Grangemouth news from Thursday, January 22

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KHR Services

The service on Sunday will be conducted by the Minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. On Wednesday January 28 the KHR Women’s Association have a guest speaker from Maggie’s Centre, starting at 7.30 p.m.

Rotary Club

Former Manchester United, Rangers and Northern Ireland footballer Jimmy Nicholl is one of the speakers booked to appear at Grangemouth Rotuary Club’s annual Sportsman’s Dinner at the Leapark Hotel on Friday, February 27. Jimmy, who won 77 caps for his country, was manager of Raith Rovers when the Kirkcaldy outfit that beat Celtic in the final of the Scottish League Cup during season 1994-94. Other speakers will include John McKelvie and Paul Reid with the irrepressible Ally Logan set to be the man with the gavel at the auction. Tickets are in short supply.

Abbotsgrange Church

The service on Sunday commencing at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by the Rev. Aftab Gohar. The Sunday School and ABC meet during the service and a creche is also available. Coffee and Tea will be served in the large hall after the service. A “Messy Church” will take place during Sunday afternoon when everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy Fun, Faith and Food from 4 to 6 p.m. The minister is available for Pastoral Care after worship or can be contacted (01324) 482109 or email for more information.

Zumba Classes

Zumba Gold continues every Monday and Wednesday at Newlands/Beancross Hall (just before the TA centre). Both classes are 11.15 a.m. until noon and suitable for beginners to exercise, active older participants or those seeking a lower pace/ impact zumba class. Zumba with Carol takes place at Grangemouth Town Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information on classes email or pop along before class starts.

Zetland Church

Last Sunday’s Service was conducted by Rev. Alison Meikle who administered the Sacrament of Baptism to Greg William Kirkpatrick, infant son of Jill and Scott and a wee brother to Beth. On Monday, January 26 at 7 p.m. in the church there will be a presentation on the Memorial Window Refurbishment. Tea and coffee will be served. The Congregational Board will meet on Monday, February 2 at 7 p.m. The Social and Fundraising Committee is holding a Quiz Night on Friday, February 6 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets, priced £3, are available from committee members. Sunday’s Service is at 11.15 a.m. when we will be joined by members of the Falkirk and District Stedfast Association. Sunday School meets, tea and coffee will be served after the service, and Alison will be available for Vestry Hour consultation.

Fun Faith

Ever wondered what to do as a whole family on a Sunday afternoon just as the shops are about to close? Come along to Abbotsgrange Parish Church, Abbots Road, on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. and get creative with crafts, paper, glue, felt pens and and walk way with your finished item. Get messy with paint and leave it for others to clean up. Think about your faith in a different way. Work up an appetite and have someone else make your meal and wash your dishes.

RSCDS Classes

Scottish Country Dancing meets in a new venue in the church hall beside The Kirk of the Holy Rood, 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. More information about us can be found on the website

Walking Group

Walks leave from the Community Education Unit, Grangemouth Sports Complex Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. (Please note that Monday walk is a faster paced walk). If you are having problems with balance, an Otago class follows Wednesday’s walk at 10.30 a.m. There will be no Otago/walk on Wednesday, January 28. Free and open to all abilities. Contact (01324) 504556/504568 or email for more information.

Welly Walk

Grangemouth High School pupils will be taking part in a Welly Walk at 2.40 p.m. on Monday, February 9 in support of Farm Africa. Pupils will walk in their wellies around the school field for 30 minutes and the accumulated kilometres will be added to a total and submitted to Farm Africa for their Give Hunger the Boot campaign.