Worship on Sunday 19th December

You are invited to join us for worship in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 19th December, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, at the usual time of 11.00am. This week’s service will take the form of a service of readings and carols and will be led by Rev Allan Loudon.

If you wish to worship at Cumbernauld Old, there’s no need to book in advance, but please be aware that the current guidelines are that everyone attending should take a Lateral Flow Test beforehand and, while at church, wear a face covering (unless exempt), leave their contact details for Test and Protect, use the hand sanitiser provided and keep a safe distance between yourself / your family group and other worshippers while in the church sanctuary.
We encourage everyone to use all areas of the sanctuary, including the east and west aisles, and follow the one-way system when arriving and leaving. Thank-you for your help and understanding!

The service will also be ‘live-streamed’ on our Facebook page and, although you don’t need to sign-up to Facebook to view these services, because they are ‘live’ you will need to watch them at 11.00am on Sunday morning.

Christmas Worship

In light of the serious and developing situation regarding Covid19, the Trustees of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church have decided to cancel our planned Christmas Eve Watchnight Service.

There wasn’t a worship service planned for Christmas Day but we still intend to have our regular worship service at 11am on Sunday 26th December in the Parish Church. We also hope to provide a link to a Christmas Eve service that you will be able to watch from home.

For all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old, please follow our Facebook page or Twitter feed or check out our website at www.cumbernauldold.org.uk

Worship on Sunday 12th December

Please join us for worship at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 12th December, the Third Sunday of Advent. The service will take place in church at the usual time of 11.00am and will be led by Rev Allan Loudon. All welcome!

The service will also be ‘live-streamed’ on our Facebook page for those who are unable to attend. Please note that, because it will be ‘live’, you will need to watch at 11.00am as it won’t remain on Facebook after the service has ended.

Rainbow Service

Some people have been asking about our Rainbow Service, our service for those who have been bereaved, which has in the past taken place around mid-December. The Kirk Session has decided that, for various reasons, not least the ongoing Covid restrictions, to postpone our service until the Spring. We haven’t yet fixed a date, but we’ll send out invitations and post details online nearer the time.

On Sunday 12th December at 2.00pm we will post a short reflective meditation and prayer on our Facebook page and then at 2.30pm a recorded service called ‘When Christmas Hurts’ from Milton of Campsie Parish Church. We invite you to take a little time out to reflect upon Christmas in quietness and gentleness.

Christmas Gift Service

Our annual gift service took place on Sunday 5th December and, once again, we were bowled over by the generosity of our congregation. Our friends at the Bethlehem House of Bread Food Bank posted on social media: “Thank you to our partners in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church who donated all these toys, plus £400 in gift vouchers and £70 in cash for the Christmas Giving on the 23rd of December. Working together to ensure every child who comes along will have a great Christmas. Praise the Lord!”

Worship at Christmas

Just to let you know that there will be a Christmas Eve Watchnight Service here in Church on Friday 24rth December at 11.30pm and, although there won’t be a service on Christmas Day this year, there will be a morning worship service on Sunday 26th December, the day after Christmas, at the usual time of 11am. There will also be a morning worship service on Sunday 2nd January at 11am.

Worship on Sunday 5th December

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You are warmly invited to join us at Cumbernauld Old for worship on Sunday 5th December, the Second Sunday of Advent. Our service will take place in the Parish Church at the usual time of 11.00am and will be led by Ivar Struthers, one of our elders and a Reader with the Church of Scotland.

This will also be our annual Christmas Gift Service and, instead of gifts of toys, toiletries, etc. as in previous years, our friends at Cornerstone House, where our local food bank is situated, have asked that this year we donate gift vouchers or gift cards.
Donations will be distributed by our friends in Cornerstone to people in need before Christmas. Thank you, as always, for your generous support to our community.

Our weekly services in the church at 11.00am will be ‘live-streamed’ on our Facebook page for those who are unable to attend. Please note that, because they are ‘live’, you will need to watch them at 11.00am as they won’t remain on Facebook after the service has ended.

Advent Reflections from Cumbernauld Churches Together

Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Advent Reflections in The Church of The Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar, G67 1LJ. These take place on Wednesdays 8th and 15th December. Refreshments will be served at 7pm followed by Reflections at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited to come along to one or all of the Advent Reflections and anyone wishing to attend will be most welcome.

Church Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available and can be downloaded from the link below.
There’s an introduction from our new Interim Moderator and news about our Vacancy from the Session Clerk. We have updates from our Mission Team, Fundraising Team, Craft Group, and Mission Circle as well as some diary dates to look forward to over Advent and Christmas.
Feel free to download your copy and read at your leisure. Enjoy!

Worship on Sunday 28th November

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Sunday 28th November is the First Sunday in Advent and Cumbernauld Old looks forward to welcoming you to worshipping with us in the Parish Church at 11.00am. Worship will be led by our Interim Moderator, Rev Julie Moodie and all are welcome.

There’s now no need to book in advance, but please observe the current government laws and guidelines by wearing a face covering (unless exempt), leaving your contact details for Test and Protect, using hand sanitiser and keeping a safe distance between yourself / your family group and other worshippers while in the church sanctuary.
Thank-you for your help and understanding!

Our worship service at 11.00am will also be ‘live-streamed’ on our Facebook page for those who are unable to attend. Please note that you don’t need to sign-up to Facebook to view these services, they are available to all  Because they are ‘live’ you will need to watch them at 11.00am though as we’re not keeping a recording.

Church of Scotland Advent Calendar

The Church of Scotland has produced a series of resources for Advent 2021.
One of these resources is an Advent Calendar to which one can sign up to receive an email each day with a prayer, video, reflection, etc. from one of our churches or ministers. You can sign up for that, if you wish, at https://thechurchofscotland.adventcalendar.com

Annual Gift Service

Our annual Christmas Gift Service will be held next Sunday, Sunday 5th December and, instead of toys, toiletries, etc. as we’ve donated in previous years, Cornerstone have asked that this year we donate gift vouchers or gift cards.

One such card is a One4all card, available in most shops and Post Offices and which can also be used by the recipient in most shops. Other cards are, of course, available!
Donations will be distributed by our friends in Cornerstone to people in need before Christmas. Thank you, as always, for your generous support to our community..

For all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old, please follow our Facebook page or Twitter feed or check out our website at www.cumbernauldold.org.uk

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.