West Craven Baptist Fellowship

Our vision: - To reveal God's heart at the heart of the community.

We are a group of three churches working together as one from our centres in Barnoldswick, Earby and Salterforth. 

Barnoldswick BB18 5NZ

Earby BB18 6QS

Salterforth BB185TU

Welcome to the website for the West Craven Fellowship.  For us church is not just about Sunday, but flows out into the whole of life.  We aim to live out our faith in our homes, schools, work places - wherever we are.  Through the week we also offer a kaleidoscope of activities to bring people together and build community, such as coffee mornings, parent and toddler groups, home groups, Tuesday Club for children, social events and so on. See our 'Whats On' page

With Shrove Tuesday fast approaching (Don’t miss the pancake party!) our thoughts turn to LENT. I have never been convinced of the virtue of giving things up for Lent, perhaps that’s more a consequence of my lack of willpower and dislike of failure than a result of any profound thought. However I do see Lent as a time for self examination, a time for thinking again about how Jesus lived in his 40 days on the wilderness and how that should affect the way I live my life.

As I write this I haven’t decided on any particular lent discipline for this year. You may be the same, so here are some options:

1: Buy a book from our Lent Book Box to challenge or encourage you – or both

2: Engage with #doyouknowHim?

Throughout Lent, all the churches in Earby are following a series of sermons looking at different aspects of Jesus and asking #doyouknowHim?

The Churches Together Lent Group will continue these themes and use a resource called Faith Pictures, which is designed to help people become more confident in sharing their faith.

All are welcome to attend the meetings which will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm, with tea/coffee served from 7pm.

March meetings: 12th, 19th, 26th all at MZ      April meetings: 2nd at St Peters, 9th at MZ.

3: Share in the Hope Barlick Lent Lunches - Each Tuesday in Lent at Holy Trinity from 12 noon until 1pm. There will be a prayer and reflection at the end of each one. Donations given will go to a UNICEF charity.

4: Use the Christian Aid Count Your Blessings programme ‘Rise Up’ available on line (ask me if you would like a hard copy

5: If you want a real challenge to live differently have a look at Creating a Climate of Change from the Joint Public Issues Team  https://livinglent.org/resources/

Here you will find challenges for Lent Living: Could you take on one of these?:     Give up single use plastics for Lent, go meat free for Lent, commit to alternative forms of transport for Lent, live locally for Lent, buy nothing new for the whole of Lent

Again if you would like printed resources about this, let me know.

As a fellowship we could have a very exciting Lent this year, whatever else you do, please pray daily that God will continue to guide us and that we will be able to know and to do His will.

 

Margaret

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