This monthly Bulletin is sent out to help all the churches be more aware of our shared activities, and to keep people informed of news and events.
Nightshelter 2017-18 is up and running
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 for the first time:
First Round (from Monday 20th November)
Monday – St Julians Methodist Church
Thursday – Eden Gate
Tuesday – Holy Trinity, Christchurch
Friday – All Saints, Brynglas & Underwood Baptist Church
Saturday – St Julians Baptist Church, Beaufort Rd
Wednesday – St Mary’s, Malpas
Sunday – Bethesda Baptist Church, Rogerstone
Second Round (from Monday 22nd January)
Monday – Christchurch, Malpas Road
Friday – Lliswerry Baptist Church
Tuesday – Duckpool Rd Baptist Church
Saturday – Beechwood Presbyterian Church
Wednesday – St Woolos Cathedral & Malpas Road Evangelical Church
Thursday – Nant Coch Church
Sunday – St Johns Church, Maindee
Many thanks indeed to all the volunteers, without whom it would not be possible to run the Night Shelter. Financial donations are also needed – if you would like to support this work, visit www.edengate.org.uk and follow the PayPal or Donate link at the bottom of the page.
Nightshelter is a part of the work of Eden Gate. There are many other ways of volunteering, particularly at our First Contact outreach sessions during the week. For more information please ring Marc or Tanya on 01633 243235 or email [email protected].
Churches in East Newport Advent meetings
“Hope in a Changing World”
Four Tuesday evenings in Advent
7.30pm, refreshments served from 7.00pm.
Tues.28th November Hope from the Past at St Philips, Jenkin Street, NP19 0GQ
Tues. 5th December Hope in the Present Lliswerry Baptist, Camperdown Rd, NP19 0JF
Tues.12th December Hope for the Future at Summerhill Baptist, Albert Ave, NP19 8FT
Tues.19th December at St.Julians Methodist, Caerleon Road, NP19 7JT Carols and Communion NB refreshments will be served afterwards, not before.
All welcome at any of these meetings. (Not just people from East Newport!)
Forthcoming events – December / early January
December events at Newport Cathedral (St.Woolos), Stow Hill, NP20 4EA
Saturday 2nd December 8.30-10.00am Ark Christingle
Saturday 2nd December 7.00pm St.Woolos Sinfonia Concert
Sunday 3rd December 5.00-6.00pm Advent Carol Service
Thursday 7th December 7.00pm Lovelight Christmas Concert
Saturday 9th December 12 noon Concert – Cora Cantabile. A Ladies Choir singing seasonal music. Admission free with a leaving collection.
Saturday 9th December 7.00pm Christmas Concert with Newport Orchestra, Newport Cathedral Choristers and St Woolos Primary School Choir. All proceeds are going to Cwtsh and the Newport Night Shelter. Tickets £10/ £6 concessions.
Monday 11th December 7.00pm MIND Christmas Concert
Friday 8th December 1.00pm Concert in support of Newport Nightshelter
at St Mary’s Church, Stow Hill, NP20 1TP
Saturday 9th December 8.30am Men’s Breakfast Speaker: from Sporting Marvels at Castleton Baptist Church, Gateway Christian Centre, St Mellons Rd, Marshfield CF3 2TX
Contact David Pinnell on 01633 279940 for further details and to book in.
Saturday 16th December 11.00am – 3.00pmChristmas Live! All welcome.
at St. Paul’s Church, Bridge Street, NP20 4AL.
Nativity puppet show, real live donkeys, live music, carols, Santa, craft stall, refreshments.
Sunday 17th December 4.00pmCrib and Christingle Service at Newport Cathedral (St.Woolos), Stow Hill, NP20 4EA
Saturday 23rd December 10.00am Coffee and Mince Pies followed by Carols on the steps at St Julian’s Methodist Church Caerleon Road NP19 7JT.
Christmas Eve Services in Newport
3.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols at Newport Cathedral (St.Woolos), NP20 4EA
7.00pmChristmas Eve Service – “Unwrapping God’s Gift” Speaker: Peter Gladwin
at Lliswerry Baptist Church, Camperdown Road, NP19 0JF
11.00pmCandlelight Service in Welsh at Mynydd Seion, Hill Street, Newport NP20 1LZ
11.15pmMidnight Communion at St Julian’s Methodist Church, Caerleon Road NP19 7JT.
11.30pmCarols at Midnight at St Julians Baptist Church, 33 Beaufort Rd NP19 7PZ
11.30pm First Eucharist of Christmas at Newport Cathedral (St.Woolos), NP20 4EA
For other Christmas services, including Christmas Day, please see local announcements.
Sunday 31st December, New Year’s Eve 9.00pm – 2.00am Crossover Service
at New Dimensions Church, 124 Lower Dock Street, NP20 1EG
Cross over into the New Year praying, praising and worshipping God.