Christmas in Cumbernauld

Christmas is coming, and the Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld are looking forward to welcoming you at one (or more!) of our services. Here’s a little of what we have on offer, in addition to our regular services on Sunday 23rd December:

Christmas Eve – Monday 24th December

Abronhill Parish Church

Family Christmas Eve Service at 6.30pm
Watchnight Service at 11.15pm

Condorrat Parish Church

Carol-singing at 11.00pm, followed by
Watchnight Service at 11.30pm

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

Family Christingle Service at 4.00pm
Watchnight Service at 11.30pm

Kildrum Parish Church

Family Christmas Eve Service at 7.00pm

St Mungo’s Parish Church

Family Christmas Eve Service at 7.00pm

Christmas Day – Tuesday 25th December

Christmas Day family service at Condorrat at 10.30am
Christmas Day family service at Kildrum at 10.30am
Christmas Day family service at Cumbernauld Old at 10.30am

“O Come, let us adore Him!”

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Come and Sing!

A reminder that this Sunday evening – 3rd December – there will be a ‘Come and Sing‘ Christmas Carol service in Abronhill Parish Church at 6.30pm.

There will be carols old and new with some spoken words in-between groups of carols, so the congregation can catch their breath! There will also be refreshments afterwards.

Festival of Light

171210_010 Festival of Light posterCumbernauld’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.

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.

Festival of Light 2016

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.

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Festival of Light

Festival of Light 2015The 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.