LATEST NEWS – 8 December 2019:
We warmly welcome Lexi and Howard into membership of the church this morning. Tom is unable to be with due to work commitments and we will be receive him before the end of the year.
Gaynor Winstone has been admitted to Prince Philip this week. Mark Hamilton has also been at Prince Philip and is now home. Brian Davies is at Glangwili and hopefully will be in respite care soon. Our love and best wishes to these dear friends.
We were so sorry to hear of the death of Mr Doug Williams (Pembrey) Doug had been unwell for some time and our thoughts and sympathy are with Gwen and the family in their loss. Doug’s funeral service will be held at Llanelli Crematorium on.
Our warmest congratulations to Sheenah Angelone who celebrated her 60th birthday last week. Happy Birthday Sheenah!
We also sympathise with the family of Mrs Auriol Haynes who died last week. Both Auriol and her late husband Bernard were faithful members of Greenfield for many years. The funeral service will be held at Hope Baptist Church (Emmanuel Chapel New Dock Road) on Monday 16th December at 1.15pm followed by interment at the Llanelli and District cemetery. Our love and sympathy to Gaynor, Cheryl, Elizabeth and Stephen in the loss of a much oved mother and grandmother.
Greg, Lisa and Steve will share with us tonight what Christmas means to them. If you can come along as we share in the joy of Christmas.
It was a joy to welcome the children and parents of St Paul’s Family Centre to last week’s service. Over 15 came along with their parents and joined in the singing and were given a Christmas story book with the Christmas message to all the children.
This week we meet at Bethel Seaside for our morning service. The service begins at 10.30am We will not be meeting on Christmas Eve 24th December and New Year’s Eve 31st. Our Tuesday service re-commences on 7th January. Pick up a leaflet with all our Christmas service from the vestibule table.
Again, this year we welcomed a large congregation to this service. Thanks to our church choir and to Rev Cays Awen Jones and to Martin Bell who was at the organ. The offering raised £350 for ‘Mind’
YSGOL Y STRADE:
‘Seren Bethlehem’ a Christmas musical by our organist Christopher and Rev.Emlyn Dole will be held in the chapel on Tuesday 10th December at 7pm. Choir of pupils, parents and teachers from the school. There will also be items by the pupils of Stradey School. Soloists Catrin Hughes and Eirain Davies. Piano – Caradog Williams, organist David Geoffrey Thomas. This is a Welsh language presentation. Tickets £5 for adults and £2 for children available at the door or from the school. In aid of LATCH – Children’s cancer charity.
POST CHRISTMAS DINNER. 20th January, 2019. Please see Christine John for more information.
A big thank you to a lady who called in the ‘Soup Station’ with three bags of individual Christmas gifts for our guests. We are so very grateful – you went so quickly without letting us know your name. When we opened the bags, we were truly lost for words. Thank you so very much. A lot of time and effort had gone into packing the gifts with each one marked for male or female. We will give them out on the Wednesday before Christmas.Greg, Gaynor and Heather in charge of the clothes tonight. With 35 guests we had a busy night. Thanks also to another gentleman who this week donated mince pies and Christmas puddings with containers of custard. This gentleman has also contributed £800 to the soup station this year and insists that his remains anonymous. As a church we have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the people of Llanelli – Thanks and God bless
We will be welcoming new friends into membership of the church in the new year and also look forward to a Baptismal service. David would be glad to share with any members of our congregation who may feel led to make this commitment to speak with him at any time
As usual we will be including Christmas greetings in the church newsletter on Sunday 22 December. Please use the form in the Newsletter today for your greeting and place in an envelope before Tuesday 17th December with a gift of at least £3 which will be in aid of ‘Open Doors’ and the Barnabus Fund which supports and helps persecuted Christians. Thanks so Suzanne Hamilton for co-ordinating the greetings again this year
TOMORROW (MONDAY) 7pm:
Join us around the Christmas Tree for carols and then some(more!) mince pies and hot and cold drinks. The Salvation Army Band will be with us 7pm.