Thomas Coke Memorial Celebrations at Brecon

thomas-coke-1113More information and pictures about the bicentenary events held in Brecon in May 2014, remembering the life and legacy of the Revd Dr Thomas Coke, Father of Methodist missions and the first co-superintendent (bishop) of the Methodist Church in America, can now be found on the Methodist Heritage website using the link below:
http://www.methodistheritage.org.uk/thomas-coke-memorial-celebrations-brecon.htm

Breadline Question Time

You are invited to
BREADLINE QUESTION TIME
a panel discussion on
POVERTY and FOODBANKS

Come and debate the issue of food poverty and put your questions to a specially-invited panel

Friday 4 July
8.00 – 10.00 pm
City United Reformed Church, Windsor Place, Cardiff CF10 3BZ

Chair: The Revd Simon Walkling (Moderator, United Reformed Church Synod of Wales)
Panellists will include:
 Stephen Doughty MP (Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth)
 Tony Graham (Trussell Trust Foodbank Network Manager, Wales)
 Julie Jarman (Programme Manager, Church Action on Poverty)
 Kirsty Davies (Head of Oxfam Cymru)
and others tbc

Please submit your question in advance – by 2 July –
to: church.society@urc.org.uk / 020 7916 8632

Hosted by the United Reformed Church (meeting for its General Assembly in Cardiff 3-6 July)
and the Trussell Trust, Wales

Synod Youth

More information will be added here soon, in the meantime why not check out our Facebook page and say hi. You will able to find out more about us and keep informed about upcoming events.

Credit Union Launch

Credit Union LaunchThe new Cardiff & Vale Credit Union was launched at the Gathering Place at St Athan on Wednesday 21st May.
Deacon Sam and Rev. Pete Taylor, ministers at the Gathering Place, are pictured at the opening alongside Jane Hutt AM, Finance Minister for the Welsh Government.

A Special Place for a Very Special Presentation

During a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land by folk from the Pembrokeshire Methodist Circuit, Mrs Muir_60Muir Bird of Tenby was presented with a certificate for 60 years service as a Methodist local preacher.

The presentation was made during a communion service by the side of the Sea of Galilee at Tabgha by Rev Hugh-John Wilson, the Circuit’s Superintendent Minister.

Mr Wilson said “it was a huge privilege to present this certificate to a wonderful person who remains an active and much valued local preacher serving the churches in Pembrokeshire”. He commented that Tabgha is the traditional site of the feeding of the five thousand by Jesus so there is no more appropriate place on earth to present this certificate to someone who has spiritually fed so many people over the years,

Pictured with Mrs Muir Bird by the Sea of Galilee are Pembrokeshire Methodist Circuit’s probationer minister Rev Lorette Hinson and Superintendent Minister Rev Hugh-John Wilson.

Christian Aid Week

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Christian Aid Week 11th – 17th May

Just a reminder that Christian Aid week in coming up shortly.
You may already have plans and events organised at your Church, but if not here is a link to the Christian Aid website.
This will help you find out more about how you can work with Christians across the world in the cause of justice and peace.
Many thanks,
Stephen