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Showing posts from December, 2017

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.

We w…

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.