A huge thank-you to everyone who took part in this year’s Christian Aid Week at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. We recently counted the money collected and are delighted to announce that £1900.29 was raised by the door-to-door, congregation and ‘neighbours’ donations. A further £311 was raised at the Boys’ Brigade Annual Display.
When one adds the Gift Aid pledged on those donations, the final total raised for Christian Aid is a wonderful £2433.83.
That is an impressive amount of money, especially as there were only six door-to-door collectors this year. Thanks are due to them, and to our BB Company, but also to everyone in the congregation who invited their ‘Christmas Card neighbours’ to donate; this really has made a huge difference to the total amount raised. This contribution to Christian Aid will hopefully have a considerable impact on the women of Sierra Leone.
Thanks again, everyone!
The team at Christian Aid Scotland would like to invite you and your Christian Aid community to join them at the Gatherings 2019.
Join staff and supporters at a venue near you and find out how we can give, act and pray together in 2019.
Jeanne Kamara, Christian Aid’s country manager in Sierra Leone, will join us to celebrate how her team is transforming people’s lives by standing up to poverty and injustice.
You’ll also get the chance to learn more about Christian Aid’s key issues and how the money you raise is spent.
Tuesday 26 February 2019 – 10.00am – 1.00pm
St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ
Friday 1 March 2019 – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Wheatley House, 25 Cochrane Street, Glasgow, G1 1HL
(with other Gathering dates in Aberdeen and Inverness)
More details on the Christian Aid Scotland Facebook page.
Cumbernauld’s annual Festival of Light worship service will take place on Sunday 9th December at 7.30pm in Sacred Heart Church, Kildrum.
This ecumenical service has been organised by a committee gathered from a number of local churches and we hope as many people as possible will come along and support the event.
Croy Silver Band will again be leading the congregational singing and we will be joined by the choir from one of the local primary schools as well as the Columban Singers from Kilsyth.
No tickets are required, but donations taken at the end of the service will be shared between the Third World Group from Sacred Heart Church and Christian Aid.
Saturday 1st September marks a very special event in the Christian Aid Scotland calendar when they invite people to join them on a walk to remember loved ones no longer with us.
This 10-mile challenge starts in Dollar and ends at Logie Kirk in Stirling, following sections of the Hillfoots Diamond Jubilee Way, which runs below the Ochil Hills.
At Logie Kirk there will be an opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer.
When: Saturday 01 September – 10.00am
Where: Dollar Parish Church, Bridge Street, Dollar
Sign up on the Christian Aid website or find out more by emailing Joanne Dallas at Christian Aid Scotland.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to announce that the excellent sum of £1916.30 was raised in the parish during the recent annual door-to-door collection for Christian Aid Week. Gift Aid declarations were received for an astonishing £947.49 of this total.
We are also delighted to report that a further £350 was donated for the work of Christian Aid at the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade Annual Display. A huge “well done”, thanks and congratulations to everyone involved.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to announce that the total collected from this year’s Christian Aid Week door-to-door collection in the parish was £2595.01 and that the Boys’ Brigade Display raised another £300 for Christian Aid. This is a marvellous total and is £700 more than was collected last year!
Furthermore, from that total, the donations made under Gift Aid amounted to £1274, meaning Christian Aid can recover the tax already paid on them, adding a further 20% or so. Thanks to everyone who completed the Gift Aid form on their red envelope.
Continue reading “Christian Aid Week – it’s good news!”
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.