Maddiston news from Thursday, June 11

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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 or pop into your local branch at Maddiston Community Education Centre, which is open tomorrow (Friday) from 10 a.m.-noon

Evangelical Church

Sunday services start at 10 a.m with communion, followed at 11 a.m. by a time of fellowship with refreshments. The family service is at 11.30 a.m. when the speaker will be Dennis Barnes from Polmont. This Sunday will be the Sunday School Prizegiving. The evening service is at 6.30p.m. when there will be Bible teaching from Rev. Martin Allen from Kilsyth. His theme is entitled ‘The God who Provides’ 2 Kings 4 v.1-7 and 42-44. The parent and toddler group will meet on Monday at 9.30 a.m. The prayer meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

Summer Fun

On Saturday, June 20, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. there is a fun day at Maddiston Primary School. Please come along and support the school and have a lots of fun. On the day we will be running a pocket money stall, a tombola, bottle hoopla, lucky lolly and soak the teacher. We will have a selection of stalls selling jewellery, candles, cards, hair accessorises and lots lots more as well as a stall raising money for Strathcarron Hospice. Try your luck at beat the goalie or shoot a hoop in our basketball competition. Enjoy some time on our bouncy castle and relax with a burger from our BBQ. We will also have a display from Kuk Sool Wan martial arts group as well as a visit from some super heroes. The Emergency services will also be on hand and you can see inside a police car or a fire engine. Running alongside the fun day we will have a car boot sale at the front of the school. A pitch is £10 and this is normally very popular. To secure your space at the car boot sale please call or text Alan with your details on 07411151577. The community centre will also be taking part in our fun day and will be running their community café along with a selection of stalls. We hope to see you for a day of fun.

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 Centre

Events and activities on at Maddiston Community Centre for today and the next week include; Today (Thursday) Giggles Toddlers Group meets 12.30-2.30 p.m.; the Kempo Ju-Jitsu meet 7-9 p.m. On Friday the Credit Union will be open 10 a.m.–noon. the Community Café is also open 8.45–1 p.m. On Monday the Personal Development Group meets 9.30-11.30 a.m.; The over 50s lunch & entertainment will be held 1-3 p.m.; the Choices Course is from 7.30-9.30 p.m. (for further information please call the centre). On Tuesday the Giggles Group will meet 9.30–11.30 a.m. and Kempo Ju-Jitsu meet 7-9 p.m. On Wednesday the Child-minding Group meets 9.30–11.30 a.m.; a Fast Track IT class is being held 9.30–noon (call (01324) 501696 for information) and the Youth Clubs will be on P1-P4, 5.30-6.30 p.m. and P5-P7, 6.45-7.45 p.m. We also have an IT suite for public use for internet access, e-mail access, filling in online forms, job searches homework and printing/copying. For any further information and opening times please call the centre on (01324) 720960.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday, morning service in Muiravonside Parish Church was conducted by Minister Rev. Louise McClements. During the intimations a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan, our organist for the service. This Sunday, the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at Morning Service in Muiravonside Parish Church. The service will commence at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. and will again be conducted by the Minister. 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. Any magazine articles for our next newsletter should go to Yvonne at Shieldhill Church as soon as possible.

Community Council

This month’s Maddiston Community Council meeting covered a variety of issues including presentations on the Braes footpaths and our project to improve our green spaces. Thanks were extended to Lesley Sweeney and Jessica Paterson from Falkirk Council for attending and presenting an update on these issues. The formation of our growing area in Muiravonside Park is now well in hand and anybody wishing to have a plot should contact Maddiston CC asap. An objection has been made against the erection of a comms mast beside the Fire Service building whilst concern was expressed at the volume and speed of traffic along Nicolton Road. The community council will be present during the week at the site meeting to voice objections to the proposal to build a link road to the A801 which could take traffic from the bypass into Maddiston along Glendevon Drive.

Salvation Army

A very warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army. Anyone is welcome to attend any of our activities. Sunday Worship is at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston, FK2 0LU. For further information contact (01324) 711793. We are always looking to develop our programme and are looking for volunteers. The weekly programme is - Mondays: 5.45 p.m., Praise Group; 6.30 p.m., Songsters (Choir). Tuesdays: 11 a.m., Prayer Meeting; 12.30 pm, Lunch Club, two-course meal plus tea/coffee & biscuits (£3); 2 p.m., Home League (Ladies Meeting); 5.30 p.m., Kidz Club (this is now on holiday until September). Thursdays: Parent and Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. Fridays: 9.30 a.m., Parent and Toddlers; 5.45, 6.30 p.m., Band. Next Sunday, our service will be led by our Minister, Envoy David Robertson.