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Chepstow Methodist Church


Chepstow Methodist Church is a registered charity in the UK (No: 1130776)

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Last updated: 16 July 2017    9:51 PM

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Chepstow Foodbank - update..… January 2017

Donations of food in December were amazing, and 213 people benefited 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.

Chepstow Foodbank - items currently required include toilet rolls, washing powder and washing up liquid. Food-wise, we really need tinned meats (corned beef, ham), along with tinned tomatoes, tinned vegetables, coffee and fruit juice. Many thanks for your ongoing support. 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

Shoeboxes - I know we’re not even halfway through this year yet, but we have been thinking about our support of putting together Shoeboxes at Christmas. For a number of reasons we are looking to support a different organisation this year, and have chosen ’Link to Hope’ whose aim is to combat poverty and give humanitarian aid to the poorest and most vulnerable in Eastern Europe - Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine. The main difference is that now we will asking people to fill shoeboxes for a Family - not just a child - and for the Elderly. More information will be provided over the coming months but, if you would like to find out more information in the meantime, visit their website at www.linktohope.co.uk/shoebox-appeal-2017. Also watch the short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJBVoxv-d-A&feature=youtu.be which shows where the shoeboxes are delivered and the impact they have. If you have any questions, please ask. Looking forward to your support again this year. Hilary & Russell Collins

Food Co-Op - Friday mornings, 10.30 - 11.30 am. £3 for 5 items or more of good quality vegetables, fruit, salad or stir-fry, all sourced where possible within 50 miles, with less packaging. For more information contact Pauline 01291 625896 or Paul 07976926591

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.


Diary Dates

Thursday 20th July – 11.45am - Midweek Worship Songs of Praise – all welcome.

Thursday 20th July - 7.30pm - Church Council. Following our AGM we have decided to focus on Evangelism and the urgent task of making more Disciples. We will reflect, pray and plan together.

Saturday 29th July – 3.00pm - Action for Children Church Family Barbeque at Tintern Old Station - tickets £5 each (children free!). Full details to be found on handouts which will be included with the notice sheets on July 16th and 23rd. Tickets available from any member of the Action for Children Committee - advance purchase is essential please. Michael Bale.

Thursday 10th August - our annual day trip to Weston-super-Mare - the coach is booked, and hopefully the sunshine! If you would like to join us on this fun day, please sign up on the list, posted in the Beacon. For further information contact Angela Horder (07843 788534)

Saturday 12th August - Day trip to Weston-super-Mare - Caldicot Methodist Church are organising this day out. Cost is £8.00 per person. Coach will pick up in Chepstow between 9.30 and 10.00 am. For more information, or to reserve your seat, contact John Mills ( 01291 420045) or Roger Sims (01633 880304)