Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, April 2

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Gala Fundraiser

To raise much needed funds, the Denny and Dunipace Gala team is hosting a quiz night at Denny Bowling Club on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are £4 per person. Teams of between four and six members are welcome. Come along have fun, and show how clever you are, and have your name put on the shield as the champions for 2015.

Denny Old

The Walk of Witness takes place tomorrow (Friday) leaving from St Alexander’s Church at 10.30 a.m. The Floral Cross will once again be erected in the church grounds and you are invited to bring along a few daffodils for decoration. Also, the church will be decorated for Easter on Saturday from 2 p.m. and if you can spare some time to come along and help this will be very much appreciated. The early service on Easter Sunday takes place at Denny Old at 8.30 a.m., followed by breakfast in the hall. The family service follows at 11 a.m., led by Sandra Mathers. The Girls’ Brigade is having an Easter Break for two weeks and will resume on Monday, April 20. A reminder again of the Forth Bridge crossing for Christian Aid on Saturday, April 25 from 2 p.m. Elders please note there are still some magazines to be uplifted and delivered. All intimations for Sunday service to be with Janet Rhodes by tonight (Thursday) at the latest.

Dunipace Church

The Easter Walk of Witness takes place tomorrow (Friday) at 10.30 a.m. from St Alexander’s church. The early Sunday service at Denny Old is at 8.30 a.m. followed by breakfast. Easter Sunday praise at Dunipace Church is at 11 a.m. led by Rev. Dr Jean Gallacher. The next coffee morning is on Tuesday, April 7 from 10 a.m.-noon in the church hall. The first 125th anniversary event is on April 25 from 2-4 p.m. and is a ‘Mad Hatters’ afternoon tea.

Westpark Church

A Holy Week service takes place tonight (Thursday) at Westpark Parish Church at 7.30 p.m. and tomorrow at Denny Baptist Church at the same time. The Good Friday Walk of Witness will this year depart from St Alexander’s. Those wishing to take part should meet at St Alexander’s at 10.30 a.m. On Easter Sunday, an open air service takes place in front of Denny Old at 8.30 a.m., all welcome. At Westpark, the Rev. Ray Thomson will lead worship at 10.30 a.m. Kidzone take part at the start of the service then move to the halls to enjoy their own activities. Creche facilities are also available. The Wednesday Welcome is open from 10 a.m. for fellowship over tea or coffee followed by a short service from 11.15-11.45 a.m. Please note that the Open Door is open from 10.30 a.m.-1 p.m. today (Thursday). All welcome. The Wednesday Ladies will hold a coffee morning on April from 10 a.m.-noon.

Baptist Church

The Holy week joint services continue tonight (Thursday) at Westpark Church, Denny, and tomorrow at the Baptist Church, both at 7.30 p.m. There is also a Walk of Witness for Good Friday commencing at 10.30 a.m. from St. Alexander.s Church. Everyone is invited to these Easter celebrations. The Sunday services in the Baptist Church at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by the Rev. Norman Graham with believers’ Baptism being held during the evening service. Children and young people meet during the morning worship. Rainbow Hour for over-60s meet this Tuesday at 2 p.m. for the informal fortnightly meeting and afternoon tea. New members will be warmly welcomed.

Burns Club

Denny Cross Burns club held its March meeting in the Masonic hall last Friday evening, secretary Gordon Blair in the chair. After routine business he introduced the guest speaker for the evening vice-president Martin McMenemy who presented the annual digital film show. The show consisted of various visitations the club had made, members own pictures and some golden oldies that some members would rather not have seen! In all it made for a very entertaining evening. The next meeting will be the agm on Friday, April 24 at 7.30 p.m., all members are asked to attend. All monies for the annual drive must be paid to the treasurer at this meeting. Finally a committee meeting will take place on Monday, April 13 at 8 p.m.

Masonic News

A regular meeting of Lodge St. Andrew, Denny & Loanhead, No. 176 was held on Thursday with depute master Archie Mackay chairing the meeting. One candidate was passed to the second degree in a fine ceremony by Lodge Polmont No. 793, led by their RWM Alan Simpson. This is a year of historical importance at the Lodge, celebrating 225 years since the granting of our charter, and all members, current and previous are urged to get involved. More details will be revealed at a meeting on April 9 when the business will also include the master mason degree.

Prize Bingo

Denny Bowling Club is holding a prize bingo on Thursday, April 9 at 7.30 p.m. Everyone is very welcome. The opening of the green is on Saturday, April 11, with a 2 p.m. start.

Strathcarron Fundraiser

Thanks go to everyone who supported the recent Friends of Strathcarron Hospice Easter coffee morning on March 21 it Denny Parish Church hall. The fantastic sum of £901.60 was realised.