Family Life Centre

Trinity Transforming Lives

By this we mean transforming the spiritual lives of our own members, transforming and improving the lives and well-being of people in the local community and changing the lives of people globally through charitable work.

To this end, we have developed a Family Life Centre within the Church. Under the Family Life Centre umbrella, we seek to meet various needs in our local community. For example, we work with young people and their families through our Play Therapy service, we run bereavement support groups regularly throughout the year and we support the elderly in our community.

Support

Seasons for Growth Bereavement Support for Adults

There’s no way around grief and loss – sooner or later you just have to go through it. And rebuilding your life can be really difficult. It takes a lot of courage to live life as a griever.

But joining a group can help – learning that there is no “right way” to grieve, feeling comfortable and supported, forming bonds, sharing in a safe place, feeling less isolated and setting aside a time to reflect and to learn from others.

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Seasons for Growth Bereavement Support for Parents

Would you like some help in supporting your child after the death of someone they love?

The Seasons for Growth Parent Programme provides an opportunity for parents and carers to better understand the experience of death from a child’s perspective and to explore ideas and strategies they may wish to consider as they support their children.

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Seasons for Growth Bereavement Support for Children and Young People

It can be really hard for children and young people to cope with a bereavement and to express their feelings.  They may not want to upset any other members of the family and so don’t acknowledge how they are feeling but their behaviour can tell a different story.

Joining a group and working through the Seasons for Growth programme can help them to talk about what has happened and to become more resilient.

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Support Groups

We facilitate meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and various counselling organisations.

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Falkirk Street Pastors

We are pleased to be able to support Falkirk Street Pastors by providing them with somewhere warm to have a break and cup of tea during their evening’s patrol.

Commissioned in 2010, Falkirk Street Pastors are a dedicated group of Christians committed to patrolling the town centre on a Saturday night from about 10pm until 3.30am (ish) on the Sunday. (During Easter, Christmas and at New Year, they patrol on a Friday and Saturday). All of the Street Pastors are active members of local churches who have a genuine concern for the people of Falkirk. They engage and connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds in a non- judgemental way. They offer a listening ear to the burdened, support those who may have overindulged, guide people safely to transport home and distribute copius pairs of flip flops for sore feet at the end of the night!

Find out more by visiting their Facebook page.

Community

Cafe in the Kirk

Our cafe is at the heart of our Church community. We are normally open on Wednesdays from 11:30am until 1:30pm for lunch and light refreshments including home-made soups, sandwiches and scones. Everything is freshly prepared.

We provide table service in a warm, friendly and interactive environment. Whether you are looking for a working lunch, catching up with friends or seeking a tranquil space to contemplate, we’ll be able to help. Many of our customers are regulars whilst others express great delight at finding us for the first time.

 

Please be aware our last day before summer 2024 will be Weds 26th August. We will return on Weds 14th August. 

Men’s Shed

Our Men’s Shed meet on a Tuesday morning from 9am for a bacon roll and cup of tea before tackling some of the odd jobs around the Church. This can be anything from painting, repairing broken locks and door handles to building and repairing furniture. And, of course, there’s always time for more tea and chat later!

Snowdrop Cafe

The Snowdrop Café runs on Monday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm in the Main Hall.  Everyone who comes along enjoys a chat, with tea, coffee and scones.  Some enjoy playing dominoes or card games. From time to time, we also have entertainment.

The aim of the Snowdrop Café is to bring people of all age groups together in an inclusive and friendly environment where all will be respected and accepted. The objective is simply to provide a space to make friendships, enjoy each other’s company, help with isolation and form a sense of belonging.

The Snowdrop Café is run in conjunction with Strathcarron Hospice.

Transport can be arranged for anyone who experiences difficulties in getting to the church.

If you would like to view some pictures from recent Cafe’s please click here: https://falkirktrinity.org.uk/snowdrop-cafe/

 

Music Shed

The Music Shed is a group of local musicians who meet every Monday morning (normally) to share their musical talents and well as having a coffee and blether and putting the world to rights!

Falkirk Foodbank

We are a partnering church of Falkirk Foodbank and on the first Sunday of every month we collect donations for Falkirk Foodbank. The Foodbank depends on donations to meet an ever increasing need and believe no-one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why they provide up to five days nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.

 

Children and Families

Happy Faces

Our Happy Faces group meets on Monday mornings, during school terms, from 9.30am until 11.30am.
Little ones can play, enjoy crafts, listening to stories and so much more. Each session costs £1.50 per child, to cover snack and juice costs for the children and tea/coffee for carers. The cost for each additional child is 50p.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy helps children understand muddled feelings and upsetting events that they haven’t had the chance to sort out properly. Children use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace, without feeling interrogated or threatened. Since the summer of 2017, we have operated a play therapy project running one morning per week, employing the services of a professional play therapist, in a dedicated play therapy room. Referrals can be made through primary schools or by contacting the Church Office.

Seasons for Growth Bereavement Support for Children and Young People

It can be really hard for children and young people to cope with a bereavement and to express their feelings.  They may not want to upset any other members of the family and so don’t acknowledge how they are feeling but their behaviour can tell a different story.

Joining a group and working through the Seasons for Growth programme can help them to talk about what has happened and to become more resilient.

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Labelled with Love provides new school uniforms to families in need

Most requests are received in August each year although uniforms are distributed throughout the year. When requested, winter jackets are also provided as well as other items such as shoes or underwear, if funds are available.

Uniforms are packed in eco-friendly bags and a label ‘With love from Falkirk Trinity Church’ is attached. Hence the name Labelled with Love was chosen.

Anyone who needs uniforms for their children can contact the team via text to 07592954234 or email lwl@falkirktrinity.org.uk

The feedback has been very positive as we are providing at the point of need and therefore transforming the lives of the children and families at a crucial time. Another way in which we support families is providing a Christmas meal in a bag through Hallglen Pantry and a few local schools.

We are forever grateful for ongoing provision and answer to prayer. Uniforms and generous donations continue to come from the congregation of Falkirk Trinity, the local community, friends and family. If you would like to support us financially, please use this safe link.

Labelled With Love was set up during the pandemic in the summer of 2020 to provide new school uniforms for children from families struggling financially. At first we linked with Hallglen Pantry. Since then the project formed strong links with our local schools and agencies. We are led by where the need is greatest in supporting children and families and showing God’s love.

For information on other activities led by Labelled with Love click here.

 

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