Maddiston news from Thursday,

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Evangelical Church

The Youth Club will be held tomorrow (Friday) in Maddiston Community Centre from 7.30 to 9 p.m. All S1-6 pupils welcome. Communion Service is at 10 a.m. on Sunday followed by the Family Service at 11.30 a.m. which will take the form of the Harvest Thanksgiving Service when the guest speaker will be Willie McLean from East Kilbride. The soloist will be Linda Harper from Maddiston. Children and young teens can leave the service and go into their own groups at noon, Discovery Club, extra creche and Youth Bible group. The evening service is at 6.30 p.m. when there will be Bible teaching from Craig Dyer from Glasgow. The Parent and Toddler Group meet on Monday at 9.30 a.m. The Discovery Club for children from P2-7 will take place at 6.30 p.m. The Church Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday, morning service at 11.30 a.m. in Muiravonside Parish Church was conducted by Mrs Amanda McQuarrie. During the Intimations a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan who was our organist for the service. Thanks Jacqueline. Congratulations were then offered to Amanda on her ‘Graduation’. Well done Amanda. The boxes are still available in church for any donations towards the Falkirk Foodbank and the Falkirk Homeless project. Thanks go to all who helped in anyway for their efforts making the church so decorative for the Harvest Thanksgiving, and for their efforts in distribution from the harvest table. Thank you all. This Sunday, morning service at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. The choir meets on Tuesdays at 2.30 p.m. New members will be made very welcome. The Banner group meets every Friday in Shieldhill Church hall at 2 p.m.

Grandparents Initiative

A new a initiative will be launched on Friday at 11.30 a.m. in Maddiston Community Centre to encourage grandparents who provide childcare to meet for a bite of lunch and a chat. Maddiston Community Council will, as usual, meet at 7 p.m. in the community centre. All welcome.

Community Centre

Maddiston Community Centre events over the next week include: Thursday, Giggles Toddlers Group, 1-3 p.m.; Councillor Rosie Murray will be holding a surgery between 6-7 p.m.; Ju Jitsu, 7-8.30 p.m. Friday, Community Café, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (come along have a cuppa and something to eat meet other members of the community); Credit Union, 10 a.m.-noon. Monday, Citizens Advice Bureau (second and fourth Monday every month), 9.30 a.m.-noon. Tuesday, Giggles (toddlers group), 9.30-11.30 a.m.; The Family History Group meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon; Ju-Jitsu, 7–8.30 p.m. Wednesday, Fast Track IT class is being held from 9.30 a.m.-noon (call 501696 for information). We also have an IT suite for public use for internet access, e-mail access, filling in online forms, job searches homework and printing/copying. For any further information and opening times please call the centre on (01324) 720960.

Camera Club

Anyone with an interest in taking photographs, or photography generally, is invited to attend the above club when it meets every Wednesday in The Braes Children and Family Centre in Forgie Crescent from 7 - 8.30 p.m. The group, which has changed name to Braes Camera Club, has operated for some time at the site and the organisers would be happy to welcome new members.