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Sports Chaplaincy Wales needs your help...

Globally it is reckoned that Wales is famous for 3 things: 1-  Singing – we are the land of song and our choirs are sought the world over. 2 – Sheep – out numbering the human population by over 3 to 1, you can’t go anywhere in Wales without encountering sheep. 3 – Finally Sport – Wales has a great reputation for playing and delivering sport at the very highest level and very much punch above our weight in the sporting world. Just think back to the recent Commonwealth Games, we came home with a record medal haul. We are…
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Evangelical Alliance UK make key appointment to equip young adults for mission

The Evangelical Alliance UK has appointed Phil Knox as its first head of mission to young adults as part of its drive to position a passion for Jesus and making Him known at the heart of its mission work.  Phil joins the Evangelical Alliance following 12 years working for Youth for Christ, where he has most recently been director of church resources.  Gavin Calver, director of mission at the Evangelical Alliance, commented on the appointment: "I am absolutely delighted that Phil will be joining our team. He brings wonderful experience, great passion and clear expertise in the area of mission…
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‘Welcome one – Welcome all’ - National Month of Prayer for toddler groups – June 2018

The National Month of Prayer for toddler group ministries will again take place in June. This year’s theme is ‘Welcome one – welcome all’ with Luke 19v1-10 as the keynote scripture. This annual prayer focus encourages churches to pray for the work of their toddler groups as they reach out to serve the needs of families in the local community. The story of Zacchaeus is a wonderful example of friendship and hospitality – 2 key elements to any toddler group. It involves a little man (lots of little ones at toddler groups) who wanted to be a friend of Jesus. As many groups offer an unconditional warm welcome to families in local…
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Church service at the National Eisteddfod this August

The National Eisteddfod of Wales will be in Cardiff, August 2018 and during the Eistedfod there will be a special service on Sunday 5th August.  The service will be organised by Welsh Churches at the National Eisteddfod and in order to attend the service you will need a special ticket available from the Cytûn website: You need to request your tickets before SATURDAY, 30 June 2018.  Tickets for attending the Service on Sunday 5thAugust will be available free of charge by contacting Cytûn. You can request tickets by following the link to the application form, which can be found on the main page…
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Speak Up - a great resource from Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance Wales and The Net Cardiff hosted an event this May on the subject of our religious freedom called "Handling Religious Freedom in 21st Century Wales." The key speaker was Simon McCrossan. Much of the basis for his talk came from a great resource called Speak Up is a resource from the Evangelical Alliance and the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship to equip and inspire Christians with confidence and knowledge of the current legal freedoms we have to share our faith.  The good news of Jesus is something Christians all have a part in sharing. Through our everyday lives – in the local playground,…
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Bo Bakes - just one example of the great work of Purple Shoots

Many of you will know of the great work done by an organisation called Purples Shoots working out of South Wales. We thought you might like to hear just one of thier good news stories: The story of BO GRANT We often think that we don’t shout out enough about our amazing clients who achieve incredible success in the face of often quite terrible circumstances and don’t give up even when they come up against multiple setbacks and rejections. A great example of this is Carolyn Grant – known to all her friends as Bo, now the owner and proprietor…
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Praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’? Here’s a next step.

Across the UK, churches are joining in the Archbishop’s Thy Kingdom Come Pentecost season of prayer – from 10th to 20th May. The focus is on more people coming to know Jesus. The simple next step in making those prayers real – is a guest service on Sunday 17th June, as part of The National Weekend of Invitation. And leading into it with an Invitation Cross Sunday on May 13th –a simple way to help people face their fear of inviting and to nail down who they will invite. Out there are up to 3 million people open to receiving an invitation. Many are already in touch with…
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Making Jesus Known

Have you ever witnessed something so incredible that just you have to find out more? Something so unbelievable that you can’t risk missing out? For me, this is a daily reality. As part of my job, I get to film stories of how people have come to know Jesus all around the UK. Every story is a fresh miracle of salvation; a reminder that no-one is beyond the reach of the gospel. As lives are transformed to display the beautiful, irresistible nature of Jesus, the impact is contagious – you don’t want to miss the opportunity to encounter Jesus for…
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Cardiff Foodbank - your generosity is making a difference!

The Trustees and Foodbank team as so very grateful for your partnering with them to pray for the work of Cardiff Foodbank.    They are particularly thankful for the following recent developments : Sara Redwood, who joined us at the beginning of March, as our new part-time administrator. Many generous donations at our recent quiz night held in March where we raised £400 as well as adding several regular donors committed to give financially each month. For all the regular and corporate volunteers who have been helping us weigh all the food in the warehouse for our annual stock-take – not for…
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Manumit coffee that changes lives!

Did you know every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave.   Manumit Coffee Roasters is a not-for-profit coffee company that trains and employs survivors of modern slavery to roast specialty coffee at our roastery here in Cardiff. (manunitcoffee.co.uk)   100% of our coffee is roasted by men and women who have endured unimaginable horror at the hands of their traffickers but are now seeking to rebuild their lives.   We are delighted to be able to provide special rates for churches who have chosen to stand with us and purchase our coffee for their church gatherings and we have have…
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