Meditations for Lent

Lent Meditations 2018Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Meditations for Lent on Thursdays 15th February, 1st March and 15th March.

These will be based on the “Inviting God In” material, produced by Joyce Rupp, and will take place in the Church House of Condorrat Parish Church at 7.00 for 7.30pm. All welcome!

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Lent Bible Studies

Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Lent Bible Studies, the first of which is this Thursday 11th February. We meet at 7.00pm (for 7.30pm) starting with tea / coffee in the Session Room at Condorrat Parish Church. Further meetings will be on Thursdays 18th & 25th February and 3rd March.
All welcome!

Cumbernauld Churches Together Lent Reflections

Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of six Lent Meditations during February and March. These will be held on Thursday evenings in Condorrat Parish Church and are open to all. Although each of the reflections is part of a series, you can attend as many or as few of them as you choose. We start with tea / coffee at 7.00pm and aim to finish around 9pm.

Moderator announces daily reflections for Lent

The Moderator of the General Assembly is encouraging the Church to explore the meaning of Lent through a series of specially commissioned daily articles from February 18th.

In an article on the Church of Scotland website, Rt Rev John Chalmers explains his initiative, which he is undertaking in partnership with Christian Aid. He writes “Each day throughout Lent the Homepage of the Church of Scotland website will feature Christian Aid’s Count your Blessings diary; as you click on the Count your Blessings icon it will lead you to a short reflection which expands on the theme for the day.”

Count Your Blessings

For the last few years Christian Aid has encouraged people to “Count Your Blessings” during Lent; to spend a little time each day in Lent to count the blessings in your life and reflect on God’s abundant provision with your congregation, your family or your group. This year’s resources – which can be downloaded from their website – explore the idea of who we truly are and how we can support Christian Aid partners who are working tirelessly to help people lead lives free from poverty.

As the introduction on their website puts it “Each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, forty bite-sized reflections will inspire you to give thanks for the blessings in your life, and enable you to step out in prayer and action to help change the lives of the world’s poorest communities.”

For the first time, this year’s resources include a mobile phone app – described thus: “with daily reflections, stunning photography and other tools for your Lenten journey, our fantastic new app for iPads, iPhones and Android devices is available as a free download from the App Store or Google Play.”