Book Group meeting for October

The next meeting of the Book Group at Cumbernauld Old will be on Tuesday 4th October at 2pm in the Session House next to the Church.

We will be discussing last month’s book choice, ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig, and deciding what book we will read this month. Anyone wishing to join us will be made most welcome.

The group is supported by our local library service and so we will have copies of books specifically for lending to book groups; there is no need to buy any of the books selected, unless of course you enjoy the book so much that you want a copy for your own library.

Worship on Sunday 2nd October

A reminder that our worship service at Cumbernauld Old this coming Sunday 2nd October will be our annual Harvest Thanksgiving service and we invite those attending, if they can, to bring a donation for our local food bank. See our earlier post for further information.
The service will take place at 11.00am in the Parish Church and will be led by Fiona Crawford, our Team Minister. Everyone is welcome and we hope you can join us!

Dandelion Trust Harvest Festival

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is teaming up with Cumbernauld Village Community Council to hold a special Harvest event under the auspices of the Dandelion Trust. This event which was postponed out of respect after the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth has now been rescheduled for Saturday 1st October and will take place in the Manse Garden from 11am until 2.30pm and full details are given on our website here

Worship on Sunday 25th September

Please join us for worship at Cumbernauld Old on Sunday 25th September at 11.00am. Our worship in the Parish Church will be led by Fiona Crawford, our Team Minister (see below). Everyone is welcome and we hope you can join us!

The service will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page at 11am on Sunday if you can’t be with us in person.

Team Ministry Information

As you may know, Fiona Crawford and James Gemmell have been appointed as our Team Ministers over the next few months. Fiona started with us on 1st September and James Gemmell will join her on 1st November. We’ve posted a wee Q&A here to give some insight into their roles. We also wish them God’s blessing as they seek to lead us into the next chapter of our church’s life.

In terms of our Mission Plan, there has been quite a lot of work going on over the past few months and the congregation Old was recently given an update following our discussions with our local partner churches. You can read that update here

Harvest Appeal 2022

As we have done in previous years Cumbernauld Old will be supporting the work of Bethlehem House of Bread at Cornerstone House through our special Harvest Appeal.
At our Harvest Thanksgiving service on Sunday 2nd October we are inviting donations from those who are able to help. If you can, please help by bringing along your donations of any of the following: meals (eg meatballs, macaroni, spaghetti Bolognese, hotdogs, pasta sauce etc), soup (tins or packets), tinned spaghetti, beans, peas & other vegetables, puddings (tins or packets of fruit, rice or custard), jam, biscuits, UHT milk.

The above are simply suggestions. Anything else you think would help will be greatly appreciated. Cumbernauld Old and our wider community have supported the food bank for a number of years with amazing generosity. Never has our support been more needed or appreciated. Thank you.

Dandelion Trust Harvest Festival

This event which was postponed out of respect after the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth has now been rescheduled for Saturday 1st October, It will take place in the Manse Garden from 11am until 2.30pm and full details are given on our website here

Coming Soon – Musical Theatre Event

The Fundraising Group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to announce a musical event to be held on Thursday 10th November in aid of Church funds. The entertainment will be provided by the Cumbernauld Musical Theatre Society and will take place at 7.30pm in the Village Church.

The concert party will sing a variety of well-known songs from musical theatre.

Entry to the event will be by reserved ticket, but the charge will simply be by donation at the door on the night. To reserve a ticket for the event, which we expect will be very popular, please see / phone Caroline Edwardson (01236 724933) or speak to any member of the Fundraising group.

Baby Bank Warm Winter Appeal

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites your support for the Cumbernauld Baby Bank Warm Winter Appeal

The awful reality is that there will be a lot of cold children and young people this winter, many families simply won’t be able to afford to heat their homes over the coming months. As a charity, the Baby Bank has been considering what more they can do in addition to providing the usual warm clothing and winter woolies, and have decided is that they will be adding warm blankets and ‘hoodie’ style dressing gowns to as many referrals as they can as winter approaches. But need help to do it!

