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 25th April  I 10.30am  ISERIES I Catch Your Breath (Psalm150) I 01/Life.Breath (Connecting with God)

How praise connects us more deeply with the source of our life…

Sunday Evening  25th April I  6 pm I GUEST SPEAKER: Rev Dave Llewellyn I Part 2: Checking the Gauges

Dave Llewellyn continues his evening mini-series on understanding the condition we are in…

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 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  (26th April) till Thursday (29th) 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.

 

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

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 (Galatians 5:22-23) Kicking of our closer look at the Fruit of the Spirit,  this week we are looking at LOVE… Now it may be a bit mushy sometimes, but what does it mean to love? What is love? Who do we need to love? and who has eaten my strawberries?

We also continue our “Me Tree” craft, seeing and understanding moments in our lives where the Holy Spirit breaks through and we show the Fruits of the Spirit.

Bethel Teens Giggle our way through the gospels on a Tuesday night at 7pm…. we have a fun time with a game that Tim tries to tie in to the talk.. sometimes very tenuously!  This week we look at some of the encounters Peter had with Jesus and how they helped to define his faith journey.

Bethel Youth Friday night at 8 is time for our Youth to gather together, share experiences and stories from the week -catch up with one another and the leaders, and hear and discuss a topic from the Bible.  Our current topic is a little political… in fact it is Politics! We are looking at people and stories in the Bible where people grappled, worked and worshiped within a political sphere. Join us for what should be a great opportunity to learn from one another and the Bible.

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 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)