RE-OPENING DECISION - We have decided to keep the church building shut for the month of February. This was a very hard decision to make but based on the current level of COVID cases locally and our desire to ‘set an example to stay at home’ during lockdown we decided with some reluctance to remain closed for now. We will reassess the situation as a Diaconate towards the end of February and let you know as soon as we can.
BICENTENARY DECISION - We have also decided to postpone our planned public bicentenary celebrations for the coming year and will instead look to run all or as many as we can in 2022. This too was a very hard decision but it was taken on the basis that there is so much uncertainty at the moment about what the restrictions will look like in the coming year, who can or cannot attend and social distancing etc will most likely be with us throughout the year ahead. Many of our plans require months of preparation and we felt that we had to make a decision at the earliest time. I hope you are not too disappointed but as one of the deacons said on Monday; ‘better to have a proper delayed celebration than a half-hearted attempt crammed into the end of this year’. We will look to have an article in the local newspapers this year to mark our bicentenary and talk a bit about our history and as you will have seen in last week's email, we also have the signage in place on the Church buildings marking our special year so 2021 will not proceed without some public recognition.
MEMORABILIA - speaking of bicentenary celebrations, Rob has asked me to say that he has had a pretty poor uptake of photos, memorabilia and precious memories/anecdotes. Rob hopes to collate a memorabilia display (now for 2022) and produce a pamphlet about our history. This will sadly not be able to go ahead unless we all get behind him and pass on our Pisgah related bits and bob’s. PLEASE have a hunt in your cupboards and lofts ASAP and let Rob know if you have anything relevant. If it is something that you do not want to part with then Rob can arrange to scan any photos etc. thank you!
CHARITY DONATION - We have been unable to run the usual special services that we would normally hold to raise money for local charities and therefore we have decided to donate to a couple of hard pressed and vital local charities - Sandy Bears and PATCH. £500 will be sent to each of them on behalf of the Pisgah family in the coming weeks.
LENT STUDY - We will be holding a midweek Zoom Lent bible study from mid-February, if you would like to attend then please let me or Elizabeth know so you can receive a zoom link when the time comes.
Safe guarding policy
A copy of our recently updated safe guarding policy is displayed on the notice boards in the Chapel and school rooms.
All children’s volunteers and Church Deacons have received relevant and up to date DBS checks/clearance.
Our pastor David was inducted as the president of the Pembrokeshire Baptist Association in June.
The Association day was a huge success with various meetings, seminars, fellowship tea and finally an evening service where David delivered his presidential address introducing his theme for the coming year: ‘being real’
Everybody in Pisgah pitched in brilliantly as we hosted Baptists from around the county (and further afield) - thank you!
Please click here to read a quick summary of Davids 2018/19 presidential theme.
We collect food/clothing/toy/cash donations to PATCH in our PATCH box in the Church porch -
We can also arrange to collect if somebody wants (please leave a message on the contact form of this site)