At Trinity Toddlers we ‘Baked’ and ‘Ate’ cakes to raise money for ‘Children in need’
Even the littlest members took part with bright Pudsey hats matched with bright smiles.
We had Pudsey bags of goodies, made Pudsey face plates and as well as having a lot of fun we raised a total of £70. Well done to all our happy little chappies.
Minister: Andrea Cozens
Theme: Toy Service
Video recording: There was no video recording on this Sunday.
Andrea led the service reminding us that we’re giving the gifts back to God in recognition of how we’re blessed in comparison to most of the world. The toys and donated during the service will go to the following recipients:
- Newcastle west end refugees
- ‘Maggies’, St Oswalds
- Single parent families in the local community
Liz Steele also introduced us to West End Youth Enquiry Service (WEYES), a charity which supports vulnerable young people aged 9-25 in Newcastle by offering free counselling, peer mentoring, open access youth drop-in sessions, 1:1 advice and information. The retiring collections at the Christmas services will directly fund activities and trips enabling young people to come together socially, increasing their self confidence and building life skills. (Cheques payable to “Children North East” please). Many thanks for your generosity.
Following our Treasurer, Jeremy Nelson’s, update last Sunday at the Congregational meeting, the Giving page has been updated with some extra information about Trinity’s expenditure and the details of how you can contribute to the life and ministry of Trinity Church Gosforth.
Trinity is registered with EasyFundraising and they will give Trinity a donation every time you shop online with certain retailers after you have signed up with them.
Rae Duncan returned from her trip to South Africa where she and specialist doctors like herself screened 2,000 children for signs of early Rheumatic heart disease as part of a project called “Echo in Africa”. The team not only took expertise but also mobile ultrasound screening equipment and vital training.
She returns with a new appeal for clothes and shoes for the poverty stricken children of a township there called Freedom Farm which has left an indelible print on her heart. Donations will be taken direct to those needing them by doctors and volunteers returning to South Africa.
A collection will be made on Sunday 28th September 2014 at Trinity Church after the Sunday morning service which starts at 10:30am.