2017 Shoebox Packing – It’s Nearly Time!

A week this Sunday (19th November) we will be packing our shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child UK. We still need many items so please help and donate what you can – every single gift will bring joy to children all over the world.

We need toys, school supplies, hygiene items, hats, gloves or scarves, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery sets, wind up torch, wrapped sweets etc.

All items can be placed in the large box in the Church Foyer and please share this post with all your friends and family so that we can make 2017 another amazing year for this great cause.

Operation Christmas Child 2017

We have started our work for the 2017 Operation Christmas Child UK Shoebox Appeal. Packing of shoe boxes will be on Sunday 19th November between 10:30am-12noon in the church hall.

We need to now collect as many items as possible and OCC provide a useful guide of what to pack:

Toys
Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls or stuffed toys (with CE label), toy trucks, harmonica, yo-yo, skipping rope, ball, small puzzles etc.

School Supplies
Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks & paper, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc.

Hygiene Items
Toothbrush and toothpaste, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.

Other Items
Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, wrapped sweets (best-before-date must be at least March of the following year).

Do Not Include
Used or damaged items, war related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate or other food items; liquids or lotions of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers, mirrors or fragile items; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; clothing other than as listed above.

Please bring all items and place in the large box located in the foyer and any monetary gifts to help towards transportation will be gratefully accepted by Andy or Sandra Smith.

Messy Church – Sunday 12 February 2017

Come along to Messy Church at St Thomas’s on Sunday 12th February between 2:30-5:00pm.

What is Messy Church?
It is for the whole family, together, not just children. We welcome children of all ages (but they must be accompanied by an adult).

Messy Church is a church, not a club. We share a meal together. Messy Church offers you fun, friendship, hot food and a chance to find out more about Jesus.

There is something for everyone (even the grown ups!).

Messy Church

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017

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Between Monday 9th and Saturday 14th January the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 is running. There will be daily prayer with Cytun (Churches Together in Denbigh) at St Joseph’s Catholic Church between 12noon and 12:30pm. Then on Sunday 15th January at 6pm there will be the United Service at St Joseph’s Church. There will be no evening service at St Thomas’s as we will be joining the United Service.