Easter

Easter Appeal thanks

180325_025 Easter Egg Collection, Cumbernauld Old Parish ChurchCumbernauld Old Parish Church would like to thank everyone who supported our annual Easter Egg Appeal. There was a huge response to our appeal for people to donate chocolate Easter Eggs for distribution to needy children through our local food bank. A whole car-load of eggs was collected and it was both wonderful and humbling to see such a generous response from our congregation.

180401_901 Hand-knitted chicks
Thanks, too, to everyone who hand-knitted ‘chicks’ over the last few weeks and those who provided the small chocolate cream- or caramel-filled eggs to go inside them. They were an amazing ‘hit’ with everyone who saw them and supply barely matched demand! By Easter Day we reckon that about £87 was raised by this fantastic idea.

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Easter at Cumbernauld Old

A number of worship services will be held at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church during Holy Week. The details are:

Thursday 29th March: the Sacrament of Holy Communion in the Parish Church at 7.00pm

Friday 30th March: the Good Friday Walk of Witness organised by Cumbernauld Churches Together will start from the car park outside the former Dunnes store at 10.30am and after proceeding through the Town Centre will culminate in a short act of worship at the United Reformed Church at around 12 noon.

Also on Good Friday, from 12 noon until 3.00pm, the Parish Church will be open for prayer and reflection with Bible readings and meditations on the hour and half-hour.

Sunday 1st April: let’s celebrate Easter Day together at worship in the Parish Church at 10.15am and at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch at 11.45am.

COPC Easter 2018 poster

Easter Egg Appeal 2018

170326_035 Easter Egg Collection at VillageCumbernauld Old Parish Church would like to invite people attending our morning worship services on Sunday 25th March to bring a small chocolate Easter Egg to donate to children who otherwise might not receive one.

170326_045 Easter Egg Collection (Balloch)Eggs will be collected after both our services on 25th March for distribution via our local food banks.

This appeal has been very successful in previous years, as you can see from the photos, and the amazing support and generosity from our congregation is greatly appreciated.

Easter at Cumbernauld Old

As we approach the culmination of the Easter celebration, just a short note to let you know about our worship services over the next few days:

Maundy Thursday Communion – Thursday 24th March at 7.30pm in the Parish Church
Good Friday Walk of Witness – Friday 25th March – starts from outside Dunnes Store in the Town Centre at 11.00am and will finish at the United Reformed Church around 1.00pm
Good Friday Vigil – from 12 noon to 3.00pm the church will be open for prayer and reflection with Bible readings and meditations on the hour and half-hour. Feel free to drop in and leave at any time
Easter Day – Sunday 27th March – come and celebrate with us at services in the Parish Church at 10.15am and the Forge Centre, Balloch at 11.45am. Note that the J Team in the Village won’t be meeting this Sunday.

Toddlers’ Praise

The next Toddlers’ Praise service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be held on Saturday 5th March in the Parish Church, starting around 11am. This is our Easter service and all toddlers are invited to come along dressed in bright, Easter colours. Please don’t forget to bring mum, dad, granny or grandpa – uncles and aunties will be welcome too!

There will be songs and a story, things to collect and something to make and juice and biscuits (with tea or coffee for the grown-ups). We would also invite you to bring a small chocolate Easter Egg for children who might not otherwise get one. These will be distributed through the local food bank.

Easter at Cumbernauld Old

Thanks to everyone who brought along chocolate Easter Eggs to our services over the weekend of Palm Sunday. These will be distributed by the Social Work Department based in Glasgow to children and families who otherwise wouldn’t have one.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated on Thursday 2nd April (Maundy Thursday) at 7.30pm in the Parish Church.

The Good Friday Walk of Witness, arranged by Cumbernauld Churches Together, will be on Friday 3rd April, starting at 11am from Sacred Heart Church (please be there at 10.45am). We plan to take our usual route through the Town Centre via Kildrum Parish Church, Church of the Holy Name, Cornerstone Church and finishing at Cumbernauld United Reformed Church, where there will be a cup of tea or coffee around 1.00pm.

The Parish Church will also be open for our Good Friday Vigil between 12 noon and 3.00pm. This a time for quiet prayer and reflection in the Church, with a reading, meditation and prayer given on the hour and half-hour. You are welcome to come and stay as long as you wish during the above times.

On Sunday 5th April we celebrate Easter Day at morning worship in the Parish Church at 10.15am and in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch at 11.45am. Note that the J Team are now on holiday until 26th April, although the Sunday School at Balloch are still meeting as usual.

Cumbernauld Village Easter event

Cumbernauld Village Action for the Community (CVAC) will be holding an Easter event in The Lanriggs (weather permitting) on Saturday 4th April, starting at 1pm until 3pm.

They propose to have an Easter Bonnet competition, an Easter Egg Hunt and Decorating an Egg. There will also be some interesting and fun filled games. So please come along and support the event, being held on behalf of the local community.

For further information check out the Village website at cumbernauldvillage.org where you can also find a link to their Facebook page and view additional proposed events during 2015.

If you require any additional details please contact nancy65 [@] sky.com

Church and Society News – January 2012

The latest edition of enews from the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland covers such diverse subjects as homelessness, a toilet-twinning charity initiative, Bible-study material for Lent and Fairtrade Easter Eggs. There is also a review of the Moderator’s Christmas visit to Bethlehem.

Looking forward to Lent, which starts on 22nd February, the Church and Society Council has prepared Bible Study and discussion material to encourage people to look at current issues and consider how to be ‘salt and light’ in our communities. The 6 topics are: Fair Trade; One Scotland, Many Cultures; Mental Health; The Internet; Nuclear Weapons; Money Matters? The leaflets and Bible studies are all free to download or can be ordered from their office.

Before that, the period from 28 January to 5 February is Poverty & Homeless Action Week and there is news about a series of online resources calling on people throughout the churches to show solidarity with people who are pushed to the edge of our society.
Read the full newsletter at Church and Society – January 2012

Earlier editions of the enews weren’t posted on our blog at the time of their publication, but are now available. Link to them here:
Church and Society – December 2011
Church and Society – November 2011
Church and Society – October 2011