Garden Party

Our summer garden party is becoming a regular fixture on our church calendar and we would love for you to join us again this year.

As a part of the local community of Laleston, we want to share with our friends and neighbours and to invite you to come and join us for this free event. The garden is ready, we are hoping the weather will be kind and there will be something to do for everyone.

We have recently used grant money from BAVO to update some of our kitchen facilities to help with this event and others in the future. The grant was part of the Suncredit community benefit fund.

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There will be food and drink, places to sit and chat either inside or in the garden (there will be shade too!) and activities to occupy children. There will be some live music to enjoy, Christian books to take away and a chance to meet people from the church.

Perhaps you have had past connections with the church. Or you might be new to the area and just curious. Maybe you have never been to Bethel before. Whoever you are, we would love to see you.

In the Christian message of good news, centred on Jesus Christ, we believe we have the best news in the world and we would love to share that with you.

We look forward to seeing you!

MOB

We were trying to think of a snappy name for our new men’s meeting, but all we have so far is Men Of Bethel (MOB) so that will do for now!

We are going to have our first ever men’s meeting at Bethel, Friday 24th May at 10.00am.

It will be a men’s breakfast, with bacon rolls and other refreshments (so don’t have breakfast first!) and an opportunity for men to get together and socialise.

We realise that loneliness and isolation are a reality for many men, especially in their retirement or bereavement. We realise it can also be difficult to acknowledge this and so we want to provide a space in our church programme for men to come together, get to know each other, talk together and we hope too, discuss some of the big issues of life.

We are a church that loves the Lord Jesus Christ and loves the bible so there will also be time to hear someone’s story of their faith and maybe ask them about what they believe.

The event is totally free and we would love you to come if you are able. If there is interest, we will be holding other similar men’s meetings in the future.

Christmas 2018

We would love you to join us for our special Christmas services to celebrate the good news of the coming of Jesus into this world. All our Christmas services will be suitable for all ages.

Sunday 23rd December

10.30am Christmas family service
Shorter service suitable for all, with Christmas songs and and the good news of the Christmas message from the bible.

6.00pm Carols by candlelight
Traditional carol service with a selection of your favourite carols. The service will last around an hour, concluding with a brief Christmas message from the bible.

Festive refreshments will be served following both services so you can stay and chat for a while.

Tuesday 25th December

10.00am Christmas morning service
45 min service to start your Christmas day off in the right way! Children are welcome to bring a few presents to show off during the service (always a fun part!).

Soup lunch

We are holding another soup lunch on Tuesday 6th November 2018 and we would love to invite you all to come. It’s not a fund-raiser or a preaching meeting (although there will be a short thought-for-the-day), but just an opportunity to be together, enjoy each other’s company and some simple food together.

We hope to see you with us!

Harvest Thanksgiving

Sunday 23rd September will be our Harvest Thanksgiving services. All are warmly invited to join us as we remember God’s goodness to us in all that he provides.

Sunday 10.30am  Harvest Thanksgiving family service

Sunday 4.30pm  Bring-and-share tea followed by an informal time of worship together.

There will be a harvest table if you would like to bring a donation of food for the display. The majority of the food will be given to the work of Bridgend Foodbank. At the moment, they are in need of the following items:

Garden Party

Following up on our open day last year, we wanted to once again open the church up to our community and welcome you to a garden party on 14th July.

There will be something for everyone and the event is totally free. There will be food and fun, something for your body and soul so why not come and join us? Drop in anytime from 3pm-5pm and enjoy the day with us.

  • Home-made cakes
  • Strawberries and cream
  • Bouncy castle
  • Treasure hunt
  • Books
  • Music
  • Tea and coffee
  • All free!

   

Easter services 2018

Maybe you have never been to church before, maybe you have wondered what Easter is all about, or perhaps this is one of the few times a year that you feel you ought to go to church, whoever you are and whatever you think of Easter, we would like you to invite you to pay us a visit this year:

You will be sure of a warm welcome and you will hear what the bible has to say about Jesus, his life, death and resurrection.

Better-late-than-never St. David’s day cawl lunch

To celebrate St. David’s Day, we are again holding a special event, a Cawl lunch for the church and our community. There will be home-made Cawl, Welsh cakes and Bara Brith (maybe even some trifle!).

Due to the snow, we had to postpone our original date for this event, but am pleased to say we now have a new date:

Thursday 15th March, 12.00pm-2.00pm

The lunch will be free (you will be able to leave a donation if you wish to) and all are very welcome. There will be a short thought-for-the-day style talk during the time together.

Why not come along and join us?