The Church of Scotland Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
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Minister: Rev. Elspeth McKay 01236 728853 Deacon: Valerie Cuthbertson 01698 259001
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Session Clerk: Brian Smillie 01236 733510 Clerk to the Congregational Board: Gillian MacDonald 01236 733547
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Cumbernauld Old Parish Church aims to be an inclusive family of God
where all are welcome and everyone is valued and involved.
We aim to play an active part in the communities we serve,
reaching out with the love and joy of Jesus Christ.
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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

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: updated on 11th December 2017
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Boys' Brigade Carol Concert
The 1st Cumbernauld Boys' Brigade are holding an evening of Christmas Carols and Songs in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch on Thursday 14th December from 7.00pm. Entry is £3, which includes tea / coffee and a mince pie, with proceeds being shared between our BB Company and Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. There will also be other Christmas goodies on offer.

Gift Services
Our annual Gift Services will be on Sunday 17th December at 10.15am and 11.45am. We invite those attending to bring a gift for all age ranges (adults as well as children), wrapped or unwrapped and these will be passed on to our friends at Cornerstone for distribution to people in need in our community. We'd like to use this opportunity to thank the congregation for its amazing generosity over the past few years.
The 10.15am worship service on Sunday 17th will also incorporate the J Team Nativity Play.

Rainbow Service
We will be holding our annual Rainbow Service on Sunday 17th December at 6.30pm in the Parish Church.
This is a service for people who have been bereaved and want a quiet time to reflect and remember. During this service we will create our 'Rainbow Tree' for 2017 when people will be invited to tie a coloured ribbon to the tree in memory of a loved one. The tree and the ribbons will remain in church until Easter 2018.


Christmas Worship
On Sunday 24th December, as well as our usual two services at 10.15am and 11.45am, we'll be holding our first Christingle Service in the Forge at 4.30pm and our traditional Watchnight Service in the Parish Church, starting at 11.30pm.
Then on Christmas Day, we'll have a family service in the church at 10.15am

Information about all our worship services and events over the Christmas season will be updated on our dedicated Christmas 2017 web page.


World Mission Stamp Appeal
Once more we are asking members to collect and donate their used postage stamps over the Christmas period. They will go to the Church of Scotland's 2017 Stamp Appeal which, this year, will provide students with the training needed for ministry with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS).
Please cut the stamps from your envelopes, leaving a margin of paper on each side, and pop them in the collection box in the church vestibule or the back of the hall at Balloch. We'll run this project until mid-January.


Cumbernauld Food Banks
The Food Bank in the Village is open each Friday from 11am - 12.30pm at the Parish Church.
We continue to look for donations, and especially tinned goods (mince, stew, curry, hot-dogs, chopped ham/pork, spaghetti, macaroni cheese, ravioli, peas, beans, potatoes, tuna, fruit and custard, etc.) plus tea-bags, long-life (UHT) milk, breakfast cereal and biscuits. Now that we are open in the Session House each week we can also accept the donation of toiletries. There is a box for donations in the church vestibule and at worship in The Forge.



























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