Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
10 November 2019
Welcome, everyone, who joins us for worship today as people all over the country remember those who have died in two world wars, and in many other conflicts around the world.
If you are a visitor or worshiping with us for the first time we pray that you will find peace and fellowship as Phil leads us.
This afternoon some of us are going to watch Ken Loach’s latest film – ‘Sorry We Missed You’ at Chapter cinema (certificate 15). Everyone welcome – gather in the cafe by 5:20 if you’re joining us.
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.
Hand-made greetings cards and Christmas cards will also be on sale.
The Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your ‘small’ change, which will benefit local charities.
Hymns: Come take your stand with Jesus
So Many Problems to Make Us Feel Sad
Goodness is stronger than evil.
God, With Joy We Look Around Us
Readings: Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-4, 14-18
Diary for the Week
Monday 11th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Interfaith Walk (see This Week) 18.00
Tuesday Kids Club at Church House 18.00-19.30
Wednesday 13th Ladies Guild (see Diary) 14.00- 16.00
Elders Meeting 19.30
Thursday 14th Sing for life choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 16th Cantorion 10.30-11.30
Sunday 17th Our family service at 10.45, including Communion, will be led by Phil George and at 4pm we meet for our monthly Film and Chat. (see Notices)
Events at Castle Square URC, our sister church
Monday 11th 10:30am – 12noon Craft and chat
Tuesday 12th 12 – 1:30pm Chewsdays Café
Wednesday 13th 2.30pm Ladies Guild
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- We delighted to hear that Haydn is home after a long spell in hospital.
- We think of those with family members, young and old, who are affected by cancer.
- We remember those of our fellowship who are recovering from operations or illness, especially Loreen and Sue.
- Iestyn who is sharing ministry at Castle Sq this morning and Ray at Merthyr Vale this evening
Special Days to remember
10–17 November – Interfaith Week
11-16 November – Transgender Awareness Week – Anti Bullying Week
14 November – World Diabetes Day
This Week and in the future
Candlelit Interfaith Walk – Monday 11th November 2019
Speaker – Jane Hutt AC/AM
Y Dirprwy Weinidog a’r Prif Chwip / Deputy Minister and Chief Whip
Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government
Finishing with Interfaith Choir and 2 course buffet at our last venue (free)
The Walk starts at Beulah URC at 6pm then onto Bethany Baptist finishing at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Brief (5min) talks at each venue – from LDS, Jewish, Sikh, Muslim, Baha’I, Hindu and Catholic representatives.
7.30pm – Interfaith Choir to sing. 7.40pm Deputy Minister to speak
7.50pm Interfaith Choir to sing 8.00pm Food and socialising
Torches will be provided but it would be great if you could bring your own candle in a jar. Car Parking is available at LDS. The walk to Beulah is 10mins.
If you would like to join Phil on this walk please let him know TODAY
Ladies Guild. ‘Health and Wellbeing’ is the subject of our guest speaker Deanne Rebane. a Community Co-ordinator within Cwm Taf. Deanne’s role focuses on working with General Practitioners, pharmacists and others in a primary care setting. We should pick up some useful tips! We will meet in the Victoria room is a at 2pm.
Our next Film and chat afternoon (4pm November 17th) will see us continuing our reflections on war and peace as we watch and discuss a drama based on real espionage that took place in the UK for Russia in the shadow of the Second World War. Cert. 12A.
Election 2019 Hustings events in Pontypridd and Church Village (Tonteg)
Tuesday 26th November, 6.30-8.30pm – St Catherine’s Café.
Monday 9th December, 7.00-8.30pm Salem Chapel, Tonteg.
Details of participants to follow!
The planned trip by coach to see the Passion Play in Wintershall next June has been cancelled due to lack of numbers, however we are trying to make a new plan! Updates will follow!
Last week the Trussell Trust launched ‘State of Hunger’, the largest ever piece of research into hunger and food bank use in the UK. The research shows that households who have been referred to a food bank have an average weekly income after housing costs of just £50. They’re struggling to afford to buy the absolute essentials that we all need to eat, stay warm and dry, and keep clean – with 94% in real destitution. Our donations in October were 89kg (72.4kg Harvest) and £80! This was nearly 4 times our monthly amount!
December Birthdays…With so many Christmas dinners happening in December the dates to choose from, are – 4th Evening, 5th Lunch or 22nd Lunch. The list is on the table. Please sign up soon so the restaurant can be chosen and booked! If you have been unable to join in ‘YOUR’ birthday meal we invite you to add your name to the current list.
Have you ever read ‘Reform’? There are ‘Spare’ copies left on the tables or in the magazine rack at the back of the church, all are welcome to take and read. If you would like to join our band of readers., speak to Cerys. £28.50 you will get 10 issues of Reform during 2019, with the first coming out in February. For £34.50 you may have both the printed copy and the digital edition. Subscriptions be given to Cerys by 25th November.
Donations to PCW annual appeal towards mission and outreach work at home and overseas are now due. Anyone wishing to contribute please give donations to Maralyn Tomlinson asap.
Nov 17th 10.45 Dr Phil George 16.00 Film & Chat see Notices
Nov 24th 10.45 Rev Dr Phil Wall
Lesley Mower Hill, Hilary and Haydn Goodfellow,
Pat Howells and Lynda Bull