Sunday 4th March

Good morning everyone!
Just in case you missed the flurry (❄sorry!) of activity on our Facebook page and Twitter feed yesterday evening, we can advise that the worship services at Abronhill, Condorrat, Kildrum and St Mungo’s Parish Churches tomorrow have been cancelled due to the outdoor conditions and continuing severe weather alerts.
As it stands, the Communion service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 11am in the Village is still on. We’ll let you know on Facebook and Twitter should there be a change.

Please take care and do not travel if it seems unsafe to do so.

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Abronhill Parish Church

Due to the heavy snowfalls and the snowdrifts that are covering the entrance and emergency exits, it has been decided to cancel the morning Service this Sunday 4 March. This is to ensure the health and safety of our congregation.

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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 nhs.net) or Mandy (mandyross2 at nhs.net)

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World Day of Prayer 2018

World Day of Prayer image 2018This year’s World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday 2nd March at 7.30pm in St Lucy’s Church, Hornbeam Road, Abronhill.

The service was written by Christian women in Suriname in South America and the theme is: “All God’s creation is very good!

This is a day of prayer not only for women, but for everyone who cares about our world and those who live in it. So please join us and an estimated 3 million people around the world on Friday 2nd March.

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Encounter – a Prayer Event for Young People

SU Scotland invite young people from P7 to S6 to a national prayer event on Sunday 4 March at the Inchyra Grange Hotel, Grangemouth, FK2 0YB from 3pm to 8pm.

This popular prayer event draws around 200 people from across Central Scotland with its mix of youth-led worship, prayer stations, workshops about prayer, Bible teaching and prayer games. Booking required: Costs £5, payable at the door, and includes dinner.

Further information and booking: www.suscotland.org.uk/encounter

SU Scotland is a registered charity (no. SC011222) and company limited by
guarantee (no. SC54297). Registered office: 70 Milton Street, Glasgow G4 0HR.

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Meditations for Lent

Lent Meditations 2018Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Meditations for Lent on Thursdays 15th February, 1st March and 15th March.

These will be based on the “Inviting God In” material, produced by Joyce Rupp, and will take place in the Church House of Condorrat Parish Church at 7.00 for 7.30pm. All welcome!

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Holy and Humorous

John Bell_160218_poster_smFalkirk Trinity Church is delighted to announce that John Bell of the Iona Community will be appearing in the church for an evening of light entertainment on Friday 16th February!
This event, titled ‘Holy and Humorous‘, will start at 7.00pm and tickets are available, costing £10 (subject to booking fee), from the Church Office or online.

John Bell is a member and resource worker of the Iona Community. He is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, a hymn writer and occasional broadcaster who works in all continents.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

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