Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
18 January 2015
We welcome all who join us today for at our Church Anniversary Celebration which is being led by our minister Phil, who invites us to join him in a ’bring & Share’ lunch in the hall following the service.
Today also marks the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and this Evening we will join members of Pontypridd Christians Together to at Capel Rhondda to celebrate Christian Unity.
A number of tables will be set aside at the back of the hall for those unable to join us for lunch and who wish to stop and chat with friends over a cup of coffee. All are invited to join in this time of informal fellowship.
Hymns All are welcome in this place, 87, 163, Fe Chwyodd yr Awel, 518
Readings Micah 6: 1-8, 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild at 2pm in the Victoria Room (see Diary)
Rainbows 5pm at Church House, Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10.00 till Noon. Cantorion practice at 10.30am
Next Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45am in Church will be led by Phil with his friend Matthew Prevett as ‘guest preacher’. The Evening services at Church House, which will include communion, will be led by our Minister.
Church Family News
Most will have already heard that sadly Simon’s Dad, Cliff, died peacefully last Sunday afternoon. We pray for Barbara (his wife) and Simon, Sue, Bethan and Ben and Simon’s sister, Ann and her family as they mourn for him and prepare to say their final ‘goodbyes’.
We include the family of Mark’s friend Mal, who also sadly died before Christmas, as they prepare for the burial of his ashes in Brisbane.
We remember Marlene McCloy as her husband Rod is in hospital for tests, and we continue to keep Adrienne in our prayers.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 21st January Ladies Guild
The ladies will entertain each other during ‘Housewives Choice’ as they share memories, poems, stories and more during the afternoon. Taking part is NOT compulsory just come along at 2pm to listen and enjoy!
Sunday 8th February Church Meeting
At the Church meeting in October it was agreed that after checking the constitution that the Elders should fix the date for the church meeting. The constitution states that Church meetings should be held at least once a quarter, therefore and considering the dark nights, the elders decided to trial having ‘winter’ church meetings after the morning service. We ask you to please support this meeting as you are able.
The morning service will be in Church NOT Church House.
Church Anniversary Gift Day
At the last Church Meeting it was agreed to have a gift day for the kitchen on our anniversary Sunday. We have been awarded a grant of £5,000 but need at least another £30,000. Gift Day envelopes are available today, if you gift aid please write your name or number on the envelope.
Kitchen – Good News
We have had permission from the URC Listed Building Advisory Committee to extend and refurbish the kitchen; this means we can apply to grant funding bodies who need to know permission has been given.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before work starts.
As agreed at the last church meeting the Elders having looked at a summary of 2014 accounts and are recommending that we pay for the work from our reserves.
The estimate is £34,534. Details are available from the Treasurer for people interested in the break down..
The tender is for an extended kitchen in a public building which is listed. This means higher costs because of health and safety issues and the use of materials which are suitable for a listed building.
Kath Couchman has a spare ticket for the WNO performance of ‘Hansel and Gretel’: Please let her know if you are interested.
London Marathon – a Challenge!
Two dates to make a note of: February 21st – a ‘special’ Coffee Morning and March 28th – a musical concert. These are events that Iestyn has planned – Please keep the dates free and support Iestyn in his bid to raise £2000+ for Macmillan Cancer Care’.
News for publication
During the next few weeks the news sheet will be compiled in the ‘Spanish Office’. Church Family News and other items of interest will only feature if the information is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Thursday. If you don’t have access to email pass a written copy to Colleen.
Feb 1st am Rev Sally Thomas pm Rev Dr Phil Wall ~ Communion
Feb 8th am Rev Dr Phil Wall ~ followed by Church meeting. pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Jan 18 Catherine Naamani, Maralyn Tomlinson, Iestyn Henson, Beverley Humphreys
Jan 18 Mo Jan 25 Liz & Iestyn
Saturday Coffee Bar
Jan 24 Sharon & ??? Jan 31 Beti & Janet
Flowers for January are being donated by
Maralyn Tomlinson, Jean & John Davies, Gordon Thompson,
Cyril Davies, Madeline Howells and Pete & Dianne Davies
Thought for the Week
We make a living by what we get, but we make life by what we give. Winston Churchill