Sorry about the sound quality on the Sunday services, we are working on it and hopefully it will be resolved next week.
Clive Jones. Hebrews 1 The Supremacy of Christ. He sat down
Exodus 4: Are you listening?
Our prayer meeting this week will take place on Wednesday instead of our usual Thursday meeting. We are joining with our cluster group of churches via Zoom, its a great opportunity to hear what God is doing in the area and to share in fellowship together. Please join with us on Wednesday if you can, it would be good to see you there.
Psalm 22. It is FINISHED GOD has done it!
Moses, God uses failures. Gen 3&4
Psalm 20 Total dependence on God
By faith Moses
Our Sunday services are LIVE on Youtube at 11am and 6pm : Youtube Bethel Baptist Church Tredegar
Psalm 19: God’s Facebook page.
I Am the good shepherd: John 10. Carl Hutchings
Unless I see the nails; John 20. Clive Jones
Easter behind the mask
Christ the ransom
Palm Sunday back at Bethel
Cluster Prayer Meeting 7pm Tue 23rd
Perhaps you have never made it to a cluster prayer meeting because they are held in the various churches across the heads of the valleys cluster group. Well this time they’re bringing the Prayer Meeting to us via Zoom in our living rooms, tomorrow evening at 7pmIts a good opportunity to know what’s going on and to pray for each others needs. Look forward to seeing you if you can make it.I have emailed the meeting code and link to your inbox. If you don’t have email please call Ron Harding
We’re finally going back to Church
Sorry that this is such a long document but these are complex issues so please bare with us
I hope you’re all keeping as well as can be expected in these difficult times. The good news is that we are very much hoping to return to physical meetings in Bethel in the near future. Please find below, dates and information about the plans to return to physical meetings. Our first meeting will be the prayer meeting on Thursday 18th of March at 7:15pm.
We last met in the chapel back in September – we give thanks to Lord for keeping us during these long winter months. We would also like to thank Ron and Ann for their tireless work in posting the services on social media and delivering Cd’s for those without internet access. Many thanks to you both. The rules for resuming meetings in the chapel will be very similar to those we adhered to back in September, albeit with some variation.
- If you are feeling at all unwell, please do not attend. People are still able to view the services on social media.
- Facemasks/visors are compulsory for all who are of secondary school age and above – except for those who have a valid medical reason not to wear them.
- Your name and contact details will be checked at the door for the purposes of track and trace.
- Hand sanitisers must be used on entering and leaving the building.
- A distance of two meters must be kept between individual households at all times. All must be seated within their own household, unless they are legally bubbling with another household – i.e a person living on their own bubbling with another household.
- We enter the main hall through one of the side doors in the lobby, and we leave through another door.
- Some windows will be kept open during the service to comply with ventilation guidance.
- Unfortunately we’re not allowed to sing at the moment, but we will listen to hymns/choruses and follow the words on screen.
- After the service, we must vacate the building as soon as possible in an orderly manner and not spend time socialising outside.
Number limitation and booking system.
All the above rules were in place when we met in September. However, to comply with best practice and what other churches are doing, we have come to the conclusion that we need to add two things. A. Numbers on the Sunday Services will be limited to 45 in each service. B. For Sunday Services, until further notice, every individual (anyone aged 11 years or older) must book their place. Turning up at the door without booking a place, if there are already 45 booked to attend the service, would mean that person would not be allowed to stay for the service and would have to leave the area.
As Elders and Deacons we understand that this is not an ideal situation, but we do have to look at the big picture. This booking system will not be for ever! Hopefully by the end of July all adults will have had their first vaccine, and therefore these regulations may be eased, if the law allowed. Also, as Christians we are called to be witnesses and to be model citizens in our society. We don’t want a finger of blame being pointed at us should there be another spike in the community.
The person to contact to book a place is Carl. You can text, phone or e-mail him, but this must be done by the Thursday before the Sunday service. Carl’s mobile number is 07900 562140, and his e-mail is email@example.com Please be kind to him if there is no space left! We’re just as frustrated as you. However, if you have tried to book and are not able to gain a place for a Sunday service, you will receive priority for the next available service.
