It’s summer, and what does that mean? Well, Toddlers’ Praise at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for a start!
On Saturday 25th June from 11.00am(-ish) we invite toddlers and their mums, dads, grandparents, uncles and aunties along to hear stories, sing songs and take part in making our special summer display. There will be tea, coffee and juice, and the whole event will last around 45 minutes. We hope you can join us!
Easter Day might be full of bunnies and crème eggs but not at J.A.F.A. Church!
J.A.F.A. Church is on Easter Day (Sunday 27th March) so rather than stand in a queue at Palacerigg Country Park, come along and join in the activities at Abronhill Parish Church from 4-6pm.
Make Easter bonnets, Easter gardens, decorate a hard boiled egg and roll it down the hillside outside the church, and go on an Easter Egg hunt. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do and learn what Easter really is about – the joy of Jesus’ wonderful resurrection.
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.
J.A.F.A. Church at Abronhill is back for the start of a new session. Why not give it a go?
Our theme this month is ‘New Beginnings’ so why not have your own new beginning and come along to Abronhill Parish Church on Sunday 31st January from 4 – 6pm.
It’s free and we get fed too! We’ll be planting seeds which you can take away and bring back next month showing us all how the seeds have grown. We’ll also be making calendars and lots of other things that have new beginnings. Hope to see you there!
The next J.A.F.A. Church will be on Sunday 6th December from 4-6pm at Abronhill Parish Church. Please take note of the change of date. If you haven’t already tried it, why not come along and join in the fun.
This month’s J.A.F.A. Church will be looking at the Bible story called ‘The Parable of the Rich Young Fool‘. This isn’t a well-known story but it’s all about getting our priorities right. The young man in question is a rich farmer who sows a successful crop. His barns aren’t big enough to store all the wheat so he decides to tear them down and build bigger ones. Come along and hear what happens next…
We’ll be playing a game about getting our priorities in the right order, building barns with lollipop sticks and making a 3D jigsaw puzzle, among other things. Remember, it’s on Sunday 6th December. Hope to see you then!
J.A.F.A. Church at Abronhill on Sunday 25th October is all about being prepared and being alert.
Jesus told a story about ten young women who were waiting with their oil lamps for a bridegroom to appear – in those days the bridegroom threw a party which went on for several days before his wedding. However, the bridegroom was late in arriving for his own party and the women’s oil lamps began to go out. Five of the women had brought extra oil with them but five hadn’t.
The five who were prepared wouldn’t share their oil with the five who weren’t as they’d only enough for themselves. The five who were unprepared had to go to buy more oil – and, of course, by the time they got back, the party had started, the doors to the party had closed and the bridegroom wouldn’t let them in as he didn’t know them.
We’re making paper lanterns this month as well as candles (yes with wax), candles with tissue paper and a game teaching us about being prepared. Of course, what would a party be without some food? This month we’re being served some party food – what else? – so come along to Abronhill Parish Church from 4-6pm on Sunday 25th October and join in the fun. All free of charge of course.