Trinity’s nominated project for two years from September 2017
Rwanda is a small land-locked country in east-central Africa, trying to recover from the ethnic strife that culminated in government-sponsored genocide in the mid 1990s during which an estimated one million ethnic citizens were slaughtered in 100 days. As a result virtually a complete generation of men is missing from society, either murdered or incarcerated as perpetrators. This has left vast numbers of widows and effectively single women with families but no income or means of support.
Initially we will be helping a number of women’s self-help co-operatives on the Shara Peninsular by funding the setting up of a market stall in the capital Kigali to allow them to sell their handmade baskets and other crafts to the tourist trade. The intention being that they will make sufficient profit to be able to afford to run the stall on an ongoing basis.
Our second objective is to help a village fund and install the means to provide fresh water. For both projects we are working closely with local agencies and already have contacts established through a recent visit by two of our church congregation.
Chaplaincy to local care homes.
A number of volunteer chaplains have been commissioned to work alongside Stella Gray, Circuit Chaplain Co-ordinator in care homes in The Wyre Forest area. The volunteers come from all denominations - Anglican, Methodist, URC and Baptist, so we are very much an ecumenical group.
We meet up every two months to share stories, support each other and have some ongoing training. We currently visit ten care homes across The Wyre Forest, attending services and befriending residents, staff and visitors.
For further information please contact Stella Gray, Circuit Chaplain Co-ordinator Tel: 01562 632263
This is an ecumenical project of Churches Together in Kidderminster affiliated to the Trussell Trust and operates from the distribution centre at Baxter United Reformed Church open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12.30pm till 3.30pm and Fridays from 9.30am till 3.30pm.
Trinity Methodist Church supports the local Foodbank as a recognised Food Donation point where tinned & packet foods can be donated. Please place donations in the container in the Trinity coffee bar area.