Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
11 October 2015
Welcome, everyone, to our services today; if this is your first visit, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
Our minister is leading our service this morning as we continue our ‘Voices’ project. The theme today is ‘Marking World Mental Health Day’. This evening at 6pm our Film & Chat ‘service’ will feature the screening of “B for Boy” in association with Wales – Africa Film Festival.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; and as usual Handmade cards will be available.
Before you leave – please put your loose change in our ‘Copper Pot’ it will be used to benefit local charities.
Hymns 15, 73, Truth of Jesus, light our darkness,The Lord’s my shepherd I’ll not want, We cannot measure how you heal
Readings Psalm 40:1-11; 12-17
Church Family News
Our thoughts and prayers go to Gethin, Fiona, Elinor and Sioned on the Death of Gethin’s Mother last Monday. We continue to pray for David who is receiving new medication, and for those we know who suffer with dementia, and for their carers, and we remember Bethan as she settles into her new ‘home’in Cardiff.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House, Elders Meeting 7.30pm in the Victoria Room.
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows 5pm at Church House, Ladies Guild at 2pm See Diary, Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon, ‘Cantorion’ practice 10.30am Victoria Room.
Next Sunday Continuing the ‘Voices’ theme. Rev Dr Phil Wall will lead our Morning worship, which will including communion. ‘Open Arms – Gods Extravagant Welcome’ Evening worship at 6pm will be led by Dr Fiona Liddell –‘Speak up for tomorrow’
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 14th October Ladies Guild
This week we have Housewives choice…Please bring and share an ‘item’.which is special to you… All are welcome.
Wednesday 14th October at 7pm ‘Voices’ event
The Romani Cultural and Arts Company invite you to join them for an evening of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller history. Come along and challenge your opinions, indulge and share in stories that demonstrate a rich cultural heritage within Wales and beyond. With films, story-telling and art & crafts that showcase the diversity of community, you will be astonished and engaged throughout the evening. Whatever your background, ability, perception or age, come and join us.
Saturday, 17th October ‘Voices’ event
Come along to coffee bar this week between 10am and 12 noon and you will be entertained by the Ladies of Pontyclun Community Choir.
Saturday 17th October ‘Baked Alaska’
Described as Extra-ordinary theatre for these extraordinary times’ This production by the Riding lights Theatre Company is vivid, sharp and deliciously entertaing. Baked Alaska serves up the realities of Climate change with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved.
It is being staged at St Andrew and St Teilo’s Church, Woodville Road, Cardiff at 7.30pm. Flyers with more information are on the table.
Sunday 18th October Church Meeting
Just a reminder that we’ll be holding our autumn church meeting next Sunday so do please stay after the service if you can. It had been suggested that we also have a church lunch following the meeting but due to the various extra events we have on this month, it has been decided that we will postpone this for now. The timing of church meetings will be reviewed in the January meeting. Copies of the suggested agenda are on the table.
Last Sunday evening we had the privilege of hearing from òur friends from DPIA: Parasenthika from Sri Lanka told her own moving story; Abdul told us about mandatory conscription to the army in Eritrea (for an indefinite period) and how the only way to leave is to escape the country; Faruk is the Advocacy Project worker for DPIA and told us about the common issues faced by asylum seekers.
It is worth reminding people of the opportunity to support the work of DPIA through the church. Either a one off gift or a regular payment is welcomed. If you came last Sunday, or even if you didn’t, please consider it. You can give your donation to Lynda, put it in the collection plate (clearly marked for DPIA) or set up a standing order.
Blinds have been fitted………now follows a time of ‘trial and error’ ….Please be patient!
Handmade Christmas cards
These will be available soon, there will be different types…cute ones, traditional ones and religious ones. If anyone wants a personalised one, Colleen is taking orders!
Macmillan Coffee Morning – Thanks
On Friday 25th September the young people at the Grange held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan. They raised over £80 and would like to thank those who donated cakes for the occasion. A hugely positive aspect of this event was that between 15 and 20 local residents visited the Grange and stayed for coffee, cake and conversation. We hope that this will contribute towards an improvement of the relationship between local residents and the Grange.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 17th Pam & Bethan Oct 24th Pam & Viviane
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess, Gordon Thompson, Marlene McCloy,
Anita Instrell, Val Stone and Brian & Marcia Hurley,
25 Oct am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
1 Nov am Hadyn Blackey pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Something to think about!
One in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem in any given year We all have mental health and by failing to treat people with mental health problems with dignity we make it more difficult to ensure that everyone takes steps to safeguard their wellbeing and to seek help, as it can lead to self-stigma, low confidence, low self-esteem, withdrawal and social isolation. mentalhealth.org.uk