Tempo - Sunday, 26th Feb 2017

11am Morning Service

Chris Roberts will be continuing our new series in the Gospel of Mark: “Real Authority” from Mark Ch 1.14-34

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

The next Men’s breakfast will be on Sat 4 March (a rest day in 6 nations tournament) from 9.30am onwards at Gelliwastad Road. If you are able, please let Simon know you are coming. If not, come anyway – there is usually enough and to spare.

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 are 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 Janet Williams, Colin Sparkes or the church office. Thank you.

Don't Feed Exploitation

18 Feb was the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight which is held annually to remind people that many farmers who produce our basic foods do not get a Fair wage for the work that they do. In fact for many people their conditions are similar to slave labour. By buying food with the Fairtrade label you are ensuring that people are being paid fairly and that their working conditions are monitored. Why not switch this week to using Fairtrade products in your home, work, school, college? A wide variety of Fairtrade foods is available in Harvest Books & Crafts. We can make a difference to the poor in the world by the way we shop.

St David’s Day Prayer Meeting

On St David's Day this coming Wednesday there will be gatherings across the country to pray for Wales and the Valleys. Our local venue is Bethel Baptist Church, Pontyclun CF72 9AJ from 7.30pm to 9pm. There is free parking 5 minutes away at the new car park very near the entrance to Y Pant School.

Lent Lunches

Raising money for Christian Aid, these run on Fridays from 12.00 to 1.30pm. 3 Mar is at Castle Square, Treforest and 10 Mar will be at St Mary’s, Glyntaff. 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 iverse 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 unday 12. Email pamimahoney@hotmail.com to book for the first three of these events.

Sound of Wales School of Worship

Provisional dates for this are Adults event Thur 13 – Sat 15 July, Children’s event Tues 25 July

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