If my people Cymru Wales

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 are continuing.  

JERSEY MARINE – We used a prayer leaf to represent a different Circuit for which individuals prayed during the week.

TAIBACH – 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 Spirit.

SANDFIELDS – We hosted a Circuit ‘share prayer’ event and events for families and young people.

NEATH – We visited Gnoll Park Estate and prayed over our town centre and the churches in Neath.

SKEWEN – 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.

NORTH CORNELLY AND CYMMER – We organised a prayer diary for the whole of the month.

GLYNCORRWG AND GLYNNEATH – We engaged in prayer during weekly Sunday Worship.

Neath Port Talbot Night shelter scheme

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 – j.hughes@housingjustice.org.uk

Presentation of long service

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