This Sunday is our Harvest Festival at Cumbernauld Old and, as we won’t be able to worship in the church building, we had asked if people could perhaps drop off some Harvest gifts at the Manse for passing on to our sister Food Bank at Cornerstone House.
Suffice to say, we have been both amazed and humbled by the enormous generosity of the people in our community. Elspeth has taken the gifts received so far and laid them out at the church. The photos below will give you some idea of the astonishing response to our appeal, and it’s still only Thursday!
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you! For the difference it will make to those who will receive the goods you have donated, many, many thanks!
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is planning to hold our Harvest Thanksgiving service on Sunday 11th October. As with most of our worship services just now, it will take a different form from what we have been used to in the past.
Our worship service will be online, and we’ll post a link nearer the time, but we are still inviting people to donate items of non-perishable goods and hand them in and we will forward them to ensure they are delivered to people in need.
If you can and if you would like to donate non-perishable goods, e.g dried goods such as rice or pasta, tinned goods, toiletries, etc. this year, please bring them to the Manse in Baronhill and leave them by the front door. (The front door is the one which does not face the road! If you go down the little path by the side of the Manse or come in through the gate in the wall, slide the gate in the fence, and leave bags etc under cover by the front door, that would be wonderful, thank-you.)
We will then take the bags over to Cornerstone in the Town Centre and your harvest gifts will be distributed through the food bank there.
If you would like to donate any items, but have no transport, please let us know and we will try to arrange something. Many thanks to you all!
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.
Both worship services at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 15th October will be Harvest Thanksgiving services, when we will reflect on God’s goodness and provision.
We invite those attending to bring along gifts to be donated to our local food bank and would welcome donations of tinned goods (mince, stew, curry, hot-dogs, chopped ham/pork, spaghetti, macaroni cheese, ravioli, peas, beans, potatoes, tuna, fruit and custard, etc.) and / or tea-bags, long-life (UHT) milk, breakfast cereal and biscuits.
The Food Bank in the Village is open in the Session House of the Parish Church each Friday from 11am – 12.30pm and at Cornerstone House in the Town Centre on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 8pm.
The Harvest Thanksgiving Services at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be on Sunday 2nd October at 10.15am in the Parish Church in the Village and 11.45am in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch.
As we give thanks for God’s goodness to us, we are reminded that Harvest is also a time for sharing our gifts and so we invite those attending either of these services, or our Harvest-themed Toddlers’ Praise Service on Saturday 1st October, to bring a donation for the local food bank.
We would be delighted to receive donations of tinned goods (mince, stew, curry, hot-dogs, chopped ham/pork, spaghetti, macaroni cheese, ravioli, peas, beans, potatoes, tuna, fruit and custard, etc.) plus tea-bags, long-life (UHT) milk, breakfast cereal and biscuits. We can also accept donations of toiletries suitable for adults or children. Thank-you in advance! We look forward to seeing you at church on Saturday or Sunday.