildrum are being posted to the Facebook page for the five Cumbernauld Church of Scotland congregations, while Condorrat will post updates to their website. Our Palm Sunday reflections are already online, so please stop by and have a look at them.
Away from Cumbernauld, Sanctuary First have suggestions of videos and meditations to view during Holy Week, all of which be accessed from www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk, Spill the Beans Resources are partnering with Fischy Music and Rev Gayle Taylor to create a simple family-oriented act of worship and activity for each day of Holy Week. You can find that at www.facebook.com/spillbeansresources/ and, of course, the Church of Scotland Facebook page and Twitter feed both have frequent updates with meditations, reflections, prayers and worship ideas.
The church is most certainly not confined by bricks, wood, steel or stone, and although our buildings may be closed temporarily, our praise and worship, prayers and service continue. Feel free to join us at any time, day or night!
The latest newsletter from Kildrum Parish Church is now available.
As is the way of things in these unusual times, it has been published online, rather than as a paper edition to be delivered by hand to our members. So please have a read by clicking on the link below and feel free to share.
Kildrum Kirk News April 2020
This year’s World Day of Prayer is on Friday 6th March and there will be an ecumenical worship service in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 7.30pm to which all are invited.
This year’s theme is “Rise! Take your mat and walk” and the service has been written by the Christian women of Zimbabwe.
Continue reading “World Day of Prayer 2020”
The Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld have announced their Christmas worship services (see below). Please come and join us on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Everyone will be made most welcome!
Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve
- 3.15pm Follow the Star – an interactive nativity play hosted by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Meet at the Village bus stop in Roadside.
- 6.30pm Christmas Eve Family Service – Abronhill Parish Church
- 7.00pm Carol Service – St Mungo’s Parish Church, joined by Kildrum Parish Church
- 11.00pm Carol-singing, followed by a Watchnight Service at 11.30pm – Condorrat Parish Church
- 11.15pm Carol-singing, followed by a Watchnight Service at 11.30pm – Abronhill Parish Church
- 11.30pm Watchnight Service – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day
- 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Condorrat Parish Church
- 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
- 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Kildrum Parish Church, joined by St Mungo’s Parish Church
The annual Rainbow Service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church takes place in the Church on Sunday 15th December at 3.00pm. This short, reflective service is for those who have been bereaved, either recently or some time ago, and find Christmas-time particularly painful or tinged with sadness. We invite you to come along for a service of worship and remembrance, peace and hope.
During the service you will have the opportunity to tie a coloured ribbon to the Rainbow Tree in memory of a loved one, as well as take one home as a keepsake. Please note this service is not suitable for young children.
The Rainbow Tree will remain in the Church until Easter Day, when all the ribbons will be carefully removed, ironed and made into something beautiful.
A reminder that this Sunday afternoon (8th December) Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Toddlers’ Praise service in the Parish Church.
This special Christmas-themed service, which starts at 2.00pm on Sunday, is designed specifically for babies and toddlers and we hope they will bring along their parents and grandparents, siblings and other relatives. It promises to be a real family occasion!
There will be songs and stories as well as tea / coffee and biscuits. Join in the Christmas fun as we follow the path of stars to find the Baby Jesus. Don’t miss it!
Time for another plug for the annual Festival of Light, organised by Cumbernauld Churches Together, which will be held on Sunday 8th December at 7.30pm in St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld.
This beautiful candle-lit ecumenical service of nine hymns and four readings will feature Croy Silver Band as well as local choirs and favourite Christmas carols. Donations for Christian Aid and the Third World Group of Sacred Heart Church would be appreciated, although not necessary.
Please come along and join in our celebration of the Christmas story!
Cumbernauld Churches Together warmly invite you to the annual Festival of Light which will be held this year in St Mungo’s Parish Church at 7.30pm on Sunday 8 December.
The Festival of Light, a beautiful candle-lit, ecumenical service of nine hymns and four lessons, is organised by members from various churches in Cumbernauld. As always, it will feature Croy Silver Band as well as local choirs and favourite Christmas Carols.
Cumbernauld Churches Together warmly invite you to a series of advent reflections at the Church of the Holy Name, Seafar on Wednesdays 4th, 11th and 18th December 2019.
Each evening’s proceedings will begin at 7pm with tea and coffee, with the reflections beginning at 7.30pm. All welcome!
Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Toddlers’ Praise service on Sunday 8th December at 2.00pm in the Parish Church. This special Christmas-themed service is designed specifically for babies and toddlers and we hope they will bring along their parents and grandparents, siblings and other relatives. We hope it will be a real family occasion!
There will be songs and stories as well as tea / coffee and biscuits as we follow the star to find the Baby Jesus. Don’t miss it!
Everyone is invited to Condorrat Parish Church’s Christmas Fayre this Saturday, 23rd November. The fun takes place in the Church Halls from 12 noon and entry is only £1 (50p for children).
There will be all the usual stalls – crafts, gifts, books, groceries, soft goods and home-baking, plus a cafe where you can have tea or coffee, and even soup and a roll. We are even expecting a visit from Santa Claus!
Bring the family for a grand day out.
This week sees the next Cafe Church, run by Condorrat Parish Church. It takes place in the function suite of Condorrat Social Club on Thursday 21st November from 7.30 – 8.30pm and offers an opportunity for informal worship in a relaxed setting. We regret there are no facilities for children, but there will be tea and coffee available and we look forward to seeing you there.
A meeting will be held in Abronhill Parish Church on Thursday 7th November, i.e. this coming Thursday, at 10.30am to discuss options for the future shape of the Church of Scotland in Cumbernauld in the 2020s and beyond. Everyone, and your ideas, welcome!
Continue reading “Planning our future”