On Tuesday 18th September the speaker at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church Men’s Group will be Joyce Bell from Alva.
Joyce is a nurse at Strathcarron Hospice and, over the years, she and her colleague Caroline have visited South Africa to work with a number of local groups on a variety of health issues, especially HIV and AIDS. They have been sponsored by their local Church of Scotland congregation in Alva and became involved in this project through their association with Graham & Sandra Duncan, who are also our Mission Partners.
Because of our continuing relationship with Sandra and Graham, and the support we give them through our Mission Circle, the Men’s Group has extended an invitation to everyone in the congregation to come along at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th and hear about the work that Joyce and Caroline have done in South Africa.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church Men’s Group will be visiting the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride on Wednesday 5th September, leaving from outside the Parish Church at 1.00pm. Any men who would like to join us will be made most welcome. (We will be car-sharing, so places will be limited by the transport available.)
Entry to the museum is £5, (free for members of the National Trust for Scotland or National Museums of Scotland).
The annual Men’s Group Burns’ Supper will be held on Wednesday 22nd January in Cumbernauld Bowling Club at 7 for 7.30pm.
This year’s line-up has changed and our speakers will be Calum Cormack, Chic Scott, Tom Johnston and Anne Walker, with David Boyle singing, Craig Whyte piping and Janet Graham on accordion. Hope that has whetted your appetites!
Tickets priced £7 are available from members of the Men’s Group. Hope to see you there for what should be an entertaining evening.
Our groups and organisations restart this week after their Christmas and New Year break:
On Wednesday 8th January the Men’s Group meet at 7.30pm in the Roadside Hall in Cumbernauld Village. The guest speaker will by Jimmy Rexter who will be speaking about the humour of the Fire Brigade.
On Thursday 9th January the Ladies’ Group meet at 7.30pm in the Roadside Hall for a Beetle Drive. All ladies are welcome to come along and blow away any January blues.
Also on Thursday 9th January the Boys’ Brigade Anchor, Junior, Company and Senior Sections resume at their usual times in the Forge Centre, Balloch.
Looking slightly further ahead:
Our first Messy Church of 2014 takes place next Sunday 12th January in the Forge Centre, Balloch with a new start-time of 3pm and aiming to finish around 5pm. We’re starting off the year by looking at some people and stories from the Bible – January’s theme will be ‘Noah’ so expect some animal-themed crafts and songs, and perhaps even a wee surprise with our food near the end of the afternoon.
The Ladies’ Circle restarts on Wednesday 15th January at 7pm in the Forge Centre, Balloch with a Games Night. However, don’t panic – these are all table-top games and nothing strenuous will be involved!