Maddiston news from Thursday, December 11

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Evangelical Church

Sunday services start at 10 a.m. with Communion. The Family Service is at 11.30 a.m. and the guest speaker will be Geoff Ruston from Lockerbie. The evening service is at 6.30 p.m. when there will be Bible Teaching from Geoff Ruston. He will speak on “Zecharia’s Song”, Luke chapter one. There will be no parent and toddler group until January 12 owing to the Christmas holidays. The church prayer meeting is on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

History Group

Maddiston & Rumford Local History Group would like to thank all those who helped the group with the ceilidh last Saturday. We had a great evening of song and dance and we raised over £100 for the Community Centre. Another ceilidh is planned for February so look out your dancing shoes. The next meeting of the History Group is January 12. We wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Salvation Army

A very warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army. Sunday Worship is at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston. The weekly programme is: Tuesday, Lunch Club, 12.30 p.m. (a two course meal plus tea/coffee and biscuits for £3 – everyone welcome); Ladies Meeting, 2 p.m. (this week a Carol Service); Kids Club (5 to 12-year-olds), 5.30 p.m. Thursday, Parent and Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. Friday, Parent and Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. and monthly. On Saturday evening there is a special event as advertised. All welcome. For further information contact (01324) 711793. We are always looking to develop our programme and are looking for volunteers. On Sunday we have a Family Service with the children from the Kidz Club and Parent & Toddlers presenting the Nativity, plus favourite Christmas Carols and music with refreshments afterwards. Please extend an invitation to family, friends and neighbours. The service will be led by our Minister, Envoy David Robertson.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday’s morning service was conducted by the Minister, Rev. Louise McClements. The advent candle for the Second Sunday of Advent was lit by Miss Prya Small. During the Intimations a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan who was our organist for the service. This Sunday morning service will commence at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. and will be conducted by the Minister. The Sunday Club meets at the same time. A great night was spent at Camelon Parish Church for the Ordination of Amanda McQuarrie - congratulations Amanda! The Christmas Fayre raised the sum of £1076 for church funds, thanks to everyone who helped out! The ‘Santa Drive’ takes place tonight (Thursday) starting at 7 p.m. in Maddiston Community Centre. Tickets are £2 for adults and £1.50 for children. Tea/coffee, shortbread, and mince pies served at the interval. Muiravonside Choral Society Christmas concert takes place in church on Sunday at 4 p.m.

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.

Golf Club

Another night of entertainment has been arranged for Saturday, January 10 when popular four piece band the Van Ds returns to the club. The event runs from 8.30 p.m. until 12.45 a.m. and tickets, priced £5, are available from Tam Forsyth, Zander or at the bar. The evening is in support of the Institute of Neurological Science at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital and all are welcome. Meanwhile, a domino competition continues every Sunday afternoon at the Manuelrigg Premises when a Coo Pie can be won.