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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service
7:30pm Thursday, January 21, via Zoom
As has been our custom over the past couple of years, we are combining our service marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with the (brief) AGM of Churches Together in Wetherby, Linton & Collingham.
Everyone is welcome to join in the service and AGM, which will be available via this Zoom link.
The AGM will include the election of officers and a report on 2020's activities. This is your opportunity to find out what Churches Together is about, and to share in worship and prayer with other Christians in our community - and all from the comfort of your own home!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Prayer for the Nation
6:00pm Monday to Friday evenings via Zoom
Following on from the Archbishops' Call to Prayer in November, Revd Janet Cox is hosting 10 minute prayer time on Zoom. every weekday evening at 6:00pm. Anyone who would like to join in is warmly welcome.
Please join the Meeting via this link just before 6:00pm.
Tempo FM 'Thought for the Day'
Thursday afternoons at about 2.15pm on 107.4FM
A valiant band of contributors from the churches in our district provide a weekly Christian message for listeners to Tempo FM, Wetherby's very own local radio station. They are currently broadcast at about 2.15pm. Do listen out for them if you get the chance - or just listen to Tempo anyway.
If you fail to catch them live, then you can find some recent recordings here.
Advanced notice: World Day of Prayer
Friday, March 5
Time to make an entry in your diary for this popular event. The event will focus on the country of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 islands in the South Pacific. Full details will appear here in due course.
Christmas Gift Bags for YOI lads
Christmas can be a miserable time for inmates in our prisons, and particularly so for young people.
For a number of years, the Chaplains at the YOI Wetherby, in partnership with In2Out, have put together Christmas Bags for the lads, to encourage them and let them know that they are not forgotten.
Churches Together and local charities contributed towards the cost of the bags, which included Sorted, (a Christian magazine), Men's Health Magazine, a Christmas comic, a selection of chocolate and sweets, a pair of trainer socks, shower gel, felt tips, colouring sheets and a A5 pad (see photo).
The bags were well-received by the lads. Here are some of their comments:
Better Wetherby December Newsletter
The lastest news from the Better Wetherby group is available to read and/or download. It contains news of BW's participation with Racecourse Approach/Swinnow Park developers Taylor Wimpey in Design Workshops looking at various aspects of the development and how they can be improved.
BW are also looking for a new Secretary and Treasurer - anyone interested?
Click on the image to the right to read or download the newsletter.
Community Care Volunteers
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response in the Wetherby Ward
One of the encouraging things about the current Covid-19 pandemic is that many people are volunteering their services to help those who are in need.
It is important that this co-ordinated wisely, both to protect those in need and those that volunteer. Our three ward councillors (Cllrs. Alan Lamb, Norma Harrington and Linda Richards) have drawn attention to the dedicated volunteer network that has been established by Leeds City Council.
Please note that volunteers should be healthy and low risk.
There are two tiers of volunteers:
Volunteers who have a current DBS and would be willing to volunteer to carry out non-personal care tasks to assist people with care and support needs. Such tasks might include: shopping, collecting prescriptions, preparing a meal, assistance with laundry, just checking/reassurance by visit or phone call, sitting with someone for a while. This list is not exhaustive. We would support volunteers with training where appropriate and they would be issued with an identification badge.
People looking out for their neighbours who may be in some way or another vulnerable but not in receipt of formal care whether self-funded or state supported. This might be about supporting people who choose to self-isolate. It will also include the deployment of volunteer community leaders to support community cohesion related activities.
If you would like to volunteer, please sign up at www.doinggoodleeds.org.uk.