District News for Thursday, February 27

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Get your body and mind in shape. The local RSCDS Beginners Class will meet in Laurieston Primary School from 6.45-7.45 p.m. on a Tuesday night (no partner required and accompanied children are welcome). The general class follows from 7.45-9.15 p.m. For further details ring Alison on (01324) 631363.


There will be a concert in the Old Folks Hall on Wednesday, March 12, at 2 p.m. when Alistair Allen will come along to entertain. Tickets are £3 or pay at the door.

Parish Church

On Sunday, February 23, baby Aila Henderson Kennedy, daughter of Alan and Lindsay Kennedy, was welcomed into the church family by the Sacrament of Baptism. Welcome baby Aila. Tonight (Thursday) the Congregational Board and Kirk Session meet at 7 p.m. The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held after the morning service on Sunday, March 2. On door duty on Sunday, March 2, are Mrs I. Kowal, Mrs I. Strathie, Mrs J. Sherrat, and Mrs J. Letham, On tea duty are Mrs A. Gardner, Mr J. MacLennan, Mr G. Ferguson and Mr J.Christie. The flowers are being donated by E. Gillies. On Tuesday, March 4, the Guild annual general meeting takes place in the halls at 7.30 p.m. All welcome. The World Day of Prayer service in Slamannan Church is on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. The Lent Study Group in Laurieston Church Hall (Session Room) has the film Les Miserables on Thursday, March 6 at 2.30 p.m. There will be a prize for the best caption or word bubble suggestion for the minister’s photo. Entries cost £1 for the refurbishment fund. The closing date is Easter Sunday.

Gospel Hall

The preacher at the 3 p.m. Sunday Gospel meeting in the Cotton Lane Gospel Hall, will be Mr Walter Robertson from Barrhead. Tea and biscuits will be served afterwards. Everyone is welcome.

Cash bingo

An evening session is on Sundays in Laurieston Community Hall (in the park). Doors open 6 p.m. eyes down 6.45 p.m. Two snowballs to play for. Juice, tea, coffee, biscuits and pens available. Call 07773 991 931.

Community Council

See Redding & Westquarter.

Medium’s visit

Laurieston Spiritualist Church will have Nancy Patterson from Falkirk as guest medium for its service in the Old Folks Welfare Hall in Mary Street on Monday, March 3. Doors open 6.45 p.m., service starts 7.30 p.m. Everyone welcome.