Christmas Cards now on sale

As we have done in the past two years, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is selling Christmas cards in aid of church funds. The theme of the cards this year is “All is Calm, All is Bright” (see picture below).

The cards come in packs of 10 and the cost remains the same as last year at £4 per pack. The message inside each card reads, “Wishing you peace at Christmas“.

If you would like to buy a pack please speak to any of the fund-raising team after morning worship any Sunday. Thank you!

COPC Christmas card 2022

Church Christmas Cards 2022

Yes, whisper it, but it is nearly that time of the year again! As in the previous two years, we will be selling Christmas cards in aid of church funds.  The theme of the cards this year is “All is Calm, All is Bright”.

The cards come in packs of 10 and the cost remains the same as last year, £4 per pack. 

We anticipate that we will receive the cards from the printers in mid October. If you would like to reserve some packs of cards, please speak to any member of the Fundraising Team, i.e. Elizabeth Snedden, Anne Morrison, Janice Smillie, Caroline Edwardson or Anne Murphy. Thank you!

Worship for Sunday 27th December

Welcome to the worship service from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 27th December. This is our service of Nine Lessons and Carols and we invite you to join us here or from the video below.

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

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.

We hope that your Christmas will be filled with peace, joy and love.

Christmas Worship from Cumbernauld Old

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church extends a warm invitation to all to join us for worship on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day.

Our Watchnight Service, which is available to watch at any time, is available here and our Christmas Day worship from here. You can also watch the two worship services from the video links below.

Watchnight Service from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

Whenever you choose to watch them, we hope that you will feel part of our worshipping community near and far, gathered as one to celebrate the birth of the Christ-child.

Worship for Christmas Day from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

We hope that your Christmas will be filled with peace, joy and love.

You can keep in touch with everything that’s going on at Cumbernauld Old from our website, Facebook page or Twitter feed.

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

Carols by Candlelight fund-raiser

Sadly Cumbernauld Old Parish Church isn’t able to hold our annual Carols by Candlelight fund-raising evening in the Church this year. However, not to be beaten, we have recorded one which is packed with well-known carols and seasonal readings which have been chosen by our fantastic Fundraising Team. Please, do watch, join in if you wish and share.

There are details as to how to donate, if you would like to, at the end of the video. Enjoy! 

Doorstep Carols

Church members across Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a nationwide Christmas Carol concert on their doorsteps this Sunday, 20th December.

The initiative has been led by Rev Mike Goss, Church of Scotland minister of Barry Parish Church linked with Carnoustie Church in Angus, and the appeal is for individuals and families across the country to gather in front of their homes for ‘Doorstep Carols’ on Sunday 20th December at 6pm and ensure it is anything but a Silent Night.

We might not be able to do the traditional door to door caroling this year, but this event, featuring five well-known carols, would remind people that Christmas is not cancelled, serve as a “beacon of light in the darkness” and provide a signal of hope for the future.

Mr Goss said, “Doorstep Carols is an opportunity for people to come together in small numbers in a socially distanced and responsible way as part of a wider community across Scotland and celebrate this special time of year.” He continued, “This event is an opportunity to do that and will help capture the joy of song at this special time of year and remind us of the true meaning of Christmas which is principally about hope in Jesus born to be our Saviour.”

So limber up these vocal chords, and get ready to join in on Sunday 20th at 6pm. You can download the carol sheet from this link on our website.

Journey to Bethlehem

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to Journey to Bethlehem with us.
Follow the Christmas story in a combination of a treasure hunt and a self-guided trail which you can do in your own time.

Located around Cumbernauld Village are twelve numbered posters, each with a picture representing part of the story of Christmas and a line from the Bible relating to that picture.
There’s a candle, crown, musical instruments, Bethlehem, angel, Mary, journey, scroll, shepherds, stable, wise men and star.
See how many you can find!
(Hint: the first poster is at the Church gate and the rest of the hint-list can be found at the end of this post.)

Each poster also has a QR code which you can scan on your mobile phone.
That will bring you to a page on our church website where you can read the Bible passage that goes with that picture. Click or tap on the picture on the website page to download a puzzle, quiz, colouring-in, craft, etc. all linked to the Christmas story and which younger people can do at home.
The posters are numbered 1 – 12 and that will take you through the Christmas story in sequence if you want to follow that, but you are more than welcome to scan the code on any of the posters you come across.

We hope you enjoy our new take on the Christmas story!

If you can’t get down to the Village you can also follow the ‘trail’ from the comfort of your own home by the links on our website.

Poster locations: Church gate, Purple Paws, the bakery, the florist, Cullen and Easton, Spar, the barber’s shop, Patterson and Hughes, the chemist, the Village Hall, Scragg, and the Village Noticeboard at the War Memorial.