Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
29 June 2014
We warmly welcome all who join us for worship today. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome.
We are pleased that Rev Ray Vincent is leading our morning service, and we pray for us all a time of rich blessing, but also of challenge in our worship today.
Evening Worship, at 6pm, will be at Cowbridge United Free Church when we will join with friends from Canton and Llanedeyrn.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; and greetings cards will also be available.
As always the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your coppers, which will eventually benefit local charities
Church Family News
Bethan has achieved a 2:1 in Drama and Welsh. Well Done!
We send ‘Love & Best Wishes’ Best to Sue & Simon as they celebrate their silver Wedding on July 8th.
John & Jean are moving! We wish them many happy years there.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kid’s Club at 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Youth Grwp at Church House
Sing For Life Choir 6.30pm, AA 7.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar 10.00am till Noon
There will be NO Cantorion Gelliwastad on 5th July
There WILL be Cantorion Gelliwastad on 12th July at 10.30am
Next Sunday There will be NO morning service. Our Evening service will be led by Iestyn Henson
and will include the Lord’s Supper.
Sunday 13th Family worship, 10.45 at Church House, and evening worship at 6pm will be led by Rev Eryl Williams
Dates for your Diary
Friday 4th July 8pm-10pm – Question Time in Cardiff
You are invited to ‘Breadline Question Time’ –chaired by Rev Simon Walkling, Moderator Wales Synod, at City United Reformed Church, Windsor Place, Cardiff. Come and debate the issues of food poverty and put your questions on Poverty and Foodbanks to a specially invited panel, including Kirsty Davies , head of Oxfam Cymru, Tont Graham, Trussell Trust Wales, Julie Jarman, Church Action on Poverty and Stephen Doughty MP. Please submit your question by July 2nd to firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7916 8632
Wednesday 9th July Sponsored Walk / Sing
Pontypridd Bible Society Action group invite us to join them in Raising money for ‘Open the Book’. If you wish to walk, meet at Tesco Car Park, Upperboat at 6.30pm., to sing be at Bethel Hawthorn at 7pm
Lynda will be walking, will anyone join her? Enidwill be singing, all are welcome to sing. Sponsorship forms are on the table.
Saturday 12th July Charity Walk for Wales Air Ambulance
The walkers will start on 5 th July in Colwyn Bay, and walk 200 miles south to Cardiff Castle. – They will be taking a food stop at St David’s Uniting Church before heading to Cardiff. Walkers include Rhys Meirion, Lucie Jones, Robin McBryde, Iolo Williams and Aled Sion– more details are on the notice board or at www.cerddwnymlaen.com
What’s coming up at URC General Assembly 3rd – 6th July
There are a series of resolutions about the kind of church we are, including the role of church meeting and the possibility of authorising ‘celebrant elders’ to preside at the sacraments.
There is a resolution urging the use of ‘inclusive and expansive language’ by worship leaders in order to widen our perception of God and another to raise awareness of the stigma of mental ill health.
A new way of funding ministerial training is proposed, which involves inviting financial contributions from synods and sending churches.
News of Former Ministers and invitations
John & Valerie Henson celebrate their Golden Wedding on July 23rd and Mike & Sally Ball also celebrating 50 years of marriage
Golden Invitation 1
‘You are invited by Valerie & John Henson to a “Do” at St David’s Uniting Church, Pontypridd on Saturday 19th July from 5.30pm –9.00pm to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of John’s Ordination. Please bring some food or a drink to share (No alcohol)’
Golden Invitation 2
‘We are celebrating our Golden Wedding, and in particular, we are having a buffet lunch on Saturday 30th August at 12.00 for 12.30. This will be an informal occasion, and people will be free to leave as and when they wish. We hope to invite some friends from St David’s Uniting Church individually, but we also wish to extend an open invitation to any old friends from the Church who would like to come, the only request is that they let us know so that the catering will be adequate!’ Sally & Mike.
It is envisaged to be a 15-20 hours per week commitment. If interested let Fiona know or look out for it on the website www.volunteering-wales.net
The foods in greatest need are: UHT milk, Packet soup, Fruit juice (Long life), Puddings (tinned or to steam), Tinned fruit
The response from St David’s Uniting with regular food donations is amazing and is much appreciated. Thank you everyone.
There is will be no newssheet next week. The next edition will be July 13th and will include news from the AGM.
Sunday Coffee Bar
June 29 Fiona July 6 CLOSED July 13 Liz
Saturday Coffee Bar
July 5 Beti & Janet July 12 Alan & Stephanie July 19 Anne & Ray
Flowers for July are being donated by
Anne Coles, Pam Mahoney, Jean & John Davies, Russell Howells, Maralyn Tomlinson, Madeline Howells
Watch Your Roads
Just because it’s a well-beaten road, it is no sign it’s the right one.