Tempo - Sunday, 19th Feb 2017

11am Morning Service

Andy Sparkes will be launching our “Make Disciples” initiative with a new series in the Gospel of Mark: “Real Relationship” from Mark Ch 1.1-13

Using your Creative Gifts

Our leaders have asked if there are people in the congregation who would be willing to use any creative gifts to bring something new to the church. Any form of creative skill can be useful and if you feel you would like to participate in what would be an ongoing opportunity to 'decorate' any aspect of the building I would love to hear from you. It is proposed to meet together at some time soon to discuss ideas and I will schedule a meeting as soon as I can. In the first instance please could you speak to me. Thank you. Carol Davies

Church Matters – Dates for your Diary

There will be a baptismal service on Sunday 19 March. If you are considering Baptism, then please speak to the Elders or other LT member. There will be a church meeting on Sunday 2 April following the morning service and after consumption of packed lunches.

Easter Cracked

Our presentations of the Easter story to year 5 and year 6 schoolchildren from local schools will be happening during the week of 3 to 7 April 2017, especially Mon, Tues a Wed that week. We already have four schools booked in. This is more complex than the Nativity presentations to younger children and requires a bigger team. All sorts of help is needed and, in particular, those gifted in drama for both male and female roles are sought. If you are free and would like to take part, then please contact Wayne Adams or the church office. 

One Million Voices of Hope

There are several copies of this Open Doors Petition in the carousel in the foyer. Please take one if you would like to collect some signatures, for example from your small group. You can then bring them back to the church for us to send them off (as there is no Freepost address) Thank you. Maggie Hughes

Gethin and Bex January 2017 Newsletter

You can read about the Amoss family’s Christmas and New Year celebrations, their new responsibilities for children affected by HIV/AIDS through the Children’s Cup project, Christmas parties and gifts for over 7000 children, a lady called Gogo Tfwala who cares for 16 children in her 2 room home, and the May 2017 launch of Liberty Church in Manzini out of the Liberty Community Centre. See their praise and prayer points in their most recent newsletter available from gethin.amoss@childrenscup.org or talk to Richard Hallett.

A Big Weekend at St David’s Church

A host of activities are happening in Pontypridd over the weekend of 11 and 12 March, including a 5-a-side football competition for church and community groups, a cultural showcase for the diverse communities in Wales (for both of which participants are invited), and a “Twmpath” dance at the Muni (7pm tickets £4) all on Saturday 11. There are also a Cymanfa Ganu event at 10.45am and an animated family film at 4pm on Sunday 12. Email pamimahoney@hotmail.com to book for the first three of these events.

Celebrating Diversity

Arising out of the Hope Not Hate meeting recently, there is likely to be an event celebrating diversity in Pontypridd and the Valleys, both historic and current. Please contact Hayley Richards on hayleyrichards30@hotmail.com or search for Hope Not Hate on FaceBook if you are interested in helping to organise this or just to get more information.

Family Fun Day at St Catherine’s

There is a Family Fun Day at St Catherine’s this coming Saturday 25 Feb. You can contact Hayley Richards as above for more information, if interested.If you would like to contribute to Tempo, please let Philip have your items by 9am on Fridays for the following Sunday. Office hours are Tues and Fri 9.30am to 3pm.

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