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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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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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