Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, July 2

Stenhousemuir town centre
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Grace Church

Services this Sunday in Carrongrange School are at 10.30am and at 6pm. This week’s prayer meeting will be on Thursday at 7.45pm in the Dawson Mission. All are very welcome to each of these services. LCYT Prayer breakfast is at the Free Church on Saturday from 9am. All welcome. Holiday Club will be held from August 3-7 in Carrongrange School with the annual family fun night on August 5.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in the Tryst Community Education Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir on Sunday at 10am for a Communion Service led by Bill Davidson. This Service will be followed by tea/coffee. Prayer Time on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Tryst Centre. You will be made most welcome at these services. For more information, please call 07768 048446.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service at 10.30am will be led by the Rev. Melville Crosthwaite. The Summer Sunday Club meet in the Small Hall before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. Please join us in worship.

Larbert Old

All are warmly-invited to the Larbert Old Church Service at 11am on Sunday, July 5, led by Rev. John Brown. Crèche and children’s activities will be provided. Services will be held in the hall, while renovation in the church is completed. ‘Mega Makers’ Holiday Club will be held from August 3-7. Registration details are on the church website Further information, email

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15am 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.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30am 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. All welcome. On Wednesday at 1pm the Prayer Group meet in the lesser hall. At 7.30pm the Congregational Board meet there.

Carron Rotary

President Jill Dewar welcomed Rotary Club of Vale of Carron members to the Presidential Handover at the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. After an enjoyable meal and planning for the Beer Tent which we will run at Airth Highland Games on July 25 the chain of office was passed to the new President Ken Drummond PHF. Immediate Past President Jill spoke of the successful year the club had enjoyed and the challenges we had overcome. She wished President Ken good luck in 2015-16. If you are interested in helping the community by joining Rotary, or want to learn more about us, contact Ken on 07786 067606, visit or our club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook. Note that we meet fortnightly in July and August, with no meeting on July 1.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30am until 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 8pm. 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 Mondays at the same time. For a local contact number call 0141 339 8884.

North Broomage

Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays at 7pm The club is available for hire to accommodate birthday parties, weddings etc. and further information is available by calling the club after 6pm 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 9.20-11am. There is also a Monday Twos club from 9.30-11am and a Toddlers Group goes ahead on a Wednesday from 9.30-11am. 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 between 8.15-9pm.

Toddler Group

The above group 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 9.30-11am. The cost is £1 per child and includes snacks. A warm welcome awaits and for further information call Alison on 07983 534424.

Aerobic Class

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

Ochilview Bar

The old Warriors Club has resumed Friday night Bingo sessions and eyes-down is at 8pm prompt. Meanwhile, every Sunday at pm a domino competition goes ahead when the winner takes home a 2lb steak pie and runner-up a quarter bottle of spirits. Entry is £1 and monies raised go to charity. Tonight, Thursday, the quiz goes on as usual in the lounge 8pm. 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 7.30pm 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 832188. Or, if you would like the Chorus to come and entertain your group or organisation, please contact secretary Bill, on new number (01324) 333035. 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

A dance/cabaret has been arranged for Saturday, July 11, at 8.30pm when popular duo, Heartbreaker, provides the entertainment. Tickets, priced £6, can be booked at the bar where details of the event can also be obtained. Meanwhile, the club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available from members or at the clubrooms. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30pm. 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. A new session of Walking Football has started and places are available at Ochilview on Wednesdays at 6pm. 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. Why not pop in a give it a try or call the club on (01324) 562992.

Stenhousemuir Bowling

Currently celebrating its 150th season when all games will be played at home, the club would be delighted to welcome new members at the Church Street green. Forms are available at the bar and the entry fee has been reduced to half price at the present time.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8pm. Zumba Gold with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11.45am. (main hall).