Rev Phil Wall
Tel. 01443 300345
14 September 2014
We give a warm welcome to all who have come to share worship with us today as Phil leads his first service at Church House.
Our evening service in Church at 6pm will also be led by Phil.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; we invite you to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kid’s Club at 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows 5pm at Church House, Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Concert 7.30pm, (see Diary)
Saturday Coffee Bar – 10.00-Noon. Cantorion Gelliwastad 10.30am
Next Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45am will be led by our Minister and will include communion.
Evening Worship at 6pm will be led by Iestyn. (see Notices)
Church Family News
Stephen’s Ice Bucket Challenge
Thanks from Cerys and me for the church members’ generous donations to the NET Patient Foundation following my ‘Ice Bucket’ challenge.
We were humbled by the response as it was far more than we ever expected. We hope everyone enjoyed watching the challenge and that it brought a smile to your faces. Diolch!
Thanks …..from Emmanuel Church, West Wickham,
‘……thank you for the warm welcome you gave us last Saturday for the Ordination and Induction of Phil Wall to your Pastorate. I am sure you could tell from the people who made the journey from South London and elsewhere that he is highly regarded and we hope that he settles well into your environment from both the pastoral and personal angles.
Your catering team did a magnificent job and we were all very well fed and looked after.
It sounded as though all the churches in your area are good friends as are the sources in West Wickham . We know Phil will carry on that commitment.We send our warm regards to you and the other churches that Phil will be involved with. Dawn Neighbour
Dates for your Diary
Monday 15 September Blood Donors
The need for blood donors is always great. The current campaign features young mothers who would not have survived pregnancy without receiving blood. Donor sessions will be held at the Rugby Club, Sardis Road from 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.20pm.
Tuesday 16 September ‘The Love Line’
The Progressive Christian Network are hosting an evening when John Henson will introduce his series of lectures on Gender in the Bible. The event is being held at Pontprennau Christian Community Centre at 7.30.
Thursday 18 September BWMS
This meeting is the ‘special offering’ meeting: Items from the churches will be much appreciated. The meeting starts at 2.30pm.
Thursday 18 September Concert
A Concert featuring the Tenovus ‘Sing with Us’ Choir, Matthew Rees a Classical Guitarist, Aisha Naamani ,who will be singing, plus Kath & Dave is being held to raise money for the development fund. The concert starts at 7.30pm. Posters and tickets (£5) are available today.
Saturday 20 September Foodbank Concert
Pontypridd Male Voice Choir and the Heritage Singers are putting on a concert at St Luke’s to raise much needed funds for the Pontypridd Foodbank. Admission is £5
Wednesday 24 September Welcome Evening
An event to welcome new and returning students will be held at the chaplaincy between 7pm – 9pm. Volunteers are needed to attend and provide refreshments. More details are at the end of this new sheet
Thursday 25 September Justice & Peace
An evening in the Victoria Room starting at 7.30pm, with Mick Antoniw AM who will speak about the issues of Trident and the Nuclear Arsenal.
Choir for Peace – Sunday 21st at 6pm
Over the years, millions of people have organised all kinds of events to promote awareness of Peace Day, and to encourage reconciliation and peace-building in their own local community.As our contribution we are making our evening service an event to sing together in the name of peace. Our service will take the form of a singing festival which will include; 6 or 7 hymns, two readings, two film clips, and prayers; and a short reflection.
Come to the Well
As a tri-denominational church we contribute to the Baptist , through Home Mission, the URC through Ministry and Maintenance and the PCW. We have recently received leaflets from the Baptists and now we have ‘Come to the well’ from the URC. Both make interesting reading and copies are on the table in Church.
A plea from the Spanish Office!
During the next few weeks I would much appreciate being kept up to date with the ‘news’ otherwise there will be no ‘Church Family News’
So PLEASE if you have something you would like to share with us or an item of interest, email me or pass the info on to someone who can.
Our service next Sunday evening is the result of someone passing an item of interest on to the elders.
Remember it is good to keep in touch.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Sept 20 Cerys and Stephen Sept 27 Anne and Beti
Sept 14 Fiona Sept 21 Catherine
Flowers for September are being donated by
Colleen Rowan, Fiona Liddell, Elsie Bennett, Marlene McCloy, Russell Howells, Pam Mahoney and Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
“Worry” it has been said, “is like being in a rocking chair. It doesn’t get you anywhere, but it gives you something to do.” It is this needless worry or concern that is forsaken in turning the whole matter over to God.
The welcome week begins on Monday 22nd September, and during that week we have open house at the Meeting House, when we offer refreshments to all the students who drop in. We would very much appreciate the help of members of the churches in providing cakes for this.
The Freshers’ Fayre is on Tuesday 23rd and we are hoping to give out Welsh cakes at the Chaplaincy stall to give students a real welcome to Wales. If you can provide any for us, please bring them in by 5 pm on the Monday.
Then on Wednesday 24th September at 6 pm we have the Welcome Service in the Meeting House to introduce new students to the local churches. You are warmly invited to this, and as usual we hope for a good supply of cakes, something always appreciated by the students – and by others too!.
This is a practical way in which members of the local churches support and help the Chaplaincy in its ministry to students.
Please contact us on 01443 654060 or e-mail email@example.com if you want us to help with arrangements for getting the cakes here.