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Mosquito nets for Kenya (MWiB)

Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB)

Mosquito nets for Kenya
Fundraising Day to launch the District MWiB’s support of UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 - to Reduce Child Mortality
at Lindley Methodist Church, East Street,  Lindley Huddersfield HD3 3ND
Saturday 1st September 2012 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
10.00 a.m.                   Coffee and biscuits 12 noon – 2.00 p.m.   Soup and a roll, with apple pie to follow 2.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m.  Tea, scones, jam and cream
Plus stalls
Please put the date in your diary now!

Farewells and welcome

It's that time of year when Methodist ministers move on to pastures new and Bradford North Circuit is no exception.

During August we say farewell to our Superintendent, Rev Alistair Newton as he takes up superintendency of the Calderdale Circuit, to Rev Keith Hunt who is moving to Pudsey and to Rev Freddy Takavarasha on his move to Norwich.  We wish them and their families a smooth move and hope they settle quickly into their new homes and circuits, and pray for God's blessing on their ministries.

Although we are not welcoming anyone new to the circuit, there will be a Welcoming & Commissioning Service at 7.30 pm on Thursday 6 September 2012 at Haworth Road Methodist Church for Rev Nick Blundell who becomes our Superintendent from 1 September 2012.  Nick and Julie plan to move back into a Circuit manse so we also wish them a smooth move into their new home.

We also remember the rest of the ministry team in our prayers; they may not be moving, but they will be taking up new…

Message from the Link - Issue 14 August 2012

Dear Friends

What did you say?  I wonder how good you are at listening?

I know when my children were small; I developed the knack of appearing to listen to their seemingly endless observations and questions.  In fact I was often more engrossed in another task.  Sometimes I was caught out and my sons realised I wasn't paying attention to them at all.  My mind was elsewhere.

Listening is a very under-rated skill: note one that we work to develop; but maybe we should.  Perhaps it's one thing we should all learn to do well.  Many of us listen to grasp an opportunity to take over a conversation, to put in our two-penny's worth, to set the speaker right or toss in a joke breaking an uncomfortable moment of seriousness.

Listening demands concentration to really pay attention to what someone else is saying.  Our focus is on the other.  We need to put aside our own urge to argue, to dispute, to convince others of our point of view.  Listening is about trying to hear better what ano…

Flower Festival - 15/16 September 2012

Flower Festival 15 & 16 September 2012 Wrose Methodist Church Saturday 15 September Open 10.00 am - light snacks and refreshments served until 4.00 pm - Hot and cold lunches available 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm. Pick up a Quiz sheet on entry (£1) Sunday 16 September 10.30 am Sunday Service (Cafe style) led by Rev Nick Blundell. 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm Flower Festival - light refreshments available. 4.00 pm Songs of Praise service (Cafe style) led by Mr Philip Lewer.

Table top sale - 8 September

Table Top Sale Saturday 8 September 2012
10.00 am to 12.00 noon
at Wrose Methodist Church Come inside and browse the many stalls, followed by a bacon butty (or two!) and drink and friendship! Stalls will include cake and bric-a-brac

Prayer as Mission - 29 September

Passionate about mission and evangelism Leeds & West Yorkshire Methodist Districts Regional Mission & Evangelism Gathering SATURDAY 29thSeptember 2012 9.30am – 12.30pm CentralMethodistChurch, Wesley Street, Morley, Leeds LS27 9EE PRAYER AS MISSION (linking with our deepening discipleship theme, and the global day of prayer) Guest SpeakerDeacon Eunice Atwood Former Vice President of Conference To book (£3.00 payable on the day) contact by 10thSept. For more info

ALL, Together - 30 September

ALL, Together
A special, inclusive service for learning disabled people and their families, carers and friends.
Our next service is a Harvest Celebration
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(including tea time)

 Sunday 30th September 2012
Refreshments: Please bring some of your favourite food to share.

We will collect donations of tinned food for the Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank

A Question of Sport - 30 October

A Question of Sport

Our second Sports Consultation event will be at Old Trafford, Manchester United FC on Tuesday 30 October 2012, 10.30am-3.30pm. It’s an exciting day for young people (8-23 years) interested in sport and their leaders/youth workers. An opportunity to meet with other children and young people involved in The Methodist Church with a passion for sport. Contribute to workshops that will influence the direction of future work through sport in the Church. Be inspired by stories of young people making a difference through sport in their local communities, national and international initiatives. The cost is £10/person and includes lunch/tour. Only 100 spaces so get booked in soon!

Book online
Download a copy of the flyer