Who Are We...?

No, that is not the cue for you to chant a Liberty favourite (although many who attend SCC regularly do!).

Church is not a building, it is the people. That is a phrase that often gets repeated on church websites...but who are the people? What are they interested in? What do they look like? What do they do when they are not in church?

The following are brief descriptions of some who attend SCC. Over coming months more will be added, so that when you attend  you may feel as if you already know some of the people there.

 My name is Monty. I am a former teacher, Night Shelter coordinator and currently church minister. Am married and

have 2 grown up daughters. I enjoy reading, listening to music (especially blues!) and love to watch the Swans

(which often gives me the blues!!).

Although I have been a disciple of Jesus for many years, I still have much to learn how He wants me to live. One big

problem is, I have strong opinions about the way I want to live my life, and they are not always the same as His

ideas. He is very patient with me.

One of our regulars, Richard, enjoys writing poems. Here are a couple of his recent ones:

Mary’s Love 
My son, my son, how she sobbed
The Prince of Life
From her had been robbed
A mother’s pain
For the whole world
The Shepherd fallen
The scattered herd
Mary’s love to touch her boy
Through pain of birth
The world’s joy
The love of a woman
Who bore us the King
Who stretched out his hands
So paradise could sing
Mary’s love Spirit blessed
His work was done
Now He may rest
Mary is frightened
The tomb is empty!
The gardener stands by
Come, walk
In the land of plenty.

LIVING ON THE STREET
 

Living on the street can be fun
There’s plenty of us and we have a good

crack

The world is our oyster and the town the

canvas

We often paint it red

Living on the street can be tough
With giros stopped and addictions kicking

in

Sometimes we’re cold in wind and rain
But we knuckle down and never complain

Living on the street can get you down
We often shed the tears of a clown
No place to wash no food to eat
So we lie and steal and dodge and cheat

Living on the street is just no joke
Not even the money for a plain old smoke
We lost Dai last night and Jack is sick
This futile feeling gets on your wick

Living on the street has one ray of hope
A place called Zacs where Sean is our

Pope

Never judging or staring
Always giving and sharing
If Jesus is real
I think he’d live here

My name is Karen. Born in Swansea. I am a Swansea Jack. You can tell by my accent!
I love in Tycoch now, but I’ve lived in Cwmafan and Morriston.
I’m married to Martin.
I am very fortunate to be retired, and I’m so grateful.i worked for 42 years in DVLA. I have a bad back, so it was time to finish.Made lovely friends, and worked with loads of great people.
I used to attend Woodland‘s Fellowship, In the grounds of Cefn Coed, until  Woodland’s merged with Sketty Baptist, and became Sketty Community Church, about 3 years ago.

Hi, I'm Martin. I'm originally from Cwmafan, near Port Talbot. I grew up going to chapel and I have always been a believer in God. When I was 18 I went to Polytechnic in Coventry to study Business Studies. I have been a financial adviser now for over 40 years and for the last 25 years I have worked for a small family insurance broker in Neath. I didn't go to church for several years, but after my wife Karen started going to a new church called Greenfields in Morriston Swansea, I started to go with her. I have been a Christian now for over 26 years and I was baptised in 1994. In 1998, both Karen and I started going to Woodlands Christian Fellowship and we remained there until the church merged with Sketty Baptist Church to form Sketty Community Church in 2017. I am a very enthusiastic fan of the Swans and have been supporting them since 1971. I love reading and photography and my other passion is music, especially progressive rock,  classic rock and blues.

Hello, my name is Gwynneth. I was born in Cardiff but spent much of my early years in Kent where I came to faith & was baptised in Bromley Baptist church in 1957.

My family moved to Swansea in 1960.  I trained as a nurse in Swansea General Hospital & in 1964 married Terry who I had nursed! We had a busy life running several retail outlets including Thayer’s ice-cream both in the Uplands & Swansea market. We have a son & daughter who are both married with children living in Surrey & Wiltshire respectively.

When I was widowed in 1993 I started attending Sketty Baptist church, now called Sketty community church & have been a member since 1995. I later became a deacon & have been treasurer for the last 13 years. The merger of two churches has been a real blessing.

  I volunteer with the Forget-me-not club held in the church hall on a Friday afternoon for people with dementia & their carers. It is a time of fun, laughter, cake & games! Sadly it is suspended at the moment during the Covid crisis & we all long for it to restart.