Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, August 14

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Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. All are welcome.

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Prayer Meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m.

Boys Brigade

3rd Larbert Boys Brigade is due to start back. They meet in Larbert East Church hall. The Anchor Section (primary 1-3) starts back on Friday, August 22 from 6-7 p.m. The Junior Section (primary 4-6) starts back on Monday, August 25 from 6-7.30 p.m. For further information contact Suzanne Shearer on (01324) 613653 or Lynn Smith on (01324) 318253.

Old Playgroup

Larbert Old Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The playgroup is for children from two years and upwards and runs on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30-11.25 a.m. in Larbert Old Parish Church (Larbert Cross). Please contact Kirstie on 07904 185367 for more details or to arrange a visit. Younger siblings are also welcome.

East Church

On Sunday, the morning service at 10.30 a.m. will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite. The Summer Sunday Club for 3-12 year olds meet in the Small Hall 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.

Metafit Classes

A Metafit Falkirk class is on every Monday at the Dobbie Hall Larbert at 8 p.m. and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir Sports centre 10.15 a.m. For more information call 07739 718361. All classes will run as normal in the holidays.

Larbert Old

You are warmly invited to Larbert Old Church, to an all-age service including the Sacrament of Baptism, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 17. A crèche and children’s activities will be provided in church. After the service, you are invited to tea or coffee in the hall. Thanks to leaders and others, who contributed to the success of the Holiday Club last week. On Sunday, the congregation were encouraged by the parents and children who came to the thanksgiving celebration Service for the Holiday Club, especially by the enthusiasm of the children who helped to lead it. Donations are invited for Falkirk Foodbank. Further information, email

Braveheart Walks

Every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. leave from FVRH, for an hour walk, or a slower walk (average 30 minutes) both finishing in the cafe afterwords. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaves from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again with a choice of walks, then meet in the cafe. For more information call 01324 673703.

Lodge Carron

Please note there is a general committee meeting to be held in the lodge on Monday, August 18 at 7.30 p.m.

Carron Rotary

Vale of Carron Rotary President Jill Dewar welcomed members and District Governor Alistair Marquis PHF, along with his wife Margaret, to the meeting in The Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. All enjoyed a meal and fellowship before some brief items of business. President Jill outlined the various plans and ideas for the club in 2014-15. DG Alistair spoke of his pleasure in revisiting The Rotary Club of Vale of Carron in its new home. His flashing lapel badge, sparkling tie and coloured candles were brought from his recent visit to San Diego, California where Rotary International President Gary Huang had launched his theme for the year, ‘Light up Rotary’. He was inspired by Confucius who said, ‘It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness.’ Interpretations vary. Firstly: Shine a light on the work Rotary does in the community – Be Proud Rotarians; Secondly: Enlighten yourself about Rotary – Learn, and thirdly: Lighten Up Rotary – we all appreciate fellowship and a happy atmosphere. Talking about the many Rotary clubs he has visited DG Alistair described being tightly embraced in New York by the Official Club Hugger. Not sure The Rotary Club of Vale of Carron is ready for that… The club will meet fortnightly in the Plough Hotel during July and August with the next meeting on August 20 at 6.45 p.m. for 7 p.m. If you are interested in joining Rotary or learning more about us contact Joe on 07849 197330 or visit the club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army has the following weekly programme: Sunday at 10.30 a.m. to noon is Cornerstone Full Gospel Church led by Pastor Alex Paton. Sunday afternoon from 2.30-3.30 p.m, is the Salvation Army Worship, with tea from 2-2.20 p.m. Major John McCaffrey will be taking the service. Monday Home League will be from 1.55-3 p.m. with Major Alma Thomas from Bo’ness guest speaker. Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. Headway Falkirk meet in the small hall. If you know anyone who is in recovery from Acquired Brain Injury and needs help, please call Stuart on 07400 449433. Wednesday Craft Group will be off until September 3. Wednesday is Joint Prayer Meeting from 7-8 p.m. Friday Coffee from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, August 16 is the women’s breakfast from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Margaret Lindsey is guest speaker.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. to 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 339 8884.

North Broomage

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-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 Group

Toddlers, Tots and Twos meets at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue continues every Thursday. The facility is for 0-3 year olds and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Thursday mornings between 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 07983 534424.

Aerobics Class

Aerobics and conditioning classes every Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church from 6.25-7.30 p.m. Those wishing to become fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192, or 07859 933877. 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 practise 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. The chorus can also be contacted via its email address, and further information is contained within the website,

Bhuddism Metting

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 Open Pairs competition the club hosted last week was abandoned half way through due to weather conditions and has been rescheduled for September 14. The club wish to thank sponsor D. Cowan, Funeral Directors, and look forward to seeing them present the prizes when the re-arranged event takes place next month. A race night and disco has been arranged for Saturday, August 30, when the first race is at 7.30 p.m. Entry is £5 at the door or book at the bar. Details about purchasing horses, or any other enquires, can also be obtained at the bar. The club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available at the bar. Meanwhile, cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Jumble Sale

The 62nd Larbert Scout Group is holding a Grand Jumble Sale on Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. in Larbert Old Church Hall (next to Larbert Cross). A very large selection of bric-a-brac, toys, books, clothes and shoes are some of the numerous items for sale. Home baking and refreshments will also be available and all profits go the Scout Group to help with the upkeep of the hall and provide worthwhile activities for the young people of the area throughout the year.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. is the first in a series of special services. This service to welcome back those who have are not currently regular attenders will be conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. ‘Conversations with Campbell’ in the church at 11.45 a.m. All welcome. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Centre on Sunday, August 17 at 10 a.m. for Worship and Bible teaching. The teaching this week will consider The Message of Micah and will be led by Brian Liddle. The service will be followed by tea/coffee. Also meet in the centre on Tuesday, August 19 at 7.30 p.m. for Prayer Time. You will be made very welcome at any of these services. For more information or to talk about the Christian faith, please call 07768 048446.

Yes Meeting

Yes public meeting on Tuesday, August 19 at The Dobbie Hall, Larbert from 7 p.m. Speakers will be Dennis Canavan, Annabelle Ewing, Connor Cloughley and Dr Willie Wilson with local business woman Janette Bell chairing the meeting.