Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, March 12

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Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Education Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir, on Sunday at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible teaching. The Bible teaching will be Study 25 in John’s Gospel, will be led by Brian Liddle and will be followed by tea/coffee. Prayer Time on Tuesday will be at 8.15 p.m. in the centre. If you would like to know more or to discuss the Christian faith, please call us on 07768048446.

Coffee Morning

3rd Larbert Boys Brigade is having a Coffee Morning on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in Larbert East church hall. Entry £2.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by the Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church (Sunday School) meet during the service and new members are always welcome. The Church Guild’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the hall on Monday at 7.30 p.m. The popular Wednesday Welcome awaits you in the hall on Wednesday at 10 a.m. All are welcome to have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and listen to the minister’s thought for the day.

Larbert West

The Saturday Group meet this week in The Stables at midday. All welcome for a blether and a bit of company. On Sunday The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper will take place at the services at 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m., both conducted by Rev Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children in the morning with refreshments in the hall after the service. All welcome. On Monday at 2.30 p.m. there is a Communion Service particularly suited to, but not exclusively for, older members. This service is preceded at 1.30 p.m. by tea and a time of fellowship in the hall. To arrange transport please contact Myrna on (01324) 556315. The Guild meet on Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. when an insight will be provided into the work of Maggie’s Centres. On Wednesday The Prayer Group meet at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.

Old Playground

Larbert Old Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The playgroup is for children from two years and upwards and runs on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30-11.25 a.m. in Larbert Old Parish Church at Larbert Cross. Please contact Kirstie on 07904185367for more details or email to arrange a visit. Younger siblings also welcome.

Grace Church

Services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School are at 10.30 a.m. and also at 6 p.m. Grace Kids also meet at 10 30 a.m. The weekly Prayer Meeting will be held this Thursday at 7.45 p.m. in the Dawson Mission. All are warmly invited to these services. Generate, for teenagers of school age, meets on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Dawson Mission.

Metafit Classes

Takes place on Monday at 8 p.m. in the Dobbie Hall and Saturday 10.15 a.m. in Stenhousemuir Sports Centre.

Larbert Old

A warm open invitation to Larbert Old at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The Service will be led by Rev. John Brown and children’s activities will be provided. The Stated Annual Meeting will be held in the hall on Tuesday, March 17 at 7.30 p.m. Further information, email

Larbert East

On Mother’s Day, the service is at 10.30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite. We will also welcome members of our uniformed organisations for the Annual Colourful Service. The Young Church meet in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. There will be tea/coffee and biscuits served in the hall afterwards and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. The Banner and Craft Group are having a Spring/Easter stall in the hall after the service. Proceeds to Church Funds. A sale of children’s clothes is held in the Upper Room on a Thursday from 9.15-10.45 a.m. Enter through the back door of the church hall. Weekday Worship continues to be held in the Church at 11.15 a.m. on a Thursday, all welcome.

Probus Club

Larbert & Stenhousemuir Probus Club fell foul of the proverbial three things going wrong at its meeting on March 3 - rearranged speakers, hall lock out and snow! The reduced number of 18 members re-assembled at Larbert West Church to hear Ronnie Cheape and Ronnie Laing relate details of their 2014 trip to WW1 Graves of those honoured on the Larbert Old Church Memorial. A further re-arrangement of programme brings forward Douglas Cooper speaking on

his passion of Astronomy to the next meeting on Tuesday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in Larbert Bowling Club.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays 7-8 p.m. and Carrongrange School on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Zumba Gold with Carol at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11.45 a.m.

Salvation Army

On Sunday Cornerstone Full Gospel Church meet from 10.30 a.m. to noon run by Pastor Alex Paton. From 2.30-3.30 p.m. is Sunday Worship led by Major John McCaffrey. Mondays from 1.55-3 p.m. is Home League, led by Major Alma Thomas from Bo’ness Salvation Army. Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. is Headway Falkirk’s Memory Group, please contact Stuart on 07400449433 if you have a problem. Wednesday from 1.30-3.30 p.m. is the craft group for head injured individuals. At 7-8 p.m. is the joint prayer meeting. Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. is coffee morning. Every Second Saturday of the month is men’s breakfast from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and each third Saturday is woman’s breakfast. For details call Pastor Alex Paton on 07514246156.

Lodge Carron

Brethren please note that the GCM will now be held on Monday, March 23 at 7.30 p.m. The Lodge will confer the Entered Apprentice degree on Wednesday, March 25 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 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 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 continues every Thursday. The facility is for birth to three years and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Thursday mornings 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 07983534424.

Aerobics Class

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

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) 712362. The chorus can also be contacted via their e.mail address, and further information is contained within their website,

Buddhuism 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

Dance/cabaret evenings continue on Friday, April 10, when Gold Retro provides the music. Tickets are £5 and can be booked at the bar. 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.

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 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. For more infomration, call the club on (01324) 562992.

Stenhousemuir Bowling

Currently celebrating its 150th birthday, 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. Another cabaret takes place on Saturday, March 28, when a big star of the club scene, David John, will take the stage following the bingo around 9 p.m. David Taylor fills the gaps with his disco and tickets, priced £4, can be booked at the bar.

Age Concern

Larbert & Stenhousemuir Age Concern will host their AGM in the hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.

Vale of Carron

The Rotary Club of Vale of Carron and three guests travelled to Glasgow on Wednesday for an Italian meal followed by a visit to the King’s Theatre. We enjoyed a performance of ‘The Bodyguard’, starring Alexandra Burke as Rachel Marron. It was a lovely evening of fun and fellowship. We are delighted to see visitors on Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping the community by joining Rotary, or want to learn more about us, contact Ken on 07786067606, visit or our club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.D

Darts Exhibition

East Stirlingshire are hoping to be on target this weekend, as the club has arranged a special fundraising darts evening with some of the most famous names in the sport. Sky Sports presenter Wayne ‘Hawaii 501’ Mardle will be heading to the Dobbie Hall in Larbert on Saturday night for the special ‘Tungsten Tear Up’ joined by fellow legends of the oche Keith Deller, Dennis Priestley and the charismatic Eric Bristow. Shire have recently teamed up with the team at Little Kerse to run community football courses and teams, as well as the first-team basing themselves at the Grangemouth training facility during the week. Tickets start at £20 for standard tickets with VIP meet and greet lounge seats available for £50 with profits adding to the club coffers. Doors open from 6 p.m. Tickets are available from Galaxy Sports Little Kerse in Grangemouth or by calling (01324)486924.

Braveheart Walks

Lively walks in Larbert are full of friendly faces, who enjoy the scenery on several different routes around this area. Every Tuesday at 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 afterwords. Also a Friday at 10.30 a.m. a 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.