Brightons news from Thursday, June 18

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Whist and Dominoes

Duncan Stuart captured the whist crown, while Isobel Bennie and Irene Wynne were second equal. In dominoes Richard Warwick dominated while Ruth Huntly was runner-up. New members always welcome. Call (01324) 714616 for more information.

Summer Playscheme

The Grange Centre is pleased to inform everyone that we are holding a Summer Playscheme for two weeks in the school summer holidays for children aged five to 12 years. Dates are Monday–Thursday, July 13-16 and Monday-Thursday, July 20-23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The costs are £4 per session for members or £6 per session for non-members. Memberships can be purchased for £3 from the centre. All children are required to bring a packed lunch. If booking in advance full payment must be made at time of booking. Lots of great activities for the children to enjoy. To book a place please come into the centre and complete a booking form. Limited spaces available and will be allocated on a first come basis. For further information contact the Grange Centre on (01324) 503830.

History Group

See Maddiston.

African Tea

An African afternoon tea is being held in Brightons Parish Church hall on Saturday from 2-4.30 p.m. Entry by donation to raise funds for Cameron Dick who is going to Madagascar with AIM ( Africa Inland Mission) on a summer mission. Do come along and support him.

Parish Church

Last Sunday, Rev. Murdo Campbell conducted the communion services at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. During the morning service Joyce Owens was admitted into church membership by Profession of Faith. The minister and Andrew Fulton, district elder, on behalf of the Kirk Session and the congregation, gave the right hand of fellowship to Joyce. This Sunday will be an All Age Family Service at 11 a.m. led by the leaders and young people from the Sunday Schools, Triple S and Flaim. This marks the end of the current session. During this service the name of this year’s Holiday Club, from August 10-14 will be revealed. The summer services will commence on Sunday, June 28 at the earlier time of 10.30 a.m. The summer Sunday School will also start then at 10.20 a.m. for all children from P1 - P7. Cameron Dick who is soon to leave for seven weeks in Madagascar on a mission with AIM (African Inland Mission) is having an African afternoon tea in the church halls on Saturday from 2-4.30 p.m. to raise funds for this venture. Entry is by donation. The Praise Group is one of a number of choirs, musicians and singers taking part in Alzheimer Scotland – Action on Dementia ‘Big Sing’ on Sunday, June 28 in St Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow, from 4-6.30 p.m. Alzheimer Scotland is one of the charities the Praise Group is supporting this year through the proceeds of its new CD, now available from any member of the Praise Group, priced at £10. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service will be in the Church Halls on Monday (June 22) from 2.30-3.45 p.m. and 5.15-7.30 p.m. Door duty this Sunday will be by Jessie Wallace, Jason Glass, Tom Grieve, Margo Graham, Ann McFarlane and Maggy Dick. There will no crèche this Sunday as it is the All Age Family Service but the room will be available if required.