Adult Fellowship Group

Announcing a new group for adults – we’re calling it the Adult Fellowship – a joint initiative among Kildrum / St Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old Parish Churches.

The first meeting of this group is next Wednesday 8th February at 2.30pm, with Rev James Gemmell, one of our Team Ministers, as the guest speaker.

The Adult Fellowship will meet in the Session Room at St Mungo’s Parish Church, usually on the first Wednesday of every month (but see below), and is open to everyone. Hope you can join us.

Provisional Programme:
8th FebruaryJames Gemmell: “Experiences in study, Ministry and life!”
1st MarchFiona Crawford: (title to be announced)
5th AprilRay McLean: “Ancestry”
3rd MayAnne Walker: “Tales from the Classroom”
7th JuneJim Walker: “The Roman army in Scotland”
5th JulyDouglas and Barbara Bowie: “Pottery expertise and bring your own”
9th AugustJohn Kusel: “Scientific research and religious studies in Brazil”
6th SeptemberAlan Sage: “The Cosmic vision of Teilhard de Chardin”
4th OctoberSuzi Farrant: “Multi-generational church”
8th NovemberElinor Gordon: (title to be announced)
6th December“Pilgrimage experiences” – various contributions from the congregation

We’ll also put the above programme for 2023 into our next Church newsletter and post the upcoming meetings on the What’s On pages of our website as well as on social media as they come along, so watch this space!

Coffee and Chat

Fairtrade teapotAs we are now again on a stay-at-home lockdown, we thought it would be a good idea to restart our Coffee and Chat* sessions via Zoom and telephone. We might not be able to meet up in person but we hope these informal get-togethers will allow us some kind of relaxed social contact from the comfort of our own homes.
(* or beverage of your own choice!)

This time, Anne Morrison is going to host the sessions (thanks Anne!) and the plan is to meet up online or by phone on Wednesdays at 3pm, starting on the 10th February. You don’t need to join us every week, feel free to drop in or out whenever it suits you.

If you would like a link to the Coffee and Chat, please let us know and we will send you the details. Everyone is very welcome and you can join either online or by telephone.

Coffee with Zoom

fair-trade-coffee-jar-1Are you feeling bored, fed-up or stressed out with lockdown?
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church may just have a solution!
We are going to start a ‘Coffee and Chat’ virtual meet-up on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm using Zoom, starting on Wednesday 27th May.

You don’t need to have a computer to join in as you can use your telephone to join in the fun, as well as joining with video.

If you would like to come along, please comment below and we will give you the link nearer the time. Please let your friends and family know – the more, the merrier!

Bring your own coffee / tea (make it FairTrade, if you can!) and home-bakes!

Fairtrade and Fellowship

FairTrade_logoAfter our Fairtrade-themed service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 8th March, we will be holding the first of our “Fairtrade and Fellowship” ‘warm welcome’ events. These will take place about four times throughout the year and will always co-ordinate with a Fairtrade stall. We invite those attending worship to stay in Church after our service on Sunday to enjoy Fairtrade tea / coffee / home baking and to engage in Fellowship with your Church family. Please also take the opportunity also to visit our Fairtrade stall.

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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,

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.

A Sparkling Lullaby

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church would like to offer a HUGE vote of thanks to Cumbernauld Musical Theatre Society for their wonderful fund-raising concert ‘Lullaby of Broadway‘ at the Forge Community Centre last Thursday.

It was one of these evenings where we were close to running out of superlatives: fabulous, magnificent, sparkling, fantastic, brilliant, and talented were only some of the words used to express our delight at the superb evening they presented for us.

The evening was a total sell-out and every single person there went home with a song (or two) in their hearts. So, once more, many, many thanks and ‘Haste Ye Back’


More poppies needed!

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has been thrilled by the number of knitted poppies handed in so far for our Remembrance project. However, although we have received about 9,000 poppies to date, we still need more.

We are currently in the process of attaching the poppies to the cargo netting and we don’t quite have enough to complete our display. So we’re asking whether people could please just do a few more and hand them in. We can then finish the sewing-on of the poppies.

Also, for those who have been knitting the poppies and sewing them on, we are having a film crew from Reporting Scotland coming to the Church on Friday 26th October at 2pm. They’re doing a feature on WW1 remembrance. All those who have knitted, crocheted or sewed the poppies are invited to come along to the Church, knitting needles and crochet hooks in hand, so we have a really good turn out for the film crew.

Thank you!