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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: 18 November 2017    8:24 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

Every Monday - 7.00 - 8.00pm - “Prayer GO – MAKE – TEACH” in the Bunyan Room. Your support & commitment to prayer will be so valued and will provide the foundations for our Church’s mission to share the Good News of Jesus. If you can't join us physically please can you pray where ever you are on Mondays; prayer points are available. Contact: Vera & Brian Lloyd verabrian@btinternet.com or 01291 62064.

Tuesday 21st November - 7.30pm - Wesley Guild - when we welcome the Rev Janice Hamilton (Tidenham Parish Community Minister) who will outline the creation and use of “Sedbury Space". Everyone welcome to join us.

Wednesday 22nd November - 2.45pm - Women’s Fellowship - Members Afternoon.

Thursday 23rd November - 9.30am - Bible Study in the Youth Room. We will be looking at Isaiah 25, 35 and 40. All welcome.

Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th November – 2.00 - 7.00pm - Christmas Tree Festival. Theme – “Christmas Songs.” Light refreshments available throughout the festival. Donations to nominated charities.

Friday 24th November – 7.00pm – 10.00pm - Christmas Tree Festival Open Mic Night - theme in line with the tree festival so Christmas songs please (not hymns for this one). All welcome to this FREE event. Our famous tea/coffee and mince pies available on the night. Donations for Action for Children. Come and enjoy the fun! Contact Karen (07494 447984) if you wish to be allocated a slot to perform.

Saturday 2nd December - 9:30am – 1.00pm - 1st Chepstow Boys & Girls Brigade Cake & Christmas Craft Stalls - Tea, Coffee, & Refreshments. Please help us with our fundraising by coming along to join in the FUN.

Saturday 2nd December - 5.45pm - Torchlight Carol Service at Tintern Abbey - with Wyedean School Choirs. Service led by Rev Andrew Webster. Entry by programme - £5.00 per adult (under 16s free). For further information and programmes contact 01291 627886. All proceeds to Rotary charities.

Sunday 3rd December - 3.00pm for 3.30pm start - 1st Chepstow Boys & Girls Brigade present the Family Christmas Movie ‘ELF’ (PG). Tickets available on the Door (includes Popcorn and a Drink): Individual - £5, Family - £20, Under 5s - Free. Christmas Jumper or Fancy Dress welcome! All funds raised will go towards equipment and trips.