Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to join our online worship service on Sunday 16th May, Christian Aid Sunday. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available by clicking on the video link below.
You are welcome to join us in worship at any time and, 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.
Our next service when we can worship together in the Parish Church will be on Sunday 30th May at 11.00am. We look forward to welcoming you back, or welcoming you for the first time, as we meet as a family of God’s people under one roof again. Because of the need to limit numbers for the purposes of social distancing, a booking system will apply for those wishing to attend worship in church, so please contact Anne (details on our website) to reserve your place. Again, please note that face coverings need to be worn and we won’t be able to sing during our worship.
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Christian Aid Week 2021
Christian Aid Week 2021 runs from 10 – 16 May. Although we won’t be able to do our usual fund-raising for Christian Aid Week at Cumbernauld Old this year – no house-to-house collections or envelopes left on pews or available to hand onto neighbours – we have instead created an e-giving page, a place where you can donate to Christian Aid under the ‘banner’ of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Just click here or on the ‘envelope’ logo on the right to find out more and to donate. Thank you very much for your support. It is greatly appreciated!
We won’t be able to do our usual fund-raising for Christian Aid Week at Cumbernauld Old this year, no house-to-house collections or envelopes left on pews or available to hand onto neighbours, but just as the work of Christian Aid hasn’t stopped throughout the Covid-19 pandemic neither has the need for its work to be supported. In fact, that need becomes greater as more people are pushed into hardship
This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day. From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people in the poorest communities are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water. Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms. Every envelope. Every gift. Every challenge can change lives.
No envelope? No problem! What we have done is create an e-giving page, a place where you can donate to Christian Aid under the ‘banner’ of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Just click here or on the logo below to find out more and to donate. Thank you very much for your support. It is greatly appreciated!
Sunday 10th May marks the start of Christian Aid Week 2020 and our worship service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has a Christian Aid Week theme this week.
The service is now available online and can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/415988588. You can watch it any time you like, but why not join us at 11am on Sunday morning when we can all watch it together. We might be in several locations but we can still be together in one place.
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.
For more information about Christian Aid Week 2020, and to donate if you wish, please visit their website. Thank you!
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!
Easter is past, the children are back in school and it’s now time to think about Christian Aid week, which runs from 15th to 21st May.
As always, we are looking for people to help with the door to door collection. If you didn’t receive an envelope last year, it probably means that no one in your immediate area was delivering envelopes – could you help this year? If you were one of the trusty band of volunteers last year, we hope you’ll help again this year.
The money raised makes such a difference to some of the poorest people in the world. Please give it some thought and if you are able to help, please contact Liz Dalling (727000) or Lesley Littlejohn (729083).
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.
A huge ‘thank-you‘ to all those in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church who took part in the annual Christian Aid house-to-house collection back in May. The money has now been counted and we can tell you that the marvellous sum of £2868 was raised in the parish thanks to your efforts. Of that sum, £1507 was Gift-Aided, which means an additional £375+ for Christian Aid.
On top of that our Boys’ Brigade Company raised £525 for Christian Aid at their Annual Display – so thanks to all of them as well.
Our special thanks to Liz Dalling and Lesley Littlejohn who did all of the organisation and made the collection happen. Thank you all once again.
As we’ve done in previous years Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is supporting Christian Aid Week in 2014. As usual, our volunteers who take part in the house-to-house collection will be knocking on doors in the parish, so please welcome them and donate whatever you can. If you don’t see a collector – with the best will in the world we can’t cover the whole parish – please donate by clicking on the logo above, by sending a cheque to FREEPOST Christian Aid, phoning 08080 006 006 or at www.caweek.org