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Table top sale - 27 July 2013

Table top sale
Saturday 27 July 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, plants 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.

Please note there will not be a table top sale in August.

107th Bradford Thackley Brownies

107th (Bradford) Thackley Brownies
Woohoo! Our Brownie pack now has its own web site
Recently, all the girls gained either their first aid badge, first aid advanced badge or both!  Huge congratulations girls - well done!
Big thanks to Carole and her team for all they do.
For all those who belonged to the Brownie/Guide movement at one time or another, you might be interested that there's a new brownie promise from 1 September 2013:
I promise that I will do my best:
To be true to myself and develop my beliefs,
To serve the Queen and my community,
To help other people
and
To keep the Brownie Guide Law.

Baptism - Tianna Marie Louise

It was a real joy to welcome Tianna Marie Louise, her family and friends to our service this morning. She and her big sister looked absolutely wonderful if their beautiful dresses.

Rev Sarah Jemison led the service of baptism where she spoke about the symbolic meaning of water and light. We use water to wash in, and in the same way water is used in baptism to represent the repeated washing away of the things we do wrong through God's loving forgiveness. We also reflected on Jesus's baptism where he was completely immersed in the river symbolic of his death and resurrection. Tianna's family was also given a candle, representing God's light in our darkness. Sarah reminded us that baptism does not mean that all the bad things in life are taken away from us; it does mean that in the dark moments of life, God will always be there, offering the light of hope.

One of the hymns we sang, Colours of day, picks up the theme of light and darkness.


We pray for God's blessing o…