Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland presents ‘Christmas Unwrapped 2016’ – an outreach event over three days in the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk. Entry is free and is open to all.
The details are as follows:
Thursday 15th December from 2pm – 7pm Labyrinth & Quiet Space;
Friday 16th December from 11am – 4pm Labyrinth & Quiet Space;
Saturday 17th December from 10am – 3.30pm Craft and fun activities for Christmas, for all ages. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Find out more on our Facebook events page.
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!
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.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be having their next Toddlers’ Praise service on Saturday 5th December in the Parish Church, starting around 11am(-ish). This is our Christmas service and, as well as hearing again the wonderful Christmas story, there will be songs, activities and even some cake to celebrate the birthday of the baby Jesus. There will be juice to drink too (or tea or coffee for the grown-ups). So please bring mum, dad, granny, grandpa, brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles and aunties too!
We invite those coming along to bring a wrapped gift with a label on it (boy / girl and age) for our Christmas gift appeal. If you are able to do that, it would be much appreciated.
It all adds up to about 30 – 45 minutes of fun, and we hope to see as many people as possible on Saturday morning.
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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.
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
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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.