Game Changer at Cumbernauld Old

Jesus the Game ChangerThe first session of a new Bible Study / Discussion Group, called Jesus, the Game Changer, takes place this Thursday 31st October at 3.00pm in the Session House of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, next to the church.

Thanks to every one who has already signed up, but even if you haven’t you can still come along and join in. The group will run fortnightly on Thursday afternoons, and the second meeting will be on Thursday 14th November.

A second Bible Study, called God Is Closer Than You Think, has been arranged for the Community Room at Tesco, Craigmarloch and starts on Thursday 7th November at 2pm. This group will also meet fortnightly thereafter.  It still isn’t too late to sign up!

Alpha returns to Condorrat

Alpha course logoCondorrat Parish Church will be hosting an Alpha course, starting on Monday 3rd September from 7pm until about 8.30pm and running for around ten weeks.

Alpha is a course designed for those who want to know more about God, Jesus, the Christian gospel and life.

If you would like more information or want to come along, please leave us a note with your contact details. We’ll pass them on to the organiser and get back to you.

You can also find out more about Alpha courses on their website.

Alpha Course at Condorrat

Alpha course logoCondorrat Parish Church will play host to an Alpha course, starting on Monday 9th April from 7pm until approx. 8.30pm for around ten weeks.

Alpha is a course designed for those who want to know more about Jesus, the Christian gospel and God. If you would like more information or want to come along, please leave us a note with your contact details. We’ll pass them on to the organiser and get back to you.

You can also find out more about Alpha courses on their website.

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! 

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.

Better get ready for JAFA Church!

J.A.F.A. Church at Abronhill on Sunday 25th October is all about being prepared and being alert.

Jesus told a story about ten young women who were waiting with their oil lamps for a bridegroom to appear – in those days the bridegroom threw a party which went on for several days before his wedding. However, the bridegroom was late in arriving for his own party and the women’s oil lamps began to go out. Five of the women had brought extra oil with them but five hadn’t.

The five who were prepared wouldn’t share their oil with the five who weren’t as they’d only enough for themselves. The five who were unprepared had to go to buy more oil – and, of course, by the time they got back, the party had started, the doors to the party had closed and the bridegroom wouldn’t let them in as he didn’t know them.

We’re making paper lanterns this month as well as candles (yes with wax), candles with tissue paper and a game teaching us about being prepared. Of course, what would a party be without some food? This month we’re being served some party food – what else? – so come along to Abronhill Parish Church from 4-6pm on Sunday 25th October and join in the fun. All free of charge of course.

Lost & Found at J.A.F.A. Church

Have you ever lost something of value? Have you lost a treasure that you’d hidden away but were unable to find again? In September’s J.A.F.A. Church we’re looking at the stories Jesus told of The Lost Coin, The Lost Pearl and The Hidden Treasure. We’ll be looking at how God values us and all he created and how he is so happy when he finds us – just like the woman who found her lost coin, in fact!

We’ll be going on a treasure hunt, making dry clay hearts with pearls in them, and treasure chests which you can paint. So why not come along and join in – we’re at Abronhill Parish Church on Sunday 27th September from 4pm. Hope you can join us!