This Sunday, April 22

10.30am at Deighton Gates School

Les will be leading our service this week, and Jean will be preaching on the theme 'In front, beside and perhaps behind...'. The readings are Psalm 23 and 1 John 3:11-24.

As always, everyone is most welcome to join us.

Fellowship Lunch

1.15pm, Friday, April 20, at the Shoulder of Mutton, Kirby Overblow (now confirmed).

Another chance for a convivial get-together over some tasty food.

If you're planning to go, please contact Chris Baugh (582090). Everyone is welcome.

Yorkshire Baptist Assembly

Saturday, April 28, 9.30am - 3.30pm at Wakefield Baptist Church

The theme of this year's assembly is God at unexpected places.

In recent years, the concept of mission has widened considerably from the idea of simply preaching to convert the masses. Nowadays mission, social work and practical action are all part of mission.

There are several seminars, including:
God at Work: In Hospitality and Well-Being - Led by Ruth Rice, whose background is in teaching and Baptist church ministry.
God at Work: Conflict - Led by the Revd Jo Williams, Director for Reconciliation at the Blackley Centre, Elland.
God at Work: On the Frontline - Led by YBA Mission Enabler Revd Kez Robinson and Neil Hudson from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC).

There will be a chance to hear stories from around the county, showing how we can sense God at work in our 'unexpected place'.

For more information, go to the Assembly page on the YBA web site. Pat and Chris are going: why not join them?

Civic Service

3pm, Sunday, April 29 at Wetherby Methodist Church

Join our Mayor, Norma Harrington and other dignitaries for the annual Civic service. This will be a celebration of our town and all the excellent volunteering activities that go on throughout the year.

Everyone is welcome to go along, and refreshments may even be provided....

Church Family Sunday Lunch

After morning service on May 6, at Pat and Chris's house

Do make a date to join us for another of our enjoyable lunches after the morning service.

Pat will, no doubt, be inviting contributions to the meal nearer the time, but don't worry if you aren't able to do that - you'll still be very welcome.

Dates for your diary...

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

Alpha 2018 is almost here...

7 - 9.15pm, Mondays April 16 to June 18 (except May 7 & 28)
at St James' Church Centre, Church Street

Thousands of people have come to a faith in Jesus Christ, or to a greater understanding of the Christian faith, through the Alpha Course.

If you, or someone you know, would like to give Alpha a try, or want more information about what is involved, please contact Val Lumsden.
She can be contacted on 01937 584760, 07984 074710, or by emailing

(Click the image to download a sheet of invitations to give to your friends and neighbours.)

Shwopping Event in aid of Tearfund

From 7pm, Friday April 20 at Wetherby Methodist Church

If you're not familiar with the Shwopping concept, the idea is to bring as many 'good as new' items of children's clothing and toys as you like (suitable for ages 0-12 years) , and then take home the same number, (but not the same ones, obviously).

It's an excellent way of de- and re- cluttering simultaneously in one evening! No money changes hands for the goods; the only expense is the cost of entry, which is £5. Tickets are available at the door, or from Margins Bookshop, Church Street. Refreshments will be available.

All the proceeds from the event will be given to Tearfund Nepal.

(Click on the poster to read, or download and print it to give to your local children's group or school.)

Churches Together Prayers for the Community

9.15-10.00am on Wednesday May 2
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.

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.