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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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!
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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 …
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