News Stories (144)

The Nativity Story

This still has to be one of my favourite renditions of the Christmas story. Produced by a Church in Aukland Australia. Not to be missed! 
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We can make every day a jubilee

With poverty strangling the lives of many around the UK, John Kirkby, founder of Christians Against Poverty, reminds us that economic justice is everyone’s responsibility. Half a tin of beans and a yoghurt. ​“How long will this last you?” asks the voiceover man as the camera lingers on the saddest of fridges. ​“Four days,” says Holly. So begins the documentary The Debt Saviours which was aired on BBC2 this autumn. It focuses on some of the individuals being helped by the charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), including Holly, who, just into adulthood and living alone following a childhood in care, is routinely brave and her courage is…
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Mess || Christmas Spoken Word by Dai Woolridge

Dia Woolridge has for a number of years now created great resources for Christmas and this year is no exception.... Mess. It’s just one word. One syllable that brings to mind a whole load of images….messy ones! And at Christmas time, this one messy syllable word seems to shift into top gear! I think of the post-Christmas dinner-plate pile-up in the kitchen and the décor of celebration wrappers between the sofas (the Malteaser ones!) It’s fair to say there was a fair bit of mess at the very first Christmas too. As Mary and Joseph trekked down to Bethlehem for…
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Could there be more to the Christmas story than meets the eye?

We all love the nativity story, but has it become so familiar that we stop hearing it? This year, a detective mouse is on the case and provides a different perspective on the story that changed everything. The Mystery of the New Noisy Neighbour is based on an inquisitive mouse who slowly discovers the big picture of Jesus’s birth. It’s available as a children’s booklet, video and a script for an instant nativity that you can stage in your community. Last year, Bible Society’s Christmas resources was based on a journey (The very greatest Journey), the year before it was a poem (The Well good news of…
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Karen Davies of Purples Shoots wins a Leading Wales Award

Karen Davies, Chief Executive, Purple Shoots has won a Leading Wales award for 2018. Leadership for the Future (Sustainability), sponsored by RWA: Congratualations Karen and Purple Shoots for all the hard work you do! If you would like to know more or even support the work of purple shoots then why not visit their website purpleshoots.org Here is what they said about Karen when she was notimated for the award and the responses she gave. Karen is the founder and chief executive of Purple Shoots. She set it up 5 years ago to provide funding to individuals who are excluded from all other…
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Scripture Union offer a great alternative to Halloween

Does your church wonder what to do for children and young people at Halloween? Light Parties are a Christian alternative for Halloween and a great way of reaching out to your community with the good news of Jesus. Scripure Union have put together some great resources your church can use as a postive alternative to Halloween this October. Including Pumkin Heroes.  Scripture Union say  "We’re joining with our friends at World Vision again this year, as together we find ways to help you share God’s love at Halloween. We’re both passionate about sharing God’s love with children and young people: World…
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Long serving Cardiff care home manager June is in the running for a major award

A woman who started her long career in caring for the elderly by making a quick visit to the home where he daughter worked as a tea girl and ended up staying for over 30 years has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Back in 1985 June Lyons was invited one day to take a quick look around Ty Draw Lodge in Penylan, Cardiff where her young daughter Rachel was working as a part-time helper. June was asked by the manager if she fancied a job there too, had a successful interview and started as a care assistant. She then…
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Eva's Story - The work of Manumit Coffee highlighted in a recent Media Wales report

A woman who moved to Britain to work as a nanny but ended up being stripped of her passport and being forced into sex work has described the horrors she had to endure. Eva - not her real name - was brought from the Baltic States under the promise of working as a nanny – but was forced to work almost constantly as a sex worker by violent gangs who paid her just £5 a day. After escaping from captors, who regularly beat and sexually assaulted her, Eva now works at coffee production company in Cardiff that was set up to help…
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Higher Tour is coming to Wales this Autumn

The Higher Tour seeks to boldly proclaim the gospel to young people and see them supported and encouraged as they start their journey of faith alongside the local church. The Higher Tour begins in schools. Our mission teams will spend a day in each school taking lessons and assemblies, drawing on our 25-year history of representing the Christian faith clearly and authentically in an educational context. Following the schools’ days are evangelistic gigs– perfect for inviting young people and their friends. These will feature a clear presentation of the gospel and an opportunity to respond and be connected to a church.…
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"I can only imagine" a film with a message showing at Nantgarw

Showing this week at Nantgarw Cinema outside Cardiff  Fri.24th - Sun. 26th August at various times; Mon. 27th - Thurs. 30th August:  Daily at 3.55pm only It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft. Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As…
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