Forming of the Womens Guild

The following clipping has been taken from the Bethany Broadsheet taken 4 January 1990.

It gives a brief insight into the start of ministries within the Church at that time with the reliance on prayer and trust in the provision of God. It outlines the start of Bethany Womens Guild, Pwllgwuan, and really shows the positive impact these ladies had made to sustaining, and also the future growth of the Church

The ladies of the Church play such an important part of the Church today as it did throughout Church history.

The Women’s Guild

By Mrs Queenie Hunt

The constitution of the Guild was formed on May 8th 1922 and was called Bethany Baptist Women’s Guild, Pwllgwaun. The object of the Guild was to establish a meeting for women, and the work was to involve the visiting of homes of people and spread the Kingdom of God in the district and to establish a cradle noll in connection with our Church. All resolutions passed by the Church were entered into the minute book, and all offices of the guild had to be held by Church members.

The first president of the guild was wife of the minister of that day, Mrs Tamsil, 1922. It was decided to form a sewing class and with a loan from the Church of £2.00 a sewing machine was baught and all garments that were made were sold and the proceeds were given to the Church, to help relieve the Church debt. This was carried out faithfully by the host Ministers wife which was Rev Griffith Owen and she took over as President and felt that that the guild should trust in the Lord more than buying and selling garments, and in a wonderful way God answered prayer and the Guild increased its membership to over 100. Soon this increased membership helped in a grand way to help relieve the debt of the Church, and soon after the Women’s Guild prospered greatly.

The guild was strictly devotional right down the years and as we come up to the present day the sisterhood is still in progress in spite of diminishing numbers. We have a membership of of 20 or more faithful sisters having lost some dear ones of late years. But the Church of God still goes on. We have a blessed time and only the Word of God is preached each Tuesday night and much blessings have been received. We are not dispising this day of small things. True the past was good as one can look back, but the future can be even better for we serve the same God.

So we thank God for his faithfulness to us and pray that He will continue to bless all our efforts put forth for His Glory.

Thoughts

It really is amazing how the Lord align things, even when we do not expect to gain anything. If we remain receptive to His word, He can encourage us even through the most difficult times.

There are a number of old articles that we are looking to place on our site as part of the Church history section, and certainly no order placed on any of the topics. But as I was typing this even though my thought were just as a resource. The last section of the text really focused me for today, and all the things that are going on around

We are not dispising this day of small things. True the past was good as one can look back, but the future can be even better for we serve the same God. 
So we thank God for his faithfulness to us and pray that He will continue to bless all our efforts put forth for His Glory.

We are in quite a strange time, and i think that society is really ‘dispising’ even the perception of small things. Yes things are changing and the situation is very challenging for us. We have to go large, make sure our cupboards are full. Does not matter if our recycling increases, thats good, more fertiliser.

Fear is gripping the nation, and it is very easy to get entangled within what is being created. It is understandable, and change is inevitable and the effect of this has a lesser or greater impact to every one. The Gods Word tells us we will see change, that is something that we can certainly be sure of, how we try to deal with that also has an impact on many others.

As Christians we should endeavour not to overpowered by the fears of the world, but as the ladies in their day ‘trust in the Lord more than buying and selling’.

Let us try to look as Mrs Queenie Hunt finished here column

In a few weeks or months we can look back, and be thankful that the Lord has brought us through this short spell of ‘small things’, but for the moment if we can look forward to a better future. No matter what the changes are, ‘we serve the same God’

We pray that you will get the encouragement and comfort you need at this time.

Bethany Pwllgwaun

Numbers 6:24-26
24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.