Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, July 31

Stenhousemuir town centre
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Youth Churches

Larbert Churches Youth Trust continue to hold a monthly prayer breakfast in support of the work of the Trust and our schools’ worker, Mike Glass, on the first Saturday of each month. The next will be on Saturday, August 2 in Falkirk Free Church at 9 a.m. All are welcome.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all. Meetings are as follows, Cornerstone Full Gospel Church Sunday Worship from 10.30 a.m. to noon led by Pastor Alex Paton. Sunday Worship with the Salvation Army from 2.30-3.30 p.m. led by Major Bell from Maddiston Salvation Army. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. with Home League secretary Margaret Ross. Tuesdays 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.

Larbert Old

A warm invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 3. The service will be led by Rev. John Brown and will include a time of reflection for the 100th anniversary of Britain’s entry into the First World War. A set of display books, researched and prepared by Ronnie Cheape, assisted by Ronnie Laing, will be on display with details and photographs about everyone named on the war memorial. A crèche and activities for children will be provided in church. Join us in the hall afterwards for tea and coffee. As part of a national commemoration, the church bells will be rung at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 4. Donations are invited for Falkirk Foodbank. ‘Fit for a King’ Holiday Club from August 4–8 from 10 a.m. to noon daily in the church hall and grounds. To register and for further information, email

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming 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. The holiday club, ‘Mega Makers’, will run every morning next week from 10 a.m. until noon in Carrongrange School for kids of primary school age.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol 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 the school holidays. Zumab Gold with Carol at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 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 or Facebook Zumba with Carol for more information. A warm welcome awaits all.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Centre on Sunday, August 3 at 10 a.m. for a Communion Service, led by Brian Liddle. There will be a big screen showing of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games from 7 p.m. on Sunday evening. Meeting at the centre on Tuesday, August 6 at 7.30 p.m. for prayer time. You will be made very welcome at any of these events. For more information or to talk about the Christian faith, please call 07768 048446.

Carron Rotary

President Jill Dewar welcomed members and guests Assistant Governor Agnes Ritchie; Larbert Rotary President Ronnie Laing; Elizabeth Ball, volunteer and Talks Secretary with Falkirk and Central Scotland Branch of The Samaritans and President Elect Peter Mehta from Stirling Rotary, also a Samaritan, to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron. After enjoying a meal and fellowship Elizabeth gave a brief but effective presentation of the organisation which began in 1953 as an idea of Chad Varah. Anyone who needs to can call, email, text, write or talk face-to-face and a trained volunteer will respond. The emphasis is on the caller talking and the volunteer listening; exploring thoughts and feelings rather than details. It is a confidential, non-religious service and while other agencies may be suggested all decisions are the caller’s. One can talk over any problem and often this helps. Elizabeth said most callers were not suicidal but had a range of troubles. Peter and Elizabeth have voluntary experience of 45 years between them with The Samaritans. A wide range of questions followed before President Jill gave a warm vote of thanks. Assistant District Governor Agnes spoke of her pleasure in visiting Vale of Carron and mentioned the District Governor’s visit on August 6. The Samaritans can be contacted by phone (01324) 622066, email or visit 19 Orchard Street, Falkirk. This is a registered charity and depends on donations. The club will meet fortnightly in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir during July and August with the next meeting on August 6 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 our club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by Mrs Kay Brown. The Summer Sunday Club for children aged 3-12 meet in the Small Hall before the service and Crèche is held in the Session Room. Afterwards, tea/coffee and biscuits will be available in the hall and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be available in the hall after the service.

Larbert West

The Saturday Group meet at noon in the Junction Cafe in Larbert for a blether and a bit of company. If you are feeling a bit lonely please come along. On Sunday the service at 10.30 a.m. 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. There is an invitation to participate in ‘Conversations with Campbell’ in the church at 11.45 a.m.

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 walk (average 30 minutes) 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 (average) walk or brisker one hour walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.

Garden Party

An invitation is extended to all, to a Garden Party in Stenhouse and Carron Church, on Saturday, August 9, from 2-4 p.m. The Guild and Fundraising committee has organised this event and there will be something for everyone with a variety of stalls including, treasure hunt, beat the goalie, music, strawberry and cream teas and soft drinks. Entry by donation. Everyone welcome.