Thames Baptist Church

"Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With your God" - Micah 6.8

TBCM Appreciation dinnerTBCM Appreciation dinner
TBCM Appreciation dinner

TBCM Appreciation dinner

(February 2017) 

The church pastor, elders and council organised an appreciation dinner for the staff, volunteers and Trust Board of Thames Baptist Community Ministries. A great time was had by all! The delicious food was provided and served by people of the church. Paul Silvester, Trust Board Chair, addressed the group. We appreciate all the good work done by these people.

Volunteers pack food parcels ready for distribution at Christmas in a joint effort between the Inter-church food bank and the Salvation Army. 

There are lots of ways in which we live out the Good News of Jesus in the community; not least of which is the impact of individual members in their school boards, community groups, fire brigades, work-places etc.  We also work together to provide a more systematic response to specific needs.   As well as the Rainbow Connection these include a Toy Library, a Play-Group, Counselling and Social Work services, the Open Door Drop-in, a supervised contact programme for separated families, and occasional programmes for parents, couples, children, and individuals.  We also host the inter-church food bank and act as the contact point for the Catholic parish's furniture bank. 

A programme advertised throughout the district schools brought children together for two days of 'Social Circus' - learning the tricks of balance and trust that give confidence and skill.  Volunteer instructors came from Auckland and Australia to make it a success.