Sunday 4th September
Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev. Naomi Kaiga  -  10.30am
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Jean is steward.

 

This Evening:
Circuit Service of Welcome, Wakefield Cathedral, 6.30pm
At this service we will be welcoming Rev. Andrew Longshaw, Superintendent Minister and Rev. Rob Drost.

This Week's Activities
Tuesday 6th: Weight Watchers, 10.00am
Wednesday 7th: Women's Fellowship, 2.15pm
Friday 9th: Humpty Dumpty Club, 10.00am
Friday 9th: Inspiring Recovery, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Saturday 10th: Al-Anon, 2.00pm

Sunday 11th: Morning Worship led by Jacob Kaiga, 10.30am

Family News
Happy Birthday to Adriana for the 6th.

Prayers
As the new Connexional year begins we pray for our ministers and especially our new Superintendent Minister, Rev. Andrew Longshaw.

We pray, too, for all those involved in education as the new school year begins. We think especially of Jon and Pepper who start full time school and of Owen, Annabell, Amahle, Henry, Harry and Keian who all move on to High School.

Thanks ...... this week
to those who lead our fellowship / bible study / community groups.

Sunday 31st July
Morning Worship led by Martin Walmsley - 10.30am.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Jean is steward.

This week's Activities
Tuesday 2nd: Weight Watchers, 10.00am
Wednesday 3rd: Women's Fellowship, 2.15pm
Friday 5th: Inspiring Recovery, 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon, 2.00pm

Sunday 7th: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev. Naomi Kaiga, 10.30am

We look forward to welcoming the family of Jordan and Lainey-Rae at their baptisms on Sunday 7th August, 12.15pm.

Saturday 20th August: Trinity Methodist Church, Harrogate, 3.00pm
Welcome Service for the new Chair of the Leeds District, Rev. Anne E Brown BSC

Sunday 4th September: Wakefield Catherdral, 6.30pm
Circuit Service of Welcome for Rev. Andrew Longshaw, Superintendent Minister and Rev. Rob Drost.

Family News
Birthdays
Happy Birthday to Roger, celebrating on Tuesday 2nd and to Pauline whose birthday is on Friday 5th.
Prayers
Joyce asks us to pray for Harry, her great-grandson who is due to have an operation on both his legs on Monday 8th August.
Thanks..... this week
to the work of our women's fellowship group.

Betty says a 'huge thank you' to all who helped in cleaning our church building on Wednesday morning. Next date for your diary - Wednesday 14th September when we hope the schoolroom and kitchen will be tackled.

Any items for next week's notices to Paula on 07803 344958 or by email: paula.ridley@yahoo.co.uk

www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk

www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

 

Sunday 19th June 2016

Morning Worship led by Paul Hayes, 10.30am
Readings - Psalm 23 and John 10: 1 - 10

Steward: Nigel Sunny Dudes: Deb

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week's Activities

Tuesday 21st

Weight Watchers - 10.00am

Wednesday 22nd

Women's Fellowship - 2.15pm

 

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides - from 5.30pm

Thursday 23rd

Premises used for EU referendum elections

 

Stewards' Meeting

Friday 24th

Humpty Dumpty Club - 10.00am

 

Inspiring Recovery - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Saturday 25th

Al-Anon - 2.00pm

Sunday 26th

Messy Church - 9.30am


Family News

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Naomi for next Saturday, 25th.

Prayers

We continue to remember Martin as he is still off work needing time to rest and for all those not feeling 100%.

Thanks..... this week
To all those who support and encourage our children.

Baptisms

Keeley and Christopher bring their children, Cruz and Indy to be baptised on Sunday 17th July, 12.30pm.

Rev. Richard Oldroyd

As you may be aware Rev. Richard Oldroyd is leaving the Circuit at the end of this Connexional year (end of Aug), having served as its Superintendent Minister since its creation.

A Farewell Service Has been arranged for Sunday 17th July, 6,00pm at West Wakefield Methodist Church. At that service it is the intention to present him with a leaving gift from the Circuit. The Upton congregation has been asked if they would like to contribute to that gift. If you would like to make a donation, please would you hand it to Roger, or one of the stewards, on or before June 26th.

Transport is available to the service if required. Please see Nigel

If you are able to make any cakes for the refreshments after the service please let Paula know as soon as possible so that the message can be passed to West Wakefield who wish to ensure the occasion is well catered for.

What's On

The Joseph Winter Lecture - See E-News

? Monday 20th June, West Wakefield Methodist Church, 7.30pm 'The Role of the Churches Engaging in a Changing Europe - Christian Faith as Residue or Potential'.

Men's Breakfast

? Saturday 25th June, Micklegate Methodist Church, 9.00am A time for men to meet together to share breakfast and fellowship. Cereals, bacon butties, toast, tea and coffee. £2.00 All Welcome.

Annual Strawberry Tea - see poster

? Wednesday 13th July, West Wakefield Methodist Church, 2.30pm

Cake Stall, tombola, books, raffle, plants. Tickets £4.00

Music for a Summer's Evening

? Monday 18th July, Vicarage Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QX, 7.30pm Presented by the Yorkshire Divisional Fellowship Band of The Salvation Army. Transport can be arranged. Please see Nigel.

Trinity Mission - our Church Charity fast approaching their 10,000th food parcel

Can you help in donating any of the following...?

Beans or spaghetti with sausages, spaghetti bolognaise, ravioli, chilli con carne, stewed steak, chicken in white sauce, Irish stew, beef and onions, macaroni cheese or chicken curry.

All donations greatly appreciated.

