Easter Egg Appeal latest

Now that we have counted, bagged and delivered your Easter Egg donations, we’d just like to say again what an amazing response to our recent Easter Egg Appeal! It may have been our biggest collection of chocolate eggs ever with almost 200 eggs gathered in.

Once again a heartfelt thank- you to all who supported this venture. All the eggs are safely on their way to Bethlehem House of Bread for distribution locally. It‘s truly wonderful and humbling to see such an outpouring of love and concern for others.

Food Bank Re-Opening Update

Following a recent relaunch meeting which was very well supported, it was decided to reopen the Village food bank in the sanctuary of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church (ie the church itself rather than the session house) on Thursday 27th April from 10.30 – 12.30.

In preparation for this, a planning day is scheduled for Thursday 20th April at 11am in the church. The purpose of this meeting is to sort out the logistics of how the food bank will actually work in the new setting. All interested parties are warmly invited to attend.

If anyone is unable to attend but still wants to be involved please contact Sandra on 07780 452549 or leave us a note below, which we will pass on. Many thanks!

Easter Egg Appeal

As we have done in previous years Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is making an appeal for donations of chocolate Easter Eggs.

If you are able to do so, please bring a chocolate egg to our worship service on Sunday 26th March or give to any member of our church who will bring it along for you.

Where possible, might you consider buying Fairtrade eggs? There are a few brands out there, including Divine and the Real Easter Egg. Look out for the Fairtrade logo.

All donations will be passed on to our friends at the Bethlehem House of Bread food bank at Cornerstone House and distributed from there. Your continuing kindness and generosity is always greatly appreciated, so thank you in advance.

Lent Discussion Group

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.

All welcome!

Rainbow Service – Sunday 27th November

Rainbow Service candles

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be holding our annual Rainbow Service on Sunday 27th November at 3pm.

This service aims to provide an opportunity for people who have been bereaved, recently or some time ago, to remember and reflect in a short time of worship together.
All welcome.

Please note: to respect the privacy of those attending, the Rainbow Service won’t be streamed or recorded online.

Ordination Service – Thursday 3rd November

Fiona Crawford and James Gemmell, Team Ministers at Cumbernauld Old and Kildrum / St Mungo’s, are being ordained as Ministers of Word and Sacrament on Thursday 3rd November 2022 and The Presbytery of Glasgow warmly invites all members of the congregation at Cumbernauld Old to attend a special service which takes place in St Mungo’s Parish Church, Cumbernauld at 7pm on Thursday 3rd November.

We would strongly encourage everyone in the congregation, if able, to attend this very special service which is not only a significant occasion for Fiona and James and their families and friends, but also a significant occasion for everyone at Cumbernauld Old and Kildrum / St Mungo’s. It would therefore be fantastic to have a great turnout from the congregation at Cumbernauld Old at this special service on Thursday 3rd November at 7pm in St Mungo’s. We hope to see you there!

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!

Worship over the phone

Since the start of the current ‘lockdown’ Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has produced a recorded worship service each week that people can view online every Sunday, or when it is most convenient. Links to these are posted on our blog and also our website.

The minister has now set up a system for those who do not have access to the internet, but do have access to a telephone. Every week she will record a short service which can be accessed by calling 01236 809237.

The plan is to upload a new worship service every Saturday. There will be a short message and then the service will begin. The call should cost no more than a usual local call. Please let anyone you think would benefit from such a broadcast know about this new service. Thanks!