This blog complements our main website and will provide a bit more detail on some of the events taking place in and around our church.
Just over two years ago the fundraising group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church launched ‘Cumbernauld Old Smart Savers’ by giving everyone a tube of Smarties to enjoy, after which we hoped they would fill the tube with 20p and 10p coins and return to church.
We want to thank everyone who took part and continued throughout the year to fill tubes and hand them in as part of fundraising.
In 2019 you raised the wonderful amount of £758.51 for church funds (obviously a random penny sneaked into a tube somewhere!) That was a great addition to our fundraising total for last year, so thank-you so much for your continued support for this initiative.
We have restocked our collection of Smarties and will be continuing this fund-raiser throughout 2020. The Smart Savers box is in the church vestibule on Sunday mornings (you can’t miss it, as it’s covered with Smarties paper!) so please collect and enjoy your candy-covered chocolate, fill the box with your spare 10p and 20p coins, and drop off your filled tube at church. You can then take another box and repeat the cycle – but only if you wish. With many thanks once again for your amazing response to this initiative.
If you have been saving your small change in coffee jars, jam jars or similar containers, your ‘Coffee Jar’ Offerings will be collected at worship at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 19th January.
The proceeds of this year’s collection will again go to Toilet Twinning (see www.toilettwinning.org for more details). Our small change can help towards a big change for those who lack decent sanitation. Please don’t hand in any actual jars, though, instead transfer your coins into a small plastic bag and hand that in at church on Sunday. Thanks!
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church wishes everyone a joyful and peaceful New Year and extends a warm welcome to visitors and members alike to our worship services and activities.
- Morning Worship on Sunday 5th January is at 11.00am in the Parish Church.
- Our Craft Group resumes on Monday 6th January at 1.00pm in the Session House.
- The Men’s Group have a guest speaker on Tuesday 7th January at 7.30pm in the Session House.
- Our Bible Study ‘Jesus, the Game Changer’ resumes on Thursday 9th January at 3.00pm in the Session House and will now take place every week. (Previously it ran fortnightly.)
- The Food Bank is open every Friday from 11.00am – 12.30pm in the Session House.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church holds our annual Gift Service in church on Sunday 15th December at 11am.
Donations of toys, festive food items and toiletries (especially for men) would be most welcome.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to our worship service on this Third Sunday of Advent.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites one and all to our Advent and Christmas worship services over the next few weeks.
On Sunday 15th December at 11am we have our Nativity and Gift Service and invite those attending to bring a Christmas gift for distribution through our local food bank (more details here). Then at 3pm we hold our annual Rainbow Service for those who have been bereaved and wish to remember someone they have loved.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will once again be collecting your used postage stamps over Christmas and New Year in aid of the Church of Scotland World Mission’s Stamp Appeal. This year’s appeal will support the Chigodi Women’s Centre in Blantyre, Malawi.
Please cut the stamps from the envelopes on any Christmas mail you receive, leaving a small (1/4inch or so) margin of paper around the edges, and pop them in the box in the church vestibule. We’ll be running the appeal from Sunday 8th December until Sunday 14th January. Thanks for your support!
The Annual Service of Remembrance, including the laying of wreaths and observing the national two minutes of silence, will take place at 10.45am this Sunday, 10th November, at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village. Morning worship at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will follow at approximately 11.15am.
The second of our two Bible Studies at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, called God Is Closer Than You Think, starts this Thursday, 7th November at 2pm in the Community Room at Tesco, Craigmarloch. This group will meet fortnightly thereafter. It still isn’t too late to sign up, and you can just come along on the day if you wish.
Thank-you to everyone who came along to the first session of our new Bible Study / Discussion Group, called Jesus, the Game Changer, last week. The group will run fortnightly on alternate Thursday afternoons, and the next meeting of this group is on Thursday 14th November at 3.00pm in the Session House, next to the Parish Church.