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Religion & Violence
7.30pm, Wednesday, November 22, at St James' Church
The relationship between religion and violence has entered public consciousness in recent years, following the rise of extremist movements within several religious groups.
In this Pre-Advent talk, Bishop Nick Baines will be addressing some of the main issues raised by this development.
Everyone will be welcomed at this event.
Stop Modern Slavery
7pm, Thursday, November 23, at Wetherby Methodist Church
Modern slavery isn't something we like to think about, even though it may be happening in our community.
The Salvation Army is holding an information evening about the problem, what can be done to help the victims of this often horrific crime, and how you can get involved. Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to know more, please click on the image (right), contact Lt. Yvonne West on 07703 046254, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Gift Appeal
Now until December 15
Wetherby Baptist Church, in partnership with Wetherby Salvation Army Community Church, are once again organising an appeal for gifts for children and young people who might otherwise have very little to celebrate this Christmas.
Full details are available on the Christmas Gift Appeal pages.
Christmas Day Dinner
12noon to 3.30pm, Christmas Day at Wetherby Methodist Church Hall
Churches Together will be serving a traditional Christmas Dinner, particularly for those who might otherwise be spending Christmas alone.
There'll be a warm welcome, friendly faces, a lovely turkey meal with all the trimmings, plus quizzes and carols. The cost is £5. Transport can be provided if required.
If you would like a ticket, or know someone who might, or just need more information, contact John (01937 584657) or Lesley (01937 587265).
Churches Together Community Prayers
9.15am, Wednesday, December 6 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.
7.30pm, Wednesday, December 20, outside the Town Hall
Organised by Wetherby Business Association, this annual event is always a good occasion.
Featuring the Wetherby Silver Band, mulled wine and mince pies, it would be good if as many as possible came along to help swell the joy - and volume! - of the carol singing.
Carols in Horsefair
10.30am, Saturday December 23, in the Horsefair Centre
Christmas Eve comes a day early this year!
Traditionally, Churches Together have organised a programme of carols and readings to remind shoppers of the 'reason for the season' on Christmas Eve, but that falls on a Sunday this year, which poses difficulties. Hence the time-shift.
We do hope plenty of people will turn up to sing heartily and retell the Christmas Story - it's a great witness to the love of God in sending His Son to earth for our salvation. Do make a date to join us.
We usually give away biscuits, mince pies and chocolate coins to passers-by, so if you can contribute any suitable comestibles, that would be great, too.