From 2nd December will hold the Meeting for Worship on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month, from 10.30-11.30am in Maindee Library, 79 Chepstow Rd, NP19 8BY .All are welcome.
It’s the busiest time of the year at Raven House
Raven House provide food and furniture for people in need all year around but Christmas is particularly busy for them. Might you be able to offer help for a few hours each week, please? The shop is situated in Cromwell Road, Lliswerry and is open Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm and Friday 9-12am. Please contact Maggie Smith on 01633 762999 www.ravenhouse.org
Neighbourhood Chaplains – a new opportunity coming in the new year
Here is some news about a new venture called Neighbourhood Chaplains that we would like to bring to Newport. Neighbourhood Chaplains connect local churches with their communities in new ways, helping to tackle loneliness through befriending, and offering practical help towards meeting their neighbour’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Martin Erwin, CEO at Counties, said: “The aim of Neighbourhood Chaplains is to equip volunteers so they can show the love of Jesus in both word and action. It gives local churches the tools to connect their community projects with the vast numbers of lonely people in the UK.”
Neighbourhood Chaplains is a Counties initiative, and they provide all the training required, as well as uniforms, publicity, support etc. (See www.countiesuk.org/neighbourhood-chaplains for more details). There will be a training day on Saturday 19th January in Newport for anyone wishing to join in. Please let Tomi Brown from Nant Coch Church know if you are interested in joining Neighbourhood Chaplains, or would like more information, on 07759 159260 or via email at [email protected]. More details next month.
Christmas Eve – a selection of services at different times in various locations
3.00pm Nine lessons & Carols Newport Cathedral ,Stow Hill, NP20 4ED
4.00pm Crib Service with Christingle St Mark’s Church, Gold Tops, NP20 4PH
6.00pm Carol Service Castleton Baptist Church, St Mellons Road, Marshfield CF3 2TX
6.00pm Carols by Candlelight The Warehouse Church, 23a Mill Parade, NP20 2JR
6.00pm Carol Service Crindau Community Church 2 Malpas Road Road, NP20 5PA
7.00pm Carol Service Lliswerry Baptist Church, Camperdown Road, NP19 0JF
11.00pm Welsh Service Communion & Carols Mynydd Seion, Hill Street, NP20 1LZ.
11.15pm Communion Service St Julian’s Methodist Church, Caerleon Road, NP19 7JT
11.30 pm Midnight Mass, Newport Cathedral, Stow Hill, NP20 4ED
11.30pm Midnight Communion, St Mark’s Church, Gold Tops, NP20 4PH
11.30pm Carol Service Bethesda Baptist Church, Cefn Road, Rogerstone, NP10 9AS
11:30pm Candlelight Carol Service St Julian’s Baptist Church, 33 Beaufort Rd, NP19 7PZ
Other events in December
Newport (St. Woolos) Cathedral events this month at Stow Hill, NP20 4EA
Saturday 1st December 7.30pm Baroque Concert by St Woolos Sinfonia
Saturday 8th December 8.30am Men’s Breakfast Speaker: Rev Jacob Park (from Korea)
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.
Thursday 13th – Monday 17th December Christmas Tree Festival
at St Mark’s Church, Gold Tops, NP20 4PH
Thursday 13th Dec. 1.00pm Office Workers Carol Service and lighting the trees!
Friday 14th Dec. 9.00am-5.00pm Church open for viewing trees
Sat.15th Dec. 9.00am-5.00pm Church open for viewing trees +Christmas crafts for children
Sun. 16th Dec. Church open all afternoon / 6pm Carol Service +Mince pies & mulled wine
Monday 17th December 9.00am-5.00pm Church open for viewing trees
Sunday 16th December 6.30pm Big Christmas Sing – by candlelight.
at St Julian’s Baptist Church, 33 Beaufort Road, NP19 7PZ
Featuring the Just Sing choir and solo performances. Followed by coffee and warm mince pies. Musical director: Peter Banks Producer and artistic director: Matt Taylor.
Sunday 23rd December 3.00pm Welsh Language Carol Service
at Ebeneser/ Stow Park Church, Brynhyfryd Road, NP20 4FX
Sunday 23rd December 7.00pm Sound of Wales Acapella – The Rescue Plan
at The Warehouse Church, 23a Mill Parade, NP20 2JR
Under a canopy of fairy lights, fake snow and Santa hats, SOW Acapella want to take you on a journey through God’s rescue story. Folk songs, modern mash ups, chorale numbers, and Christmas classics and carols, adding up to a special evening of soul-feeding festive fun.