The Church of Scotland congregations in the Presbytery of Falkirk (which includes the Cumbernauld churches) are holding an event over three days at the start of June called Pop-Up Pentecost.
On the the first two days there will be a Prayer Labyrinth in the Howgate Shopping Centre in Falkirk and on the Saturday there will be activities for all the family in a marquee at Falkirk Trinity Church in the town centre (inside the church if the weather’s bad). Entry to all events is free and we’ve created a Facebook event page for further details.
Thursday 1 June – 12 to 4 – Prayer Labyrinth in the Howgate
Friday 2 June – 11 to 3 – Prayer Labyrinth in the Howgate
Saturday 3 June – 11 to 3 – Pop-Up Pentecost, with crafts, games, music and stories, at Falkirk Trinity Church
This coming Wednesday 7th September Sanctuary First will be live-streaming from the Acoustic Cafe in 7 Melville Lane, Falkirk. It is hoped this will be the first of many in different venues all around the country.
They also hope that this will be a touching place for those who use Sanctuary First to come and meet each other.
This Wednesday Rachel Zylstra, a New York singer/songwriter will be featured live along with an interactive Bible Study based around some verses in Matthew chapter 5, looking specifically at Christian Identity based on the Beatitudes. This week’s theme will be ‘loss’.
You can watch this event live and online from 7 – 8.30 on Wednesday evening. If you have not yet made it over the door of a church, or it’s been a while since you have done so, why not drop into the Cafe or listen and take part online. Sanctuary First is not looking for regular church attenders, but people who may have given up on church but not the Lord.
Please also keep this event in your prayers this week. If you haven’t checked out the Sanctuary First webpage go to www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk or check them out on Facebook.
Falkirk Presbytery is holding an Easter outreach event in the Community Hub of the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk on Friday 18th March from 2-4pm and Saturday 19th March from 10am-3pm.
This event, called Easter Cracked Open, will involve more than a dozen churches and will present the Easter message through story, music, activities and crafts for adults and children alike.
There will also be a Prayer Labyrinth on Thursday 17th March from 10am – 4pm, also in the Howgate, Falkirk.
Why not pop in during any of the days of the event and say “hello”? You can also keep up-to-date with our Facebook event page.
Any budding musicians or lyricists out there? We need your talents!
The Book of Psalms is the songbook of the Bible – David (yes the shepherd and great king) wrote many, if not all, of the Psalms, and you’ll find many emotions within the Psalms just as you will in any pop song today – love, betrayal, justice, praise, peace, contentment.
For those of a certain age, did you know that the Boney M song “By the Rivers of Babylon” is a direct lift of Psalm 137? See – the psalms are still well known today!
Come along on Sunday 28th December and learn more about the songbook of the Bible. We’re making all kinds of instruments to use during our worship and writing song lyrics which we’ll put to a simple tune and which we’ll sing during our worship time. We might find a budding “X Factor” contestant in amongst you all!
It has just been intimated that there will be a concert in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Tuesday 11th March at 7.30pm. The concert will feature young musicians from St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and has been organised by one of our members as a fund-raiser for church funds. Some of the young people have played previously at our summer fair and we have been told that the music on the night will be a selection to suit all tastes. We would be delighted if as many people as possible would come along, support the young musicians and make the evening a success.
Tickets will be available at church next Sunday and also on the night for a (yet-to-be-suggested) donation.