Cumbernauld Churches Together

The Cumbernauld Churches Together group is looking for new members. Each of the churches in the group has been asked to have two representatives instead of one if possible. This is to ensure that if someone was unable to attend one of the meetings, there would be another representative there.

You do not need to be a Kirk Session or Board member to attend, so if you are interested or need any further information, please speak to Fiona or to Sandra Moffat at church any Sunday. Thanks!

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.

Easter Eggs Appeal update

Wow! Just wow!
Thank you so much for your massively generous response to our Easter Eggs appeal. We’ll pass all your chocolate eggs onto the Bethlehem House of Bread food bank over the next few days. (Thanks, Sandra, for the photo.)

And thanks, too, for your response to our Fair Trade service and to everyone who planned it and took part.

Property Team and Convener

Can you help?

Our Property convener, Matt Sime, is giving up his post after 8 years, and we are looking for a small team of volunteers from the church community, and / or family members or friends, who would be interested in taking on and sharing property tasks within the church properties. Around six people would be an ideal number.

All those interested would be invited to a meeting with Matt to look at all aspects of the role and try to match responsibilities to skills, capabilities and availability. It would be down to individuals to offer their time and talent in whatever way they could. The volunteers would take on the regular weekly tasks as required, so as not to overburden the Property Convenor.

It would include weekly Fire Alarm testing in the church and checks on fire extinguishers etc for any leaks. Arranging access to church properties for contractors / service engineers and plumber / electrician when required to carry out maintenance, servicing and repairs.

We are also looking for a volunteer who would be willing to take on the position of Property Convener,  as a point of contact for the church and liaison with Glasgow Presbytery as required. 

It is important that there are enough volunteers to take on the administration and practical responsibilities, as there are a small number of statutory and critical tasks that need to be done on a regular basis, otherwise the church cannot open for Health and Safety reasons. 

Volunteers are welcome from the congregation or the wider community. 
Full training will be given. 
Please contact Matt on or mobile 07707 868781, if you are able to offer any assistance. Thank you!

World Mission Used Stamp Appeal 2022

As we have done in previous years, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is inviting you to support the Church of Scotland World Mission Used Stamp Appeal.

Church of Scotland World Mission Used Stamp Appeal 2022 poster

There will be a collection box for used postage stamps in the church vestibule during December and January, so please keep the stamps from any Christmas cards you receive and pop them in the box when you are at church.

The aim of this year’s Appeal is to raise enough funds to support a pastor in our partner church the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) for a full year’s salary. The economic crisis in the country has struck hard and the Synod is struggling to pay salaries for pastors which range between £100 to £150 per month.

For more information about this year’s appeal, visit the Church of Scotland website.

Worship on Sunday 2nd October

A reminder that our worship service at Cumbernauld Old this coming Sunday 2nd October will be our annual Harvest Thanksgiving service and we invite those attending, if they can, to bring a donation for our local food bank. See our earlier post for further information.
The service will take place at 11.00am in the Parish Church and will be led by Fiona Crawford, our Team Minister. Everyone is welcome and we hope you can join us!

Dandelion Trust Harvest Festival

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is teaming up with Cumbernauld Village Community Council to hold a special Harvest event under the auspices of the Dandelion Trust. This event which was postponed out of respect after the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth has now been rescheduled for Saturday 1st October and will take place in the Manse Garden from 11am until 2.30pm and full details are given on our website here

Baby Bank Warm Winter Appeal

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites your support for the Cumbernauld Baby Bank Warm Winter Appeal

The awful reality is that there will be a lot of cold children and young people this winter, many families simply won’t be able to afford to heat their homes over the coming months. As a charity, the Baby Bank has been considering what more they can do in addition to providing the usual warm clothing and winter woolies, and have decided is that they will be adding warm blankets and ‘hoodie’ style dressing gowns to as many referrals as they can as winter approaches. But need help to do it!

There are great fleece blankets in our local supermarkets (starting at £5) which would be ideal, and the ‘hoodie’ style dressing gowns can be bought from some shops for around £12. They also need all the usual hats, gloves and scarves too!

The kindness and generosity in this community is immense, and they are constantly blown away by local response to their appeals. We know times are getting tough for so many, but if you are in a position to help, they would be so very grateful of your support. Thank-you!

Follow the Baby Bank on Facebook.