Christianity

Small Change, Big Difference

For quite a few years now, the congregation at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has been collecting their small change in coffee jars or similar containers and, each year, the amount collected goes to a good cause.

If you have been collecting your small change in coffee jars or similar over the past few months, please transfer your coins from the jars into small plastic bags and bring them along to church on Sunday 20th January 2019.

The Kirk Session has decided that this year’s Coffee Jar offerings will go to an initiative called Toilet Twinning. The money we donate will help those in desperate poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy. Thank-you!

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Craft Group

The Craft Group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will resume on Thursday 10th January at 2pm in the Session House.

An invitation is extended to all to please come along and join us and share crafting ideas, conversation and a cuppa. You can bring along your own crafts or learn a new skill from someone else in the group. We are already learning about crochet, cross stitch and card-making from each other and are planning to make items to support the baby bank and babies on the maternity unit but would welcome other ideas.

Fairtrade Update

The Fairtrade group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church would like to thank you for your generous purchases from our monthly stall. Since April we have bought hundreds of pounds of fairly-traded goods provided by Gavin’s Mill in Milngavie. Your kind additional donations of money, amounting to £40, have also allowed us to buy four gifts from Gavin’s Mill’s catalogue:

  • A concrete ring used in well-building to help farmers in Malawi
  • Life-saving medicines for up to 5 people in Burkina Faso
  • A clean accessible water supply for one person in Burkina Faso
  • 200 metal water ladles for Water Harvest in North-West India

We have recently received certificates from Gavin’s Mill, attached to the poster in the Church foyer, thanking you all for your kind generosity. Your donations have helped some of the poorest communities in the world at Christmas – Faith in Action.

Rainbow Service

171217_030 Rainbow Service at Cumbernauld OldThe annual service of remembrance and memorial for those who have been bereaved – the Rainbow Service – takes place in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 16th December at 3.00pm. A warm welcome is extended to all who would like to take some ‘time out’ this Christmas to remember a loved one who is longer with us.

Communion Sunday at Cumbernauld Old

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 2nd December.

Our morning worship service will take place at 11am, with a shorter, more reflective service at 6.30pm. Both services will be in the Parish Church in Baronhill.

Details of all our services during Advent and Christmas are now available on our dedicated web page.

World Mission Used Stamp Appeal

World Mission stamp appeal 2018As we have done in previous years, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be participating in the Church of Scotland World Mission Used Stamp Appeal over Christmas and New Year.

We’re inviting members to cut out and keep the postage stamps from any Christmas Cards they receive. These used stamps can then be put in the collection box which will be in the Church vestibule during December and
the early part of January.

This year’s appeal will help the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia (Ukraine) to run a number of daycare centres providing educational, emotional, and physical support for children and young people with disabilities. The appeal will support the young people to live life in all its fullness and to enjoy opportunities to participate in society and family life.

When cutting the stamps from your envelopes please leave a small, at least ¼-inch (0.5cm), border around the stamp. Thanks!

Village Care Home

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be starting to hold worship services in the Village Care Home on the last Sunday of the month, starting on Sunday 25th November at 3.00pm.

This will be a short service, no more than half-an-hour, with readings, a short reflection and three hymns. It would be great to see other people there, so please come along and join us!

Elspeth has also arranged a Carol Singing night at the Care Home on Thursday 13th December. There may also be some festive poems and readings too. So please put the dates in your diary – we look forward to seeing you there.