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Following the opening of the green last week, Stenhousemuir Bowling Club features Cabaret on Saturday evening when local vocalist David Bateman entertains. David takes the stand around 9 p.m. after the bingo and David Taylor and his disco makes sure the night doesn’t sag by filling the gaps with appropriate music. Entry at the Church Street premises is £3 and names can be left at the bar.
Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all. Meetings are as follows - Cornerstone Full Gospel Church Sunday worship from 10.30 a.m. to noon. Pastor Alex Paton will be leading the service. Sunday Worship with the Salvation Army is from 2.30-3.30 p.m. Major John McCaffrey will be taking the meeting. Monday Home League will be from 1.55-3 p.m. Again, Major John McCaffrey will be the speaker. Tuesday Headway Falkirk hold their Memory Group from 10-11 a.m. If you or a loved one seek help from a problem related to head injury, please call Stuart on 07400 449433. Craft Group each Wednesday from 1.30-3.30 p.m. Church Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Coffee morning from 10 a.m. to noon every Friday. All donations go back into the community programme.
On Sunday, the morning service will commence at 11.15 a.m. in Larbert High School and the speaker will be Associate Pastor John Rollo. Teas and coffees will be available from 10.30 a.m. The evening service will commence at 6.15 p.m. in the church on Broomage Avenue and this will be an evening of breakthrough praise.
Zumba with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 p.m. Also class at Carrongrange School on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Classes are on over Easter. Zumba Gold with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall 11-11.45 a.m. This class is suitable for beginners to exercise, active older participants or those seeking a slower paced lower impact Zumba class. Just pop along or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook Zumba with Carol for more information.
A Metafit Falkirk class is on every Monday at The Dobbie Hall in Larbert 8 p.m. and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir Sports Centre at 10.15 a.m. For more information call 07739 718361.
A warm invitation to the Palm Sunday All-age Service, led by the Rev. John Brown, in Larbert Old Church of Scotland on Sunday, April 13 at 11 a.m. A Crèche will be provided. Please join in the hall afterwards for tea or coffee. The Prayer Meeting is at 6.30 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. There will be no prayer meeting on April 20. Holy Week Services will be held in Stenhouse & Carron Church on April 14 at 7.30 p.m.
The Lodge is entering a busy period. The PM’s of the Lodge conferred the Master msson degree on one candidate on April 9. Lodge Carron then visits Lodge Dolphin 911 on April 18 and then Lodge St John, Falkirk 16 on April 22 conferring the Mark master mason degree on both occassions. The Mark degree meeting on April 23 is cancelled and rescheduled for September. Lodge Carron 139 is hosting the Reighning masters degree on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Centre at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 13 for worship and Bible teaching, followed by tea and coffee. Brian Liddle will lead the study. Meet for prayer on Tuesday, April 15 at 8.15 p.m.
Look out for the Easter Explained cross in Stenhousemuir Town Centre from Monday, April 14 for all of Easter week. As advance notice - Easter Sunday service at the cross on Sunday, April 20 at 9.30 a.m. followed by breakfast in Tryst Community Centre.
President Jean Geddes welcomed members to the monthly business meeting, held upstairs in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir, of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron. After enjoying a delicious meal and fellowship President Jean heard reports from the secretary, treasurer and convenors. President Elect Jill Dewar gave a further briefing on the prize bingo event to be held in the Railway Club in Grangemouth on May 22. Monies raised will be donated to The Samaritans, Carrongrange School and Vale of Carron’s Community Fund. Members were asked to source donations of prizes. Also on the calendar is the Charities Fun Day in conjunction with Town Centre Management, ‘beside the Coos’ in Stenhousemuir. If you are interested in joining Rotary or learning more contact Don on (01324) 553039 or visit the club website by typing Rotary Vale of Carron in a search engine. Please also follow on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook –The Rotary Club of Vale of Carron.
Larbert West Parish Church service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, who is also providing pastoral care can be contacted on (01324) 832011. Creche and Sunday club facilities for all children. Refreshments in the hall after the service. All welcome. On Wednesday the prayer group meet at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.
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The service on Palm Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church (Sunday School) meet during the service and new members are always welcome. The Holy Week services all begin at 7.30 p.m. and are: Monday - Rev. John Brown, Interim Moderator of Larbert Old Parish Church; Tuesday - Rev. Jim Todd of Airth Parish Church; Wednesday - Stenhouse & Carron’s Young Church; Thursday - Maundy Thursday Communion Service in the hall with the Rev. Bill Thomson of Stenhouse & Carron Church; Good Friday - Rev. Melville Crosthwaite of Larbert East Church. There will be no Wednesday Welcome during Holy Week.
Everyone is warmly welcome to the services on Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. XStream, for children of primary school age, meets during the morning service and there is also a crèche provided. Tea and coffee are served after each service. The prayer meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. Next meeting of Christianity Explored is on April 22 and the Men’s Bible Study Dinner is on April 30 at Carronvale. Bible studies will resume after Easter. Congratulations to Tom and Jean Kyle on the occasion of their diamond wedding.
On Palm Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite and Mrs Isabelle McMillan (Reader in Training). The Young Church meets in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. Weekday Worship is held in the church on a Thursday morning at 11.15 a.m. This is a short service and everyone is welcome.
It was with great sadness that retiring President Ian Scott announced to the members present at the AGM on April 1 of the death of a longstanding member, Jimmy Logan, whose family and his memory were respectfully remembered in a minute’s silent thought. Due to indicated illness and stays in hospital, numbers were down at this meeting where new President, Tom Meikle was elected. The outgoing incumbent reported on a very full year of many varied speakers, last year’s visit to Dumfries House and the 40th Anniversary Dinner. However, due also to reduced numbers, the intended visit on April 29 to Anstruther was still to be confirmed, which will pursued and members informed accordingly. The committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22 in Larbert Bowling Club to consider next year’s syllabus as well as the apportioning of duties to assist any proposed secretary, as the current post holder has stood down due to ongoing poor health. Any member who feels he can assist the club in filling this (well assisted) and constitutionally-necessary role should have a word with Tom Meikle.
The summer outing to Carlisle is on Thursday, May 22 and is open to all over 60s who are resident in Larbert or Stenhousemuir. Buses leave from Robertson Court at 10 a.m. Tickets costing £10 each will be on sale in the Age Concern hall from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 21, and from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23.
Our more popular walks in Larbert are full of welcomining faces, who enjoy the scenery on serveral different routes around this area. Every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. we leave from FVRH, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a shorter 30 minute walk both finishing in the cafe afterwords. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving for Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.