A wonderful 105 shoeboxes were packed this morning in Church for Operation Christmas Child UK plus we have received another 45 shoeboxes from the local community.
These will be collected on Wednesday and then shipped across the world bringing joy to thousands of children this Christmas.
Thank you to you all for your fantastic support.
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13
It’s time for the annual Christmas Carol Service organised and in aid of the Samaritans. Hogie’r Berfeddwlad (Male Choir) will be performing with Kate Griffiths as a soloist and Catherine Watkin as Conductor. Come and join this wonderful event, all for a great cause. The Carol Service is free to attend however there will be a collection for the Samaritans.
*** TWO WEEKS TO GO UNTIL SHOEBOX SUNDAY ***
The big box at the back of Church still needs lots of items for packing into the shoeboxes so please help as much as you can. Items must be new and we especially need toys, hygiene items, school supplies and some items of clothing.
For full details of what can, and what cannot, go in the shoeboxes please visit our website: http://st-thomas-denbigh.co.uk/operation-christmas-child-shoeboxes-2018/
Shoeboxes will be packed on the morning of Sunday 18th November and Church will be open for pre-packed shoebox deliveries from the community between 10am-12noon (via Post Office Lane Car Park entrance).
Thank you for all your support.
We had wonderful Harvest services today plus the opportunity to have a church lunch together. The displays were great with all donated food going to Save The Family charity. Special thanks to Sandbank Bakery – Denbigh for the kind donation of the Wheat-sheaf Loaf.
Join us at St Thomas’s Church for our annual Harvest services led by our Minister, Rev Gareth Roberts, tomorrow (Sunday 28th October) at 10:30am and 6pm. #ComeYeThankfulPeopleCome 🍎🥕🌽🥦💐
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes 2018
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. Please note: 2018 will be the last year that toothpaste can be included, due to increasing customs regulations.
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). Please note: 2018 will be the last year that sweets can be included, due to increasing customs regulations.
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.
Operation Christmas Child ask for a suggested donation of £5 for each shoebox. This goes towards collection costs, processing, shipping and distribution to countries all across the world. Donations can be handed to Andy & Sandra Smith or alternatively donations can be made online (Operation Christmas Child) where you print off a barcode, insert it into your packed shoebox and then track your shoebox on it’s travels!
Shoeboxes will be packed during the morning service on Sunday 18th November 2018 in our Church Hall.
*** NEW FOR 2018 *** Operation Christmas Child will be collecting all the shoeboxes from St Thomas’s Church so we are not limited to how many shoeboxes we can pack or receive. If you want to pre-pack a shoebox we are open for receiving them between 10am – 12noon on Sunday 18th November 2018. If you would like to drop off your shoeboxes at an alternative time (but no later than 18/11/18) then please Contact Us.
Let’s make 2018 our best year yet and send as many gifts of joy to children all across the world this Christmas!