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LAURIESTON, REDDING AND WESTQUARTER PARISH CHURCHES

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Organisations

The Guild

There has been a Guild in Redding and Westquarter long before the current Church was built in 1907.

In fact it is well documented that the Womens Guild donated £50 towards building the Church.

Not a lot you might say but in 1907 this was a great deal of money.

Guild women have always been known for their support of worthy causes and people in need, and the current Guild are no different. Each year the Guild committee in Edinburgh selects two projects for support and financial assistance. As well as these our members support many local and national organizations, as well as our own Church.

Unfortunately the Guild, due to lack of numbers, was forced to close at the end of the 2015 session. The members who were left took the decision very reluctantly but they have now set up a new group called the Chit Chat Club. This group meets every second Tuesday in the hall at 2pm where, as well as the chat, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and some home baking.

The contact is Helen Baird on 01324 717088.

Sunday Club

This year at Sunday Club we have been thinking about parables and the meaning behind them earlier in the session we looked at some of the stories from the Old Testament too. At Christmas we welcomed Laurieston Sunday School to celebrate the beginning of advent with our Christingle Service. Then we held our own family service just before Christmas.

We gifted a huge amount of presents to Women’s Aid with our annual appeal for gifts under the tree and raised over £100 for CHAS by making and selling “Christmas Wishes” baubles which decorated the Christmas tree in the church when the messages had been read out.

We finish our session with our family service and a soup and sandwich lunch for Christian Aid.

As always it would be lovely to have some new members and we welcome all children aged 3 years and over when our new session starts in September.

Please encourage your children to attend and Donna can be contacted at 01324 717692 or e mail donna@gardner23.wanadoo.co.uk

Baby Ballet

The Hall is used by an organization called Baby Ballet which is attended by children aged 3 and under who are interested in dancing.

These classes are held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings between 9am and 12am during the school terms.

Young Mothers Group

This group meets on Monday mornings at 10am and is suitable for pre school age children who can attend with their mum, dad, gran or whoever is looking after them.

Come along and let the children play and meet new friends whilst you relax with a cup of tea or coffee. Please call Vicki Smith on 07880 208 511 if you are interested or just come along on Tuesday morning.

Hartbeeps

Welcome to the world of Hartbeeps! We offer a developmental programme to engage and enchant babies and young children from birth to 4 years of age. Hartbeeps is a multi-sensory experience to engage and enchant through original music and imaginative play. Hartbeeps is aligned to the Early Years Curriculum and to the pre-school stages of the Curriculum For Excellence. We have our Babybeeps session for babies up to toddling who then graduate into our Happy House session, suitable from toddling to 4 years. Each week we take a sound journey to different themes, from teddy bears picnic to the farm, and even into space. Hartbeeps activities encourage development in cognitive thinking skills, communication skills, build confidence and promote active learning, but the best part is that it's fun for our babies, toddlers and for all the family! Come and join me and be part of the Hartbeeps musical, Magic Sprinkles, Lynsey xx

Classes are in Redding Church Hall every Thursday morning.

9.30am Happy House - toddling to 4 years

10.30am Babybeeps - babies to toddling

Please contact Lynsey@hartbeeps.com or like us at www.facebook.com/hartbeepsfalkirk for more information.

Weigh and Walk Group

This Group meets in the hall on Monday evenings at 6.30pm. All welcome

Youth Organisations

Brownies

The Brownies meet in Redding Hall every Wednesday between 6pm and 7.30pm.

Brownies provides fun and adventure for girls aged between 7 and 10 years old.

Are you interested in setting up an organization for the young people in Redding and Westquarter? This may be a Saturday café,Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade or something else. We would be pleased to hear from you and we will give you as much support as possible. Please contact William Scott 01324 713342.

 

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