Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, September 4

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Community Council

Denny and District Community Council is trying to encourage local people to join the local Denny and District Neighbourhood Watch group. If you support the idea of receiving alerts (of local safety concerns or criminal behaviour) by e-mail, please use the link and join the Denny Community Council scheme. It only takes a minute. Visit http://neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk for more details.

Denny Old

Worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m. and will be led by Ivar Struthers. The Sunday Club meets at the same time and crèche facilities are available. The Lunch Box is open on Monday from 11 a.m. – 1.30 p.m., serving soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee and home baking. All welcome. The Girls’ Brigade meets on Monday at 6.30 p.m. in the hall and is open to all girls of school age. The church walking group meets on Tuesday evening and leaves the church at 7 p.m. You are welcome to come along and enjoy a gentle walk for about an hour.

Westpark Church

Worship on Sunday is at 10.30 a.m. and will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The service will be led by Rev. Phyllis Wilson. 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. Communion will be celebrated at next week’s service. Please note that the Open Door is open again from today (Thursday) from 10.30 a.m. - 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. The congregation can place their votes for Driving Force on Finding Scotland’s Heroes by texting ‘hero 8’ to 87654 or vote online at stv.tv/realheroes before Friday, September 29. Please note there will be a Session Meeting on Monday at 7.30 p.m. in Chalmers Hall.

Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street and is open today (Thursday) and Wednesday from 10 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 the Community Education Wing at Bankier Primary School today (Thursday) from 10 a.m.-noon, 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. Please note Bureau will be closed tomorrow (Friday) and Monday.

Buggy Group 

The Denny and DuniPacers buggy group leaves the Home-Start offices every Friday at the new time of 10.30 a.m. All welcome. For more information contact the Home-start office on (01324) 829444 or e-mail stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

WASP Classes

There are still openings in some of the WASP classes: Aquacise, Art, Artsie Craftie Computing, Beginning German, Camera Club, Digi Buddies, Drawing & Painting, Family History, Beginning French, French Club, Garden Mosaic, Gardening, Heritage Group, Intro to Internet, Jewellery, Mosaic, Open Swimming Thursday nights, Otago, Photography, Sewing Class, Sewing Group, Spanish, Tai Chi, Wood Work, Writing/IT Skills. Visit the WASP office in Denny High School to register or download a registration form from www.dennywasp.org.uk.

Masonic News

The first meeting of the new session is next Thursday, September 11 at 7.30 p.m. The business will include the Entered Apprentice degree ceremony. Provincial Grand Lodge are also making their annual visit. All members are urged to attend as there is an important recommendation to be approved. Bookings are already being taken through Lesley at the bar or Helen on social media for the Robbie Williams tribute night on Saturday, October 12. Early booking is recommended. Several members of the Lodge are taking part in sponsored cycle around all the Lodges in the Province of Stirlingshire over two days in October and concluding at 176.

Baptist Church

The services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by Rev. Norman Graham. Visitors are always welcome. The children and young folk meet during the morning worship and a crèche is available during all services. Rainbow Hour for over-60s meets this Tuesday at 2 p.m. for the fortnightly informal meeting and afternoon tea. New members (male or female) will be welcome and transport can be arranged if needed. Bible study and prayer groups meet in various venues during the week.