As 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.
Are 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!
After 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.
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,
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.
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’
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.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church’s Day-Trippers (aka ‘have Bus Pass will travel’) are off to the Hunterian Museum and Rennie Mackintosh house on Wednesday 16th August.
Anyone wishing to come along should meet at Stance 6 in Cumbernauld Bus Station at 10.00am. Just bring your bus pass (and, yes, those not yet in possession of a bus pass are also welcome!) and a packed lunch.
If you would like to join us, please contact Lorna Crawford on 01236 728901, or email lorna.crawford123 [at] hotmail.co.uk as we need to pre-arrange our visit to the Rennie Mackintosh house.