A huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to the poppy project being run jointly by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and Cumbernauld Village Community Council. A lot has been happening over the past few months and we’d like to bring you up-to-date.
We have met with two artists who are going to assemble the main display, and they are going to create ‘waterfalls’ of poppies coming over the galleries in the church as well as a poppy banner outside.
Our booklet giving more details about the 61 men from the Village who died in the First World War is progressing well, thanks to a hardworking wee team, and hopefully it will be available on the 11th November. The dedicated website will be a little later.
Our poppy bower and bench for the memorial area around the Village War Memorial are on order and should really enhance that area of the Baronhill. We’ll keep everyone updated as Armistice Day gets nearer.
Condorrat Parish Church are holding a Toddlers’ Harvest Praise service on Sunday 30th September at 2pm. All children under 5 are welcome and can bring siblings, parents, and grandparents. Fun guaranteed!
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be participating in North Lanarkshire’s Doors Open Days event this weekend. The Parish Church will be open between the hours of 1pm and 5pm on both Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September.
If you’re in the area, why not pop by and say “hello”?
Cumbernauld Musical Theatre Society has kindly volunteered to provide an evening of entertainment as a fundraiser event for Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. We hope this will take place in early November – more details to follow.
In the meantime, in the interest of fostering positive local relationships, the Church Fundraising Group is keen to support this fantastic local theatre group. The Cumbernauld Musical Theatre Society will be performing a range of songs at their show ‘West End at the Westerwood‘ on Saturday 13th (already sold out) and Sunday 14th October at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld. We have been offered the opportunity of a block booking for the 2.30pm matinee performance on Sunday 14th October at a reduced price of £10 per person.
This will give you a chance to see and hear the Society in action before they come to perform at our fundraiser, when the programme of songs will be different. If you wish to book a place for the Westerwood show on 14th October, please get in touch and we’ll pass on your details to our fundraising team.
Thank you so much to everyone who has handed in knitted poppies so far for the Remembrance Day 100th Anniversary display in Cumbernauld Village. Each one has been done with such love, care and attention – they are all just beautiful.
There’s still time to hand in more, so keep them coming! We have wool available at the Parish Church in the Village and at the Forge Centre in Balloch for those who need some.
Now for some great news: Some time ago we submitted an application to the National Lottery for funding to take the project one step further and create a permanent feature to enhance the area around the war memorial in the Baronhill. We have just received news that our application has been successful. We’ll let you know more of our plans soon, so watch this space!
Condorrat Parish Church will be hosting an Alpha course, starting on Monday 3rd September from 7pm until about 8.30pm and running for around ten weeks.
Alpha is a course designed for those who want to know more about God, Jesus, the Christian gospel and life.
If you would like more information or want to come along, please leave us a note with your contact details. We’ll pass them on to the organiser and get back to you.
You can also find out more about Alpha courses on their website.
The 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade company, attached to Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, has its enrolment night for the new session on Thursday 6th September between 6pm and 8pm. Any boy wishing to join the fun will be made very welcome.
The company meets in the Forge Community Centre, Ben Lawers Drive, Cumbernauld, every Thursday from September onwards with the Anchor Boys (P1 – P3) meeting from 6.00pm to 7.00pm, the Junior Section (P4 – P6) from 7.00pm to 8.30pm and the Company Section (P7 – S6) from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.
For information about annual and weekly subscriptions for 2018/19 and all the Company’s news, please keep an eye on their Facebook or Twitter posts.
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