Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, May 1

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Community Flat

Denny Community Flat is holding its AGM on Monday, May 26 at 1.30 p.m. The flat is also currently looking for new committee members, so please get in touch.

Westpark Church

The worship on Sunday begins at 10.30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Phyllis Wilson. Kidzone takes part at the start of the service then moves 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 that the Open Door is open each Thursday from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for tea, coffee and lunch. There is a choice of two soups, main course, sandwiches, sweet or fruit loaf at reasonable prices.

Denny Old

Worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m. and will be led by Stuart Rennie. Creche facilities are available, and the Sunday Club meets at the same time. The Lunch Box is open on Monday from 11 a.m.–1.30p.m., serving soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee and home baking. All welcome. The Church Walking Group meets on Tuesday evening and leaves the church at 7p.m. You are welcome to come along and enjoy a gentle walk for about an hour. The Garden Fete takes place this year on Saturday, May 17, and Elders are now visiting districts distributing letters and uplifting donations. If you are giving a monetary donation and are a tax payer, you can complete a gift aid form and the Church can then claim the tax back on your gift.

Burns Club

Denny Cross Burns club held its AGM in the Masonic Hall last Friday evening. President Stuart Assur welcomed a good turnout of members. After adoption of the secretary, treasurer and auditors report, the election of office-bearers for the season 2014-15 took place. President Stuart Assur, vice-president Martin McMenemy, secretary Gordon Blair, treasurer Bill Kirkpatrick. General committee P. Shanks, S. McMenemy, W. Blair, I. Bateman, L. Assur. Auditor Jean Burgess. The business for the following year ensued. Members are reminded that the bus for the annual drive will now leave at the earlier time of 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 24. The club is pleased to announce that Dunipace Primary School is the winner of the School Challenge Shield after a keenly fought contest between all the local primary schools. A committee meeting will take place on Monday, May 12 at 8 p.m. The club resumes in September with guest speakers, St Andrew’s night and Burn’s night celebrations.

Baptist Church

The services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by the Rev. Norman Graham with communion being held during the morning service. Visitors are always welcome. Children and young people meet during the morning worship and a crèche is available for babies and toddlers during all services. Rainbow Hour for over-60s meet this Tuesday at 2 p.m. for an informal meeting and afternoon tea. The Point youth club meets on May 9.

Masonic news

A regular meeting of Lodge St. Andrew (Denny & Loanhead) No. 176 was held last Thursday featuring the Mark Degree ceremony. RWM Kevin McLean opened the lodge and after conducting the business tendered the gavel to his depute, PM Archie Mackay, to take the role of Mark Master. A fine degree followed featuring a balance of experience and youth as one candidate was advanced to the Mark Degree. A notable absentee was PM James Dyer, who had been admitted to hospital earlier in the week. Best wishes to James for a speedy recovery. This was the last ‘regular’ meeting for the session but an Emergency meeting will be held on Friday, May 16 at 7.30 p.m. when Lodge Carron No. 139 will carry out the mark ceremony for two candidates. On Saturday there is a cabaret show featuring the terrific Pat Cairns and his tributes to the songs of Neil Diamond and Kenny Rodgers. A few places are still available. See Lesley at the bar tomorrow evening or contact Helen on social media.

W.A.S.P. Project

Otago is coming to WASP. Otago has been designed to take falls prevention beyond the clinical setting and into communities so everyone can be proactive in maintaining their independence in older age. If you or someone you knows would benefit from this programme, please contact WASP on (01324) 822895 or email jill.bennet@falkirk.gov.uk.

Scout group

Dunipace Scout Group are holding a piano smash, car boot sale (with tables at £5 each) and a visit from a Fire Engine on Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Scout Hall in Laurel Court, Dunipace. Call (01324) 823290 to book your car/table space, depending on weather.