Maddiston news from Thursday, November 6

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Evangelical Church

The Youth Club will take place on Friday from 7.30 till 9 p.m. in Maddiston Community Centre. All S1-6 welcome. Sunday services start at 10 a.m. with Comnmunion. At 11 a.m. after the Communion Service as an act of remembrance, we will join the nation and observe two minutes’ silence. The family service will start at 11.30 a.m. with guest speaker David Campbell from Brightons. At this service we will also think about remembrance and sacrifice. Children and young teens can leave the service and go into their own groups at noon - Discovery Group Extra, Creche and Youth Bible Group. The evening service is at 6.30 p.m where there will be Bible coaching from Tom Stables from Bo’ness. The subject will be: Psalm 100 - The Lord is God and the Lord is Good. Following the Bible teaching around 7.10 p.m. there will be a time of Communion for about 20 minutes. The parent and toddler group will be on Monday at 9.30 a.m. The Men’s fellowship meets on Tuesday at 2.15 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bill Denholm from Stenhousemuir. The prayer meeting will take place on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

History Meeting

Maddiston and Rumford Local History Group will hold its next meeting on Monday (November 10) in Maddiston Community Centre at 1 p.m.

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 Tuesday – Lunch Club 12.30 p.m. (a two course meal plus tea/coffee and biscuits for £3 – everyone welcome); Ladies Meeting, 2 p.m.; Kids Club (5 to 12-year-olds), 5.30 p.m. Thursday – Parent and Toddlers 9.30 am, Prayer and Bible Study 6 p.m. Friday – Parent and Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. and monthly on a Saturday evening there is a special event as advertised. All welcome. For further information contact (01324) 711793. We are always looking to develop our programme and are looking for volunteers. A huge thank you to all who supported our Sponsored Toddler Stroll, we raised £467. This has been split between the Toddlers and Salvation Army Social Services. The Parent and Toddlers have already invested in a Bouncy Castle which has become very popular. We are looking forward to our 132nd Anniversary Weekend of November 22-23. Our Special Guest is Major John Houston. On Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m. will be a Musical Programme led by Shotts Songsters, followed by refreshments. There is no charge for the concert, but an offering will be taken towards the work of the Salvation Army. Everyone is welcome. This Sunday our service will at 10 a.m., led by our Minister, Envoy David Robertson followed by a Service at the Maddiston War Memorial.

Community Council

Maddiston Community Council will be holding its regular monthly meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre. Issues to be discussed include vandalism, the Polmont rail bridge closure for nine months and the forming of a ‘Friends of Muiravonside Park’. The first remembrance service at our new war memorial will be conducted by Captain David Robertson of the Salvation Army. All are welcome at our service on Sunday, November 9 at 10.50 a.m. prompt.

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 to 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.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday morning service at 11.30 a.m. in Muiravonside Parish Church was conducted by both our minister Reverend Louise McClements and Amanda McQuarrie. During the Intimations a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan who was our Organist for the service. A basket of flowers was presented by Amanda to Mr and Mrs Tony Usher on reaching their golden wedding anniversary, receiving them to a round of applause from the congregation. The cup of tea/coffee was greatly appreciated by all who stayed for the fellowship. Thanks to all who served and provided. This Sunday the ‘Act of Remembrance’ will be celebrated at Morning Service in Muiravonside Parish Church. The Service starts at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. and will again be conducted by the minister and Amanda McQuarrie. The Sunday Club meets at the same time. There will be a ‘Retiring Offering’ made at this Service for Poppy Scotland. Congratulations go to all who helped in any way at the Falkirk Trinity Church last Saturday. A total of £500 was raised for our Church funds. A round of applause was given to all at Morning Service.