Newsletter for Sunday 2nd October 2022

Dear Friends, please find attached the newsletter for this coming Sunday which will be our shared mission area service in St Peter’s Rtuhin 10.30 am for all our churches. Attached are some posters for display of up and coming events, with information about Eco-fest and parking plan, and a Harvest supper at Efenechtyd. 
The church treasurers met last week; they are working together to try and find a way through the challenging times all our churches are facing – due to increased costs – this coming winter and for the year ahead. We are blessed in deed by the genorosity of our congregations who support the church through Direct Giving allowing us the claim tax relief on all our giving and adding to the our income. 
Please remember in your prayers the meeting of the Mission Area Conference on Thursday 6th October, as they review finances and the plans for mission in Dyffryn Clwyd. 
As we say farewell to Rev Stuart Evans at the end of November, after many years of faithful services to the town centre churches, and we move into Advent, we will need to think about Sunday worship patterns. Please hold in your prayers the clergy and shared ministry team at this time, as they continue to serve and support us during the coming months.                                         
                                      DATES for your Diary Coming up                                       
On Saturday 1st October 11.00 am till 4.00 pm – we will be holding the
Eco-fest Connecting to Creation event in Llanbedr churchyard and surrounding area LL15 1UP.
Join us as we celebrate nature and learn more about what we can do to help combat climate change.  There will be stalls from many organisations, music, children’s activities, produce swaps, Borrow Bus, Mindfulness out of doors with nature, and more. Light refreshments available in the hall – see the attached poster and map for parking information.
1st Oct Llanfair DC Church from 2.00pm.  Teddy Bear’s picnic fundraiser.  Bring your own picnic (and teddy bear).
Join us in the churchyard. Funds are shared between BBC Children in Need and the church funds. Teas and coffees available.
THIS SUNDAY 2nd October 10.30am St Peter’s Ruthin for all the congregations of our churches. 
We are coming together as a worshipping community to give thanks for the witness and service of the people of the town churches, who will be worshiping as one community from this Sunday. 
We ask that as members of the Body of Christ here in Dyffryn Clwyd, we all join together to mark this new era in the life of the mission area and pray for continued renewal and growth in all our churches. As we journey together and seek to bring the Gospel of Christ to all, please support our fellow pilgrims as they face the challenges of the future, secure in the knowledge of our prayers, support, and love.
On 6th October 7.00 pm Llanfair church the Mission Area Conference will meet. Following the Treasurers meeting last week we will have an update on finances and the review of Sunday service patterns and the mission of our churches in Dyffryn Clwyd. All are welcome to come, just to listen or contribute.
                                            Events coming up
                                         Future dates for your diary
United Services Ruthin Capel Pendref on October 23rd at 10am. I do hope that you will announce the Service to your congregation over the next 3 weeks as it would be such a wonderful testimony to the town of Ruthin to see the many denominations coming together to worship and pray.  
Meeting of Cytun Monday October 24th at 11am at English Presbyterian Church lower rooms finish approximately 12 noon, where we will plan the Service for Christian Unity 2023 which is scheduled for January 15th 2023 at Capel Tabernacl.
Caroline Bennett
Administrator – Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area