NPT Circuit engaged in a variety of
prayer events during April 2019. All who attended were enriched by their experience
of sharing together in prayer for the Circuits in the Wales Synod, our local
communities and the wider world. Some of the prayer activities in the Churches
MARINE – We used a
prayer leaf to represent a different Circuit for which individuals prayed
during the week.
– The focus
of our prayer stations were the events of Easter and the empty tomb. We prayed
for the distressing situations in our world and asked God to bring to these the
victory of the empty tomb and the hope of the resurrection. We each prayed for
three people we know who don’t yet know Jesus as their friend and Saviour
asking that he will touch their lives and hearts. We committed ourselves to pray
for these people every day that they may feel the renewing power of the Holy
– We hosted
a Circuit ‘share prayer’ event and events for families and young people.
– We visited
Gnoll Park Estate and prayed over our town centre and the churches in Neath.
– We held a
prayer walk on Good Friday passing through the local park to Ty Santes Ffair Commumity
hall for an ecumenical open air service.
CORNELLY AND CYMMER – We
organised a prayer diary for the whole of the month.
AND GLYNNEATH – We engaged
in prayer during weekly Sunday Worship.
North Cornelly Methodist Church are holding a coffee morning on Friday 12 April 2019. Doors open at 9:00 am and closes at 12:00 noon.
There will be a cake stall and bric-a-brac stall at the venue to tempt you with plenty of bacon baps if that takes your fancy. there will also be an opportunity to purchase some tomato plants for the greenhouse
The NPT night shelter scheme has just completed its first year with five churches around NPT offering overnight shelter, warmth and food for local homeless men and women. The churches that were involved as venues were Skewen Methodist Church, The Salvation Army, Skewen branch, Baglan Community Church, Sandfields Methodist Church and Saint Mary’s Church, Aberavon.
Housing Justice Wales managed the scheme with help from the Welsh Assembly and NPTCBC. The scheme relied upon volunteers drawn from members of the above Churches, other denominations and non church goers. We are all working towards rolling out a similar scheme in “year two” where it is hoped to offer Night Shelter for each day of the week from the beginning of January to the end of March 2020. week and train up more volunteers.
May we thank all those who have contributed to the NPT Night Shelter
Anyone wishing to know more about the scheme or to volunteer please contact Jonathan Hughes via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Edwards and Trevor Harry were presented with certificates to mark their 40 year’s as Methodist local preachers at a circuit service in North Cornelly on Sunday 31 march 2019. Revd Rosemary Davies is seen presenting Tom and Trevor with their certificates. We are all very grateful to both of them for their years of faithful service
As part of Prayer Month, Neath Port Talbot Methodist Circuit are holding a “Share Prayer” event on Saturday 6th April at Sandfields Methodist Church, Western Avenue, Port Talbot. Doors will open at 9:30 am, with refreshments being served until 10 am. The session will finish at 12:30 pm..
This will be a morning of exploring different ways, and
purposes, of praying through interactive workshop sessions.
Workshops will include:
pastoral prayer, where there will be an opportunity to practise praying for, and with, others;
silent/ meditative prayer, where there will be an opportunity to explore the use of music, pictures and objects in prayer;
and a prayer station workshop which will explore setting up and using prayer stations to focus prayers; We will be creating a prayer station which focuses on Christianity in our lives as a whole. For this, there is an invitation to bring along an object which is symbolic of your life within the church, and another that is symbolic of your life outside of the church.