Tempo - Sunday 3rd December 2017

This Sunday

Chris Roberts will be preaching the first of our Advent series

 

Christmas Wrapped Up

Wayne led a team of Welsh speakers to Carwyn Arthur’s church in Tregaron to deliver “Nadolig mewn Pecyn” on Friday 1 Dec.

In the next 4 days, we have about 130 year 2 schoolchildren from 4 local schools coming through our doors to enjoy our Nativity presentation and activities.  Monday and  Tuesday all day from 9.30am – 2.30pm; Wednesday afternoon 12.30 – 2.30pm; and Thursday morning 9.30 – 11.30am.  It’s still not too late to get involved.  Please speak to Wayne if you are interested. 

There is also a presentation at Craig y Parc School in Pentyrch on Friday 8 Dec.

Please pray for Wayne, who is leading, the whole team of volunteers, and especially the children, teachers and helpers from the schools. 

Lighthouse

The work amongst the youth of Pontypridd is on hold currently: neither the Sunday nor the Friday night outreach is happening during December, but may return in the New Year.  Please pray for those who have been involved as leaders and helpers, that this may be a time of recharging, re-envisioning,and replenishing of resources.  May God commission new people as needed to join this work.  Finally, please pray for the young people who have been reached through the faithful witness of this last year or so, that God will keep them and bring to completeness the work that He has started in them.

PONT Christmas Concert

We would love to see you at the PONT Christmas Concert here at Temple at 7pm on Thursday 7 December. There'll be festive music from SoW Acapella, a primary school choir and the much-acclaimed Pontypridd Community Choir - if you missed them last time, now's your chance! Tickets £5 or £2 for children, available from Melanie.

The concert's being organised by PONT but if a few Temple people could help out with teas and cakes that would be great - please see Mel if you're available. Please also let her know if you are able to make cakes to sell.

Reach out to Ponty - 9 December

Building on the 'Mission to Wales' that started in July, a group of people from across Pontypridd churches plan to go out into town on the 2nd Saturday of every month to talk and pray with people, starting on 9 December. Christmas is probably the easiest time to talk to people and we're going to combine it with singing carols and spreading some festive cheer!

We're looking for people who are happy to

chat to people in town

sing carols in a group

stay at St Catherine's and pray

just come along - you can hand out carol sheets if you want a job!

We'll meet at St Catherine's Church at 10.30 for worship and a bit of training and encouragement on how to chat to people about faith, go out into town for around an hour and head back to the church to share stories. It's best if you can come for the whole two hours from 10.30 till 12.30. Melanie Hutt

 A Bridge to our Community

Carols @ the Clwb will take place at Clwb y Bont in Pontypridd Centre on Saturday 9 Dec from 7pm onwards.  The band has been rehearsing conscientiously for weeks – come and hear the results!  Please invite your friends.

Christmas Events

Next Sunday 10 Dec at 6pm  The churches of Pontypridd gather here at Temple for their Joint Town Centre Churches Carol Concert.

On Sunday Christmas Eve at 4pm there will be a Carol Service here featuring the Pontypridd Community Choir.

A short service is planned for Monday Christmas Day morning, details to follow.

tempoPhilip Hughes