Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has launched its Christmas Appeal ahead of our annual Gift Service which will be held in church on Sunday 15th December.
Everyone who is able to is invited to share the joy and hope of Christmas by donating festive food items and gifts (preferably unwrapped) to be distributed through our local food banks. Donations of toiletries (especially for men) and toys would be most welcome.
Cash donations are also appreciated, as they can be used to buy and distribute fresh items on the day. These can be placed in the jar / tin in the vestibule / Session House at Cumbernauld Old. (Please note that no money is stored on the premises overnight.)
Donations of non-perishable festive food and treats are of course also welcome and these can be placed in the box in the vestibule any Sunday between now and 15th December.
The Christmas event at Cornerstone is on 19th December. Craighalbert Church will serve a hot Christmas meal, and food parcels and gifts will be distributed. At the Cumbernauld Village food bank we will have our own Christmas event on 13th December with treats and tea, and share fellowship and hope.
Grateful thanks to everyone for their continuing support.
The first session of a new Bible Study / Discussion Group, called Jesus, the Game Changer, takes place this Thursday 31st October at 3.00pm in the Session House of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, next to the church.
Thanks to every one who has already signed up, but even if you haven’t you can still come along and join in. The group will run fortnightly on Thursday afternoons, and the second meeting will be on Thursday 14th November.
A second Bible Study, called God Is Closer Than You Think, has been arranged for the Community Room at Tesco, Craigmarloch and starts on Thursday 7th November at 2pm. This group will also meet fortnightly thereafter. It still isn’t too late to sign up!
The next event on the Fundraising calendar at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is a Craft Fair and Silent Auction taking place this Friday 25th October at 7.30pm in Cumbernauld Bowling Club.
Tickets are now available and cost £2. This includes tea / coffee and a Christmassy biscuit. We would be grateful for donations for the Silent Auction, for example wine, toiletries, perfume, novelty gifts, foodstuff, household items and bric a brac. These can be handed in on the night. Hope to see you there!
Another date for your diaries is the planned St Andrew’s Night fund-raiser on Friday 22nd November, again for Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, and again taking place at Cumbernauld Bowling Club. More information to follow.
The Ladies’ Group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church resumes for its Autumn session on Tuesday 8th October in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch. In a change from previous years, this session’s meetings will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm – 3pm.
Our syllabus is still being finalised, but a warm welcome is extended to any ladies who wish to join us. We hope the change of day and time will be more convenient for those who would like to come along.
A number of our churches in Cumbernauld will be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion this weekend. Here are the details we have so far:
Condorrat Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 1st September at 11.00am and all are welcome.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in the Village Church on Sunday 1st September at 11.00am. There will also be a short, reflective celebration of Communion in the Church at 6.30pm and all are welcome to come to either or both of these services.
St Mungo’s Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 1st September. The service starts at 11.30am and a warm welcome is offered to all.
A huge thank-you to everyone who took part in this year’s Christian Aid Week at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. We recently counted the money collected and are delighted to announce that £1900.29 was raised by the door-to-door, congregation and ‘neighbours’ donations. A further £311 was raised at the Boys’ Brigade Annual Display.
When one adds the Gift Aid pledged on those donations, the final total raised for Christian Aid is a wonderful £2433.83.
That is an impressive amount of money, especially as there were only six door-to-door collectors this year. Thanks are due to them, and to our BB Company, but also to everyone in the congregation who invited their ‘Christmas Card neighbours’ to donate; this really has made a huge difference to the total amount raised. This contribution to Christian Aid will hopefully have a considerable impact on the women of Sierra Leone.
Thanks again, everyone!
The annual Church Fete at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is taking place in the manse gardens on Saturday 11th May from 1pm – 3 pm. Tickets cost £3 and include tea / coffee and creamed scone with jam. Children’s entry is free.
The following stalls and activities are planned: Fairtrade gift stall, tombola, ‘New to You’ stall, home baking, raffle, games for children (weather permitting), face painting, and craft stall. We are also delighted that members from the Cumbernauld Musical Theatre will be joining us to provide entertainment.
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