Maddiston news from Thursday, January 29

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Evangelical Church

The Youth Club meets on Friday in the Maddiston Community Centre from 7.30-9 p.m. All S1-6 welcome. Sunday services start at 10 a.m.with Communion. The Family Service is at 11.30 a.m. when the speaker will be Bryan Dick from Maddiston. The Praise Band will also be taking part. Groups leave the service at noon. Creche for under-3s, Discovery group Extra for P3-7 and Youth Bible Group for S1-6. At the 6.30 p.m. there will be Bible teaching from Sandy Anderson/Gavin Sunderland MEC. The parent and toddler group meets on Monday at 9.30 a.m. The Discovery Club starts at 6.30 p.m. The ladies hour is on Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. Yvonne Anderson from Maddiston will give a demonstration on Card Making. Irene Barnes from Polmont will give the epilogue. The prayer meeting is on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

History Group

Maddiston & Rumford Local History Group will hold its now annual celebration of Burns today (Thursday) at 1-3 p.m. with songs from David Leask and poems from David Malloch. Haggis neeps and tatties will be served and all for free, anyone who wishes to join us will be made most welcome.

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, FK2 0LU. 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 Major Sadie Bell.

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 in Muiravonside Parish Church will commence at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. and will be conducted by the Minister 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 on Thursday, February 5 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. The Haining Nursing Home Service takes place at the Haining Home on Tuesday, February 10 at 1.45 p.m.

Community Council

The concerns of many residents about additional proposals to build in the village and the possibility of an access road from the A801 bypass through the Barretts estate and past the primary school were discussed with members of the council’s planning department. All residents who have concerns should write objecting to these developments. The further concern about the adequacy of the size of the primary school raised at our last meeting is being pursued. Further information will be available at our next community council meeting on Thursday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in the community centre.