6th Gareth Edwards leading and preaching @ AP, morning and evening. | Rhodri @ Penuel Baptist Church, Roch, Pembrokeshire.
11th Bible Club, 6-7pm @ The Manse.
13th Communion (one week later than scheduled).
17th Women’s Evening, 8pm @ The Manse.
19th Men’s Breakfast, 8:30am @ AP. | Saturday Morning Outreach, meet at 11am, outside The Christian Bookshop.
26th Alfred Place Baptist Church 150th Anniversary Celebration, 2pm @ AP.
[Note: the book-table continues to go out every Saturday (weather-permitting), members, speak to Eric if you are interested in joining the work.]
- Whole-Church Prayer-Meeting dates: 1st, 15th & 29th | Small-Group Prayer-Meeting dates: 8th & 22nd.
- Speak to Rhodri, Ian, or Eric if you are interested in joining one of the three small-groups.
- The weekly Women’s Fellowship continues to meet on Wednesday mornings, in AP basement at 10:30am.
- The monthly Bible-Reading-Groups Bible-book is Ecclesiastes this month. All church-members are encouraged to read it and consider Christ as you do, those attending the groups (Bible Club / Men’s Breakfast / Women’s Evening) keep a note of observations and questions to share with your group. Good questions to ask (these are questions the Bible asks about itself):
- What did you learn about the Lord Jesus?
- What did you learn about yourself?
- How were you corrected and rebuked?
- How do you feel you need to change?
- What did you learn from scripture that will help you endure (keep going) and be encouraged?
- What did you learn that will teach you to do works of service to build up the brothers and sisters in AP?
- What have you learned that helps you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind?
- What has helped you love your neighbour as yourself?
- Rhodri is away from October 31st to November the 4th, for half-term break.
- Pray for the students who are in Bryn-Y-Groes, Bala, for their weekend away from November the 4th – 6th.
- Pray for Rhodri at the Minister’s Consultation, a small 24-hour conference organised by Associating Evangelical Churches in Wales (AECW), on November 14th and 15th, in Dinas Powys.
Any book-orders or enquiries related to the bookshop should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Bookshop Facebook Page for all the latest information, including opening hours (note: a Facebook account is not required to access that page.)
The bookshop will be open on Saturday 26th November 10am-1.30pm.
We will be having a special anniversary offer. For one day only (26th Nov) all non-Christmas stock will be selling at 20% off the RRP.
A MAN OF MANY NAMES: Oluadah Equiano (Trail Blazers) – Emily J. Maurits (Christian Focus, 2022)
We’re perhaps more used to hearing the stories of great British Christians who brought down the slave-trade, men like William Wilberforce, and Thomas Clarkson. However, there may be stories we are less familiar with, the stories of some of the slaves themselves. And none is more thrilling than the story of Equiano, who became a Christian, and later a freedman, and went on to join the abolitionist movement. He wrote his story down, and the Lord used that book as a catalyst for the collapse of the evil slave-trade.
These biographies are aimed at children, but I find that they are very accessible for adults too, as good introductions to great Christian heroes. Those of you who have influence over children (which is all of us to some extent or another) should know that they will be learning about abolitionism in school, and yet, may not be told of its Christian-roots. This book would be a good place to begin seeing that link.