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An evening of music, singing & entertainment - 9 February 2013

Viv & Friends An evening of Music, Singing & Entertainment 7.30 pm Saturday 9 February 2013
Baildon Methodist Church ALL In aid of the BIG Fund Viv & Friends are a group of musicians and singers who have delighted audiences throughout Yorkshire, coming together specifically for events such as this. The evening will be in 2 halves, separated by an interval Group Items include: Another Opening, Dry Bones, Anthem, Sing, Music Hall Melody, Castle on a Cloud, Do You Hear the People Sing, Mama Mia Solo Items include: Gethsemane, Another Suitcase, You Must Love Me, I Know Him So Well, I Still Believe, Capstick [Prose], I Dreamed a Dream, My Way, Send in the Clowns, Marilyn Monroe, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Instrumentalist Items include: Trombone and Piano Duet.

Prayer Column - February 2013

Snow Prayers I’ve just been clearing snow off our paths and drive. Doubtless it won’t be the last time this year. I’m glad I’ve got a couple of good tools: a bulldozer-shaped blade on a good strong handle for pushing it into heaps, and a light, long-handled shovel for heaving it away. But it’s funny stuff, snow. Last time it was light and fluffy: clearing it was no effort at all. Today is was deeper and heavier – beginning to be wet – though not as heavy as it would have become if I’d delayed getting on with the job. I’ve learned that from experience.
We could pray for those whose lives are seriously disrupted by snow, with work slowed or halted and earnings threatened, while remembering those facing the extra cost of keeping things moving (and getting flak when they can’t).

That doesn’t affect me too badly, being retired, but of course age means slips and falls are more likely, and more serious. So we could praise God for the wildly wonderful fun children have sledging and snowballi…

The Abolitionist Tour 2 February 2013

7.15 pm 2 February 2013
Anti-trafficking organisation Hope for Justice is bringing its Abolitionist Tour to Bradford on 2nd February 2013. A fantastic evening of worship led by Mark Stevens (Life Church Bradford), with inspiration and awareness raising from Ben Cooley, Hope for Justice’s CEO. Come and stand alongside Hope For Justice to see an end to human trafficking in our lifetime.

The event will be hosted at The Jubilee Centre (The Light Church, Bradford). Tickets are £5 in advance or £7 on the door. Doors open at 7.15pm. Buy tickets online.

Table Top Sale 26 January

Thackley Methodist Church, BD10 0RH
Table top sale
Saturday 26 January 2013
10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Refreshments available including bacon butties.
Our table top sales are one way of us supporting the local community.  Tables are offered free of charge to those in the local area and so far we've had a wide variety of talents on display with jewellery, crafts, crystals, bric-a-brac, baking etc.
We hold the sales in church as the community hall is often being used by our groups.  Many have commented about the calm and friendly environment that this provides; it also provides a first look inside for those who have passed by on the outside many times.  We have been particularly delighted that our open doors have drawn in couples who were married or worshipped here many years ago. We hope you will join us.

Table Top Sale & Craft Fair Sunday 20 January

Table Top Sale & Craft Fair Bradford Youth Players 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm Sunday 20 January 2013 Little Lane Church Community Hall
Stallholders and craftspeople will be displaying and selling their wares. Confirmed stalls include: Magpie Hand-Made JewelleryIt's My Party EventsLavender Fields' Sweet EmporiumJewellery BoxBelle of the BallLittle Lane Church StallHome-Made Cake StandBernie's KnitwearSweet Like ChocolateNeal's Yard Remedies Organics UKSerendipity by DesignJewelynnPennine Gift StoreCreated with LoveAlison Young Hand-Made JewelleryLittle Boxes of HappinessDotty Cottage (Shabby Chic)Susan Camm Hand-Made Cards and JewelleryCarol J Knitwear
Entry is free and refreshments will be available, so why not pop in and have a browse?

"Crossing the Chasm" Methodist Women in Britain

"Crossing the Chasm" Annual Conference 12-14 April 2013 The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire
This annual conference, formerly organised by Network, now MWiB, offers an excellent introduction to engagement with MWiB to women leaders in many areas of church life, particularly to those interested in creative spirituality and global social justice, in areas that affect women.

Our District’s MWiB group is keen to attract younger women be they under 50 or under 25 to consider this for the first time, and they are offering bursaries to help with the cost for such people.  They have been in touch with the 3Generate age group, and the current Youth President, Hayley Moss, but would also be grateful if you could think about possible women who would benefit.
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