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Wetherby & Collingham
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Alpha in Wetherby is here!
LIFE IS WORTH EXPLORING
The Alpha Course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the meaning of life and the Christian faith. It is a relaxed, non‐threatening course where people can eat, share thoughts and explore the meaning of life over ten thought-provoking weekly sessions. It's low key, friendly and fun, and supported by all the main Christian denominations. Everyone is welcome.
There will be two Alpha in Wetherby courses to choose from during the autumn:
Thursday mornings at WBC Margins Bookshop
Monday Evenings at St James' Church Centre
If you know of any family, friends or neighbours who would be interested in joining the Alpha course please contact Val Dyson (01937 583700 / email@example.com) or
You can also download an information leaflet (or click on the image).
Churches Together Prayer Group
9.15 - 10.00am on Wednesday October 1,
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 throughout 2014.
Wetherby and District Food Bank market stall
Thursday 2 October, Wetherby Market
The aim of the stall is to increase awareness of the Food Bank and to raise funds for it.
Help is required to man the stall, so if you can spare an hour or two, please contact Sandra Ellen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The team would also be grateful for cakes, jams or chutney and books to sell on the stall, and these can be delivered to the Wednesday morning Methodist coffee shop, to Sandra, or direct to the market stall on the day.
Want to learn New Testament Greek?
Mary Bentham of Wetherby Methodist Church is planning to start a class for those interested in learning New Testament Greek. The aim is to help give a deeper understanding of the New Testament and to have some enjoyment and good fellowship.
The course will be part of Wetherby and District U3A's programme and thus group members need to be members of U3A to participate. There are no fees, but a text book will be needed, costing around £20. Currently Tuesday afternoon seems the most convenient time, but this is not set in stone.
There will be an initial, no-obligation meeting to discuss the plan on Tuesday 7 October at 3pm at 10 Croft End, Wetherby, LS22 6XA.
New Testament Greek was the language spoken and written in the first century AD and was the lingua franca of the eastern half of the Roman Empire. Modern Greek is slightly different but still has the same alphabet so might help a little on Greek holidays.
For further information Mary can be contacted on 01937 587694 or email@example.com
Not to be missed... The Osiligi Troupe of Maasai Warriors
6.30pm, Saturday, November 1st at St James Church
Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the stunning and enthralling music and culture of The Osiligi Maasai Warrior Troupe and includes the jumping for which the Maasai are famous.
The performances tell the story of their lives and is suitable for all ages - audience participation is warmly encouraged! Crafts and wares will also be available to buy.
This is their eleventh tour of the UK and their first visit to Wetherby. The tours enable members of the Troupe to raise money to improve the lives of their families and community. Situated 30 miles south of Nairobi, the Troupe's tours have helped to bring fresh water, solar lighting, a new school and a new church.
Tickets are £10 (adults), £5 (children over 12), younger children free. They are available from St James' Parish Office, Castlegate Stationers and Castlegate Toys.