Grangemouth news from Thursday, December 18

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Zetland Church

Last Sunday’s service was the first by our new minister Reverend Alison Meikle. This Sunday the Sunday School will be performing their Nativity play. Children should meet at 10.30 a.m. in the hall. Morning worship conducted by Rev. Meikle starts at 11.15 a.m. Tea and coffee will be served after the service. Alison can be contacted on (01324) 336729 or at alison-meikle@sky.com for more information. The Christmas Eve Watchnight service will begin at 11.15 p.m. and be followed by soup and rolls in the church hall.

Choral Society

Grangemouth Choral Society hold their annual Christmas Carol Concert in Abbotsgrange Church tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are priced £4. Contact Moira Nicol on 07754805340.

KHR Service

The service at the Kirk of the Holy Rood on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. The KHR Women’s Association are on holiday on December 24 and 31. Tags for the Christmas Tree are now on sale, the £1 donations going to The Little Princess Trust.

Abbotsgrange Church

The Nativity Service takes place at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday. The Sunday School will lead the worship. Crèche facilities will be available and tea, coffee and Christmas pies will be served after the service. Christmas services: December 19, Grangemouth Choral Society Carol Concert, 7.30 p.m.; December 21, Nativity Service, 10.30 a.m.; December 24, Lantern Service, 6.30 p.m. (bring a torch). The minister is available for Pastoral Care after worship or can be contacted on (01324) 482109 or e-mail abbotsgrange@aol.co.uk for more information.

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 www.falkirkcreditunion.co.uk or pop into the main office at 4 Station Road, Grangemouth which is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and every Thursday 6.30 to 8 p.m. We also have a collection in Grangemouth One Stop Shop, York Lane which is open on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please check with office/collection for Christmas opening hours. If you are interested in volunteering at all please call or ask at collection. AGM is on Thursday, January 29 at 6.45 p.m. within Youth & Community Wing, Abbots Road, Grangemouth.

Rotary

The ‘before and after’ changes in personality following a week-long sponsored place at the Rotary Youth Leaders Awards’ course at Ardeonaig on Loch Tay during the summer were described for members of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth at its meeting last week. In a most enthusiastic joint presentation Ashley Mitchell and Emily Marshall outlined how, during their action packed programme sponsored by the club, they had conquered their fear of heights and jumping into water from a height s well as other team bonding exercises. Following the vote of thanks proposed by Brian Muldoon, the RYLA candidates, who were accompanied last week by Mr Paul Dunn, headteacher, were presented with framed diplomas as a permanent reminder of their achievements. President Jim Stirling, who made the presentations, was in the chair. Tonight (Thursday), the Rotary Club’s Santa Sleigh will be in Bo’ness Road and Grangeburn Road, with the route for the following week as follows: Friday, Tinto Drive to Morriston Court; Saturday, Tesco and Asda; Sunday, Burnbank Road to Haig Street; Monday, Newhouse Road to Abbots Road; Tuesday, Kersiebank Avenue to Craigleith Road and Bowhouse Road.