Starting on Tuesday 28th February, a Lent Discussion Group will run on Tuesday afternoons from 1-2pm in the Cumbernauld Old Parish Church sanctuary. Our start-point is the disciples’ request to Jesus – “Lord, teach us how to pray.”
Prayer is the lifeblood of our relationship with God but we can often lack confidence in whether we’re ‘doing it right.’ Over 8 weeks, James Gemmell and Fiona Crawford will be running The Prayer Course, developed by Pete Greig, founder of 24/7 Prayer.
This will be a safe space where we hear from Pete, have time for discussion, and a chance to explore different ways of praying. The group is for everyone whether prayer is second nature to you, whether you struggle with it, whether it’s simply something you’d like to do more or whether you’d like to broaden your understanding of ways we can pray.
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.
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.
The April 2011 edition of the Good News bulletin from the Church of Scotland contains news that two churches in Fife are to mark the 400th anniversary of the publishing of the King James (Authorised) Version of the Bible by attempting to read the whole Bible (all 66 Books of it!) in seven days. Also news that Crossreach – the social care arm of the Church of Scotland, which is Scotland’s largest voluntary social care organisation – has welcomed a new multi-million-pound Scottish Government fund to help improve the lives of the nation’s most vulnerable children.
These stories, and more, can be read from Good News April 2011