The Church boiler has broken down and, due to it’s age, parts are unobtainable; it is therefore beyond economic repair. The estimate to replace the boiler is between £18,000 and £20,000; as this work needs to be carried out before the cold weather sets in, donations or fund raising ideas are urgently required.
Mission Area Newsletter
The latest Mission Area Newsletter, MA News 12 – 2017.11 has been published.
Cheese and Wine Evening – 25th November
A Cheese and Wine Evening in aid of the Boiler Appeal will be held at the Vicarage on Saturday 25th November (non alcoholic and alternative to cheese will be available). Tickets £10.
Open the Book Project Training Session – 4th December
Would you like to get involved in sharing stories from the bible with
children? Open the Book is a project supported by The Bible Society to help and
support teams of volunteers delivering dramatised bible stories to primary
schools, and actively engaging children. We are planning to set up new teams locally. For more information see the Open the book poster.
Coffee Morning and Mince Pies – 8th December
There will be a coffee morning in Church on Friday 8th December at 10:00am to 12:00am. All welcome; come along for a chat and fellowship with friends and enjoy a seasonal mince pie. Donations welcome in aid of the Church Boiler Appeal.
Wednesday afternoons 2-3.30pm at the Vicarage 6th, 13th & 20th
December exploring Names for the Messiah from Isaiah 9.6.
For a child has been born for us, a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named
Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
See the Advent Course Notice for details and fill in the sheet in Church or let Caroline know if would like to attend, so she knows how many to expect.
Guilsfield Singers Christmas Concert – 14th December
Guilsfield Singers will be holding their Christmas Concert in Church at 7:00pm on Thursday 14th December. Tickets available.
Dates for Your Diary
Christmas Carol Singing around the village in the afternoon on either 16th or 23rd December. Pot Luck Supper Social Event Saturday 27th January 2018 with announcement of the result of the Seasonal Music Quiz. Next Church Committee Meeting 7:00pm on Monday 5th February 2018 in the Old School. Much further ahead we are planning to hold a WW1 Commemorative, Reflective Service in the evening of Saturday 10th November 2018.
Christmas 2017 Services
Thursday 21st December: afternoon (time TBC) – Blue Christmas Service.
Sunday 24th December: 09:00 – 1662 Prayer Book Communion.
11:00 – Modern Matins.
19:00 – Carol Service.
23:00 – Midnight Communion.
Monday 25th December: 11:00 – Christmas Communion.
Proceeds from Harvest Events
A total of £362.30p was raised from the Harvest events towards the cost of the new boiler.
Proceeds from Fete held on 9th September
The fete held on Saturday 9th September raised approximately £250 for church funds as well as a substantial contribution to the village ‘Spotlight’ magazine and smaller donations to other village causes.
New! Forget-Me-Not Community Café
As part of the aim to become a Dementia-Friendly Village, come and natter to your neighbours at the Forget-Me-Not Community Café to be held in the Old School Guilsfield at 2-4pm on Friday 20th October and Friday 17th November and Friday 22nd December.
Thy Kingdom Come
Will you give 10 minutes for 10 days to the Kingdom of God. An invitation from the Roman Catholic and Anglican bishops in Wales; see Thy Kingdom Come Prayer leaflet.
Pray for Wales
Pray4Wales is a growing network of Christians who are praying for Wales, led by Ffald-y-Brenin. We utilise both the languages of Wales; Welsh and English.
We have two groups; those from within Wales, and those in other nations who are praying for Wales.
We believe that the forthcoming move of God is not just for Wales but will result in an outpouring of blessing to many other nations as well. We expect God to send people out from Wales to the nations as mighty, anointed presence-carriers who will blaze for Jesus and set towns/regions/nations on fire for him.
Here are eight suggestions of how you might pray for Wales.
1. You could join with others in committing to pray the Caleb Prayer for Wales every day.
O High King of Heaven,
Have mercy on our Land.
Revive your church.
Send the Holy Spirit for the sake of the children.
May your Kingdom come to our nation.
In Jesus’ mighty name.
2. You could invite others to make the same commitment to pray the Caleb Prayer for Wales.
3. Some churches in Wales have integrated the Caleb Prayer within their liturgy. Others use it as a framework for their regular weekly prayer meeting.
4. Why not pray over Wales’ News items, whether from TV, radio, newspaper or online media.
5. Pray for your local area/workplace/study centre etc.
6. Pray for the Sennedd, that truth, righteousness and social/economic justice might flow through legislation and bless the land.
7. Pray for all church leaders, lay or ordained, that a spirit of revelation might come upon them and flow out to the people.
8. Speak prophetic blessings out over Wales.
Will you pray for Wales? Join with us as we intercede for our nation. Subscribe to the Synergy Prayer Letter. How to pray for Wales
New Wine Cymru
Welcome to New Wine Cymru. New Wine Cymru works with leaders and churches, to see Wales once again transformed by the person, message and power of Jesus Christ.
New Wine Cymru prioritises the development of leaders and churches towards effective mission and fruitfulness. The necessity of the local church revealing Jesus in word, deed and miraculous power is a relentless commitment of New Wine Cymru.
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Giving in 2016
The giving by Guilsfield Church in 2016 is summarized at Church Giving 2016.