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Homeless Sunday 2018

Homeless seems to be a ever incleasing issue in towns and cities acrss Wales. Each year Housing Justice organise Homeless Sunday. 2018's event will take place on Sunday 28th January.  Homeless Sunday is a chance for Churches and Christian groups from across the country join together to pray, reflect and plan practical action on homelessness, but also for a united christian voice to offer solidarity and be a prophetic voice for change. Here are the ways you can get involved;  - Plan your own sermon, homily, bible study or event by using our theological reflectionand our fact sheets on Homelessness for England, Wales and Scotland (you'll be asked for…

Christian charity honoured with top care services award

Evangelical Alliance member Safe Families for Children has won the Innovative Quality Outcomes Award at the Third Sector Care Awards.  Safe Famillies for Children works with 28 local authorities to support vulnerable families and reduce the flow of children into the care system.  A panel of social care experts judged the award and said: "It is a social movement that is innovative, and changes not only practices but also lives."  Keith Danby, chief executive at Safe Families for Children, said: "We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award!  "It's a real tribute to the impact our volunteers have helping vulnerable families…

Cardiff Foodbank and Foodbank Across Wales expect a surge in demand this Christmas

AFTER new figures show foodbank use has increased across Wales, a charity has warned more people will become reliant on food parcels when Universal Credit is fully rolled out. Trussell Trust foodbanks distributed 43,059 three day emergency food parcels across Wales between April 1 and September 30 this year, a four per cent increase on last year. Foodbank would like to thank you for standing with them this year. There have been so many challenges and highlights throughout 2017 and God has been so faithful in it all. Please keep praying for Cardiff Foodbank as we plan for 2018, that we…

Cardiff Christian Night Shelter Opens its doors before Christmas

Believe it or not, even in this day and age, there are people sleeping rough on our streets and in our parks. There are one or two for whom this is a lifestyle choice, but the great majority are people who are down on their luck and who have fallen through the safety net of the benefits system. What is the night shelter?  Night Shelter Cardiff is run by a group of churches providing a warm place to eat and sleep for 3 winter months of the year for the homeless. Rhiwbina Baptist Church provides a team of volunteers who…

Love Wales Celebrates another year of successful ministry

The Team of Love Wales would like to wish all of our friends, helpers and supporters a very Happy Christmas and Blessed New Year. They have nejoyed a had a great year of ministry - sharing the Gospel with hundreds of people, training, meeting and encouraging lots of people - and would like to thank everyone for all the prayer and support you have given, and we are excited for what God has in store for next year. Some of the things we have done this past year are:   * In January we hosted a 'Thank You' meal for partners and leaders.   * Revival Ministry…

Could you join the mean bean challenge

The Teafund Wales Team are looking for people to join them on the Mean Bean Challenge 2018. In this eye-opening five day challenge, we’ll experience what over one billion people around the world experience every day - hunger. While we eat a simple diet of rice and beans, we’ll be aiming to raise money that could help Tearfund’s local church partners help families and communities for whom this is a daily reality. The challenge is simple, but it’s mean: a small amount of rice and plain beans for each meal and only water to drink across the five days from 19-23rd…

Looking for a Christmas Service in Cardiff this December?

Ok there are about 100 Churches in Cardiff that the Net Cardiff represents so it is hard to just let you know about a few but I have listed 5 churches below that you might think about visiting this Christmas for Christmas service but remember there are many other you can attend and enjoy Christmas with.  If you visit a church as visitor over Christmas why not get in contact with us and let us know what you think. All Nations Church Gospel Christmas Saturday 9th December 6:15pm for 7pm Cost: £5 for 2 tickets City Church Cardiff  Various Events see…

"From here to Nativity" - The Christmas Story is back!

'Christmas - The Story' is up and running for the EIGHT year - and it's fantastic!  The schools are booking more heavily than ever  including a school from outside the area.  The children absolutely love this school trip - if you are in town on a weekday morning, pop in and join a school's audience. It's a real delight to watching the children watching The Story.   ‘Christmas – The Story’ is delighted that another town in south Wales has joined the project. Bridgend is the sixth town to join the voluntary community arts project, which re-tells the Nativity to school children…

Rebuild, Restore, Renew

St. Catherine’s Church in Pontypridd has a vision to create a workshop to bring new life to pre-loved, old, broken furniture.  This vision is not just for furniture, but stems from Isaiah 61 which has challenged us to help the lives of those in our community who need to be rebuilt, restored and renewed. The plan is to support people who are unemployed to learn new skills, get creative and try out different roles including setting up a small business. We are looking for volunteers (not just from Church in Wales or Pontypridd) who might be able to help share…

