Sunday, January 19

10.30am at Deighton Gates School

Les and Jean are leading this service, and more details will appear here later in the week.

Our services are open to all, so do come and join us.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18-25 January

This is the time when the churches celebrate our unity in the gospel, our desire to work more closely together, and pray for help to overcome the divisions that remain between us.

We have three activities planned for the week:

  • Women's Breakfast, 9.00am Saturday, January 18 at Wetherby Methodist Church;
  • Men's Breafast, 8.30am Saturday, January 18 in St Joseph's Church Hall;
  • United service and CTiW AGM, 7.30pm on Thursday, January 30th at Wetherby Methodist Church

The United Service will celebrate (slightly belatedly!) the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and will follow a plan devised by Maltese Christians. It's entitled "Unusual service" and explores ideas around hospitality.

The speaker is Revd Andy Nicholson, Priest-in-charge at St Peter's Church, Thorner, and a Director of Leeds Festival Angels since 2011.

It will also include a short section dealing with the administration of Churches Together. Refreshments will be served at the close of the service.

Do try to get along to this event if you are able.

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 February 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 normally take place on the first Wednesday of every month.

Whole Life Discipleship: YBA Taster Session

6.30 - 9pm Wednesday, February 26, in Leeds

Fruitfulness on the Frontline is an initiative from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (LICC) which helps us to identify our 'frontlines' - i.e., where we meet people during the normal course of our lives, and how we can tell them about Jesus: to 'be fruitful', in other words. One of our small groups studied the ideas a year or more back and found it very helpful.

The YBA has pioneered a learning partnership based around this. (A learning partnership involves several Baptist churches meeting together from time to time to share and encourage one another in a particular area.)

Our Mission Enabler, Revd Kez Robinson, is wanting to develop a new Learning Partership on Whole Life Discipleship, and has organised a Taster Session on Wednesday, February 26. It starts with a light buffet at 6.30pm, and then Andrew Bellfield from LICC will outline the principles behind Whole Life Discipleship and Kez will explain more about Learning Partnerships within the YBA.
(Click here for more information.)

Mindful that, as a church, we recognise that our mission is predominently worked out through our individual activities/ministries, the Leadership Team feel that this might be a useful thing for us to get involved with.

If you are interested in going along to the Taster Session, or want to share your thoughts on the whole matter, please talk to Les, David or Chris before the end of the 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.