Maddiston news from Thursday, July 2

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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: or pop into your local branch at Maddiston Community Education Centre, which is open every Friday from 10am-noon.

Evangelical Church

The Sunday services start at 10am with communion, followed at 11am with a time of fellowship and refreshments. The family service is at 11.30am. This is the start of our summer services which will go on until the end of August and will comprise of two ten minute talks on a given topic, as well as a children’s spot at the beginning of the service. Children of primary school age and younger will go through to the annexe for their own programme at 11.50am. The creche will also be running for under threes. The speaker on Sunday will be Ivor Forrest from Edinburgh. His theme is ‘Unity and Diversity in the Church’. There will be no evening services until September. The prayer meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Golf Club

John Brown would be happy to hear from anyone interested in golfing lessons at the club and can be reached on 07708 324 900, or (01324) 711277. Meanwhile, a domino competition goes ahead at the Manuelrigg premises every Sunday afternoon when the winner can pick up a coo pie.

Community Council

Maddiston Community Council’s meeting will be held this evening at 7pm in the community centre. All are welcome to attend. Issues include updates on the proposal to put a link from the A801 through the Haining and the Barrett’s estate to the main street by the primary school - possible speed restriction and improvements on Nicolton Road - the school and the issue of health services.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday, morning service in Muiravonside Parish Church was conducted by the minister Rev. Louise McClements. During the intimations a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan, our organist for the service. The Sunday Club is now on holiday until August. This Sunday, morning service in Muiravonside Parish Church will commence at the usual time of 11.30am and will be conducted by the Rev. McClements. Remember, this is our ‘Annual Joint Service’ with our linked Charge at Shieldhill. So, come along and enjoy this special service and also the friendship with our friends from Shieldhill. Hope you can attend. There will be a cup of tea/coffee served after the service for that usual annual ‘blether’. The Falkirk Foodbank and the Falkirk Homeless project is still ongoing and there is a box in the vestibule to collect any donations for these causes. If anyone is interested in receiving a copy of the morning service, please see Jackie Napier after the service.