Celebrate Christmas with us at St Thomas’s Church – Denbigh. Please share with your friends & family, invite your loved ones and join us as we remember that Christmas starts with CHRIST!
There will be a Christmas Day Lunch at St Thomas’ again this year for anyone who may be on his or her own. We ask for a £5 deposit at time of booking however this will be returned to you after the meal.
If you would like to attend the lunch or for more information, please contact Mrs Iona Thomas on 01745 813256 or email llysallen
THANK YOU!! With all your help, love and prayers a grand total of 83 shoeboxes were filled this morning for Operation Christmas Child UK. In addition, we received another 94 shoeboxes from 6 local groups which we will transport 🚚 to Wrexham distribution centre for onward travel ✈️ to children 👦🏼👧🏽 all over the world. To them, a simple filled shoebox 🎁 brings so much joy, happiness and love. Thank you everyone again x
*** Important News ***
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Due to a last-minute and unforeseen changes, our shoeboxes need to be at the distribution centre earlier than first planned. We will now be packing our shoeboxes next Sunday morning (20th November) and this will also be the last date people can drop off filled shoeboxes for onward transportation.
Christmas is for Sharing.
We will be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child on the morning of Sunday 27th November but we really need to start collecting items now. Here’s a guide on what is safe and permitted. Let’s make 2016 the best year yet and give the gift of joy to so many children across the world.
Include items that children will love such as dolls, toy trucks, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, skipping ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, colouring and picture books, sticker sheets etc.
Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, flannel, etc.
Baseball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewellery, solar watches, wind-up torches, scarf & gloves, wrapped sweets (Best Before Date of at least March the following year).
A PERSONAL NOTE:
You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family.
DO NOT INCLUDE
Used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures, chocolate or food, liquids or lotions, medicines, hand made or knitted stuffed toys, playing cards of the 4-suit variety, breakable items such as glass containers, aerosol cans, clothing or items of a political, racial or religious nature.
For more information on Operation Christmas Child and how you can help then visit the official OCC Website (https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/…/operation-christmas-c…) or Message Us. #ipackshoeboxes
St Thomas’s Church – Denbigh will be opening its doors as part of the Drysau Agored Sir Ddinbych – Open Doors Denbighshire event on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September. Please come and visit us where there will be beautiful displays and activities with refreshments being served.
The hardest thing about prayer is beginning
So just start.
Wanting to pray is the beginning of a relationship with God that can grow and grow.
Find the way of praying that is right for you.
Explore different ways of praying.
Listen as well as speak.
Give thanks as well as ask for help.
Don’t just look for results. Don’t give up when it gets hard. Trying to pray is praying.
Remember, God is present even in the darkness.