Cumbernauld Old congregational meeting

As the congregation of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is aware, CultureNL took a decision in June last year to close The Forge Community Centre at weekends, which meant that we could no longer hold a Sunday worship service at The Forge. In response the Kirk Session objected to the closure and, in the absence of an immediate solution, decided to hold a joint service at the Village at 11am as an interim measure.

Since then, the minister and Kirk Session have been been pursuing every opportunity to have the Balloch Sunday worship service re-established. Discussions with CultureNL continue, however as we are nearing the point where we have few options left, Elspeth and the Kirk Session thought that the time is now right to hold a Congregational Meeting so that everyone in the congregation can be updated on the current situation and have their views heard.

This meeting will take place immediately following the 11.00am joint morning worship service at The Village on Sunday 24th February and it is hoped that as many people as possible are able to remain in church after the service for the Congregational Meeting.

Stated Annual Meeting

The Stated Annual Meeting of the congregation will be held in the Parish Church on Monday 13 April at 7.30pm and members are invited to come along and find out what our church’s plans are for the rest of 2015, along with a review of our activities during 2014. Copies of our summary annual accounts for 2014 will also be available for review.

Parish Appraisal meeting

The church in Cumbernauld is changing: well, for the five Church of Scotland congregations at least. Following proposals made by the Presbytery of Falkirk last year, the five C of S congregations in Cumbernauld are now working together to agree their own way forward and will put their proposals before Presbytery later in 2009 or early in 2010. The next stage in this process, in which we are being assisted by a mission enabler from the Church of Scotland, is a meeting to be held in Kildrum Parish Church on Sunday 10th May. This meeting is open to all Church of Scotland members in Cumbernauld.