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Sport Marvel Bible Fund Appeal

One of the greatest joys of Sporting Marvels 15 year journey has been to present thousands of 10 & 11 year olds with an age appropriate NLT Bible in school. During this school year (2016/2017) the Mighty Marvels Programme has involved 21 primary schools and nearly 700 Year 6 (age 10 & 11) pupils, all being taught weekly 2 hour lessons on the Life of David, The Life of Jesus and the Life of the Church. Each year we aim to raise the necessary funds to gift every last one of them with their own Bible to take home because…
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The Best Selling "The Shack" comes to the big screen

MIISED THE MOVIE OUT ON DVD FROM 16th OCTOBER 2017 The Shack, the film based on William P Young’s New York Times Number One best selling book has been given a UK release date of 9th June 2017. The Shack is being directed by Stuart Hazeldine. The cast is lead by Sam Worthington (Avatar) who will play lead character Mackenzie Phillips. With Tim McGraw, Octavia Spencer, Forest Whitaker, Graham Greene, Radha Mitchell, Aviv Alush and Alice Braga also staring in the film The film is based on William P Young’s New York Times Number One best selling book. The Shack follows Mack Phillips (Sam…
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Amazing children’s app Guardians of Ancora now in Welsh

Welsh Christians were so impressed with Scripture Union’s award-winning children’s app Guardians of Ancora, that they’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to have the game in their native language. After discussions began with Scripture Union about how a Welsh version could be developed, it took only 9 months to raise enough funds for the translation work to begin. The monumental fundraising effort raised £30,000 and received support from all major denominations as well as many trusts and a variety of volunteers gave time and resources, including S4C's flagship children's presenter Martyn Geraint, who recorded the Ancora song. Guardians of Ancora, or…
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Opening the Book for Cardiff’s Children

Everyone loves a good story – telling them and listening to them – and stories are all around us, on the news, soaps, documentaries, books, films and social media. What story could be more important to tell today than God’s story, found in the Bible? The Bible is often described as the greatest story ever told, but for most people the Bible is a boring, irrelevant, closed book. But now, across the UK, children are seeing the Bible ‘come to life’ in their schools through Open the Book, which is part of the Bible Society. Teams of volunteers from local…
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Creating a culture of invitation in your church

Twelve years ago a simple truth turned my life around – that before you can welcome someone to your church you have to go through the fear barrier of inviting them! I was working on the Back to Church Sunday project, which developed in 18 countries and has allowed me to conduct over 850 focus groups across multiple denominations and streams. In my research I discovered that, although most of us would like to invite people to church, more than 80 per cent of us have no intention of doing so. Other research underlines this. The Evangelical Alliance’s ‘21st Century…
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Elections 2017 - Ask the questions!

In April, Prime Minister Theresa May surprised the whole country by calling for an election on 8th June. While unexpected, this campaign season brings opportunities for Christians to engage in the process and shape both the policies which are proposed and the atmosphere in which we debate them. We are encouraging Christians to ask themselves, and the candidates running for election, what kind of society do we want? Take a look at the Evangelical Alliance's election resources, focusing on the themes of love, freedom, justice and truth. Find out more here
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Books for Life

A great new website has been created by the founder of “Safe for Families” Krish Kandiah. It is called “Books for Life” Why Books for Life ? Krish says “I remember the day I bought my first Bible. I had become a Christian through a friend explaining his faith to me among the Bunsen burners in our school chemistry lab. I saved up my earnings from my Saturday job and looked up my local Christian bookshop. The elderly owner was a bibliophile and I was a brand-new Christian hungry for anything that would help me grow in my faith, so…
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Supporting Places of Worship in Wales Survey 2017

You are invited to take part in a short survey about your place of worship. Organised by the National Churches Trust, the survey is aimed at people who look after churches, chapels and meeting houses across Wales. Your participation will help us to identify the current and upcoming challenges for places of worship in Wales and will help inform the new Welsh Places of Worship Forum. The Forum is campaigning to raise awareness and funds for churches and chapels across the country and through this survey they aim to get greater help and support to you. This is your opportunity…
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Welsh Youth Parliament Consulation

On 19 October 2016, following a unanimous vote of support from Assembly Members, the Assembly Commission agreed to explore the feasibility of establishing a Welsh Youth Parliament, and the Llywydd, Elin Jones AM, announced her intention to establish a Welsh Youth Parliament. Since this announcement, we, the Assembly Commission, have been busy working with young people and adults from organisations that work with and/or promote the views and needs of young people in Wales, to develop the key features of a youth parliament for the people of Wales to consider. These representatives have come together to form the Youth Parliament…
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Street Pastors works continues - looking for new recruits in Cardiff

The Amazing work of Street Pastors continues across Wales and Cardiff Street Pastors are currently recruiting for new street pastors and night base team members.    The work of Cardiff Street Pastors continues to go well and every Friday & Saturday night we have teams out in Cardiff City Centre that are able to help many vulnerable people. Here are some statistics taken from our reports for the last 3 months which is a summary of our actions whilst on patrol and do not contain all we do during our night: ·       We assisted in 393 incidents, the majority of…
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