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LATEST NEWS -5th December 2021:
 
THIS WEEK`S SERVICES:

Tuesday
10am YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK ‘Advent thought and prayer’
10.30am Worship in the chapel.
7pm ‘Bereavement Service’ for those bereaved and us all.
Wednesday.
6.30pm ‘Soup Station’
NEXT SUNDAY
10am YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK Service
11am Morning Worship with Junior church
6pm Junior Church Nativity
8pm ‘Conference Call’ Epilogue Service.

FAMILY NEWS:

Margaret Davies (choir) continues to be at Teify Ward at Glangwili. Our love and best wishes to Margaret who, hopefully, will be moved to Prince Philip soon.
Our warmest congratulations to Maureen and Gerald Carman who celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on 8th December.
A very happy birthday to Christine John who celebrated a special birthday last week. Penblwyddhapus Christine a pobbendith.
Trevor Jones celebrates his 90th birthday on Tuesday 14th December. Congratulations Trevor.

 

IN SYMPATHY:

The funeral service of Mrs Barbara Vodrey will be held on Monday 6th December (tomorrow) 3pm at the Llanelli Crematorium. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lesley. Janet and all the family in this sad loss of a much loved mother and grandmother.

 

TUESDAY:

It has been good to hold our Tuesday morning service of worship. We are taking an offering for ‘Crisis’ for Christmas and already we have £350 which we hopefully hope to make up to £500 this week. Although we are less in number on a Tuesday evening for the Bible study and Prayer meetings it is encouraging to know that there are those who join with us on the ‘Conference call. The Tuesday Bible study will re-commence on Tuesday 11th January.

 

CHOIR:

-We have been asked to sing at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Seaside on Monday 6th December at 5.45pm. There will be community carol singing and all are welcome to come along and join in the carol singing around the Christmas tree.

 

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS:

It’s that time of year again! Please use the form from the chapel vestibule table. The ‘Christmas Greetings’ will be included in the Newsletter on Sunday 19th December. Please ensure that your greeting is placed in the box in the vestibule by Sunday 12th December. Greetings up to thirty words placed in as envelope with a minimum donation of £3. for ‘Open Doors and the Barnabus fund’ in support of the persecuted church. For those who received our Newsletter ‘on line’ please e mail detjonescaeglas@aol.com.

Any donations can be sent to Greenfield Baptist Church, Murray Street Llanelli SA15 1DZ. Thank You. (Cheques should be made out to Greenfield Baptist Church).

LAST SUNDAY FOR GREETINGS IS NEXT SUNDAY – THANKS,

 

TOY SERVICE:

A wonderful display of toys again this for the Llanelli Salvation Army. Thanks to everyone who donated toys – they were gratefully received by the Salvation Army this week in good time for distribution in the community in time for Christmas day. The tradition of the ‘Toy service’ in Greenfield goes back to the 1960’s How many do we recognise in this photo of the first Toy Service 1966….?

 

BEREAVEMENT SERVICE:

We have been asked to hold this service and hope and pray it will be of blessing to those who feel led to come along during this season of Advent – Please join with us – all are welcome. Tuesday 7pm in the chapel.

Blood wise’ (leukaemia research) Llanelli are holding a fund-raising evening at the chapel on Monday 13th December at 7pm. Various local artistes will be taking part and all proceeds will be for ‘Bloodwise’ Admission through a door donation of £5. For more information, please see Carol Jones or Darryl Benjamin. (Please note that a ‘Covid’ passport will be required for attendance at this concert).

Thank you for the gift of £500 to MAF from Greenfield Baptist Church. This support allows us to continue helping people living in isolated locations. Ethnos360 missionaries Aaron and Amy Speitelsbach have been living among the Glarro people in eastern Liberia for ten years, translating the Bible and teaching. MAF recently flew them from the capital Monrovia – where they needed to get supplies – to the airstrip at Sarbo. The short journey saved them two tiring and dangerous days by road. Even so, Aaron and Amy still had to travel about 1.5 hours from the airstrip to their remote village of Freetown. Aaron points out that, ‘Right now, only motorbikes get through on the main road. But it would take it would two exhausting days – periodically having to get off and push the bike through the mud. Without MAF, it would still be possible to minister here, but it would be a lot harder.’ His wife Amy agreed, adding, ‘And then, in order to obtain supplies, it just makes things a lot more convenient. It’s been a big blessing that MAF is here. It’s made such a big difference to us.’

Thank you for your gift, which helps MAF’s staff and aircraft to make life safer and easier for missionaries like Aaron and Amy.
Yours sincerely

Ian Oliver Supporter Relations Manager.

Dear Members and Friends of Greenfield Baptist Church
On behalf of the Carmarthenshire branch of ‘Good News for Everyone’, please accept our very sincere and grateful thanks for your kind and generous donation of £300 towards the work of good News for Everyone in Carmarthenshire. This gift will be used exclusively for the purchase of Scriptures for first year Secondary pupils, Care Homes and individuals, including hospital patients. The whole aim in providing Scriptures is to ‘introduce everyone to Jesus’. We are thankful that all the Llanelli Schools have accepted their annual allocation which they will distribute as per Covid regulations. Since the organisation was required to change its name, there have been an addition of publications including part Scriptures such as the ‘Hope Magazine’ which is selected Psalms and the gospel of John. These have proved to be popular in Care Homes and in hospitals. Also, it has been necessary to change the logo and the New Testament and Psalms copies have Proverbs as well. If the church requires any copies of these Scriptures, please let us know and we would be delighted to provide them.
Thank you for your support materially and in prayer, it is much appreciated. Yours in Christian fellowship Dewi Jones (Secretary) Service.

 

PANTOMIME:

Our annual visit to the Pantomime ‘Peter Pan ’at Theatre Elli will be on Saturday 22 January, 2022 at 2pm.
Children of the church go free of charge for all others the cost is £12. Please enclose your names and required number of tickets and payment of £12 each. to Carol.

On Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 7pm, the Greenfield Bereavement service will take place.

The children’s Nativity will be held at 6pm on Sunday 12th December.

Carols around the Christmas tree on the chapel lawn with the Llanelli Salvation Army Band will be on Tuesday 14th December at 7pm. There will be coffee and cold drinks served under the gazebos on the chapel lawn.

Sunday 19th December – the morning service will be a Christmas Celebration and at 6pm ‘What Christmas means to me’- Shaun, Evan and Stephen will share their feelings about Christmas. There will also be carols and Christmas readings.

Christmas Eve – 5.30pm ‘Carols by Candlelight’.

Christmas Day 10am Christmas Day Worship.

Sunday 26th December (Boxing Day) 11am Christmas Communion Service. 6pm Short service for the close of the day.

 

Rev.David Jones