Worship on Sunday 5th February

You are warmly invited to join us at Cumbernauld Old for worship on Sunday 5th February at 11.00am when our service in the Parish Church will be led by Rev Fiona Crawford.

Sunday’s service will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those who are unable to be with us in person. We hope you can join us.

Please note that Rev Fiona Crawford will be on holiday from 6th – 12th February inclusive.
Rev James Gemmell will be on standby for any emergencies during that time (see the Contact Us page on our website for details) and, of course, our Deacon, Valerie Cuthbertson is also available to deal with any pastoral issues.

Property Team and Convener

We are looking for a small team of volunteers from the church community, and / or family members or friends, who would be interested in taking on and sharing property tasks within the church properties. We are also looking for a volunteer who would be willing to take on the position of Property Convener as a point of contact for the church and liaison with Glasgow Presbytery as required. Please get in touch if you are able to help or would like more details.

Book Group

The next meeting of the Book Group will take place on Tuesday 7th February at 2.00pm in the church.

Adult Fellowship Group

The first meeting of the Kildrum / St.Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old Parish Churches Adult Fellowship group is on Wednesday 8th February at 2.00pm, with Rev James Gemmell, one of our Team Ministers, as the guest speaker.
The group will meet in the Session Room at St Mungo’s Parish Church, usually on the first Wednesday of every month, and is open to everyone. We’ll put the full programme into our next Church newsletter and post the upcoming meetings on the What’s On pages of our website as well as on social media, so watch this space!

Banking Team

The Banking Team at the church is looking for new members. The tasks are not too onerous: you would be expected to fill in the bank deposit for the cash and any cheques which are counted by the welcome team every week, and take it to the Royal Bank at the Town Centre the next day, then give the pay-in slip to Janice Smillie at your earliest convenience. 
The count takes approximately 20 minutes after the worship service each Sunday. Full instructions are available in the Laird’s Loft and would be emailed to you, and one of the existing team would help you to begin with. Please speak to Anne Morrison if you would like to join the team.

Adult Fellowship Group

Announcing a new group for adults – we’re calling it the Adult Fellowship – a joint initiative among Kildrum / St Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old Parish Churches.

The first meeting of this group is next Wednesday 8th February at 2.30pm, with Rev James Gemmell, one of our Team Ministers, as the guest speaker.

The Adult Fellowship will meet in the Session Room at St Mungo’s Parish Church, usually on the first Wednesday of every month (but see below), and is open to everyone. Hope you can join us.

Provisional Programme:
8th FebruaryJames Gemmell: “Experiences in study, Ministry and life!”
1st MarchFiona Crawford: (title to be announced)
5th AprilRay McLean: “Ancestry”
3rd MayAnne Walker: “Tales from the Classroom”
7th JuneJim Walker: “The Roman army in Scotland”
5th JulyDouglas and Barbara Bowie: “Pottery expertise and bring your own”
9th AugustJohn Kusel: “Scientific research and religious studies in Brazil”
6th SeptemberAlan Sage: “The Cosmic vision of Teilhard de Chardin”
4th OctoberSuzi Farrant: “Multi-generational church”
8th NovemberElinor Gordon: (title to be announced)
6th December“Pilgrimage experiences” – various contributions from the congregation

We’ll also put the above programme for 2023 into our next Church newsletter and post the upcoming meetings on the What’s On pages of our website as well as on social media as they come along, so watch this space!

Worship on Sunday 29th January

Please join us for worship on Sunday 29th January when our service will take place in the Parish Church at 11.00am and will be led by Rev Fiona Crawford.

Sunday’s service will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those who are unable to be with us in person. We hope you can join us.

Used Stamp Appeal

This is the last week for handing in your used stamps for the Church of Scotland World Mission Used Stamps Appeal. The aim of this year’s Appeal is to raise enough funds to support a pastor in our partner church the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon.

Church Magazine

We are now starting to put together the next edition of the quarterly Church newsletter. Please send any articles, reports or items for publication to Ivar Struthers before Sunday 5th February at the latest. Thank you!

