The Bruadar Duo – classical guitarist Kieran McCrossan and flautist Lynn Fraser (whom many of us will know as Lynn Strang) – will be playing music from Spain, France and South America in a fund-raising concert for Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
The concert will take place in the church on Friday 21st February at 7.30pm and tickets are now available for a suggested donation of £5. It promises to be a wonderful night of music and refreshments will be available. Get your ticket now!
On the evening of Friday 18th October 2019 at 7.30pm, Kildrum Parish Church will be presenting “An Evening with Cheryl Forbes and Gordon Cree“.
Join international singing sensation Cheryl Forbes and singer, musician and raconteur Gordon Cree for a wonderful evening of music, laughter and song.
Tickets, priced at £10 each, are available from Mrs. Hilda Dunn by emailing her at hildadunn90 [at] hotmail.co.uk and will also be available at the door on the night.
The next social and fund-raising event at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be a Musical Evening on Friday 29th March led by our very talented organist Professor David J.Smith, who will treat us to recitals on harpsichord and organ.
By popular request, David will also be delighting us with his amazing improvisations – will you be able to guess the tune?
There will also be a guest appearance by the Columban Singers, led by their Musical Director Mariot Dallas. Teas, coffees and home baking will be served.
Our last musical evening was a great success, and we are sure this one will be too.
Entry is by a donation to church funds, so please come along by 7.30 on Friday 29th March for a very entertaining and enjoyable evening.
Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland will be hosting ‘Easter Cracked Open‘, an event for all ages, in the Community Hub of the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk on Saturday 24th March from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
There will be stories, games, crafts and music, all on an Easter theme.
Why not pop in and say “hello”?
Tickets are now on sale for Cumbernauld Old Parish Church’s St Andrew’s Night celebrations to be held in Cumbernauld Bowling Club, Cumbernauld Village, on Friday 1st December at 7.30pm.
There will be a great mix of music, singing, dancing, and much more – as they say, something for everyone!
Tickets cost £7 and that includes a traditional fish supper. Numbers will be limited, so please don’t delay – get your tickets from one of our social committee now!
Nan McCabe, Marjory Williamson and friends will be hosting an evening of music, memories and merriment in the Church Hall on Saturday 7 October at 7pm in aid of Dr. Graham’s Home. Tickets cost £3 and can be bought from Nan & John Manson. Nan & Marjory will also be doing a Sponsored Walk in Israel in January and donations towards this will be gratefully received at any time.
On Friday 6th October the fundraising group of St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld are holding a social evening of fun for all the family in Cumbernauld Village Bowling Club.
Tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for children. Donations for raffle prizes would be appreciated. Contact Maria Taylor, Margaret Campbell or any of the fundraising committee for details.
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.
During the school Easter Holidays, there will be a Daffodil Tea organised by the Ladies’ Fellowship of Kildrum Parish Church. It will take place on Tuesday 7th April from 2–2.30pm, with musical entertainment provided. Suggested donation of £3.
There will also be a Cheese & Wine night on Friday 10th April, with fun bingo and a quiz as entertainment. Details have still to be confirmed, but there will also be non-alcoholic drinks provided.
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.