Entries by Geoff

Tim at the helm

The Baptist Union of Wales Annual Meeting (English speaking wing) will be held on Monday, 10th July 2023 at Moriah Baptist Church, Tredegar Street, Risca, NP11 6BU . The theme will be ‘Investing for Tomorrow’ and the Revd.Tim Moody, of Moriah,will be inducted as the new President. Tim is currently President of the Gwent Baptist Association. […]

Bible lessons for schoolchildren

After nearly four years of waiting due to the Coronavirus pandemic and other delays, Baptist churches at Abertillery, with Churches Together, returned to the local junior schools with The Bible Exhibition by ‘Open Air Mission.’ This year’s exhibition was telling the story of the Book of Acts beginning with the Easter story and taking the […]

10 Days of Prayer

Over the last three years we at the Gwent Baptist Association have had a focus upon praying together and seeking the Lord for his blessing and favour in various ways, writes the Revd. Jonathan Forman of Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church, Abertillery. The first year was the year of prayer that the Baptist Union of Wales […]

Counting the costs and benefits

The fee which churches are being asked to pay for the Baptist Union of Wales Consolidated Budget 2023 is £18.50 per member, an increase of 50p or 2.8 per cent on last year’s figure. This charge inevitably leads to a number of questions about how the union spends the money. BUW General Secretary Judith Morris […]

Join the fight against poverty

Give… Act…Pray! That was the best way for people to get involved with and support organisations like Tearfund as they battled to fight poverty and injustice in communities across the world. Dr Cynan Llwyd, Tearfund Cymru Team Lead, threw down this challenge when he spoke to representatives of Baptist churches from across Gwent. “We must […]

Back in Contact!

After a long spell of absence, it’s great to be able to say our newsletter, Contact is up and running again. Production difficulties and then the Covid-19 pandemic knocked the feet from under us but now we are rearing to go again with a bright new look. Contact, first published in March/April 2014, is designed […]

Prayer Plan

The Revds John Forman and Tim Moody have developed another 24-hour prayer plan followed by a 24-day programme for September onwards, along the same lines as previous initiatives. to share with the churches. They have also liaised with ICE Wales to encourage prayers for schools. A schools’ prayer time, organised in conjunction with ICE Wales, […]

Ron still preaching the Good News

South Wales-based evangelist Ron Spillards has been on a mission for more than 60 years to reach the lost with the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now 85-year- old Ron has captured his story and reflections in his autobiography “How Long?…. Until!” Ron, who lives at Blackwood and is a member at Mount […]

Let’s gossip the Gospel!

Wales can celebrate a long tradition of having effective public preachers or proclaimers of the Gospel but we have not been so comfortable at bearing witness to the love of Christ on a one-to-one basis.  That was one of the key messages of guest speaker Lindsay Brown, head of Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities […]

Seize this prayer opportunity!

The Gwent Baptist Association is progressing its two- year prayer programme as we seek God together to work amongst us and establish His Kingdom in our communities. The next opportunity to seek God in prayer together is starting on the 10th January and running through to the 2nd of February. The Association will also be […]