Property Team and Convener

We are looking for a small team of volunteers from the church community, and / or family members or friends, who would be interested in taking on and sharing property tasks within the church properties. We are also looking for a volunteer who would be willing to take on the position of Property Convener as a point of contact for the church and liaison with Glasgow Presbytery as required. See our separate post for more details.

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Property Team and Convener

Can you help?

Our Property convener, Matt Sime, is giving up his post after 8 years, and we are looking for a small team of volunteers from the church community, and / or family members or friends, who would be interested in taking on and sharing property tasks within the church properties. Around six people would be an ideal number.

All those interested would be invited to a meeting with Matt to look at all aspects of the role and try to match responsibilities to skills, capabilities and availability. It would be down to individuals to offer their time and talent in whatever way they could. The volunteers would take on the regular weekly tasks as required, so as not to overburden the Property Convenor.

It would include weekly Fire Alarm testing in the church and checks on fire extinguishers etc for any leaks. Arranging access to church properties for contractors / service engineers and plumber / electrician when required to carry out maintenance, servicing and repairs.

We are also looking for a volunteer who would be willing to take on the position of Property Convener,  as a point of contact for the church and liaison with Glasgow Presbytery as required. 

It is important that there are enough volunteers to take on the administration and practical responsibilities, as there are a small number of statutory and critical tasks that need to be done on a regular basis, otherwise the church cannot open for Health and Safety reasons. 

Volunteers are welcome from the congregation or the wider community. 
Full training will be given. 
Please contact Matt on mattsime46@gmail.com or mobile 07707 868781, if you are able to offer any assistance. Thank you!

Worship on Sunday 22nd January

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, January 2023
Whatever the weather outside, a warm welcome awaits inside!

Morning worship on Sunday 22nd January will take place in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 11.00am. This week’s worship service will be led by Ivar Struthers, one of our elders and a Reader in the Church of Scotland.

Sunday’s service will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those who are unable to be with us in person. We hope you can join us.

Men’s Group Burns’ Supper

Only a few days to go now until the Burns’ Supper being hosted by our Men’s Group. It’s on Wednesday 25 January at 6.45pm in Cumbernauld Bowling Club. The Burns’ Supper starts with Robert Burns’ Toast to The Haggis followed by a traditional meal of soup then haggis, neeps & tatties. After the meal there are humorous Burns’ recitals and stories including the Toast to The Lasses and the reply. Further Information and Tickets at £12 each can be obtained from any member of the Men’s Group at church.

Adult Fellowship

Kildrum / St.Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old Parish Churches plan to start a joint ‘Adult Fellowship’ soon with a programme of speakers, visits and refreshments. The group will meet on a convenient weekday afternoon (details still to be decided) each month in St Mungo’s meeting rooms. If you are interested in attending or simply finding out more, please contact any of the Session Clerks at Kildrum / St Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old. We’d love to have you along!

Worship on Sunday 15th January

On Sunday 15th January morning worship will take place in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 11.00am and everyone is welcome to join us.
Our worship this week will be led by Elaine Duncan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society.

Sunday’s service will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those who are unable to be with us in person.

Congregational Board

The next meeting of the Congregational Board takes place on Thursday 19th January at 2pm in the Parish Church.

Craft Group

The Craft Group resumed this week after its Christmas and New Year break and will meet every Thursday in the Session House at 1pm. Next meeting: Thursday 19th January.
The Craft Group would like to thank everyone who bought their Christmas Crafts which raised £289 to support local charities including Cornerstone Food Bank and Cumbernauld Baby Bank.

Arria Voices

The community singing group that meets in the Church will restart on Wednesday 18th January at 7pm. This is not a choir (!) it’s simply a group of people singing together for fun and enjoyment. New members would be most welcome.

