Tempo - Sunday, 5th March 2017

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.

Fairtrade fortnight 27 Feb to 12Mar - Don't Feed Exploitation

We are now in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight. This 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 decide to switch to Fairtrade and make a difference. There is a stall at the back of the church to help you to make the switch. We can make a difference to the poor in the world by the way we shop.

Support for Romania charity

Alan Penrose of this charity visited Time Off this week and has left a stock of jars of Romanian honey to sell for the charity. These cost £3.25 for a 450g jar. Please speak to Vivien Thomas regarding these.

Lent Lunches

At £2.50 for a bread and cheese lunch, these are raising money for Christian Aid. These run on Fridays from 12.00 to 1.30pm. 10 Mar is at St Mary’s, Glyntaff and 17 Mar will be at St Dyfrig’s, Treforest.

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.

Sound of Wales School of Worship

Provisional dates for this are

  • Adults event Thur 13 – Sat 15 July
  • Children’s event Tues 25 July

Christian Heritage Walking Tour in Cardiff

This Lent, why not explore the rich Christian history of Cardiff City centre and learn of many individuals and movements that left their mark on our nation. The tour will be led by Tony Lloyd who has been leading walking tours of Cardiff for the last 20 years and is delighted to combine his experience as a tour guide with his interest in the spiritual heritage of our city. Meet inside the garden of The City Church of St John the Baptist in the Hayes, Cardiff. Each tour will be limited to 20 people. Church groups are welcome.

  • Thursday, 30 March, 1.30-3.30pm
  • Saturday, 1 April, 11am-1pm
  • Wednesday, 5 April, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost (to be paid on the day) is £5 adult and £3 concessions. To book in advance please email  Tony direct at tone_cardiff@hotmail.com indicating which tour date you prefer.