This Sunday, August 26

10.30am at Deighton Gates School

Chris will be leading and speaking at this service, and would value your presence.

As always, everyone is very welcome to join us in worship and fellowship.

Prayer Encounter

8.45 (prompt!) - 9.15am, Saturday, August 25 at Margins

Praying together is - or certainly should be - a vital aspect of the life of our church, as we bring our concerns to God and listen for his response and leading.

Do join us if you possibly can. A possible incentive (not that you need one, of course), is that coffee and doughnuts are served afterwards for those who would like them.

Men's Prayer Breakfast

8:00am, Saturday, September 1, starting at Margins

Following the cancellation of our August meeting, let's hope we get a good attendance this time, to meet, pray and eat.

As always, all men are welcome to join us early on Saturday to pray for whatever God lays on our hearts and minds. At around 8.30am we will adjourn to the North Street Deli for stimulating conversation and a delicious breakfast (or vice versa).

Please let David know if you intend to be there. His number is 07872 040230.

New bird life photography exhibition in ArtSpace

Usual opening times at Margins Bookshop

A new exhibition of stunning bird photographs has opened at Margins. Taken by local amateur photographer Jonathan Marshall, the exhibition is free to view.

Jonathan is the son of Andrew and Hilary Marshall, who are known to many of us from the Methodist Church. Do go along next time you're in town and check them out.

(It's a nuthatch, if you were wondering... the clue is in its beak!)

(Click here to see a great kingfisher image and to find out more.)

St Gemma's '40 Faces' Exhibition launch

10am - 1pm, Friday, September 7, at Wetherby Town Hall

St Gemma's Hospice is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a photographic exhibition entitled '40 Faces of St Gemma's Hospice, which will be displayed in various locations across the district.

To mark the opening of the exhibition in Wetherby, there will be a Coffee Morning on Friday September 7. Talks, stalls and refreshments are promised!

The exhibition will remain on show in the Town Hall until Friday, October 5.

(Click on the poster to view or download it.)

Church Members' Meeting

After morning service on September 9

We'll be holding one of our regular Church Members' Meetings, which are open to all, after the service on Sunday, September 9.

Please make a note to be there.

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

Churches Together Prayers for the Community

9.15-10.00am on Wednesday September 5
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.

YBA Small Churches Day

Saturday, November 17, 9.30am - 3pm at Wakefield Baptist Church

The Yorkshire Baptist Association are organising this event for members of 'small' churches (roughly speaking, those with less than 40 members).

This follows on from a similar, very successful, event held last year, which some of us attended and found both useful and enjoyable.

The focus this time is on Mission Action Planning (MAP), and the YBA has invited Revd Mark Ireland to lead the day. Mark is co-author of the book “Mission Action Planning” and past Diocesan Missioner in Lichfield Diocese. Mark is an Anglican vicar with a wealth of experience in equipping and growing church communities of all sizes.

We are invited to bring along a team of up to six people, and the good news is that the entire event is free: all you have to do is get to Wakefield.

If you are interested in going, please let David or Chris know soon, so that places can be booked.

Spring Harvest comes to Harrogate (again)

13-17 April 2019

Once again Spring Harvest is setting up camp just up the road in Harrogate. Booking has now opened, and places are going fast.

The theme is 'Unlimited when you pray'.

Click here to find out more.

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.