Norma Cowan, on behalf of Cornerstone House Of Bread Food Bank, has asked us to pass on her thanks for our continuing support in 2015 and for the Christmas contributions to the food bank.
In 2015 there were around 1600 referrals for food parcels in our local community. During 2015 over 3000 meals were served to those in need in the Friendship Cafe on Thursday evenings. In December alone 130 Christmas meals were served and gifts distributed.
Norma goes on to say that we could not continue this ministry without the partnership of like-minded churches and people in Cumbernauld and it is a great testimony to our Lord to have local churches working together to serve and help some of the poorest in our area.
Isaiah 58:10 – “Feed the hungry and help those in trouble, then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”
House of Bread Food Bank & Friendship Cafe Information
Cornerstone House, Town Centre – open on Thursdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church (Session House) – open Fridays 11am – 12.30pm
Clothes & Textiles, Cornerstone House – open Thursdays 6pm – 7.30pm
Food Co-op, Cornerstone House – open Mondays & Wednesdays 10am – 2pm
Woohoo!! I hope everyone has had a great time over the summer holidays and that you are now looking forward to coming back to Messy Church. I know we are!
Our next Points North Messy Church will be on Sunday 13th September from 3.00-5.00pm, but please note we’ve moved: our new location will be the Condorrat Parish Church hall. There is parking available and if anyone needs transport feel free to leave a message and we can organise for you to be collected… we don’t want anyone to miss out!
As usual we will have all our crafts, activities, time for celebration, games and a sharing of food together (made by our very talented chef Lorna)
Everyone is welcome to join us and if you can lend a hand even better… the more the merrier.
*** SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER ***
*** 3.00 – 5.00PM ***
*** CONDORRAT PARISH CHURCH HALL ***
The next Cumbernauld Points North Messy Church will be on Sunday 8th February, i.e. this coming Sunday, when we’ll be looking at the theme of ‘friendship’.
There will be lots of crafts and activities linked to that theme, and we’ll hear about the Bible story of a group of people who wanted to help their sick friend so much that they climbed up onto the roof of a house and lowered him down to the room where Jesus was so he could heal him! After a time for games we’ll sit down to share a meal together. The fun starts at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch, G68 9ND at 3pm and we’ll finish around 5pm. All welcome!
The Cumbernauld Old Parish Church Men’s Group Annual Burns’ Supper will be held on Wednesday 21 January 2015 in Cumbernauld Bowling Club, and everyone is encouraged to come along to this extremely popular social event in the Church calendar.
It might even be considered the social event of the Year and, if you have never been to our Burns’ Supper before, you do not know what you have been missing!
Cumbernauld Burns Club will provide their usual, entertaining dialogue, masterminded by Callum Cormack, our Chairman for the evening. Our own Janet Graham and David Boyle will provide excellent musical interludes, and Anne Walker will provide her usual wit in defence of the ladies. You will also be served a first class meal! All in all, a great night, not to be missed.
Tickets are now available from any member of the Men’s Group, modestly priced at £7 per head. The time on the evening is 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Hope to see you there.
J.A.F.A. Church is back in two weeks time on Sunday 28th September to be exact! So make it a date in your calendar. This month our theme is based on a Biblical character found in the Book of Judges – a man with incredible strength given to him through God, a man called Samson. He wrestled with lions, he fought men in battle and tore down pillars of buildings. There’ll be a tug-of-war this month, weights to lift and pillars to destroy along with other great activities – find out how strong you are! We need food to give us all that strength so shepherds pie is on the menu. Come along to Abronhill Parish Church on the 28th September and join in the fun!
St Mungo’s are holding another of their car-less boot sales on Saturday August 9th from 10am-1.30pm. Come along and grab a bargain then relax at our café which will be selling hot filled rolls as well as beverages. If you are interested in having a table at the sale please contact Margaret Campbell on 07923576476 or 07847273716. Margaret can also be contacted on 01236 610458.
This Sunday 20th October sees our annual Harvest Services and we welcome gifts of dried groceries (e.g. pasta, rice, cereals, dried fruit), tinned food (e.g. vegetables or soup), drinks (e.g. tea, coffee, long-life fruit juices) and toiletries which will be shared out to by the Social Work department based in Easterhouse, Glasgow. Everything donated will find its way to people in need.