"Let Me Tell You a Story" - Rob Parsons Releases New Book

Rob Parsons is a bestselling author who has travelled widely across the UK and around the world, sharing his own stories of the ups and downs of life and faith with over a million people at live events over the past 30 years. Let Me Tell You A Story brings together some of the very the best of these stories - heartwarming and challenging tales that make up a compendium of insights on faith and family, love and loss, money and priorities, dreams and goals. Pull up a chair and settle in to enjoy as the storyteller weaves his spell... Available…

Mission To Wales a Christmas Challenge

A Message from the Misison to Wales Team at New Wine Cymru In light of the ongoing response to the Gospel in this season, we will continue with Mission to Wales- exploring a rhythm and a pace that is both sustainable and effective.  This December we will be having another mission month, encouraging as many churches as possible to make the most of the Christmas season. Christmas is a time of year when people are more likely to say 'yes' to an invitation to church, so why not think of some great events and services that you can invite the…

The Star a Christmas Movie for Kids

In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas. An entertaining…

Newport Homeless Night Shelter is up and running for 2017

We are excited once again to be able to provide emergency accommodation to homeless people this winter in partnership with Newport churches. The first night (20 Nov) got off to an excellent start, with everything going smoothly. We had a total of 14 referrals asking for emergency assistance with 9 people accessing the shelter. Work now starts to find homes for those who we are supporting. Please pray for us and our guests throughout the winter. Here is a full list of our venues for 2017/18, with a particular welcome to Beechwood Presbyterian Church who are participating in the project…

Mary’s Magnificat – spoken and sung

A new resource for Christmas from BIble Society with Cath and Di Woolridge    A few years back, Di Woolridge took on the challenge of seeing the birth of our Lord and Saviour through the eyes of his step Dad Joseph. This time, they wanted to tell the other side of the story by exploring Mary’s journey. After Mary’s angelic visit, to then Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, there’s this great prayer in Luke 1, which is an overflow of Mary’s heart. It’s so poetic, with flavours of God’s justice from Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel, and possibly a nod to David’s wonderment at…

Open Hands, Open Heart a story of Generosity

Rev Ifor Williams and his wife Penny, had been minister at Broad Haven for 21 years left for a pioneer ministry in Breconshire seven years ago. One of the main emphasis during his time at the coastal chapel was on generous giving which has led to him writing a book called ‘Open Hands Open Heart’. It follows the story of God’s generosity as seen in the Bible, interwoven with the couple’s experience in Broad Haven, where they saw God working in peoples’ hearts and providing in wonderful ways. ‘Open Hands Open Heart’ is published by Generous Heart and will be available in book…

Cardiff 'Story' events week - Student sharing some good news!

Yet again the Cardiff annual city-wide mission looms large on the horizon! This year the theme is 'Story' again and will run from13–17 November. Each of the five university Christian Unions have been working hard, planning events for the week to best engage their fellow students. In particular the planning team have been thinking about freedom, satisfaction and purpose. The wonderful thing about the Story theme is that it allows students to not just answer questions, but to give non-believers the chance to hear about the greatest story ever told; that of Jesus Christ! As per previous years we will also host evening events in Highfields Church where all…

A New Centre for a new season for the ministry of Love Wales

Our new centre at Ebbw Vale (above) includes an auditorium for 350-400 people and five acres of land Love Wales have some exciting news to share! On Saturday November 11th from 12pm-4.30pm they have an Open Day at our new Love Wales Festival Mission Centre - and we would love you to come along! For the last two years we have had a Love Wales centre in Merthyr Tydfil which has been a great blessing - although not very big it was somewhere to meet for prayer, administration, meetings and also to host our Revival Ministry School. From November, however, we will be moving to a new centre…

500 Anniversary - How has the Reformation changed society?

Sarah Williams is research professor in the History of Christianity, Regent College.  From Evangelical Alliance Website (This article may be a bit "heavier" than our normal news stories but the reformation has has a great impact on the church in Wales so we though we should recongise its 500th anniversary) If we believe that all human beings are created equal, that they are free to act according to conscience, to speak freely, to be treated fairly before the law; if we believe that rulers should obey the same laws as their subjects, that oppression should be resisted; that leaders should be held to account, that…