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Mini Praise for younger children
3:00pm Saturday, March 18 at Wetherby Methodist Church
If you've got children aged 0-7 years (up to Year 2), why not come along to Wetherby Methodist Church and join in with Mini Praise?
Each session will include singing, musical instruments, stories, prayer and craft activities, and finishing up with a picnic tea.
The sessions will take place every couple of months; (the dates are shown on the poster - just click on the image to view or download it). For more details, please email Helen Crowther.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Churches Together Community Prayers
9:00am on the first Wednesday of every month, in Margins Bookshop, Church Street
Meeting in Margins Bookshop, everyone is invited to join us in prayer for about half an hour to lift up to the Lord our community and its people, churches, businesses, activities. And no doubt we shall be praying for other things that are on our hearts, too.
Do come along if you can... everyone is welcome.
Support the Food Bank's AdLent campaign
Wetherby & District Foodbank has devised an 'AdLent' calendar outlining the items they would like donated during Lent.
The six weeks of Lent are each have a different theme: drinks, tinned fruit & veg, long-life puddings, tinned protein, instant foods, and non-food items.
There's an News article on the website that explains it all here.
Please help if you can. Click on the image for the calendar.
Would You be an Angel?
Over 170 church volunteers are Festival Angels enjoying serving young people and staff at the Leeds Festival at Bramham Park each August Bank Holiday.
Providing hot drinks and a welcome space, reuniting folk with lost property and generally being around as a helping and caring hand are just some of the ways in which Festival Angels serve the festival.
Our volunteers are aged from 18 to over 80, and are both very useful and particularly popular with the festival goers.
If you would like to know more—and possibly volunteer to join the Festival Angel team this year—watch our snapshot video and/or visit the website.
Conversations with Better Wetherby
Wednesday April 12, 6:30pm for 7:00pm, Bridge Hotel, Walshford
This meeting has been organised to outline BW's progress in protecting Wetherby and the nearby villages of Kirk Deighton, Collingham and Linton from harmful development. More importantly it will give an opportunity to discuss your hopes and concerns for our district.
The meeting is open to members of all affiliated/associate groups of Better Wetherby, (including CTiW) and others. However, places are limited by the venue to 50; and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to attend please email BW's Chairman, Roger Owen as soon as possible.
For more information, click on the image left and/or read read the latest edition of Better Wetherby News.
Let's make Wetherby a Toilet Twinned Town!
It is a shocking and sobering fact that two billion people in some of the poorest countries of the world do not have somewhere safe to go to the toilet. As a result, people become sick through sanitation-related diseases which means they cannot work or farm their land. Moreover, according to the UN, almost 1000 children die every day from preventable diseases linked to dirty water and poor sanitation. This is an appalling and totally unacceptable situation.
But you can do something about it...
For just £60 you can twin your loo with one is a poorer country—and even get a stylish certificate to put up in the smallest room. More details are given in this sheet or you can visit the Toilet Twinning website; (Toilet Twinning is part of Tearfund). Do please consider doing this if you haven't already twinned your porcelain.
As well as individual private toilets, we'd also really like to make Wetherby a Toilet Twinned Town, by twinning loos in places like schools, churches, pubs and restaurants.
Could you help? Just encourage the managers or owners of your favourite places to twin their facilities, and then let us know. Full details are on the sheet.
How YOU can help Ukrainian Refugees
All of us have been moved by the plight of the people of Ukraine, and want to do something to help.
One way to do this is to welcome Ukrainian family or individual into your home (see below).
However, If you cannot house a refugee, you may like to volunteer as part of a welcoming team to provide practical help and emotional support for those fleeing the horrors of war. Offering practical help to settle families will not only benefit those in desperate need but will also strengthen our community by creating new bonds and shared experiences.
If you can help with befriending and everyday activities like filling forms, shopping and banking, help speaking English, inviting for a walk, coffee or meal, or using the bus, we would love to hear from you. Younger people are particularly welcome.
Want to know more? The St Vincent de Paul Society are coordinating local arrangements. For further information or offers of help, please contact Don Grey on 07759 044263 or Ana Hodkinson on 07964 185050.
If you would like to welcome a family or individual into your home, you need to apply via the official Government scheme: Homes for Ukraine Local Sponsorship scheme at homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/. Advice when making an application is available locally, including help to identify suitable refugees. Help is also available to settle and support people when they arrive.
Wednesday mornings, 9:30—11:00am in St James' Church Centre
The group, which is jointly run by St James Church and Wetherby Baptist, runs during school term time. If you've got toddlers to look after, why not come along and try it?
For more information, see the Wednesday Toddlers webpage.
Check our online Calendar for (possible!) events...