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We are Men United

The new initiative will bring together a diverse gathering of men from across the United Kingdom on 27 May 2017.Former boxer Nigel Benn, former professional footballer Linvoy Primus, US evangelist Andrew Palau and Martin Smith are just some of the big names getting involved. Simon Paul Edwards from Walk Ministries and a key person behind the vision of the movement said: "We believe it's more important than ever to unite the Christian men of this country to lead, to serve and use their God-given authority for good. "I believe this day is not just a one off event, but it…

Christmas the Story let's get behind it!

Yes… it’s year 7 coming up already. And what a fantastic job you have all done, making Christmas –The Story such a successful event.· 50 Cardiff primary schools now come regularly.· Even toddlers remember the story after one viewing.· These children will never be among the 36% of Britons who don’t know where Jesus was born or the 52% of children who think December 25th is Santa’s birthday. This story will stay with them for life. It is a seed, growing in their hearts and minds.We are changing Cardiff, just as the other towns who present 'The Story' every year…

Emma inspiring other at Cardiff Half Marathon

Arriving early to church on Sunday morning to beat the city centre traffic many of us went outside to watch the runners as they passed our church. We cheered and clapped the elite runners and then looked out for faces in the crowd that we recognised and clapped others dresses in all sort of costumes and raising funds for all sorts of good causes. We then returned to preparing for the crowd that would soon gather for our church service. Some 15 minutes after most of the runners were passed we were encouraged to go back on to the streets…

Trick or Treat - a postive alternative

Picture the scene. It’s October 31, the night is drawing in and your doorbell rings. You know it’ll probably be Trick or Treaters and you have two choices. You can pretend to not be in (dim the lights, quick!) or you can greet your callers with a big smile and the brand new FREE bag of Hope from UCB, One Hope and World Vision.Each bag contains a full colour Bible-based booklet, The Bible App for Kids Book of Hope and if you were planning on offering sweets, you can drop those in the bag too. It’s a great way to…

Amazing Grace Space - Event proves a great success

Amazing Grace Space launch event on September 23-24 proved a great succes. Over 150 people came to see the unit which was in the car park of St Paul’s Church. Bishop Richard spoke on the Friday and said, “talking about working together is not the same as actually working together”. The church needs to work together to support the most vulnerable in our city. The launch was featured on BBC Wales Today and the report can be viewed at www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-37457480 The next step is to complete 10 units and we need ground for the units to go on. It is…

Street Pastors bring light and hope to towns and cities of Wales

In the light of the recent murders in the city centre of Cardiff it is a great time to reflect on the amazing work done by Street pastors in towns and cities across Wales. Every year Cardiff Street Pastors have an annual event to highlight their work in the Capital city and to raise much needed funds for the work they do throughout the year. The Cardiff Street Pastors annual Charity Dinner this year is at the Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane on Wednesday 7 December, 7.30pm till late. It is their main fundraising event and a great fun night. Tickets…

Koreans visit Wales to give thanks for the life of Robert Jermain Thomas

During this month (September 2016) and next (October) Wales will be visited by a number of Koreans coming to say thank you to Wales for sending them a missionary who was martyred for his faith, but who many Koreans see as the first seeds of the good news of Jesus coming to Korea. The man in question is Welshman Robert Jermain Thomas. He answered a call to ministry but, for him, it was to be the mission field. He went with the London Missionary Society to China. Sadly, his wife died there and, grief-stricken, he toured the north of the…

New single commemorates CAP UK's 20th birthday

Christians Against Poverty UK is celebrating it's 20th birthday with a brand new single by musician Philippa Hanna.CAP has seen 20,000 people a year lifted out of debt, with 1,000 finding jobs through CAP Jobs Club, and 1,000 decide to follow Jesus through the ministry.The track You are loved was written after singer-songwriter Philippa experienced hardship herself.She said: "I wrote this song to be an anthem to empower us as Christians to go out into the dark places and turn people's lives around."I know that debt can affect anybody. You feel powerless and afraid. I experienced anxiety and depression with…

