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Christmas at Thackley

Our Christmas activities started in early November collecting donations for Christmas hampers for Bradford North Foodbank. Our Christmas Fair swiftly followed on a very chilly late November morning with the first snow of winter! The Fair raised over £600 and we are grateful to Monday Mums for serving refreshments, to the Ladies Group for their yummy cake stall, to the Brownies for their chocolate tombola, the Guides for their tombola and for making lip balm and to everyone else at Team TMC for the many varied ways in which they contributed to the success of the morning.

For several years we have shared one big card and given the money we would usually spend on cards to charity. The charity is Caring for Life which changes lives by sharing Jesus' love with the vulnerable; if you've not visited their wonderful coffee shop, make it a New Year's resolution to do so.

This year's fabulous Christmas card was made for us by Junior Church and donations amounted to £104.10.

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Order out of chaos

At our November own arrangement service we thought about God’s creation and Sabbath rest; inspired by Junior Church’s project on creation. Look at the fantastic artwork they produced - great work JC.

Gill had us making a zoo of noise as she told the story of the Morning of the World. We then looked at Hebrews Chapter 4 and thought about God’s day of rest ... not because he was tired but because his work was complete and he rejoiced about how good it was.

We are often so busy in our modern world and made so aware of our imperfections that we forget to rest in God, to put our faith in Him, knowing that we are part of His creation and acknowledging that it is good! We used our washing line to reflect on where and how we see our Creator God in the world.

Ruth then helped us to rest in God as we prayed quietly for the people and situations that concern us. 

We also said Thank you to John who is taking a rest from JC and during the service the children made light gift boxes for him.


Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Saturday 25 November 2017 We hope you will join us.

Death: Let's talk about it - coffee morning with a difference

Death: Let's talk about it - coffee morning with a difference
10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Saturday 24 September 2016
Raising funds for Marie Curie

We are organising a coffee morning with a difference to raise funds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care, and everyone is invited. This will include a cake stall together with craft activities, information resources and prompts to help those difficult conversations about death to be started.
Apart from proceeds from the book stall which is offered by Cornerstone, Skipton, all other money raised from the coffee morning will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes or at one of the charity’s hospices.
This is our second death cafe/coffee morning event this year. Death is something we all face yet it is often difficult to talk about. This special coffee morning provides a safe and supportive space for you to drop in, have a cuppa, browse the resources, get hands-on with glass painting and ot…

Thackley Methodist Church – 127 Years Young!

Along with celebrating Her Majesty’s special birthday recently, at Thackley Methodist Church (TMC) we have also been celebrating our Junior Church Anniversary – and working out that the Queen has being reigning for around half the lifetime of the church! 
So what has the church been doing for all those years? Back in the day, besides being a big, busy church, it was the major social hub of the village, with all sorts of regular meetings and concerts – even spectacular productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, with magnificent costumes hired from D’Oyly Carte!  Also, did you know Thackley Football Club grew from small beginnings made by the church?
Nowadays, besides hosting well attended special seasonal services, weddings, baptisms and funerals, TMC continues to serve the community by providing a safe, warm and welcoming community centre for a number of groups and organisations to call home. We happily share our premises on Friday evenings  with ‘Sorted’ youth church, a Church Ar…

Community Coffee Mornings

We are trialling a weekly coffee morning between 10 am and 12 noon each Saturday between now and September.
We hold it in our lounge area which means you'll need to use the door into the community centre. 
We hope you will join us.

Let's talk about death - Death cafe

After much planning, prayer and preparation, we held our Death Café on Saturday 14 May 2016. Whilst we cannot claim to have been inundated with visitors, we had some who had made the journey from Kirkstall and we know that we met the very real needs of some for whom bereavement is still very raw.

The ‘ Grave talk’ cards we’d placed on the coffee tables prompted some great conversations and despite them focusing on various aspects of death, gentle laughter could be heard throughout the morning.

Unbeknown to us at the time, it also provided an important time of preparation for the team which enabled them to support one of the team members who subsequently had to cope with a family death ... God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform!

It was also good to see folk busy being creative with the craft activities, whilst engaging in meaningful conversation.

Thanks also to Cornerstone Christian Books for providing a bookstall in a box.

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