A meeting will be held in Abronhill Parish Church on Thursday 7th November, i.e. this coming Thursday, at 10.30am to discuss options for the future shape of the Church of Scotland in Cumbernauld in the 2020s and beyond. Everyone, and your ideas, welcome!
St Mungo’s and Kildrum Parish Churches in Cumbernauld are linking. A Service of Linkage, led by Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland, will take place at St Mungo’s Parish Church on Thursday 4th April at 7pm.
Members of Presbytery will be in attendance and we encourage a good turnout from both congregations and the wider Cumbernauld community as we look forward to a bright future in partnership.
A tea with home baking will be held in the large hall after the service.
Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland will be hosting ‘Easter Cracked Open‘, an event for all ages, in the Community Hub of the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk on Saturday 24th March from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
There will be stories, games, crafts and music, all on an Easter theme.
Why not pop in and say “hello”?
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.
Sanctuary First invite us to “Take a moment to feel the peace this Christmas” at a special Falkirk Presbytery Advent prayer service at 3.30pm on Sunday 26th November in Falkirk Trinity Church.
You can either join us in person or online at www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk
The Church of Scotland congregations in the Presbytery of Falkirk (which includes the Cumbernauld churches) are holding an event over three days at the start of June called Pop-Up Pentecost.
On the the first two days there will be a Prayer Labyrinth in the Howgate Shopping Centre in Falkirk and on the Saturday there will be activities for all the family in a marquee at Falkirk Trinity Church in the town centre (inside the church if the weather’s bad). Entry to all events is free and we’ve created a Facebook event page for further details.
Thursday 1 June – 12 to 4 – Prayer Labyrinth in the Howgate
Friday 2 June – 11 to 3 – Prayer Labyrinth in the Howgate
Saturday 3 June – 11 to 3 – Pop-Up Pentecost, with crafts, games, music and stories, at Falkirk Trinity Church