The members of our Outreach group lead the congregation's support of charities, both local and international, while responding to requests for aid in emergency situations.

In 2011 we at Kirk of the Holy Rood celebrated 50 years of worship and witness. It was decided to remember this event by supporting a project with a view to maintaining contact over an extended period. We chose to support the United Mission to Nepal. They have used our donations in various ways to help remote communities to improve their living conditions. The congregation receive information about the work being done and recently were pleased to have a visit from the UMN Director, Mark Galpin. Last year we were ablte to raise £700 towards the work of our friends in Naepal.

Each year we have three main appeals. At Easter there is a collection for the work of Buskit. The staff and pupils of Grangemouth High School are much involved in the work of this charity. Senior pupils have travelled to Belarus to work in the hospitals dealing with the children affected by Chernobyl. Although there will be no visit to Belarus this year we are happy to contribute to the work being done there.

Our Harvest Thanksgiving Appeal in 2017 is for Maggies.

At Christmas we raise money by sponsoring messages on the Christmas Tree etc. In 2017 this will be for the benefit of the charity Papyrus.

Since the Falkirk Foodbank was been established, the congregation have responded magnificently each month by donating foodstuffs by the carload to help provide emergency supplies for local families in need.

The members of Outreach much appreciate the generosity of the congregation in supporting these appeals. At Easter, Harvest and Christmas we have the pleasure of hosting occasions when there is an opportunity to say Thank You to all.