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.
Homeless Sunday 2018 – Sunday 28th January
Stuart and Caroline Johnson have long had an active concern for the homeless, and they commend this particular national focus to local churches to observe this year. Caroline writes “There is a growing need of homelessness and limited one-bedded accommodation in Newport, and it would be good for us as churches to pray into this situation on this date.” There is then the opportunity to come together the next evening, 29th January, at St. Paul’s church to share prayers and reflections together, to be more Aware of homelessness, Active in tackling it, and Adamant together that homelessness must end.
Caroline would be pleased to hear from any church that will pray about homelessness on the 28th and who would like more information, and also from anyone who can come on the 29th. Contact [email protected] Tel. 07703 334075
Remember to pray for Newport Nightshelter
Nightshelter provides immediate and practical help to the problem of homelessness. We are now more than half way through the First Round, with the Second Round of churches taking over from 22nd January. Please pray for each of the churches who are involved in this great work, for all the volunteers, and especially for all the guests, that they may be helped not only by having a bed for the night but enabled too to find good, permanent accommodation.
Churches hosting Nightshelter during the First Round (until Sunday 21st January)
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
This group was founded in 2008 and, ten years on, it continues to serve asylum seekers and refugees in our city of Newport, all of whom have fled war or persecution in their own land. In 2018 we plan to extend our work further by opening five days a week, developing our schools work, and continuing and extending our existing drop-ins, English classes and social activities for refugees in Newport. We would love to come and share about our work with church groups in Newport, to grow awareness, prayer support, volunteers and supporters.
Forthcoming events – January & February (plus a special date in March)
Friday 12th January 3.00pm Open Doors meeting about Northern Nigeria
at St Mary’s Church, Malpas, NP20 6GQ.
Church leaders in Newport are invited to come and be inspired by some of the amazing things that God is doing in Northern Nigeria, and by the incredible faith and courage of our persecuted brothers and sisters. (Editor’s note: I recently attended a similar meeting and can highly recommend it.) Please notify numbers to Roger Faulkner [email protected] .
Saturday 13th January 12 noon Guitar Ensemble Concert
at Newport (St. Woolos) Cathedral,Stow Hill. NP20 4EA
Students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Free, with leaving collection.
Tuesday 16th January 7.15-8.30pmPrayer meeting for Newport
at Nant Coch, 68 Fields Park Road, NP20 5BH.
Saturday 20th January 8.30am Men’s Breakfast Speaker: Rev. Carl Gidney
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 20th January 2.30-4.30pm Vintage Afternoon Tea
at Nant Coch Church, 68 Fields Park Road, NP20 5BH.
Join us for scones and cake served from vintage china. Proceeds to Newport Street Pastors.
Monday 29th January 7.00-8.30pm Homelessness Awareness Event
at St Paul’s, Bridge Street, NP20 4AL
See front page for details of Homelessness Sunday on 28th plus this related event.
Saturday 3rd February, 9.30am Quickfire Men’s Training Morning (CVM Wales)
Thursday 8th March7.00 for 7.30pmChurches in Newport Annual Celebration
at St Paul’s, Bridge Street, NP20 4AL
This is always a very special event, showcasing the ways Christians are serving in our city.
Job Opportunity at Edengate:
Applications are invited for the role of Assistant Manager at Eden Gate, a charity working with churches and others to support homeless people in Newport. Their work includes First Contact drop-in services, the Street Contact project, and Newport Nightshelter.
For full details of the role, responsibilities and requirements, please contact Marc Hepton on 01633 243235 or email [email protected]Closing date: 26th January.