Christian Student set to welcome others student to Cardiff

Christian Union in Cardiff University and other universities across Cardiff are getting ready to welcome student in the city of Cardiff at the start of a new academic year. Fresher's Week (16th-25rh September) can be a daunting time for many as they start their course in Cardiff. During this time, thousands of students will arrive at Cardiff Uni and universities across the city, and the CU are putting on a series of events to reach out to these students - both Christian students and non-Christian students. Beccy Chalker of Cardiff University Christian Union says "One of these events is our…

Record 271,000 attend Alpha course in 2015

A record number of people attended an Alpha course last year.Across around 9,000 churches, 271,000 took up invites from friends or churches to take part in the eleven week series.The course, which was created out of Holy Trinity Brompton, gives people a basic introduction to Christianity and an opportunity to come to faith.It includes food, a talk and discussion in small groups. Alpha has now been adopted by all the major denominations including Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal, and Salvation Army churches.Building on the success of 2015, a new campaign fronted by TV adventurer Bear Grylls launched on…

Soul Survivor continues to see young people come to Christ

Each year many young people from churches across Wales attend summer events organised by Soul Survivor. We find out what happened in Summer of 2016.... More than a thousand young people committed to following Jesus at Soul Survivor and Momentum this summer.The festivals hosted more than 26,000 young people, with 1,527 coming to faith.The themes this year included living all out for God and what it means to love others in Jesus' name.Mike Pilavachi, co-founder and leader of Soul Survivor, said: "We have loved seeing how God has met with young people this summer and nothing beats seeing people meet…

Churches told to be alert but not alarmed after priest’s murder

Church leaders have been told to remain vigilant following the murder in France of Fr Jacques Hamel this week.The Metropolitan Police have advised those in charge of churches and church projects to "remain alert, but not alarmed".The force made clear that there is no intelligence to suggest a similar attack in the UK, but said that this was a good opportunity for all to review their security plans.In a statement, the police said: "The police have been working with church leaders here in the UK to establish a communication network through which reassurance and guidance to the Christian community can…

Treating Kid's Like Royalty - for cared for and at risk children

RFK UK Camp is a one-week residential camp hosted by Capital City Church in Cardiff, Wales. This years camp runs at the end of AUgust 2016 and it is designed to meet the unique needs of looked-after children, children in need and children at risk. RFK UK is part of Royal Family KIDS, a faith-based organisation in the U.S. Royal Family KIDS has over 30 years of experience and overseas 200+ camps worldwide. WHAT DOES A WEEK AT RFK UK CAMP LOOK LIKE?The fun begins on Monday morning when caregivers and the young campers come along to registration. After receiving…

Amazing Grace Spaces - Safe Places to Recover

Amazing Grace Spaces is a new charity aiming to provide access to quality affordable accommodation in an innovative way. The charity is based in Newport. The people behind Amazing Grace Spaces realise homelessness, eviction; mortgage repossession and relationship breakdowns are rising and more than ever more people are at risk. Also young people who are not able to get on the property ladder. Stuart and Caroline Johnson have established the need over the 25 years they worked with those caught in the cycle of homelessness, addiction and life controlling problems. Initially using the model, the churches in London and Housing…

Holiday Bible Clubs and Family Fun

This is the time of year when Churches across Cardiff are putting on some great special events for kids and families We have listed some of these below but let us know if we have missed some so we an add them in. All AgesFree Where When Description Age Cost Albany Road Baptist Church Monday 22nd - Friday 26th August, 2pm - 4pm. Looking for something for your children to do during the summer holidays? Do they enjoy crafts, cooking, games, stories and having lots of fun? For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone: 02920 493 430 Assumed 5-11 please check…

Local Minister writes about his "Conchie" father

Cardiff Church minister and Author Gethin Russell Jones has in the past written about his mothers work in Bletchley Park now he has put pen to paper about his father who was a conscientious objector or "Conchie" Gethin writes.... Now in my mid fifties, I have clear memories of my Dad at the same age. And curiously enough it's his clothing that always springs to mind, at least initially. Dad playing cricket with us on a Devon beach in 1968 sporting a jacket and tie. Or travelling to Scotland ten years later to visit my sister and family, dapper in…

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!