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Last updated: 20 May 2017    11:34 AM

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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. Thank you , Hilary Collins


Items currently required include toilet rolls, washing powder and washing up liquid. Food-wise, we need tinned tomatoes, tinned vegetables 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.


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Diary Dates


Sunday 21st May – 3.00pm - Trinity Methodist Church, Newport - a Circuit Recognition Service which will be a recognition of preachers' long service including 65 years for Rev Joe Rooney and 25 years for our very own Wendy White. All are welcome at what will be a special event.


Tuesday 23rd May - 7.30pm - Wesley Guild AGM - chaired by the Rev Andrew Webster. This is the last meeting of the 2016/17 programme and the AGM will give the opportunity for members to review the year's programme, to look to next year and to decide which Charities to support.


Wednesday 24th May - 2.45pm - Women's Fellowship are pleased to welcome Julie Jones and Hope who will tells us about The Triangle Project . Everyone welcome.


Wednesday 24th May - 6.30pm - Boys Brigade Awards Evening - please come along and support this important piece of youth work in our church.


Sunday 28th May – 9.00am - we are pleased to welcome Rev Dr Stephen Wigley, the Chair of the Welsh Synod (the senior Methodist Minister for Wales). As well as being a national leader, Stephen has a variety of country wide roles in addition to regular appearances on BBC radio.