Welcome to news and roundup.

As we are unable to gather on Sundays during this COVID-19 crisis, we still wanted to find as many ways as possible to remain connected together and share news and updates among the fellowship.

YouTube Live!

On Sundays  we will be live streaming messages via YouTube live at 10:30am  and 6 pm.  You will be able to view these without a YouTube account, and they will also be available on Smart TVs/Fire stick etc. for those without tablets/laptops. The livestream links are available on the website. If anyone is struggling to access the livestreams, please let us know.

Sunday Services

Sunday Morning 18th April  I 10.30am  ISunday Morning Live Stream:   I New Series: Catch Your breath (Psalm 150)

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!”

Sunday Evening  18th April I  6 pm I Sunday Evening Message
Guest Speaker Rev. Dave Llewellyn begins a mini-series asking us to “look under the hood” and consider what condition we are in. Includes worship from SOW Wales.

 

20 Days of Praise Challenge

To accompany our series: “Catch Your breath”, we’re creating a new WhatsApp Group called: 20 Days of Praise that anyone is welcome to join, where you’ll be encouraged to share one thing every day that you want to thank God for – creating 20 days of praise! This could be something as simple as the beauty of the dew of the grass, or for a quiet half hour to unwind… or it could be something you’ve written, or a photo that you’ve taken, or a passage of scripture of poetry that inspires you that you would like to share.
If you’d like to be part of the “20 Days of Praise” challenge, please contact Jon to be included in the WhatsApp group, and let’s share in His praises together!

 

Book Your Place! Sunday Mornings

The church is now open again in a limited capacity for people to book in to attend the Sunday morning service .This means that the service that is livestreamed on our youtube channel will be open for any who are able to book in. Bethel:kids will continue to be shown after the morning service, Booking will open from the Monday before at 9.30 am  (19th April) till Thursday (22nd) at 1.30 pm For details of how to book, please see: bethelcardiff.org.uk/booking-now-open/ or call our booking number: 07565 930791.

 

Church Members Meeting

The next church members meeting will be taking place on April 21st AT 7.30 PM via Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/96020847766?pwd=TFJwaHU5cisyZ3dpN3hJZEdtQW1udz09
Meeting ID: 960 2084 7766
Passcode: 443560

Baptist Union Presidential Elections

Just to let you know that our church decided to vote for Hayley Young in this election.and to also pass on the news  that Hayley has actually been elected as the Baptist Union President for 2022-2023  You can find out more by clicking on the link below

https://baptisttimes.co.uk/Articles/607574/Baptist_Union_Presidency.aspx

 

Hire of Whitchurch Centre by Cerebral Palsy Cymru

Check out this post from Cerebral Palsy Cymru

https://www.cerebralpalsycymru.org/news/our-pop-up-therapy-centre-at-bethel-baptist-church-hall

Dates for your Diaries 2021

Church Member Meetings

21st April
17th November

AGM

22nd September

Open House

23rd June

Places you can Find Us

Website: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Website

YouTube: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Live

Facebook: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Facebook

Instagram: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Instagram

Podcast: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Podcast

Children and Youth

Bethel Kids   Fruits of the Spirit – Good Fruit / Bad Fruit. This term we are looking at the Fruits of the Spirit, but before we get there, let’s have a peek at what makes good fruit and bad fruit.

Bethel Teens  Meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm on zoom, we catch up with the week’s happenings, have a laugh with a game, and get stuck into the Bible with a story. We continue our look at the encounters people had with Jesus-great stuff to see lives changed, thoughts provoked and hearts turned.

Bethel Youth Meeting on a Friday at 8pm on zoom, it’s a great chance to spend some time with your friends, catch up on what’s been going on and learn and understand a Bible study together. At the start of this term we are going to take a look at politics, with ages for voting in wales reaching 16. It’s as good a time as any to understand what  being a Christian is like in a political landscape.  Join us as we look at what people in the Bible did when faced with political issues.

Sermons

If you know of anyone who doesn’t have internet access and would appreciate the Sunday sermons on a CD or USB stick, please let Lorraine know and she will arrange to have these sent to them.

Lorraine is working from home and is contactable via email. Lorraine goes to the office once a week to check the answer machine, post and all buildings

Family News

Please remember Pete and Ruth Marchant in your prayers as Pete’s mum has recently passed away.

News to Celebrate

If you, or someone you know,  are celebrating a very special birthday or anniversary then please do let us know so we can celebrate as a church family.

BMS Mission Partners News

Lois and Joe our BMS World Mission Partners, serving in Uganda, but presently on Home Assignment have just sent a Prayer Letter.  You can find it at: 0421-Ovenden.pdf (bmsworldmission.org)

 The Justice Conference 2021

A global gathering of Christians who are passionate about living out the message of Jesus and making justice a way of life. Since 2018, Tearfund has been hosting The Justice Conference in the UK. This year, the conference will be online, broadcast on 22 May 2021 from 11 countries over 24 hours. If you are interested, want to find out more , or book, please follow the link below.

https://thejusticeconference.co.uk/

Collecting used Stamps to help fund BMS work

Please continue to save used postage stamps for the BMS stamps bureau. During the first quarter of 2020 £3500 was raised for BMS by the bureau. We look forward to being able to collect the stamps you are saving as soon as possible. Marion Rushton.

Can you help?

If you are able and willing to help during this period with phoning those who are isolated or delivering essential supplies to people’s doorsteps, then please do be in touch and let Jon know. Equally, if you know of people in any kind of difficulty due to self-isolation, please do pass that on.

Problem accessing online content?

If you have had a problem accessing the online blogs, sermons or newssheet, please let Lorraine in the office know as she can arrange to send these out in the post (including CD versions of the services)