Cumbernauld Festival of Light

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. 

Advent Reflections

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!

Come, journey with the star

Want a break from the rush and busy-ness of Christmas to take some time out to pause and reflect?

Over twenty churches in Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland are inviting people to “Come, journey with the star” in your own time and in your own way at the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk over three days next week.

Advent Labyrinth 2017

The dates and times are:

Wednesday 20th December, from 12 noon – 3pm
Thursday 21st December, from 11am – 5pm
Friday 22nd December, from 11am – 3pm

If you can’t make it along to the Howgate, you can also follow our Advent journey online, or on your tablet or mobile phone, thanks to our friends at Sanctuary First -click on the link to find out more.

Advent Meditations 

20171202_203529.jpgCumbernauld Action of Churches Together are hosting a series of Advent Meditations on Wednesdays 6th, 13th and 20th December.

They will be held in the Lady Chapel of the Church of the Holy Name, Seafar and will start at 7pm with the opportunity for tea / coffee and chat beforehand.

Christmas Worship at Cumbernauld Old

The next of our churches to publicise their worship services for this Christmas season is Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Their Christmas diary reads as follows:

Thursday 14th December – 7.00pm – Boys’ Brigade Carol Service in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch. All welcome!

Sunday 17th December – 10.15am – Gift Service plus J Team Nativity Play in the Parish Church, Cumbernauld Village, followed at 11.45am by a Gift Service in the Forge Centre, Balloch.

Also on Sunday 17th December at 6.30pm in the Parish Church we have our annual Rainbow Service, a time of memorial and reflection for those who have been bereaved.

Sunday 24th December – 4.30pm – Christingle Family Service at the Forge Centre, Balloch.
At 11.30pm there is a Watchnight service in the Parish Church in the Village.

Monday 25th December – 10.15am – Christmas Day family worship in the Parish Church.

Sunday 31st December – 10.15am – Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, Parish Church, and at 11.45am in the Forge Centre, Balloch.

 

Christmas Worship at Abronhill

We continue our congregations’ Christmas worship listings by looking at what’s available at Abronhill Parish Church during Advent and Christmas this year. As with all our services, everyone is welcome.

Sunday 3rd December – 6.30pm – Christmas carol sing-along

Sunday 10th December – 6.30pm – Plaza Praise (outside in the Larch Road Plaza)

Sunday 24th December – 6.30pm Family Christmas Eve service,
followed at 11.30pm by our Watchnight service

All services have tea/coffee (and mince pies hopefully!) afterwards.

Christmas Worship at Condorrat

Over the next few days we’ll be posting details of some of the Christmas worship services and activities being planned by our congregations. First up. it’s Condorrat Parish Church.

Sunday 10th December — 2pm — Toddlers’ Praise in the Church Hall. This is a time when children under 5 with their families, siblings, grandparents, etc. can come together for stories, songs and activities. It’s all very relaxed and lots of fun.

Sunday 17th December — 7.00pm — Carols By Candlelight, followed by mince pies and coffee in the Church Hall.

Sunday 24th December — 11pm — Carol singing in the Church prior to our ‘Midnight’ Service at 11.30pm. Then, at 11.30pm, we’ll have a worship service to welcome in Christmas Day.

Monday 25th December — 10.30am — A short Christmas Day service for the whole family in the Parish Church.

Advent Prayer Service

Sanctuary First invite us to “Take a moment to feel the peace this Christmas” at a special Falkirk Presbytery Advent prayer service at 3.30pm on Sunday 26th November in Falkirk Trinity Church.

You can either join us in person or online at www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk

171126 Advent Prayer Service

JAFA Church does Advent

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!

Online Advent Calendar launched by the Church of Scotland

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.

Church of Scotland 2015 Advent Calendar image

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

Festival of Light update

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.

Messy Christmas, everybody!

Messy Christmas logoThe 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…”

Advent Reflections

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

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.