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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Althought the Week continues until Thursday, the events in Wetherby have already taken place.
You may be interested to know that the Men's Breakfast raised a total of £227.27 for In2Out (see below), who spoke about their work at the event. An excellent result!
Churches Together AGM
7.30pm, Thursday January 25 at Wetherby Methodist Church
The Annual General Meeting of Churches Together in Wetherby, Linton & Collingham (to give it its full title) is open to all members of our churches. It's a good opportunity to find out what's been happening over the past year, to meet others over coffee, and to elect the officers for a further year.
Please do encourage one another to attend!
Churches Together Community Prayers
9.15am, Wednesday, February 7 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.
Lent Lectures 2018
Two excellent talks for Lent
On Monday 19th February, at St James' Church, Mrs Margaret Sentamu, wife of the Archbishop of York, will be speaking about her life and work in a talk entitled 'Palace Intrigue'.
The following week, Monday, 26th February, at Wetherby Methodist Church, Dr Mike Stockton, Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St. Gemma's Hospice will talk on 'What is a good death?', which will explore the issues which we face in death.
Both talks start at 7.30pm and will allow time for questions. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. Click on the poster to view or download it.
TWAM - Tools with a Mission
10am-4pm, Saturday, February 24 at St James' Church Rooms (aka Scout Hut)
Got any old tools you're no longer using?
Tools with a Mission (TWAM) recycle tools into trade kits which are sent to countries in the developing world for 'livelihood creation'. They send out around 300 tonnes of tools every year.
Churches Together is holding a collection of tools on 24 February. If you have any tools you no longer need, or surplus to requirements after a generous Christmas present, then your support of this appeal would be very much appreciated.
We are looking for tools suitable for builders, carpenters, electricians, and gardening tools, and also sewing machines and haberdashery.
Don't wait until the end of February, though - start delving into your sheds, lofts and garages now - thank you!
For more information, see the TWAM website.
In2Out - supporting young offenders
In2Out, a charity based on the YOI in Wetherby, 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.