Tempo - Sunday 13th August 2017

This Sunday

Chris Roberts on the Lord’s Prayer – “Give us each day our daily bread” – praying grateful provision Luke 11:3

Our Evangelism

We are grateful and rejoice in the way that God uses us, not just individually in our families and friendship groups, but also via our regular church activities.  In particular:

Ø  Tiddlers at Temple and PALS – two church led pre-schoolers and carers groups

Ø  Craftypatch – a talented craft group led by godly women of this fellowship and others

Ø  Awesome Kids and JAM – two groups for children aged 5 to 11

Ø  Time Off and Top Up – two groups for older folks

Ø  The Lighthouse – outreach to the youth of our town and an exploration of faith for some

Ø  Graig Meals and Bible Studies – regular community events and activities

Let us pray for inspiration, vision, guidance and perseverance for the leaders and helpers, and for God’s blessing on the participants.

Refurbishment of the Side Hall

A big thank you to all who have been involved in this work.  The next major task is installation of new flooring in early September.  The 72 square metres of this costs £40/m².  You are invited to adopt-a-square of your choice by donating this (or multiples of it).  Please see www.templebaptist.org.uk/adoptasquare for details.

Temple Family Day – Save the Date

A day out for all ages at Temple is planned for Saturday 16 Sept 2017.  Likely to take place in a leisure centre in Rhondda, it will include teaching for the adults (all ages) and lots of fun activities for small, medium and large sized kids, so something for everyone in the family.  More information will follow.

Use of our buildings by other groups

There are a number of other groups, some with a Christian influence and others not, who regularly use our buildings, such as:

vVarious Women’s Institute groups including a choir and a drama group

vGamblers Anonymous

vBosom Buddies – a breast feeding support group

v“Our Place” – a young parents support group

vProspects – a support group for people with learning difficulties

vGraig Home Schooling group

vThe Lounge Church and Kindle Church


vSound of Wales and Bible Society rehearsals conferences and events

We are glad to be a blessing to these community groups.

CAP Befrienders Training Session

Are you interested in helping with CAP? If so, please come along to St Catherine's on Saturday 26th August between 10am and 12noon when a training session will be held to explain how you can help. There is an urgent need for more people to help with CAP. We are looking for people who can accompany Lorraine to visit clients from time to time. If you are interested and would like more information, please have a word with Janet Williams.   

Lavish Ladies Conference

'Live out the Love' Lavish Ladies Conference Saturday 2nd September 9.30am - 4pm at St Catherine's Church (Tickets £10). Lavish groups from across South and West Wales will come together for teaching, prayer and worship. This year the guest speaker is Marilyn Glass who has served in ministry alongside her husband John for 44 years and founded Elim's first national Women's Ministry 'Aspire'. This will be a great opportunity for togetherness and refreshing!

SWBA Family Day

The South Wales Baptist Association is holding a family day on 30 Sept 2017, to be hosted by our friends at Bethel Baptist, Pontyclun.  There are lots of young people’s activities plus seminars for adults, notably on personal evangelism and prayer.  You are invited to book https://swbaday2017.eventbrite.co.uk for your FREE tickets, so numbers can be estimated.


Summer Preaching Series

The series of talks over the summer on Jesus’ model prayer for disciples in Luke 11 continues with: 

20/8 “Forgive our sins as we forgive” – praying with a Gospel heart - Richard Hallett

27/8 Visitor – Mark Thomas, Rogerstone

3/9 “Lead us not into temptation” – praying the pursuit of holiness - John Comissiong

Any talks you may have missed you can catch up with via the Temple website

The only current activities are:

Mondays 10.00am to 1.00pm Tiddlers at Temple at our Graig building

Tuesday 15/8 A one-off meeting of Craftypatch at our Graig building at the normal times 10.00am to 3.00pm

Fridays 6.45pm – 9.00pm The Lighthouse ministering to the youth of our town out of Gelliwastad Road.


Please note that your administrator, Philip, will be away for the last half of August.  Consequently, the church office is now closed from 11 August and will reopen on 1 September.  No Tempo will be prepared for 20 and 27 August.


Philip Hughes