There are great fleece blankets in our local supermarkets (starting at £5) which would be ideal, and the ‘hoodie’ style dressing gowns can be bought from some shops for around £12. They also need all the usual hats, gloves and scarves too!

The kindness and generosity in this community is immense, and they are constantly blown away by local response to their appeals. We know times are getting tough for so many, but if you are in a position to help, they would be so very grateful of your support. Thank-you!

Follow the Baby Bank on Facebook.

Worship on Sunday 18th September

You are warmly invited to join us for worship on Sunday 18th September at 11.00am in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Our worship will be led this week by Fiona Crawford, our new Team Minister (see below). Everyone is welcome and we hope you can join us!

The service will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page at 11am on Sunday if you can’t be with us in person.

Team Ministry Information

As you may know, Fiona Crawford and James Gemmell have been appointed as our Team Ministers over the next few months. Fiona started with us on 1st September and James Gemmell will join her on 1st November. We’ve posted a wee Q&A here to give some insight into their roles. We also wish them God’s blessing as they seek to lead us into the next chapter of our church’s life.

In terms of our Mission Plan, there has been quite a lot of work going on over the past few months and the congregation Old was recently given an update following our discussions with our local partner churches. You can read that update here

Doors Open Days

St Mungo’s Parish Church is participating in the North Lanarkshire Open Doors weekend on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September.
If you’re in the Cumbernauld Town Centre area and would like to see the church, please come along.
The church and halls will be open on Saturday 17th from 10.00 -14.00 and then on Sunday 18th from 11.00 -14.00.

Dandelion Trust Harvest Festival

This event was due to take place last Saturday 10th September, but was postponed following the sad news of the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. We are pleased to advise that it has now been rescheduled for Saturday 1st October, starting at 11am in the Manse grounds in Cumbernauld Village.

Worship on Sunday 11th September

We invite you to join us in worship in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 11th September at 11.00am when our worship service will be led by Rev Phyllis Wilson.
All welcome.

The service will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page at 11am on Sunday if you can’t be with us in person.

Dandelion Trust Harvest Festival

As a mark of respect for her late majesty the Queen Elizabeth, the Dandelion Trust Harvest Festival due to be held in the Manse Garden on Saturday 10th September has been postponed.
A new date, likely to be in October, will be intimated in due course.

Book Group

The inaugural meeting of the Village Book Group took place in the Session House on Tuesday 6th September and was well attended. The group is being led by Moira from Cumbernauld Library who brought along copies for everyone of the first book, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, which looks an interesting read and will be discussed the next meeting on October 4th, when members will be given the next book. The library has access to multiple copies of books specifically for lending to book groups so there is no need to buy any of the books selected for the group, unless of course you enjoy the book so much you want a copy for your own library.

Community Singing Group

Our new community singing group met for the first time on Wednesday evening (7th September) in the Parish Church and a great time was had by all who attended. The next meeting of this new venture is currently scheduled for Wednesday 14th from 7-8pm and all are welcome.

Harvest Appeal 2022

Harvest Gifts at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church - October 2021

Once again we at Cumbernauld Old are being invited to support the work of Bethlehem House of Bread at Cornerstone House through our special Harvest Appeal. As we all know we are living in very challenging times. More and more people are struggling, with an increase in families coming forward for help at food banks.
On Sunday 2nd October at our Harvest Appeal could you please help by bringing along your donations of any of the following: 

  • Meals –  eg meatballs, macaroni, spaghetti Bolognese, hotdogs, pasta sauce etc;
  • Soup –  tins or packets;
  • Tinned spaghetti, beans, peas & other vegetables;
  • Puddings  –  tins or packets of fruit, rice or custard; 
  • Jam, biscuits, UHT milk.

The above are simply suggestions. Anything else you think would help will be greatly appreciated.

Cumbernauld Old and our wider community have supported the food bank for a number of years with amazing generosity. Never has our support been more needed or appreciated.
Thank you.