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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.

There were lessons we can learn from; however,…

Let's talk about death

10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Saturday 14 May 2016

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

Westlife’s You raise me up

Death is something we all face yet is often difficult to talk about. Our Death Café provides a safe space for you to drop in, have a cuppa, browse stalls/resources, and share conversations about death: things we’d like to do before we die; how we can support those who are grieving or deal with our own grief; our wishes for when we die, and more.

We hope you will join us.

Church Anniversary Weekend and Gift Day

As is our usual custom, we will celebrate our Church Anniversary Weekend with:
A coffee morning and gift day 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Saturday 12 M arch 2016.Church Anniversary Worship 10.30 am Sunday 13 March 2016 led by Rev Nick Blundell.