Boys’ Brigade Dedication Service

Next Sunday, 28th October, will be the annual Rededication Service for the 1st Cumbernauld Company of the Boys’ Brigade.

This will form part of the morning worship service at 11am in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and everyone, including families and friends of the Boys and leaders, will be made most welcome.

As it’s also the last Sunday of the month, we’ll have Fairtrade goods on sale after the service.

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More poppies needed!

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has been thrilled by the number of knitted poppies handed in so far for our Remembrance project. However, although we have received about 9,000 poppies to date, we still need more.

We are currently in the process of attaching the poppies to the cargo netting and we don’t quite have enough to complete our display. So we’re asking whether people could please just do a few more and hand them in. We can then finish the sewing-on of the poppies.

Also, for those who have been knitting the poppies and sewing them on, we are having a film crew from Reporting Scotland coming to the Church on Friday 26th October at 2pm. They’re doing a feature on WW1 remembrance. All those who have knitted, crocheted or sewed the poppies are invited to come along to the Church, knitting needles and crochet hooks in hand, so we have a really good turn out for the film crew.

Thank you!

Harvest Thanks

A very big ‘thank-you’ to everyone who contributed gifts for the Harvest table at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church this morning. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

All our donations will be bagged and boxed and taken to the local food bank, where they will be shared with those who are in need.

Cumbernauld Old Poppy Project

The fixing of the poppies to create the Remembrance ‘waterfall’ at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is going on at a fair pace and the panels are looking fantastic (see slideshow below). Elizabeth would like to thank to all the ladies who came to the two sessions last week. The Session House was really buzzing with around 12 volunteers each day. There was a tremendous feeling of fellowship and a lot of laughter, not to mention the coffee and the biscuits!

There will be another three sessions next week and everyone is welcome to come along and add their contribution to the project. You don’t need to stay the full time, just pop in for as long or as short a time as you can manage. Next week’s session times are:

  • Monday: 10am until 12 noon;
  • Tuesday: 1pm until 3pm;
  • Wednesday: 10am until 12 noon.

 

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The Forge Community Centre

Having now heard officially from North Lanarkshire Council that our Sunday let at the Forge Community Centre in Balloch will not be extended beyond the end of September, the Kirk Session of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has reluctantly agreed, as an interim arrangement, to hold a single service of worship in the Parish Church in the Village on Sundays at the revised time of 11am from Sunday 7 October onwards.

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Images of South Africa

On Tuesday 18th September the speaker at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church Men’s Group will be Joyce Bell from Alva.

Joyce is a nurse at Strathcarron Hospice and, over the years, she and her colleague Caroline have visited South Africa to work with a number of local groups on a variety of health issues, especially HIV and AIDS. They have been sponsored by their local Church of Scotland congregation in Alva and became involved in this project through their association with Graham & Sandra Duncan, who are also our Mission Partners.

Because of our continuing relationship with Sandra and Graham, and the support we give them through our Mission Circle, the Men’s Group has extended an invitation to everyone in the congregation to come along at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th and hear about the work that Joyce and Caroline have done in South Africa.

Exploring Rural Life

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church Men’s Group will be visiting the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride on Wednesday 5th September, leaving from outside the Parish Church at 1.00pm. Any men who would like to join us will be made most welcome. (We will be car-sharing, so places will be limited by the transport available.)

Entry to the museum is £5, (free for members of the National Trust for Scotland or National Museums of Scotland).