Thank you so much to everyone who has handed in knitted poppies so far for the Remembrance Day 100th Anniversary display in Cumbernauld Village. Each one has been done with such love, care and attention – they are all just beautiful.
There’s still time to hand in more, so keep them coming! We have wool available at the Parish Church in the Village and at the Forge Centre in Balloch for those who need some.
Now for some great news: Some time ago we submitted an application to the National Lottery for funding to take the project one step further and create a permanent feature to enhance the area around the war memorial in the Baronhill. We have just received news that our application has been successful. We’ll let you know more of our plans soon, so watch this space!
Saturday 1st September marks a very special event in the Christian Aid Scotland calendar when they invite people to join them on a walk to remember loved ones no longer with us.
This 10-mile challenge starts in Dollar and ends at Logie Kirk in Stirling, following sections of the Hillfoots Diamond Jubilee Way, which runs below the Ochil Hills.
At Logie Kirk there will be an opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer.
When: Saturday 01 September – 10.00am
Where: Dollar Parish Church, Bridge Street, Dollar
Sign up on the Christian Aid website or find out more by emailing Joanne Dallas at Christian Aid Scotland.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and Cumbernauld Village Community Council are looking for ways to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War later this year.
One of the suggestions is to create a memorial display of knitted poppies. They have put together a sample of the kinds of poppies that can be hand-knitted (pictured) and produced knitting patterns for each design.
Obviously, the more poppies that can be knitted, the larger the final display that will be produced. So please pick up a pattern leaflet from the church or from the Community Council and make your own little contribution to the display. Thanks for your help!
Cumbernauld Old holds its annual ‘Rainbow Service’ in the Parish Church on Sunday 18th December at 3pm.
This short service is for those who have been bereaved, either recently or some time ago, and find the ‘jolly’ side of Christmas painful or tinged with sadness. We invite you to come along for a service of worship, remembrance and reflection.
During the service you will have the opportunity to tie a coloured ribbon to the Rainbow Tree in memory of a loved one, as well as take one home as a keepsake. Please note this service is not suitable for young children.
The Rainbow Tree will remain in church until Easter Day, when all the ribbons will be carefully removed, ironed and made into something beautiful.
On Remembrance Sunday, 13th November, there will be a short worship service including the Act of Remembrance led by the Salvation Army at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village at 10.45am. The morning worship service in the Parish Church will then follow at 11.15am, instead of our usual 10.15am start-time.
Remembrance Sunday worship at the Forge in Balloch will take place at the usual time of 11.45am and include a two-minute silence at noon.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943),
published in The Times on 21st September 1914.
This coming Sunday 8th November is Remembrance Sunday and there will be a short Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village at 10.45am, followed by morning worship in the Parish Church at around 11.15am. Please note this replaces our usual first 10.15am worship service.
Morning worship at the Forge Centre, Balloch will be at the usual time of 11.45am and will include an Act of Remembrance.