Falkirk Trinity Church is delighted to announce that John Bell of the Iona Community will be appearing in the church for an evening of light entertainment on Friday 16th February!
This event, titled ‘Holy and Humorous‘, will start at 7.00pm and tickets are available, costing £10 (subject to booking fee), from the Church Office or online.
John Bell is a member and resource worker of the Iona Community. He is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, a hymn writer and occasional broadcaster who works in all continents.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.
Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland has been invited to send a ‘youth rep’ (aged 18-25) to the church’s General Assembly, which takes place in Edinburgh from 18th-25th May 2018.
Youth reps from the church’s presbyteries spend the week together and far from being dull, everyone who goes says it’s one of the best weeks of their year.
Anyone interested in being a presbytery rep should download the Job Description and a Nomination Form, both available from the church’s website) have a read through and think about whether this is something you would like to do.
If it is, then please complete the Nomination Form and send it to your presbytery clerk by 1st Feb 2018. On the form you need to give some details about yourself and why you want to be a rep, and then get two different people to nominate you (one of them needs to be your minister / youth worker). The form also needs signed at the bottom by your minister. Putting your name forward doesn’t mean you will get chosen, but if you don’t put your name forward, then you definitely won’t!
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.
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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.
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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.