Worship for Sunday 21st March

You are warmly invited to join us online in Sunday worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available here or from the video link below.

While the service is available to watch at any time, why not take some time out on Sunday morning around 11am, our usual time of worship when we are gathered in the church building and many of us still keep as our regular worship time.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 21st March

All our worship services are available to everyone and all are welcome, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.

Trustees’ Meeting

A meeting of the Trustees of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be held on Zoom and by telephone on Sunday 28th March at 3.00pm. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Annual Report and Accounts, copies of which will be sent by email or post to those concerned. Details of how to join and participate in this meeting will also be issued to all Trustees, i.e. members of the Kirk Session and Congregational Board.

Easter Egg Appeal

Easter Egg Appeal 2021As we have done in previous years, we will be collecting Easter Eggs for distribution by Bethlehem House of Bread based at Cornerstone to those who otherwise wouldn’t be receiving one.
If you would like to donate an Easter Egg (or more than one!) please drop them off at the Manse (next door to the Church in the Village) by Palm Sunday, the 28th March.
If you would prefer to donate cash, that would be great too. Please post an envelope through the door at the Manse. We’ll take your donations to Cornerstone where they will ensure the money goes where it is most needed this Easter-time.
If you would like to donate a Fair Trade Easter egg, they are available through Traidcraft. Thank you as always for your generosity!

Easter Fund-raiser

Easter fund-raiser 2021The fundraising and craft groups have been very busy making beautiful treats for Easter – ideal for a wee novelty gift.
Beehives and bobble hats cover a Chocolate Orange, while Cadbury Creme Eggs® are covered in a host of lovely animals; mice, bees, hedgehogs, ducks, chickens, sheep and ladybirds.
The Chocolate Oranges cost £3 and the Creme Egg animals only £1. All come gift wrapped and delivered to your doorstep.
As everywhere, it has been a difficult time for our church and the fundraising group are doing their best to help keep our finances healthy so please give us your support. If you want more details or place an order, please phone Elizabeth (01236) 726451 or leave your details in a comment below. Thanks!

Worship for Sunday 14th March

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church extends a warm invitation to all to join our online worship service for Sunday 14th March. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available here or by viewing the video link below.

You are welcome to participate in our worship online at any time, but why not set aside some time around 11am on Sunday morning, our usual time of worship when we are gathered in church and which many of us still keep as our Sunday worship time.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 14th March

All our worship services are available to everyone and all are welcome, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.

Trustees’ Meeting

A meeting of the Trustees of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be held on Zoom and by telephone on Sunday 28th March at 3.00pm. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the Annual Report and Accounts, copies of which will be sent by email or post to those concerned. Details of how to join and participate in this meeting will also be issued to all Trustees, i.e. members of the Kirk Session and Congregational Board.

Easter Egg Appeal 2021

Fairtrade Easter Egg, available from TraidcraftAs we have done in previous years, we will be collecting Easter Eggs for distribution by Bethlehem House of Bread based at Cornerstone to those who otherwise wouldn’t be receiving one.
If you would like to donate an Easter Egg (or more than one!) please drop them off at the Manse (next door to the Church in the Village) by Palm Sunday, the 28th March.
If you would prefer to donate cash, that would be great too. Please post an envelope through the door at the Manse. We’ll take your donations to Cornerstone where they will ensure the money goes where it is most needed this Easter-time.
If you would like to donate a Fair Trade Easter egg, they are available through Traidcraft. Thank you as always for your generosity!

Easter Fund-raiser

The fundraising and craft groups have been very busy making beautiful treats for Easter – ideal for a wee novelty gift.
Beehives and bobble hats cover a Chocolate Orange, while Cadbury Creme Eggs® are covered in a host of lovely animals; mice, bees, hedgehogs, ducks, chickens, sheep and ladybirds.
The Chocolate Oranges cost £3 and the Creme Egg animals only £1. All come gift wrapped and delivered to your doorstep.
As everywhere, it has been a difficult time for our church and the fundraising group are doing their best to help keep our finances healthy so please give us your support. If you want more details or place an order, please phone Elizabeth (01236) 726451 or leave your details in a comment below. Thanks!

Worship for Sunday 28th February

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to worship with us online this Sunday, 28th February – the Second Sunday of Lent. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available here or from the video link below.

You are welcome to join in our worship at any time, but why not join us at 11.00am on Sunday which many of us keep as our usual time of worship, even though we won’t all be under the one roof for now.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 21st February

As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old. We have also posted a series of Lent reflections on our Facebook page and invite you to share in a short reading and reflection each day from now until Easter.

Coffee and Chat

Please join us for a Coffee and Chat via Zoom or telephone on Wednesday at 3.00pm.
The plan is to meet up online or by phone every Wednesday afternoon and we hope these informal get-togethers will allow us some kind of relaxed social contact from the comfort of our own homes. You don’t need to join us every week, feel free to drop in or out whenever it suits you.
If you would like a link to the Coffee and Chat, please let us know and we will send you the details. Everyone is very welcome and you can join either online or by telephone.

Fairtrade Fortnight

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22 February until 7 March and has the theme, “Choose the World You Want“.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 aims to highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with by listening to their voices and prioritising what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities..
We can all play our part in this process by supporting Fairtrade and buying Fairtrade goods where possible. As a Fairtrade Church, Cumbernauld Old will be playing our part with our worship service on Sunday 7th March having a distinctive Fairtrade theme

Kirk Session Meeting

The Kirk Session will meet by Zoom and telephone on Thursday 11th March at 7.30pm.
An agenda and the minutes of our previous meeting have been sent electronically to everyone for whom we have an email address and by post to other members of the Kirk Session.

Worship for Sunday 21st February

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to worship with us online this Sunday, 21st February – the First Sunday in Lent. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available here or from the video link below.

You are welcome to join in our worship at any time, but why not join us at 11.00am on Sunday when many of us will be worshipping together, even though we won’t all be in the same location or, for now, under the one roof.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 21st February

As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Please also check out our Facebook page for all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old. We have also posted a series of Lent reflections on our Facebook page and invite you to share in a short reading and reflection each day from now until Easter.

Coffee and Chat

Please join us for a Coffee and Chat via Zoom or telephone on Wednesday at 3.00pm.
The plan is to meet up online or by phone every Wednesday afternoon and we hope these informal get-togethers will allow us some kind of relaxed social contact from the comfort of our own homes. You don’t need to join us every week, feel free to drop in or out whenever it suits you.
If you would like a link to the Coffee and Chat, please let us know and we will send you the details. Everyone is very welcome and you can join either online or by telephone.

Fairtrade Fortnight

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22 February until 7 March and has the theme, “Choose the World You Want“.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 aims to highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. Fairtrade works to raise the voices of farmers and workers and prioritise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities.
This year, we are being asked to ‘Choose the World You Want’ and use our voices to tell others about the challenges that farmers face from climate change. We’ll be looking to play our part in this process – watch this space for details!

Kirk Session Meeting

The Kirk Session will meet by Zoom and telephone on Thursday 11th March at 7.30pm.
An agenda and the minutes of our previous meeting have been sent electronically to everyone for whom we have an email address and by post to other members of the Kirk Session.

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!

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