Maddiston news from Thursday, December 18

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Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone the main office in Grangemouth on 01324 473695, visit our website www.falkirkcreditunion.co.uk or pop into your local branch at Maddiston Community Education Centre, which is open every Friday from 10 a.m.-12 noon (closed December 26 and January 2). If you are interested in volunteering at all please call or ask at collection. AGM is on Thursday, January 29 at 6.45 p.m. within Youth & Community Wing, Abbots Road, Grangemouth.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, morning service was conducted by the Minister Rev. Louise McClements. During the Intimations, a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan who was our organist for the service. Your solo during the offering was very meaningful Jacqueline, and was greatly appreciated by the congregation. Thanks from all. This Sunday, morning service will be the Family Christmas service, commencing at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. and will again be conducted by Rev. Louise McClements. There will be a cup of tea/coffee available after this service. The Christingle service takes place in Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24. The Watchnight service starts at 11.30 p.m. also on December 24.

Camera Club

Anyone with an interest in taking photographs, or photography generally, is invited to attend the above club when it meets every Wednesday in The Braes Children and Family Centre in Forgie Crescent from 7-8.30 p.m. The group, which has changed name to Braes Camera Club, has operated for some time at the site and the organisers would be happy to welcome new members.

Golf Club

A Hogmanay dance has been arranged and the event kicks off at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced £8, are available from Tom Swan on (01324) 715655 or enquire at the bar. Another night of entertainment has been arranged for Saturday, January 10, when popular four-piece band, the Van Ds, returns to the club. The event runs from 8.30 p.m. until 12.45 a.m. and tickets, priced £5, are available from Tam Forsyth, Zander or at the bar. The evening is in support of the Institute of Neurological Science at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital and all are welcome. Meanwhile, a domino competition continues every Sunday afternoon at the Manuelrigg Premises when a Coo Pie can be won.

Community Council

Tonight’s (Thursday) meeting will be attended by a representative from Network Rail to discuss the closure of the Polmont bridge and also a representative from Orbit Communications to discuss the proposed development at Parkhall Farm. All welcome.

Salvation Army

A very warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army. Sunday Worship is at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston, FK2 0LU. The weekly programme is relaxed over the Christmas and New Year period. The band is busy playing Christmas Carols and sharing in services around the area. The church is so thankful to the generosity of local people; your donations make a huge difference to people in need throughout the year. For further information contact (01324) 711793. Last Sunday, the Family Service with the Nativity was wonderful, the children were fantastic. Next Sunday is the Carol Service, please extend an invitation to family, friends and neighbours, this is followed by Lunch. The Service will be led by our Minister, Envoy David Robertson. On Friday evening, December 19 we join in the Community Carol Service in Maddiston Primary School at 7.15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. On December 24 and 31 we have Watchnight Services. Refreshments from 11 p.m. followed by a short Service on each evening. Maddiston Salvation Army wishes everyone a Merry and Blessed Christmas.