the christian heart of the village

Christmas Shoeboxes

Home » News » Christmas Shoeboxes

Christmas Shoeboxes from Halmer End Methodist Church

From Thursday 7th November to
Sunday the 10th November 2019

On Thursday 7th November preparations began for the Sunday when a team of volunteers started to prepare shoeboxes with Christmas presents in them for children overseas who would not normally have a present at Christmas. The local organisers have been working all year round to gather gifts for the children's boxes. Sunday was the day when all those gifts were sorted and selected for the children.

Just look at the scene when they started. All those gifts, big and small, separated out for girls and boys in different age groups.

The team worked all day on this task setting their stock out on the tables in the big hall and then selecting the gifts for each box making sure that every box for each girl, or boy, of the same age had the same contents — different contents of course for the boys and the girls. What a task! All done with Christian love.

A big 'Thank you' to the team of Anne & Phil, Ann & Ken, Barbara, Mary & Wilmot Norcup, Mary, Andrea, James, Zoe and Reuben and Laila & Kelly Norcup who filled 343 shoeboxes for Teams4u to distribute.

If you would like to read more about the work of Teams4u then please refer to their web site here where you can also see videos of the distribution of the Christmas Shoeboxes to some of the most vulnerable children in Eastern Europe and Africa. Our boxes from Halmer End have gone to children in Belarus. The two pdf files give you the latest information from Teams4u and a Thank you note for our boxes.

You may also be interested in

Christingle 5
Webteam: Fri 18 Dec 4:36pm

Has anyone noticed a star with a message, hanging from a twig, railing, gate, or door handle in Halmer End or Miles Green?They come with the message " Wishing you the Light of Christ this Christmas", and sending love from Halmer End Methodist Church.The Monday club children also had a pom-pom Christingle to hang on their trees, as we were unable to have our usual...

P1010285
Webteam: Tue 08 Dec 3:34pm

Well, another successful conclusion to Halmer End Methodist Church's 2020 Christmas Shoebox Appeal despite having concerns that we would be struggling to achieve anything like the 343 we filled in 2019 due to the ongoing pandemic. However, we continued to receive hand knitted donations from our wonderful group of knitters, and continued to collect other appropriate shoebox contents from...

Christmas Plants Flyer_201208
Webteam: Tue 08 Dec 3:18pm

We have a small range of Primroses & Polyanthus available which are perfect for long-lasting LIVING Christmas gifts. Individual plants, grown in 5" pots, which will be gift-wrapped, are available for collection from the front of Halmer End Methodist Church from now until Christmas Eve. We also have a few Green Bowls planted up with 3 x Double-flowered Primroses (see photos for...

© 2015 - 2021 Halmer End Methodist Church

Site last updated January 2021