As 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!
The Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld have announced their Christmas worship services (see below). Please come and join us on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Everyone will be made most welcome!
Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve
- 3.15pm Follow the Star – an interactive nativity play hosted by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Meet at the Village bus stop in Roadside.
- 6.30pm Christmas Eve Family Service – Abronhill Parish Church
- 7.00pm Carol Service – St Mungo’s Parish Church, joined by Kildrum Parish Church
- 11.00pm Carol-singing, followed by a Watchnight Service at 11.30pm – Condorrat Parish Church
- 11.15pm Carol-singing, followed by a Watchnight Service at 11.30pm – Abronhill Parish Church
- 11.30pm Watchnight Service – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day
- 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Condorrat Parish Church
- 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
- 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Kildrum Parish Church, joined by St Mungo’s Parish Church
A reminder that this Sunday afternoon (8th December) Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Toddlers’ Praise service in the Parish Church.
This special Christmas-themed service, which starts at 2.00pm on Sunday, is designed specifically for babies and toddlers and we hope they will bring along their parents and grandparents, siblings and other relatives. It promises to be a real family occasion!
There will be songs and stories as well as tea / coffee and biscuits. Join in the Christmas fun as we follow the path of stars to find the Baby Jesus. Don’t miss it!
Cumbernauld Churches Together warmly invite you to the annual Festival of Light which will be held this year in St Mungo’s Parish Church at 7.30pm on Sunday 8 December.
The Festival of Light, a beautiful candle-lit, ecumenical service of nine hymns and four lessons, is organised by members from various churches in Cumbernauld. As always, it will feature Croy Silver Band as well as local choirs and favourite Christmas Carols.
Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Toddlers’ Praise service on Sunday 8th December at 2.00pm in the Parish Church. This special Christmas-themed service is designed specifically for babies and toddlers and we hope they will bring along their parents and grandparents, siblings and other relatives. We hope it will be a real family occasion!
There will be songs and stories as well as tea / coffee and biscuits as we follow the star to find the Baby Jesus. Don’t miss it!
This week sees the next Cafe Church, run by Condorrat Parish Church. It takes place in the function suite of Condorrat Social Club on Thursday 21st November from 7.30 – 8.30pm and offers an opportunity for informal worship in a relaxed setting. We regret there are no facilities for children, but there will be tea and coffee available and we look forward to seeing you there.
A number of our churches in Cumbernauld will be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion this weekend. Here are the details we have so far:
Condorrat Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 1st September at 11.00am and all are welcome.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in the Village Church on Sunday 1st September at 11.00am. There will also be a short, reflective celebration of Communion in the Church at 6.30pm and all are welcome to come to either or both of these services.
St Mungo’s Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 1st September. The service starts at 11.30am and a warm welcome is offered to all.
Abronhill Parish Church extends a warm invitation to join us at our Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter worship services. The details are listed below:
Palm Sunday (Sunday 14th April) service in the Parish Church at 11.15am
Monday 15th – worship led by Susan Boland at 7pm
Tuesday 16th – worship led by the Kirk Session at 7pm
Wednesday 17th – worship led by the Guild at 7pm
Thursday 18th – Sacrament of Holy Communion at 7pm
Friday 19th – Good Friday worship led by the Minister at 7pm
Easter Day (Sunday 21st) service in the Parish Church at 11.15am
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has announced details of our worship services for Holy Week and Easter and extend a warm invitation to anyone who wishes to join us. The details are:
- Sunday 14 April (Palm Sunday) – Morning worship at 11am. We invite those joining us this morning to please bring a small chocolate Easter Egg. These will be collected and distributed to needy children through our local food bank.
- Thursday 18 April (Maundy Thursday) – The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Parish Church at 7.30pm.
- Friday 19 April (Good Friday) – The church will be open for prayer and reflection between 12 noon and 3pm, with Bible readings and reflections on the hour and half-hour.
- Sunday 21 April (Easter Day) – Easter worship in the Parish Church at 11am.
We look forward to welcoming you at any or all of these services.
St Mungo’s and Kildrum Parish Churches in Cumbernauld are linking. A Service of Linkage, led by Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland, will take place at St Mungo’s Parish Church on Thursday 4th April at 7pm.
Members of Presbytery will be in attendance and we encourage a good turnout from both congregations and the wider Cumbernauld community as we look forward to a bright future in partnership.
A tea with home baking will be held in the large hall after the service.
This year’s World Day of Prayer will be on Friday 1st March and here in Cumbernauld our local service will be held in Abronhill Parish Church on Friday 1st March at 7pm.
This year’s worship service has been written by the women of Slovenia and the theme is: “Come – everything is ready”.
All Churches in the area are invited to join us, indeed everyone will be made most welcome. Tea & coffee will be served after the service. We look forward to worshiping with you as we join with Christians in over 170 countries worldwide in this annual celebration.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019 runs from 18th until 25th January and Cumbernauld Action of Churches Together invite you to two worship services to mark this week in the church calendar.
Please join us on Tuesday 22nd January at 12 noon in Church of the Holy Name for a short worship service followed by a soup and sandwich lunch, and on Thursday 24th January at 7.00pm also at the Church of the Holy Name for a short worship service followed by tea / coffee.
All welcome at either or both services.
Christmas is coming, and the Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld are looking forward to welcoming you at one (or more!) of our services. Here’s a little of what we have on offer, in addition to our regular services on Sunday 23rd December:
Christmas Eve – Monday 24th December
Abronhill Parish Church
Family Christmas Eve Service at 6.30pm
Watchnight Service at 11.15pm
Condorrat Parish Church
Carol-singing at 11.00pm, followed by
Watchnight Service at 11.30pm
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
Family Christingle Service at 4.00pm
Watchnight Service at 11.30pm
Kildrum Parish Church
Family Christmas Eve Service at 7.00pm
St Mungo’s Parish Church
Family Christmas Eve Service at 7.00pm
Christmas Day – Tuesday 25th December
Christmas Day family service at Condorrat at 10.30am
Christmas Day family service at Kildrum at 10.30am
Christmas Day family service at Cumbernauld Old at 10.30am
“O Come, let us adore Him!”
Cumbernauld’s annual Festival of Light worship service will take place on Sunday 9th December at 7.30pm in Sacred Heart Church, Kildrum.
This ecumenical service has been organised by a committee gathered from a number of local churches and we hope as many people as possible will come along and support the event.
Croy Silver Band will again be leading the congregational singing and we will be joined by the choir from one of the local primary schools as well as the Columban Singers from Kilsyth.
No tickets are required, but donations taken at the end of the service will be shared between the Third World Group from Sacred Heart Church and Christian Aid.
On Sunday 25th November, the five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld will be coming together for a joint worship service to be held in Kildrum Parish Church at 10.30am.
This joint service will replace the services held in the other four churches for one week only, and we hope there will be an excellent turnout. Everyone will be made most welcome!