Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has recently relaunched our ‘Smart Savers’ project.
Everyone is invited to help themselves to a tube of Smarties from the Church vestibule, enjoy the sweeties and then return the tube filled with 20p coins.
Members have continued to hand in tubes all through lockdown and your donations over the last few years have raised hundreds of pounds for church funds. The sweeties have been good too! Thank-you for your continuing support.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The knitters at Cumbernauld Old are busy again and this time are making a variety of Items for Easter – chickens, rabbits, ducks, hedgehogs, mice, bumblebees and ladybirds, all containing either a Cadbury’s Creme Egg® or a Cadbury’s Caramel Egg®. Each comes in a cellophane bag – a bargain for an Easter surprise at £1. There are also some beehives covering a Terry’s Chocolate Orange® and they cost £3.
If you would like to order one (or more!) please let us know here or by phoning Elizabeth on (01236) 726451. Your support makes a difference to Cumbernauld Old, so thank-you very much!
Sadly Cumbernauld Old Parish Church isn’t able to hold our annual Carols by Candlelight fund-raising evening in the Church this year. However, not to be beaten, we have recorded one which is packed with well-known carols and seasonal readings which have been chosen by our fantastic Fundraising Team. Please, do watch, join in if you wish and share.
There are details as to how to donate, if you would like to, at the end of the video. Enjoy!
Sadly, because of current restrictions, we are not able to hold our Carols by Candlelight fundraiser in the Church this year. However, we have instead produced an online one packed full of carols and festive readings. You will be able to access it from either our Facebook page or the Church website from Friday 18th December and it can be watched at any time after then.
There will be details at the end of the video about how to make a donation. Watch out for the link – it promises to be an enjoyable event for everyone!
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church encourages everyone to shop locally wherever possible. Especially in the current circumstances, local shops and businesses need our custom, so let’s do all we can to support those in our parish and community whenever we can. However, we appreciate that it’s not always possible to get everything we need locally and online shopping is a reality for many people.
If you do any shopping online, there are two ways in which you can help Cumbernauld Old while doing so. One is through Give As You Live, which we have mentioned before and has already proved to be a good way of raising funds for the church. Click on the link and from there you can access a large range of shops and retailers. With each purchase made in this way, a small percentage of what you spend is donated to the Church at no extra cost to you.
If you shop on Amazon, however, there is a new scheme called Amazon Smile that works in much the same way. For each purchase you make this way on Amazon, a percentage is donated by them to our church. Here’s how it works: Rather than logging on directly to Amazon as before, instead log into smile.amazon.co.uk, (this link, and the logo on the left, will take you to our page) and if you are happy to choose Cumbernauld Old Parish Church as your chosen charity, then you are all set up to start shopping. It’s still the same Amazon, but by using Amazon Smile your shopping can make a difference to Cumbernauld Old. Thank you for making a difference!