Worship Services in  October

29th October at 10-30am WCBF Service at Salterforth led by Norman   

 

  Worship Services in  November

5th  November at 10-30am WCBF and St Andrew’s United Service at Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick led by Norman     

12th  November at 10-30am WCBF Service at Mount Zion led by Norman

Now Praise at 6.30 p.m. at Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick

19th November at 10-30am WCBF Service at Salterforth led by Norman followed by Farewell Lunch for Norman and Ingrid

26th November at 10-30am WCBF  Service at Mount Zion led by Margaret Nutter followed by WCBF Church Meeting

 Other Activities in November

 Wednesday November 1st.at 7.30pm Planning meeting for Centre Carol Service at Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick. More helpers needed please.

Tuesday November 7th at 2pm. Afternoon Home Group at Helens  house, Belray, Lockfield Drive, Barnoldswick

Monday 13th November Clothes and toys will be taken to Sheffield     Please make sure all items are at Church Centre in Barnoldswick for Sunday 12th November.

Thursday 16th 12.30 – 1.30 Prayer Lunch at Hazelhurst, Lockfield Drive

Saturday 18th November The Malcolm King Memorial Dinner at New Road Community Centre £9.50 for a 5 course meal. If you would like to go a sign up sheet is available at church.         

Wednesday 29th November 7.30 p.m. Hope Barlick Working Group Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick

 

The Fellowship has received the following invitation:

The Fellowship at Ashill Baptist Church take great pleasure in inviting you to the Induction service of our new Minister, the Reverend Cumming, on Saturday December 9th 2017 at 3.00 p.m. in the church, to be followed by Tea at the Square and Compass, just a few hundred yards up the hill from the church.

 We need to reply to this by November 30th so if you would like to attend, please let Margaret know.

 

Church Meeting on 26th November

On Sunday 26th November, we will have a slightly shorter than usual morning service then while we are having our tea or coffee we will have a short Church Meeting. The aim is to have everything finished between 12.00 and 12.15 p.m.

Agendas for the Church Meeting will be circulated in advance.

 

Collection for Genesis Shop

For many years now, in autumn, we have had an annual collection of good quality used clothes and children’s toys for the Genesis Shop on the Manor Estate in Sheffield. David Yates and Keith Whipp are delivering the items on Monday 13th November. All items need to be at BBC by Sunday 12th November.

 

BMS Money Boxes - Please can you bring them back to Trish sometime this month, thank you for your support.

 

Dates for the Diary

3rd December at 6pm West Craven Christian Aid Group invite you to a service of Advent Hope at The Majestic Church    Barnoldswick.  Advent Hope is part of Christian Aid’s Christmas appeal. There will be an offering for the work of Christian Aid.

23rd December at 10-30am Carols on the Town Square Barnoldswick.

Norman’s wisdom 

Life is full of endings and goodbyes at the moment! I know I’ve only got myself to blame for that, of course. A few days ago Churches Together in Earby gave me a lovely send-off – and used this as an excuse to make me sing a song or two. This will be my last contribution to our monthly ‘What’s On’. November will see my last three morning services for WCBF – rather neatly it has worked out to be one in each location – Barlick, Earby and Salterforth. I do like a good bit of symmetry.

 Preparing to leave got me thinking about the words we use to say goodbye. When we first came here we were confused to find that folks around these parts typically say ‘see you later’. To us this meant that we would be expecting to see them later that same day. Six years on and now we’re saying ‘see you later’ too!

 When the French take their leave they say ‘au revoir’, which literally translated means ‘to see again’. So as we prepare to move to Somerset, we can say ‘au revoir’, because we will certainly want to be coming back to visit and we have every hope of seeing you all again before too long.

 But ‘goodbye’ itself is also a lovely word when you go back to its origins. It is short for ‘God be with you’. There could hardly be a more appropriate way for fellow Christians to say farewell, could there? May our goodbyes be a prayer and a blessing upon one another. To combine the essence of the English and the French phrases – may God be with you till we meet again!

 

 Norman