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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 1st Cumbernauld Company of the Boys’ Brigade, attached to Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, are having their Annual Display and Awards Evening on Thursday 24th May in the Forge Community Hall, Balloch.
All are welcome to come along and support the boys, young men and leaders. The evening starts at 7.00pm and tea / coffee and home baking will be available, with the money raised being donated to Christian Aid.
We’ve now counted all the donations received from the house-to-house collection in Cumbernauld Old Parish during Christian Aid Week and are delighted to report that the sum raised was an excellent £1880.70.
But the good news doesn’t end there: of that sum £1110.60 was given under Gift-Aid, so with a basic rate of tax at 20%, this will add a further £222.12 to the total.
Plus, a further £250 for Christian Aid Week was raised at our Boys’ Brigade annual display, giving a grand total of £2352.82 – a magnificent effort. Well done to all our collectors and donors!
Please come and join us in our celebration of Christmas with an evening of Christmas Carols and Songs on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch, Cumbernauld, G68 9ND.
Enjoy an evening of friendship and fun, especially as tea / coffee and Christmas pies are included in the ticket price of £2.00. Other Christmas goodies will also be available!
Tickets from any Boys’ Brigade leader on a Thursday evening, from Church on a Sunday, or call Alex Edwardson (01236) 724933. This is a fund-raising event on behalf of the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade and Cumbernauld Old Parish Church.
The money from the annual house-to-house collection in the parish has been counted and we can announce that the amazing sum of £2600.43 was collected this year. Of that £1224.10 was Gift-Aided, allowing Christian Aid to reclaim the tax at 25p in the £1 from these donations.
But the good news doesn’t end there – a further £500 was raised for Christian Aid at the Boys’ Brigade annual display in the Forge, so well done to them and to the parents and friends who supported them.