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Last updated: 25 March 2017    7:11 PM

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Chepstow Foodbank - update..… January 2017


Donations of food in December were amazing, and 213 people benefitted from this generosity. Our distribution centres at The Bridge Church and Baptist Church are at full capacity foodwise, but there is still plenty of need for toiletries, please. If you would like to find out more about the work of the foodbank, speak to me, visit the website at www.chepstow.foodbank.org.uk or contact Sarah Coleman (Chepstow Foodbank Project Manager) on 07931 911869. Thank you , Hilary Collins


Contact  Sarah Coleman via one of the following: 07931 911869 or chepstowfoodbank@gmail.com  

Check the website for the latest newsletter and what is currently needed:  www.chepstow.foodbank.org.uk


Fair Trade Fundraising

GIVE A CAR  If you have an old car that you no longer need, why not put it to good use?  Giveacar will collect if from you and either sell it at auction or scrap it, then give the proceeds to Traidcraft Exchange.  You'll be helping some of the world's poorest families escape poverty forever.  To find out more, call Giveacar on 0207 736 4242  or  www.giveacar.co.uk
Old Jewellery - I am starting another box of old jewellery if you have anything broken or out of date that you no longer want, do give it to me and I will send it off.  I have already sent 5 packages.  Many thanks Cynthia Giles.


If you would like to read a Bible passage in a Sunday morning service, please let Ces Jones know and whether it will be at a 9.00 or 10.30 service. Email at ces@chepstowmethodist.org.uk    Thank you.


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Diary Dates


Monday 27th March - 2.30pm - Service of Thanksgiving for Graham Cooke. This will be a celebration of a life well lived and if people feel comfortable then please dress colourfully. (no requirement to wear black!). Please continue to remember Ann and the family in your prayers


Tuesday 28th March - 7.30pm - Wesley Guild - 1992 Passion Play - to mark the 25th anniversary of this performance in Chepstow, Tony Watkinson will be showing the video. If you would like to re-live your performance, or if you have never seen the video before, then please come along. The video lasts about 60 minutes and tea/coffee/biscuits will be served afterwards. All are very welcome to join us.


Wednesday 29th March - 2.45pm - Women’s Fellowship - The Bridge Church with Elaine Ayres. All welcome.


Saturday 1st April - 12.00 to 1.15pm - Christian Aid Lent Lunches in the Church Hall - served by St. Arvans and The Bridge Churches. If you have not attended yet, please support this worthwhile mission working with refugees. There are as many refugees now as after the Second World War.


Tuesday 4th April - 6.00pm - Wesley Guild are visiting the Usk Rural Museum - this is an opportunity to visit this private museum outside the normal opening hours. Cost £5 per head which includes transport and tea/ coffee & cake in the museum café. We will meet in the M&S Food car park at 6.00pm and should be back about 8.30pm. Whether you are a member of Wesley Guild or not everyone is welcome. Can you please contact Stuart Nuttall or Barry Catlin if interested, in order to give numbers to the museum for refreshments.


Saturday 8th April - 10.00am - 1.00pm - Action for Children "Bring & Buy" Sale (with refreshments available). We seek offers of cakes, bric-a-bac, collectables, books etc etc. We will be holding a Raffle. If you wish to have any items collected please contact Michael Bale (620111)


Saturday 15th April (Easter Saturday) - from 11.00 and we will join with other churches for an Easter event of celebration and witness. We all have crafts, games and will give out hot cross buns and chocolate eggs. There will also be a 'flash mob' (spontaneous singing) at the Gun at 12.00 midday. The rehearsal for this part of the event is on Monday 3rd April, 7.30pm at The Bridge Church.


Wednesday 19th April -11.30am - at the Forest of Dean Crematorium - the funeral for Joy Bingham.