John Denney from Condorrat Parish Church will be one of around 9000 people taking part in Sleep in the Park in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens on December 9th.
This initiative by Social Bite aims to raise both awareness of and money towards eradicating homelessness in Scotland.
Money can either be donated directly online through John’s page on Virgin Money Giving or the Sleep in the Park website.
There will also be a retiral collection at Condorrat Parish Church after our Carols By Candlelight service on December 17th. Obviously any other donations for John’s effort can be given directly to the church at any time.
Cumbernauld’s annual Festival of Light carol service will be held on Sunday 10th December 2017 at 7.30pm in St Mungo’s Parish Church in the Town Centre.
Everyone is cordially invited to this ecumenical service of readings and carols. The Croy Silver Band will once more lead the congregational singing, an incredibly talented Gaelic duet will sing, and the choir from Ravenswood Primary School will also contribute to what promises to be another memorable evening.
We invite you to take some time out from all the hustle and bustle in the lead-up to Christmas and join us on the evening of Sunday 10th December. Entry is free and you don’t need a ticket, but donations for Christian Aid and the One World Group will be gratefully received at the end of the service.
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.
The annual Festival of Light service will be held this year in Sacred Heart Church in Kildrum on Sunday 4 December at 7.30 pm and everyone is cordially invited to come along and join this ecumenical Carol Service.
This festival of Christmas carols and Bible readings has been going for 26 years and is organised by a committee drawn from many Cumbernauld churches. This year’s festival will feature Cumbernauld Choir and the children from Carbrain Primary School as well as festival stalwarts, the Croy Silver Band. The readings will be given by Andrew Longye, Minister at the Free Church, Stuart McDonald MP, Liz Dalling and Ivar Struthers from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church of Scotland. The reflection this year will be given by Deacon Kenny McGeachie of St Lucy’s in Abronhill.
As well as bringing congregations from all of Cumbernauld’s Churches together in a Christmas celebration, the Festival Of Light is also a fundraising event for Sacred Heart’s Third World Group and for Christian Aid, whose Christmas Appeal this year coincidentally is entitled Light the Way for people fleeing violence this Christmas.
Please come along and lend your support to this wonderful Christmas service. It really is a very special evening. We attach a poster you may wish to copy and circulate. But most of all, please come along and show your support on Sunday 4th December.
The annual Festival of Light Service takes place on Sunday 6th December at St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld Town Centre at 7.30pm.
Please come if you can and join the congregation to sing carols, hear readings from the Bible and listen to the Croy Silver Band and the Gaelic Choir.
It will be a memorable evening and we look forward to welcoming you. Entry is by donation with the proceeds being shared between Christian Aid and the Third World Group of Sacred Heart church.
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.