Thursday 18 March – Prayer meeting in Bethel 7:15pm
Thursday 25 March – Prayer meeting in Bethel 7:15 pm
Sunday 28th of March 11:00 am Morning service in Bethel (Booking essential). Evening service on social media platforms.
Thursday 1st of April – Prayer Meeting and Communion.
Good Friday 2nd of April – Service in Bethel 6:00pm – (Booking essential by Wednesday 31st of March)
Easter Sunday 4th of April. Morning service 11:00 am, and Evening Service 6pm both in Bethel, (Booking essential).
At the moment we will not be able to provide Sunday School. Although children will soon be back in school, they are being kept in their distinct ‘bubbles’ and therefore it would be unwise for us to mix children from different bubbles together.
We will attempt to offer all services on either Zoom, or a recorded format on our social media platforms.
In anticipation, may I thank you for your help and compliance with the above arrangements. None of us as officers ‘want’ these regulations, however we do want to keep everybody as safe as possible and therefore we are grateful to you for your patience and understanding. Yes, we would all love to be back together and the place ‘jam-packed’ but if the above regulations allow us to meet physically, surely, this is better than our present situation. Please feel free to call me on 07853199562 if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you! On behalf of the Officers, Trystan.
The one and only
Busy before Christ returns 2 Thess
The supremacy of Christ Heb 1
Psalm 18. God is my Rock
No lazy lie-in before the Lord’s return
The Christian’s main weapon Psalm 17
Unshakeable Faith 2 Thess 2
God’s Providence. Gen 50
Zoom Meeting ID: 825 2465 2164
Gen 49. Family fortunes
HE is coming. 2 Thess
Due to technical issues this weeks sermon is AUDIO ONLY
Relationship with God
God has spoken. Heb ch1
Are you red hot with hope? 2 Thess
A Picture of Faith. Gen 47
Rev Steve Carter: I Am Not Ashamed. 2 Tim ch 1
Are You Seeing Clearly: Gen 46
Carl Hutchings: I am The Gate
Keep Your Wedding Ring On. Gen 46
Active Lifeboat Station. Matt 28
Let’s Face The Music and Covenant. Gen 46
Three Strands for a New Year 1
A New Year Boast Galatians 6
Encouragement from Hebrews
Happy Christmas Day 2020
Doris has arrived
Doris is on the move again
Happy Christmas 2020
The Christmas Number 1
Sorry Doris is out of breath, she’s even later today.
Sorry Doris arrived a bit late today. Where is she?
Who Do You Think You Are Part 2 Romans 1
The God of the impossible Luke ch1
Where is Doris off to today?
Doris is still plodding onward but where is she?
Nativity Genealogy Mat 1
Luke Ch 1
Doris continues on her long journey
Good morning everyone. Doris has set out on her journey, can you guess where she is?
Hello everyone. Due to technical issues there is only one service this Sunday led by former Pastor Steve Carter
Spiritual Warfare. Eph 6
The Must Haves: John 3v16
God’s Rescue Plan: Gen 54
Who do you think you are? 1 Cor
True Repentance Gen 43
Trystan. Habakkuk, Rejoicing in God
Trystan. Remembrance Sunday.
Joseph the Long Journey to Reconciliation.
Steve Carter: Psalm 91
SHOEBOX APPEAL UPDATE
Hi everyone not sure how many of you have decided to do a shoebox online this year but just wanted to remind you, if you do want to sort a box online but you are unable to do this yourself, I can arrange to get that sorted for you.I would like to know before the end of next week, Saturday 7th of November, if you need help to do this. You can give me a ring to arrange this and then we can sort out the payment and the age and sex of the child you would like to support.For those of you who are having a go yourselves, thank you, and hope it all goes well.God has loved us and blessed us and this is one way we can show that love to others this Christmas time.Thank you everyone. Miss you all so much and really hope you are all keeping well.Diane