Sunday 14th October will be our annual Harvest Thanksgiving service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. The service will be conducted by our minister Rev Elspeth McKay and takes place in the Parish Church at 11am.
Once again all donations to the harvest table will go to our own food bank, run in conjunction with Bethlehem House of Bread at Cornerstone House. Donations of tinned and dried goods (pasta, rice, tea, coffee, etc.) are most welcome.
Our food bank no longer receives support from local supermarkets, yet the numbers attending the Village food bank have doubled over the last year, so it relies heavily on our donations. Every tin or packet will be much appreciated. We have a long history of supporting the food bank week by week and there is always a box in the vestibule where you can place donations at any time. Time to give thanks, time to be generous!
Cumbernauld: St Mungo’s Parish Church are holding our Harvest Thanksgiving Service this Sunday 7th October at 11.15am.
We’ll be accepting donations of canned or dry non-perishable goods to be forwarded on to the Salvation Army. Alternatively we shall also be accepting monetary donations for the Glasgow City Mission harvest appeal.
Condorrat Parish Church are holding a Toddlers’ Harvest Praise service on Sunday 30th September at 2pm. All children under 5 are welcome and can bring siblings, parents, and grandparents. Fun guaranteed!
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.
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.
On Saturday 5th September, Cumbernauld Old holds its next Toddlers’ Praise service starting around 11am(-ish).
Our theme will be Harvest and we are inviting all toddlers to come along dressed in autumn colours, or even as farmers. We’re also hoping there will be lots of toy tractors brought along to display! Oh, and please bring mum, dad, granny, grandpa and uncles and aunties too! There will be songs and a story, things to collect and something to make and juice and biscuits (with tea or coffee for the grown-ups).
It all adds up to about 30 – 45 minutes of fun, and we hope to see as many people as possible on the day.
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.
J.A.F.A. Church begins again on Sunday 29th September from 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church. The theme will be ‘Harvest’ with our activities ranging from dooking for apples to making fish-shaped croutons to go with our tomato soup! All families are welcome. We’re looking forward to welcoming you along.
St Mungo’s Church Harvest Thanksgiving Service is this Sunday, 14th October. The Young Church and wider congregation are asked to bring non-perishable goods to be donated to the local food bank. We shall also be having a retiring collection to be split between Strathcarron Hospice and The Glasgow City Mission.
The annual Harvest Thanksgiving services at Cumbernauld Old will be on Sunday 7th October at 10.15am and 11.45am. We invite those attending to bring a gift of dried groceries (pasta, rice, cereals, dried fruit), tinned food (vegetables, soup), drinks (tea, coffee, long-life fruit juices) or toiletries which will be shared out by the Social Work Department based in Easterhouse in Glasgow. Everything will find its way to people in need. Thank-you in advance!
A Lunch and Fashion Show is to be held at the Westerwood Hotel on Saturday 6th October in aid of our Sanctuary Refurbishment Project.
We are pleased to note an increase in the youth organisations and we look forward to the service on Sunday 7th October which the young people are organising and presenting. The Guild Dedication will also take place on that day.
The Quinquennial Visit by representatives of Falkirk Presbytery will take place on Monday 8th October. They first meet with the Minister, then the Congregational Board and then with the Kirk Session. Our Session Clerk advises that, in general, the purpose of the visit is to see how we are getting on; what we have done over the past five years; what our plans are for the future and to be sure that we are in ‘good health’.
This month the Guild will be looking at the start of a Three Year Theme which is based on their motto Whose we are and Whom we serve. At their meeting on 10th October they will be concentrating on ‘A faith to proclaim’.
On Sunday 14 October the service is expected to be conducted by the Presbytery Visitation Team.
Harvest Sunday is on 21st October. Donated dried/tinned goods and a retiral offering will go the Glasgow City Mission.
Cumbernauld Old will be holding their next Toddlers’ Praise service on Saturday 29th September at 11am (-ish) in the Parish Church. The service will feature songs, prayers, stories and games with a Harvest theme and all toddlers are invited to come along dressed in autumn colours (or even as farmers!) – and don’t forget to bring Mum, Dad, Granny, Grandpa or anyone else who would like to come. There will be juice and biscuits as well as tea & coffee for grown-ups.