Maddiston news from Thursday, June 18

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Evangelical Church

Sunday services start at 10 a.m. with Communion followed by 11 a.m. by a time of fellowship with refreshments. The family service is at 11.30 a.m. when the speaker will be Eric Scott Jnr. from Edinburgh. The Soloist will be his daughter, Lesley Scott. Children and your people can go into their own groups at noon, Discovery Club Extra, Creche and Young Bible Group. The evening service is at 6.30 p.m. when there will be Bible teaching from Stephen McQuoid from Bellshill. His theme is entitled “The God who defeats death” 2 Kings 4:8-41. The parent and toddler group has now finished for the summer period. The prayer meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

History Group

The next meeting of Maddiston & Rumford Local History Group will be on Thursday, June 25 at 1 p.m. in Maddiston Education and Community Centre, all welcome.

Summer Fun

On Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. there is a fun day at Maddiston Primary School. Please come along and support the school and have a lots of fun. On the day we will be running a pocket money stall, a tombola, bottle hoopla, lucky lolly and soak the teacher. We will have a selection of stalls selling jewellery, candles, cards, hair accessorises and lots lots more as well as a stall raising money for Strathcarron Hospice. Try your luck at beat the goalie or shoot a hoop in our basketball competition. Enjoy some time on our bouncy castle and relax with a burger from our BBQ. We will also have a display from Kuk Sool Wan martial arts group as well as a visit from some super heroes. The Emergency services will also be on hand and you can see inside a police car or a fire engine. Running alongside the fun day we will have a car boot sale at the front of the school. A pitch is £10 and this is normally very popular. To secure your space at the car boot sale please call or text Alan with your details on 07411 151577. The community centre will also be taking part in our fun day and will be running their community café along with a selection of stalls. We hope to see you for a day of fun.

Community Centre

Events and activities on at Maddiston Community Centre for today and the next week include; Today (Thursday) Giggles Toddlers Group, 12.30-2.30 p.m.; Kempo Ju-Jitsu, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Credit Union, 10 a.m.–noon; Community Café, 8.45–1 p.m. On Saturday there will be a ‘Fun Day’ held in conjunction with Maddiston PTA held at the school, but a café and events will be held at the Community Centre from 11a.m.–2 p.m. Monday, Personal Development Group, 9.30-11.30 a.m. Tuesday, Giggles Group, 9.30–11.30 a.m.; Kempo Ju-Jitsu, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Child-minding Group, 9.30–11.30 a.m. A Fast Track IT class is being held 9.30 a.m.–noon (call 501696 for information). The Youth Clubs will not be held on Wednesday, but there will be a Youth Club disco on Friday, June 26 to celebrate the end of term. We also have an IT suite for public use for internet access, email 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.

Golf Club

John Brown would be happy to hear from anyone interested in golfing lessons at the club and can be reached on 07708 324 900 or (01324) 711277. Meanwhile, 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 the Minister Rev. Louise McClements. During the intimations a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan, our ‘organist’ for the service. This Sunday, morning service will commence at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. The Falkirk Foodbank and the Falkirk Homeless project is still ongoing and there is a box in the vestibule to collect any donations for these causes. Any magazine articles for our next newsletter should go to Yvonne at Shieldhill Church as soon as possible. If anyone is interested in receiving a copy of the morning service please see Jackie Napier after the service. The Haining Nursing Home is holding a Joseph and his amazing Technicolor Dreamboat theme Friday in the ‘Home’ from 1 p.m. Come along and share in the fun.