Christianity

Remembrance Sunday

British Legion poppyThe 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.

Bible Studies update

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.

Harvest Thanksgiving

Next Sunday, 6th October, marks the annual Harvest Thanksgiving service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church.

We are inviting those attending the service to bring a gift of some tinned food or dried foodstuffs, such as rice or pasta, which will be passed on to the local foodbank co-ordinated by our friends and partners at Cornerstone House. Thank-you!

Sunday’s worship will also incorporate the annual Dedication Service for the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade Company, and we look forward to welcoming the Boys, officers and helpers, as well as parents, friends and supporters of the Company to our service.

Our morning worship service starts at 11.00am and everyone is very welcome.

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.

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.

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.