On Sunday 5th March we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at our morning worship service. The service takes place in church at the usual time of 11am and will be led by the Rev Fiona Crawford. All are welcome.
There will be a Retiring Offering at Sunday’s service in aid of the Scottish registered charity SiMBA (see below) and there will be a plate for donations outside the door of the vestibule at the close of the service.
The aim of SiMBA is to honour babies who have died, been stillborn or miscarried. They create a space for bereaved parents and help parents to gather precious items to create a Memory Box which they then provide.
Like many charities they are facing spiraling costs and a significant shortfall in fundraising and have launched an urgent appeal for help. If you can, please donate today at: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/GivingMemoriesUrgentAppeal
Lent Discussion Group – Lord, teach us how to pray
The next session of our Lent discussions on prayer will be on Tuesday 7th March at 1.00pm in the church sanctuary. All welcome!
Prayer is the lifeblood of our relationship with God but we can often lack confidence in whether we’re ‘doing it right. Over eight weeks, James and Fiona will be running The Prayer Course, developed by Pete Greig, founder of 24/7 Prayer.
This will be a safe space where we hear from Pete, have time for discussion, and a chance to explore different ways of praying. The group is for everyone whether prayer is second nature to you, whether you struggle with it, whether it’s simply something you’d like to do more or whether you’d like to broaden your understanding of ways we can pray.
The fundraising group is happy to announce their first event this year is the return of the popular Quiz Night led by local quizmaster Calum Cormac. It will be on Friday 17th March at Cumbernauld Bowling Club. Tickets cost £5 and are available in advance from any of the fundraising team or at the door on the night.
Latest Church Magazine
The latest edition of the quarterly newsletter from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is now available and you can download it from the link below.
It’s a bumper edition this time around: as it’s the first of the year it contains the Session Clerk’s Report from 2022, and there is news from one of our Team Ministers, Fiona, as well as our regular updates from the Craft, Fundraising and Book Groups, the Property Team and the Food Bank. We are planning to change our church’s constitution to help us as we move forward and so there’s news about that. In addition there is news about an Adult Fellowship, a new joint venture by Kildrum, St Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old Parish Churches. All that and more!