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ThanNewsnotes for Sunday August 13th
 
Reminder: A short extraordinary church council will be held in Room 3 after this morning’s service.  As notified earlier this is the meeting where we appoint an estate agent and solicitor to act on our behalf with the sale of the Eastbrook Chapel building.  We also have to authorise trustees to sign legal documents connected with the sale.
 
SOLOS: If you live on your own, you are welcome to join fellow SOLOS on the 3rd Saturday of each month, meeting on Stanwell Road, outside Trinity Church, at around 12:15 for a cooked lunch in a local pub or restaurant. Venue usually decided on the day. The next meeting is on Saturday August 19th.
 
Synod Lay Employment Officer: As we come to preparing the Synod Handbook for the coming year, we are still looking for someone with recent HR (Personnel) experience who would be willing to take on the Synod Lay Employment Officer role and provide guidance for the Synod in light of the detailed Connexional advice offered through the Lay Employment page on the Methodist website. Any suitable candidate should contact Stephen Wigley or Graham Illingworth.
 
Food Bank: Thank you once again to all who give so generously to the Food Bank.  People are being so kind that there is a  steady amount of all provisions and no particular shortage.  However, all donations are greatly appreciated in order to keep supplies in hand for  weekly  normal distribution and in case of emergency needs. 
 
Piano Duets: Penarth ‘Live At Home’ invite you to join them for an entertaining afternoon of piano duets ‘from Bach to the Beatles’ with Janet Pedwell and Malcolm Watts to be held at Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth on Friday 1st September@ 2.00 pm.   Tickets £4 (including Cream Tea) or pay at the door.
 
Home Mission Boxes: Please could Home Mission boxes or donations be given to Carole Clifford as soon as possible so they can be passed onto the circuit treasurer. Although we only have 10 contributors they very generously gave £165.70 last year to help  provide support such as outreach to universities, prisons and poorer churches. If anyone is interested in becoming a contributor please see me or ring 029 2221 3178 or 07749712060. Thank you. Trinity Home Mission Secretary - Carole
 
PRESS RELEASE
20 July 2017
Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth has been shortlisted as one of Wales’ favourite churches or chapels
 
Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth has been named as one of the 50 most beautiful and historic churches and chapels in the National Churches Trust’s ‘Sacred Wales’ – ‘Cymru Sanctaidd’ competition.  Members of the public now have the chance to vote for their favourite.
People can vote online at www.sacredwales.org.uk until 31 August 2017.  The winning church or chapel will be announced on 28 September 2017 and will receive a ‘Sacred Wales’ – ‘Cymru Sanctaidd’ trophy, together with a cheque for £500.
A video about Sacred Wales can be downloaded at https://vimeo.com/225285577  (English with Welsh subtitles) and at https://vimeo.com/224670880 (English only).
“The most beautiful religious buildings anywhere in the world.”
Huw Edwards, broadcaster and journalist, speaking at the launch of ‘Sacred Wales’ – ‘Cymru Sanctaidd’, which was hosted by The Most Reverend George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, held on Thursday 13 July at The Cornerstone, Cardiff, said:
“The churches and chapels of Wales are some of the most beautiful religious buildings anywhere in the world. Now, ‘Cymru Sanctaidd’ – ‘Sacred Wales’, is giving you the opportunity to choose your favourite. We should all care about the heritage of churches and chapels which help tell the story of Wales. So let’s work together to keep them alive. If you’re looking for a venue to hold an event of a concert or community activity, why not pick one of your local churches or chapels. If you’re any good at DIY, why not volunteer with some repair work. Or if you’re simply looking for a day out in another part of Wales, why not pop into a church or chapel and discover the fascinating history.  
The religious heritage of Wales belongs to all of us. So let’s celebrate it.”
 
Prayer Diaries: Daphne Kibble will be ordering Prayer Diaries during August. If you would like a copy, please contact Daphne either in church, or on 20709561.
 
Room Bookings:  Bookings for any rooms or the church must be notified to David Pedwell by Friday lunchtime of the previous week so that we have a full record of who is on the premises and can ensure that the building is open.  Please email bookings@trinitypenarth.org.uk or telephone  02920213916.
 
Offerings: Your offerings for Sunday August 6th (including direct payments through the bank) were £802.25. May we thank those of you who contribute to the church for your generous and regular payments into our bank account. If you wish to amend your payments please contact the Treasurer Richard Clifford on 2140 5209. This is greatly appreciated and your contributions are very much in mind when we bless the collection each Sunday. Thank you for your generous continued giving to the work of the Lord!
 
In Need of Prayer:  If you are aware of anyone within our fellowship who is in need of prayer and would like to be included either in our Newsnotes Prayer List or in our Morning Worship Intercessions, please enter their names in the Intercessions book which is kept in the Woodland Place entrance.  Alternatively you can give any names to Dorothy Gardiner (20701497) – likewise please let her know if someone no longer needs prayer.