Tempo - Sunday 12th August 2018

This Sunday

Alan Silver 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 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  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) arrive back later today from Romania where they have helped to run a week-long activity camp for the Lupeni and Uricani children’s homes.

Please pray for travelling mercies for the team and, in particular, that the experience of the children and their exposure to the Word of God over this last week will have a lasting effect on their young lives.

A second week’s camp runs this week with a new team for children on the autistic spectrum and their families.

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 feel free to send your children and see Mark Dorey if you (or the older young persons in your family) would like to volunteer some help.

GTFM Sunday Mornings

I have been presenting the Sunday morning Sunrise Show on GTFM between 7 and 8am. I am playing 50% Christian music 50% contemporary and am doing a Pause for Thought section too.

I would really value your prayers as this is an opportunity for RCT to hear some really good Christian music with a strong Christian message, but as GTFM do not have Christian tracks, I have to bring them in myself and this is where I need your help - do you have any Christian CDs? - not concert ones where there’s lots of clapping, that I could borrow and use for the show? I have a fair selection but I want to play different artists over the weeks and not the same ones.

Also, if you would like to come on air and be interviewed, that would be fab too!  Please drop me a line if you can help.  Blessings  Mark Dorey

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