Yes, we know J.A.F.A. Church should be celebrating St. Andrew’s Day on 27th November but as it’s also the first Sunday in Advent and also, as the last Sunday of December is Christmas Day this year, we decided to have as our theme ‘Advent’ instead of St. Andrew.
So on Sunday 27th November, from 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church, we will be exploring the theme of ‘Advent’ (the name we give to the lead-up to Christmas).
We’ll be playing a dice game using the badminton court, journeying with Mary and Joseph on the long journey to Bethlehem, making advent wreaths / crowns, making Christmas banners and, as we’ll need a star to light the way, so we’ll be making stars too.
We hope you’ll come along and join in the fun! It’s free and we get fed too!
A new online advent calendar will bring the spirit of Christmas to life with 24 specially created videos made by Church of Scotland ministers.
The online calendar will release a daily video from a unique collection whose tone ranges from the joyful to the spiritual. The calendar is available to download now, before it goes live on the 1st of December.
Every day of advent will see a new video message released and, by clicking on the window for that day, people can view the short film. The calendar is online now and can be accessed via the Church of Scotland Facebook page and on the Church website.
Source: The Church of Scotland
Filed under Mission, Worship
The organising committee of the hugely successful 2014 Festival of Light is pleased to announce that the total raised by the retiring collection was £642.25. This amount was split evenly between Christian Aid and Scared Heart’s Third World Group.
The committee very much hope to see you at this year’s event, which will be held on Sunday 6 December at 7.30pm. (Venue to be confirmed.) Please can you put this in your diaries now in order to save the date, and we look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful Cumbernauld institution.
The Cumbernauld Points North Messy Church team will be hosting a Messy Christmas event next Sunday (14th December) in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch.
The fun starts at 3pm where we will be making Christmas crafts, singing a few Christmas carols, hearing the Christmas story, enjoying some games and finishing up with a Christmas party meal.
Whether you’ve been to Messy Church before, or want to find out what Messy Church is all about, we’d be delighted to see you.
All together now: “We wish you a Messy Christmas…”
Filed under Welcome, Worship
Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Advent Meditations during December. The first is on Wednesday 3rd December, and will be followed by others on Wednesdays 10th and 17th. These Meditations are open to all and will be held in the Church of the Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar. We start with tea / coffee at 7.00pm and aim to finish around 9pm.
Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Advent Reflections on Tuesdays 3rd, 10th & 17th December. They start at 7 for 7.30pm and take place at Church of the Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar. Everyone is welcome to attend any of these meditations.
On Sunday 8th December we celebrate Christmas with our annual Festival of Light Service, otherwise known as Carols by Candlelight. The service will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Kyle Road, Kildrum, starting at 7.30pm and will feature the Columban Singers, St Margaret of Scotland Primary School Choir and Croy Silver Band. We suggest a donation of £2 (children free) with all the proceeds going to Christian Aid and the Third World Group of Sacred Heart Church.