Worship for Sunday 20th December

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church warmly invites you to share in our worship service for Sunday 20th December, the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available here or from the link below.

Although the service is available to view at any time, why not join us around 11am on Sunday morning, a time which many of us keep as our time for worship even although we can’t be together in person at the moment.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 20th December

As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.

Christmas at Cumbernauld Old

You are more than welcome to join us for our Watchnight Service on Christmas Eve and our Christmas Day Worship, both of which will be online this year. We’ll post links for these on our website and Facebook page later this week.

Advent Calendar

There are still doors to be opened on our online Advent Calendar. Entries will be posted every day until 24th December on our Facebook page with links also on our church website. Each day there will be a Bible reading and reflection and some days will have art, music or video as well. Why not pop over and join us as we journey together towards the manger.

Journey to Bethlehem

Follow the Christmas story on our interactive trail called Journey to Bethlehem. There are twelve numbered posters located around Cumbernauld Village, each with a picture from the Christmas story and a line from the Bible. The posters also have a code which you can scan on your mobile phone to read the relevant Bible passage. From that link you can also download an activity which can be done by younger people. Journey to Bethlehem can also be followed from the comfort of your own home – here’s the link to do that.

Gift Service

The compassion and generosity of all who contributed to our Gift Service last Sunday was wonderful to behold. A marvellous array of gifts for all ages and festive foods as well as over £500 in cash donations was passed on to Bethlehem House of Bread, our local food bank. Read more on our website.

Rainbow Service

Our annual time of remembrance and reflection for those who have been bereaved, whether recently or some time ago, is also available online. You can view it from https://vimeo.com/488252938

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Like many things this year, the annual Gift Service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church was a bit different in that it was online.

What didn’t change was the response. The compassion and generosity of all who contributed was wonderful to behold. A great array of children’s toys & books, gifts for all ages and festive foods – not forgetting a selection of Cumbernauld Old’s very own chocolate orange Santa hats. If that were not enough, over £500 was donated in cash too.

Gift Service at Cumbernauld Old, 13-12-2020

All of the above has now been safely transported to Bethlehem House of Bread at Cornerstone who will distribute them on our behalf. The cash can be used to buy fresh items or gift vouchers for those in need – and there are many, including around 240 children who will benefit from your thoughtfulness.

So once again. a heartfelt thank you for the unwavering support of the food bank, especially in these strange and troubled times. Your kindness will indeed bring tidings of comfort and joy.

A safe & peaceful Christmas from all at the food bank

Worship for Sunday 13th December

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to join our online worship service for Sunday 13th December, the Third Sunday of Advent.

Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay, and this week is our annual Nativity Service – thanks to the boys of the 1st Cumbernauld Company of the Boys’ Brigade for their contributions with this – and Gift Service. The service can be accessed from this link or viewed below.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 13th December

Rainbow Service

This Sunday also sees our annual Rainbow Service for those who have been bereaved, whether recently or some time ago. It provides a space for people to reflect and remember and is also a reminder of God’s enduring love and care. This will also be an online-only service and we’ll post the details on our website, Facebook page and blog shortly.

Advent Calendar

We continue to post an entry from our online Advent Calendar every day from 1st December to 24th December on our Facebook page with links also on our church website  Each day there will be a Bible reading and reflection and some days will have art, music or video as well. Why not pop over and join us as we journey together towards the manger.

Journey to Bethlehem

Follow the Christmas story on our interactive trail called Journey to Bethlehem. There are twelve numbered posters located around Cumbernauld Village, each with a picture from the Christmas story and a line from the Bible. The posters also have a QR code which you can scan on your mobile phone to read the relevant Bible passage. From that link you can also download an activity which can be done by younger people. Journey to Bethlehem can also be followed from the comfort of your own home – here’s the link to do that.

Time for Reflection

Our next Time for Reflection in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be on Sunday 20th December at 11am. This short service provides an opportunity for people to come and reflect and pray for half an hour in the church building. In order to ensure as safe an environment as possible, we need to limit the number of people who can attend and so we would invite those who wish to attend to let us know in advance. There will also be an online worship servie next Sunday and we’ll post the details nearer the time.

Annual Gift Service

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be holding our annual Gift Service on Sunday 13th December. In recent years we have asked for donations of toys, etc. which have been distributed through our local food bank, but this year – not surprisingly – will be different.