Men’s Group Burns’ Supper

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church’s Men’s Group are holding a Burns’ Supper on Wednesday 25 January 2023 in Cumbernauld Bowling Club at 6.45 pm. The Burns’ Supper starts with Robert Burns’ Toast to The Haggis followed by a traditional Burns’ meal (soup then haggis, neeps & tatties). After the meal there are humorous Burns’ recitals and stories including the Toast to The Lasses and the reply. Further Information and Tickets at £12 each can be obtained from any member of the Men’s Group at church.

Adult Fellowship

Kildrum / St.Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old Parish Churches plan to start a joint ‘Adult Fellowship’ soon with a programme of speakers, visits and refreshments. The group will meet on a convenient weekday afternoon (details still to be decided) each month in St Mungo’s meeting rooms. If you are interested in attending or simply finding out more, please contact any of the Session Clerks at Kildrum / St Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old. We’d love to have you along!

Worship on Sunday 8th January

Stained Glass Window in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church - Baptism of JesusYou are warmly invited to join us for morning worship at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 8th January at 11.00am.

The service will be led this week by Ivar Struthers, one of our elders and a Reader in the Church of Scotland. Everyone welcome!

Sunday’s service will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those who are unable to be with us in person

Used Stamps Appeal

Once again we are inviting you to support the Church of Scotland World Mission Used Stamp Appeal. There’s a collection box for used postage stamps in the church vestibule and that will remain in place until the end of January.
The aim of this year’s Appeal is to raise enough funds to support a pastor in our partner church the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) for a full year’s salary. The economic crisis in the country has struck hard and the Synod is struggling to pay salaries for pastors which range between £100 to £150 per month.
Please contact Ivar Struthers or visit the Church of Scotland website if you would like to find out more.

Book Group

The next meeting of the Book Group will take place on Tuesday 10th January at 2pm in the Parish Church.

Craft Group

The Craft Group will resume on Thursday 12th January and meet weekly in the Session House at 1pm.
The Craft Group would like to thank everyone who bought their Christmas Crafts which raised £289 to support local charities including Cornerstone Food Bank and Cumbernauld Baby Bank.

Congregational Board

The next meeting of the Congregational Board takes place on Thursday 19th January at 2pm in the Parish Church.

Men’s Group Burns’ Supper

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church’s Men’s Group are holding a Burns’ Supper on Wednesday 25 January 2023 in Cumbernauld Bowling Club at 6.45 pm. The Burns’ Supper starts with Robert Burns’ Toast to The Haggis followed by a traditional Burns’ meal (soup then haggis, neeps & tatties). After the meal there are humorous Burns’ recitals and stories including the Toast to The Lasses and the reply. Further Information and Tickets at £12 each can be obtained from any member of the Men’s Group at church.

Worship on Sunday 1st January 2023

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church nativity set

Morning worship at Cumbernauld Old on Sunday 1st January 2023 will take place at 11.00am in the Parish Church. The service will be led by Rev Fiona Crawford and everyone is welcome

Sunday’s service will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those who are unable to be with us in person.

Used Stamps Appeal

Once again we are inviting you to support the Church of Scotland World Mission Used Stamp Appeal. We’ll put a collection box for used postage stamps in the church vestibule during December and January. The aim of this year’s Appeal is to raise enough funds to support a pastor in our partner church the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) for a full year’s salary. The economic crisis in the country has struck hard and the Synod is struggling to pay salaries for pastors which range between £100 to £150 per month.
Please contact Ivar Struthers or visit the Church of Scotland website if you would like to find out more.

Men’s Group Burns’ Supper

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church’s Men’s Group are holding a Burns’ Supper on Wednesday 25 January 2023 in Cumbernauld Bowling Club at 6.45 pm. The Burns’ Supper starts with Robert Burns’ Toast to The Haggis followed by a traditional Burns’ meal (soup then haggis, neeps & tatties). After the meal there are humorous Burns’ recitals and stories including the Toast to The Lasses and the reply. Further Information and Tickets at £12 each can be obtained from any member of the Men’s Group at church.