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

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, Bipolar Scotland 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 open on Wednesdays from 10am for tea, coffee and scones and from noon until 2pm for lunch and light refreshments including home-made soups, sandwiches and snacks. 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.

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!

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.

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

Labelled with Love is one of our Family Life Centre projects. 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. If you would like to support us as we raise funds for clothing, you can use this safe link to do so.

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.

Find out more about this project here.

 

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