Fund-raising

Burns’ Supper 2015

The Men’s Group Annual Burns’ Supper will be held on Wednesday 21 January in Cumbernauld Bowling Club and everyone is invited to come along to this extremely popular social event in the Church calendar.

Cumbernauld Burns Club will provide their usual, entertaining dialogue, masterminded by Callum Cormack, our Chairman for the evening. Our own Janet Graham and David Boyle will provide excellent musical interludes and Anne Walker will provide her usual wit in defence of the ladies. You will also be served a first class meal! All in all, a great night, not to be missed.

Tickets are now available from any member of the Men’s Group, modestly priced at £7 per head. The time on the evening is 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Hope to see you there.

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Christmas Fair

Our annual Christmas Fair is on Saturday 29th November in the Village Hall, The Wynd. Doors are open from 10am until 12.30pm and we hope to offer a wide range of stalls, crafts and the usual tearoom. We’re sure Santa will manage to come along and there will also be lots of activities to keep the children occupied in the kidzone.

We are currently looking for donations of baking, raffle and tombola prizes, knitting, soft goods, toys and games in good condition, and Deans’ shortbread for the tearoom. We’ll also be raffling our popular Festive Hampers and a chart is available at church and at the Forge for items that can be handed in. Unfortunately, due to a lack of storage, we are unable to accept any more bric-a-brac or books.

We hope to see you all on Saturday 29th!

MacMillan Cancer Support

The Ladies’ Group from the Village would like to say a big “Thank You” to everyone who supported their Coffee & Cake evening on Friday 7th November in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support – whether you helped by baking, donating, setting up, washing dishes and tidying up afterwards, or simply by being there. The sum raised was a wonderful £350 – so thank you all for your generosity! STOP PRESS: that sum has now risen to £417, so thanks again everyone.

If you couldn’t be there but still want to donate, please speak to Christine Johnston or Margaret Cowan at church.

Well done, ladies. An excellent sum raised in aid of an excellent cause.

Christmas Fayre crafts

Anne Morrison and Elizabeth Snedden are looking for helpers to make simple craft items for sale at the Christmas Fayre. Please don’t be shy or think you have to be particularly creative – just bring along your enthusiasm, interest and ideas. We already have lots of lovely ingredients which will be turned into items for sale on Saturday 29th November.

If you are willing to help, please come along to the Church Session House on Monday 17th November at 1.00pm. Tea and cream cakes a promise!

Record-breakers!

The World Record for the longest ever non-stop game of 5-a-side football was claimed last weekend.

Representatives from a number of Boys’ Brigade companies, including our own 1st Cumbernauld Company, played continuously from 10pm on Thursday 11th to 9am on Sunday 14th September at Broadwood Stadium – with permitted breaks, a total of 55 hours, beating the previous record by two hours. All the documentation now has to be ratified by Guinness World Records, but we hope our record will soon be an ‘official’ one.

Under the title ‘Engage a Generation – the Seven Summit Challenge’ (shorted to Engage 7 Summits) this was an astonishing feat of both organisation and stamina and involved not just the 16 players but many support staff. Congratulations are due to everyone involved; it was truly an amazing effort.

Find out more on the Engage 7 Summits Facebook page – and, yes, donations would be most welcome!

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Webb Ivory Catalogues

Last year, cards and gifts ordered through Webb Ivory catalogues raised over £200 for Church funds. The new books for 2014 are now available and, if you wish to have a look at one and better still order from one, then please see Wilma Shepherd or Elizabeth Snedden at church any Sunday.

These catalogues are a quick and easy way of buying cards and gifts, while at the same time raising money for the church.

World Record Attempt

An attempt on the World Record for the longest ever non-stop game of 5-a-side football will be made from 9pm on Thursday 11th September to 6pm on Sunday 14th September at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld.

Featuring representatives from a number of local Boys’ Brigade companies, but mostly from our own 1st Cumbernauld Company, this is a charity event in aid of Boys’ Brigade funds. We hope that members of the congregation, and as many other people as possible, will drop by and offer their support to the young men attempting this incredible challenge. Find out more from their Facebook page – and, yes, donations will be most welcome!