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, we have a Donation Station to support our own projects and charities and we support the elderly in our community.

Support

Adult Seasons for Growth Bereavement Support

*Please note that group meetings are currently suspended due to the pandemic, but we hope to run groups again fairly soon. If you think this might be of interest and would like to find out more, please contact the Church Office in the first instance. *

We offer Adult Seasons for Growth Bereavement Support groups and you can find out more here.

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.

Support Groups

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

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Community

Men’s Shed

In normal circumstances, our Men’s Shed meet on a Tuesday morning 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!

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!

Wanderers

The Wanderers Group started over 20 years ago to support elderly or housebound people of local Falkirk churches. The Wanderers are taken on outings twice monthly between March and November.

The bus has a tail-lift which we use for those who find the steps difficult and all our drivers are MIDAS trained. Each person is picked up from his/her home and returned there at the end of the afternoon. The Wanderers are picked up between noon and 1.00pm and returned home between 4.00pm and 5.00pm. Anywhere within a 30 mile radius (usually an hour’s journey) can be our destination! On arrival there, the Wanderers enjoy an afternoon tea at a local teashop or garden centre, which gives everyone the opportunity to relax and chat.

During the winter months, one outing per month is organised. While we still pick up each Wanderer and return him/her home, our destination is Falkirk Trinity Church where entertainment and afternoon tea is laid on. At the moment, a charge of £10 per head is made to cover the van hire, insurance, petrol and afternoon tea.

If you are interested in coming along, please contact the Office.

Children and Families

Tots and Toddlers

Our Tots and Toddlers 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.

Labelled with Love

Labelled with Love is our new project and is constantly developing. It began in the summer of 2020 to help supply new school clothing for local families struggling to afford uniforms. In the colder weather there was a need for winter jackets and footwear and these were also supplied. Items continue to be distributed through schools and other agencies as need arises and the ongoing support of the church is much appreciated. In addition, requests are sometimes received for general clothing for specific children and we aim to meet these needs with good quality second hand clothing if available. All of this is only possible thanks to the generosity and financial donations of church members and supporters.

Please get in touch if you, or someone you know, needs help to provide school uniform or general clothing for their children. Your request will be treated confidentially. Phone 07942318993 or email the Church Office.

If you would like to make a donation, then please click on this safe link to do so.

Donate to the Family Life Centre