Cumbernauld

Sunday 29th March 2020

The Minister, Rev Elspeth McKay, has posted a link to the worship service she has recorded for Sunday 29th March on our Facebook page, and we have also copied it here.

The service can be found at https://vimeo.com/401411664. There is no need to sign up to anything or enter a password; you can just click on the ‘play’ icon to watch, listen and join in. Please do let those family and friends you think might be interested that it is now online, and feel free to share. If you would like to, please do watch the service as close to 11am on Sunday morning as possible so we can all be together, even if we can’t see each other!

If you are online and on Facebook, please do like our page as it is regularly updated with news and reflections / readings.

Elspeth finishes by saying, “I can’t believe that it is Palm Sunday next Sunday (5th April) and then we will be into Holy Week and Easter. My plan is to record a Maundy Thursday and Good Friday service as well as the services on the Sundays.”

Take care, everyone and keep safe!

Fairtrade and Fellowship

FairTrade_logoAfter our Fairtrade-themed service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 8th March, we will be holding the first of our “Fairtrade and Fellowship” ‘warm welcome’ events. These will take place about four times throughout the year and will always co-ordinate with a Fairtrade stall. We invite those attending worship to stay in Church after our service on Sunday to enjoy Fairtrade tea / coffee / home baking and to engage in Fellowship with your Church family. Please also take the opportunity also to visit our Fairtrade stall.

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Smart Savers update

200216_030 Smarties tubes at Cumbernauld Old Parish ChurchJust over two years ago the fundraising group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church launched ‘Cumbernauld Old Smart Savers’ by giving everyone a tube of Smarties to enjoy, after which we hoped they would fill the tube with 20p and 10p coins and return to church.

We want to thank everyone who took part and continued throughout the year to fill tubes and hand them in as part of fundraising.

In 2019 you raised the wonderful amount of £758.51 for church funds (obviously a random penny sneaked into a tube somewhere!) That was a great addition to our fundraising total for last year, so thank-you so much for your continued support for this initiative.

We have restocked our collection of Smarties and will be continuing this fund-raiser throughout 2020. The Smart Savers box is in the church vestibule on Sunday mornings (you can’t miss it, as it’s covered with Smarties paper!) so please collect and enjoy your candy-covered chocolate, fill the box with your spare 10p and 20p coins, and drop off your filled tube at church. You can then take another box and repeat the cycle – but only if you wish. With many thanks once again for your amazing response to this initiative.

Happy New Year from Cumbernauld Old

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church wishes everyone a joyful and peaceful New Year and extends a warm welcome to visitors and members alike to our worship services and activities.

  • Morning Worship on Sunday 5th January is at 11.00am in the Parish Church.
  • Our Craft Group resumes on Monday 6th January at 1.00pm in the Session House.
  • The Men’s Group have a guest speaker on Tuesday 7th January at 7.30pm in the Session House.
  • Our Bible Study ‘Jesus, the Game Changer’ resumes on Thursday 9th January at 3.00pm in the Session House and will now take place every week. (Previously it ran fortnightly.)
  • The Food Bank is open every Friday from 11.00am – 12.30pm in the Session House.

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.

Christmas Worship at Cumbernauld Old

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites one and all to our Advent and Christmas worship services over the next few weeks.

On Sunday 15th December at 11am we have our Nativity and Gift Service and invite those attending to bring a Christmas gift for distribution through our local food bank (more details here). Then at 3pm we hold our annual Rainbow Service for those who have been bereaved and wish to remember someone they have loved.

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Used Stamp Appeal

World Mission Stamp Appeal 2019Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will once again be collecting your used postage stamps over Christmas and New Year in aid of the Church of Scotland World Mission’s Stamp Appeal. This year’s appeal will support the Chigodi Women’s Centre in Blantyre, Malawi.

Please cut the stamps from the envelopes on any Christmas mail you receive, leaving a small (1/4inch or so) margin of paper around the edges, and pop them in the box in the church vestibule. We’ll be running the appeal from Sunday 8th December until Sunday 14th January. Thanks for your support!

 

Remembrance Sunday

British Legion poppyThe Annual Service of Remembrance, including the laying of wreaths and observing the national two minutes of silence, will take place at 10.45am this Sunday, 10th November, at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village. Morning worship at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will follow at approximately 11.15am.