CHALFONT SOCIAL AFTERNOONS
Our mid-week social afternoons, 2pm on Thursdays at Trinity. £1 entrance.
14 Sept: Dogs for Good
21 Sept: Daytrip to Bath (cost £16)
28 Sept: Monumental Britain
5 Oct: Harvest Praise

OPEN SATURDAYS IN 2017
Please sign up to help, and write the dates in your diary.
Check future Church magazines for more information about each charity.
11am – 2pm with refreshments, stalls and activities.
7 October:
The Link Visiting Scheme
4 November:
Water Aid
2 December: Church Fair
Open Saturday is usually on the first Saturday of each month. We serve coffee with cakes, and a lunch. There is usually a Traidcraft stall and the table tennis table if we have space.
Each charity is chosen by a member of Trinity as a charity that they would like us to support. If you would like to help there is a rota on the board in church. If you have a charity that you would like to be included in the future, please contact Karen Green.
WHO LET THE DADS OUT
This is a group for dads and male carers, and their children from new born to year 6.
Free bacon rolls, toast, tea, coffee and squash
Saturday mornings – 9.30-11.30am
Trinity Church
14 Oct •11 Nov •9 Dec
Why not come along and invite your friends
For more information contact:  Jon Salmon
TRINITY YOUTH MINISTRY REBOOT
What is it?    A chance for you to influence the future of youth ministry at Trinity.
When is it?   Thursday 21 September 8:00 – 9:00pm
Where is it?  Trinity Church Hall
Who is it for? Parents, grandparents, carers of youth ~ 11 to 18 years old and anyone else from Trinity with thoughts, ideas or suggestions.
What is it?    A chat with tea / coffee & cake to discuss ideas, times, frequencies etc. – a little light brainstorming may be involved!
Please do come if you can: the more people who come along, the more ideas we’ll get.
Mike, Emma and Anna

SHOEBOX APPEAL
Shoeboxes for Samaritans Purse.  Please look out for leaflets in October.  Final date for donation of filled boxes will be 29 October.  We are not purchasing the pre-printed boxes this year, so if you have one left over from last year please use it, and if you have a spare empty shoe box then you can leave it in church for others to fill.
Many thanks for your support.
Clare Tran
30th ANNIVERSARY BARN DANCE
To celebrate 30 years in our building, 25 November, 6-10pm  at Trinity  for all who come to Trinity
Please put this important date in your diary.
This is a family event.  We will have great food, an excellent band, lots of dancing, and loads of fun. Please bring your own drinks (including alcohol). Tickets will go on sale soon.  Adult and children’s tickets available and under 5s go free. Places will be limited to 90 so it will be first come first served.
For more information contact Vanessa Fairhall or Pam Medcraft.
TRINITY CHURCH LADIES GROUP
Ladies, you are warmly welcome to our autumn get-together in the church hall on Friday evening, October 13th at 7.30pm. There will be some craft activities, light refreshments and a short seasonal message. Please feel free to bring a friend and let us know if you would like a lift. We look forward to seeing you and spending time together.
Future date for your diary: Christmas craft evening on Friday, December 1st
DAVE BRAYSHAW’S BIKE RIDE
Dave is entering a sponsored 4-day bike-ride from London to Paris next week 
for Bloodwise - the blood cancer charity.  He says, "I would like to ask you 
to consider sponsoring me through his Just Giving site.  
The ride is 500 km (300 miles) and it's the first time I've ever done 
anything like it.  I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last December and went into 
treatment in January this year emerging about three weeks before my 
second child, Tommy, arrived in June.  The outlook for me was always 
good and the treatment - even the chemotherapy - wasn't too bad for side 
effects.   This was, however, only because of many years of medical 
research making this condition recognisable and treatable, and that's 
where Bloodwise comes in.
Please note that I've already paid the entrance fee for the event, so 
all donations made will go to Bloodwise (possibly minus a small charge 
for the JustGiving website).
With thanks and best wishes,
Dave."
THANK YOU
A message from Audrey and John Morris, Sandra Hill’s parents:
’We would like you to know how  much all the family appreciated the support, love and prayers which we received from Trinity following Sandra’s sudden death.  We are also grateful for the care and kindness she received during all the years she worshipped at Trinity with you all.   The use of your hall and the hospitality provided by your catering ladies gave the family and friends a fitting venue to talk about their thoughts and feelings and we all wish you God’s blessing as you continue to serve the community around you.’
TRINITY CHURCH MEETINGS
Whole-Church meetings at Trinity are usually held about 4 times a year. Everyone is encouraged to attend and join in with discussions but only those with Trinity Church Membership are eligible to vote. Future whole-church meetings are planned for the following date:
15 October
MUSIC AT TRINITY
On Saturday 7th October we have The Pangbourne Band in Concert. Do come and join us for an enjoyable evening of music starting at 7pm. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) to include light refreshments.
REINSPIRED NEW PROJECT
REinspired are launching a new project in South and West Reading involving Katesgrove Primary, Christchurch Primary and Geoffrey Fields Junior schools. A programme of sessions has been drawn up and we are stepping out in confidence and prayer to deliver them into all three schools.
We have planned a welcome and training session for volunteers and interested parties for Monday 18th September at Christchurch.  If you’re interested to find out more please get in contact.

READIFOOD NEWS – FAITH CHRISTIAN GROUP
If you would like to make a donation, (non-perishable food & household products), there is a green crate in the church.
At present there is a big need for biscuits; tinned potatoes & pasta sauces. Also, donations of supermarket bags or bags for life a greatly appreciated as the parcels have to be sent out in something.
The team will collect the donations and take them to the warehouse.  Many thanks for your continued support.
Contacts:  Helen, Sian & Liz
COME AND SING
(from Twyford Singers)
We are holding a Come and Sing event on Saturday 14 October at Christ Church in Woodley.  We would be so pleased if some of your congregation would like to join us.  We will sing Verdi’s Gloria together with excerpts from the Kodaly Misa Brevis (Gloria and Credo) directed by our Musical Director, Helen Styles.
The day will start with registrations at 0930 (to sing at 1000) and finish with a performance of what we’ve learned at 1700.  In between there will be refreshment breaks with lots of scrummy home baked cakes!
For more information, please see the poster in the Trinity church hall