Join us for "Worship@Home' this Sunday

We are encouraging everyone in our church - and anyone else who would like to participate - to join in an online corporate act of worship at 10:30am each Sunday while the Covid-19 restrictions are in place. The service will be available to view at any time during the week.
Click here to join in

Our service will be a little different this week (February 28)! In place of a sermon/talk, we will enjoy a live Bible study via Zoom, led by Sally. Alastair will be leading the service.
The readings are Psalm 22:23-31 and Mark 8:31-38.

Our plans for monthly services where we meet in person have been suspended in the light of the latest Covid-19 lockdown.


Margins

Due to Covid regulations, Margins Bookshop is closed until further notice.


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Baptists Together
Elections for President, 2022-23

Each year the Baptist family elects someone to be President of the Union. The role involves helping to create a sense of unity among all the members and churches, and to promote a particular theme of their choosing.

Every church in Baptists Together has at least one vote, as do regional associations and colleges. Therefore we need to decide which candidate to support by discerning 'Who is God calling to be the President of our Union in the coming season?'

This year there are four nominations, one of which is a couple. You can find all the information you need HERE.

Once you've read, mulled, and prayed over the candidates' information and interviews, please email David in confidence with the name of your preferred candidate on or before Saturday, March 13. David will then bring the results to Zoom Coffee on the 14th, so that we can make our final decision.

If you have any questions about this, please contact a member of the Leadership Team.


Lent Bible study groups

A couple of Bible study groups are being run throughout Lent, using Zoom. If you are interested in joining one, please contact Chris Bishop, 01937 520424 or email him.


Join us for prayer every Tuesday

There is an opportunity every Tuesday evening to join with others in our church to pray together for about 30 minutes, using Zoom. Why not join us to hold before our gracious Lord all the issues which surround us, both local, national and across the world?

A link to the Zoom meeting is included in our regular Friday email. Alternatively, contact Chris for more details.

There is also the daily 'Prayer for the Nation' opportunity', details of which are below.


Prayer for the Nation

6:00pm Monday to Friday evenings via Zoom

Following on from the Archbishops' Call to Prayer in November, Revd Janet Cox is hosting 10 minute prayer time on Zoom. every weekday evening at 6:00pm. Anyone who would like to join in is warmly welcome.

Please join the Meeting via this link just before 6:00pm.


News and Prayer Points from Caring for Life

Our friends at Caring for Life, the Leeds-based Christian charity that works with at-risk and hurting people, including those who are homeless, has shared their Prayer Points for February and also link to a short film from Jonathan Parkinson, their CEO.

Do have a look!


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Leeds Lent Prayer Diary

Each year, Leeds Christian Community Trust, in partnership with Leeds Church Institute, produces a booklet containing prayer pointers for over 40 Christian organisations across Leeds including SPACE and In2Out.

Do download the document and use it to inform your prayers during your Lenten journey.


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Christian Aid Climate Justice Campaign

This year, every moment matters and every action counts

2021 is crucial in the fight for climate justice. As the world rightly focused on coronavirus last year, some important climate milestones were missed or delayed. But the climate crisis is not on pause. For millions of our friends around the world, the pandemic arrived on top of existing crises brought on by the changing climate.

This year we have some important opportunities to make progress:this summer, the UK is hosting the G7 meeting, and in November we will host COP26. At home, the decisions that the UK government is taking right now to deal with the social and economic impacts of the pandemic could help us to tackle the climate crisis too.

But only if we use this moment to invest in a green and just recovery – and a global recovery that includes the world’s poorest communities and leaves no one behind.

Please sign the petition now to make sure that the Prime Minister knows that this year, every moment matters and every action counts.

Please sign the petition


Better Wetherby January Newsletter

Better Wetherby News

The lastest news from the Better Wetherby group is available to read and/or download. It contains an update on news of BW's participation with Racecourse Approach/Swinnow Park developers Taylor Wimpey in Design Workshops, and also discussions with Spofforth Hill housebuilders Bellway on progress on landscaping the site. .

BW are still looking for a new Secretary and Treasurer - do consider this possibility for yourself or someone you know.

Click on the image left to read or download the newsletter.


YBA Whole Life Discipleship taster session

Tuesday 23rd February at 7.30pm, via Zoom

An opportunity to find out more about Whole Life Discipleship and about how a learning hub with other churches might help us to embed this concept into our church.

Hosted by former BUGB president Ken Benjamin, who is the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity's Director of Church Relationships, the taster session is entirely free. If you'd like to know more, contact Chris (chrisbishop@ntlworld.com).


"Just like Jesus" - a YBA Journey

The YBA are inviting us to commit to an intentional journey towards the holy justice of God, believing that this is this is rooted in all that Jesus said and did as the incarnate Son, as God with us.

Each month for a year the YBA will suggest some challenges. Some are very simple, one-off exercises to help you make a start. Others are about making and sustaining changes to the way you do things so that our habitual, maybe unconscious, behaviour becomes more just. You can do one challenge or all of them. Like anything worthwhile, the more we keep going with this journey, the more we will benefit.

The YBA is encouraging us to share our experiences, to journey together and be accountable to one another, and there will be several ways in which we can do this.

Do read more about this whole initiative on the YBA website and/or talk to Chris about it.


Dates for your diary
(All subject to Covid-19 restrictions)

Sadly, at present there are none, for obvious reasons.


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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.