worship

Toddlers’ Praise

The next Toddlers’ Praise service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be held on Saturday 5th March in the Parish Church, starting around 11am. This is our Easter service and all toddlers are invited to come along dressed in bright, Easter colours. Please don’t forget to bring mum, dad, granny or grandpa – uncles and aunties will be welcome too!

There will be songs and a story, things to collect and something to make and juice and biscuits (with tea or coffee for the grown-ups). We would also invite you to bring a small chocolate Easter Egg for children who might not otherwise get one. These will be distributed through the local food bank.

Project ROCK Celebration

COPC interior - November 2014Our Celebration Service for the completion of Phase One of Project ROCK will be held on Sunday 30th August at 6.30pm in the Parish Church in the Village.

Our worship will be led by Very Rev David Lunan, the former Moderator of the General Assembly who led our 350th anniversary service in 2009.

We have also invited a number of local dignitaries and people who have been involved with the project (funders, representatives of Presbytery and the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh and the professional team), so we would be delighted to see as many of the congregation as can manage that evening. There will be tea and coffee (and probably cake!) after the service.

Easter at Cumbernauld Old

Thanks to everyone who brought along chocolate Easter Eggs to our services over the weekend of Palm Sunday. These will be distributed by the Social Work Department based in Glasgow to children and families who otherwise wouldn’t have one.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated on Thursday 2nd April (Maundy Thursday) at 7.30pm in the Parish Church.

The Good Friday Walk of Witness, arranged by Cumbernauld Churches Together, will be on Friday 3rd April, starting at 11am from Sacred Heart Church (please be there at 10.45am). We plan to take our usual route through the Town Centre via Kildrum Parish Church, Church of the Holy Name, Cornerstone Church and finishing at Cumbernauld United Reformed Church, where there will be a cup of tea or coffee around 1.00pm.

The Parish Church will also be open for our Good Friday Vigil between 12 noon and 3.00pm. This a time for quiet prayer and reflection in the Church, with a reading, meditation and prayer given on the hour and half-hour. You are welcome to come and stay as long as you wish during the above times.

On Sunday 5th April we celebrate Easter Day at morning worship in the Parish Church at 10.15am and in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch at 11.45am. Note that the J Team are now on holiday until 26th April, although the Sunday School at Balloch are still meeting as usual.

Christmas 2014 at Cumbernauld Old

On Wednesday 24th December there will be a Christmas Eve Service in the Forge Centre, Balloch at 7.30pm and a Watchnight Service in the Parish Church, Cumbernauld Village at 11.30pm.

On Thursday 25th December we invite you to our Christmas Day service in the Parish Church at 10.30am.

On Sunday 28th December, morning worship will take place at 10.15am in the Parish Church at at 11.45am in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch as usual.

Hope you can join us!

Rainbow Service

Our annual service of memorial and remembrance is this Sunday 14th December at 3.00pm in the Parish Church, Cumbernauld Village. This service is especially for people who have been bereaved – recently or long ago – and who find the ‘jolly’ side of Christmas painful and wish to remember loved ones quietly.

The service will last about 45 minutes and there will be tea and coffee afterwards. Please note that the service is not suitable for very young children (under three) but there will be a crèche and helpers available to look after the children during the service.

The Rainbow Tree will remain in church after the service, with another at the Forge in Balloch, and you are welcome to add ribbons to it any Sunday during the winter months.

Messy Church returns!

Messy ChurchNext Sunday afternoon (14th September) sees the return of Messy Church at the Forge Centre, Balloch after our summer break. The fun starts at 3pm and this month we’ll be looking at part of the story of Moses – the baby in the bullrushes – and there will be songs, stories, crafts, activities and finishing with a meal together. Messy Church is for everyone and we look forward to seeing you there.

Project ROCK update – and it’s good news!

We are delighted to announce that, all being well, we will be back in our Parish Church building for our 10.15am service this Sunday 26th January.

It has been a long time coming, nearly nine months, but barring any last-minute unforeseen circumstances we’ll be back in the church building for worship in just a few days’ time.

Our 11.45am services continue, of course, at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch and we’d be delighted to welcome you to either of our worship centres on Sunday.