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Table Top Sale - 23 March

Table top sale
Saturday 23 March 2013
10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Refreshments available including bacon butties.
Our table top sales are one way of us supporting the local community.  Tables are offered free of charge to those in the local area and so far we've had a wide variety of talents on display with jewellery, crafts, crystals, bric-a-brac, baking etc.
We hold the sales in church as the community hall is often being used by our groups.  Many have commented about the calm and friendly environment that this provides; it also provides a first look inside for those who have passed by on the outside many times.  We have been particularly delighted that our open doors have drawn in couples who were married or worshipped here many years ago. We hope you will join us.

Pie & Pea Supper and Beetle Drive - 23 March

Pie & Pea Supper and Beetle Drive

Saturday 23 March 2013 5:30 pm for 6:00 pm
Tickets £5.00 (under 16’s £3 each) from Margaret and John Vickerman
For Christian Aid Funds


Church Anniversary & Mothering Sunday

Church Anniversary & Mothering Sunday
10 March 2013
Worship will be led by Mrs Marjorie Dobson
Everyone welcome.

Gift Day & Coffee Morning - 9 March 2013

Gift Day & Coffee Morning
10: 00 am to 12 noon Saturday 9 March 2013
You are warmly invited to join us for our annual Gift Day coffee morning.
Since September 2012 we have been led by a Ministry Team and experiences have, in the main, been positive. We have pulled together as Team TMC and have done much to forge closer links with our groups and local community. 2012 saw the start of our monthly Table Top Sales.  Our stallholders have commented on the calm and peaceful environment our church provides and they’ve come back again and again!  We’ve also made a steady income to support the upkeep of our buildings and the aroma of bacon butties is never far away.
We were delighted to join in with Thackley’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and it was an absolute joy to see the church near full to capacity for Tony’s Karate club’s demonstration.  Our wives group celebrated 50 years and the Guides’ sleepover and leading of worship was a real hit. We were sorry to see the closure of Thackley Ba…

Exploring Church Membership

I am planning some sessions on church membership to take place during the spring.
These are suitable for: Someone who has been coming to church for a while and is now interested in taking the next step into becoming a member of the church;Someone who has been coming a long time but for whatever reason has not become a member in the past;Someone who has come into Methodism as a member of another denomination and would like to know more about membership in the Methodist Church.
I am aware that a number of churches in the circuit are LEPs and I will bear this in mind in the sessions offered, depending on where the participants come from.
I already have a number of names of individuals, but I would be grateful if you could let me know of anyone else who may be interested in taking up church membership. The emphasis will be on exploring the meaning of membership. Attendance on the course does not require a prior commitment to become a member, but opportunity will be given at its conclusion for…

Table top sale - 23 February

Table top sale
Saturday 23 February 2013
10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Refreshments available including bacon butties.
Our table top sales are one way of us supporting the local community.  Tables are offered free of charge to those in the local area and so far we've had a wide variety of talents on display with jewellery, crafts, crystals, bric-a-brac, baking etc.
We hold the sales in church as the community hall is often being used by our groups.  Many have commented about the calm and friendly environment that this provides; it also provides a first look inside for those who have passed by on the outside many times.  We have been particularly delighted that our open doors have drawn in couples who were married or worshipped here many years ago. We hope you will join us.

The Chair's Table Tennis Challenge - 22 February

Chair's Challenge

7.00 pm Friday 22 February 2013 Baildon Methodist Church
Roger Walton, Chair of the District, will join with the Bradford North Methodist Circuit on 22nd February 2013, @ 7:00pm, at Baildon Methodist Church for a fun filled evening of table tennis coaching, tournaments and challenges.  The young people will join Roger during the first part of the evening to learn some master-strokes, then later in the evening the event will be opened up to anyone wishing to Challenge Roger to a game or two.

Roger is seeking sponsorship to raise money for the Touchstone Centre, Bradford. Touchstone is one of the leading agencies in relationships between different faiths. It is recognised by the Methodist Church as a nationally significant venture and by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for its work among Christians and Muslims.

Full details and sponsor forms

Let light shine out of darkness

It is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness", who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor 4:6) This morning was a very special service with the baptism of Zara-Leigh and Evie-Rose. A baptism is a special service that symbolises that the one being baptised is welcomed and belongs to the family of the church as a follower of Jesus. Often it is an infant being baptised; however, baptism is open to all ages. During the service parents make promises to live within the Christian faith and to support their child to grow within that faith. Members of the church also make promises to support the family.  A candle is also lit and given to the family to symbolise the light of Christ in their lives, and this was the theme of this morning's service, led by Rev Phil Drake.

Our bible reading Luke 9:28-36 focused on "The Transfiguration" and Phil read this reflection on prayer:

"Prayer…