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Children Matter

Kay Morgan Gurr is chair of Children Matter, a coalition of people and organisations who are passionate about children and family ministry. Tell us a little about the Children Matter initiative. Children Matter works to inspire the UK Church, church leaders, families and children to develop ministries that will allow children to grow in their faith from childhood to adulthood. It's a coalition of different ministries including Scripture Union, Urban Saints, Children Worldwide, the Global Children's Forum and the Hand in Hand conference. It's a place where Christians can be equipped in their work with children and families, finding resources…

Hope to Ghana Football Fest proves a great success

The Hope to Ghana Football Fest again proved to be a great success The organisers would like to thank all those who go involved "We had a great 2016 Football 5 aside competition last Saturday 2nd July. Our 2016 Overall Champions were St John The Baptist School and our "Europa League" winners were DC Utd Blue. We thank all the teams who so generously supported this event, to our referees Ian and Tom and to Gol Centre, Cardiff for hosting us again." Elizabeth DavisHopetoghana management team\ Why not get your team involved next year!

Olive Branch Newport looking for new host church

Since 2009 the Olive Branch - Newport has operated out of The Gap Centre on Stow Hill, providing a quality non-discriminatory advice, advocacy and support service to those who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Newport. It’s a good work which has helped many, but the leaders at Bethel Community Church, which has run the project from the outset, have now reluctantly concluded that it is time for them to bow out of this particular ministry. There is funding in place to continue paying the manager, Alison, until the end of the year, but the church won’t be looking for…

Charities team up to support dementia-friendly churches

Alzheimer's Society and Alliance member Livability have launched a resource to help churches support those living with dementia.Developing a Dementia-Friendly Church is a practical guide for churches and faith communities.There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this number is set to increase to two million by 2051.Rev Dr David Primrose, director of transforming communities in the Diocese of Lichfield, said:"We want churches to be at the heart of dementia-friendly communities, where the voices of those living with dementia, and those who care for them, are clearly heard."This publication adds much practical guidance on developing dementia-friendly churches,…

CITY TEMPLE BECOMES CITY CHURCH

Cardiff church changes its name for the first time in 87 years to reflect changes in society and a new season of growth. City Temple, which has been a landmark church in Cardiff since 1934, on the corner of Cowbridge Road West and Lower Cathedral Road, is changing its name to CityChurch from 26th June 2016 in a reflection of the changing nature of society and the meaning of words. Steve Ball, Senior Pastor of CityChurch, explained. “Whilst many of an older generation who were used to church will understand that the word ‘temple’ is a description used in the…

Sporting Marvels - Bible Appeal

Sporting Marvels is on mission to gift 650 age-appropriate NLT Bibles to children that we’ve been teaching weekly, throughout this school year! We teach the Gospel, the Bible and Christianity to 650 primary school children in school curriculum time every week, all with the full approval of the educationalists! We currently do this in one of the most secular places in the UK, the Rhondda Valleys which, the 2001 census declared, had the smallest proportion of population regularly attending church in the whole of the UK… less than 0.9%! Check out our Mighty Marvels Journal and you’ll get a snapshot …

Youth Ministry Across The Continents

Eleven Youth Pastors From Ten Countries On The Key Building Blocks For Effective Youth Work Leadership In The Local Church Written by Fraser Keay who was based in a Rhiwbina Baptist church involved in youth ministry and Matt Gregor who was youth pastor for many years in City Temple church. Imagine you are invited to a packed one-day conference to hear from eleven experienced youth pastors from ten different countries. Many of them are still serving as local church pastors - men and women serving in different cultures and denominations. Each, in turn, takes half an hour to explain how…

Miracles from Heaven in Cinemas from June 10th

When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter's healing as she searches for a solution. An thus begins a film "Miracles from Heaven"(12A) is opening this Friday 10th June for 7 days at Cardiff Odeon and Cineworld. You can get the see the film starting this Friday 10th June Here are the showings in Cardiff - please check your local cinemas for details in your area:Cardiff OdeonFriday 10th June to Sunday 12th June at 17:30Monday 13th June to Thursday 16th June at noon.Cardiff CineworldDaily form Friday at 2100John…

Thy kingdom come: the power of praying through Pentecost

by Elfed Godding, director of Evangelical Alliance Wales For centuries, Christians in Wales have been praying "Your kingdom come", and at times the answers have been momentous, transforming lives and communities way beyond our borders. It's such a simple prayer, but has a profound impact. This shouldn't surprise us since we are asking for heaven's rule to be experienced on earth: "Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven."Our small nation is often referred to as 'the land of revival' – and not without good reason. Between 1735 and 1904 there was a Christian revival somewhere in…

Eric Burke is the chaplain of Velindre Cancer Centre

From Wales Online click here for the original article HIS work is different every day of the week.Through his 20 years as a hospital chaplain, Reverend Eric Burke has baptised a baby at 3am on Christmas Day, taken part in a patient’s wedding and conducted his share of funerals for patients.Based in the chaplaincy department of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board as a member of the chaplaincy team, he has worked in all the hospitals in Cardiff and has been Velindre ’s chaplain for 15 years.He used to work in the parish of St John the Baptist in…