Sunday service for May 28

10.30am at Deighton Gates School

Claire will be leading our service this morning, and Arthur will be speaking.

Our services are open to everyone: you will be most welcome.


General Election Hustings

7.30pm, Tuesday May 30th in St James' Church   (Revised date)

This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience of all five candidates for our constituency. Find out who they are and what policies they have for the things that matter to you.

This is usually a very interesting and informative meeting, so don't miss it.

More details - and photographs of the candidates, so that you can recognise them - are on the Churches Together web site.


Thy Kingdom Come

Ascension Day to Pentecost (May 25 - June 4) across the world

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer initiative from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. They are inviting churches, families and individuals across the world to join in prayer between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

In Wetherby, Churches Together have provided an opportunity for everyone to get involved. On Friday, May 26th, between 10am and 7pm, St Joseph's Church to be open for anyone to come and pray. There will be resources available to help you. You can come on your own, as a family or in a group.

We are hoping that people will drop in to pray for as long as they can - perhaps 15 - 30 minutes, or longer - at a time that best suits them. You may find yourself on your own or be able to share with others - it's all part of the excitement! - and you'll know you are sharing with thousands of others across the world.

For more details and inspiration contact Chris or visit the Thy Kingdom Come web site.


Prayer Encounter - General Election Special

8.30 for 8.45am, Saturday, May 27 in Margins

What better subject to bring before the Lord in prayer than the General Election? Please join us for a prompt start at 8.45am. We aim to finish at 9.15am with doughnuts and coffee for those who wish to partake.


Christian Aid Week...

...is over for another year.

Thanks to everyone who took part in supporting the market stall on Thursday and in doing house-to-house collections during the week.

Please remember to bring you bags and badges to the Count Evening from 7pm next Wednesday (31st) - this is a change from the previous date.


Lent Talks - listen now before it's too late!

The Lent Talks are still available on the Churches Together website for you to cherish, mull over and enjoy - but only until the end of the month. They are well worth listening to. They include each talk and the question times afterwards.

Our thanks are due to Eric Ovenden and Tempo FM for their partnership in making them available to a wider audience.


Church Scientific Conference -
The Big Conversation

10am - 4.30pm, June 24 at Oxford Place Centre, Oxford Place, Leeds, LS1 3AU

This event is open to all scientists, students, church leaders and thinkers, and aims to provide a fresh perspectives on ordinary scientific research. There will be opportunity to join in imaginative and creative thinking about scientific progress in the light of a Christian worldview.

Prof. David Watts from Manchester will be the keynote speaker, with contributions from local researchers.

For more information and to book, visit the Church Scientific website.


Fancy a scone?

10.30 - 11.30 every Friday in term time at Springwater School, Starbeck

Who doesn't like a scone, a nice cup of tea and a sit-down?

All three are on offer every Friday. So why go to Starbeck? Springwater School is where Flora now goes.On Fridays the Sixth Form runs a café at that is open to the public to provide work experience for the students - they serve tables and add up the costs of teas and coffees. Sally says the scones are very good...

Why not pop along one day and encourage them in their work?


Dates for your diary...

Churches Together Prayers for the Community

9.15-10.00am on Wednesday June 7
in the Quiet Room at Wetherby Methodist Church

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. These monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month.


Deighton Gates School Summer Fair

Saturday, June 17, 3 - 6pm

We have, as usual, been invited to help out at the Summer Fair by manning the gates and selling raffle tickets. You'll see that the PTA are experimenting with a different time from previous years.

It would be good if as many of us as possible could help out. The 'work' isn't arduous and it's usually good fun. Put the date in your diary now and be prepared to volunteer!


To get advanced warning of other church and Churches Together events, keep a close eye on our church calendar - and avoid those embarrassing clashes of dates!


Other news and events

The Beacon

This is a monthly programme broadcast every fourth Sunday in the month at 8.00am on Tempo FM 107.4, Wetherby's own community radio station. It's presented by Eric Ovenden, and aims to spread the Christian message to everyone in the Wetherby area.

Eric is keen to set up a Listeners' Panel to give him feedback and ideas for the programme. If you think you might be interested, give him a call on 01423 869841.