Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, June 5

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Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all. Meetings as follows: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church Sunday Morning Worship from 10.30 to noon. Pastor Alex Paton will be leading the service. Sunday Worship with the Salvation Army from 2.30-3.30 p.m. with Major John McCaffrey. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. lead by Major Alma Thomas from Bo’ness Salvation Army. Tuesday Headway Falkirk hold the 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 evening from 7-8 p.m. We have a coffee morning from 10 a.m. to noon every Friday. All donations will go back into the community programmme. So, please come join in and be part of what is happening with us. Andrea Brown will speak at the next woman’s breakfast on Saturday, June 21. Contact Mrs Ruth Paton at 07889 789360 or if you are interested in coming along.

Larbert Rotary

Larbert Rotary Club are organising an Abba Tribute night on Saturday, June 14 in the Dobbie Hall, Larbert at 7.30 p.m. The evening features the UK’s leading Abba Tribute Band Swede Dreamz and tickets are priced at £12 each. All the Golden Album Hits are included in the performance. More information on the band can be found on their website. This is a bring your own bottle event. Tickets are available from the Falkirk Steeple Box office, Sisman’s newsagents, Stenhousemuir, The Quick Stop shop in Main Street, Larbert, and from Larbert Rotarians. The monies raised will be in aid of Strathcarron Hospice. Anyone looking to find out more about Rotary or interested in visiting our club can contact us through our website at where details of all our activities can also be found.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 p.m. Also a class at Carrongrange School on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Zumba Gold with Carol at the Dobbie Hall 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.

Lodge Carron

Lodge Carron 139, brethren please note that we are visiting Lodge Barns O’ Clyde 1018 to confer the Master Mason degree on Thursday, June 12. There is a bus organised, if anyone wishes to travel, please be at the Lodge for 6.30 p.m. or contact the secretary.

Larbert East

On Pentecostal Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite. At the end of the service we will welcome back the children who have been baptised during the last year to the Annual Cradle Roll service. The Young Church meets in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served in the hall afterwards and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. On Wednesday, the Kirk Session meet in the Small Hall at 7.15 p.m. A sale of children’s clothes is held in the upper room on Thursday morning from 9.15-10.45 a.m. Enter through church hall back door. Today (Thursday), weekday worship is held in the church at 11.15 a.m. This is the last weekday service until September, we will have tea/coffee and goodies afterwards. This is a short service and everyone is very welcome.

Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir on Sunday, June 8 at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible teaching. The focus is on the Bible teaching about Pentecost and this will be led by Brian Liddle. We will also meet for our Prayer time on Tuesday, June 10 at 8.15 p.m. You will be made very welcome at either of these services or for further information about the Christian message, please call 07768 048446. Our ‘More than Gold 2014’ Summer programme continues with a Community Festival at the Tryst Centre on Friday, June 20 from 6-9 p.m. when there will be fun and activities for all the family.

Metafit Classes

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

Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. During the morning service Grace Kids, for those of primary school age, meet. The Prayer Meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. The congregational outing is on Saturday - if you require transport please speak to Fiona. The next holiday club planning meeting will be on Saturday, June 14. Thanks to all who contributed so generously to gift month.

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 time of fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome. Pastoral care is currently being provided by Rev. Aftab Gohar on (01324) 482109. Immediately after the refreshments there is a picnic planned in Plean Country Park, meeting in the car park there. Please bring your own picnic and note that children must be accompanied. Anyone requiring a lift or able to offer others a lift should please contact Molly on (01324) 557142. In the event of inclement weather a curtailed version will take place in the church hall. All welcome. On Wednesday the Prayer Group meet at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall, and at 7.30 p.m. there is a meeting of the Kirk Session. The Saturday Group next meet on June 14 at noon in Torwood Garden Centre for a time of fellowship and a blether.

Stenhouse & Carron

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated during the service on Pentecost Sunday at 11.15 a.m. The worship will be conducted by Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church (Sunday School) meets during the service and new members are always welcome. There will be no Wednesday Welcome until the winter season.

Larbert Old

A warm and open invitation to Larbert Old Church of Scotland at 11 a.m. on Sunday, 8 June when service will be led by Rev. John Brown. Crèche and Children’s Activities are provided. Please join us in the hall afterwards for tea and coffee. Further information, email

Joint Church

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

Old Playgroup

Larbert Old Playgroup Annual General Meeting is on Thursday, June 12 from 7-8.30 p.m. in Larbert Old Parish Church Hall. Everyone welcome.

Toddlers & 2s

Looking for a fun, social activity to fill up your week with your wee one (s)? Come along to Larbert West Toddlers and 2s group. The group is for 0-5 years and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30 until 11.15 a.m., during term time at Larbert West Church, Main Street, Larbert FK5 3JF. Your wee one (s) will have some playmates and you can have a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. Call Clare, (playleader) on 07870 567116 to reserve your place now.

Braveheart Walks

Our lively walks in Larbert are full of friendly faces, who enjoy the scenery on serveral 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 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 everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call (01324) 673703.

Carron Rotary

President Jean Geddes of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron welcomed members and guests District 1020 Assistant Governor Ken Robertson, Lisa Treanor and her colleague to a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Larbert in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. After a tasty meal and some brief business Rotarian Colin Mather introduced Lisa from Home Energy Scotland which offers clear and impartial advice on ways to save energy and money. Lisa said she could only give a brief overview of a huge subject in the time available but more details are available online at or by phoning 0808 808 2282. Some of Lisa’s tips to save energy were as simple as not overfilling the kettle and draught proofing windows while others involved some level of investment such as renewable technologies and efficient boilers. Rotarian Don Murray gave a warm vote of thanks on behalf of both clubs and President Martin Nicol of Larbert Rotary thanked President Jean for her hospitality. Anyone interested in joining Rotary or learning more about us contact Don on (01324) 553039 or visit the club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.