Maddiston news from Thursday, October 9

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Evangelical Church

The Youth Club will be held on Friday, in Maddiston Community Centre from 7.30 to 9 p.m. All S1-S6 pupils welcome. Communion service is at 10 a.m. on Sunday followed by the Family service at 11.30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Michael Guile from Linlithgow. Children and young teens can leave the service and go into their own group at noon, Discovery Group Extra, Creche and Youth Bible Group. The evening service is at 6.30 p.m. when there will be Bible teaching from Willie Hutchison from Strathaven. His topic is entitled “Is the World Out of control?”, Psalm 2. There will be no parent and toddler groups or Discovery Group this week owing to the school holidays. The Men’s Fellowship meets on Tuesday at 2.15 p.m. the guest speaker will be Frank Riddell from Brightons. The Prayer Meeting will be held on Wednesday, at 7.30 p.m.

Community Council

Maddiston Community Council is addressing the issues of the deep standing water at Glendevon Drive and the treatment and spreading of human sewage on surrounding farms. Information is available regarding the latter in Maddiston Community Centre.

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 to 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.

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., (a two course meal with tea/coffee and biscuits for £3); Ladies’ Meeting, 2 p.m.; Kids Club (5 - 12 year olds), 5.30 p.m. Thursday - Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m.; Parayer and Bible Study, 6 p.m. Friday - Parent and Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. Monthly on a Saturday evening there is a special event and all are welcome to all events. A very special event will take place on Friday, October 17, when the popular Cool Creatures visit the Parent and Toddler Club from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m. All parents and school children will be made most welcome when there will be the opportunity to look, and even handle, various exotic creatures like snakes, meercats, turtles, spiders etc and admission of £1 includes tea and coffee. For further information, contact (01324) 711973. Meanwhile, the organisation is always looking to develop its programme and it is looking for volunteers.

Golf Club

There are still a few tickets left for Saturday evening’s big cabaret featuring Heartbeat, a popular group that incorporates 60s and 70s music with their own brand of comedy. The event runs from 8 p.m. till midnight and tickets costing £10 are available from the clubhouse bar. There will be no entry at the door on the night. Meanwhile, a domino competition continues every Sunday afternoon at the Manuelrigg Premises when a ‘Coo Pie’ can be won.

History Meeting

Maddiston and Rumford Local History Group will hold its next meeting in Maddiston Community Centre on Monday, October 13 at 1 p.m. We will be discussing the publication of the first of a series of books dealing with the history of Muiravonside. The first book will detail the fatalities endured by the parish during the First World War, listing each individual with a photo (where available) and background information such as where born, when enlisted, where they were killed etc. New members are always welcome.

Family History

The Family History group will meet in Maddiston Community Centre on Tuesday, October 14. The group is open to anyone with an interest in their family history.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday morning service at 11.30 a.m. in Muiravonside Parish Church was conducted by Mrs Amanda McQuarrie. During the Intimations a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan who was our organist for the service. Thanks Jacqueline. The boxes are still available in church for any donations towards the Falkirk Foodbank and the Falkirk Homeless Project. Anyone interested in receiving a copy of the Morning service on CD please contact Jackie Napier. This Sunday morning service is at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. The Choir meets on Tuesdays at 2.30 p.m. New members will be made very welcome. The Banner group meets every Friday at Shieldhill Church hall at 2 p.m.