Worship Services over the Summer

8th  July at 10-30am Rev’d Richard Lewis will lead a Communion Service at Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick.  Now Collective at Baptist Church Centre from 4.00 p.m.

15th  July at 10-30am Rev’d Dr Keith Jones will lead worship at Salterforth

22nd July at 10-30am Rev’d Peter Wightman will lead worship at Mount Zion Earby

29th July at 10-30am The members of the Independent Methodist Church will join with us at the Baptist Church Centre Barnoldswick for a service led by Revd Duncan Johnstone

5th August at 10-30am Mick Dewhurst from Skipton Baptist Church will lead a Communion Service at Mount Zion Earby

12th August at 10-30am We will share worship with the Independent Methodists at their church on Walmsgate

19th August at 10-30am  Robin will lead worship at Salterforth

26th August at 10-30am David Muschamp from Shipley Baptist Church will lead worship at Mount Zion Earby

Activities over the Summer

Wednesday 4th July at 7.00 p.m. Planning Session for Barlick Beach Baptist Church Centre.

Thursday 5th July at 2-30pm.      Planning meeting for a weekend of celebration in September/October, linked to the 10th anniversary of Hope Barlick at Holy Trinity. 

Monday 9th July at 7.30 p.m.       Food Bank Meeting         Baptist Church Centre

Thursday 12th July at 2.00 p.m. Communion, Coffee, Cake and Chat Baptist Church Centre

Thursday 19th July at 5.00 p.m. Church Tea – Invitations will be out soon Mount Zion Earby

Wednesday 25th July     Holiday Special  Baptist Church Centre

Tuesday 31st July at 7.00 p.m.    Evening Prayer  Hazelhurst Lockfield Drive Barnoldswick

Monday 30th July through to Friday 24th August BARLICK BEACH. Hope Barlick are involved with craft activities on a Monday. 

Tuesday 7th August at 7.45 p.m. Deacons’ Meeting          Baptist Church Centre

Sunday 12th August at 15:30      All-age praise on the beach, followed by refreshments. 

Monday 20th August at 14:00     National Methodist Youth Brass Band will play on the beach.       Barlick Beach.

Tuesday 28th August at 7.00 p.m.  Evening Prayer Hazelhurst Lockfield Drive Barnoldswick

 

The Pastoral Care Group would like to invite you to Come for informal Communion followed by Coffee, Cake and Chat.  This will be a monthly event alternating between Mount Zion and Baptist Church Centre. Thursday 12th July at 2.00 p.m at Barnoldswick  Lifts will be available if needed. Feel free to speak to Christine, Trish, Jean, Vicky or Julie L. for more details.

 

The West Craven Food bank are running a breakfast club every Tuesday and Thursday during the Summer holidays in Barnoldswick Baptist Centre.

 

Wednesday 25th July we are running a holiday club along with St Andrews.

 

 “Yarn Bombing” Lots of patterns have been given out, and people are knitting in Salterforth, Earby and Barnoldswick. Angels need to be back with Keith before the end of November.

 

Tuesday afternoon home group is having a break for the summer and is scheduled to restart in September

Dates for the Diary

Sunday 16th September – Roy Searle will lead our service and after lunch help us think about future ministry.

Roy is one of the founders of the Northumbria Community and is a former President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. He works part time as the Baptist Union Co-ordinator for Pioneering in the North of England. Roy has been involved in training and mentoring leaders for many years and has considerable experience of helping churches to think strategically, imaginatively and creatively about how to relate to those beyond the 'walls of the church'.

Sunday 14th October – Harvest service and lunch at Salterforth. This will be a similar format to last year. If you’d like to be on the planning team for this event, please see Julie B.

Saturday 8th September Pie Night and Beetle Drive at Mount Zion Earby at 6pm.

 

Holidays are a time when we hopefully get the chance to slow down, reflect and recharge our batteries.

I have recently been to Cornwall with my friend and we walked along part of the Cornish way in temperatures of over 25°. Difficult at times but inspiring at others and also spectacular – a bit like life in general really.

One of the places I always visit when I go to Cornwall is Dodman point.  I sit on the steps of the cross looking out across the open sea, wondering at Gods creation and reflecting on life. It is here where I am close to God.

There is an inscription on the cross which is as follows:

“In the firm hope of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and for the encouragement of all who strive to serve him this cross is erected in AD 1856”

 

We all need encouragement as we strive to serve God and be Christ like in the local community. Sometimes we get knocked back at other times we are inspired but it is not often easy to know what God wants us to do and how to do it.

 I hope that over the summer you will be able to stop and relax and reflect on your lives and your faith and take encouragement from the cross.

Kathryn