Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, January 8

Stenhousemuir town centre
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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.

Larbert Old

A warm and open invitation to Larbert Old Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 11. The service will be led by Rev. John Brown. Crèche and Children’s Activities will be provided. Tea and coffee will be available in the hall after the service. On Sunday, January 18 there will be a congregational meeting after the service to provide information and hear questions relating to the union with Larbert West. The congregational board will meet on Tuesday, January 20 at 7 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. For more information, email:

Metafit Class

On Monday at 8 p.m. in Dobbie Hall Larbert and Saturday at 10.15 a.m. in Stenhousemuir Sports Centre. For more information call 07739 718361.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. will be conducted by Mr Arthur Stewart. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet in the lesser hall at 1 p.m.

Grace Church

Services this Sunday in Carrongrange School are at 10.30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Grace Kids meet during the morning service and we will also welcome a representative from the Gideons. The weekly Prayer Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 15 at 7.45 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. Also, anyone who can provide a meal for the families of one of our expectant or new mums, please speak to Naomi Mizon. Connect Groups recommence meetings next week.

Tryst Church

Tryst Church will meet on Sunday, January 11 in the Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive at 10 a.m. for worship and bible teaching followed by tea/coffee. The Bible teaching will be on the theme ‘The Good News about Jesus as told by his best friend - Part 2’. Prayer Time will be on Tuesday, January 13 at 7.30 p.m. For more information, call 07768 048446.

Ladies Club

The first meeting of the year for Auchenbowie and West Plean Ladies Club will be at Kinnaird Primary School Larbert, today (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m. and is a musical evening. Subscriptions due, new members welcome.

Lodge Carron

Happy New Year to all Brethren. RWM Stuart Stirling and his office bearer’s of the Lodge will confer the fellow craft degree on one candidate on Wednesday, January 14. The Lodge will tyle at 7.30 p.m. There is a general committee meeting to be held at the Lodge on Monday, January 19 at 7.30 p.m.

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 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 through 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 Group

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 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 go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church from 6.25-7.30 p.m. Those wishing to become toned fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192, or 07859933877.

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 entertain your group or organisation, please contact secretary Bill on (01324) 712362. The chorus can also be contacted via their e.mail address, and further information is contained within their website,

Buddhism 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 club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available at the bar. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Walking Football

Stenhousemuir F.C. Community Development Director, Jamie Kirk, would be delighted to hear from anyone over 50 wishing to enjoy a new initiative at the club. Walking Football goes ahead at Ochilview every Monday morning at 10.a.m. and given running with the ball is out of bounds it is ideal for those who feel they would benefit from a gentler form of the game as well as enjoying the social aspect. The game is already massive in England and Jamie is in the process of fixing up dates for matches against two Premiership clubs South of the border. Why not pop in a give it a try or call the club on (01324) 562992.

Stenhousemuir Bowling

Stenhousemuir Bowling Club would be delighted to welcome new members at the Church Street green and forms are available at the bar. The entry fee has been reduced to half price at the current time.

Salvation Army

Weekly meetings are as follows: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church Sunday Lord’s Day Meeting from 10.30 a.m. to noon led by Rev. Alex Paton. Salvation Army Sunday Worship from 2.30-3.30 p.m. led by Officer Major John McCaffrey. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. led by Home League Secretary Margaret Ross. Headway Falkirk’s Memory Group meet every Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. If you or anyone you know has acquired brain injury or traumatic brain injury and needs help, please call Stuart on 07400 449433. Craft Group will resume the first week in February. Joint Prayer Meeting every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. The Friday Coffee Morning from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, January 10 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. with guest speaker Stephen McGuire from Larbert East Church. Woman’s Breakfast the following week with speaker Mrs. Ruth Paton.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the service at 10.30 a.m. will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite and Mrs Anne White. The Young Church meet 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. A sale of children’s clothes is held in the Upper Room on a Thursday from 9.15-10.45 a.m. Entry is through the church hall back door. Weekday Worship resumes today (Thursday) in the Church at 11.15 a.m. All welcome.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol continues in the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and in Carrongrange School on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Zumba Gold at Dobbie Hall on Tuesday and Thursday 11-11.45 a.m. Just pop along or email or Facebook Zumba with Carol.

Braveheart Walks

Lively walks in Larbert are full of friendly faces, who enjoy the scenery on several different routes around this area. Every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. leave from FVRH, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a slower 30 minute walk both finishing in the cafe afterwords. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join a slower 30 minute walk or brisker one hour walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call 01324 673703.

RSCDS Classes

The local RSCDS class meets in the Age Concern Hall, Larbert from 7.30-9 p.m. on a Monday. 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