Laurieston news from Thursday, October 2

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Although numbers present were disappointing, an excellent concert presented by Alistair Allan an violinist Lorna was enjoyed by all on Friday evening. Members are reminded that fundraising events demand time and effort by the committee and essential bills have to be met from the proceeds. Grateful thanks are extended to all who support the upkeep of the hall regularly. Good wishes are sent to secretary Isobelle for a speedy post-surgery recovery.

Parish Church

Sunday is the Harvest Service. This will be all age worship. The Harvest Appeal will go to help in the work of our Mission Partners. On door duty this Sunday are Mrs A. Gardiner, Mr J. McLellan, Mr G. Ferguson and Mr J. Christie. On tea duty are Mrs E. Thomson, Messrs G. Young, M. Walker, D. Turner. Flowers on Sunday are being donated by J. Campbell. If you are already a member of another church and wish to transfer your membership here, this is very straightforward. Please let the minister or one of the elders know. A preliminary meeting for people interested in joining the church for the first time will be held in the Manse, 11 Polmont Road, Laurieston, on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. Please let the minister know if you hope to be there or if that date does not suit. Ordination of Monica MacDonald as an OLM will be held in Bonnybridge Church tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. The next Service at Barleystone is at 2 p.m. on October 7. Holy Communion will be celebrated in both churches on Sunday, October 19 at Morning Worship. An afternoon Communion Service will be held in Laurieston Church Hall at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22. Tea and coffee will be served after this service. The talents of Steve Grossart and friends were appreciated at Saturday evening’s concert when £350 was raised for refurbishment. Grateful thanks to all who helped to make the evening a success. Prayers are invited for the G20 leaders meeting in Australia with the hope voices of poor communities will be heard.

Gospel Hall

The preacher at the 3 p.m. Sunday gospel meeting in the Cotton Lane Gospel Hall will be Mr Joe Chalmes from Perth. Tea and biscuits will be served afterwards. 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

Medium’s Visit

Laurieston Spiritualist Church will have Alan Welsh from Larkhall as guest medium for its service in the Old Folks Welfare Hall in Mary Street on Monday. Doors open 6.45 p.m., service starts 7.30 p.m. Everyone welcome.