District News from Thursday, February 20

La Port Precinct. Grangemouth
La Port Precinct. Grangemouth

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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 01324 473695, visit our website www.falkirkcreditunion.co.uk or pop into the main office at 4 Station Road, Grangemouth which is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and every Thursday 6:30-8 p.m.


Get your body and mind in shape! The local RSCDS class meets in Moray Primary School, Grangemouth from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on a Thursday night. Beginners please refer to our classes in the Laurieston section. For further details ring Alison on 01324-631363.


Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev Lorna MacDougall. Elders’ duties for Communion on Sunday, March 9 are posted in the usual places for information and action as required. Church magazines are now available for uplift by Elders. The Quiz Night, held on February 7, raised £202 and thanks go to all who participated in any way. Morning worship next Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. Sunday School meets, tea and coffee will be served after the service and there will be Vestry Hour consultation.


Film buffs of a certain vintage will remember Doris Day entrancing audiences worldwide with her rendering of “The Black Hills of Dakota” in the 1953 classic “Calamity Jane.” And at last week’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth it was veteran Ian Wall’s turn to entrance the club, with several prospective members in attendance, with his graphic account of those Black Hills of Dakota, suitably illustrated with slides taken during a recent holiday traveljing through South Dakota and Wyoming with his daughter Jennifer Kyle, a US resident, and her husband. His 900-mile round trip through those two states included an overnight stop in, wait for it, a small town called Wall. His visit included a visit to Mount Rushmore where images of four Presidents of the United States of America - Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt - are carved in the rock face. And elsewhere, following pressure by those whose ancestors occupied the land before the white man. another, but much larger creation of Crazy Horse, a noted indigenous American tribal leader of the 19th century, is in the process of being carved. The vote of thanks ws offered by past president Bob Leitch. Proceeds from the club’s Santa Sleigh collection were presented to representatives of local organisations before Monday evening’s club council meeting. The ever-successful Sportsman’s Dinner will be held at the Lapark Hotel on Friday evening.


The society is holding a coffee evening in Zetland Masonic Lodge, Bo’ness Road on Friday,HR Service March 7, at 7.30 p.m. There will be entertainment as well as a light supper. For tickets contact any choir member of telephone Moira Nicol on 07754805340.


The service on Sunday, February 23, will be conducted by the Minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. On February 26, the Women’s Association are holding a Devotional Evening with guest speaker Andrew Sarle, starting at 7.30 p.m.


The Reverend Aftab Gohar will conduct the service at 10.30 a.m. this Sunday, with the Sunday School and ABC meeting at the same time. There will be Crèche facilities as usual and tea and coffee will be served after worship Congratulations to the Kinneil Youth Brass Band and Church Choir on the wonderful concert, which they provided last Saturday. It was greatly appreciated by everyone who attended. The next Guild meeting is on Monday at 7.30 p.m., when members and friends can enjoy Flowers by the Two Catherine’s. The minister is available for Pastoral Care after worship or can be contacted on (01324) 482109 or e-mail:- abbotsgrange@aol.co.uk.


With Carol is held at Grangemouth Town Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. For more information on classes contact Carol via E mail carlie307@hotmail.co.uk or come and join us on Facebook ZUMBA WITH CAROL or just pop along 5-10mins before class starts. Warm welcome awaits all .


With Carol in Grangemouth on Wednesdays at Newlands Hall 10-10.30am pre-booking is required through Carol by e mail carlie307@hotmail.co.uk or Facebook Zumbini with carol. Zumbini is a fantastic brand new music and movement programme developed by Zumba and is suitable for 4yrs and under. There will be a trial class in the Dobbie Hall, Larbert tonight (Thursday) from 1.45-2.30 p.m. Please get in touch for more information e-mail carlie307@hotmail.co.uk or through facebook Zumbini with Carol .


Continues every Monday and Wednesday at Newlands/Beancross Hall Grangemouth (just before the TA centre). Both classes are 11-15-12md. ZUMBA GOLD is a class suitable for beginners to exercise, active older participants or those seeking a lower pace/ impact zumba class. Just pop along 5-10mins prior to class starting or email carlie307@hotmail.co.uk OR through my Facebook pages ZUMBA WITH CAROL/ ZUMBA GOLD WITH CAROL.


On Sunday, February 23, the morning service will take place at 11 a.m. Mr Archie Paterson from Dunblane will be the speaker. At 6.30 p.m. the evening service the speaker will be Mr Mike Stark from Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh. All welcome.


St. Mary’s Church are holding a Candle Party on Friday, February 28, at 7.00 p.m. Tickets are priced £1.50 and includes Tea/Coffee, cake and a Lucky Ticket Draw on the night. Please come and join us. Brighten up a dark Winter Night! Tickets are available from church members.”