Please come and join us in our celebration of Christmas with an evening of Christmas Carols and Songs on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch, Cumbernauld, G68 9ND.
Enjoy an evening of friendship and fun, especially as tea / coffee and Christmas pies are included in the ticket price of £2.00. Other Christmas goodies will also be available!
Tickets from any Boys’ Brigade leader on a Thursday evening, from Church on a Sunday, or call Alex Edwardson (01236) 724933. This is a fund-raising event on behalf of the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade and Cumbernauld Old Parish Church.
The Men’s Group Annual Burns’ Supper will be held on Wednesday 21 January in Cumbernauld Bowling Club and everyone is invited to come along to this extremely popular social event in the Church calendar.
Cumbernauld Burns Club will provide their usual, entertaining dialogue, masterminded by Callum Cormack, our Chairman for the evening. Our own Janet Graham and David Boyle will provide excellent musical interludes and Anne Walker will provide her usual wit in defence of the ladies. You will also be served a first class meal! All in all, a great night, not to be missed.
Tickets are now available from any member of the Men’s Group, modestly priced at £7 per head. The time on the evening is 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Hope to see you there.
Our services on Sunday 23 November were led by Rev Alan Gibson, Head of Stewardship for the Church of Scotland. After the services he asked if he could take a photo of the congregation to post on his Facebook page. Here he is, then, taking a photo of us after worship at the Parish Church in the Village.
The Ladies’ Group from the Village would like to say a big “Thank You” to everyone who supported their Coffee & Cake evening on Friday 7th November in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support – whether you helped by baking, donating, setting up, washing dishes and tidying up afterwards, or simply by being there. The sum raised was a wonderful £350 – so thank you all for your generosity! STOP PRESS: that sum has now risen to £417, so thanks again everyone.
If you couldn’t be there but still want to donate, please speak to Christine Johnston or Margaret Cowan at church.
Well done, ladies. An excellent sum raised in aid of an excellent cause.
Anne Morrison and Elizabeth Snedden are looking for helpers to make simple craft items for sale at the Christmas Fayre. Please don’t be shy or think you have to be particularly creative – just bring along your enthusiasm, interest and ideas. We already have lots of lovely ingredients which will be turned into items for sale on Saturday 29th November.
If you are willing to help, please come along to the Church Session House on Monday 17th November at 1.00pm. Tea and cream cakes a promise!
At the 1st Cumbernauld BB Company’s annual display on Thursday 15th May four young men were presented with their President’s Badges and three with their Queen’s Badges – the highest award in the Boys’ Brigade. President’s Badges were awarded to Euan McLeod, Russell O’Brien, Kade Sommerville and Andrew Watson, while our new Queen’s Men are Greig Bradley, Ryan Conway and Andrew Irvine. Every one of these young men are a credit to our Company, their families and themselves. Well done and congratulations from all at Cumbernauld Old.
The annual Men’s Group Burns’ Supper will be held on Wednesday 22nd January in Cumbernauld Bowling Club at 7 for 7.30pm.
This year’s line-up has changed and our speakers will be Calum Cormack, Chic Scott, Tom Johnston and Anne Walker, with David Boyle singing, Craig Whyte piping and Janet Graham on accordion. Hope that has whetted your appetites!
Tickets priced £7 are available from members of the Men’s Group. Hope to see you there for what should be an entertaining evening.
Our groups and organisations restart this week after their Christmas and New Year break:
On Wednesday 8th January the Men’s Group meet at 7.30pm in the Roadside Hall in Cumbernauld Village. The guest speaker will by Jimmy Rexter who will be speaking about the humour of the Fire Brigade.
On Thursday 9th January the Ladies’ Group meet at 7.30pm in the Roadside Hall for a Beetle Drive. All ladies are welcome to come along and blow away any January blues.
Also on Thursday 9th January the Boys’ Brigade Anchor, Junior, Company and Senior Sections resume at their usual times in the Forge Centre, Balloch.
Looking slightly further ahead:
Our first Messy Church of 2014 takes place next Sunday 12th January in the Forge Centre, Balloch with a new start-time of 3pm and aiming to finish around 5pm. We’re starting off the year by looking at some people and stories from the Bible – January’s theme will be ‘Noah’ so expect some animal-themed crafts and songs, and perhaps even a wee surprise with our food near the end of the afternoon.
The Ladies’ Circle restarts on Wednesday 15th January at 7pm in the Forge Centre, Balloch with a Games Night. However, don’t panic – these are all table-top games and nothing strenuous will be involved!