Worship for Sunday 17th January

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to join us in our worship service for Sunday 17th January. Worship will be led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available here or by watching the video below.

This video is available to watch at any time, but why not join us around 11am on Sunday morning when many of us will be worshippi9ng together, even if we will be in different locations at the time!

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 17th January 2021

As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

From Monday 18th to Monday 25th January churches around the world will mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year’s worship materials have been created by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland and are themed around Jesus’ words “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit“, (John 15:1-17).
The annual event, which first began in 1908, is designed to strengthen the ecumenical ties between denominations and encourage a sense of mutual support.
More information about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 is available on the World Council of Churches website and points for daily reflection and action have been prepared by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and are available here.

Worship for Sunday 10th January 2021

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church wishes you a Happy New Year and one that is filled with faith, hope and love. We invite you to join us in our online worship service on Sunday 10th January 2021 here or from the video below. Worship will be led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay.

You are more than welcome to watch and join our worship service at any time, but why not set aside some time around 11am on Sunday morning, a time we know that other people in our church will also be worshipping together online.

As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.

Mission Partners’ Letter

We are delighted to share the latest newsletter from our Mission Partners, Graham and Sandra Duncan in South Africa. We encourage you to read it and also keep the Duncans in your prayers.

Worship for Sunday 3rd January 2021

The angel said, “Do not be afraid; for see – I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people; to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.”

We hope that you had a peaceful and joyful Christmas
and that your New Year is filled with love and hope.

Rev Elspeth McKay is currently on leave and the worship service for Sunday 3rd January 2020 has been recorded by the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Martin Fair. The video of the service is available here and can be watched any time after 3am on Sunday morning.

You can keep in touch with everything that’s going on at Cumbernauld Old from our website, Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Mission Partners’ Letter

We are delighted to share the latest newsletter from our Mission Partners, Graham and Sandra Duncan in South Africa. We encourage you to read it and also keep the Duncans in your prayers.

Worship for Sunday 27th December

Welcome to the worship service from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 27th December. This is our service of Nine Lessons and Carols and we invite you to join us here or from the video below.

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.

We hope that your Christmas will be filled with peace, joy and love.

Christmas Worship from Cumbernauld Old

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church extends a warm invitation to all to join us for worship on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day.

Our Watchnight Service, which is available to watch at any time, is available here and our Christmas Day worship from here. You can also watch the two worship services from the video links below.

Watchnight Service from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

Whenever you choose to watch them, we hope that you will feel part of our worshipping community near and far, gathered as one to celebrate the birth of the Christ-child.

Worship for Christmas Day from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

We hope that your Christmas will be filled with peace, joy and love.

You can keep in touch with everything that’s going on at Cumbernauld Old from our website, Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Worship for Sunday 20th December

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church warmly invites you to share in our worship service for Sunday 20th December, the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available here or from the link below.

Although the service is available to view at any time, why not join us around 11am on Sunday morning, a time which many of us keep as our time for worship even although we can’t be together in person at the moment.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 20th December

As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.

Christmas at Cumbernauld Old

You are more than welcome to join us for our Watchnight Service on Christmas Eve and our Christmas Day Worship, both of which will be online this year. We’ll post links for these on our website and Facebook page later this week.

Advent Calendar

There are still doors to be opened on our online Advent Calendar. Entries will be posted every day until 24th December on our Facebook page with links also on our church website. Each day there will be a Bible reading and reflection and some days will have art, music or video as well. Why not pop over and join us as we journey together towards the manger.

Journey to Bethlehem

Follow the Christmas story on our interactive trail called Journey to Bethlehem. There are twelve numbered posters located around Cumbernauld Village, each with a picture from the Christmas story and a line from the Bible. The posters also have a code which you can scan on your mobile phone to read the relevant Bible passage. From that link you can also download an activity which can be done by younger people. Journey to Bethlehem can also be followed from the comfort of your own home – here’s the link to do that.

Gift Service

The compassion and generosity of all who contributed to our Gift Service last Sunday was wonderful to behold. A marvellous array of gifts for all ages and festive foods as well as over £500 in cash donations was passed on to Bethlehem House of Bread, our local food bank. Read more on our website.

Rainbow Service

Our annual time of remembrance and reflection for those who have been bereaved, whether recently or some time ago, is also available online. You can view it from https://vimeo.com/488252938

Carols by Candlelight fund-raiser

Sadly Cumbernauld Old Parish Church isn’t able to hold our annual Carols by Candlelight fund-raising evening in the Church this year. However, not to be beaten, we have recorded one which is packed with well-known carols and seasonal readings which have been chosen by our fantastic Fundraising Team. Please, do watch, join in if you wish and share.

There are details as to how to donate, if you would like to, at the end of the video. Enjoy! 

Doorstep Carols

Church members across Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a nationwide Christmas Carol concert on their doorsteps this Sunday, 20th December.

The initiative has been led by Rev Mike Goss, Church of Scotland minister of Barry Parish Church linked with Carnoustie Church in Angus, and the appeal is for individuals and families across the country to gather in front of their homes for ‘Doorstep Carols’ on Sunday 20th December at 6pm and ensure it is anything but a Silent Night.

We might not be able to do the traditional door to door caroling this year, but this event, featuring five well-known carols, would remind people that Christmas is not cancelled, serve as a “beacon of light in the darkness” and provide a signal of hope for the future.

Mr Goss said, “Doorstep Carols is an opportunity for people to come together in small numbers in a socially distanced and responsible way as part of a wider community across Scotland and celebrate this special time of year.” He continued, “This event is an opportunity to do that and will help capture the joy of song at this special time of year and remind us of the true meaning of Christmas which is principally about hope in Jesus born to be our Saviour.”

So limber up these vocal chords, and get ready to join in on Sunday 20th at 6pm. You can download the carol sheet from this link on our website.