Grangemouth news from Thursday, April 3

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Grangemouth RNLI

The Grangemouth branch of the RNLI is holding its annual coffee morning on Saturday, April 12 in Abbotsgrange Church Hall between 10 a.m. and noon. Tickets cost £2. Harry and Isobel Dougall, ((013424) 486019, and all committee members have tickets for sale or you may pay at the door. Come along for a coffee and some home baking. Souvenirs will also be on sale and you can try your luck at the tombola stall.

Ballroom dancing

David and Eileen invite you to join them for an evening of sequence and ballroom dancing on Saturday, April 5, from 7.30 to 10.30 p.m. in the Kirk of the Holy Rood Church, Bowhouse Road. Please note the change of venue. Please bring your own refreshments.

Rainbow House

Grangemouth Rainbow House Spiritualist Church invite people to their services at South Shore Road tonight (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m. with guest medium Alan Peru and on Sunday at 7.15 p.m. with guest Colin Jarret. Healing is available before both services from 6 to 7 p.m.

Choral society

Grangemouth Choral Society’s 60th annual concert will be held in Grangemouth High School on Friday, April 25 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £7 and available from any choir member or telephone Moira Nicol on 07754805340.

KHR Service

The Kirk of the Holy Rood service on Sunday, April 6, will be conducted by the minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. There is a congregational board meeting in the session Room on Thursday, April 3 at 7.30 p.m. The Women’s Association is holding its Easter Bonnet Parade on Wednesday, April 9 at 7.30 p.m. Easter Appeal for Buskit - this year as usual the church is supporting Buskit through its Smartie Appeal. Thank you for your support. Could you please return donations on Easter Sunday. Falkirk Food Bank - collections take place on the first Sunday of every month, the next one is Sunday, April 6. There will be a trolley in the vestibule of the church for donations. Items can include UHT or powdered milk, sugar, fruit juice either in cartons or diluting, pasta sauces, and any type of tinned food, jam and chocolate/bars. These items are for local people in crisis and all donations are very much appreciated.

Zetland Church

Sunday’s Service was conducted by Reverend Lorna MacDougall. Elders’ duties for Communion on Easter Sunday are posted in the usual places for information and action as required. The Sunday School raised £148 from Fairtrade Chocolate Sunday and would like to thank everyone who joined them in the hall last week. This Sunday the Sunday School will be serving Breakfast Rolls in the hall after the service. Come along and join them for a late breakfast or brunch. The Social and Fundraising Committee are holding a Spring Coffee Morning in the church hall on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to noon, tickets £3. Donations of home baking will be gratefully received on the Friday evening at 6 p.m. or on Saturday morning. Morning Worship next Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. Sunday School will meet. Tea, coffee and breakfast rolls will be served in the hall after the Service and there will be Vestry Hour consultation.

Abbotsgrange Church

The Reverend Aftab Gohar will conduct the service at 10.30 a.m. this Sunday. There will be no Sunday School or ABC this week. Crèche facilities are available as usual and tea and coffee will be served after worship. The Guild Annual Business meeting, which is on Monday, April 7 at 7.30 p.m. will be followed by a black and white bring and buy sale. A good attendance is requested. The minister is available for Pastoral Care after worship or can be contacted on (01324) 482109 or e-mail for more information.

Zumba Classes

Zumbini with Carol takes place in Grangemouth on Wednesdays at Newlands Hall 10 to 10.30 a.m. and pre-booking is required. Zumbini is a fantastic brand new music and movement programme developed by Zumba and is suitable for ages four and under. Zumba Gold continues every Monday and Wednesday at Newlands/Beancross Hall Grangemouth (just before the TA centre) from 11.15 a.m. and noon and is suitable for beginners to exercise, active older participants or those seeking a lower pace/ impact zumba class. E-mail for more information.

Easter crafts

Grangemouth Library, in Bo’ness, Road will be hosting an Easter crafts event on Tuesday, April 8 from 2 p.m. for primary school age children. Free tickets are available from the library.

Medical Merger

Group Medical Practice and Grange Medical Group merged on April 1 to form Kersiebank Medical Practice. To allow for the update of computer systems, there will be temporary arrangements in place from Friday to Monday, April 7, allowing patients to access services. There will also be some upgrading work within the building over the next few weeks and the practice apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Patients can call (01324) 665533 for more information.

Walking Group

Walks leave from the Community Education Unit, Grangemouth Sports complex every Monday and Wednesday at 10am. If you or someone you know is having problems with their balance come along to our Wednesday walk where you will be shown mobility, strength and balance exercises (Otago) All walks are free and open to all abilities. For more information on any of the Step Forth walks contact (01324) 504556/504568 or email

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 (01324) 473695, visit our website 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..

Rotary Club

What is poverty and how can this most pressing of global problems be eliminated? That was the underlying theme of a most penetrating and insightful address offered to members of the Rotary clubs of Falkirk and Grangemouth last week at their annual joint meeting held on this occasion at the Park Hotel, Falkirk. The speaker, Andrew Tomlinson, who works for the Church of Scotland, pointed out that the man-in-the-street was divided about the causes of poverty before indicating statistics deomonstrated that, almost always, poverty was not the result of personal choices. Poverty in a Third World environment could be caused by drought, famine and lack of suitable clean water while nearer home, in this country with its growing number of food bankds, other causes could be responsible. Following questions answered most ably the speaker was thanked on the call of President Colin Bird, who led a deputation of 21 from the Rotary Club of Grangemouth. In the chair, Hugh Gillespie, President of the Rotary Club of Falkirk.

Evangelical Church

On Sunday, April 6, the morning service takes place at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ron Thomson from Falkirk as speaker. The expected speaker for the evening service at 6.30 p.m. is Mr Ricky Smith from Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh. All welcome.