Firstly, the worship service itself will be pre-recorded and available to view online. We’ll post the link later in the week. Donations of Christmas gifts can be left at the Manse front door up to and including the 13th December. They will be then taken up to Cornerstone for distribution.

However, the organisers, Bethlehem House of Bread, have said that whilst they are happy to receive gifts, they have requested monetary donations this year where possible to limit the handling of items. You can either donate directly by on-line banking (details can be obtained from Elspeth) or if you bring it to the Manse in a sealed envelope we will ensure your donation gets passed on.

Thank you.

Worship for Sunday 6th December

Please join us for worship online from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 6th December, the Second Sunday of Advent. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay, and is available here.

You can join us from this link at any time, but why not take some time out around 11am on Sunday morning, when many of us will be worshipping together although from our own homes. We hope you can join us!

As with all our worship services this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.

Advent Calendar

We are posting an entry from our online Advent Calendar every day from 1st December to 24th December on our Facebook page with links also on our church website  Each day there will be a Bible reading and reflection and some days will have art, music or video as well. Why not pop over and join us as we journey together towards the manger.

Next Sunday – 13th December

On Sunday 13th December we will be having our Nativity / Gift Service and also our Rainbow Service, our annual worship service for people who have been bereaved. Both will be online and we’ll post further details about these and links in a few days. So watch this space!

Worship for Sunday 29th November

Please join us for worship online at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church this Sunday, 29th November, the First Sunday in Advent. Our worship service is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available here and also below.

While you are welcome to join us in worship at any time, why not set aside some time around 11am on Sunday morning if you can. Many of us worship online at that time and it’s good to know that in some way we will be worshipping together, even if we are in different locations.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 29th November

As with all our worship services this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.

Advent and Christmas 2020

Despite the continuing restrictions we will still have many of our usual worship services over Advent and Christmas, although they will be mostly online this year. There are also one or two additional activities that we’ll let you know about as they come along.

First of all, there will be an online Advent Calendar which will be published every day from 1st December to 24th December on our Facebook page with links also on our church website  Each day there will be a Bible reading and reflection and some days will have art, music or video as well. Watch this space!

Later, in mid-December, we will bring you ‘Journey to Bethlehem,’ an interactive Advent trail through the Parish telling the Christmas story which can be done individually at any time. There will be posters and a trail to follow. The posters will have QR codes which will link to relevant Bible readings and downloadable activities for younger people. Think of a ‘treasure trail’ with the treasure being the Christmas story! See more here.

We will also be having our Nativity / Gift Service, Rainbow Service, Watchnight Service and Christmas Day Worship online this year. Links will be posted on 13th December for the Nativity / Gift Service and the Rainbow Service, on 24th December for the Watchnight service and 25th December for Christmas Day Worship.

So whether you are celebrating with family or friends or on your own we hope you will be able to join us.

Christmas is not cancelled!

Yes, we know it is still mid-November, but we wanted to put the message out there that Christmas is not cancelled! Although we won’t be able to do ‘Follow the Star’ again this year due to all the restrictions, we have other things ‘up our sleeve’ to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Christ in 2020.

First of all, there will be an online Advent Calendar which will be published every day from 1st December to 24th December on our Facebook page and Church website. Each day there will be a Bible reading and reflection and some days will have art, music or video as well.

There will also be an interactive ‘Journey to Bethlehem,’ an Advent trail through the Parish telling the Christmas story which can be done individually at any time. There will be posters and a trail to follow. The posters will have QR codes which will link to relevant Bible readings and downloadable activities for younger people. Think of a ‘treasure trail’ with the treasure being the Christmas story! Read more here.

We will also be having our Nativity / Gift Service, Rainbow Service, Watchnight service and Christmas Day Worship online only this year. Links will be posted on 13th December for the Nativity / Gift Service and the Rainbow Service, on 24th December for the Watchnight service and 25th December for Christmas Day Worship.

So, we can say for certain that there’s lots going on and that Christmas has definitely not been cancelled this year. Watch this space!

Gift Service at Cumbernauld Old

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church holds our annual Gift Service in church on Sunday 15th December at 11am.

Donations of toys, festive food items and toiletries (especially for men) would be most welcome.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to our worship service on this Third Sunday of Advent.