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National Prayer Weekend 2018

Friday-Sunday, September 21-23

The National Prayer Weekend, which we have celebrated for several years now, aims to encourage churches and individuals to pray for their communities.

The official weekend is a week later than the Wetherby version, but that shouldn't be a problem.

Before and during the event we shall be encouraging people to give us their prayer requests via a prayer card which will be available at your church and in Margins Bookshop. Each church will then pray through the requests in an appropriate way.

Please take some cards and encourage members of your family, friends and neighbours to complete one. Do so, knowing that "God can do immeasurably more than we can even imagine..."

(Click on the image to view the poster or download it.)


10am - 4pm, Saturday, March 6 at St James Church Room (aka Scout Hut)

Once again we are participating in the Samara's Aid Clothing Appeal. We are asking good quality clothing and footwear in excellent condition for displaced people in Syria and Iraq, who are facing another bitter winter in shocking conditions.

We need:

  • All-season clothing and coats in excellent condition for babies, children, women and men
  • Shoes, boots or wellies (clean and polished)
  • New (unused) underwear
  • Cash donations towards cost of transport also very welcome.
    (It costs around £5 to send one box of clothing to Syria/Iraq)

Everything should be either new, or clean with no stains, holes, tears, repairs, missing buttons, broken zips, etc.

Please bring your clothing donations and/or your transport donations to St James Church Room on Saturday, October 6th, 10am - 4pm.

(Click on the image above to read or download the poster.)


Prisons Week Service

Arrive by 6.00pm for 6.30pm start, Thursday October 18, at HMYOI Wetherby, York Road, LS22 5ED

Everyone is welcome to come along to the annual service at the YOI as part of Prisons Week.

The guest speaker is David Lewis, who, for the past ten years has served in various evangelistic ministries, speaking in prisons, schools and churches in the UK and Europe under the banner 'Emerge Ministries'. He is uniquely qualified to speak to those in prison because, up until the time God transformed his life, he had led a life of crime and addiction and time served in jail.

He has been transformed and he has a passion to see others transformed as well!

If you plan to attend the service, please telephone the YOI Chaplaincy on 01937 544325, or email: thomas.burrell@hmps.gsi.gov.uk.

Please note photographic I.D. will be required to enter the establishment (passport/drivers licence). Electronic equipment, phones, smoking equipment etc., are not allowed into the establishment.


Items needed for Wetherby & District Foodbank

The Foodbank is running low on the following items:

  • Rice, pot noodles, meat pies, fish, tomatoes
  • Sponge puddings, custard, rice pudding
  • Fruit juice, squash, milk
  • Deodorant, shampoo
  • Kitchen rolls, toilet rolls, and nappies.

If you are able to help, please take any items to one of the drop off points:

  • Sainsburys Local (Crossley Street, Wetherby)
  • Morrisons (Horsefair, Wetherby)
  • Wetherby Town Hall
  • Wetherby One Stop Shop (Westgate car park).

Thank you very much!


Churches Together Community Prayers

9.15am, Wednesday, October 3 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.


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.


 
     

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