Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, June 11

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Metafit Classes

Metafit class every Monday at the Dobbie Hall, Larbert at 8 p.m. and every Saturday at Stenhousemuir Sports Centre at 10.15 a,m. All welcome, for more information call 07739 718361.

Larbert Old

There will be no Service in Larbert Old Church on Sunday, June 14, when there will be a joint service in Larbert West at 10.30 a.m. The Service will be led by Rev. John Brown. Crèche and children’s activities will be provided. There will be a meeting of the trustees of Larbert Old to discuss the draft basis of union on Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. On Wednesday, June 17, the Holiday Club team will meet at 7 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. After June 14 and until further notice, Larbert Old Services will be held in the hall while repairs are carried out in the church. Further information, email

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in the Tryst Community Education Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir on Sunday at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible teaching, followed by tea/coffee. The Bible teaching will continue the series from Revelation focusing on the letter ‘To the Church in Sardis’ and will be led by Bill Davidson. You will be made most welcome. Prayer Time on Tuesday at 8.15 p.m. in the Tryst Centre. For more information, please call 07768 048446.

Lodge Carron

Brethren please note there is a GCM in the Lodge on Monday, June 15 at 7.30 p.m. Also note in your diaries Friday, June 19 where the Lodge will confer the mark degree at Lodge Corkerhill 1426. Bus will leave Lodge at 6.30 p.m., contact the secretary for further details.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army welcomes Cornerstone Full Gospel Church from 10.30 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Pastor Alex Paton will be ministering. Sunday Worship time is from 2.30-3.30 p.m. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m., Major Alma Thomas from Bo’ness Salvation Army is the guest speaker. Headway Memory Group will be from 10-11 a.m. Anyone with an acquired ot traumatic brain injury and needs help, please call Stuart on 07400 449433. Headway Wednesday Craft Group will be from 1.30-3.30 p.m. Joint Prayer will be Wednesday 7-8 p.m. Coffee Morning on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Every second Saturday of each month Cornerstone has their men’s breakfast from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Every third Saturday of each month at the same times Cornerstone have their women’s breakfast.

Car Boot

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

North Broomage

Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays 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.

Larbert East

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 between 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 Thursdays between 9.30-11 a.m. 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. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192, or 07859 933877.

Ochilview Bar

The old Warriors Club has resumed Friday night bingo sessions and eyes-down is at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, every Sunday at 3 p.m. a domino competition goes ahead when the winner takes home a 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 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) 333035. The chorus can also be contacted via 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 from members or at the clubrooms. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Walking Football

Stenhousemuir FC 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 6 p.m. 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

The club is currently celebrating its 150th season when all games will be played at home and 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.

Toddler Group

Larbert West Toddler Group has vacancies for new members with free registration until the end of June. The group is for babies upwards to 5 and runs on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30-11.15 a.m. in Larbert West Parish Church, Main Street. Door fee includes snack, organised craft and play. We have a well equipped baby corner and a large variety of play equipment and toys for older children. Drop in at the above times for a warm welcome and a cup of tea.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. is a joint service with Larbert Old being held in Larbert West and being conducted by Rev. John Brown. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet in the lesser hall at 1 p.m.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite when we will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. 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. On Wednesday, the Deacon’s Court meet in the Small Hall at 7.15 p.m. A sale of children’s clothes is held in the Upper Room on a Thursday morning from 9.15-10.45 a.m. Entry is through the back door of the church hall.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church continues to meet during the service and all children are most welcome. Tomorrow (Friday), the AGM of the Larbert Churches Youth Trust will be held at 7.30 p.m. in the Church Hall. This is always an interesting evening and includes a review of the valuable work undertaken by the youth workers.

Ladeside Parents

Ladeside Primary School Parent Council (PALS) is holding a meeting on Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the school. Parents, grandparents and carers welcome. Further details available at

Larbert Bowling

A dance/cabaret has been arranged for Saturday, July 11, at 8.30 p.m. when 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 7.30 p.m. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Grace Church

Services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School are at 10.30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. The service at 10.30 a.m. is a family service with the annual prizegiving for Grace Kids as well as celebrating two baptisms and the admission of six new members. This week’s prayer meeting will be on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. All are very welcome to each of these services. Curry night is on June 19 at Mel and Eleanor’s house, in aid of the building project.

Bravheart 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. we leave from FVRH, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a slower 30 minute walk both finishing in the cafe afterwards. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. walk, leaving from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join a slower 30 minute walk or brisker 1hr walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.