Welcome back to Salem!

On the 16th May 2021 we will be returning to in-person worship. Hallelujah! It will be lovely to see you all again – and new people will be so very welcome. Here is our new pattern of services:

9.30 am every Sunday: Welsh language service / Oedfa Gymraeg

11 am every Sunday: traditional English language service

Twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, beginning 16th May 2021: Sunday Celebration at 4 pm.

What is a sunday celebration?!

This is a new venture, which we hope will make it easier for children, young people and families to worship together. It will also be especially suitable for newcomers, or those who prefer a more relaxed service. We will start at 4 pm with some worship music together and a reading from the Bible. Then, after 10 minutes or so, we will split up into groups:

Primary age children will enjoy Sunday School fun and games in the Chapel or the garden (children too young to attend school must be accompanied by a responsible adult, please)

Secondary school age young people will go to the minister’s home for Beibl a Bwyd youth group

Parents of Sunday School children, as well as all other adults who are interested, will be invited to join a welcoming and relaxed group (we call these Life Groups) in the vestry/church hall.

Why not give it a go? You will be so welcome!

Beibl a Bwyd

We are looking forward to our new look Beibl a Bwyd which will be part of our Sunday Celebration. This will be in Salem at 4 pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, and after some joint worship time, Beibl a Bwyd will go off to Rosa and Francis’ house/garden for food, faith and fun! Please remember to bring a mask as this has to be worn at all times indoors under current Government guidelines for running youth groups. Food will be available in the garden only, for the same reason.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you all – but we need a signed permission slip! Please download it here https://1drv.ms/b/s!AnsOyg_eF7KRgYI9QVhC5efMtJBoxw?e=UdYXtg , print it out, fill it in and send it with your young person to Salem at 4 pm on Sunday 16th May.

Parents/carers/grandparents: during Beibl a Bwyd, there will be a Life Group running at Salem where adults can discuss things that matter in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You would be very welcome to stay for that!

Service Times and Locations

Hi everyone,

Due to the increase in Covid cases in Wales, we have decided to change the way that we meet to do church. From the 20th December onwards (until further notice) all services will either be on Zoom, or outside in the garden. The new times are:

9.30 yb Oedfa Gymraeg

10.30 am English language service

You can watch a short message about this here, including some important Covid-safe details:

Salem re-opens for Worship!

We really look forward to welcoming you back for worship (or indeed, for the first time!) at one of the following times:

Sunday 9.30 am Oedfa Gymraeg

Sunday 4 pm traditional English langauge service

Wednesday 6 pm informal all age service

Please let us know which service you would like to attend.

It would be very helpful if you could watch this video to help you prepare. You will get a HUGE welcome!

Easter services

If you would like to join us this Easter, here’s what’s going on on Salem’s YouTube channel: Salem Tonteg on YouTube
Maundy Thursday 9th April at 5 pm: Communion services in Welsh and English
Also: Francis retells the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, especially for children.
Good Friday 10th April: 9.30 am Healing Service – especially for those who have lost loved ones, or are in need of healing and comfort at the present time.
10th April at 11 am: Good Friday Service
Also: Francis retells the story of Good Friday for children
Easter Sunday at 11 am: Easter services in both English and Welsh, as well as a service specially for children with a story and craft activities.
All welcome – croeso mawr i bawb!

Coronavirus update

Dear friends,

During the next few weeks we will be screening all our services here Salem Tonteg on Youtube

Shalom and Food Bank will still run as usual on Saturdays from 11 till 1 pm but all other events are cancelled. Please let us know if you or anyone else you know in the community needs help.

If you would like to read more about what we are doing, please read the letter to all members and friends of Salem here Coronavirus Update

With love, blessings and prayers,