Newsletter September  2017

Services in September: 

3rd Sept:  Revd Dr Colin Cheeseman

10th Sept: 10.15 am Café Church, Andrew Marshall

17th Sept:  Revd Mark Stennett, Baptismal Service for Louise Baxter

24th Sept:  Revd Steve Barlow

Duty Stewards:

Duty 3rd Sept 10th Sept 17th Sept 24th Sept
Vestry Andrew Penny Michelle Christine
Door Marjorie G
Margaret B
Trish
Christine
Alex
Jan
Sound Judith Andrew Tony
Readers Margaret B
John
Christine
Margaret C
Michelle
Andrew
Coffee Ailsa
Michelle
Kathy
Tony
Rosemary V
Maxine
Ailsa
Michelle
Flowers Judith Rosemary V Trish Pauline

We would like to invite anyone not already on our rotas to lend a hand. In particular, another Communion Steward would be a great help. Please see one of the stewards if you would be willing to participate.  Additional volunteers are also wanted for the flower rota.  Please speak to Marjorie if you are able to help.

 Prayer List:
This can be found in the vestibule for those you would like to be mentioned in our Prayers of Intercession. You may also wish to tie a prayer to the tree in the Prayer Garden.  You will find cards and string in the vestibule, or speak to one of the Stewards.

Souper Thursday
The first of these is at 12 noon on the 28th September and we’ll be serving a choice of soup with a roll, pudd plus tea or coffee.  Why not come with a friend?   Min donation £4.  Please contact Penny if you’d like to help on the day or by making a batch of soup or pudding.  01937 573434

Refreshments
Recently we had to throw away almost four packets of biscuits as they had become soft after being stored in tins for a while.  Please would people on coffee duty take unused biscuits home with them to prevent further wastage.

Alpha Course
Mark will be running an Alpha course for the circuit at Tadcaster Methodist church starting 7pm on Wednesday September 13th (excluding 1/2 term) running for approx. 8 weeks.  Please let Mark know if you’re interested in attending.

Action for Children Coffee Morning.
Christine would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to this coffee morning on Saturday 8th July. Despite a poor turn out, £260.40 was raised.

Dates for your Diary this Month:

Lunchtime concert at Boston Spa Methodist Church
Friday 8th September at 1 pm.  Sarah Ridy will play the Baroque and Gothic harps.  Light lunches served from noon.  Concert admission £5

Art Exhibition by several local artists and photographers
Saturday 16th September, 10am – 3.30pm, Wetherby Town Hall, refreshments proceeds to Tearfund Nepal Project

African Harvest Supper
Friday 22nd September, 6.45pm Wetherby Methodist Church Hall.  Music, fun activities and food.  Tickets £7.50, in aid of Ngong Christian Library and the Bible Society.  Poster on notice board

Big Coffee Morning for MacMillan Cancer Support
Friday 29th September, 10.00am East Keswick Methodist Church Hall.  Bacon butties and lots of goodies will be served.  Come along for a nibble and a natter.  Please contact Christine with offers of help with baking, raffle prizes or helping on the day.

An Evening with footballing legend Eddie Gray of Leeds United and Scotland fame
Friday 29 September, 7.30 pm, at Wetherby Sports Association. Tickets for meal, talk and question time will be £15 and on sale from the Wetherby Parish Office on 4 September. Proceeds to the Nepal Project.

Looking Ahead:

An Evening with Paul Jones (Manfred Mann, Blues Band, BBC Radio 2) and Fiona Hendley (Acclaimed actress and Paul’s wife)
Boston Spa Methodist Church – October 6th, 7.30pm.  Hear how their faith in God changed their lives.
Tickets – £7.50 available from www.bostonspamethodistchurch.org.uk  or from Rev Steve 01937 842156

Our MINISTER and STEWARDS are:

Rev. Mark Stennett – 01937 833358

Andrew Morgan – 01937 572514

Penny Harrison – 01937 573434

Christine Burton – 01937 588488

Michelle Allison – 01937 360228

If anyone has a concern they would like to discuss with Mark, please do not hesitate to speak to him personally.  Alternatively, you are welcome to contact him through the stewards.  Please note that Mark takes his rest day on a Friday.

Booking Secretary: Donah Hendrickson 01937 574603 / 07914 043836