Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, September 11

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Grace Church

Everyone is warmly welcome to the services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School at 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Grace Kids, for children of primary school age, meet during the morning service. Generate, for secondary school kids, meets during the morning service this Sunday at 10.30 a.m. The Prayer Meeting will be held in the Dawson Mission on Thursday at 7.45 p.m. Next meetings of Connect Groups will be during week commencing September 22.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Denholm. The Young Church (Sunday School) meet during the service and new members are always welcome. The Guild meet in the hall on Monday evening at 7.30 p.m. when Pauline McAusland will speak on the Guild Project ‘Heart for Art’. Anyone interested in coming along to the meeting will be made most welcome.

Larbert West

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday at both services at 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack who continues to provide pastoral care. Elders meet for pre-service meditation in the lesser hall at 10 a.m., there will be creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children with refreshments and a time of fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome. After each service there is a retiring offering in favour of Prospects. On Monday there is an afternoon service of Holy Communion, particularly, but not exclusively, for less mobile members. This is at 2.30 p.m. and is preceded by afternoon tea and fellowship in the lesser hall. Full details and to arrange transport, if required, please contact Myrna on (01324) 556315. The Prayer Group meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir on Sunday, September 14 at 10 a.m. for Worship and Bible Teaching. The teaching will consider The Message of Habakkuk and will be led by Brian Liddle. This service will be followed by tea/coffee. We will also meet in the Centre on Tuesday, September 16 at 7.30 p.m. for Prayer Time. You will be made very welcome at any of these services. For more information or to talk about the Christian faith, please call 07768 048446.

Zumba Classes

Zumba with Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. and Sundays, 6-7 p.m. Also at Carrongrange School on Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. Zumba Gold for active older participants at the Dobbie Hall on Thursdays, 11-11.45 a.m.

Larbert East

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30 a.m. led by Rev. Melville Crosthwaite assisted by several members of the Kirk Session. The Young Church meet in the halls before the service and crèche is held in the Session Room. Tea/coffee will be served in the hall afterwards and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. The Banner Group resumes on Monday at 2.30 p.m. in the Session Room. All welcome. On Tuesday the Prayer Group meet in the Session Room at 6.30 p.m. and the Women’s Group meet in the large hall at 7.30 p.m. when we will have a talk on Fire Safety. A sale of children’s clothes is held in the Upper Room on a Thursday morning from 9.30-10.45 a.m. Enter through the church hall back door. Weekday Worship is held in the church on a Thursday morning at 11.15 a.m. This is a short service and you will be made very welcome.

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 evenings 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 through 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 meet 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 9.30-11 a.m. The cost is £1 per child and includes snacks. A warm welcome awaits and for further information call Alison on 07983 534424.

Aerobics Class

Aerobics and conditioning classes every Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church from 6.25-7.30 p.m. Those wishing to become toned and fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192, or 07859 933877.

Ochilview Bar

Tonight (Thursday) the quiz goes on as usual in the lounge of the former Warriors Club at 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,

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

Labert Bowling

The club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available at the bar. Meanwhile, cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the club’s Pretoria Road premises.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army welcomes all. Cornerstone Full Gospel Church led by Pastor Alex Paton meets in the hall from 10.30 a.m. until noon each Sunday. From 2.30-3.30 p.m. every Sunday is Salvation Army Sunday Worship. Major Alma Thomas will lead worship this week. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. led by Home League Secretary Margaret Ross. Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. is a meeting of Headway Falkirk’s Memory Group. If you know anyone suffering with a head injury, please call Stuart on 07400 449433 or drop in. Craft Group on Wednesday from 1.30-3.30 p.m. Wednesday Joint Prayer Meeting from 7-8 p.m. Friday Coffee Morning is from 10 a.m. to noon. Cornerstone Full Gospel Church have a Men’s Breakfast every second Saturday of the month and a Woman’s Breakfast every third Saturday of the month. For details please call Pastor Alex Paton on 07514 246158.

District 36

District 36 present Prefect Union and Anderson Auld Boys in the Dobbie Hall on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7.30 p.m. till late; £6.

Braveheart Walks

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. 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.

Jog Scotland

Following the long school summer holidays and the September weekend, the group is back on Monday evenings meeting at 7 p.m. in the Carrongrange annex of Larbert High School. If you are looking to get fit, take up jogging or perhaps make a long awaited return to running, then we can offer a fun, friendly, encouraging environment to help you further your ambition. The group is an opportunity to make new friends and inspire confidence during the long winter months. No need to run on your own when you can join the jogScotland family which has thousands of participants around the country. Further information from Bob Moyes on 07765 897109 or at Alternatively Billy Brotton at Larbert High School would be pleased to assist.

Ladies Club

Auchenbowie and West Plean Ladies Club will meet at Kinnaird Primary School Larbert, on Thursday, September 11 at 7.30 p.m. This is a musical evening, to be held in the dining hall.

Carron Rotary

Vale of Carron Rotary Club president Jill Dewar welcomed members to the first business meeting of the new Rotary Year, held in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. Following fellowship and a tasty meal the president led us through the items, principally a follow up to the Vale of Carron Beer Tent at the Airth Highland Games and initial planning for the Santa Sleigh. Saturday saw Rotary Café up and running again serving scones and cakes to visitors at the Tryst Craft Fair in the Dobbie Hall. Many tempting items and friendly stall holders made it a fine place for a browse and blether. The next fair is on October 11. If you are interested in joining Rotary or learning more, contact Joe on 07849 197330 or visit the club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

Larbert Old

You are warmly invited to the Morning Service in Larbert Old Church, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 14 which will be led by Rev. John Brown. Children’s activities and a Crèche will be provided in the hall, where tea and coffee will be available after the Service. The Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday, September 16 at 7.30 p.m. in the Rennie Lounge. The next Service in Caledonian Court is on Sunday, September 21 at 2.30 p.m. Further information from