Easter Cracked Open

Easter Cracked Open 2018 logoFalkirk 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”?

Encounter – a Prayer Event for Young People

SU Scotland invite young people from P7 to S6 to a national prayer event on Sunday 4 March at the Inchyra Grange Hotel, Grangemouth, FK2 0YB from 3pm to 8pm.

This popular prayer event draws around 200 people from across Central Scotland with its mix of youth-led worship, prayer stations, workshops about prayer, Bible teaching and prayer games. Booking required: Costs £5, payable at the door, and includes dinner.

Further information and booking: www.suscotland.org.uk/encounter

SU Scotland is a registered charity (no. SC011222) and company limited by
guarantee (no. SC54297). Registered office: 70 Milton Street, Glasgow G4 0HR.

Holy and Humorous

John Bell_160218_poster_smFalkirk 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.

Come, journey with the star

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.

Advent Labyrinth 2017

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.

Advent Prayer Service

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

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Pop-Up Pentecost

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

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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Sanctuary First goes ‘live’

This coming Wednesday 7th September Sanctuary First will be live-streaming from the Acoustic Cafe in 7 Melville Lane, Falkirk. It is hoped this will be the first of many in different venues all around the country.

They also hope that this will be a touching place for those who use Sanctuary First to come and meet each other.

This Wednesday Rachel Zylstra, a New York singer/songwriter will be featured live along with an interactive Bible Study based around some verses in Matthew chapter 5, looking specifically at Christian Identity based on the Beatitudes. This week’s theme will be ‘loss’.

You can watch this event live and online from 7 – 8.30 on Wednesday evening. If you have not yet made it over the door of a church, or it’s been a while since you have done so, why not drop into the Cafe or listen and take part online. Sanctuary First is not looking for regular church attenders, but people who may have given up on church but not the Lord.

Please also keep this event in your prayers this week. If you haven’t checked out the Sanctuary First webpage go to www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk or check them out on Facebook.

Falkirk Presbytery Resource Day

Falkirk Presbytery is holding a ‘Resource Day’ for elders and members of congregations on Saturday 7th May from 9.30am – 3.15pm in Denny Westpark Church.

Among the topics on offer are: Sing a New Song (an opportunity to join with one another in musical praise and perhaps learn a new hymn or two); Fresh Expressions (a way of developing a different ‘style’ of church for those who don’t attend traditional worship); The Science Delusion; Reaching Out to Young People; Leading Worship; and Prayer.

The cost of £5 per person includes tea / coffee and biscuits at the beginning of the day and a snack lunch. This should be paid on the day.

Further information and a booking form are attached.

Presbytery Resource Day May 16 – info

Presbytery Resource Day May 16 – booking

Easter Cracked Open

Falkirk Presbytery is holding an Easter outreach event in the Community Hub of the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk on Friday 18th March from 2-4pm and Saturday 19th March from 10am-3pm.

This event, called Easter Cracked Open, will involve more than a dozen churches and will present the Easter message through story, music, activities and crafts for adults and children alike.

There will also be a Prayer Labyrinth on Thursday 17th March from 10am – 4pm, also in the Howgate, Falkirk.

Why not pop in during any of the days of the event and say “hello”? You can also keep up-to-date with our Facebook event page.

The God Particle – a play

160201_020 God ParticleBrightons Parish Church will be hosting a play called The God Particle by Jim Cary on Wednesday 17th February at 7.00pm. The play is a romantic comedy about an interaction between two people with very different ideas – a vicar and a physicist – who meet in a bar and form a romantic attachment. The play sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013.

Advance tickets (priced £4) can be obtained from Brightons Parish Church or the Strathcarron Hospice shop at the Howgate Shopping Centre in Falkirk. It will also be possible to pay at the door on the night but entry price will be £5.

Tea and coffee will be provided after the play. All proceeds will go to Strathcarron Hospice. This event is being organised and promoted by Brightons Parish Church, Scottish Charity Number SC001385. More information is available on their church website.

 

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.

Moderator to visit Cumbernauld

Rt Rev Lorna Hood, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of ScotlandThe Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Rev Lorna Hood, and her husband Peter will be visiting Falkirk Presbytery from Saturday 18th – Sunday 26th January. During her visit she will be preaching at a joint ecumenical service at St Mungo’s Parish Church, Cumbernauld.

The service has been organised by the five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld and takes place on Sunday 19th January, starting at 6.30pm. We hope that she will receive a warm welcome and are looking forward to hearing her preach.

The Moderator will also be visiting the Antonine Shopping Centre in the town on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st January, while other engagements during her visit to Falkirk Presbytery will include church services at Larbert Old, Abbotsgrange (Grangemouth) and Bo’ness St Andrew’s as well as visits to INEOS in Grangemouth, Strathcarron Hospice, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Polmont Young Offenders Institution and the Falkirk Wheel.

Concert

Falkirk Old and St. Modan’s Parish Church (the Church opposite Marks and Spencer on the High Street) are hosting a concert for Christian rock band ‘Superhero’ in the Sanctuary on Sunday March 3rd at 7.30pm. A hugely popular group from Glasgow, Superhero are undertaking their ‘Battle For Your Soul’ spring tour in the next few weeks, playing in churches and high schools throughout the UK.  This concert is aimed at everyone from P7 and above – all are welcome!  The café will be open for tea and coffee for any parents/carers who want to wait in the Church but don’t want to attend the concert. Snacks, juice and merchandise will also be available on the night. It is anticipated that the event will finish around 9.45pm.  Parents/carers are asked to make sure that safe travel arrangements are in place for their children.To find out more about Superhero, go to:

www.superhero.org.uk www.facebook.com/superherouk

Tickets for this fantastic event cost £5 and are available from the Church Office. Tel: 01324 611017. www.foasmpc.org.uk