BCNC youngsters 'Climb' to new heights !
On Sunday 1st July 2018 the youngsters at BCNC enjoyed their end of term day out at 'Clip & Climb'. A
great time was had by all (more so the adults me thinks) and a big 'thank you' to all who made the trip possible.
Another Barrier Broken !
Our church website is proving very popular reaching out far and wide as a witness of what we do here at BCNC. On Thursday 14th June 2018 we broke through the 60,000 hits barrier. The importance of a good website is one that is kept up to date, is informative and shows in pictures what we get up to. Thanks to ALL who have clicked on and had a wee browse, you are always welcome to come and join us at any of our services.
Cowdenbeath Civic Week Service held @ BCNC - Sunday 10th June 2018
The Rev Elizabeth Kenny led this year's Civic Week Service at BCNC. A warm welcome was given to the various dignitaries in attendance. After an enjoyable service everyone moved through to the hall for a social gathering where Andy Beattie (Session Clerk) presented Alex Haddow (Chairman of the Civic Week Committee) with a cheque for £200 to help with the funding of Civic Week. Thank You to the congregation who gave so generously during our Communion Offering earlier in the day for this cause.
Presbytery Guild Summer Rally held @ BCNC - 6th June 2018
A good attendance at the Guild Summer Rally held in our church heard Tara & Hannah give a presentation on their recent trip out to earthquake hit Nepal. Thanks must go to the Rev Arthur Christie for leading this time of worship and also to the ladies of BCNC for providing a lovely spread which everyone enjoyed through in the Guthrie Hall.
'Royal Seal of Approval' on Saturday 26th May 2018
The sum of £650 was raised at the Coffee Morning with the proceeds going to the church funds. A big 'THANK YOU' to all who supported this event and to the folks who gave of their time and talents to make it all happen.
Photo's from our Easter Sunday Services (1st April 2018) @ BCNC
Two very well attended Easter Sunday Services at BCNC. In the morning we welcomed the Rev Arthur Christie who led the All Age family Service where the congregation decorated the cross with colourful flowers. Our very own talented Praise Band led our worship with the youngsters doing their 'Easter Egg Hunt' in church. Arthur then invited them to wrap up Session Clerk Andy Beattie in linen cloth from head to toe (it was heard by some to leave him like that !) Lol In the evening the Rev Elizabeth Kenny led our Easter Praise Service with lots of enthusiastic singing led by the band once again. We Shared Holy Communion together before singing one final song. We then went through to the Guthrie Hall doing the 'Conga' (another surprise up Elizabeth's sleeve) and enjoyed some 'Easter Goodies' with tea / coffee.
Palm Sunday Service - 25th March 2018
Elizabeth illustrating her talk ' Expect the unexpected' !
The Rev Elizabeth Kenny asked all the men wearing a 'tie' to join her at the front of the church during this mornings service. She spoke about Jesus entering Jerusalem before the large crowds that had gathered to see him. What they probably were not expecting was the mode of transport he used ...... a donkey! Also at this point the people would not be expecting the events that were about to unfold over the coming week. So Elizabeth to illustrate this point 'expect the unexpected' took out a pair of scissors walked along the line of guys and to Roberts dismay decided to cut his tie through the middle much to the amusement of the congregation.
BCNC - Stated Annual Meeting - Tuesday 13th March 2018
What a great night for all those who attended this year's 'Stated Annual Meeting' (SAM for short). The evening started in the Guthrie Hall with a lovely 'Buffet Style' two course meal followed by tea/coffee. Then it was through to the church where our Praise Band led us in a short time of worship before moving on to the business part of the evening. Many thanks to everyone involved in organising the event and for making it such an enjoyable evening.
Sunday 11th March 2018 - Celebration of Holy Communion
The second offering at our Communion Service was uplifted for the great work done by the 'Bethany Christian Trust'. The sum of £215.50 was raised.
Thank you to all who contributed to this worthy cause.
