You are invited to join us for the following events: Sunday services: 10.45 am Morning Worship - including Communion on 3rd Sunday in the month 10.45 am Junior Church - Bible teaching for all ages 5.30 pm Evening Worship English - including Communion on 1st Sunday in the month Weekly meetings: Tuesdays, 10.00 am Prayer meeting th Thursdays from 18 Jan, 2.30 pm Fellowship for older friends Baptist Church Thursdays, 7.30 pm Bible study Youth services (7.30pm) Sunday 28th January: Casino Royale Sunday 25th February: - title to be announced Coedpenmaen Rd Ladies’ Circle (7.30pm) Wednesday 7th February: Mrs Joan Dickens Trallwn Wednesday 7th March: Cawl evening Special baptismal service: Sunday 21st Jan, 5.30 pm. For further information: Phone 405598 (Alona) 405062 (Tricia) or 405323 (Beryl) Community Newsletter January / February 2007 The person who kneels before God Your word is a lamp to my feet can stand before anyone. and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 No going back Addiction Did you, like millions of others, count the clock down to Many lives are affected in some way or another by alcohol or midnight? “3,2,1,..2007! Happy New Year, everyone!” drugs; most of us will know someone who is struggling with In a moment of time you passed from one year to one of these problems. One of the most successful another. Now you can‟t go back to 2006, no matter how much you rehabilitation programmes is Victory Outreach, whose may want to do so. representatives will be visiting Coedpenmaen Baptist Church shortly – more details in the next issue of this newsletter. It‟s the same in one respect with life itself. There‟s a midnight hour for each one of us. Where the difference lies is that we can‟t count down the moments beforehand. The midnight hour struck for two dear friends over this New Year period. They departed this earthly Christmas celebrations life in a moment of time, not of their choosing. Where are they We congratulate the staff and pupils of Coedpenmaen School, who now? How do you know? after a difficult term produced a fine Christmas concert in the hall of their temporary home of Graig-y-Wion school. Members of John Wesley once said, “Since we all must die, let us die well.” Coedpenmaen Baptist Church who were invited would like to thank How do we do that? A famous scholar once told his students, everyone concerned. Once again Ysgol Gymraeg Pontsionnorton “Accept Christ as your Saviour an hour before you die.” His held their Christmas concern in our chapel, and on 17th December students replied, “But we do not know when we will die.” “Exactly!” the children of our church all contributed to a wonderful Christmas the scholar replied, “so accept Christ NOW!” presentation. It was thrilling to see that all three events focused on Over this Christmas and New Year period, one verse in the Bible presenting the true meaning of Christmas, celebrating the birth of stands out above all others: John chapter 3, verse 16. the Lord Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but Baptism – what‟s it all about? have everlasting life.” Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist in the River Rev Stan Vart, Moderator Jordan to set an example, and He commanded His followers to baptise believers. It is a sign of a new life The Gate of the Year lived under the lordship of Jesus Christ. In Coedpenmaen Baptist Church on Sunday 21st January at 5.30pm two believers (one a young teenager and the other quite a bit older!) will make a public A favourite poem of the late Queen Mother which was declaration of their faith in Jesus Christ as they are baptised by full read at her funeral and which was also quoted by King George VI in immersion. All are welcome to join us on this very special occasion. his moving Christmas Message of 1939 begins like this: I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year, Support for Romania – thank you ! „Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.‟ Once again members and friends of Coedpenmaen contributed And he replied, „Go into the darkness generously to the Christmas appeal for Romania. The Cardiff Support for And put your hand into the hand of God. Romania warehouse reports that a total of 4,500 shoe boxes and 600 That shall be to you better than light boxes of sweets, each containing packs for 30 children, have been And safer than a known way!‟ delivered to Romania this Christmas.