I wanted to be in touch with you all to let you know what is happening regarding life in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church.
As most of you will know by now, we received notification from the Church of Scotland that we are to cease gathering for worship immediately and that also applies to all activities that bring people together. We are very saddened by this but you can still attend ‘virtual worship’ which will be recorded and if you would like to receive this, please let the Admin Group know and they can send you a weekly email with a link to the service. Their email is Cumbernauld_old@outlook.com.
We will also be starting up a Facebook page for Cumbernauld Old and the plan is that there will be a short thought for the day posted there along with other ideas that will help us stay connected. Please do link up with this Facebook page and post ideas and worship resources. There will also be regular updates to this blog.
Please do let us know any way that we can help, from a weekly telephone call just to check in to running errands. We have volunteers who are ready and willing to help. If you are speaking to anyone who might not be able to read this, please do let them know.
Please do all keep safe and if there is anything that we can do, please do let us know. Feel free to contact your Elder or me directly. The Manse number is 01236 728853.
We are living through very uncertain and upsetting times. Please never feel alone, the Lord our God is with us through all of this and beyond.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites one and all to our Advent and Christmas worship services over the next few weeks.
On Sunday 15th December at 11am we have our Nativity and Gift Service and invite those attending to bring a Christmas gift for distribution through our local food bank (more details here). Then at 3pm we hold our annual Rainbow Service for those who have been bereaved and wish to remember someone they have loved.
The Annual Service of Remembrance, including the laying of wreaths and observing the national two minutes of silence, will take place at 10.45am this Sunday, 10th November, at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village. Morning worship at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will follow at approximately 11.15am.
The second of our two Bible Studies at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, called God Is Closer Than You Think, starts this Thursday, 7th November at 2pm in the Community Room at Tesco, Craigmarloch. This group will meet fortnightly thereafter. It still isn’t too late to sign up, and you can just come along on the day if you wish.
Thank-you to everyone who came along to the first session of our new Bible Study / Discussion Group, called Jesus, the Game Changer, last week. The group will run fortnightly on alternate Thursday afternoons, and the next meeting of this group is on Thursday 14th November at 3.00pm in the Session House, next to the Parish Church.
Next Sunday, 6th October, marks the annual Harvest Thanksgiving service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church.
We are inviting those attending the service to bring a gift of some tinned food or dried foodstuffs, such as rice or pasta, which will be passed on to the local foodbank co-ordinated by our friends and partners at Cornerstone House. Thank-you!
Sunday’s worship will also incorporate the annual Dedication Service for the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade Company, and we look forward to welcoming the Boys, officers and helpers, as well as parents, friends and supporters of the Company to our service.
Our morning worship service starts at 11.00am and everyone is very welcome.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is planning to start a new Bible Study / Discussion Group fortnightly on Thursdays, starting on 31st October. The title of the series is Jesus, the Game-changer and more information is available on a sign-up sheet in the vestibule of the church.
If you are interested in attending, please write your name on the sheet and indicate whether an afternoon or evening start-time is preferable. You can sign up for all the sessions, or just come whenever you can, as all the sessions are ‘stand-alone’.
We’ll also post another update online nearer the time with more details.