This monthly Bulletin is sent out to help all the churches be more aware of our shared activities, and to keep people informed of news and events.
Grace House – latest news
Amazing Grace Spaces would like to wish everyone a blessed and peaceful New Year. The Grace House opened on Monday 2nd December and we now have four ladies staying there who were previously homeless. We have been overwhelmed at the kindness people have shown since we opened. The ladies were blessed with food and gifts, especially when the freezer broke, and a lady paid for a new freezer from Curry’s.
We have been continually blessed throughout the month. We have funding for a counsellor for one year and gym passes for three months. We have two spaces to fill and we still have two rooms to complete. We are praying for the finance so that we can complete them quickly.
We thank the volunteers that came and did an amazing job. Grace House is back to being a beautiful home. Please pray for us as there is such a need for good quality supportive accommodation for both men and women. Amazing Grace Spaces want to provide affordable accommodation for those most vulnerable. Can you help us to make this happen? Our new number is 01633 439100. Or email[email protected]
Please remember to pray for Newport Nightshelter
Nightshelter provides immediate and practical help to the problem of homelessness. We are now over half way through the First Round of nine weeks, with the Second Round taking over for a further nine weeks from 27th January. The eleven local churches taking part are:
St Julians Methodist Church, St Woolos Cathedral, St Mary’s Malpas, Nant Coch Church, All Saints Brynglas, Lliswerry Baptist Church, St Julians Baptist Church, Bethesda Baptist Church Rogerstone, Christchurch Malpas Road, Malpas Road Evangelical Church and Duckpool Road Baptist Church.
If you would like to help by volunteering or with financial support, please contact Marc, Katie or Anna on 01633 243235 or email[email protected]
Faith World Bible College is about to start its second year
Last January, New Dimensions Church opened Faith World Bible College in Newport. It’s an interdenominational Bible School, associated with Christ for the Nations Institute, with evening classes open to Christians looking to deepen their spiritual life. Subjects taught include: Church administration, Healing the sick, The five-fold ministry, The gifts of the spirit, Deliverance, Pentateuch, The Epistles, Praise & worship, Spiritual warfare, Ethics etc.
Registration is now in progress for enrolling a new group of first year students for 2020, joining with those students who are now going into their second year. It takes two years for a certificate, three years for a diploma and eventually a degree. Fees are £200 per term (four months). If someone wants to attend a particular subject, or simply attend for spiritual enrichment, an arrangement can be made. All the classes are held at our college at 124 Lower Dock Street, NP20 1EG. For full information, please contact the registrar at[email protected]or 07999 314521.
BOOK THE DATE Thursday 5th March7.00pm
Churches in Newport Annual Celebration
at Newport (St. Woolos) Cathedral ,Stow Hill, NP20 4EA.
This is always a very special event, showcasing the ways Christians are serving in our city. Last year it had to be cancelled at short notice because of unexpected repairs which needed to be done at the Cathedral. That work is now complete, so please do come along this year.
Bridge Christian Counselling is still looking for its new home
We are getting busy with counselling, as our students begin their placements. But the issue of our next home (due to the re-development of the Market Building) remains unsolved. Please pray for The Bridge and, if you have any personal or church property available which might be suitable, please contact us on 01633 258729 or[email protected]
Saturday 11th January 12 noonGuitar Ensemble Recital at Newport (St. Woolos) Cathedral ,Stow Hill, NP20 4EA
A concert by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Admission free with a leaving collection.
Saturday 11th JanuaryCome and Sing Haydn’s Nelson Mass
11.00am – 5.00pm, with public performance at 6.00pm
at Rougemont SchoolMalpas Rd, Newport, NP20 6QB
St. Woolos Sinfonia invite you to come and sing Haydn’s Nelson Mass with an orchestra. Rehearsals from 11am to 5pm, £15 (£13 earlybird) + £2 score hire (if required).
Public performance 6pm, audience tickets £7, under 18’s free. Please note that this is a St. Woollos event but the venue is Rougemont School, not at the Cathedral. For booking details and further info, visitwww.stwoolossinfonia.com or email [email protected]
Tuesday 21st January 6:00 for 6:30pm East Newport churches annual AGAPE meal
at Beechwood Park Presbyterian Church, Chepstow Rd, NP19 8JH
There is no charge for the meal but donations are invited, with all proceeds after costs going to a local charity. Seating is limited, so please book by sending numbers to John on 01633 257158[email protected] as soon as possible (by 13th January latest).