What would you do if you turned up to church and the gate was barred, with a notice saying that an ‘enforced closure’ was in place?
This was the sight that greeted the Hill City congregation on a recent Sunday morning.
As cars pulled up and families gathered, people were asking questions and a sense of confusion was mounting.
“Where are the elders?”
“I heard they were arrested.”
“Where shall we go?”
“What do we do now?”
We headed down into a subway tunnel not far from the church, next to a public car park. Huddling from the wind and cold, we sang a few songs a cappella, from memory. A few people shared some Scriptures of encouragement, then with crackers and Ribena, using bottle tops as cups, we shared communion.
Apart from a cryptic text sent the day before, warning us to bring coats and bottle tops, … Read More »
Our ‘Identity’ page states that “We believe that the gospel – the life, death and resurrection of Jesus – is great news for a broken world”.
Therefore, as you can imagine we LOVE Easter at Hill City Church!
You would be welcome to come and join us this Easter as we worship the crucified and resurrected King – Jesus Christ!
Our service times are as follows:
Friday 3rd April
GOOD FRIDAY COMMUNION
11am at Cold Barn Farm, Trevethin
Sunday 5th April
EASTER MORNING RESURRECTION CELEBRATION
11am at Pontnewynydd Methodist Chapel
There are at least 30 million slaves in the world today.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry on the planet.
Trafficking, slavery and exploitation are issues in every nation on earth – including here in Wales.
What does God think about this injustice?
How should the church respond?
Can anything be done to stand against the spread of this evil industry?
Join us for an evening of challenge, insight, provocation and ultimately hope as Dai Hankey (Pastor of Hill City and leader of Red Community) shares statistics, stories and Scripture that will open our eyes, break our hearts and stir up faith for the trafficked, exploited and enslaved.
Date: Thursday 19th February
Venue: The Hope Centre, Unit 5, Pavilion Estate, Pontnewynydd, NP4 6NF.
On Sunday 8th February we have the joy of baptising several new believers from our church family.
As there is no baptistry at our current venue, the baptism service will be hosted by our friends at Noddfa Baptist Chapel (top of High Street, Abersychan).
Baptism is one of the most joyful occasions in the life of a local church as it testifies to the saving grace of God. Therefore, at Hill City we believe that every baptism service is a cause for great celebration – and you are warmly invited to join us!
The service will start at 6pm and refreshments will be served afterwards.
Each year we seek to start the year by dedicating the first full week to prayer. In 2015 our Prayer Week will run from Sunday 4th – Friday 9th January.
Why not join us in praying for God’s grace and mercy to be poured out in this valley?
Sunday Evening Prayer night with Ben and Lois Franks
7:30pm at Cold Barn Farm
Day of Fasting
Kids Prayer Party
4 o’clock at Pastor Dai’s house
Social Justice Prayer day
2-7pm at the Hope Centre
Prayer, Praise and Feast Night with Steve and Ben Hayes
7pm at Pontnewynydd Methodist Chapel
(There will be other prayer events and opportunities to intercede throughout the week).
Christmas is a wonderful time of celebration because the beautiful message about the birth of Jesus Christ – the Son of God and Saviour of the world – is too good to keep quiet about. Therefore at Hill City we are going to sing and proclaim this good news of great joy far and wide this Christmas time.
Below is a list of the various carols services and outreach events that we have lined up this year. We would love for you to come and join with us as we celebrate the hope of Christmas together.
Saturday 13th December
2:30pm at Phoenix Ward
County Hospital, Griffithstown.
Wednesday 17th December
Cold Barn Carols
6pm at Cold Barn Farm,
Woodside Road, Trevethin.
Thursday 18th December
6pm at Trelewis OAP Hall,
Bontnewydd Terrace, Trelewis.
Saturday 20th December
2:30pm at Plasygarn Nursing Home
Park Crescent, Pontypool.
Sunday 21st December
Christmas Family Fun Day
11am at Ebenezer URC Church Hall,
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On Sunday 7th September we are excited to be holding another Praise in the Park event.
Join us at 3pm at the Bandstand in Pontypool Park an afternoon of prayer, praise and gospel proclamation.
The event is free and all are welcome.
You are warmly invited to join us at on Saturday 23rd August for our first ever Knitathon.
The purpose of the Knitathon is to raise funds for our Compassion children in Burkina Faso.
There will be workshops, craft stalls, competitions and activities for people of all ages and stages, whether you are an arm-chair professionals or have never wielded a set of knitting needles before.
Wool and needles will be provided and refreshments will be available throughout the day. Why not pop in and join us and bring some mates too?
The Knitathon will be taking place at Pontnewynydd Methodist Chapel and will run from 10am – 4pm.
Admission is just £1.
On Saturday 16th August some of the Hill City men are taking part in Tough Mudder – a challenging 12 mile assault course that incorporates mud, fire, ice water and electric shocks! They are doing this to raise money for 2 different causes:
CAP Torfaen – a fantastic local ministry that helps people get out of debt.
Open Doors – serving and supporting persecuted Christians worldwide.
If you would like to support either of these causes you can do so on the following JustGiving pages: