UPDATE ON COFFEE MORNING - 16TH MARCH 2020
At Ebenezer we are proud of our 5* Food Hygiene Rating and have recently been taking additional steps keep a healthy environment for those who attend activities here. However, in the light of rapidly changing events and increased risks regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, we have reluctantly decided to suspend Coffee Morning with immediate effect.
Since the activity is designed to encourage close social interaction, and since some of our attendees have complex underlying health issues and are therefore very vulnerable, this seemed to be the only appropriate course of action to take at this time.
This decision will be reviewed after Easter and we will keep you posted. Church services are continuing (with extra safeguards in place) for those who wish to attend. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need to - we are not going away! We will also post updates on our website at www.ebenzerbaptistchurchpengam.co.uk
Please do everything you can to stay safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Gareth, Julia & everyone at Eb
MARCH 2020 - BIBLE STUDIES
On Wednesday 18th March @ 6.30pm Selwyn Tiley will begin a 4 week series of studies on the events leading up to the first Easter, the death and resurrection of Jesus. You are welcome to come and join us.
MARCH 2020 - EASTER COFFEE MORNING
You are invited to our Easter Coffee Morning on Tuesday 24th March @ 10am. It's a bit early this year as there will be NO Coffee Morning on 31st March. Everyone Welcome
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.... for unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
Download our Christmas flyer here:
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DECEMBER 2019 - CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES
Tuesday 17th December 10am - CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING - with Y6 pupils from YG Trelyn
Sunday 22nd December 6pm - CAROL SERVICE - SHare the Christmas story with Readings, Carols & Candlelight.
An offering will be taken to support OPENDOORS' SYRIAN APPEAL during the Carol Service
Wednesday 25th December 10.30am - CHRISTMAS MORNING COMMUNION SERVICE
Note: There will be no Coffee Morning on 24th & 31st December - we return on 7th January 2020
NOVEMBER 2019 - ECR WINTER FUEL APPEAL
In Romania, Paul and the team work to support and empower children, vulnerable adults, families who know real poverty and prejudice. Our Gift Table in church is set up each year over the Christmas Season to raise money for winter fuel - many of the families rely on wood for heating and cooking. The charity will work to make sure they are warm and fed over the winter months. Of course, you can support the charity any time of year by visiting the Charity Shop in Fleur-de-Lys High Street (next to the Post Office)
November 2019 - Thank you for the Harvest!
All the food (and knitting etc) made it safely to Rainbow of Hope in Cardiff. Liz wrote to us saying "As you can imagine the work here is increasing all the time. Se we are so very grateful for your partnering with us in the work of the kingdom".
Download our Autumn Newsletter:
October 2019 - HARVEST CELEBRATIONS
We will celebrate Harvest at our usual meeting times on Sunday 20th October. The "dry" harvest (foods with a long shelf life, such as pasta, rice, tea, coffee,tinned food etc.) will go to Rainbow of Hope in Cardiff, a Christiam charity supporting homeless and vulnerable people in the city.
The pupils of YG Trelyn will also support the charity when they hold their Harvest Assemblies at the church on Wednesday 23rd October
"The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.“ (Psalm 145:15)
October 2019 - ECR's Annual General Meeting
ECR will hold its AGM at the church on Monday 7th October @ 7pm. Those interested in supporting the work are welcome to attend. If you want to receive regular updates on the charity's activities, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact page on this website.
September 2019 - Bible Studies
Beginning on 18th September @ 6.30pm Pastor Selwyn Tiley will be leading a series of seven Bible Studies looking at the 2nd Advent of Christ, the rapture of the church, and the events leading up to it. It is important that the church understands the promises of God and the relevance of the Biblical teaching to the 21st century Christian. You are welcome to join us to find out more.
August 2019 - Bank Holiday Update
There will be No Coffee Morning on Tuesday 27th August
There will be No Bible Study on Wednesday 28th August
Activities will resume as normal in the first week of September
August 2019 - ECR Update
Thank you to everyone who supported the Sponsored Walk. We have raised £250 which will go directly to support the work in Romania.
NB: Paul Davies will be home from Romania and giving us an update on the various projects during our evening service on Sunday 27th October
Download a Summer Update (PDF) by clicking the link below:
Saturday 20th July @ 10.30am
We will be at Bryn Bach Park in Tredegar for the Annual Sponsored Walk in aid of Everyone's Child Romania (ECR)
Please meet us at the park ready for a 10.30 start. We can't guarantee the weather but we can be certain that all the proceeds will go directly to help change lives for the families in Romania. Find out more about the charity here. To find out about the sponsored walk and how you can support us click on the link below.
Tuesday 16th July @ 10am
Trelyn Y6 pupils will join us for their final Coffee Morning before the go to Cwm Rhymni in September. Hwyl Fawr Ffrindiau!
Why not come and join in the fun?
Sunday 7th @ 6pm our speaker will be Hilda Tiley
Sunday 28th @ 6pm our speaker will be Stuart Godfrey
April 2019 - EASTER ACTIVITIES
Tuesday 9th @ 10am - EASTER COFFEE MORNING (with the whole Y6 class from YG Trelyn)
Friday 19th @ 10.30am - GOOD FRIDAY COMMUNION SERVICE (an opportunity to reflect on the Cross)
Sunday 21st @ 10.45am & 6pm - EASTER CELEBRATION - our usual times, but to celebrate the unique Resurrection Day!
Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said” (Matthew 28: 5-6)
ECR Winter Appeal
The "Honesty Table" raised a total of £300 this winter which has been sent directly to ECR. Paul responded by emailing: Many thanks again for this support...you lot have been extraordinarily generous this year. May God bless you all for your compassion for our kids & families. Our thanks to everyone who has been a part of it.
Please Note: There is no meeting this morning (3rd Feb) but we will be here at 6pm as usual
On 13th January @ 6pm our speaker will be Jeff Hankins. Jeff is an old friend (not too old!) having been a member here for some years before leaving for pastures new.
On 27th January @ 6pm our speaker will be Hilda Tiley.
A reminder that our Community Coffee Morning resumes on Tuesday 8th January @ 10pm following the Christmas break. We hope to see you there.
A Happy New Year!
We go into 2019 with plans, ideas and also the understanding that none of us know the days that will unfold for us. As a nation we are in uncharted waters, with few signs of consensus , either amongst the politicians who lead the country, or the wider public. As a church we are called to pray for those in authority. As citizens in a democracy we should engage with the process and make our voice heard. But as citizens of God's Kingdom, we are reminded that the Emmanuel ("God with us") of the Nativity is the same Emmanuel who has promised never to leave us or forsake us.
We go into the New Year with vision, with hope & expectation, with plans for self, families and the church which we want to see fulfilled. But above all we go forward, walking in faith, knowing that the Lord is our Shepherd, we are his flock, the sheep of his pasture, and the year will bring nothing that we should be fearful of. We go with a song in our hearts and a hymn of praise on our lips, we have a Saviour and we have a gospel to proclaim! May His kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, even in our valleys in our generation. Wishing you every blessing for 2019
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.The government shall be upon his shoulders and he shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
Nadolig Llawen - Merry Christmas!
We hope you can join us as we celebrate Christmas at Ebenezer
Tuesday 18th December 10am - Christmas Coffee Morning
(with Y6 pupils from YG Trelyn)
Sunday 23rd December 6pm - Carol Service
Celebrate as we sing carols by candlelight & revisit the Christmas story
Tuesday 25th December 10.30am - Christmas Communion
A short service where we can reflect on our Saviour's birth
Please Note: There will be no Coffee Morning on 25th December or 1st January
We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday 8th January at 10am
Diolch am y Cynhaeaf - Thank you for the Harvest!
By the beginning of November, 30 bags of food and clothes will have made their way to Cardiff, where Liz and the team at Rainbow of Hope will be able to put them to good use. A big thank you to everyone involved.
Church Coffee Mornings (even free ones like ours!) are covered by the same regulations and standards as cafes and takeaways. We were inspected by Caerphilly Council earlier this month and received the highest rating of 5
Harvest Services - 21st October 2018 @ 10.45am & 6pm
Once again we will support Rainbow of Hope with a "dry" harvest - tea, coffee, pasta, rice, tins, packets etc.
YG Trelyn will be holding their Harvest Assemblies at the church on Wednesday 17th October
Please click on the link below to download a poster and information.
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On 14th October @ 6pm our speaker will be Stuart Godfrey. Stuart has been a regular visitor to us over the last few years. Based in Hope Church (Crosskeys) he often comes with guitar in hand to minister through music and the Word.
On Sunday 23rd @ 6pm our speaker will be Selwyn Tiley. Selwyn and his wife Hilda have been Pastors for many years in Apostolic churches in the area. They have been attending Ebenezer since retiring from their Pastor's role in Pontllanfraith. We are pleased to have them in our fellowship and to be encouraged by their ministry
Thank you to everyone who took part in (or supported) the sponsored walk at Bryn Bach Park last month. We have been able to send £400 directly to ECR as a result. This money will be used to improve the lives of vulnerable families in Romania.
Jesus said ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40)
August Bank Holiday
There will be no Coffee Morning on Tuesday 28th August or Bible Study on Wednesday 29th August. Sunday meetings continue as usual. Coffee Morning and Bible Study will resume in September as normal.
We said farewell to the Y6 children from Ysgol Trelyn at their final Coffee Morning before they head off to Cwm Rhymni in September. Each pupil was given an NIV New Testament as a gift from the church. "Hwyl fawr ffrindiau!"