We were pleased to welcome Adrian Brake from Carmarthen Evangelical Church to our annual Welsh Night on Thursday 7th March. He spoke to us about the life of John Pugh (1846-1907), a courageous minister who was involved in planting many churches in industrial South Wales, many of which still have large congregations today.
In 1872, he held a meeting under the Town Clock in Tredegar. He began his sermon with the words, “Boys, they tell me that you are an awful set here, and that you were in the habit of throwing rotten eggs and mud at a dear old minister who used to stand up here and tell you of Jesus and his love. I am not afraid of anyone in this crowd…” After nine years in Tredegar, his church congregation had grown from 16 to more than 400 members.
An audio recording of this talk is available to listen to or download here:
Our annual “Welsh Night” will be held on Thursday, 7th March at 7:30pm. Adrian Brake will give a talk on “Preaching Christ in the Marketplace: John Pugh and the Story of the Forward Movement”.
John Pugh had been a pastor in our nearby town of Tredegar for nine years before erecting a tent in Cardiff as a means of establishing a new Calvinistic Methodist church. This marked the beginning of the Forward Movement in Wales.
Hebron’s Welsh Night is an annual service on or around St. David’s Day, presenting a different topic from Welsh church history. The service is conducted in English. Afterwards there will be refreshments and traditional Welsh treats: pikelets, Welsh cakes and bara brith. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.
The next Youth Link event is scheduled for Saturday 16th February at 7:30pm at Blaina Evangelical Church. Youth Link is for 11-18 year olds. There will be a short talk by Alan Petersen, followed by food and games.
For directions to Blaina Evangelical Church, visit the following page:
The fifth issue of our newsletter Hebron News will be distributed around Dowlais before Christmas along with our 2019 calendar featuring scenes from around Merthyr. If you do not live in Dowlais or would like additional free copies of the calendar to give to family and friends, please visit or contact us (while supplies last).
You are welcome to join us for our Christmas and New Year services.
Do you enjoy Christmas? It’s a time for family and giving. It’s a time for promoting peace in world. But have you considered its Christian origins? As we put up our Christmas lights, we’re reminded of the light that God sent into the world. As we exchange gifts, we’re reminded of God’s gift to the world, when Jesus was born into the human race. To receive Him is to receive the greatest gift of all. Join us and find out more.
Thursday 20th December Community Carol Service 6pm
The latest issue of our new newsletter Hebron News will be distributed around Dowlais in the run up to Easter. It contains an Easter message and details of our Holiday Club, Easter services and new service times. Download a copy below.
From April 1st, 2018, Hebron service times are changing:
Sunday 10:00am: Sunday Club (starts 15th April) Sunday Club is a free club open to all children aged between 4 and 11 years old (approximately…we don’t mind if you’re 12 and you want to come!). We learn from the Bible, sing songs, play games and do lots of other activities that help us learn. We start at 10am and finish at 10.45am.
All leaders are DBS checked and have many years experience working with children.
Sunday 11:00am & 6:00pm: Worship services Our services last about 75 minutes. We sing from New Christian Hymns which contains a mix of Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs old and new. Communion is held at the end of the service on the first Sunday of every month, alternating between morning and evening from month to month.
Monday and Wednesday 9:30am: Toddlers During school terms. We enjoy a free time of open play and chatting until 11:00am. Children are encouraged to gather on or around the carpet for a time of singing and the giving of a very short Bible story. Exchanges of news, birthday celebration, birth announcements and welcoming of new families to the group take place too. All leaders have been DBS checked and have many years experience working with children.
Tuesday 7:30pm: Prayer MeetingThursday 10:30am: Coffee Morning (first Thursday of every month starting 3rd May) Join us for a chat from 10.30 to 11.30am. It’s free!
Friday 7:30pm: Friday Nighters Friday Nighters are 11-16 year olds who meet every Friday during school terms from 7.30pm until 9pm. There are games, activities and a short talk from the Bible. It’s free and all are welcome.
Saturday 7:30pm: Prayer MeetingEnglish Conversation Lessons Do you know anyone needing help with their English language skills? English Conversation Lessons are available at Hebron. To register your interest and for more information please contact us.
The third issue of our newsletter Hebron News will be distributed around Dowlais before Christmas along with our 2018 calendar featuring scenes from around Merthyr. If you do not live in Dowlais or would like additional free copies of the calendar to give to family and friends, please visit or contact us (while supplies last). You are welcome to join us for our Christmas and New Year services.
Download a copy of Hebron News in English or Polish below.
The second issue of our newsletter Hebron News will be distributed around Dowlais after the summer holidays. It contains details of upcoming events including Seeking to See, a series of meetings about the big questions of life, and a talk on the significance of Martin Luther today in this 500th anniversary year of his nailing his 95 theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg.
The newsletter is also available in Polish. Download a copy below.
The first issue of our new newsletter Hebron News will be distributed around Dowlais in the run up to Easter. It contains an Easter message and details of our Holiday Club and Easter services. Download a copy below.