District News for Thursday, February 20

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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 www.falkirkcreditunion.co.uk or pop into your local branch at Maddiston Community Education Centre, which is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. The union is looking for new volunteers so if you have a couple of hours to spare on a Friday morning, please contact the office on 01324 473695 or call in at the collection for an application form.

Evangelical Church

The youth club will be held on Friday from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m in the Maddiston Community Centre. All S1-6 youth welcome. The family service will be held on Sunday at 11.30 a.m. the guest speaker will be Jackie locke from New Stevenson. Children can go into their own groups from 11.55 a.m. till 12.30 p.m. Creche for under-3s, Discovery Club Extra for children aged three to P7 and the Youth Group for S1-6. The evening service is at 6.30 p.m. and will be taken by Allan McKinnon from Glasgow. The parent and toddler group takes place on Monday at 9.30 a.m. the Discovery Club will be held at 6.30 p.m. The men’s fellowship will take place on Tuesday at 2.15 p.m. The guest speaker will be Tom Bathgate from Edinburgh. The prayer meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

Salvation Army

A warm welcome awaits 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.; Ladies’ Meeting 2 p.m.; Kids Club (5 - 12 year olds), 5.30 p.m. Thursday - Parent & Toddlers 9.30 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m. Friday - Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. All welcome. For further information contact (01324) 711973. We are looking to develop our programme and are always looking for volunteers.

Golf Club

Another live entertainment night has been arranged at Polmont Golf Club on March 1. Fire Me Up will performs and tickets, priced £3, can be booked through Tam Forsyth, Zander, or enquire at the bar. Patrons should note that a ticket is essential as there is no entry at the door on the night. Meanwhile, a domino competition goes ahead every Sunday in the Manuelrigg premises at 4 p.m. All are welcome and winners can look forward to the first prize of a Coo Pie.

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 - 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.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday, the Service was conducted by the Minister Rev. Louise McClements. This Sunday, Morning Service will be held at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. The Sunday Club meets at the same time. Our church is now registered with the Falkirk Food Bank. If you, as members, know anyone in the parish who would benefit from food parcels, please give their names to the minister. There are boxes in the church for your donations to both this project, and for the Falkirk Homeless Project.

Community Centre

Events and activities on at Maddiston Community Centre for today and the next week include: Today (Thursday) the Giggles toddlers group will meet 12.30 – 2.30 p.m.; Friday - the Credit Union will be open 10 a.m. – noon and the Community Café is also open 8.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. and the Senior Youth Club is on from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.; Monday - The Citizens Advice Bureau will be here to give advice on benefits etc and the Personal Development Class is on 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. (call 01324 720960 for information); Tuesday - the Giggles Group will meet 9.30 – 11.30 a.m.; Wednesday - the Childminding Group meets 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. and a Fast Track IT class is being held 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. (call 501696 for information). Also on Wednesday the Hippodrome will be holding a Festival of Silent Cinema, renowned story teller Andy Cannon is joined by two of Scotland’s leading folk musicians for a fun and creative performance-based workshop and screening bringing to life the gestures, expressions and visual language of early silent films from the Scottish Screen Archive – this will be on between 1 – 2 p.m., please feel welcome to join us; the Zumba class will begin 7 – 8 p.m.; Central Equality is calling all young people aged 10+ to get involved in drama, performance and meeting new people. The project is an innovative new theatre project for young people aged 10+ that will use drama to explore and challenge sectarianism in the community on Wednesday 4.30 - 5.30 p.m., P4-P7, please call Clair on (01324) 610950. There is an IT suite for public use for internet access, email access, filling in online forms, job searches homework and printing/copying. For more information and opening times please call the centre on (01324) 720960.