Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, April 3

Stenhousemuir town centre
Stenhousemuir town centre

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Larbert Old

A warm invitation to the morning service in Larbert Old Church on Sunday, April 3 at 11 a.m. which will be led by Rev. John Brown. A crèche and children’s activities will be provided. A colour party from 2nd Larbert B.B. will parade the batallion colours into church at the beginning of the service. Please join in the hall afterwards for tea or coffee. The Sunday evening prayer meeting is at 6.30 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. Holy Week Services will be held in Stenhouse & Carron Church on April 14 at 7.30 p.m. Further information, email

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite and Isabelle McMillan. The Young Church meets in the hall before the service and crèche is held in the session room. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served in the hall afterwards and the Traidcraft stall will also be there. On Sunday evening the monthly informal service is at 6.30 p.m. when we will see a shortened recording of former probationer Minister Roy Cordukes’ recent ordination and induction in Orkney. The prayer group meets in the session room on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. The deacons’ court meets in the large hall on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. On Thursday morning a sale of children’s clothes takes place in the upper room from 9.15-10.45 a.m. (entry through church hall back door). Weekday worship is held in the church on a Thursday morning at 11.15 a.m. All welcome.

Carron Rotary

President Jean Geddes welcomed members and guest speaker Sandra Rankin to Wednesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron held upstairs in the Plough Hotel. After a meal and a few short items of business Rotarian Joe Nicoletti introduced the guest speaker for the evening, Sandra Rankin, co-ordinator of Home-Start Falkirk West who gave the club a very interesting and informative talk on the work done by Home-Start throughout the UK and in the Falkirk West area in particular. Home-Start UK was started in Leicester just over 40 years ago and is now a UK-wide organisation which, with the help of volunteers and family support workers, assists families in the area deal with various and diverse difficulties. The Falkirk West office has about 35 volunteers who do home visits and run group sessions throughout the area. They also organise social and fun activities such as the Christmas party, fun days and summer outings. The Rotary Club had given a donation from the proceeds of their Santa Sleigh collection in December and they were advised that this will go towards a summer outing for the families in the group. Rotarian Ken Drummond gave Sandra a warm vote of thanks.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on 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. Light refreshments will be available in the hall after the service. The popular Wednesday Welcome awaits you in the hall on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. All are welcome to have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and listen to the minister’s thought for the day.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Centre , Park Drive, Stenhousemuir on Sunday, April 6 for a Communion Service at 10 a.m. This service will be led by Peter Henderson and there will be the opportunity afterwards to chat over tea/coffee. We will also meet on Tuesday, April 8 at 8.15 p.m. for prayer. You will be made most welcome at either of these services. For further information or to talk about the Christian faith, please call 07768048446.

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. During the morning service elders will be presenting some information regarding the future vision and structures of the church. 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.

Youth Trust

Larbert Churches Youth Trust continue to hold a monthly prayer breakfast in support of the work of the Trust and schools’ worker, Mike Glass, on the first Saturday of each month. The next will be on Saturday, April 5 in Falkirk Free Church at 9 a.m.

All are welcome.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell- Jack,who is also providing pastoral care at this time (01324) 832011. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments in the hall after the service. All welcome. On Tuesday Canon Urquhart will be conducting a Stations of the Cross Service in St Bernadette’s Church at 7.30 p.m. to which all are invited. The Prayer Group meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.

Psychic night

Dunipace Juniors are holding a night of clairvoyance on Friday, April 4 in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir at 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start. Tickets £7, please phone Elizabeth on 07454858847 to book.

Lodge Carron

The past masters of the lodge will confer the Mastermason degree on one candidate on Wednesday, April 9 at 7.30 p.m. This will be Lodge Carron’s last regular meeting of the season. The meeting due to be held on April 23 has been cancelled. Lodge Carron 139 has the honour of hosting the Reigning Masters degree on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all to meetings. Meetings in church are as follows, Cornerstone Full Gospel Church on Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to noon. Pastor Alex Paton will be taking this service. Sunday Worship from 2.30-3.30 p.m. Major John McCaffrey will be leading the worshi with a special guest speaker. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. Major Alma Thomas from Bo’ness Salvation Army will be speaking. Wednesday Joint Prayer will be from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday is Headway Falkirk’s Memory Group from 10-11 a.m. If you or any family member has an acquired brain injury and needs help, please call Stuart on 07400 449433. Craft Group every Wednesday from 1.30-3.30 p.m. Cornerstone Full Gospel Church are holding a coffee morning from 10 a.m. to noon each Friday. The profit will go back into the church for the community, so please give your support.