The congregation @ BCNC doing the 'Hokey Cokey' @ our Hogmanay Service
Photo's from the Nativity, 'Christingle' and Watchnight Services @ BCNC
BCNC host Presbytery of Dunfermline 'Advent Songs of Praise Service' - 10/12/17
What a joyful service we hosted in our church with folks joining us from congregations within the presbytery. Great singing led by Gill and Iain and with a wonderful, humurous modern take on the events leading up to the birth of our Saviour everyone present came away feeling uplifted. A big 'Thanks' to the ladies for providing a lovely spread for all present during the interval.
Some random photo's from 3rd December Family Service (1st Sunday of Advent)
Christmas Fayre Coffee Morning - 25/11/17 raises £730.00
'THANK YOU' to everyone who came along and supported this event. All monies raised go into the church funds.
Remembrance Service - 12th November 2017
A lovely, poignant Remembrance Service was led by the Rev Elizabeth Kenny at BCNC. At 11am a two minute silence was observed for all those who lost their lives or who were injured during the various conflicts. A special offering was uplifted and the sum of £187.20 was raised for the Earl Haig Fund. Thank you to all who contributed to this worthy cause.
Saturday Night Takeaway !
On Saturday 4th November our BCNC Youth Group decided to have a DVD and Pizza get together in the Lumphinnans Room. A great time of fun and fellowship was had by all.
Idea from the Editor, when are you having a 'Mexican Themed Night'
Welcome on board Norman !
A very warm welcome from everyone connected with BCNC to the Rev Norman Grant who has been appointed by Presbytery as our Interim Moderator whilst we seek a new minister. Norman is the minister of Limekilns and Cairneyhill Parish Church.
Photo's of David's final service on Sunday 22nd October 2017 before retiring
Our minister, The Rev David Redmayne, led his final service before a packed congregation at BCNC. Many in the congregation commented afterwards on what a lovely, touching and emotional service it had been. Afterwards, through in the Guthrie Hall, David was presented with a cheque from John Cornbill on behalf of the congregation. Margaret Ross presented Carol, Davids wife, with a lovely bouquet of flowers and John Jones handed over a 'Book of Memories' to David from the congregation. During the service the young folk presented David with a card and a lovely gift. A great time of fellowship was had by all. Our hope and prayer is that David enjoys his retirement with his wife Carol and that Gods blessing will be with them both.
Harvest Thanksgiving @ BCNC 2017
What a great Harvest Thanksgiving Weekend @ BCNC. On Saturday 30th September our Harvest Coffee Morning was held in the Guthrie Hall where £730.00 was raised. The on Sunday 1st October there was an excellent turn out at our Harvest Thanksgiving Morning Service where the congregation brought along supplies to help stock up the local Foodbank.Then in the evening our Praise Band - Pb2... led us in our Celebration Harvest Praise Service. Thanks to all who contributed in anyway over the weekend to make it such a success.
A Special Offering was uplifted during our September Communion Service to help provide meals for families in Syria. The sum raised was £340.00 which will provide enough meals for 68 families for one week. A big 'Thank You' to all who gave for this worthy cause.
All Age Family Service - Sunday 3rd September 2017
Pictures from Sunday's Family Service which was led by Andy Beattie and John Penman. Also taking part were youngsters Ewan Penman who read the intimations, Neve Smith and Hannah Penman (readings) and not so young Iain Penman (Prayers of Intercession). Also in attendance were our talented Praise Band Pb2 ... who led the worship.
Cowdenbeath Churches Together Fun Day & Fellowship - Sat 19th August 2017
Photos from the Cowdenbeath Churches Together Fun / Fellowship Day
Jan Adams in action as a member of the new 'Worship Team' @ BCNC
Some photo's from the Civic Week Celebration Praise Evening - Sunday 11th June 2017
Sold Out 'Haiti Help' Concert raises £1330.00 at BCNC