Shieldhill news from Thursday, August 28

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Gospel Hall

Timeout-14, the monthly Friday programme for boys and girls, will be held on Friday at 6.30 p.m. All children and adults are invited. The Christian gospel will be preached on Sunday at 6.30 p.m. (note time). All are invited to come and hear this important message. The Mums and Tots resume on Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. with free play facilities and tea and coffee available. Everyone is free to come and go as they please. For further information contact Anna Hunter at (01324) 333329. For all other information for transport etc, contact Roy Marshall at (01324) 713835.

Association AGM

Shieldhill Community Education Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 4 at 7.30 p.m. in Shieldhill Community Wing, Main Street, Shieldhill. This will be followed by an ordinary meeting. All interested parties welcome.

Friday Club

Shieldhill Friday Club senior citizens group is on tomorrow (August 29) at 11.30 a.m. in Shieldhill Community Wing, Main Street, Shieldhill. This week’s session will be gentle exercise. If you would like more information or would like to come along please contact the Community Wing on (01324) 508546.

Parish Church

Last Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev. Louise McClements assisted by Mrs Amanda MacQuarrie. Worship this Sunday will take place at the usual time of 10 a.m. when the Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated. Mrs Liz Orr will also join us in worship on Sunday and update us on how her training for readership is progressing. Sunday School children meet in the church hall at 9.45 a.m. and new members will be most welcome. The banner/craft group meets on Fridays at 2 p.m. in the church hall. Sunday morning services are recorded and a CD is available for anyone who is housebound or unable to attend church. The church magazine, photo gallery and other church information are available on the website www.bsandm-church.org.uk.

Community Council

Shieldhill & California Community Council’s next meeting will be held in the Community wing, next to Shieldhill Primary School, tonight (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome. If you have any issues you wish to raise or highlight, please attend.

S’kids Playgroup

S’kids Pre-school Centre is based in Shieldhill and can offer places for children aged 2 - 5 years. Our centre is a great first step for children who are learning to settle away from family and help them become confident before the school nursery. We encourage them to interact with other children and learn social skills such as sharing and caring. We take children from all areas and have a well equipped playroom and garden. You can call us on (01324) 639052 to arrange a visit or info pack or visit www.skidspreschoolcentre.co.uk.