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Lent Lectures 2017

7.30pm on Mondays, March 20, 27 and April 3 at Wetherby Methodist Church

This year's Lent Lectures, organised jointly by Wetherby Methodist and St James' Churches, are about exploring Christian faith in relation to important contemporary issues. The talks are:

  • 20 March: John Battle - Faith and Politics
  • 27 March: Prof. Sue Proctor - Faith and Safeguarding
  • 3 April: Dr Richard Vautrey - Faith and Medicine

All three speakers are well-qualified to inform and stimulate our thinking about how faith relates to these vital areas of public life. Do come along to listen and ask questions. Refreshments will be served.

Further details about the speakers are on the poster - click on the image above.


Churches Together Prayer Group

9.15am, Wednesday, April 5 in the Quiet Room at Wetherby Methodist Church, Bank Street

These monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month.

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.


"I, Daniel Blake": film and discussion

2.30pm, Sunday April 9 (Palm Sunday), in Wetherby Methodist Church

We have organised a showing of this award-winning and thought-provoking film by Ken Loach, which tells the story of two people caught up in the compexities of our welfare system.

After the film, refreshments will be served, followed by discussions on the issues raised. Entrance is free, but donations to Church Action on Poverty would be welcome.

Please note that this film is rated 15, meaning that it is not suitable for anyone aged 14 and under. It also contains strong language.

Although this film may - and possible should - disturb us, we must not shy away from issues it raises about fairness in our society.

 

Click on the image to download the poster


Good Friday Walk of Witness

10.45 for 11am, Outside Council Offices

This is our traditional walk of witness for Good Friday, and we hope as many people as possible will join in.

Starting at the Council Offices behind St Joseph's Church, we will begin with prayers and meditation on the events of Good Friday, then proceed to the Town Hall steps and then on to Bridgefoot, stopping at each point with more Bible readings, prayers and hymns. The event should finish at around 12 noon.

We will need stewards to ensure the safety of walkers and the general public. Please call Chris Bishop on 01937 520424 if you can help.

A simple soup and bread lunch will be available afterwards at the Methodist Church, Bank Street.


Churches Together AGM - Minutes now available

Following the recent AGM of Churches Together, the minutes of the meeting, which include the Chairman's and Treasurer's Reports, are available for your enlightenment and ongoing prayers. Please do have a look.


Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

November 23 - 30, 2017

Very Revd Derek Taylor is organising an 8-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Nov. 23 - 30th 2017. The pilgrimage will be based in Galilee and Jerusalem. Flights are from/to Manchester Airport.

For more details and a brochure, please contact Derek on 01937 918534 or email him: dervaltaylor@talktalk.net.

There will be a meeting in the Upper Room at the Methodist Church, on Saturday, March 18th at 11.00 am, for those interested in finding out further information. A DVD "Pilgrimage to the Holy Land" will be shown.


 
     

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