T.L.C. - Officially the "Tea Lovers Circle"
(Coffee drinkers welcome)
Unofficially but realistically
T.L.C. - "Tender Loving Care"
Contact : Ann Gourlay T.L.C. Co-ordinator
Day trip to Museum of Rural Life, Kittochside
Monday morning 14th October 2019
Leaving Kenmuir Church at 10.00am - prompt!
Leaving Carmyle Church at 10.10am - prompt!
As a church outreach to the local community, the TLC plans to hold two Monday
cafes per month, 1.00pm - 3.00pm starting 24th April 2017 in
It will be known as the 'TLC Pop in Community Cafe'.
This is now an established fortnightly meeting in Carmyle church from 1.00pm to 3.00pm
The TLC's aim is to welcome all from the wider community who wish to come along and share
friendship over tea coffee and cake while enjoying various planned programmes of interest.
This will include Singers, Speakers on interesting topics,
Art Work Shops, Games, and Outings etc.
The plan is to encourage carers and those who require care to come along and join with others in a
safe environment where everyone can 'shake of the Monday blues' and share in fun and laughter over
hot drinks and cake.
Members and friends are welcome to join us at any of the above events
Kenmuir Mount Vernon and Carmyle church started the T.L.C. August 2013.
This was an idea of the minister, the Rev Murdo Maclean, to encourage
friendship, especially to offer companionship to those in the church,
and in the wider community, that were living on their own or acting as
carers for a loved one (but not exclusively). It is open to all ages,
men and women whether they are members, adherents or neither of these.
The idea is to take the church out to the parish that it serves
It does this by organising events to encourage an exchange of ideas
that relate to 'church', but in a neutral setting such as a cafe rather
than in the confines of a formal church.setting.
It recognises that non-church people may be intimidated to visit the
church per se, but happy to meet in a cafe over coffee/tea and cakes
(that includes a bit of laughter and fun).
These events may be organised round a coffee morning, an afternoon tea
or, on occasions, a bus trip that usually includes stopping off for a
A list of previous T.L.C. events Follows:
- Netherhouse Garden Centre (light lunch and cakes)
- Shotts Prison - hosting and exhibition on the 'Life of Anne Frank'
- Kittochside Working Farm and Museum
- Visit to a Windfarm
- A Games Morning
- Vintage Tea event
- Ceilidh Concert
- Soup and Sandwich
- Cheese and Biscuit Games Morning
- Visit to Kelpies and Callander House
- Christmas Party
- Christian Witness events in Rustico Cafe
- Shirley's Line Dancing Event
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