A reminder that our worship service at Cumbernauld Old this coming Sunday 2nd October will be our annual Harvest Thanksgiving service and we invite those attending, if they can, to bring a donation for our local food bank. See our earlier post for further information. The service will take place at 11.00am in the Parish Church and will be led by Fiona Crawford, our Team Minister. Everyone is welcome and we hope you can join us!
Dandelion Trust Harvest Festival
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is teaming up with Cumbernauld Village Community Council to hold a special Harvest event under the auspices of the Dandelion Trust. This event which was postponed out of respect after the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth has now been rescheduled for Saturday 1st October and will take place in the Manse Garden from 11am until 2.30pm and full details are given on our website here.
Once again we at Cumbernauld Old are being invited to support the work of Bethlehem House of Bread at Cornerstone House through our special Harvest Appeal. As we all know we are living in very challenging times. More and more people are struggling, with an increase in families coming forward for help at food banks. On Sunday 2nd October at our Harvest Appeal could you please help by bringing along your donations of any of the following:
Once again everyone at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has been very generous with their donations at last Sunday’s Harvest Thanksgiving service. All these packeted and tinned goods are going to our local Food Bank, Thanks again to everyone who donated.
Worship at Cumbernauld Old this Sunday, 3rd October, takes place at 11.00am in the Parish Church and will be our annual Harvest Thanksgiving service. Worship will be led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and will be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those who are unable to attend in person.
We invite those who are coming along to our Harvest Thanksgiving service and who are able to do so to bring a donation of packet of dried food (e.g. pasta, rice, cereals, etc) or tinned goods. These will be distributed to our local food bank via our friends at Cornerstone House. Harvest donations can also be dropped in at the Manse.
We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in Church on Sunday 17th October, i.e. two weeks from now. It will be a different service from what we have been used to as we are not permitted to share the elements of bread and wine. Instead, we are asking everyone to bring their own small piece of bread and a little wine / juice and we’ll celebrate together as one.
Rev. Elspeth McKay
Sunday 17th October also marks Rev Elspeth McKay’s last Sunday leading worship with us as she has accepted the call to be the new minister at Paisley Abbey. Her service of induction at Paisley Abbey will be on Monday 25th October at 7.00pm. We thank Elspeth and David for the service they have given to Cumbernauld Old for the past few years and wish them every blessing for the future.
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.