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.
Winter Night Shelter 2019-2020
In April we extended our winter provision throughout the summer months via our Newport Night Shelter Plus project. Since then we have accommodated 81 people and successfully rehoused 34, including 3 people who accessed a Christian residential rehabilitation programme to overcome life-controlling problems. We are delighted to have been able to help people experiencing homelessness in Newport during the summer months.
But the needs of the homeless during winter are even greater which is why we run our Winter Night Shelter project in partnership with local churches. This year we will be partnering with 11 local churches for 18 weeks, starting on 25th November. The 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.
You can support Night Shelter financially through our sponsor a bed scheme; for details see www.edengate.org.uk. Or you can volunteer in any of the church venues. For more info, please contact Marc, Katie or Anna on 01633 243235 / [email protected]
Workshop: Lift Up Your Voice (and Instrument!)
A one day workshop aimed at churches without a formal choir or organist, with Miles Quick, head of congregation and instrumental music at the Royal School of Church Music.
Saturday 16th November 10am – 4.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Magor, NP26 3ET. Cost £5 adults, children free. Contact Emma Gibbins [email protected]/ 07952514117.
Doors opening at Grace House
It was great to have 14 ladies from different churches come to pray at Grace House one evening in October – thank you very much. Work is still being done to renovate the house which will be 6 bedded with en-suites, a communal area, a kitchen, utility room and bathroom. A big thank you for all the help and donations we have received so far. We hope to move three ladies in at the beginning of November and another three by the beginning of December. Please pray for these ladies. We still have to do the garden and painting of the outside of the house.
If you would like to partner, help or visit Grace House, please contact Caroline on 07703 334075 or email [email protected]
The Bridge’s search for a new home continues. Can you help at all? Please pray!!
Tuesday 26th November 7.30pm East Newport Churches Advent Bible Studies (1st of 4)
at Penylan Baptist Church, 202 Christchurch Road, NP19 8BD “Before you were born”
Refreshments from 7.00pm. (Further meetings on Dec.3rd, 10th & 17th – details next month.)
Saturday 9th November 12noonRecital by Nicole Boardman (Mezzo-soprano)
at Newport (St.Woolos) Cathedral, Stow Hill, NP20 4EA Admission free (leaving collection)
Friday 15th November 3.00pm“Tortured for Christ” The story of Richard Wurmbrand
at Penylan Baptist Church, 202 Christchurch Rd., NP19 8BD
Celebrating 50 years of Release International, founded by Richard Wurmbrand
Entry free, but donations in aid of Release International. Light refreshments will be served.
Saturday 16th November 10.00am – 12noonMessy Meet-up
at St Julian’s Methodist Church, Caerleon Rd, NP19 7JT (Refreshments from 9.45am)
An opportunity for those involved in Messy Church to share ideas or for those interested in setting up a Messy Church to learn more. To reserve a place, phone Vicki or Rachel on 01633 267490 or email [email protected]
All ladies welcome as we gather together for worship, the Word and refreshments.
Tuesday 19th November 7.15 – 8.30pmPrayer meeting for Newport
at Lliswerry Baptist Church, Camperdown Road, NP19 0JF.
Saturday 23rd November 7.30pm Homegrown Worship Event & Live Recording
at the Warehouse Church, 23 Mill Parade, Newport NP20 2JQ
Come and ‘Feast in His Presence‘ with worship leaders Andy Baker, Loulita Gill, Rob Westall Robbie Howells. We’ll be recording and filming for our brand new playlist, Live Worship Wednesday, on YouTube and Spotify. Doors open 7.00pm. Snacks afterwards.