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Wetherby Civic Service
3pm, Sunday, April 29 at Wetherby Methodist Church, Bank Street
Join our Mayor, Norma Harrington, and Mr Tom Harrington, for this celebration of the uniformed services and organisations which contribute so much to Wetherby’s community life. Everyone is welcome.
This is a great opportunity to find out more about what goes on around the town, and to give thanks to God for it.
Light refreshments will be served after the service.
Churches Together Community Prayers
9.15am, Wednesday, May 2 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, although that's not obligatory, of course.
Christian Aid Week 2018
May 13 - 19, in streets and churches near you!
Poverty is an outrage against humanity and the dignity of human beings. Although some advances have been made, there are still millions of people living in poverty and many more under threat from environmental changes.
Christian Aid's work in championing the cause of the poor, by direct aid and by campaigning against inequalities, is still as relevant as it was when the organisation was founded over 70 years ago. Together we have the power to transform lives.
Christian Aid Week is a vital component for raising funds to support and grow the work. One aspect of recent work has been to help people in Haiti, like Vilia, to build new houses that are resistant to natural disasters. As a result, when Hurrican Matthew hit Haiti, Vilia was able to shelter more than 50 of her neighbours for three days; you can read the story here.
This year in Wetherby we have four components to our campaign:
House to house Collection
A familiar feature of Christian Aid Week, this is our most effective initiative. Although we recognise that delivering and collecting envelopes does require a good degree of commitment, it is vital if we are to make a significant difference to the lives of those who benefit from Christian Aid's work. We are very grateful to those who faithfully undertake this role and we hope that you will be able to continue in 2018.
We are also very keen to recruit some new collectors.
If you would like to know more, please contact your church's Christian Aid Week representative.
- they will all be delighted to hear from you!
Coffee Morning, Saturday, May 12
9.30am at Wetherby Methodist Church
This is an extension of the usual Saturday Coffee morning - do go along and support it.
Coffee Morning, Saturday, May 19
9.30am at St James Church Church Centre
Another chance to meet with friends for a natter and to support Christian Aid through the purchase of plants, books and - of course - tea and coffee.
Can collection Thursday, May 17
9.00am - 5pm in Morrisons
We haven't done this for a couple of years, so please do your best to support it by giving an hour or two of your time to hold a collecting tin at the ready for those customers who would like to donate. We need a minimum of two people for each time slot.
If you don't feel able to do the house to house collection, this is a good way to support Christian Aid.
A rota is being organised to cover the whole day, and you can see which slots have already been allocated by visiting our Can Collection page. Once you've had a look at that, please contact your church representative (see above) or Chris Bishop to 'book' your preferred time slot.