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Reflections of a Lay Pastor: December 2nd 2018 What have we become?

Reflections of a Lay Pastor:  December 2nd 2018  What have we become? The Gospel story for today (Luke 2:25-39), reports how two people greeted the baby Jesus when they saw him for the first time.  Simeon was an old man and he took Jesus in his arms and said that he was content to die [...]

Thoughts for the week: April 8th 2018 Giving your heart…

In 1986, Wham! issued a track that is surely on everyone’s Christmas playlist:  “Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away…”  Young people nowadays seem to lack confidence in promising life-long partnerships even when convinced that they are in love.  Not surprising.  So many such partnerships go [...]

Fairtrade Competition

“Come on in” Design an A4 invitation to a Fairtrade event, real or imaginary. Remember to include the Fairtrade Mark Open to individuals, schools, colleges and groups of all ages Prizes will be awarded to 3 different age-groups: Pre-school Under 12s Under 18s Adults (18+) Closing Date: Weds 21 st March 2018 Fairtrade Footballs and [...]

By | 2018-01-20T20:39:27+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Children, Fellowship, Fun, Mission, National, Young Children, Young People|0 Comments

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts

Baildon Methodist Church Beaver Scout Colony When: Mondays, term-time From: 18th September 2017 Contact: e-Mail by clicking HERE Click HERE for a potted history of Scouting Click HERE if you're interested in your child becoming a Beaver Scout Click HERE for the BaildonMC Beaver Scout WELCOME PACK Click HERE if you want to [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:26:19+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Children, Health and Hobbies, Young People|0 Comments

Rainbows, Brownies & Guides

Uniformed Organisations - Girl Guiding Girlguiding UK is the United Kingdom's largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with around half a million members including about 100,000 trained volunteer adult Leaders and supporters. 'Girlguiding UK' is an operating name of The Guide Association. Statement of purpose Girlguiding UK enables girls and young women to [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:26:26+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Children, Fellowship, Health and Hobbies, Main Church Groups|1 Comment

Reflections of a Lay Pastor: December 27th 2015

Luke tell us in chapter two of his Gospel that Mary and Joseph journeyed every year with other pilgrims to the Temple in Jerusalem;  it took them several days each way. How this fragment of the early life of Jesus survived to be reported by Luke is a mystery, as are so many ancient events. [...]

Reflection for November 16th 2014

Another story from Matthew 25, also about decision making, this time it is about money and about taking risks with the resources we have been given.  Clearly, this has lessons for us about parenthood, which is a combination of taking risks and spending money constantly. Some people (mainly men, of course) become parents unaware.  Men [...]

Reflection for January 19th 2014

Paul starts his first letter to the church at Corinth like a love letter.  He really did love those Corinthians!  This did involve the odd telling-off;  but it does. Being loved is one of our very basic needs.  Sadly, many children’s only experience of nurture involves shouting and slapping;  they can grow up to believe [...]

Family Faith Fest

Calling All Churches Did you know that we have loads of young families across the Bradford North Methodist Circuit and it's time we got everyone together!  So here's the date for your diary, Sunday 16th March 2014, for Bradford North's Family Faith Fest. We hope to include games, crafts, activities, competitions, teens chill-out zone and [...]

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