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Wetherby & Collingham
'Vocation, vocation, vocation':
7.30pm on 15, 22, 29 February at Wetherby Methodist Church
A set of three talks for Lent given by church leaders telling their stories.
The talks have been organised by St James and Wetherby Methodist Churches, and everyone is welcome to come along. Refreshments will be served.
Click on the poster for more details.
In2Out - supporting young offenders
At our AGM last month, we heard about In2Out, a charity based on the YOI in Wetherby, which stands alongside young people, helping them straighten out their often chaotic lives and avoid reoffending.
Many of these youngsters have had a disadvantaged start in life: the majority have little or no contact with their fathers, and many suffer from learning and mental health issues.
In2Out, which is a community chaplaincy, helps to find suitable participants accommodation, employment and education and, if appropriate, a church. It supports the young people once they are 'outside' through a network of 30 volunteers spread across the north of England.
One important condition is that participants must acknowledge that they need to change and need help to do so. On average only 20% of In2Out's participants re-offend, which compares favourably to the national re-offending rate of 70%.
Please visit In2Out's web site for more information on how you and your church can support this hugely worthwhile and inspiring charity through prayer, volunteering and giving.
West Yorkshire Ecumenical Council News
Do read the latest edition of WYEC's Unity Post, which is now available to read online.
Speaking up for asylum seekers and refugees
Everyone is invited to a meeting at 1pm on Ash Wednesday (February 10) at New North Road Baptist Church, Huddersfield. Senior West Yorkshire church leaders will be coming together for a public act of witness and affirmation for work among refugees. More details....
WYEC has published some Sanctuary prayers for use in conjunction with the act of witness above, which you may want to use in your services or at home. Download the prayers
Churches Together Prayer Group
9.15 - 10.00am on Wednesday March 2,
This is a great opportunity to meet with other Christians from around the town to pray for our community, and to enjoy a coffee and fellowship afterwards in the coffee lounge.
These monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month.
Women's World Day of Prayer
6.30pm Friday, March 4 at Wetherby Methodist Church
This year the Salvation Army are coordinating this event, using material from Christians in Cuba entitled 'Receive children, receive me'.
Church representatives have received information about the event, so chase them if you want to know more.
The event is open to all - including men - and will be followed by refreshments.
"Crosslight" - Riding Lights Theatre Company
7.30pm, Maundy Thursday, March 24 at St James' Church
An advance notice that Riding Lights Theatre Company will be coming to Wetherby once again. Their previous performances have been very powerful and thought-provoking, so keep this date free.
More details will follow shortly. In the meantime, this will give you a taster of what to expect.