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Christian Aid Week is over...
...but of course the work continues!
A huge thanks to everyone who took part in fundraising over the past ten days.
Whether you delivered and collected envelopes door-to-door, helped out on the Market Stall, provided plants and cakes for the Coffee mornings, or made a personal donation: however you contributed, your efforts are very much appreciated - thank you!
The total money raised will be posted here in the next couple of weeks.
Churches Together Prayer Group
9.15am, Wednesday, June 1 in the Upper Room at Wetherby Methodist Church, Bank Street
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.
To help you to be even better informed, the cross-denominational JPIT (Joint Public Issues Team) have produced a resource called "Think, Pray, Vote". This includes a 27-page document and other materials suitable for personal or group studies on the EU Referendum choices - it's well worth reading before June 23.
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.
BAQOUN - Palestinian Christian Dance Troupe
7pm, June 23rd at Christ Church, Harrogate
This talented group from Bethlehem are visiting the UK from 16-27 June for a programme of events hosted by the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.
The events combine dance, food, movement, celebration and drama as the young people share their stories about life in Palestine today.
They are performing in several places around the area, but the Harrogate one is the closest to us. Entry is by ticket, priced at £10, which includes a light Palestinian-style supper. For tickets amd further information (including other dates and venues) visit www.baqoun.org.
The organisers of this event would welcome donation and sponsorship. If you can help, visit the web site.