Laurieston news from Thursday, December 18

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Parish Church

Brightons Church Praise Group invite you to a Carol Service from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 20 in Brightons Church. On door duty next Sunday, December 21 are Mrs I. Strathie, Mrs J. Sherrat, Mrs J. Letham and Mrs E. Gillies. On tea duty are Mrs M. Andrew, Mrs J. White, Mrs C. Park and Mrs s. Marshall. The free fun Christmas quiz should be completed and returned on December 21. The prizewinners of the recent fund raising quiz were Mrs Margaret Ferguson, Mrs Sheila Marshall and Mr Ian Wright. Short anthologies of poetry and stories by two members will be available on Sunday, December 21 in aid of the refurbishment fund. Sincere thanks to all who have donated flowers during 2014. They are much appreciated by the sick and bereaved. The 2015 list is now in the information area. If you would like to donate flowers please put your name on the list next to the date required. Mary and Joseph are continuing their Advent journey around the congregation. Special Christmas services will be as follows: Sunday, December 21, 10 a.m. Children’s Nativity; Wednesday, December 24, 6.30 p.m. Carol Service, Laurieston; Wednesday, December 24, 11.30 p.m. Watchnight Service at Redding and Westquarter (carol singing from 11 p.m.). All families and friends of any religion or no religion are invited to any of these services. Happy Christmas to all.

L.O.F.W.A.

At the last coffee morning of the year the school choir braved the elements to entertain the senior citizens. Many thanks to staff and children for providing such pleasure to members of an older generation. The Christmas party was an excellent success due to the music of Alex Anderson, the performance of the line dancers and to the preparation of food and drink by the staff. Members would like to thank the ladies who give so much time and effort throughout the year, and to convey to everyone compliments of the season. Next coffee morning will be on Thursday, January 8.

Gospel Hall

The preacher at the 3 p.m. Sunday Gospel meeting in the Cotton Lane Gospel Hall, will be Mr Douglas Kennedy from Barrhead. Tea and biscuits will be served afterwards. Everyone is welcome.

Cash Bingo

An evening session is on every Sunday in Laurieston Community Hall (in the park). Doors open 6 p.m., eyes down 6.45 p.m. Two snowballs to play for. Refreshments available. Tel: 07773 991 931.

Thank You

The Rainbows, Brownies and Guides would like to thank the two local companies who came forward with the very kind offer of lighting up our local empty Christmas tree - Lightways from Larbert and Perfect Touch the local florist. It was really very much appreciated, but at the last minute the council found lights and hopefully they will be up by the time this goes to print. We would also like to thank everyone for their kind support after the article appeared in last week’s Falkirk Herald. The Guiders would like to thank Councillor Steven Jackson and the Provost Pat Reid for their help in resolving the issue of our Christmas tree. The Rainbows, Brownies and Guides would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.