Metafit class

A Metafit Falkirk class is on every Monday at The Dobbie Hall Larbert 8 p.m. and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir Sports Centre at 10.15 a.m. For more information call 07739 718361.

Zumba classes

Zumba with Carol at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 p.m. also class on Tuesdays at Carrongrange School 7-8 p.m. Please note, Thursday, April 3 class at Carrongrange School. Zumba Gold for older or less mobile at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays 11-11.45 a.m. Note - class on April 3 will be held at Stenhousemuir Community Centre.

Boys Brigade

The Anchor Boy Section are holding an open night on Friday, April 25 in the halls of Larbert Old Parish Church at 7-8 p.m. If you are in P1 or P2, please come along for a fun packed evening and take part in games, stories, crafts and lots more fun. For further information, please contact Lynne Whitfield (01324) 555768.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. till noon and pitches cost £6 for one and £9 for two. Tables are available for anyone wishing to make some money from unwanted items and all money raised benefits the Hall Trust. For hall and pitch bookings call (01324) 570450.

Al Anon

A meeting of the above takes place every Friday in Larbert Old Church Hall at 8 p.m. The meetings allow people to share experiences and gain advice on coping with family members suffering from alcoholism. The group also meets in Grahamston United Church, Falkirk, on Monday evenings at the same time. For a local contact number call 0141 3398884.

North Broomage

Slimming World consultant, Libby, invites ladies and gents and young adults aged 11-15 to join her very friendly group at the club every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. She can be contacted on (01324) 832152. Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. The club is available for hire to accommodate birthday parties, weddings etc. and further information is available by calling the club after 6 p.m. on (01324) 552685.

East Playgroup

Larbert East Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The playgroup is for children of two years six months and upwards and runs on Tuesday to Friday at Larbert East Church from 9.20-11 a.m. There is also a Monday Twos club from 9.30-11 a.m. and a Toddlers Group goes ahead on a Wednesday from 9.30-11 a.m. Anyone interested in joining any of these groups will be welcomed at the church at the above times.

Badminton club

The club meets in the games hall at Larbert High School every Monday from 8.15-9 p.m.

Toddler club

Toddlers Tots and Twos meets at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue every Thursday. The facility is for 0-3 year olds and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Thursday mornings from 9.30-11 a.m. The cost is £1 per child and includes snacks. A warm welcome awaits and for further information call Alison on 07983534424.

Aerobics class

Aerobics classes go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church at 6.15 p.m. Those wishing to become toned fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192.

Ochilview Bar

Tonight, Thursday, the quiz goes on as usual in the lounge of the former Warriors Club at 8 p.m. Entry is £1 and winning team takes all. The Play Your Cards Right game also features on the same evening.

Barbershop Singing

Sweet Harmony Barbershop Chorus meets for practice every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in Larbert East Church Hall (Kirk Wynd) when new members will be made most welcome. If you’d like to give it a go phone conductor, Ian, on (01324) 832188. Or, if you would like the chorus to come and entertain your group or organisation, please contact secretary, Bill, on (01324) 712362.

Bhuddism Meeting

Practitioners of Nichiren Bhuddism meet once a month in the Rotary Hall, Larbert – next to the Dobbie – and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Further information is available on website

Larbert Bowling

The green will open for the season on Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. when Mr Jim McIntyre does the honours. The next cabaret is on Friday, April 11, when 60s and 70s band Heartbeat tops the bill. The group also does a comedy take off of Mrs Brown’s Boys and although the event is already a sell out, returned tickets, priced £6, may become available at the bar. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 pm. in the Pretoria Road premises. Meanwhile, the club will be engaging with local schools during the summer months in a bid to introduce more young people to the sport and Stenhousemuir, Ladeside and Larbert Village Primaries join Larbert High in the project.

Braveheart walks

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.