The Fairtrade group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is happy to announce that the sum of £215.88 was raised in March at our stalls of Fairtrade goods provided by Gavin’s Mill in Milngavie. In recognition of Fairtrade Fortnight, we took a first successful step in our journey as a Church community towards supporting the ethos of fairer trade and the principles of the Fairtrade Foundation.
We would like to make this a regular feature of our Church life and would invite you to support us by visiting our stall again when we hope to run it each month.
By choosing Fairtrade you can make a huge difference to the lives of people in some of the poorest communities in the world. We are looking for volunteers to be part of our Fairtrade group to help organise future events and are particularly keen to hear from bakers who would be willing to try out some recipes using Fairtrade products. If you are interested in being part of this group in any way please speak to Caroline Edwardson, Sandra Graham, Ivar Struthers or Anne Morrison.
Easter is past, the children are back in school and it’s now time to think about Christian Aid week, which runs from 15th to 21st May.
As always, we are looking for people to help with the door to door collection. If you didn’t receive an envelope last year, it probably means that no one in your immediate area was delivering envelopes – could you help this year? If you were one of the trusty band of volunteers last year, we hope you’ll help again this year.
The money raised makes such a difference to some of the poorest people in the world. Please give it some thought and if you are able to help, please contact Liz Dalling (727000) or Lesley Littlejohn (729083).
As we’ve done in previous years Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is supporting Christian Aid Week in 2014. As usual, our volunteers who take part in the house-to-house collection will be knocking on doors in the parish, so please welcome them and donate whatever you can. If you don’t see a collector – with the best will in the world we can’t cover the whole parish – please donate by clicking on the logo above, by sending a cheque to FREEPOST Christian Aid, phoning 08080 006 006 or at www.caweek.org
As far as we know, there are now two ‘official’ Food Banks in Cumbernauld. At its recent meeting the Kirk Session at Cumbernauld Old agreed that we should encourage the congregation to help our local community by contributing to these banks, run by the Salvation Army and Cornerstone Christian Fellowship. Most of the goods needed are tinned items (e.g. mince, ravioli, stew, peas, beans, etc.) and we hope to have a full list available next week or soon thereafter, and place a box for donated items at both the Parish Church and Forge Community Centre from Sunday 9th March. We’ll keep you posted with further details once they are available.