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It's Christmas Card time again!
From Sunday, December 9, at any time you like!
Thank you to everyone who has already helped to deliver some of the 5,000 Christmas Cards across our town.
If you still haven't done so, please check with your church to see if they have any left. It's a simple job, and doesn't take as long as you'd think. Amaze your church Adminstrator this Sunday by asking how you can spread the joy!
Each card contains a message of good news, and details of all the church services over the Christmas period. Not only that, but it also demonstrates that the churches are alive and well. (Click on the card for a preview)
Wetherby Gift Appeal
The Gift Appeal sees a number of changes this year. The Salvation Army have invited individuals and organisations to make specific requests for known needs, either for others or for themselves. These have been transferred to Christmas Angel tags which will be hung on one of four Christmas trees. The trees are located at Wetherby Methodist and Collingham Methodist churches, at Margins Bookshop in Church Street, and at The Gourmet café. People are invited to take a tag, buy the item, and return it to one of the churches or to Margins, no later than Sunday, December 16 at the Methodist churches, or the day before at Margins and The Gourmet.
In addition, people are invited to contribute 'little extras', such as chocolates, nice biscuits, toiletries and the like.
The gifts will be packed up and delivered to the relevant families just before Christmas.
Please help if you can, and help to make someone's Christmas even more special.
Wetherby Town Carol Concert
7.30pm, Wednesday, December 19, outside the Town Hall
Once again, Wetherby Business Association (with a little help from Churches Together) is inviting townsfold to gather to sing carols, enjoy mulled wine and mince pies, and listen to a short talk from Lt Yvonne West.
It would be good to have a fair number of church people there, even if it's only to support the singing...
Christmas Eve Carols in Horsefair
10.30am, Monday, December 24, in Horsefair
Once again, Churches Together is organising Christmas carols and readings in the Horsefair Centre on Christmas Eve. This is a great opportunity to remind last-minute shoppers what the season is really all about.
The thing is, we do need some singers and readers, so please do make an effort to turn up and fill the centre with the joyful words and sounds of the Christmas story, and demonstrate that there are many people in our town who believe that Jesus is Lord and Saviour.
Christmas Day Lunch
12noon to 3pm, Christmas Day at St James Church Centre
Christmas Day can be tough for people who live alone or are struggling to get through a difficult time. This year Churches Together in Wetherby plan to provide lunch and entertainment for guests in a warm and friendly environment on Christmas Day.
Will you be an Angel?
To make it happen we need the support of volunteers from around the churches, both to prepare for the lunch beforehand and on the day itself, including transporting guests and serving the meal. Can you help?
You can also help by printing out the poster (click on the image on the right to download it) and displaying copies, and advertising the sale of tickets (£5) in your neighbourhood. Better still, think who you might invite to go along and let them know about it, or buy two tickets and come with them.
If you can help or want to know more, please get in touch with Nic & Sally Sheppard on 01937 919158 (email@example.com).
Churches Together Community Prayers
9.15am, Wednesday, January 2 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.