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Collection for Cardiff Foodbank

Cardiff Foodbank

A very big THANK YOU for the many generous donations of food received in February.

Members of Radyr Methodist Church are collecting donations for the Foodbank again in June. Please place any donations of food in the boxes which will be outside the following addresses between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June

  • 30 Pentwyn, Radyr CF15 8RE
  • 20 Walnut Tree Close, Radyr CF15 8SX
  • 13 Heol Roald Dahl, Radyr CF15 8GT

The foodbank currently need –

  • SPONGE PUDDINGS
  • TINNED FRUIT
  • INSTANT COFFEE (SMALL JARS)
  • INSTANT NOODLES
  • FRUIT JUICE (LONG LIFE) 1 LITRE
  • SQUASH (1 LITRE BOTTLES)
  • MICROWAVEABLE PASTA
  • CUSTARD
  • MILK (UHT LONG LIFE 1 LITRE)
  • SAVOURY SNACKS (CRISPS, CRACKERS ETC)
  • RICE PUDDING
  • CHOCOLATE BARS
  • ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY/
  • BLEACH
  • SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER
  • DEODORANT

Rising prices for goods and energy will continue to impact many families over the coming months.

Please consider giving generously to avoid people going hungry.

Labyrinth for the Queen’s Jubilee

We look forward to welcoming local residents and friends from wider across the Methodist Church in Cardiff and Caerphilly into the church this week to experience our labyrinth as part of the Jubilee Celebrations. #HM70 #PlatinumJubilee

  • Thursday 2 June: 14.00 to 16.00
  • Friday 3 June: 14.00 to 16.00
  • Saturday 4 June 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.00

All are welcome

A labyrinth is a guided path with places to stop and reflect. It is designed for you to go at your own pace, is interactive and fun.

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Pray for Ukraine

Thank you to everyone who came and lit a candle for Ukraine on Sautrday morning. We raised over £200 before Gift Aid to send to the DEC fund for Ukraine.

You can still give directly to the DEC Appeal – https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

Church enables registration for conducting same sex marriages

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Radyr Methodist Church decided in November 2021 to enable the church to be used for same sex marriages in line with our wish to welcome all people and value each distinct and unique child of God.

in June 2021, following prayerful consideration by the whole Church, the Methodist Conference voted to confirm provisional resolutions on the principles or qualities of good relating, understanding of cohabitation and same sex marriages conducted on Methodist premises or by Methodist office-holders.

This decision by the UK Wide Methodist Conference opened the door to individual churches being able to make the decision to register for the solemnisation (conduct) of same-sex marriages.

Read Frequently Asked Questions following the 2021 Conference votes on Marriage and Relationships on the Methodist Church website.

Read about Marriage and Relationships in the Methodist Church

Minister is a star of “The Repair Shop”

 

Our minister, Rev. Judith Holliman, appeared on the BBC’s “The Repair Shop” today (Friday 19 November 2021) asking the team to restore a beloved soft toy owl.

If you missed it you can watch again on BBC iPlayer – https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0011p6r/the-repair-shop-series-7-episode-35

Christmas Services

Coronavirus means that our capacity in church remains reduced but we are pleased to be planning for some in-person services during Advent and the Christmas Season of 2021.

Radyr Methodist Church will be holding: 

  • 12 December 10:30am Christingle Service 
  • 12 December 3:00pm Empty Chair Service – a space for those mourning a loved one this Christmas at the end of which we will turn on the tree of lights outside the church 
  • 19 December 10:30am Nativity Service in Church 
  • 19 December 3:00pm Live Nativity at Amelia Trust Farm 
  • Christmas Day – 25 December 10:30 Christmas Morning Worship for all the family

 

Download list of 2021 Christmas Services at Radyr Methodist Church (PDF)

Can you give to the Cardiff Foodbank?

Cardiff Foodbank

Members of Radyr Methodist Church are collecting donations for Cardiff Foodbank again. Please place any donations of food in the boxes which will be outside the following addresses between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 November-

  • 30 Pentwyn, Radyr CF15 8RE,
  • 20 Walnut Tree Close, Radyr CF15 8SX,
  • 13 Heol Roald Dahl, Radyr CF15 8GT.

