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Game-changer

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is planning to start a new Bible Study / Discussion Group fortnightly on Thursdays, starting on 31st October. The title of the series is Jesus, the Game-changer and more information is available on a sign-up sheet in the vestibule of the church.

If you are interested in attending, please write your name on the sheet and indicate whether an afternoon or evening start-time is preferable. You can sign up for all the sessions, or just come whenever you can, as all the sessions are ‘stand-alone’.

We’ll also post another update online nearer the time with more details.

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Cookie Time at Cumbernauld Old

We would like to invite you all to join us for cookies, tea and coffee after Morning Worship on Sunday 8th September (i.e. this coming Sunday).

Not only will you be able to enjoy delicious homemade cookies, you will be able to purchase a jar with the dry ingredients for various cookies with instructions to bake and enjoy them at home. You might want to buy more than one to enjoy a variety of cookies!

The fundraising group would like to thank everyone who donated jam jars for our September fundraiser.

Worship at Cumbernauld Old takes place in the Parish Church in the Village at 11.00am and everyone is welcome,

Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 2nd June at 11.00am and again at 6.30pm, the latter being a shorter, reflective service. All are welcome to come to either or both of our Communion celebrations.
There will be a retiral offering after both services for Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees – www.sfar.org.uk

Upcoming Meetings:
There will be a Trustees’ Meeting on Thursday 13th June at 7.00pm in the Parish Church. The main purpose of this meeting will be to approve the 2018 Accounts.
The Stated Annual Meeting of the congregation will be on Thursday 20th June at 7.00pm in the Parish Church. This meeting is open to all church members and adherents and there will be an opportunity to hear about our work over the past year and our plans for the future. There will also be an opportunity for questions about any aspect of our church’s life.

‘Smart’ savers at Cumbernauld Old

A huge thank-you to everyone who has already filled and returned their Smarties tubes for the Cumbernauld Old ‘Smart Savers’ fundraiser. This has been running for just a few weeks and has already raised over £160 for church funds.

A collection box is in the church vestibule – you can’t miss it, it’s covered in a Smarties paper!
We’ve added some more tubes of sweets to the box for anyone wishing to enjoy a few more and then fill the empty tube with spare 20p coins. Thanks again!

Kirkyard Clean-up

2019-03-09 14.10.30-2The group currently surveying, photographing and cataloguing the gravestones surrounding Cumbernauld Old Parish Church plan to have a tidy-up session of the kirkyard on Saturday 13th April from 10.30am onwards (i.e. for as long as we feel up for it!)

In consultation with North Lanarkshire Council grounds department, we hope to gather up the leaf litter, cut back the overgrown trees and remove some of the obtrusive, damaging ivy. Just for the avoidance of doubt: we will NOT be touching the stones themselves – just the grounds around them.

We would love more volunteers to help, so if you can spare even half-an-hour on 13th April. please come along. We’re offering tea, coffee and cake as a bribe (sorry, an ‘incentive’).

Local Church Review

The Church of Scotland requires each Church to participate in a 5-yearly evaluation process that used to be known as a Quinquennial Review, but is now called a Local Church Review (LCR). Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be starting our review process in March, with a final report to be completed for Falkirk Presbytery by June 2019.

The purpose of the Local Church Review is to ‘Review and Renew’. Reviewing gives us, as a congregation, an opportunity to identify, celebrate, and share with Presbytery the many things we do well as a Church family. This process will also give us the chance to plan for the future of Cumbernauld Old.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

On Sunday 10th March Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with a service dedicated to raising awareness of the need for ethical trade. We will be welcoming a visitor from Gavin’s Mill, who will share with us the ethos that sits behind the wide-ranging role that this Fairtrade shop / café plays within the Fairtrade community.

As well as our regular Fairtrade stall we will be offering Fairtrade teas / coffees and home-baking in Church after our service. The Fairtrade group looks forward to seeing you then.

Easter Cards for sale

Easter is now just around the corner and Cumbernauld Old Parish Church now offers you the opportunity to purchase beautiful hand-made Easter cards for sending to friends and family.

Dorothy Roberts, one of our elders, has made and donated bespoke cards with a variety of designs and verses and they are available to buy in the Church vestibule every Sunday after worship.

Cost is by donation but we would suggest at least a pound. When you see them, I’m sure you’ll agree they are more than worth it. Just pop your donation in the tub provided. Speak to Dorothy or Elizabeth at church any Sunday for more information.