ABRONHILL PARISH CHURCH

The Craft Group will be holding a Coffee and Craft afternoon on Monday 28 October from 2pm – 4pm in the kitchen hall. All are welcome. The members of the group have been working very hard at preparing cards and gifts for the stall and all proceeds will go to Church funds. There will be a charge of £2 which will include entrance and tea/coffee/goodies.

Our next ‘Lunch Break’ will be on Monday 4 November in the Church. Soup and light lunches, tea and cakes will be served between 12 noon and 2 pm. All are welcome to come along. Prices available on the day.

New Session starts for 1st Cumbernauld BB

The 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade company, attached to Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, has its enrolment night for the new session on Thursday 6th September between 6pm and 8pm. Any boy wishing to join the fun will be made very welcome.

The company meets in the Forge Community Centre, Ben Lawers Drive, Cumbernauld, every Thursday from September onwards with the Anchor Boys (P1 – P3) meeting from 6.00pm to 7.00pm, the Junior Section (P4 – P6) from 7.00pm to 8.30pm and the Company Section (P7 – S6) from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.

For information about annual and weekly subscriptions for 2018/19 and all the Company’s news, please keep an eye on their Facebook or Twitter posts.

The Adventure Starts Here!

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1st Condorrat Boys’ Brigade enrolment

Boys' Brigade anchor logoThe 1st Condorrat Boys’ Brigade company, attached to Condorrat Parish Church, will soon have their enrolment evenings for the new 2018/19 session and all boys will be made most welcome to join them. The details are as follows:

Anchor Boys (5 yo – P3) Monday 3rd September at 6.30pm
Junior Section (P4 – P6) Thursday 6th September at 7.15pm
Company Section (P7 – S3) Thursday 6th September at 7.15pm
Seniors (S4 – S6) Thursday 6th September at 7.15pm

All sections meet in Condorrat Parish Church Hall and they look forward to seeing everyone, both old and new, in September. You can keep up-to-date with all the Company’s news on their Facebook page.

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Condorrat Girls’ Brigade

GB logoThe 1st Condorrat Girls’ Brigade company, attached to Condorrat Parish Church, is looking for new recruits!

Girls who would like to take part in some fun activities, make crafts as well as new friends will be made most welcome any Tuesday evening from Tuesday 28th August in Condorrat Church Hall.

Girls in P1 – P3 meet from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, while girls in P4 upwards meet from 7.30pm – 9.00pm.

 

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Abronhill Church Evening of Music, Memories and Merriment

Nan McCabe, Marjory Williamson and friends will be hosting an evening of music, memories and merriment in the Church Hall on Saturday 7 October at 7pm in aid of Dr. Graham’s Home. Tickets cost £3 and can be bought from Nan & John Manson. Nan & Marjory will also be doing a Sponsored Walk in Israel in January and donations towards this will be gratefully received at any time.

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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JAFA Church does Advent

Yes, we know J.A.F.A. Church should be celebrating St. Andrew’s Day on 27th November but as it’s also the first Sunday in Advent and also, as the last Sunday of December is Christmas Day this year, we decided to have as our theme ‘Advent’ instead of St. Andrew.

So on Sunday 27th November, from 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church, we will be exploring the theme of ‘Advent’ (the name we give to the lead-up to Christmas).

We’ll be playing a dice game using the badminton court, journeying with Mary and Joseph on the long journey to Bethlehem, making advent wreaths / crowns, making Christmas banners and, as we’ll need a star to light the way, so we’ll be making stars too.

We hope you’ll come along and join in the fun! It’s free and we get fed too!

Light instead of darkness 

​The nights are fair drawing in – it’s getting darker earlier – so what about some light, eh?!  This month, J.A.F.A. Church’s theme is “Light instead of darkness”.  

We’re on 30th October – the day the clocks go back – 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church.  Why not come along? 

