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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 31st August 2015
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is a member of Scotland's Churches Trust
Sacrament of Holy Communion
We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in the Parish Church this coming Sunday 6th September.
The morning service will be at 11.00am and will replace our usual two services at 10.15am and 11.45am.
A further celebration of Holy Communion will take place in the Parish Church at 6.30pm and non-alcoholic wine will be used at this service.
Our next Toddlers' Praise service will be held on Saturday 5th September in the Parish Church, starting around 11am(-ish). The theme will be 'Harvest' and all toddlers are invited to come along dressed in autumn colours, or even as farmers, and maybe bring along your toy tractors to display. Oh, and please bring mum, dad, granny, grandpa and uncles and aunties 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).
It all adds up to about 30 – 45 minutes of fun, and we hope to see as many people as possible on the day.
On Sunday 30th August 2015 we held a Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration to mark the completion of Phase One of Project ROCK. Representatives of the many people who played a part in getting us to this point were invited to light a candle on a cross to mark the occasion and there was also a special celebration cake shared after with our tea and coffee after the service. Pictures on our Project ROCK page.
Doors Open Days
We shall once again be participating in the Lanarkshire Doors Open Days over the weekend of Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September. We need volunteers to 'meet & greet' visitors to the church and to serve tea. The Parish Church will be open between 10.30am - 5pm on Saturday and 11.30am - 5pm on Sunday and we have set up a rota so that volunteers need only to be available for 2 - 3 hours on either day. However, we still have a number of slots to fill and need more volunteers. Please use the sign-up sheet on the notice-board at the church or speak to Iain Ogilvie if you can help.
Rev Catriona Ogilvie
Our minister will be retiring at the end of September, having served the congregation faithfully for the past sixteen and a half years. Her final service will be on Sunday 20th September. This will be a joint service at 11.00am in the Parish Church in the Village and will be followed by a buffet lunch for the congregation in the Forge Centre, Balloch at around 1.00pm. Further details will be available nearer the time.
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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