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Alpha returns to Condorrat

Alpha course logoCondorrat Parish Church will be hosting an Alpha course, starting on Monday 3rd September from 7pm until about 8.30pm and running for around ten weeks.

Alpha is a course designed for those who want to know more about God, Jesus, the Christian gospel and life.

If you would like more information or want to come along, please leave us a note with your contact details. We’ll pass them on to the organiser and get back to you.

You can also find out more about Alpha courses on their website.

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Doors Open at Cumbernauld Old

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is opening its doors to visitors once again this summer. Volunteers will be available every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm in July, August and September to welcome visitors and show them around our historic church building in the Village. Hope you can pop by and say hello!

We’ll have different opening arrangements during the weekend of Doors Open Days (8 / 9 September) and will post these nearer the time.

Remember, too, that the Church is open for worship every Sunday at 10.15am and everyone is welcome to attend any of our services. Worship during July and August also takes place each Sunday at the Forge Community Centre in Balloch at 11.45am.

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Birthday celebrations at JAFA Church

“Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Church, Happy Birthday to you”. We all have birthdays, and the Christian Church is no different. 

Did you know the Church had a birthday? When Jesus had been resurrected, he said he would send a helper – the Holy Spirit – to help the disciples in the work he’d asked them to do. Jesus went back to Heaven but as he did so, the Holy Spirit came down onto the disciples like flames of fire; like a strong wind. They then carried on the work that Jesus had asked them to do. 

This month in J.A.F.A. Church we’re holding a birthday party! We’ll be making candles with flames, birthday cards, paper chains for our party and we’re even going to have a birthday cake! 

Come along from 4 – 6pm on Sunday 29th May to Abronhill Parish Church.  It’s free and you don’t even have to bring a present!  Jesus is your present!

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Harvest Big Sing

Falkirk Trinity Church is hosting a delegation from the Church in Schüren, Dormund between 8th and 15th October.
The visit will culminate in a ‘Harvest’ Big Sing in Falkirk Trinity on Wednesday 14th October at 7.30pm followed by refreshments etc. Singers from  church choirs are invited to participate in this event and form a Joint Choir.

Rehearsals for participation in the Joint Choir are scheduled on the evenings of Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th October at 7.30pm in the Sanctuary of Falkirk Trinity Church with a pre-event rehearsal for the Joint Choir at 6.00pm on Wednesday 14th.

Members of congregations and the public are invited to attend the event on the evening of the 14th October.

If you wish to participate in the Joint Choir please contact Bob Tait – 01324 713746 – or by email: bob.tait [at] blueyonder.co.uk

Tickets will be required by all (price £8 with at least £2 towards charity)
After deduction of expenses the proceeds will be given to the Princess Royal Trust for Young Carers.

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General Assembly 2015

The Church of Scotland General Assembly starts in Edinburgh today, Saturday 16th May, and runs until Friday 22nd. The Cumbernauld congregations are well represented with several of our ministers and elders present.

Follow the proceedings on the Church of Scotland website, from where there is also a live webcast, or on Twitter via the hashtag #GA2015

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Money Management at Abronhill

CAP Money CourseAbronhill Parish Church is launching the CAP (Christians Against Poverty) money course on Monday 2nd February at 6.45pm in Abronhill Parish Church.

This is a course designed to help people of all ages and all walks of life to manage their money better.

As money matters coaches, we’re are not financial advisors, neither will we tell you what to spend your money on, rather we will encourage you to take a better look at your spending and help you to build a budget with the help of the CAP money system of “Budget. Save. Spend”.

The course will run for 3 sessions spread over three Monday evenings with time in-between for you to create your budget and look realistically at your spending.

If you wish to book on the course please go to the CAP website www.capmoneycourse.org to register your place. We hope to see you there.

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The Rainbow Tree

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church held its annual Rainbow Service on the afternoon of Sunday 14th December.
During the service we invited those attending to tie a coloured ribbon to a branch of a tree in memory of someone who had died and whom they wished to remember. What had started out as bare branches soon became a riot of colour as more and more ribbons were added, each one remembering someone special.

The Rainbow Tree will remain in the Parish Church, with another at the Forge Centre in Balloch, through the winter months and you are welcome to add ribbons to it any Sunday before or after our worship services. On Easter Day 2015 the ribbons will be removed, ironed and used to make something beautiful for use in the sanctuary or given to other people who have been bereaved.

The Rainbow Tree 2014

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