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14th January 2024
We welcome you all to our services today either on line or in person.
It’s the second Sunday of the month and our first ZOOM service of the new year. We invite you to join us in ‘the square’ from 10.30 for a pre-service chat!
We are very pleased that Gwen Simmons has once again accepted our invitation to lead this service from her home in Rotherham, and we look forward to this time of ‘on screen’ worship and fellowship.
At the same time, for those who don’t have internet access or prefer ‘live’ worship, there is an alternative service at St David’s. This in-house service will be led by Michael Howells.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newsletter to inform our prayers during the week. We think of:-
- Dorothy as she waits for an operation so that she will be able to return to a more normal life.
- Those concerned for close family waiting for a biopsy and others who have long awaited appointments.
- Jayne Bright tested positive for Covid last weekend, hopefully she will soon test negative.
- Many of our fellowship are sadly no longer able to join us for worship because of illness or frailty. A phone call or visit would let them know they are not forgotten!
- The Elders as they meet this Sunday to deal with all that is entailed in the running of the church.
…from Barbara Slade…I would like to say how grateful I am for the delivery of the newssheet and phone calls I receive; I also send my best wishes to you all for a healthy and Happy 2024.
Only one birthday that we are aware of this week and that is Robert ~ he will be celebrating a ‘big’ one Wednesday 17th. We hope you have a great day Robert!
Diary for the Week
Monday 15th Language Class 10.00am.
Wednesday 17th St David’s Guild at 2pm – See below Guides 6pm
Sunday 21st Celebrating our Church Anniversary with the Worship Group
January 28th Rev Ray Vincent
February 4th Haydn Blackey
February 11th Zoom service with Rev Ray Vincent
St David’s Guild
This week our speaker will be Hannah Buckmaster who will speak of her work with Altered Images.
This project is working with people of all ages and abilities to record and research the memoirs of RCT.
We will meet in the Victoria Room at 2pm.
The Elders are meeting on Sunday evening. Items on the agenda – arrangements to review Safeguarding policy and GDPR policy, arrangements for our anniversary service.
Our Christmas Appeal
The appeal is still open for anyone who would like to contribute but will be closing in a couple of weeks: to date we have £779.00 which will be shared between Akany Avoko, an orphanage in Madagascar and Displaced Persons in Action in Cardiff.
Special Envelopes are available, if you wish to gift aid. please put your name on the back of the envelope
Progress on our move to Castle Square
The meeting at the Synod office on Wednesday went well, resulting in the Finance and Property Board giving permission for the work to go ahead at Castle Square.
Next Steps –
- complete the application form for grants from the URC.
- instruct the architects to get tenders for the work.
URC Wales Synod are on Social Media
Come and join your URC community online by liking, subscribing, commenting and following us on Facebook, Instagram and X. We’re busy building a community so please send us your good news for us to share with congregations in Wales and beyond.
Llanfair Uniting Furniture Bank
Llanfair Uniting Church is coordinating a Furniture Bank with Trivallis to help provide household items for people living in Penrhys. If you have any furniture or white goods to donate – there’s a particular need for washing machines and fridge freezers – please contact [email protected]
Parking on Sundays!
Temple have moved their service to 10.30am for a trial period. This may well make parking difficult.
Thought for the week
“Believing in yourself is an endless destination. Believing you have failed is the end of the journey.”