Archive for the ‘Charities’ Category

A unique way to donate money to your church or school – that could also save you money!

Friday, February 11th, 2011

If you are a Church Telecom residential customer Church Telecom will donate the cash equivalent of 10% of your eligible landline call charges each quarter to any parish or school you nominate. Residential Customers can also save themselves money through a very competitive home landline and broadband package.

Church Telecom is a working partnership between Church Resources (a not for profit), and UTV New Media.
When a resident signs up with Church Telecom, they are asked to nominate either a Parish or a School. Church Telecom will then donate the cash equivalent of 10% of their eligible landline call charges each quarter to this nominated beneficiary (Premium rate calls and directory enquiries are not included).

The Parish of the Holy Redeemer received their first donation last November – see the picture above.

Church Resources operates for the benefit of the Christian Churches and, through the buying power of this wide group, we can offer substantial savings to our institutional partners like Dioceses, Parishes, Schools, Care Facilities and associate businesses.

UTV Internet is a licensed Telecoms provider in NI/UK and ROI. They supply the connectivity to landline and broadband, technical support and billing operations.

So why not organize a group of parishioners or parents of school-going students to sign up. It could help your parish and save you money.

For further information and a free telephone bill analysis (to determine whether Church Telecom can save you money) please contact rebates@churchtelecom.com for further details.

AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The fifth annual nationwide AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from February 21st to February 25th.

The mission of AONTAS is to ensure that every adult in Ireland has access to appropriate and affordable learning opportunities throughout their lives, thus enabling them to contribute to and participate in the economic, social, civic and cultural development of Irish society.

AONTAS would like as many groups and individuals as possible to get involved in the festival. Whether you are part of a large national organisation, small or large business or a local group, your participation will make the Festival a great success. If you have an idea for an event during the Festival, contact AONTAS to discuss it further.

AONTAS will publicise your activities on their website, as well as helping you promote your event in the media. They will also feature Festival activities in a special issue of their magazine, Explore and in press releases to the national media.

For more information or to get involved in the Adult learners’ Festival 2011, email mail@aontas.com or call 01-4068220.

Four Peaks Challenge

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Now this is something we in Church Services TV would like to do in the future! If your organization has a team of 2-4 very fit individuals maybe you would like to consider a team building exercise of a life time?

The Four Peaks Challenge raises money and awareness for Focus Ireland. Focus Ireland aims to advance the right of people-out-of-home to live in a place they call home. Home, family and community are important priorities for Church Services TV and we are happy to support Focus Ireland.

The Four Peaks Challenge invites teams of between 3 and 5 walkers plus a minimum of two drivers per vehicle to climb the highest mountain in each of the four provinces over one weekend and raise €4500 in sponsorship to help people who are homeless. During the challenge you and your team will discover the breathtaking scenery of Ireland’s highest peaks: Carrauntoohil (Kerry), Mweelrea (Mayo), Slieve Donard (Down) and Lugnaquilla (Wicklow).

Why not look at Focus Ireland’s Photo Stream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/focusireland/with/5099144847/ and check out just how spectacular that scenery is.

The next Four Peaks Challenge will take place from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June 2011 if you are fitter and braver than us!  See the Focus Ireland website for further details.

http://www.focusireland.ie/index.php/events-a-challenges/challenges/four-peaks-challenge

European Year of Volunteering 2011

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The majority of people we at ChurchServices.tv work with in Pastoral Councils and on other committees in the Churches are volunteers. Everyday we are reminded how volunteering is the life blood of both our churches and other community organizations. So today we would like to highlight the 2011 European Year of Volunteering.

The EU has designated 2011 as the European Year of Volunteering, in recognition of the important role voluntary work plays in European society.

In giving the European Year 2011 to Volunteering (EYV2011), the European Union is acknowledging the importance of volunteering in creating a more democratic, caring and responsible society. The European Year will raise awareness about the contributions of, and the challenges faced by, millions of volunteers across the EU, whose efforts help to create a more democratic, caring and responsible society. In the European Union, almost 100 million citizens of all ages invest their time, talents and money to make a positive contribution to their community by volunteering in society organisations, youth clubs, hospitals, schools, in sport clubs, etc.
For more information see: http://eyv2011.ie/what-is-eyv/

Better Together!

Friday, November 26th, 2010

On the 25th November 2010 ChurchServices.TV was invited together with other Irish charities, clubs and associations working in the Community Services Sector to the Better Together !Awards hosted by RTEs Mary Kennedy.

The Better Together! campaign aims to show you how you can make a difference by getting involved in community and voluntary activity. Videos entries were made on the website that showcase the work of some of the thousands of charities, clubs and associations that are active across Ireland.

After a couple of weeks of nothing but bleak news on the Economic front the Better Together Awards ceremony was just what the Doctor ordered. Deirdre Garvey of the Wheel was delightful and Mary Kennedy a perfect hostess.

The Winners can be found http://www.bettertogether.ie/2010-winners and I would encourage everybody to take a look at their award winning videos.

You can find Church Services TV entry – here!  http://www.bettertogether.ie/content/churchservicestv-broadcasting-live-local-irish-christian-services

Maria