A huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to the poppy project being run jointly by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and Cumbernauld Village Community Council. A lot has been happening over the past few months and we’d like to bring you up-to-date.
We have met with two artists who are going to assemble the main display, and they are going to create ‘waterfalls’ of poppies coming over the galleries in the church as well as a poppy banner outside.
Our booklet giving more details about the 61 men from the Village who died in the First World War is progressing well, thanks to a hardworking wee team, and hopefully it will be available on the 11th November. The dedicated website will be a little later.
Our poppy bower and bench for the memorial area around the Village War Memorial are on order and should really enhance that area of the Baronhill. We’ll keep everyone updated as Armistice Day gets nearer.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church held its annual Rainbow Service on the afternoon of Sunday 14th December.
During the service we invited those attending to tie a coloured ribbon to a branch of a tree in memory of someone who had died and whom they wished to remember. What had started out as bare branches soon became a riot of colour as more and more ribbons were added, each one remembering someone special.
The Rainbow Tree will remain in the Parish Church, with another at the Forge Centre in Balloch, through the winter months and you are welcome to add ribbons to it any Sunday before or after our worship services. On Easter Day 2015 the ribbons will be removed, ironed and used to make something beautiful for use in the sanctuary or given to other people who have been bereaved.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church holds its annual service of memorial and remembrance next Sunday 14th December at 3.00pm in the Parish Church, Cumbernauld Village.
This service is especially for people who have been bereaved – recently or long ago – and who find the ‘jolly’ side of Christmas painful and wish to remember loved ones quietly. The service will last about 45 minutes and there will be tea and coffee afterwards.
Please note that the service is not suitable for very young children (under three) but there will be a crèche and helpers available to look after the children during the service.
The Rainbow Tree will remain in church after the service, with another at the Forge in Balloch, and you are welcome to add ribbons to it any Sunday during the winter months.
The annual Rainbow Service at Cumbernauld Old was held yesterday in the Village Hall. The smaller of the two trees will now be taken to the Forge Centre at Balloch and the larger will be placed in the Parish Church once we move back in after the renovations are complete (hopefully later this week).
Both trees will remain in place until Easter, and anyone visiting the Parish Church or worshipping at the Forge is invited to tie a ribbon to the tree in memory of a loved one.
(Photos courtesy of Neale Gibson)
This Sunday afternoon (15th December) Cumbernauld Old Parish Church holds its annual Rainbow Service in the Village Hall in The Wynd, starting at 3pm. This service of memorial and remembrance is especially for those who have been bereaved – recently or long ago – and who find the ‘jolly’ side of Christmas painful and who wish to remember loved ones quietly. It will last about 45 minutes and there will be tea and coffee afterwards.
Please note that the service is not suitable for very young children (under three) – we apologise but we are unable to provide a crèche this year.
Cumbernauld Old held their annual Rainbow Service – a service of memorial and remembrance – on Sunday 16th December. During the service our Rainbow Trees for winter 2012 were created (see picture on the right). There is one tree for each of our two worship centres and these will remain until Easter 2013 when each ribbon will be carefully removed and made into a permanent reminder.
Everyone attending or visiting the church until then is invited to tie a coloured ribbon to the tree in memory of a loved one and, if they wish, keep a separate ribbon for their own private use.
Please contact the minister if you would like further information.
On Saturday 8th December at around 11am Cumbernauld Old will be holding the next of its Toddlers’ Praise services in the Parish Church. This is a service for the wee ones and their families and will – as you might expect – have a Christmas theme. There will be songs, stories and games; there will be tea and coffee for the grown-ups, and juice for the young ones. There may even be a birthday cake to share – after all, we are getting ready to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
Our worship services on Sunday 9th December at 10.15 and 11.45 will both be Carol Services, led by Donald Morrison and our Missional Community Group. They will also be our Annual Gift Services and we invite those attending to bring a small gift, wrapped and marked ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ with the suggested age of the intended recipient. All of the gifts will be passed to the Social Work Department based in Easterhouse for distribution. Thank-you.
On Sunday 16th December at 3.00pm in the Parish Church we are holding our annual Rainbow Service – a service of remembrance and memorial for people who have been bereaved, recently or long ago, and who find the ‘jolly’ side of Christmas painful and who wish to remember loved ones quietly. The service will last about 45 minutes and there will be tea and coffee and a chance to chat afterwards. Please note that the service is not suitable for very young children (under three) but there will be a crèche and helpers available to look after children during the service.