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Lent Talks: "Walking with Jesus"

7.00pm on Mondays February 23, March 2, 9, 16 at Wetherby Methodist Church, Bank Street

Rev Dr Sally Nelson, until recently the minister of Wetherby Baptist Church, will be giving four talks during Lent.

February 23: Big Story, little story (Mark 1:40 to 2:17) Why did Jesus heal some people and not others, and why did he keep it quiet? This story may show us more about ourselves than we ever wanted to know....

March 2: Our deepest need (Mark 6: 1-13 and 30-44) The feeding that wasn't for the 5000 and a bit more about the Big Story.

March 9: The great exchange (Disability and healing in John 5 and 9) From one pool to another: Bethesda to Siloam.

March 16: If necessary, use words (1Corinthians 1:10 -2:10) We preach Christ crucified - scandalous then and now!

These talks promise to be both challenging and inspirational, so do try to get along to as many as you can, and encourage others to do so, too.

Churches Together Prayer Group

9.15 - 10.00am on Wednesday March 4,
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.

Women's World Day of Prayer

12.30pm (lunch) Friday March 6, at Wetherby Methodist Church

The theme of this year's day, which has been prepared by Christian women in the Bahamas, is 'Jesus said to them: "Do you know what I have done to you?"'

There will be a shared lunch at 12:30pm in the hall, followed by the service at 1:30pm.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME - men included!

Please bring a contribution for the lunch.

Welfare Reform

Diane Gill from Leeds City Council will provide an outline of the impact that changes in Welfare Reform have had in the city and how Leeds City Council has been trying to help mitigate the changes, as well as advising on the introduction of Universal Credit in Leeds.

There will be stories from people affected by the reforms and we will take time to reflect together on our responses to these changes which are affecting our communities.

The event is useful for clergy, lay people, those working in Christian projects and anyone interested in the impact of welfare reform developments.

The event is free. To help with planning, please book a place by email (info@leedschurchestogether.org.uk) or telephone 07946 085575, but come along anyway.

Christian Aid Volunteers Day

10.45am - 3pm, Tuesday March 10th at the Oxford Place Centre, Central Methodist Church, Leeds

This is an opportunity for church reps, volunteers and organisers to hear some of this year's Christian Aid Week stories first-hand, meet other volunteers and supporters in the region and see the impact your support makes to the work of Christian Aid's partners.

The day will include:

  • A first-hand account of our work in Ethiopia, including stories from this year's Christian Aid Week

  • Our partner from Kenya, Rodney Kaleke talking about his work with Transmara Rural Development Programme (TRDP), a Christian Aid partner, and the impact it makes in Kenya.

  • Christian Aid Week 2015: what's coming up this May, how you can play your part

  • Campaigns: Latest news on Climate Change , Tax Dodging Bill, updates on our campaigns for 2015

To book your place, please e-mail pfurbey@christian-aid.org.

There will also be a special training day for volunteer speaker/teachers in April.

We are in urgent need for someone to organise for Christian Aid from 2016. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact your Churches Together representative.

General Election Hustings

7.30pm, Thursday March 19th at Wetherby Methodist Church, Bank Street

As the General Election approaches, this meeting will give everyone the chance to hear from the candidates standing in the Elmet & Rothwell constituency which, of course, includes Wetherby. Each candidate - Alec Shelbrooke (Conservative), Veronica King (Labour), Stewart Golton (Lib Dem) and Paul Spivey (UKIP) - will speak briefly, and then there will be time for questions from the floor. Revd Tim Laundon will chair the meeting.

Don't miss this excellent opportunity to meet the candidates and hear their views, particularly on issues which Christians feel strongly.

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