Laurieston news from Thursday, November 20.

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Gospel Hall

The preacher at the 4 p.m. Sunday meeting in the Cotton Lane, Gospel Hall will be Mr Anderson Munro from Bo’ness. Please note the change of time. Everyone is welcome.

Country Dancing

Get your body and mind in shape! The local RSCDS Beginners Class will meet in Laurieston Primary School from 6.45 to 7.45 p.m. on a Tuesday night (no partner required and accompanied children are welcome). The General Class follows from 7.45 to 9.15 p.m. For further details ring Alison on 01324 631363. More information about us can be found on the website

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. 07773991931.

Coffee Afternoon

The 1st Reddingmuirhead Girls’ Brigade are holding their annual Coffee Afternoon on Sunday, Novembery 23 in the Community Centre in Reddingmuirhead to raise funds for the company. Entry is £2 per person and all are welcome to join us. Come along and enjoy goods from the gift stall, freshly made crepes, face painting, bottle stall, etc. Any donations of baking, good as new gifts or bottles for the bottle stall will be gratefully received. For more information contact Allison on 07791310508.

Breakfast With Santa

This popular event returns this year and is being held on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Methodist Church in Reddingmuirhead. This is to raise funds for the church. Tickets are £5 and adults will get two hot rolls, tea/coffee and mince pies and children receive one hot roll, juice, activities to do and a gift from Santa. This is a ticket only event so, to avoid disappointment, call Allison on 07791310508 to get your tickets.

Parish Church

Scoutmaster Alan thanks members for the positive feedback he received when the scouts assisted so ably in the special Remembrance Day Service. A donation of £200 has been forwarded to Erskine Hospital from the Remembrance Day Appeal. Sandra Duncan was warmly welcomed by the congregation last Sunday. Her sermon was ‘People with Talents’. The Sunday School will be holding a Christmas Fayre on Saturday, November 22 from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. in Laurieston Church Halls. Come along and enjoy a wide range of cards and gifts and indulge yourself in the wonderful cafe selling soup, rolls and home baking. Entry is free and all are welcome. On door duty next Sunday, November 23 are Mr S. Arnell, Mrs M. Hoggan, Mrs M. Erskine and Miss M. Brown. Next Sunday, November 23 the flowers are being donated by Margaret Thomson. On tea duty are Mrs I. Strathie, Mrs J. Letham, Mrs J. Sherrat and Mrs E. Gillies. On Tuesday, November 25 the Guild members welcome L. McDonald who has a story to tell about mums in Malawi. Mary and Joseph are preparing for their Advent journey around the congregation. If you would like to play host to them please put your details on the list in the information area. The flower list for 2015 is now in the information area. Thanks to all who have given flowers this year and to Mattie who co-ordinates the gifts of flowers to sick and bereaved. Copies of the current quiz can be obtained from the information area at £1 each. Crossreach Calendars are now being ordered at £4.50 per copy.


Since the Christmas season is fast approaching various events are being organised. On November 27 there will be a special coffee morning with a stall and all supporters of LOFWA are warmly invited. Cost is £2. On December 11 we are happy to welcome the primary school children to our Thursday coffee morning. This is always a special event with the bonding of children and the elderly. A warm invitation is extended to parents and family to come along and support their talented children. Further details will follow of the Christmas party organised by the committee on December 12.