Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, June 19

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Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church (Sunday School) meets during the service and new members are always welcome.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be a family service incorporating The Sunday Club Prizegiving and will be conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack who continues to provide pastoral care, available on (01324) 832011. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service and an opportunity to interact with the moderator in a discussion over the content of the sermon. From 4-6 p.m. there is a Messy Church afternoon with fun, games, activities and worship for all. A closing meal is provided for everyone. All welcome to either service. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet in the lesser hall at 1 p.m.

Toddler Group

Looking for a fun, social activity to fill up your week with your wee one(s)? Come along to Larbert West Toddlers & Twos Group. The group is for 0-5 years and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.30-11.15 a.m. during term time, at Larbert West Church. Your wee one(s) will have some playmates and you can have a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. Call playleader Clare on 07870 567116 to reserve your place.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol at the Dobbie Hall on Thursday 7-8 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 p.m. Also class at Carrongrange School on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. until noon and pitches cost £6 for one and £9 for two. Tables are available for anyone wishing to make some money from unwanted items and all money raised benefits the Hall Trust. For hall and pitch bookings call (01324) 570450.

Al Anon

A meeting of the above takes place every Friday in Larbert Old Church Hall at 8 p.m. The meetings allow people to share experiences and gain advice on coping with family members suffering from alcoholism. The group also meets in Grahamston United Church, Falkirk, on Monday evenings at the same time. For a local contact number call 0141 339 8884.

North Broomage

Slimming World consultant, Libby, invites ladies and gents and young adults aged 11 – 15 to join her very friendly group at the club every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. She can be contacted on (01324) 832152. Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. The club is available for hire to accommodate birthday parties, weddings etc. and further information is available by calling the club after 6 p.m. on 552685.

East Playgroup

Larbert East Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The playgroup is for children of two years six months and upwards and runs on Tuesday through to Friday at Larbert East Church from 9.20-11 a.m. There is also a Monday Twos club from 9.30-11 a.m. and a Toddlers Group goes ahead on a Wednesday from 9.30-11 a.m. Anyone interested in joining any of these groups will be welcomed at the church at the above times.

Burnhead Cabaret

Burnhead Bowling Club is running a cabaret on Saturday when top vocalist Alan Parker entertains members and friends. Tickets, priced £5, are available from committee members or enquire at the bar.

Badminton Club

The club meets in the games hall at Larbert High School every Monday between 8.15-9 p.m.

Toddler Group

Toddlers, Tots and Twos runs at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue every Thursday. The facility is for 0-3 year olds and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Thursday mornings between 9.30-11 a.m. The cost is £1 per child and includes snacks. A warm welcome awaits and for further information call Alison on 07983 534424.

Aerobics Class

Aerobics and conditioning classes go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church from 6.25-7.30 p.m. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192 or 07859 933877.

Ochilview Bar

Tonight (Thursday) the quiz goes on as usual in the lounge of the former Warriors Club at 8 p.m. Entry is £1 and winning team takes all. The Play Your Cards Right game also features on the same evening.

Barbershop Singing

Sweet Harmony Barbershop Chorus meets for practice every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in Larbert East Church Hall (Kirk Wynd) when new members will be made most welcome. If you’d like to give it a go, phone Ian the conductor on (01324) 832188. Or, if you would like the chorus to come and entertain your group or organisation, please contact secretary, Bill, on (01324) 712362.

Bhuddism Meeting

Practitioners of Nichiren Bhuddism meet once a month in the Rotary Hall, Larbert – next to the Dobbie Hall – and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Further information is available on website www.sgi-uk.org.

Larbert Bowling

Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in Larbert Bowling Club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Stenhousemuir Bowling

The Church Street premises hosts another cabaret on Saturday, June 21, when popular vocalist Heather Ann entertains. Entry is £3 and the act takes the stage around 9 p.m. following the bingo. David Taylor will fill any gaps with his disco.

