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.
Abronhill Parish Church will be open on Friday, 3rd July between 11.30 and 12.30 to allow people to come together for private prayer and reflection and to join in the national minute’s silence at midday for all affected by the recent tragedy in Tunisia. A Book of Condolence will also be available for anyone who wishes to sign.
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.
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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.
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