Tempo - Sunday 3rd September 2017

This Sunday

John Comissiong on the Lord’s Prayer – “Lead us not into temptation” – praying the pursuit of holiness Luke 11:4b


Church Activities

As you will see from elsewhere in this week’s Tempo, Graig activities start this week.  Gelliwastad activities (and TimeOff & Top Up) are delayed until next week while the new floor is being laid in the side hall this week.

Please pray for a new impetus in our evangelism in this new season and for God’s wisdom for our leadership team in making decisions about the use of our buildings by our community.

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 as we enter a new year of reaching out to Pontypridd.

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

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.





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 next week.  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.

A Special Celebration

Dewi and Maggie Hughes celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary later this month.  You are cordially invited to celebrate with them when they hold a drop in here at the church for tea and cakes on 30 September from 3pm to 5pm.

They would like to express their heartfelt thanks for your prayers and kindnesses over recent months.

tempoPhilip Hughes