Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
24 November 2019
We give a warm welcome to everyone who has joined us this morning as we have the second in our series of discussion services looking at ‘Holy Habits’. These services, held once every 2 months, enable us to learn from others; to talk about our faith in a safe space; and to dig a little deeper at the central practices of the Church. They also remind us that we all have different learning & worship styles and that we are a community of learning where everyone’s opinion might be heard and valued. So, whether you enjoy discussing your faith or do so with fear and trembling, please remember that there are no wrong answers, and all are welcomed to participate as they feel comfortable. May God bless this time together.
We invite you to join us for Fair-traded tea or coffee in the hall after the service when hand-made Christmas cards will be on sale.
Don’t forget the Copper Pot is on the table where you can place your coppers which will be given to ‘local’ charities.
Hymns: Black Candle Hymn
The kingdom of God is justice and joy
Reading: Luke 14:15-24
Diary for the Week
Monday 25th Language Class 9.30 – 13.00
Tuesday 26th Kids Club at Church House 18.00-19.30
Wednesday 27th OPAG 10.30-12.00
Ladies Guild (see This week…)14.00-16.00
Guides & Rangers 18.30-20.00
Thursday 28th 50+ Forum 13.30-15.30
Sing for life choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 30th Coffee Morning & Exhibition (see This Week)10.00 -12.30
Sunday 1st Our Amnesty International service at 10.45, will be led by Rev Ray Vincent and at 6pm we will have an Iona Advent Service with Holy Communion
Events and New of Castle Square URC, our sister church
Monday 25th Craft and chat 10:30am – 12noon
Tuesday 26th Chewsdays Café 12 – 1:30pm
Wednesday 27th Ladies Guild. 2.30pm
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- We remember those of or connected to our fellowship who are in residential care, especially Brenda, Caroline and Edith.
- We think of all for whom the season of advent causes heartache or anxiety.
- All involved in the preparation of services / events in Advent whether in church or elsewhere
Special Days to remember
25 Nov–10 Dec 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/
Question: Why do we have scaffolding up?
Answer: Emergency repairs to the roof in Penuel Lane, rain getting in!
This Week and in the future
Election 2019 Tuesday 26th November, 6.30-8.30pm – St Catherine’s Café
Put your questions to General Election 2019 candidates about the issues that affect Pontypridd, Wales and the world. Tea and coffee served from 6.30pm, Q&A at 7.00pm. Questions to be submitted by 6.45pm on the night.
This week Ladies Guild will learn about ‘Mission across the World’ as Rev Phil Thomas will be our guest speaker. We meet in the Victoria room at 2pm.
‘Believe in Bethlehem’ Coffee Morning and ’12 Faces of Hope’ Exhibition ~30th November 10-12:30am. Jesus was born to an oppressed people in an occupied land. Come hear Rev. Branwen Rees give a 10-minute talk at 12 Noon on her experience in Palestine/Israel. Donations for tea/coffee to go to ‘EMBRACE the Middle East, tackling poverty and injustice’.
The exhibition in the church will be open to the public every Wednesday in December, 12:30 – 1:30
World Aids Day is held on December 1st every year. Get your ribbons today and show your support.
Gift Sunday December 8th. This year we are supporting Displaced People in Action (DPIA) as our local charity, and Chora Chori which helps Nepalese displaced and trafficked children, as our International charity. (see leaflet) Gifts (NOT wrapped) will be received for disadvantaged children and teenagers supported by HomeStart and for the residents at Mill Street Hostel.
For our Morning service on Sunday December 29th we are having a Carols and Lessons service! If anyone has a request for a favourite carol or reading please speak to Michael, Bethan or Pam. We are giving people time to think! –
December Birthdays…Have you signed up yet? the dates to choose from, are – 4th Evening, 5th Lunch or 22nd Lunch. Please sign up soon so we can book!
Donations to PCW annual appeal towards mission and outreach work at home and overseas are now due. Please give to Maralyn Tomlinson TODAY.
Items from October Church Meeting – a little late!
16th December – Carol Singing at Sainsburys – 6-7pm
22nd December – Nativity Service – am; Cinema Trip – pm
23rd December – Carols and Cocktails at Clwb y Bont – 7:30pm
5th January – Evening Epiphany bring and share
12th January – Anniversary lunch – The venue has been booked and the sign -up sheet is on the table!
- Advent Bible Study – this will be held in Clwb y Bont, discussing John Henson’s latest book. Dates confirmed as 11th & 18th December
- Christmas Appeal. Another charity was suggested (Pictures of Yemen) but as this charity benefitted from the appeal last year, the money raised for Christian Aid when Carol Singing at Sainsbury’s on Monday 16th will be targeted for Yemen.
- On Tap –a new group will be trialed for those aged 30 and over. The meetings will begin in January, with the suggested name of CAKE (Christians Against Knowing Everything).
- An appeal was made for more volunteers to help serve coffee on Sundays. Please speak to Catherine if you can help.
Dec 8th 10.45 Rev Dr Phil Wall
Dec 15th 10.45 Rev Dr Phil Wall 16.00 Festive Family Film
Doreen Marshman & Jean Davies, Marilyn Edwards,
Brian & Marcia Hurley and Gwyneth James
Thought for the Week
Life’s a journey, enjoy the ride! Nissan