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Christmas Unwrapped 2016

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.

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Light instead of darkness 

​The nights are fair drawing in – it’s getting darker earlier – so what about some light, eh?!  This month, J.A.F.A. Church’s theme is “Light instead of darkness”.  

We’re on 30th October – the day the clocks go back – 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church.  Why not come along? 

We’re making stained glass pictures, we’re icing biscuits with white and dark chocolate, making paper lanterns and glass painting.  Mind you, if you’re brave enough why not try our game of feeling for different things while blindfolded – are you brave enough to try?  

Come along and join in the fun!  It’s free and we’ll be finding out how Jesus brings light to the world. Remember, that’s Sunday 30th October from 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church. See you there! 

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Could this be your call?

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is looking for a new Minister. The advert below was published in Life and Work during the summer and we believe the person we seek is out there, just waiting for that sense of call. If this is you, or you know of someone who would like to join us, please get in touch – the relevant contact details are in the advert.

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‘On the Road’ with the Church of Scotland

logo_on_the_roadRepresentatives from the Church of Scotland are going ‘on the road’ this autumn to 15 venues spread across the length and breadth of Scotland (and also to London) to hear the views of local people on the future of the church. The whole process is designed to enable the national church to plan, prioritise and implement ideas from ordinary members to enable it to flourish into the 2020s and beyond.

They in turn will share the ideas put forward by the General Assembly and seek views and opinions on them. These events are an open invitation to everyone connected with the Church, so whether you are an office bearer, a regular attender or only drop in occasionally, they want to hear from YOU!

A full list of dates and venues, as well as further information about the initiative is on the Church of Scotland website,  but those nearest to us in Cumbernauld are at Glasgow Renfield St Stephen’s Church on Saturday 10th September from 11am until 3pm, and again in St Andrew’s Church, Bo’ness on Wednesday 30th November from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.

Don’t leave it to someone else, come along and have your say.

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Anniversary celebrations at St Mungo’s

St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld is celebrating 50 years of the opening of its church building to the very day this Sunday 4th September. There will be a service celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion at 11.15 am followed by a afternoon tea in the large hall. There will also be a chance to reminisce with some old photos of the Church through the 50 years to the present day. A warm welcome is offered to all.

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Coming Together for Worship

On Sunday 28th August the five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld will come together for a joint service of worship at 10.30am in Condorrat Parish Church.

This joint service will replace the usual morning worship services in each of the five Cumbernauld Church of Scotland congregations and we look forward to welcoming church members and visitors alike on the day.

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Book Launch by former Cumbernauld minister

Tomas Bisek book coverRev. Tomas Bisek, a former Associate Minister at Condorrat Parish Church in Cumbernauld, has published a book called “Finding My Way“, memories of a Czech Dissident 1939-2008.

The book tells the story of Tomas’ life in what was then Czechoslovakia: his early childhood during the Second World War; his youth and army service under the Soviet Communist regime; his life as a minister in the Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren; his signing, along with his wife Daniela, of Charter 77 and their subsequent persecution by the regime leading to their exile in 1985.  Tomas relates how they then came to Scotland with their young family and, struggling with the pain of exile, he worked as a minister in Cumbernauld and in Glasgow until they were able to return in 1996, after the collapse of the Communist regime, to a Prague that was much changed.

Tomas BisekTomas and Daniela will be in Edinburgh to attend a launch event for the book during the Church of Scotland General Assembly.  The launch will take place on Wednesday, 25th May at around 1pm in the Augustine Centre on George IV Bridge. A complimentary light lunch will be served from 12.30 and copies of the book will be available to buy at the cover price of £9.95. There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion. You are warmly invited to attend this event.

Copies of the book are also available to buy at a pre-launch price of £8.00, before May 25th. If you would like to order a copy, please contact John & Mary Miller by email: mary.miller15 at btinternet.com, or by post to 0/1 98 Kirkcaldy Road, Glasgow G41 4LD.

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