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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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Upcoming Events

We’ve been advised of a couple of (quite different) events coming up in the next week or two and thought we’d pass on the details. The first is an event called The Kelpies Canter, organised by Christian Aid, and the other is a half-day conference to be co-hosted by Pray for Scotland.

If you have any questions about these events, please contact the organisers directly as we’ve no information other than what has been copied below.

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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.

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Christian Aid Thanksgiving Service

CHRISTIAN AID invites you to join them at a Service of Thanksgiving on Tuesday 10th November at 19.30 in St Giles Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

This is a Service of Thanksgiving for the work of Christian Aid over the last 70 years and the preacher will be Rowan Williams, Chair of Christian Aid.

The service is open to all.

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Loko’s Burden: A Story from Ethiopia

This is Christian Aid Week. This year it runs from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 May.

The video below tells the story of two women and their community in Ethiopia, and how HUNDEE, a local partner of Christian Aid is helping them. It’s is also a story of how our donations in Christian Aid Week will make a difference.

If you can donate to Christian Aid Week, please do so. Thank-you. If not, thanks for taking the time to watch the video and remember the work of Christian Aid in your prayers.

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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.

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Moderator announces daily reflections for Lent

The Moderator of the General Assembly is encouraging the Church to explore the meaning of Lent through a series of specially commissioned daily articles from February 18th.

In an article on the Church of Scotland website, Rt Rev John Chalmers explains his initiative, which he is undertaking in partnership with Christian Aid. He writes “Each day throughout Lent the Homepage of the Church of Scotland website will feature Christian Aid’s Count your Blessings diary; as you click on the Count your Blessings icon it will lead you to a short reflection which expands on the theme for the day.”

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