We have just received the latest newsletter from Joel and Fiona in Amman. You can read it online on the CMS website.
This year’s theme was Waste Warriors as we looked at the effects our waste is having on the world, how we so often make a mess of things, and how that can be put right. We changed the format a little this time with an all-day club on the Monday and an evening barbecue on Thursday. As usual, a lot of fun was had by all.
What a great turnout for the first session! Lots of productive discussion and sharing of experiences, and this week learning more about Peter’s background.
This article appeared on the St Padran’s Institute Facebook page recently and offers a real challenge to all of us. In my role I encounter much discussion about the idea of calling into Christian ministry. For most people, their understanding of calling is determined by the bible’s descriptions of Old Testament prophets like Moses, Samuel, Jonah and Amos, or New testament characters like the disciples and Paul. These exemplary characters are portrayed as being personally summoned by God for their… [Continue Reading]
My daily reading one day last week was from Luke’s Gospel, in which he calls the first disciples. One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little… [Continue Reading]
As part of the pilgrimage of music taking place throughout the ministry area, St Edmund’s Church organised an afternoon led by Geoff Weaver, an internationally known church musician, who was Director of Studies and Outreach at the Royal School of Church Music 1994-2002, and directed the music at the 1998 Lambeth Conference. Music as an essential element in creation. We are called to be co-creators with God. The role of the church musician – as comforter and disturber. The use of music in worship- a brief historical overview…. [Continue Reading]
It was such a joy to witness Claire Thomas’ baptism, and her evident joy in the event. Claire said in her testimony: ‘This is a big day for me, I want to show the World that I love, I trust and have put my hope in Christ and confess my faith and commitment to him. I can bury my old life and walk my new life with God. I can then openly join those who believe. Now l smile on the inside… [Continue Reading]
Imagine having severe pain for hours, days, months and even years. Imagine, even if you could afford it, having nowhere to get your pain relieved. Having retired as a dentist, Ed is very pleased to discover another opportunity to join a Dentaid team, this time providing pain relief dentistry and oral health education in Sri Lanka. Throughout his career, Ed has always been passionate about preventative dentistry. This included helping people minimise pain and decay through simple diet control and effective… [Continue Reading]
Come and discover more about the Christian faith! We are going to start a three-year course, Theology for Life, in the St Catwg Ministry Area, Crickhowell. The induction module is starting on 14 June 2018 at St Edmund’s Church, Crickhowell. If you live in the area, it might be an opportunity for you to learn more about your faith and therefore be more able to serve Christ in our world. You may still be in the process of discerning what God is calling you to… [Continue Reading]
Sometimes there is just nowhere to hide. If God is calling you, there can be no excuses because he knows you through and through and he knows what he wants from you. If you feel you haven’t the gifts, he will shower them upon you. If you haven’t the courage, he will hold you up. If you don’t know what to say, he will put the words in your mouth. As Bishop David Jenkins said, ‘if you feel you are… [Continue Reading]
Items collected as part of our Harvest thanksgiving giving ready to be taken to Brecon Food Bank.
Rogation Sunday is traditionally the day for beating the bounds – walking round the parish and praying for every aspect of life. This is what we do in a smaller way each year at Cwmdu, praying for the farming community, the crops and the livestock, and the people. This year we were blessed with fine weather and stood among the sheep, before moving on into the village.