Maddiston news from Thursday, August 28

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Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone the main office in Grangemouth on 01324 473695, visit our website www.falkirkcreditunion.co.uk or pop into your local branch at Maddiston Community Education Centre, which is open every Friday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Evangelical Church

Sunday Services begin at 10 a.m. with Communion followed by the Family Service at 11.30 a.m. when the guest speaker is Norman Liddell (Scottish Bible Society). His subject is “Counting the Cost”. Luke 14. Children can go into their own groups at 12 p.m. Sunday School, Youth Bible Group and Creche. The evening service begins at 6.30 p.m. when the speaker will be Zach Watt from Glasgow. His subject will be “ A Faith that Brings Peace”. James 3: 13-4:3. The parent and toddler group will meet on Monday at 9.30 a.m. The Prayer meeting will take place on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

Salvation Army

A warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army. Morning Worship is every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston. The weekly programme is as follows: Tuesday, Lunch Club, 12.30 p.m.; Ladies’ Meeting, 2 p.m.; Kids Club (5 - 12 year olds), 5.30 p.m. Thursday, Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m. Friday, Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. All welcome. For further information contact (01324) 711973. The organisation is looking to develop our programme and is always looking for volunteers.

Golf Club

Local singing sensation Kirsty Docherty visits the club on Saturday from 9 p.m. - 12.45 a.m. There will be no entry on the night and tickets, priced £3, can be booked through the usual sources, Tam Forsyth, Zander or at the bar. Meanwhile, a domino competition continues every Sunday afternoon when a ‘Coo Pie’ can be won.

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.

Sectarian Discussion

Open Community Discussion – Tackling Sectarianism in your area. Come along to discuss whether or not you believe this is an issue in your community with speaker Mark Adams at Maddiston Community Centre, Saturday, September 13 at 11.30 a.m. - 2 p.m. The meeting has been organised by Central Scotland Regional Equality Council. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Community Council

At the current time the community council is involved in appealing to Falkirk Council that a new planning application ought to be required if human waste is to be processed at Craigend Works. Meanwhile, the committee is researching the impact of processing this material with the support of our neighbouring community councils. We are grateful that the cost of connecting private properties to the new gas main is being taken up by Falkirk Council officials after receipt of complaints from pensioners. Good news - after the success of our badger watch arranged by Muiravonside Park staff earlier this year, a further repeat watch has been arranged for the October mid-term break.