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

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 Carmyle Church.
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.
Monday 15 April at 1 PM; Daffodil Tea at Carmyle Church. Everyone Welcome.

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.



2017 Social Programme

Kenmuir (K) grouped with Carmyle (C) and Sandyhills (S) Churches

Month Date Day Time Venue Event
February 3rd Friday C Fun fish supper night
6th Monday K Easter Egg / Guild night
12th Sunday K / C Holy Communion
16th Thursday 7.30pm K TLC Ceilidh
23rd Thursday 6.30pm Rustico Cafe Church
March 5th Sunday 6.30pm S Communion Joint Evening Service
21st Tuesday 7.30pm C Barbershop quartet
31st Friday 6.45pm S (K / C) Joint Fellowship Dinner at Sandyhills GC at 7.15pm
April 22nd Saturday S Children's Event
24th Monday 11.30am C 'Carers' Cafe Church (Fortnightly)
25th Tuesday K / C / S Joint Easter Egg Theatre Visit
May 6th Saturday 7.30pm S Film and music night at Mount Vernon Bowling Club
14th Sunday K / C Holy Communion
tbc Thursday 7.30pm C Social evening - possibly choir
30th Tuesday 7.30pm K Origin Scotland (Prodigal)
June 5th Sunday 6.30pm S Joint Communion Service
5th Sunday 10.30pm K Sunday School Prize Giving and church lunch
tbc tbc K Cafe Church
24th Saturday 10.00am C Summer Fair ('til noon)
July K / C / S Holiday Break
August S Keswick Week (7th to 11th)
September 10th Sunday K / C Holy Communion
16th Saturday 2.00pm S Afternoon Tea
October 1st Sunday 10.30am K Soup and Sandwich Lunch (after service)
27th Friday 7.30pm S Fish Supper and Quiz Night
November 4th Saturday 10.00am K Coffee Morning ('til noon)
25th Saturday 10.00am C Christmas Fair ('til noon)
December 1st Friday 7.30pm S Candlelight Dinner
2nd Saturday 7.30pm K 'Its a wonderful life' Film Night
3rd Sunday 10.30am K / C Holy Communion
3rd Sunday 6.30pm S Joint Evening Communion Service
10th Sunday 10.30pm K Gift and Carol Service
10th Sunday 6.30pm K Joint Evening Service
17th Sunday 10.30am K Nativity followed by Soup and Sandwich Lunch
17th Sunday 6.30pm C Joint Evening Service
18th Monday 7.30pm K Carols by Candlelight (Concert)
24th Sunday 11.30pm K Christmas Eve Watchnight Service
25th Monday 10.30am K Christmas Day service

Members and friends are welcome to join us at any of the above events



Kenmuir Mount Vernon 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 light lunch.
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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