SU Camp Prayer Letter

Our Interim Moderator, Julie, is part of a team going with a group to SU Camp next week and has shared a prayer letter (attached) that God will bless the week and all those attending. Please take time to remember all those attending in your prayers today and as the week unfolds. Thank-you!

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Boys’ Brigade Annual Display

The Boys' Brigade anchorThe Boys’ Brigade Company attached to Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, the 1st Cumbernauld, will be holding their Annual Display and Awards Night on Thursday 26th May at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch.

They would like to take the opportunity to invite parents, guardians, carers and friends to come and join them for a night of celebration.

The Display will start at 7:00pm and run to 9:30pm. Unlike previous years Anchor Section awards will be presented at 8:00pm at the end of the first half.

Thank-You!

The fundraising team at Cumbernauld Old would like to thank everyone who helped us to raise a grand total of £868.60 for Church funds from sales of Easter cards and crafts.

Thank-you, too, to everyone who brought along their collected small change to worship on Sunday 8th May – our ‘coffee jars’ collection raised a magnificent £337.27 for the DEC Ukraine Appeal. In addition, our wee table with crafts and pennants for Ukraine has so far raised another £117 and more items have recently become available. Thanks to all the knitters in the congregation and the Craft Group for their beautiful work.

Your generosity really is inspiring!

Worship on Sunday 15th May

Blossom at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, May 2022

Everyone is warmly welcomed to join us for worship on Sunday 15th May. Our service will be held in the Parish Church at 11.00am and will be led this week by Ivar Struthers, one of our elders and a Reader with the Church of Scotland. We hope you can join us!

We also plan to livestream this service on our Facebook page at 11am on Sunday if you can’t be with us in person.

Pastoral Cover

Please note that our Deacon, Valerie Cuthbertson DCS, will be on annual leave until 22nd May. During this period any member of the congregation in need of pastoral support should contact their Elder for help and advice. Should anyone require further information or contact details please speak to the Interim Moderator.

Christian Aid Week 2022

Christian Aid Week 15-21 May 2022Christian Aid Week 2022 runs from Sunday 15th until Saturday 21st May.
Cumbernauld Old has a fantastic record supporting the vital work of Christian Aid over many years.  If you’re able to support them again this year, you can donate online using our ‘e-envelope‘. As always, thank you for your generous support.

Love lies at the heart of the Christian gospel and Christian Aid have produced a video about how love gives people like Janet the courage to stand strong against drought and hunger. 

Charity Concert

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to be hosting a charity concert in aid of Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) on Tuesday 17th May at 7.30pm.
The Sounds of Spring concert has been organised by local pianist David Swan and a quartet of young up-and-coming musicians who will play a mix of their own compositions and a variety of classical, folk and jazz music inspired by and in celebration of spring. Expect the sounds of birdsong and April showers, stories of new life, and vivid rushes of spring colour, heard through the sounds of brass, harps, keyboards and guitars.
We are delighted to host David and his fellow musicians for such a worthy cause and anyone who wishes to come along on Tuesday 17th would be most welcome.
Entry is by donation. Teas and coffees will be available for donation to church funds.

Krafting for Ukraine

Members and friends of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church have been knitting and crocheting beautiful handmade items on behalf of the DEC Ukrainian appeal. They consist of colourful lap blankets, small traditional ‘Victorian’ dolls, favourite character dolls and children’s’ cardigans, available to buy for a minimum donation of £5.
The dolls’ clothes and pram blankets are available at £4, the three larger dolls with a minimum donation of £7 and a beautiful Aran hat glove and scarf set at £10. Delivery is free in Cumbernauld.

They make beautiful gifts and your donations will help families in war-torn Ukraine.
Telephone Elizabeth at (01236) 726451 for more details or to order.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022

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Fairtrade Fortnight is here!

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 runs from 21 February to 6 March and we are all being invited to ‘Choose the World You Want’ with an online festival with films and talks and even tasting events, as well as being encouraged to keep on looking out for the Fairtrade mark on the things we all buy.

Cumbernauld Old is a Fairtrade Church and our worship service on Sunday 27th February will have a bit of a Fairtrade ‘flavour’ to it. So please join in and ‘Choose the World You Want’ this Fairtrade Fortnight.

Mission Partnership

We’re delighted to share the latest Partner Letter from Sandra and Graham Duncan in South Africa – available from the download link below.

They are both keeping themselves very busy and are doing well. They are involved with an orphans’ project in Mamelodi, there is also a new church building under construction and a ‘nearly new’ shop being established. You can read all the details in the letter and there are also some photos below to give you a flavour of all that’s going on.

Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. These mean so much to them.

Harvest Thanks!

Once again everyone at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has been very generous with their donations at last Sunday’s Harvest Thanksgiving service. All these packeted and tinned goods are going to our local Food Bank, Thanks again to everyone who donated.

Harvest Gifts - October 2021
Harvest Gifts – October 2021