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10:15am in the Parish Church, Cumbernauld Village, G67 2SD
11:45am in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch, Cumbernauld, G68 9ND
(any changes will be noted below)
A warm welcome is extended to all visitors
Latest News: updated on 27th July 2015
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is a member of Scotland's Churches Trust
Worship during August
As the Forge Centre, Balloch will be closed for essential maintenance at the beginning of August, the Kirk Session has agreed that on Sundays 2, 9 and 16 August we will have just one worship service to be held in the Parish Church at the revised time of 11.00am.
All being well, we'll revert to our usual two services at 10.15am and 11.45am from Sunday 23rd August onwards.
We are delighted to say that the final bit of the redecoration of the Parish Church was completed last week and can now confirm that a Celebration Service for the completion of Phase One of Project ROCK is planned for Sunday 30th August at 6.30pm in the Parish Church. Please mark this date in your diaries and we'll post further information as the date approaches.
One of the conditions of the funding grant received from Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund is that we make the church building open to the public in addition to our weekly worship services. To this end we are opening the church to visitors on Sunday afternoons (2.00 - 5.00pm) in July, August* and September. A team of volunteers will be on hand to welcome you, so if you would like to see around our historic church building, please pop in and say "hello". (*Sorry, but we'll not be open to the public on Sunday 2nd August.)
Fill a suitcase for Malawi
Calling all knitters again! You all did such a great job in producing beautiful garments for our “Life for African Mothers Project” that we want you to get those needles busy again. The daughters of one of our members are going to Malawi next year as part of their school programme. They have been allocated an extra suitcase allowance and tasked with filling it with baby clothes to take out with them.
When Helen Urquhart heard about the tremendous success of our previous project, she asked if we would be willing to help the girls fill that suitcase. Baby jackets, cardigans, hats and bootees of any pattern or colour would be much appreciated. Wool will be available shortly – keep an eye on the vestibule (or at the back of the Hall at Balloch). In the meantime, if you have any questions, just speak to Elizabeth (726451) or Ivy (728063).
Cumbernauld Food Banks
Our Session House is open every Friday from 11am until 12.30pm as a satellite distribution centre for the food-bank based at Cornerstone House. Thanks to all our willing volunteers for a successful start-up. Please note that no food will be stored at the Old Parish Church during the week.
Unfortunately, this looks like a long-term commitment and donations are still very welcome - mainly of tinned goods, please: e.g. mince, stew, curry, hot dogs, chopped ham / pork, spaghetti, macaroni cheese, ravioli, peas, beans, potatoes, tuna, fruit and custard, plus tea bags, long-life (UHT) milk, breakfast cereal and biscuits. Now that we have opened up the Session House as a distribution centre we can also accept toiletries as well. Please continue to use the box for donated items in the Church vestibule and you can also leave items when we worship at the Forge in Balloch.
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