The foodbank particularly need:

  • Milk (UHT Long Life – 1 Litre);
  • Fruit Juice (Long Life) 1 Litre
  • Sponge Puddings
  • Jars of Instant Coffee (110g-250g)
  • Microwaveable Rice
  • Confectionery (Chocolate/Sweets)
  • Savoury Snacks (Crisps, Crackers, etc…)
  • Rice Pudding
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant

Rising prices for goods and energy will impact many families over the coming months. Please consider giving generously to avoid people going hungry. Thank you.

Services for Holy Week and Easter

Radyr Methodist Church remain closed for in-person worship at the moment but that does not mean that there will not be services in the village for Holy Week and Easter.

Radyr Methodist Church will be meeting online, via Zoom, on:

  • Maundy Thursday at 18.00
  • Good Friday at 12.00
  • Easter Sunday at 10.30

Anyone is welcome to the Methodist Services, simply contact Rev. Judith Holliman for the Zoom details.

A Methodist Way of Life

A Methodist Way of Life is a way of living. It is how we try to live our lives in response to God’s love, made known to us in Jesus.

Like the early Christians (Acts 2.42-47), we seek to express what it means to follow Jesus in the regular, practical actions of worship, learning and caring, service and evangelism.

In this sense, A Methodist Way of Life is both new and old. It is new, in that Methodists first discussed such a way at the 2018 Conference, although it is based on Our Calling, agreed in 2000. That, in turn, was built on what Methodists have always done, since the days of John Wesley, in trying to follow Jesus and live out the Christian faith – just as those first followers in Acts did.

The commitments of A Methodist Way of Life remind us of, and provide a compass for, Christian living.

You can read more about A Methodist Way of Life on the Methodist Church UK website – https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/life-and-faith/a-methodist-way-of-life/what-is-a-methodist-way-of-life/ or talk to Rev. Judith about joining the Zoom sessions within the Cardiff Circuit.

Christingle in a bag

Back in December, members from the church went out and delivered 350 Christingles in a bag onto the new Plas Dŵr estate and around some of the Sidings. This enabled people to make their own Christingle and shed some light and hope this Christmas season. We were delighted to have a large number of people join us on zoom to make them up together.

It was lovely to get so much positive feedback as we went around making our deliveries.

Advent at Radyr Methodist Church

Advent for the church is a time of waiting and preparation.

Have you seen the nativity scene building in the church foyer starring our puppets? We have just placed it there to raise a smile and good spirits and lots of people have been stopping to look which is great.

The church also had an Advent Calendar window slowly unveiling itself on the windows facing the car park so again if you have not yet seen this do come and have a look before it goes.

Earlier in December, members from the church went out and delivered 350 Christingles in a bag onto the new Plas Dwr estate and around some of the Sidings. This enabled people to make their own Christingle and shed some light and hope this Christmas season. We were delighted to have a large number of people join us on zoom to make them up together.

Radyr Methodist Church collection for Cardiff Food Bank

Cardiff Foodbank

Earlier in December, Radyr Methodist Church organised a collection of food for Cardiff Food Bank with Ruth on Pentwyn and four new members from Parc Plymouth all putting tubs out for food. The response was phenomenal and we were delighted to meet up in the church car park and hand over such a vast amount of goods.

The church plans to hold regular collections so keep an eye out for when the next one is planned – perhaps you could offer to be a collecting station to gather donations from your neighbours.

Christmas over Zoom

Nativity at home

Due to the current restrictions we will be gathering over Zoom for our Christmas services.

All are welcome to any of the following services, simply contact Rev. Judith by e-mail or through our Facebook Page to get the login details.

  • Christingle, 6 December at 18.00
  • Nativity Service, 20 December at 10.30
  • Bethlehem Midnight Communion, 24 December at 21.00
  • Christmas Day Service, 25 December at 10.30

More resources on Facebook

Judith has started releasing some content to help us worship remotely onto the Radyr Methodist Church Facebook page.

Why not Follow us to keep up with what is happening whilst the church doors have to be closed for Coronavirus.

On Sunday 8th March we held our first Eco-church service involving the seven parts of Creation

Six tables were set up to show light, day and night, the earth and what it produces, wildlife and water. We had great fun and learnt in so many different ways. Then we joined together to consider the Sabbath and what it means to us. We had a fantastic time.