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Big Day for Cumbernauld Old

On Sunday 30th April, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will welcome Rev Elspeth McKay to preach as ‘sole nominee’ for the vacant charge.

Rev Elspeth McKay has been recommended by the Nominating Committee elected by the congregation and, following our worship service on Sunday 30th, there will be a secret ballot of our members and adherents present at the service on whether or not she should become our new minister.

This service will take place in the Parish Church at 11.00am and replaces our usual two services at 10.15am and 11.45am (the latter usually at the Forge Centre in Balloch).

The ballot, of those on the electoral register of the church who are also present on the day, will follow immediately after the service and the result announced shortly thereafter.

So, whether you are a regular attender, come to our church occasionally or haven’t been for a while, we look forward to welcoming you to Cumbernauld Old on Sunday 30th April at 11.00am for what is the next chapter in our congregation’s life.

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Toddlers’ Praise at Condorrat

Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Toddlers’ Praise service on Palm Sunday 9th April. This will be in the Church Hall and starts at 2pm.

Toddlers’ Praise is for families with pre-school children, but school-age siblings and grandparents are welcome too. It’s a fun, relaxed service, lasting around 30 minutes with songs, stories and activities followed by tea and biscuits.

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Holy Week & Easter 2017

The five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld have announced details of their worship services and activities for Holy Week and Easter. Here’s a list of what we have planned:

Sunday 9th April – Palm Sunday

10.15am: Morning worship, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church (Village)

10.30am: Morning worship, Kildrum Parish Church

11.00am: Morning worship, Condorrat Parish Church

11.15am: Morning worship, Abronhill Parish Church

11.15am: Morning worship, St Mungo’s Parish Church

11.45am: Morning worship, Forge Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)

2.00pm: Toddlers Praise in the Condorrat Parish Church Hall. For families with pre-school children, but school age siblings and and grandparents welcome too. A fun, relaxed service lasting around 30 minutes followed by tea and biscuits.

Monday 10th April

7.00pm: Holy Week service, Abronhill Parish Church

Tuesday 11th April

7.00pm: Holy Week service, Abronhill Parish Church

Wednesday 12th April

7.00pm: Holy Week service, Abronhill Parish Church

Thursday 13th April – Maundy Thursday

7.00pm: Maundy Thursday Communion service, Abronhill

7.00pm: Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Condorrat

7.00pm: Maundy Thursday service, St Mungo’s. We will share a simple Passover meal in the large hall followed by Communion in the church sanctuary

7.30pm: Maundy Thursday Communion service, Cumbernauld Old

7.30pm: Maundy Thursday Communion service, Kildrum

Friday 14th April – Good Friday

10.30am – 12 noon (approx): Good Friday Walk of Witness, arranged by Cumbernauld Churches Together. Starting from outside the Dunnes store in the Town Centre at 10.45am and going via various locations in the Town Centre, ending at Cumbernauld United Reformed Church at around 12 noon. (Please note our new timings this year)

12.00 – 3.00pm: Good Friday Vigil – Cumbernauld Old will be open for prayer and reflection, with Bible readings and meditations on the hour and half-hour.

12.00 – 3.00pm: Good Friday Vigil, following the last three hours of Jesus’ passion and death with a short reading and reflection every 15 minutes, remainder of the time for quiet. Kildrum Parish Church

7.00pm: Good Friday service, Abronhill

7.00pm: Good Friday service, Condorrat

7.00pm: Good Friday service, St Mungo’s

Sunday 16th April – Easter Day

7.00am: Easter Morning service in the Chancel garden of Kildrum Parish Church

10.15am: Easter Day service, Cumbernauld Old

10.30am: Easter Day service, Kildrum

11.00am: Easter Day service, Condorrat, with decoration of the cross with daffodils

11.15am: Easter Day service, Abronhill

11.15am: Easter Day service, St Mungo’s

11.45am: Easter Day service, Forge Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)

 

 

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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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