Donations of Books Requested
Another year, another idea for the fundraising team at Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth.
The two Craft Fairs held last year were well supported and very successful- raising, between them, over £1,000 for various charities. This year, the team are planning a Mega Book Sale for good quality used books, to take place in Trinity Rooms on Saturday April 8th from 10.30am – 1pm.
Of course, Trinity Church is no stranger to book selling with its Library Bookshelves in the Foyer in Woodland Place offering a choice of books, CDs and DVDs on sale throughout the year. However, the Mega Book Sale plans to take over rooms 2, 3 & 4 with a wide range of books categorised from A for Autobiographies – Z for Zoology …..with every letter in between representing different categories.
And as usual, Room 1 will be given over to the ever popular Baked Goods tables, Refreshments and Raffle.
Benefiting from this fundraiser will be Martyn Joseph’s charity ‘Let Yourself Trust’ which is a Partnership Trust that helps to provide funds for small projects and charities (both locally and globally), which would normally fall below the radar of big business investors. Martyn Joseph, as many will know, is a well-known Penarth born successful Singer / Songwriter. He is one of the hardest working performers in the world, each year delivering a gruelling calendar of concerts and festivals all over Europe, USA, Canada as well as nationwide in the UK.
To date, the Let Yourself Trust projects have included;
· Zac’s Place in Swansea which offers shelter and supplies to the local homeless. The project provides a safe haven and an environment of pro-active care and concern for some of the areas most alienated people.
· Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, Palestine which provides musical and cultural items, among many things, to the children, young people and women of the area, as an alternative to the surrounding violence.
· Through Advantage Africa, 300 people suffering from life limiting Albinism in Uganda have been provided with sunhats, sunscreen and clothing to protect their vulnerable skin. The project also raises awareness of the needs and potential of people with albinism so that they can avoid abuse, access education and employment.
We will be very grateful for donations of good quality paperback and hardback books if you are spring cleaning before Easter. A collection box will be available in the Woodland Place entrance of Trinity Church for you to drop off your donated books.
A full church. Two preachers, a band, pianist and organist united in a grand cacophany.
Choir sang two harvest hymns for choir and piano.
Harvest gifts were delivered to the Food Bank with 24 hours.
Many are called to the feast
Within minutes the empty chairs above were filled with hungry people
Four cooks prepare five loaves and a couple of fish.
The long corridor is brightened by a series of pictures displayed on the wall.
This is a carpenter's bench hand made for International House many years ago and now gifted to Trinity to remind us Jesus was once a carpenter. Not many people who venture upstairs to the hall even give it a second glance - but that's what it is.
The 2014 Christingle service showing the east window artificially illuminated from the outside.
We collaberated with Eden Church who meet in our upper hall. Together we managed to fill a van which is now starting its journey to the central hub. Within hours the boxes will be shipped abroad.
This van load was a combination of Eden's, Cogan Primary school,Ysgol Pwll Coch and Trinity's contributions.
The volunteers were working in the shoebox warehouse the previous week (evenings) and for two further weeks to desptach the loads.
Two stowaways were dressed as Father Christmas.
Like many other churches we all combine to fill shoeboxes with gifts for less fortunate children in other countries. These are some of the 220 boxed gifts sent this Christmas.