Our church aim is to know Jesus better and to make Him better known. The pastoral team aims to support this in a number of ways.
We also have a bookstall and well stocked lending library. Our visiting team keep in touch with those who are sick or unable to attend, providing visits and practical help. We also enjoy meeting together for food, fun and fellowship at various social events. We also organise the team who greet at services.
Pastoral Ministry Team
Areas of Responsibility:
Visiting, Cards and gifts, Practical help, Fellowship groups, Door stewards’ rota, Library, Social events.
Hazel Calder (secretary and visitors coordinator)
Megan Washbourne (Morning door stewards’ rota)
Daniel Winstanley (Evening door steward)
Nigel Irwin, Leanne Evans, Glenys Jenkins, Jacqui Crole, Bev Poulton
Mid-week group Leaders:
What we did in 2015:
Various groups met regularly for prayer and bible study during 2015. In total 76 members and 6 non-members attend these mid-week groups.
The team of 12 visitors kept in contact with 20 folk who were unable to attend services regularly.
Fairtrade Easter eggs and Christmas gifts were taken to the housebound of our fellowship.
CD’s of the sermons were taken to a few members on a regular basis, and others during shorter periods of illness.
We sent birthday cards to the elderly reaching ’special’ birthdays of 80, 90 and thereafter.
Social events were held: An evening with darts, table tennis and pool competitions in February and a family lawn bowls event with tea, hosted by Porthcawl Bowls Club in July. Other members arranged a pamper evening and a day trip to Tenby in August.
We held a fellowship Away Day in Hebron Hall Sat 20th June. Our leader for the morning was Steve Harris of ‘Open Air Campaigners’ Cardiff and our topic was ‘How to share your faith without being religious’. In the afternoon we enjoyed a picnic at Cosmeston Lakes Park.
We have a lending library in the vestibule. Books are grouped into subject matter and are available for people to loan or take to keep.
Megan Washbourne continues to co-ordinate the Sunday door stewards’ rota.
What we plan to do in 2016:
Continue the fellowship of the mid-week groups.
Continue to visit our housebound, taking news sheets and CD’s as appropriate.
Continue providing birthday cards, Easter and Christmas gifts.
Continue to arrange the rota of door stewards.
Offer practical help in times of special need as required.
Arrange social events including bowls and a day trip.
Arrange a visit to Ffald-y-Brenin house of prayer with an overnight stay.