Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, December 18

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Line Dancing

Friday, December 19, 1-2 p.m., Broompark Community Hall, Duke Street, Denny, £3, beginners and improvers welcome. Saturday, December 20, 3-5 p.m., Christmas Party, Broompark Community Centre, Davies Row, Denny, £7. Tuesday, December 23, 12 noon - 1p.m., St Helen’s Church Hall, High Street, Bonnybridge, £3, beginners and improvers welcome.

Baptist Church

There will only be one service this Sunday at 11 a.m. followed by packed lunches in the hall. Tea/coffee will be provided and everyone is invited to stay for a chat. Carols by candlelight will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. followed by tea/coffee and hot mincemeat pies. The Christmas Day service is at 11 a.m. Visitors are very welcome at all services.

Citizens Advice

The Bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street, Denny and is open today (Thursday), Friday and Monday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Outreach clinic held at the Community Education Wing at Bankier Primary School today (Thursday) from 10 a.m.- noon. Telephone service (Citizens Advice Direct) available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on (01324) 823118. Please note that the Bureau will be closed for Christmas and New Year holidays from 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23, and will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9 a.m. There will be no outreach clinics during the Christmas and New Year period.

Dunipace Parish

Sunday morning worship will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Jean Gallacher and includes the Childrens Wriggly Nativity at 11 a.m. The children’s party is at 12.15 p.m. The Christingle Service is on December 21 at 6.30 p.m. The Midnight Watch Service is on December 24 at 11.30 p.m. Coffee, tea and mince

pies will be served in the Church Hall at 11 p.m. The Christmas Day Service is at 10.30 a.m. All services are suitable for the whole family and everyone is welcome.

Denny Old

The church will be getting decorated for Christmas this Saturday at 2 p.m. and if you can spare some time to come along and help, this will be very much appreciated. The Worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m. and will be led by the Sunday Club. This will be followed by a Christmas party in the hall to which everyone is invited. The Lunch Box is now taking a break for Christmas and will re-open on Monday, January 12. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support during the past year. The Girls’ Brigade is now taking a break for Christmas and will resume in the New Year.

The Senior Citizens’ Dinner was a great success last Saturday and thanks go to all who worked so hard to make this possible. A special thanks to our organist Paul McIntyre and his band for providing the entertainment, it was much enjoyed by all present. On Christmas Eve, the service will begin at 11.15 p.m. and there will be a short family service on Christmas Day at 11 a.m. All intimations for Sunday Service to be with Janet Rhodes by Thursday night at the latest.

Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone the main office in Grangemouth on (01324) 473695, visit www.falkirkcreditunion.co.uk or pop into your local branch at Denny Community Flat, Bridge Crescent, Denny which is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon and every Thursday 6-7 p.m. There is also a collection at Denny Old Parish Church in Duke Street every Wednesday from 10-11.30 a.m. (all collections will be closed after December 18 until January 6). If you are interested in volunteering at all please call or ask at collection. AGM is on Thursday, January 29 at 6.45 p.m. within Youth & Community Wing, Abbots Road, Grangemouth.

Westpark Church

Service on Sunday is an all-age nativity service. Details of other services and events can be found in the website. Open Door is closed until Thursday, January 15. Wednesday Welcome is also closed on December 24 and 31 and re-opens on January 7. Details of Guild and Monday Club will be given in New Year.

Community Green Initiative

The informal launch of a new local Heritage Panel will be held this Saturday, December 20 at 10 a.m. in Herbertshire Castle Park. CGI invites people to join us to celebrate the community projects that have been happening in the park and to mark the 100th anniversary of the fire in Herbertshire Castle which sadly claimed the lives of three people on Sunday, December 20, 1914. The launch will be short and very informal. Meet at the panel, at the viewing area in the top park, at 10 a.m. this Saturday. Our thanks to Denny & Dunipace Heritage Society for making the Heritage Rooms at Milton Row available after the launch. Join us for a chat and a cuppa. The launch of the panel is the final part of the CGI project that was part financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Forth Valley and Lomond Leader 2007-2013 programme.