We’re making stained glass pictures, we’re icing biscuits with white and dark chocolate, making paper lanterns and glass painting.  Mind you, if you’re brave enough why not try our game of feeling for different things while blindfolded – are you brave enough to try?  

Come along and join in the fun!  It’s free and we’ll be finding out how Jesus brings light to the world. Remember, that’s Sunday 30th October from 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church. See you there! 

Harvest Fun at JAFA Church

September is here at last and off we go with J.A.F.A. Church for the new session! We meet on Sunday 25th September from 4.00pm – 6.00pm at Abronhill Parish Church and all families are welcome.

Harvest is this month’s theme. Activities include making fruit and vegetables with play-doh, ‘dooking’ for apples (now that sounds fun!), making chocolate strawberries (even more fun!) and thanking God for our food by making a Thank You plate.

If you haven’t yet tried J.A.F.A. Church and have been thinking of coming along, please do – it’s free, it’s fun and you even get your dinner.

The Holiday of a Lifetime

We’re all starting to think about going on holiday – and this stunning weather helps! This month in J.A.F.A. Church we’re thinking about “The holiday of a lifetime”.

Where do you think our destination might be? Come along and join in the fun – make your own passport, join in with the team game to pack a suitcase, look up atlas and road maps to plan your journey, or build a 3D jigsaw of the world.

No holiday by the seaside would be complete without fish and chips – so guess what we’re having for tea this month?

The fun takes place from 4 -6pm on Sunday 26th June at Abronhill Parish Church. See you then!

Easter fun at J.A.F.A. Church

Easter Day might be full of bunnies and crème eggs but not at J.A.F.A. Church!

J.A.F.A. Church is on Easter Day (Sunday 27th March) so rather than stand in a queue at Palacerigg Country Park, come along and join in the activities at Abronhill Parish Church from 4-6pm.

Make Easter bonnets, Easter gardens, decorate a hard boiled egg and roll it down the hillside outside the church, and go on an Easter Egg hunt. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do and learn what Easter really is about – the joy of Jesus’ wonderful resurrection.

It’s Panto time at Kildrum!

Kildrum Parish Church is having the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this weekend (29 – 31 January). The cast and crew are made up of the Church’s youth organisations and members of the congregation.
The first performance is 7pm tonight (Friday 29th), with another performance on Saturday, also at 7pm, and the final performance on Sunday afternoon starting at 2pm.

Tickets are available at the door with a suggested donation of £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. Please come along and join in the fun and laughter.

JAFA Church is back for 2016

J.A.F.A. Church at Abronhill is back for the start of a new session. Why not give it a go?

Our theme this month is ‘New Beginnings’ so why not have your own new beginning and come along to Abronhill Parish Church on Sunday 31st January from 4 – 6pm. 

It’s free and we get fed too!  We’ll be planting seeds which you can take away and bring back next month showing us all how the seeds have grown. We’ll also be making calendars and lots of other things that have new beginnings. Hope to see you there!

Christmas Unwrapped

Christmas Unwrapped - Saturday 12 december 2015If you have been following us on Facebook, you’ll be aware that we are taking part in an event called Christmas Unwrapped in the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk on Saturday 12th December.

Along with other Church of Scotland congregations from Falkirk, Grangemouth, Larbert, Denny, the Braes and more we’ll be telling the Christmas story through activities and crafts, story-telling and song. 

Doors open at 10am and our unit in the Howgate will be open until 3pm. All are welcome and there’s bound to be a lot of activity and fun on offer. Hope you can join us!

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The Girl with the Answer

Messy Church logoHe was a big powerful soldier, but he had a problem. Lots of people had no success when they tried to help him, but there was one little girl who might just have the answer.
But did the soldier have the courage to ask her?
And just what was the little girl’s secret?

Find out more at Messy Church on Sunday 14th June, at 3pm in the Forge Centre, Balloch, G68 9ND.
We’ll have crafts, Bible stories, songs, activities and games for people of all ages and ending with a meal together. Hope you can join us!