Churches in Newport – October Bulletin

Churches in Newport

E-Bulletin October 2021

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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.

 

News from Amazing Grace Spaces

Homeless Sunday is an opportunity for us to raise awareness within our churches and faith-groups of homelessness and issues connected with it. This year, “Homeless Sunday” is on 10th October and the theme is “The church response to homelessness in 2022 and beyond”. How can the church help people affected by homelessness in the new, post-pandemic world? www.housingjustice.org.uk has resources that can be used on that Sunday.

 

Grace House news: We are thankful to God for providing us with a ladies’ house and we currently have four ladies in it recovering from domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction. One young lady is only 24 but she has moved over 50 times in her life. We thank God that they have time and support to recover. We work with them in their uniqueness, the way in which God created them. One lady has started a hair and beauty course. One is working, one is volunteering, and one is hoping to start an Open University course soon. They are all miracles, and we thank God for them. Grace house is a safe place, and we look for opportunities for the ladies to thrive before moving on to independence.

Emergency Sleep Pods continue to go to places throughout the country. We believe they work best in churches where the church family care for those waiting for accommodation. There is still much to do for people affected by homelessness in our city.

[email protected] / 07703 334075

 

Volunteers and Provisions needed at Eden Gate

Eden Gate needs to recruit some new volunteers to assist with the weekly programme. What do you need to apply?

  • A heart for the lost and broken

  • A vibrant Christian faith and regular involvement in a local church

  • Some spare time

For more info please contact Fran Richley (07557 911680 / [email protected])

We are very grateful for the many provisions donated by our supporters. Right now we particularly need the following new items:

Small packs of wet wipes, men’s and ladies underwear (various sizes) and mens’ and ladies’ deodorant. These items can be dropped off at Eden Gate (Salvation Army, 25 Hill St, NP20 1LZ) most weekdays but please call ahead first to ensure the centre is open (07557 911680).

Wesley Harris is running the Newport Marathon in aid of Eden Gate

I’m running the Newport Marathon on Sunday 24th October. This will be my second full marathon and will again take a big effort to prepare for and complete. In doing this, I want to raise funds for Eden Gate’s work with the homeless and vulnerably housed in Newport (https://edengate.org.uk). The 26-mile route takes runners past Friars Walk shopping centre before heading over the SDR Bridge, through the east of the city out to Magor then back through Redwick and Goldcliff. Here’s the link to my fundraising page if you would like to support me: https://www.facebook.com/donate/293974312158580  Many thanks. Wesley

A musical evening with Out of the Ashes

Sunday 17th October at 6.00 pm at St Stephen’s Church, Adeline Street, Pill, NP20 2HA

A lively upbeat presentation of the gospel through Jazz, R&B, Blues and Swing. They will be at St Stephen’s with evangelist Peter Gladwin who will give his testimony. All are welcome. Please email [email protected] or phone 01633 266076 to book a seat. No entry fee but a collection will be taken.

Three events in October at Newport Cathedral (Stow Hill, NP20 4EA)

Thursday 7th October 7.30 pm. Recital by Thomas and Richard McMahon (Cello & Piano)

Music by Ravel, Elgar, Chopin, Part, Franck. Admission free with a leaving collection.

Saturday 9th October 10am to 7pm. Come & Sing REQUIEM, a choral workshop with the composer Matthew Coleridge and the St Woolos Sinfonia. Singers £20, Audience £10 (Concert 6.00-7.00pm). Secure online booking www.matthewcoleridge.com/newport

Saturday 16th October 12.00 noon. Concert by The City of Newport Symphony Orchestra. Music by Bruch, Schubert and Irvine. Admission free with a leaving collection.

Little Stars Toddler Group restarts Tuesday 5th October

at St Julians Methodist Church Hall, Caerleon Road, NP19 7JT.

Tuesdays between 1.00-3.00pm.  For further details contact Ruth Musker 07712 688053.

Advance Notice: Fortify Conference November 10th – 13th

At The Warehouse Church, 23 Mill Parade, NP20 2JR

“Strengthen the weak hand and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” Isaiah 35:3-4

Guest speakers: Glyn Barrett of Audacious Church, Manchester and Solomon Arobato of Christian Community Church, Ireland. It is a free event and a children’s church and creche will both be available. Visit www.fortifyconference.wales to find out more and to register.

A prayer for the homeless

We pray today for women and men, who are homeless.

For those sleeping under bridges, on park benches, in doorways and many other inappropriate places.

For families broken because they could not afford to pay the rent.

For those who have no relatives or friends who can take them in.

For those who have no place to keep possessions that remind them who they are.

For those who are afraid and hopeless.

For those who have been let down by our social safety net.

Lord Jesus, we pray that you will provide shelter, security, and hope.

Help your church to see your face in the eyes of every person we meet who is experiencing homelessness, so that we may be empowered through word and deed, and by your grace, to bring justice and peace to those who are homeless.

Amen.

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Deadline for November Bulletin  Wednesday 27th Oct. 10.00am  [email protected]

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