The Men’s Group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has just published their programme of activities for March – July.
During the winter months the group meet mostly at the church with a wide range of speakers, but once the lighter nights come in there is the opportunity to go a bit further afield and this is reflected in the programme below. Everyone is welcome to join us – just get in touch if you would like to know more.
Thursday 23 March
Ten-pin Bowling 7.00 for 7.30pm in Camelon, Falkirk
Wednesday 19 April
Visit to Grangemouth Museum 10am leaving from the car park opposite the manse
Wednesday 24 May
Audio/Visual presentation by Andy Pearson 7.00 for 7.30pm in the Church session house
Wednesday 7 June
Visit: Cowane’s Hospital, Stirling 10am leaving from the car park opposite the manse.
Wednesday 21 June
End of Session Meal. Venue to be decided 7.00 for 7.30pm
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.
James Gemmell: “Experiences in study, Ministry and life!”
Fiona Crawford: (title to be announced)
Ray McLean: “Ancestry”
Anne Walker: “Tales from the Classroom”
Jim Walker: “The Roman army in Scotland”
Douglas and Barbara Bowie: “Pottery expertise and bring your own”
John Kusel: “Scientific research and religious studies in Brazil”
Alan Sage: “The Cosmic vision of Teilhard de Chardin”
Suzi Farrant: “Multi-generational church”
Elinor Gordon: (title to be announced)
“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!
You are invited to join us on Tuesday 13th December at 7.30pm at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for an evening of ‘baubles, bells and brass’ with local musician David Swan and friends. They’ll play carols, Christmas songs and festive music and will be joined by the new local singing group Arria Voices (making their debut aooearance!) and the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade.
Entry by voluntary donation to Homeless Project Scotland. Don’t miss it!
Tickets are still available for the musical evening to be held at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Thursday 10th November. The entertainment will start at 7.30pm and be provided by the Cumbernauld Musical Theatre Society who will be singing a variety of well-known songs from musical theatre.
Entry to the event will be by reserved ticket, but the charge will simply be by voluntary donation to Church funds at the door on the night. To reserve your ticket for the event please see or phone Caroline Edwardson (01236 724933) or speak to any member of the Fundraising group. It promises to be an enjoyable and uplifting evening for all.
The next meeting of the Book Group at Cumbernauld Old will be on Tuesday 4th October at 2pm in the Session House next to the Church.
We will be discussing last month’s book choice, ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig, and deciding what book we will read this month. Anyone wishing to join us will be made most welcome.
The group is supported by our local library service and so we will have copies of books specifically for lending to book groups; there is no need to buy any of the books selected, unless of course you enjoy the book so much that you want a copy for your own library.
The Fundraising Group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to announce a musical event to be held on Thursday 10th November in aid of Church funds. The entertainment will be provided by the Cumbernauld Musical Theatre Society and will take place at 7.30pm in the Village Church.
The concert party will sing a variety of well-known songs from musical theatre.
Entry to the event will be by reserved ticket, but the charge will simply be by donation at the door on the night. To reserve a ticket for the event, which we expect will be very popular, please see / phone Caroline Edwardson (01236 724933) or speak to any member of the Fundraising group.
Part Two* of the new things happening in Cumbernauld Old this week is a new Community Singing Group which will start on Wednesday 7th September at 7pm. This will meet in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church every Wednesday from 7 – 8pm and all are welcome, whether you can sing – or even think you can sing – or not!
No experience necessary, you don’t even need to be able to read music! It promises to be fun, so please come along and see what you think.
There’s a Twitter page @SingCumbernauld which we’ll try to keep updated with all our news. Please give us a wee follow there! And see you on Wednesday evening…
(*If you missed Part One, then that was our Book Group which started on Tuesday 6th September at 2.00pm and which will meet at the Church on the first Tuesday of every month.)
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church was delighted to host the Bruadar Duo last week as part of their recent series of concerts and it’s safe to say they held us spell-bound by their music. Many thanks to Kieran (guitar) and Lynn (flute) for their wonderful playing of contemporary music from South America and the UK. It really was an evening to remember!
Here’s a selection of photos from what was a fantastic concert: