Tempo - Sunday 5th August 2018

This Sunday

11am Morning Service

Chris Roberts will share from a text that is important to him personally

Please return your voting papers for Church Secretary to Ceri Herbert by 19 August


Summer Spruce Up!

Our church family has a big day coming up, with Meg & Tom’s wedding on Aug 17th. We need to get the building looking good – so please come and lend a hand. No specialist DIY skills necessary - just the desire to help out, get stuck in and enjoy time spent together.

We’re setting aside three evenings:
  Mon 13th, Tues 14th & Wed 15th August

Jobs to be done include:   

-          Weeding out front

-          Cleaning

-          Dusting the pews in the balcony

-          Sorting out storage areas

-          Painting walls


Can you help?
Please let Stephen, Wayne or Andy know.

Summer Preaching Series

“A Light to My Feet” - The following preachers will share texts that are important to them, and which have illuminated the way for them:-

Ø  5 August  Chris Roberts

Ø  12 August  Alan Silver

Ø  19 August  Mark Dorey

Ø  26 August  Andy Sparkes

Ø  2 September Gethin and Bex

Romania 2018

A team of seven from Wales (including Martin and Dana Davis, and Carol and Fran Hoey) travelled to Romania on Friday to meet up with five from England and six Romanian nationals to run a week-long activity camp for the Lupeni and Uricani children’s homes.

They continue training and preparation today in advance of the children arriving at lunchtime tomorrow (Mon 8th).  The programme of activities runs from 7.15am to 11.30pm each day, with trips out on Wednesday (includes 2.5 hour hike) and Thursday (to an outdoor water park).

Please pray for the team of volunteers; the children; the travelling and administration; safety, security, good weather (not too hot), and huge blessing for all involved.

The camp finishes on Sat 12th and the Welsh team returns on Sun 13th.

Church Maintenance Volunteers

The intensive maintenance days at the church will be Mon 13, Tues 14 and Wed 15 August from 5pm onwards.  This will then show the church at its best for the wedding of Meg and Tom on Friday 17 August.  There are plenty of tasks that do not require specific DIY skills including painting, general tidy up, sorting out storage areas, clearing weeds outside and some intensive cleaning.  Please contact Stephen Barthorpe or speak to Andy or Wayne if you are able to help.

Graig Holiday Club

The Palm Tree Island Holiday Club runs at our Graig building during the last week of the school holidays Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 August for primary school children years 1 to 6.  There will be games, craft, songs and exciting Bible stories.  Please see Mark Dorey if you would like to volunteer some help.

Finding hope and help in a stressful world

Rebecca Manley Pippert is coming to speak at a Ladies Outreach Event on Thursday September 20th at the New House Country Hotel Thornhill, Cardiff.

Further details and booking forms are on the EQUIP website at:-


Please see Teresa Adams if you are interested.  Car sharing or booking a minibus are possible travel options.

Stuart Townend Concert in Porthcawl

This wonderful and well-known musician is coming to a church near you quite soon.  He is performing at Gilgal Baptist Church, Porthcawl CF36 3EP on Wednesday 26 September 2018, doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.  Tickets at £15 for adults and £8 for children and full information are available from


The capacity of this venue is just 300.  You are advised to book early if interested.

tempoPhilip Hughes