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Falkirk Free Church Sunday School is an exciting place to be. Our primary aim is to teach the children about the Lord Jesus Christ, and to encourage them to trust Him. We meet every Sunday morning during term time. We join with the congregation for the first part of the service, then we go to our own room where the fun starts. We have our own praise band (called the Church), and spend about 15 minutes singing choruses. The younger children play their instruments for this. We then pray together (usually the Lord`s prayer), take a collection, then split into our groups. Hazel looks after the pre-schoolers, Joanna and Jennifer take the 5-7s, Jim has the juniors, and Kirsty takes the bible class. We also have a creche for the little ones.
The children also perform for the congregation after the morning service at various times throughout the year. They most recently performed a selection of Easter songs, (CDs are available !) and they always look forward to the annual nativity play. We will hopefully have an outing this summer, although the destination is still to be arranged. Come and join us.
Every Wednesday 7:30pm. Informal setting where we gather together for a time of prayer and Bible study.
Over the last year we have engaged in a systematic study of the Book of Ruth and the 7 Churches of Revelation. Our established format involves 3 weeks of study led by Norman followed by small group studies during week 4.
Trailblazers is a club aimed at primary age boys and girls and runs from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. on Thursdays at the church. The hour together is packed with fun and learning. Restarts on Thursday 21st January 2010.
Parent and Toddler:
Out toddler group welcomes parents, grandparents and carers of children up to the age of 3 years. We meet each Monday from 9.30 - 11.30 am. (Excluding school and public holidays.) Come and have fun playing with the toys, singing songs and making new friends. Refreshments are provided for both adults and children.Hazel and Joanna
We are encouraged that we have now been sending the broadsheet out for over a year. We send 855 each mailing and in packages of 95 to Christian folk who have asked for them and then undertake to distribute them. They go to French speaking countries in West and Central Africa such as Cameroon, and Central African Republic. As yet we have not had any responses to our broadsheets (we have our own number on each sheet) but we pray for their safe arrival and for God's guiding them to people who are seeking Him.
The Friday Night Fellowship takes place one Friday in every month. The Bible Study and discussion is informal and is held in a different home each month. You can count on someone providing pizza and snacks after the study.
Lectures in the Faith:
This year's topic is ‘key moments in the life of Christ' . The 2012 will be held D.V. on Friday 11 January, Friday 1 February and Friday 1 March. Previous years See here.
Senior Citizens' Afternoon
Throughout the winter month all senior citizens of the Church are invited to enjoy afternoon tea together at the home of Norman and Alison. We greatly value the presence and contribution of our elderly friends many of whom have made outstanding contributions to the life and work of the Church.
Bethany Care Shelter
Through a number of people in the congregation we have strong links with Bethany.
The Care Shelter provides rough sleepers with a place to go for the night where they can find shelter, a hot meal and a warm place to sleep. It started in Edinburgh in 1996 with a 2-week pilot over Christmas and has grown over the years to now span 5 months over the winter, from November until April. The service is run by a skeleton staff and relies on around 500 volunteers from churches across the Central Belt who provide personnel at Edinburgh church venues for service users to sleep in on a nightly rota basis as well as preparing and serving hot food to homeless people on the premises. The service has been a lifeline for many people over the years. The Care Shelter service costs around £110,000 to run for 5 months and is funded entirely by voluntary donations.
Recreational activities are organised several times a year at which times many we all have an opportunity to get away a day of fun and relaxation together. On Saturday 13th June we spent the day at North Berwick together.
Audio & Video Libraries & Children's Resource Library
In 2009 the church commenced a children's resource library as a means of making available to the children a wide selection of books and DVDs as a means of helping their spiritual development. This has been a very successful venture with books being signed out on a very regular basis.
For more on the audio library see here.
The local newspaper has a rota according to which local church representatives submit a thought for the week. Here is Norman's published earlier this year.