Want a break from the rush and busy-ness of Christmas to take some time out to pause and reflect?
Over twenty churches in Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland are inviting people to “Come, journey with the star” in your own time and in your own way at the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk over three days next week.
The dates and times are:
Wednesday 20th December, from 12 noon – 3pm
Thursday 21st December, from 11am – 5pm
Friday 22nd December, from 11am – 3pm
If you can’t make it along to the Howgate, you can also follow our Advent journey online, or on your tablet or mobile phone, thanks to our friends at Sanctuary First -click on the link to find out more.
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.
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.
Details of the Christmas worship services at Cumbernauld St Mungo’s Parish Church are now available. Here’s what we have on offer:
Sunday 17th December – 11.15am – Family service presented by the young church.
Sunday 24th December – 11.15am – Christmas Eve morning worship,
then at 7pm on Christmas Eve, we have a Family Watchnight service (note its early timing).
The next of our churches to publicise their worship services for this Christmas season is Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Their Christmas diary reads as follows:
Thursday 14th December – 7.00pm – Boys’ Brigade Carol Service in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch. All welcome!
Sunday 17th December – 10.15am – Gift Service plus J Team Nativity Play in the Parish Church, Cumbernauld Village, followed at 11.45am by a Gift Service in the Forge Centre, Balloch.
Also on Sunday 17th December at 6.30pm in the Parish Church we have our annual Rainbow Service, a time of memorial and reflection for those who have been bereaved.
Sunday 24th December – 4.30pm – Christingle Family Service at the Forge Centre, Balloch.
At 11.30pm there is a Watchnight service in the Parish Church in the Village.
Monday 25th December – 10.15am – Christmas Day family worship in the Parish Church.
Sunday 31st December – 10.15am – Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, Parish Church, and at 11.45am in the Forge Centre, Balloch.
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.
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.