Grangemouth news from Thursday, June 19

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Zetland Church

Sunday’s Prizegiving Service was conducted by Reverend Lorna MacDougall with help from members of the Sunday School. The Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. The Girls’ Brigade Commissioning Service will take place on Sunday, June 22. The Summer Sunday Club will run from June 29 to August 17 during the morning service and the theme is Come to Rome. All children and youths are invited to come along and enjoy the fun. Summer services from June 29 to August 17 (inclusive) will commence at the earlier time of 10.30 a.m. Please note that the September Communion Services have been changed to September 14, and not as listed on the church calendar. Morning Worship on Sunday will be at 11.15 a.m. Tea and coffee will be served after the service and there will be Vestry Hour consultation.

Zumba Classes

Zumba Gold continues every Monday and Wednesday at Newlands/Beancross Hall Grangemouth (just before the TA centre) from 11.15 a.m. until noon and is suitable for beginners to exercise, active older participants or those seeking a lower pace/impact zumba class. Zumba with Carol continues at Grangemouth Town Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. E-mail for more information.

Braveheart Event

Braveheart is holding an open event at Kersiebank Community Project on Wednesday, June 24, giving people the chance to drop in to find out more about what Braveheart has to offer. Call Maureen Forbes on (01324) 673706 for more information.

KHR Service

The service at the Kirk of the Holy Rood on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at 11 a.m. The Summer Walking Group is on every Tuesday. All walks leave from KHR car park at 6.30 p.m. The walk on June 24 is Asda to Beefeater. Donations for the Nearly New Shop from August 4 to 9 can now be accepted on Wednesday mornings between 10 a.m. and noon.

Rainbow Church

Grangemouth’s Rainbow House Spiritualist Church will be holding services at their South Shore Road premises tonight (Thursday) from 7.30 p.m. with guest medium Colin Jargette and on Sunday at 7.15 p.m. with guests Shona and Rona. Healing is available before both services from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The church has a craft and coffee morning on Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drug Support

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is holding an information afternoon to show people the kind of support they have available. The event takes place at Grangemouth Community Education Unit, next to the Sports Complex, Abbots Road, on Tuesday, July 1, from 1.30 to 3.30 p.m. For available spaces contact Elaine on 07804 574472 or e-mail to for more information.

Rotary Club

“School isn’t what it used to be!” That must have been the mindset of members of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth last week when guest speaker, Amanda Campbell, member of staff at Grangemouth High School, described the programme of assistance offered to today’s younger generation facing life’s challenges. For some that challenge might lie in college or university. For others that challenge might be found in other vocational avenues. Whatever their inclination the school sought to provide pupils with the best possible foundations. President Colin Bird was in the chair at this, the club’s annual partners’ lunch. John Ralph proposed the vote of thanks. George Nicol was congratulated on the success of the club’s charity golf day which raised £2450 for Cancer Research UK. Allan Graham and Jim Bennie reported on the happy coach outing to the Trossachs for patrons of Talbot House. Club Assembly will take place today (Thursday) with an earlier start - 12.15 for 12.30 p.m. Arrangements are in hand for Children’s Day on Saturday and President-elect Jim Stirling assumes office any day now with his incoming president’s lunch set for Saturday, July 5, at the Leapark Hotel.

Evangelical Church

On Sunday, June 22, the morning service will take place at 11 a.m with Mr John Muirhead as speaker. The evening service at 6.30 p.m. welcomes Dave Dickson from Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh as speaker. All are welcome.

Walking Group

Walks leave from the Community Education Unit, Grangemouth Sports complex every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. 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