Worship Services in November

4th November at 10-30am Revd Richard Lewis will lead a Communion Service at Mount Zion.

Thus will be followed by a church meeting.

11th November at 10-30am  Robin Turner will lead a remembrance day service at Barnoldswick

Now Praise at St Andrew’s at 6.00 p.m.

18th November at 10-30am Kathryn Fisher will lead morning worship at Salterforth

25th November at 10-30am Revd Andy Sellers will lead morning worship at Mount Zion Earby

 Activities in November

 

Saturday 3rd November. 9.30 – 1.00 p.m. YBA Safeguarding Training Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick

Saturday 9th November Malcolm King Memorial Dinner with presentation of the Community Shield. Please let Trish know if you would like to go £10 per person.       Earby Community Centre.

Monday 12th November Delivery to Genesis Shop in Sheffield     

Monday 12th November at 7.00 p.m. Food Bank Meeting Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick – Alvery Jackson Hall

Monday 12th November at 7.30 p.m. Hope Barlick Meeting Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick – Worship Room

Thursday 15th November at 2.00 p.m. Communion Coffee Chat and Cake Mount Zion Earby

Thursday 15th November at 6.30pm, Churches Together meal, following the meal there will be a guest speaker and a short meeting, all welcome          See Trish

Saturday 17th November YBA Small Churches Day at Wakefield

19th -24th November Charity Christmas Shop Frank St Shop Barnoldswick

Tuesday 26th November at 2pm. Afternoon home group - An afternoon of Advent and Christmas music and readings Joyce Slinger’s home Earby

Dates for the Diary

Advent Carol Service: 2nd December 6.00 p.m. at St Andrew’s

Earby to Bethlehem Pageant Sunday 9th December - in the grounds of Springfield School Earby at 4pm. (If you would like to take part please let Trish or Christine know as soon as possible.)                                                            

Carols in the Square Barnoldswick on 22nd December 10.30 a.m.

 

Christmas Charity Shop   

Help needed!                                                       

 We have booked the Frank Street shop for the week beginning Monday 19th November to sell charity Christmas cards, good quality recycled Christmas decorations and small gifts, and to run a short Christmas craft workshop each morning.

Thank you to all who have already volunteered to staff the shop. If you would like to help either with sales or with the craft workshops please let Helen E or Margaret know. If you just enjoy crafting then please come and join in the activities we will be offering each day.

 

Also, please start sorting out any suitable donations you may have for the shop. (No clothes or books though!) If you usually buy charity Christmas cards why not buy them this year from our shop? We are hoping to have cards from Pendleside Hospice, Traidcraft and Leprosy Mission.

More than anything we are aiming to be a happy, Christian presence in the community for this week in the run up to Christmas.

Thank you,

Helen and Margaret  

 

Julie’s Jottings

I write this the day after Stuart and I went to Manchester to see one of my favourite bands in concert: U2. Many of their songs have themes of faith, love and peace and it was an uplifting experience to hear some of them played live.

Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way is one of their more recent songs and Bono, the lead singer, said this about it: “I was wondering, if for any reason I wasn't around, what was the line of my own that I would leave my kids? And I couldn't think of one. So I wrote 'Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way,' because I believe that. And I thought it might be useful to them if they came up against any obstacles in their life."

For me this is a powerful song which reminds me of the hope that my faith gives me. I believe in a God who is love and who acted out of love in sending Jesus to be our Lord and Saviour. Jesus had a lot to say about love and as his followers we are called to love as he taught us and share the gospel of love with the whole world.

I pray that everyone would know that whatever obstacles we face in life, God’s love for us is steadfast and unconditional and that it is bigger than anything in its way.

Julie Bryan

 

White poppies are worn in the run-up to Remembrance Day every year by thousands of people in the UK and beyond. White poppies have been worn in this way for over eighty years. They are distributed by the Peace Pledge Union (PPU).

There are three elements to the meaning of white poppies: they represent remembrance for all victims of war, a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to glamorise or celebrate war.

Remembrance is an individual act. Some people wear a white poppy as an alternative to the red poppy, some wear both together and some people choose not to wear a poppy at all. Julie Bryan has a supply of white poppies; if you would like one, please ask.

 

Church Action on Poverty.

A study/reflection on Family Poverty on 15th November and the 29th of November in Worship Room at Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick to start the session at 6.30 with sandwiches, coffee and getting to know each other and to finish at 8.00p.m.

Other sessions on 8th, 22nd Nov and 6th Dec. In the Easter Room at St Stephen’s presbytery Skipton.

The sessions include 1. Our experience and knowledge of Poverty. 2. What are the causes of poverty and injustice 3. Scripture and Church teaching and how it informs our faith and actions 4. How can we tackle poverty locally and nationally - looks back at 1 & 2 for local issues / concerns 5. What have we learned and experienced - a way forward, evaluations and survey, with concluding liturgy.