Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, October 30

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Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone the main office in Grangemouth on (01324) 473695, visit our website or pop into your local branch at Denny Community Flat, Bridge Crescent, Denny which is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon and every Thursday 6-7 p.m. There is now also a collection at Denny Old Parish Church in Duke Street every Wednesday from 10-11.30 a.m.

Dunipace Church

On Sunday morning worship will include a Memorial Service for the bereaved conducted by the Rev. Jean Gallacher. The Board meets on November 3 at 7.30 p.m. in the Hall. There is a Coffee Morning on Tuesday, November 4 10.00 a.m.-noon – come along and sample the Home Baking and Fellowship. The Story Club meets on Friday, November 7 at 6.30 p.m. Children who can sing can come along on Sunday at 3 p.m. with David Faulds. All weekly meet in the Church Hall. Mens Club on Tuesday, Rainbows and the Choir on Wednesday, Brownies and Badminton Club on Thursday.

Baptist Church

A Fun Day has been arranged for this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Bouncy Castle, Crafts, Games, Book Stall, tea/coffee, juice and cake. Entry is £1 with proceeds going towards funds for a new boiler for the Church. The services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by the Rev. Norman Graham. Visitors are always welcome. The children and young people meet during the morning service and Communion will be held during this service too. The ladies Monday Mix meet this Monday, November 3for their monthly meeting. Rainbow Hour for over 60s meet this Tuesday at 2 p.m. for the fortnightly informal meeting and afternoon tea.

Denny Old

The Time-Out Group meets tomorrow (Friday) at 8 p.m. in the Wheelhouse. Anyone needing a life should contact Irene on 892226. The Worship on Sunday will be at 11 a.m., and will be led by Sandra Mathers. The Sunday Club meets at the same time. Creche facilities will be available. The Lunch Box is open on Monday from 11 a.m.-1.30 p.m. for soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee and home baking. All welcome. The Girls’ Brigade meets on Monday at 6.30 p.m. in the hall, and is open to all girls of school age. The Congregational Board meets on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in the hall.

Toddler Praise

Toddler Praise will take place in Denny Old Parish Church on Wednesday, November 5, from 1-2.30 p.m. All toddlers welcome.

Probus Club

President Allan Hay welcomed 17 members and guest speakers Billy and Ann Falconer, representing the ‘Hearing Dogs for Deaf People‘ organisation, to the meeting. After dealing with club business the president introduced Billy Falconer who began by explaining that he had lost his hearing as a result of a road traffic accident when he was 10 years old. This event had a profound effect on him and shattered his self-confidence as he found that he could not connect with his social friends and work mates, who failed to appreciate the difficulties he was encountering. A dramatic change in his life took place when he was introduced to his first hearing dog ‘Dougal’, a Jack Russell terrier and people actually began to try to talk to him. For the first time for years people began to look at him face to face so he was able to practice his ‘lip reading’ skills and engage in at least limited conversations. This proved a considerable breakthrough and so improved his confidence that he has been able to become active in many fields of activity. Billy assisted by his wife Margaret showed a couple of short video presentations which demonstrated the amazing help that these dog provide to deaf people and his current dog Rico, a cocker spaniel, demonstrated some of his talents to the audience. At the end of his talk Billy answered several questions from the floor of the house. The vote of thanks was given by the President who presented Billy with a cheque on behalf of the Club. The next meeting is on November 10 and the topic will be Water Aid

Car Boot

Dunipace Primary Parents Association is holding a car boot sale on November 8 from 8 a.m. for sellers and 8.30 a.m. for buyers. Anyone looking to book a car in please contact – £10 if you have your own table or £15 if you require one.

Buggy Group

The Denny and DuniPACERS buggy group leaves the Home-Start offices every Friday at the new time of 10.30 a.m. All welcome. For more information contact the Home-start office on (01324) 829444 or email

Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street, Denny and is open today (Thursday), Friday, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A legal clinic is held every four weeks on Wednesdays by appointment only (4-5 p.m.). Outreach clinics are held at the Community Education Wing at Bankier Primary School today (Thursday) from 10 a.m.-noon, at Bridge Crescent Community Flat on Tuesday from 9.30 a.m.-noon and Denny Parish Church Hall on Wednesday from 9.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m. Telephone service (Citizens Advice Direct) available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on (01324) 823118. Neighbourhood Watch

More members required to join Denny and District Community Council Neighbourhood watch. Objective is to establish one large watch for DD Community Alerts possibilities by e-mail. Two streets have already moved to DDCC watch to allow better communication. For more information please

Masonic Lodge

The annual church service of Lodge St. Andrew (Denny & Loanhead) No. 176 will be on Sunday in the Parish Church, Denny. Members and their families are most welcome. Brethren should meet in the hall at 2.30 p.m. for a 3 p.m. start. The service will be conducted by Rev. John Jenkinson, Past Substitute Grand Master. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. RWM Kevin McLean has arranged for letters to be sent to all members on the Lodge roll inviting them to attend the service. Annual Christmas Draw raffle tickets are also enclosed along with a syllabus. Any member who does not receive a letter should contact secretary John Bell. Last Thursday, Lodge St. John Slamannan No. 484 visited and carried out a fine second degree ceremony under the guidance of their new RWM Bro. Graham McComb. There is a Halloween Party night for adults and their children on Saturday. Places can now be reserved for the country and western night featuring Buzzard Creek on November 22. The next regular meeting has been moved one night to Friday, November 14 and will be a third degree carried out by Brethren who took part in the recent sponsored cycle and the proceeds of the night will be added to the funds for Prostate Scotland.

Westpark Guild

Denny Westpark Church is hosting a concert on Tuesday, November 4, at 7.30 p.m., when Sweet Harmony Barbershop Chorus will entertain. Tickets priced £5 which includes a light supper are available from Guild members or pay at the door.

Westpark Church

Service on Sunday will be at 10.30 a.m. The service will be led by Rev. Phyllis Wilson. Kidzone take part at the start of the service then move to the halls to enjoy their own activities. Creche facilities are also available. All Church Groups details in the Church website. On Wednesday morning 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. to 1 p.m. for tea, coffee and lunch. There is a choice of two soups, main course, sandwiches, sweet or fruit loaf at reasonable prices. All welcome. Please note that the collating and checking of the Blythswood shoeboxes will take place on November 21. More details will follow.