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Lent Lectures 2018
Mondays 19 February and 26th February, both at 7.30pm
In the first of these Lent talks, Mrs Margaret Sentamu, wife of the Archbishop of York, will be speaking about her life and work in a talk entitled 'Palace Intrigue'. This will take place at St James' Church,
The following week, at Wetherby Methodist Church, Dr Mike Stockton, Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St. Gemma's Hospice will talk on 'What is a good death?', which will explore the issues which we face in death.
Both talks start at 7.30pm and will allow time for questions. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. Click on the poster to view or download it.
TWAM - Tools with a Mission
10am-4pm, Saturday, February 24 at St James' Church Rooms (aka Scout Hut)
Got any old tools you're no longer using?
Tools with a Mission (TWAM) recycle tools into trade kits which are sent to countries in the developing world for 'livelihood creation'. They send out around 300 tonnes of tools every year.
Churches Together is holding a collection of tools on 24 February. If you have any tools you no longer need, or surplus to requirements after a generous Christmas present, then your support of this appeal would be very much appreciated.
We are looking for tools suitable for builders, carpenters, electricians, and gardening tools, and also sewing machines and haberdashery.
Don't wait until the end of February, though - start delving into your sheds, lofts and garages now - thank you!
For more information, see the TWAM website.
Time out for Parents:
Seven sessions beginning on March 1, in Wetherby
This seven-part course is specially written for parents who have children with additional needs. It looks at some of the specific issues around this situation and how parents can deal with them.
Run by trained facilitators, the two-hour sessions (7.30-9.30pm) are fun and interactive. They will take place on Thursday evenings: 1, 8, 15 March; 12, 19, 26 April; 10 May.
The course is run by Care for the Family, a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. You can find out more about the course on their web site.
For more details and to book your place, contact Emily Gould on 07930 380918.
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Churches Together Community Prayers
9.15am, Wednesday, March 7 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.
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.