Holy Week 2020

200405_010 Palm Sunday crossAs we enter Holy Week 2020 in a way like no other, there are many ways in which we can continue to reflect and worship as the road leads us towards Good Friday and then onto Easter Day.

Abronhill Parish Church are posting reflections and prayers on their Facebook page, as are Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on their page, so please join us there.

News and worship materials from St Mungo’s and Kildrum are being posted to the Facebook page for the five Cumbernauld Church of Scotland congregations, while Condorrat will post updates to their website. Our Palm Sunday reflections are already online, so please stop by and have a look at them.

Away from Cumbernauld, Sanctuary First have suggestions of videos and meditations to view during Holy Week, all of which be accessed from www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk, Spill the Beans Resources are partnering with Fischy Music and Rev Gayle Taylor to create a simple family-oriented act of worship and activity for each day of Holy Week. You can find that at www.facebook.com/spillbeansresources/ and, of course, the Church of Scotland Facebook page and Twitter feed both have frequent updates with meditations, reflections, prayers and worship ideas.

The church is most certainly not confined by bricks, wood, steel or stone, and although our buildings may be closed temporarily, our praise and worship, prayers and service continue. Feel free to join us at any time, day or night!

World Day of Prayer 2020

This year’s World Day of Prayer is on Friday 6th March and there will be an ecumenical worship service in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 7.30pm to which all are invited.

This year’s theme is “Rise! Take your mat and walk” and the service has been written by the Christian women of Zimbabwe.
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World Day of Prayer 2018

World Day of Prayer image 2018This year’s World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday 2nd March at 7.30pm in St Lucy’s Church, Hornbeam Road, Abronhill.

The service was written by Christian women in Suriname in South America and the theme is: “All God’s creation is very good!

This is a day of prayer not only for women, but for everyone who cares about our world and those who live in it. So please join us and an estimated 3 million people around the world on Friday 2nd March.

Encounter – a Prayer Event for Young People

SU Scotland invite young people from P7 to S6 to a national prayer event on Sunday 4 March at the Inchyra Grange Hotel, Grangemouth, FK2 0YB from 3pm to 8pm.

This popular prayer event draws around 200 people from across Central Scotland with its mix of youth-led worship, prayer stations, workshops about prayer, Bible teaching and prayer games. Booking required: Costs £5, payable at the door, and includes dinner.

Further information and booking: www.suscotland.org.uk/encounter

SU Scotland is a registered charity (no. SC011222) and company limited by
guarantee (no. SC54297). Registered office: 70 Milton Street, Glasgow G4 0HR.

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!

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

Thursday 18th January marks the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018, which will run until Thursday 25th January.

Cumbernauld Action of Churches Together invite people to join them this Friday (19th) and then next Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th at 12 noon at Church of the Holy Name, Seafar for a short prayer service followed by a soup and roll lunch.

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Come, journey with the star

Want a break from the rush and busy-ness of Christmas to take some time out to pause and reflect?

Over twenty churches in Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland are inviting people to “Come, journey with the star” in your own time and in your own way at the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk over three days next week.

Advent Labyrinth 2017

The dates and times are:

Wednesday 20th December, from 12 noon – 3pm
Thursday 21st December, from 11am – 5pm
Friday 22nd December, from 11am – 3pm

If you can’t make it along to the Howgate, you can also follow our Advent journey online, or on your tablet or mobile phone, thanks to our friends at Sanctuary First -click on the link to find out more.

Advent Prayer Service

Sanctuary First invite us to “Take a moment to feel the peace this Christmas” at a special Falkirk Presbytery Advent prayer service at 3.30pm on Sunday 26th November in Falkirk Trinity Church.

You can either join us in person or online at www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk

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Pop-Up Pentecost

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

World Day of Prayer 2017

This year’s World Day of Prayer service in Cumbernauld will take place on Friday 3rd March at 7.30pm in the Church Hall of Our Lady & St Helen’s Church, Achray Road, Condorrat.

wdp_logoThe service this year has been written by the Christian women of the Philippines and is based on Jesus’ story of the workers in the vineyard who all receive the same pay, prompting the question “Am I Being Unfair to You?” (Matthew 20: 1-16)

The Day of Prayer is for everyone.
You will all be made most welcome at the service.

Christmas Unwrapped 2016

Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland presents ‘Christmas Unwrapped 2016’ – an outreach event over three days in the Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk. Entry is free and is open to all.

The details are as follows:
Thursday 15th December from 2pm – 7pm Labyrinth & Quiet Space; 
Friday 16th December from 11am – 4pm Labyrinth & Quiet Space; 
Saturday 17th December from 10am – 3.30pm Craft and fun activities for Christmas, for all ages. (Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Find out more on our Facebook events page.

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Upcoming Events

We’ve been advised of a couple of (quite different) events coming up in the next week or two and thought we’d pass on the details. The first is an event called The Kelpies Canter, organised by Christian Aid, and the other is a half-day conference to be co-hosted by Pray for Scotland.

If you have any questions about these events, please contact the organisers directly as we’ve no information other than what has been copied below.

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Falkirk Presbytery Resource Day

Falkirk Presbytery is holding a ‘Resource Day’ for elders and members of congregations on Saturday 7th May from 9.30am – 3.15pm in Denny Westpark Church.

Among the topics on offer are: Sing a New Song (an opportunity to join with one another in musical praise and perhaps learn a new hymn or two); Fresh Expressions (a way of developing a different ‘style’ of church for those who don’t attend traditional worship); The Science Delusion; Reaching Out to Young People; Leading Worship; and Prayer.

The cost of £5 per person includes tea / coffee and biscuits at the beginning of the day and a snack lunch. This should be paid on the day.

Further information and a booking form are attached.

Presbytery Resource Day May 16 – info

Presbytery Resource Day May 16 – booking

Golden Celebrations for Abronhill

Abronhill Parish Church celebrates its 50th Anniversary this October with a range of events throughout the month. Here are the main ones:

Sunday 11th October: Plaza Praise in the Precinct outside the Church at 6.30pm (weather permitting) followed by refreshments in the church hall. Come and sing hymns from 1965 to the present date.

Monday 12th to Friday 16th: Children’s Morning Holiday Club from 10am – 12 noon. This is aimed at the Primary School age-group and parents are asked to register their children with the Family Worker, Susan Boland at the church.

Each day, while the Holiday Club is on there will be a ‘drop in’ Prayer Group for the Holiday Club.

Also on these dates Afternoon Tea will be served in the Hall from 2 – 4pm

Saturday 17th: A Day of Giving – all day

Sunday 18th October: Songs of Praise service in the Church at 11.15am

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd: Afternoon Tea, each day from 2 – 4pm

Saturday 24th: Social Evening in Church hall at 7pm (tickets available from the Church – no charge)
This will be preceded by a meal at 6.00pm for which, also, there will be no charge.

Sunday 25th October: Thanksgiving Service in the Church at 11.15am

J.A.F.A Church will also be on that Sunday, between 4 and 6pm. We’ll post details of that separately nearer the time.

The Church building and Sanctuary will be open for the full two weeks between Sundays 11th and 25th October with memorabilia displays showing the church history and for a quiet time of prayer and reflection.

We hope you will join us to celebrate our Golden Anniversary – you will be made most welcome!