Maddiston news from Thursday, February 5

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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.

History Group

Maddiston & Rumford Local History Group will now hold its annual Burns celebration in Maddiston Community Centre on Monday from 1-3 p.m. Unfortunately the weather got in the way of the one planned for January 29, so hopefully the weather treats us a bit fairer this time. David Leask will be singing some traditional Scots songs which were collected by Burns as well as some songs that Burns penned himself and David Malloch will be reciting some Burns poetry. Haggis, neeps and tatties will be served courtesy of the lovely girls at the Community Centre - and all for free, so come along and join the fun.

Golf Club

A domino competition goes ahead at the Manuelrigg premises every Sunday afternoon when the winner can pick up a coo pie.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday, morning service in Muiravonside Parish Church was conducted by our Minister Rev. Louise McClements. During the Intimations a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan who was our organist for the service. This Sunday, the service will commence at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. and will be conducted by Rev. Louise McClements. The Sunday Club meets at the same time. There will be tea or coffee served after the service this Sunday. The ‘Santa Drive’ that had to be cancelled in December, will now take place as a ‘Beetle Drive’ and will be held in the Chapel Hall, Rumford on Tuesday, February 17 at 7 p.m. Your Santa tickets will still stand good for this event. More up to date news next week. The annual Memorial Service for those who have lost a loved one, takes place here in the church tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. The Haining Nursing Home Service takes place at the Haining Home on Tuesday at 1.45 p.m.

Salvation Army

A very warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army, anyone is welcome to attend any of our activities. Sunday Worship is at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston. For further information contact (01324) 711793. We are always looking to develop our programme and are looking for volunteers. The weekly programme is now back to normal. Mondays, 2 p.m., Prayer and Bible Study; 6.30 p.m. Songsters (Choir); Tuesdays, 12.30 p.m., Lunch Club, two-course meal plus tea/coffee and biscuits (£3); 2 p.m., Home League (Ladies Meeting); 5.30 p.m., Kidz Club. Thursdays, 9.30 a.m., Parent and Toddlers. Fridays, 9.30 a.m., Parent and Toddlers; 6 p.m., Praise Group; 6.30 p.m., Band. Next Sunday the service will be led by our Minister, Envoy David Robertson.