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ALL, Together - worship for all abilities

ALL, Together Worship for all abilities
Sunday 14 July 2013 3.00 - 5.00 pm Northcliffe Church, Shipley BD18 3ED
Join us at the Sea Side to hear how Jesus helps his friends to catch 153 fish and has a picnic on the beach.
Meet friends new and old for worship, crafts and games. Bring a little food to share and enjoy some seaside treats!

Contact Tim Billingsley at Northcliffe

Touchstone - Curry Night at Baildon Methodist Church

Touchstone invites you to a Curry Night @ Baildon Methodist Church In aid of their Building Project
• An informal evening of Asian music and food
• Hear about Touchstone’s planned move to the former MacRory’s Bar
• Featuring the Top 10 Curry Hits and a Bradford Quiz

When: Thursday 27th June 2013
Where: Wesleys Cafe @ Baildon Methodist Church
Time: 7:00 to 9:30pm
Cost: £7.50 Tickets available from Wesleys Cafe, Stewards / Touchstone

Vacancy - Lay worker for young families

Wanted for September 2013 Lay Worker for Young Families Initially 12 hours per week, Term time,  plus five weeks paid leave. 
The appointed worker will get to know families who access Baildon Methodist Church groups, activities, and worship.  The role includes the continuation of existing groups for young children, and the development of new activities, working alongside volunteers. The applicant should be an active member of Christian Church or community, and must be available to work Monday and Friday mornings and to attend some services of worship on Sundays (two per month) The salary will initially be £4000 pa payable in equal calendar monthly instalments. This Lay Worker appointment is subject to DBS check. 
Further details are available from layworker@baildonmethodists.orgAll applications received by 5pm on 2nd July will be shortlisted that evening and interviews will be held on Friday afternoon, 12th July.

Job opportunity: Busoasis Youth Worker (part-time)

Busoasis Youth Worker (part-time)
Salary £24250 (pro rata)
Committed Christian wanted 20 hours per week to promote use of bright yellow double decker bus for youth outreach work in Halifax, West Yorkshire and the surrounding Calderdale towns and villages. Temporary contract until 31st August 2015

Closing date Friday 5th July 2013
Interviews Saturday 20th July 2013

For further information contact Calderdale Methodist Circuit Office:
tel 01422 359639
or visit

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the holder of this post should be a practising Christian, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Prayer Column: June 2013

Yes, but how much, and how many? Does it make any difference how many pray, or is just one enough?  And is one prayer enough, or should we pester God till we get what we want?  Prayer can start with one, and if you’re on your own that’s all you can do (e.g., Acts 9:11), but groups can often pray better together.  The Lord’s prayer begins ‘Our Father; He spoke of gatherings of at least two or three; and the early church prayed together (Mt 6:9; 18:20; Acts 1:14; 4:24; 12:12).  Groups encourage, strengthen, help cover all the bases, find agreement.  And there’s something helpful about meeting regularly too. Prayer isn’t just about getting what we want: Not my will, but yours..., Jesus prayed –  having asked three of his disciple to watch with him (Mt 26:39).  And we’re promised answers to prayers ‘in Jesus’ name’, with faith that what we ask is actually God’s will (Mt 21:22; Jn 14:13).  As for how long we should pray, Jesus encourages perseverance: ask, seek, knock.  And he himself res…