Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, March 26

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Denny Old

The Crafty Café takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. You can come along and take part in various crafts or just enjoy the café and chat. There will be a visit from Denny Library and a chance to listen to some young talented musicians. The Presbytery messy church event ‘Easter Cracked Open’ takes place in The Howgate shopping centre on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and features stories, games crafts etc. Denny Old will be making Easter cards and if you would like to help or would like more information please speak to Irene or Stuart Rennie. The Palm Sunday Service is at 11 a.m. and will be led by Sandra Mathers. There will be crèche facilities and the Sunday Club meets at the same time. The Lunch Box is now taking a two week break for Easter and will be back on April 13. The Girls’ Brigade meets on Monday at 6.30 p.m. and is open to all girls of school age. Holy Week services are as follows: Monday Dunipace, Tuesday Denny Old, Wednesday Baptist Church, Thursday Westpark, Friday Baptist Church. All services begin at 7.30 p.m. The Walk of Witness will leave St. Alexander’s Church on Good Friday at 10.30 a.m. All intimations for the Sunday service to be with Janet Rhodes by tonight (Thursday) at the latest.

Westpark Church

Worship on Sunday will be led by Isabelle McMillan at 10.30 a.m. Kidzone take part at the start of the service then move to the halls to enjoy their own activities. Creche facilities are also available. The Wednesday Welcome is open from 10 a.m. for fellowship over tea or coffee followed by a short service from 11.15-11.45 a.m. Please note the Open Door is open from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Thursday). All welcome. Holy Week services are as follows: Monday Dunipace, Tuesday Denny Old, Wednesday Baptist Church, Thursday Westpark, Friday Baptist Church. All services begin at 7.30 p.m. The Walk of Witness will leave St. Alexander’s Church on Good Friday at 10.30 a.m.

Dunipace Church

The Rev. Dr Jean Gallacher will lead the Palm Sunday family service at 11 a.m. Holy Week services all begin at 7.30 p.m. and are as follows: Monday Dunipace Church, Tuesday Denny Old, Wednesday Denny Baptist, Thursday Westpark, Friday Baptist. The walk of witness on Good Friday starts at St Alexander’s at 10.30 a.m. The Easter Sunday early service at Denny Old Church is followed by breakfast.

Baptist Church

The Point youth clubs meet tomorrow (Friday) at 6 p.m. for juniors and at 7.30 p.m. for senior pupils. The services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by the Rev. Norman Graham. Visitors are always welcome. The children and young people meet during the morning worship. Holy week services commence on Monday in Dunipace Church. Tuesday will be in Denny Old Church, Wednesday in the Baptist Church, Thursday in Westpark Church, which will include communion and back to the Baptist Church on Good Friday. All these combined services commence at 7.30 p.m. The Good Friday walk of witness commences at St Alexanders Church at 10.30 a.m.

Children’s Disco

Denny YMCA have organised another disco for children in primaries one-four. Takes place tomorrow night (Friday). To book a place leave a message on the Denny YMCA Facebook page.

Neighbourhood Watch

More residents have joined the Denny and District Neighbourhood Watch, which includes Dennyloanhead, Stoneywood and Fankerton, but more volunteers are needed. The group receives updates each month from community police officers and other groups and offers advice against cold callers. For more information, please email dennyanddistrictcc@gmail.com. Information is also available from Denny Library or Community Education Centre.

Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street, Denny and is open today (Thursday) from noon-2 p.m., Friday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. A legal clinic is held every four weeks on Wednesdays by appointment only (4-5 p.m.). Outreach clinics are held at Bridge Crescent Community Flat on Tuesday from 9.30 a.m.-noon and Denny Parish Church Hall on Wednesday from 9.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m. 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.

Masonic News

A regular meeting of Lodge St. Andrew, Denny & Loanhead, No. 176 will be held tonight (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m. when the business will include the second degree to be worked by Lodge Polmont No. 793. Last Saturday, the lodge hosted the annual gathering of St Andrew lodges. It was a great day with 137 brethren attending the meeting which featured the first degree being worked by reigning masters from the gathering lodges. An excellent buffet followed and in the evening Gaburlunzie provided a superb cabaret. Details of the free children’s Easter party will be on the noticeboard at tonight’s meeting and can also been seen in the bar on Friday.

Line Dancing

Next class takes place tomorrow (Friday) in Westpark Centre, Denny, from 1-2 p.m. Beginners and improvers welcome.

Over-50s Forum

See Bonnybridge.