Larbert East

Last Sunday, during the morning service, Caleb Cairns Love, baby son of Jillian and Kyle Love was welcomed into the family of the church through the Sacrament of Baptism. On Sunday, the morning service at 10.30 a.m. will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite. This is the Young Church Prizegiving Family Service. The Young Church meets in the halls before the service and crèche will be held in the Session Room. There will be tea/coffee served in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. The Young Church trip to Muiravonside Country Park will be after the morning service and members are invited to come. There will be a barbeque so bring along your lunch and it will be cooked for you. Transport can be organised if needed, please contact any of the Young Church leaders.

Metafit Classes

A Metafit Falkirk class is on every Monday at the Dobbie Hall, Larbert 8 p.m. and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir Sports Centre 10.15 a.m. All welcome. For more information call 07739 718361.

Pentecostal Church

On Sunday, June 22, the morning service will commence at 11.15 a.m. in Larbert High School and the speaker will be Pastor Dan Blyth from Hillsong London. Teas and coffees will be available from 10.30-11 a.m. The evening service will commence at 6.15 p.m. in the church on Broomage Avenue and the speaker will be Pastor Michael Rollo.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community welcomes all. Meetings are as follows: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to noon. Pastor Alex Paton will be taking this service. Sunday Worship is from 2.30-3.30 p.m. Major John McCaffrey will be leading the worship with a special guest speaker. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. Major John McCaffrey will be speaking. Wednesday Joint Prayer will be from 7-8 p.m. Headway Falkirk’s Memory Group meet on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. If you or a family member has an acquired brain injury and needs help, please call Stuart on 07400 449433. Craft Group every Wednesday from 1.30-3.30 p.m. Cornerstone Full Gospel Church hold a coffee morning from 10 a.m. to noon each Friday. The women’s breakfast will be held on Saturday from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and Andrea Brown will speak.

Larbert Rotary

President Martin Nicol welcomed members and guests from Vale of Carron and Falkirk Rotary Clubs to last Wednesday’s meeting at Carmuirs Golf Club. After dinner, President Martin introduced the evenings speaker, Gillian Niven, a member of Soroptimist International Falkirk. During Summer 2013, Gillian and a colleague took on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Accompanied by a party of guides, porters and caterers, Gillian and her colleague undertook the six day trek by following the Rongai route, one of seven recognised routes to the summit. Despite months of preparation to ensure that they were properly equipped and physically capable of undertaking the climb, Gillian used slides to illustrate how difficult the endeavour proved to be. After enduring freezing cold temperatures and very basic toilet facilities, arrival at the summit represented a real achievement, as well as a sense of relief. The money raised from the climb was split between the Maternity Unit at Mukono Health Centre and Strathcarron Hospice. After a very informative talk and slideshow that enthralled those in attendance, Martin Scott gave the vote of thanks. Next weeks meeting will take the form of a club outing in support of Larbert High School by attending their Summer production of ‘Fame’. Thanks to everyone who attended or supported the successful fundraising event held in the Dobbie Hall last Saturday evening. Abba Tribute band Swede Dreamz, played to a full house and entertained the packed audience with covers of all of Abba’s biggest hits. The sum of £2000 was raised in aid of Strathcarron Hospice. Anyone looking to find out more about Rotary or interested in visiting our club can contact us through our website at www.rotarycluboflarbert.org where details of all our activities can also be found.

Braveheart Walks

Our lively walks in Larbert are full of friendly faces, who enjoy the scenery on serveral different routes around this area. Every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. we leave from FVRH, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a slower walk (average 30 minutes) both finishing in the cafe afterwords. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join a slower 30 minute (average) walk or brisker one hour walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.

Larbert Old

A warm and open invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday when the service will be led by Rev. John Brown. This is the Gift Presentation Service for the children of the church. Crèche provided. Please join us in the hall afterwards for tea and coffee. On Tuesday in the Rennie Lounge, the Kirk Session will meet at 7 p.m. and the Congregational Board afterwards at 8 p.m. Further information, email minister@larbertoldchurch.org.uk.