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Two lives: one lost in World War I, while tending to the wounds of the other in action. That was the engrossing background outlined by Donald Meek at last week’s meeting of Polmont Probus Club, when he described the short life of his great-uncle, a native of Tiree, killed by a sniper when serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on the Somme, and the long and eventful life of his company commander, who survived the hostitities, went on to qualify as a veterinary surgeon, play rugby for Scotland and establish veterinary colleges in Africa. He lived until 1971. The vote of thanks was offered by John McCormack.
The buggy group meets every Monday 12.30 p.m. in the car park at the back of the church hall. After the walk mums are invited back to the mother and toddler group for tea/coffee. This group is supported by your local health visitors. A volunteer walk leader is needed to assist this group, for one hour on a Monday. A active mum or granny would be ideal. For more information contact your health visitor at Meadowbank or contact Barbara McConnell on (01324) 504556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new Parent and Toddler Group has started in Greenpark Community Centre on Tuesdays from 9.30-11.30 a.m. Please contact Lisa McCallum in advance to confirm availability at (01324) 506730 or e-mail Greenparkcommunitycentre@falkirk.gov.uk.
Linda Scott’s Yoga Class - The Monday class is not running at the moment but will return to Greenpark Centre in the New Year. For more information on the class or any other classes/groups in the centre please contact Lisa McCallum on (01324) 506730 or e-mail Greenparcommunitycentre@falkirk.gov.uk.
Morning Service on Sunday will be conducted by Rev. David Wandrum at 11 a.m. Choir practice at 9.45 a.m. Prayer Meeting in the Vestry at 10.30 a.m.Youth Church, meeting at 11 a.m. in church. Creche in the Fellowship Room at 11 a.m. On duty are L Moore and J Park. Duty for Reading will be Janice Lewis and Prayer will be Lorna Farquhar. Flower Duty is Festive Flower Display. ACTs Duty is M Day and M Laing. Brightons Church Praise Group would like to invite you to a carol concert from 2- 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 20 in Brightons Church followed by some festive fayre in the hall. The group can’t promise snow but they can promise lots of good cheer and fellowship. The concert is free but there shall be an opportunity to donate to a charity the praise group supports. Polmont Old Parish Church’s ‘celebration of carols and music’ will be held at Polmont Old Parish Church on Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m. Featuring The Church Choir, St Margeret’s Primary School, Graeme High School, Braes High School and an Orchestra of invited musicians and performers will take part. Tickets priced £5 (children school age free) are obtainable from any member of the Church Choir, Kirk Session or Congregational Board or admission payable at the door on the day.
The 2nd Polmont Anchor Boys invites you to a Christmas Coffee Evening on Thursday, December 11 from 6–7 p.m. in Polmont Old Parish Church Hall - £2 for adults, 50p for children (includes Christmas refreshments) payable at the door. Entertainment will be provided by the Boys.