Next Week and Beyond

Sunday 26th June

Messy Church

9.30am

Worship led by Tim Baker

Steward: Deb

Dates for Your Diary

Circuit Service

Sunday 17th July, West Wakefield MC, 6.00pm

Farewell to Rev. Richard Oldroyd

Church Picnic

Sunday 14th August, Nostell Priory, after the morning service.

Holiday Club

? Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th August

Guardians of Anora

Any items for next week's notices to Paula on 01977 650207 or by email: paula.ridley@yahoo.co.uk

www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk

www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

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Sunday 15th May 2016
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Worship Leaders prepared by Mr Arnold Senior.
Today's readings are: Acts 2: 1 to 21 and John 14: 8 to 17.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Many of our younger people may be at Ackworth for Messy Church.
Today is the start of Christian Aid week.

This Week
Tuesday 17th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 17th Family Ministry Core Skills course at Newmilllerdam, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 18th: Women's Fellowship meets at church, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 18th: Christian Aid Commissioning service at St Mary's, South Elmsall, 7pm.
Friday 20th: Toddler Group, 10 am to 12 noon.
Friday 20th: Inspiring Recovery may be using our premises from 1-30pm to 4pm.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 22nd 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Max Bradley.
Nigel will be steward.
Upton's Fun Run is today- you may care to come a little early and cheer the runners as they they the gate at around 10.10. Traffic (parking) may be difficult during this period.

Tuesday 24th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Wednesday 25th: Women's Fellowship at church, 2-15pm.
Thursday 26th: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 27th: Toddler Group 10am to 12 noon.
Friday 27th: Inspiring Recovery may be using our premises from 1-30pm to 4pm.
Friday 27th: Youth camp commences at Tamarak Camp Site for the weekend.
Saturday 28th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Friday 10th June: Rev Jacob Kaiga spoke at circuit assembly recently of Prayer Walk initiatives he has been using in Pontefract. The latest enews (see noticeboard) has detail. He is conducting training sessions to encourage other churches (see poster). The closest to us of which is at Ackworth at 7-30pm.
Wednesday 15th : Church Life and Mission Forum has invited Andrew Tomlinson from the Joint Public Issues Team (a venture of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Church of Scotland) to discuss Faith and our Referendum Vote. Sandal, 7-30pm.

Family News
Feziwe celebrates her birthday on Saturday 21st.
We are aware of Warde Aldam MHA nursing home in South Elmsall who have been in contact with some of our fellowship recently. Christine Hewitt (who we know as local preacher) is pleased to say that she has recently been appointed as their new chaplain.
Many thanks to those who helped in preparation and running of our model railway and craft day yesterday.
We remembered Vicky, Matt and Deb as they met with Upton School to discuss possible joint activities. We are pleased that opportunities have been discussed and work will shortly be planned.
Joyce tells us that the Ladies in our Fellowship recently knitted and sent 6 hats and 5 scarves to the Mission to Seafarers and they have 4 more hats and 1 scarf ready. They have also knitted 17 cardigans and 24 hats for the baby care unit at Pinderfields hospital. They point out that this is not just a one off thing, but is ongoing. So if anybody would like to help with this knitting let someone in the fellowship know.
Paula has kindly agreed to take over the writing and production of the news letter in the near future- details to follow.
Paula tells is that Ackworth Boys' Brigade has now finished its aluminium collection and is now collecting clothes including shoes, handbags, belts and soft toys. Thanks to all who have donated and continue to do so.

Any further notices to Paula on 650207 or (preferably) paula.ridley@yahoo.co.uk

www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk

www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

 

 

Sunday 8th May

10.30am Morning Worship led by Rev. Trevor Grewcock.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are Luke 24: 44-53 and Ephesians 1: 15-23
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Tuesday 10th - Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 10th - Messy Church, from 4.30pm.
Wednesday 11th - Women's Fellowship at church, 2.15pm.
Thursday 12th - Housegroup at Jean and Roger's, 7.30pm.
Friday 13th - Toddler Group, 10.00am - 12 noon.
Friday 13th - Inspiring Recovery may use our premises, 1.30pm - 4.00pm.
Saturday 14th - Chug and Chatter. Our model railway and craft event, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Saturday 14th - Al-Anon, 7.30pm.

Advance Notices
Sunday 15th - Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior, 10.30am
Many of our younger people may be at Ackworth for Messy Church today.
Nigel will be steward.

Tuesday 17th - Family Core Skills course at Newmillerdam, 7.30pm
Wednesday 18th - Christian Aid Commissioning Service at St. Mary's, South Elmsall, 7.00pm.

Friday 27th to Monday 30th May - Youth Camp at Tamarak Campsite, Selby. For ages 8-17. See Deb for further details.

Family News
Owen will be 11 on Friday 13th.
Please remember Matt and Vicky (our families workers) as they, along with Deb, meet staff from Upton School on Monday to investigate working together (maybe assemblies, prayer spaces etc).
Thanks to John for keeping our lawns tidy.
Rev Jacob Kaiga spoke at circuit assembly recently about Prayer Walk initiatives he has been using in Pontefract. The latest enews has details.
May's enews on the noticeboard.
Paula tells us that Ackworth Boys' Brigade has now finished its aluminium collection and is now collecting clothes including shoes, belts, handbags and soft toys. Thanks to all who have donated and continue to do so.

Sunday 1st May 2016

10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mr John Newsome.
Today's readings are Acts 8: 20-40 and John 15: 1-8.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Tuesday 3rd: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 3rd: Family Ministry Core Skills Course at Newmillerdam, 7.30pm.
Wednesday 4th: Women's Fellowship at church, 2-15pm.  This week it is led by Revd. Naomi.
Thursday 5th: Our premises are used for voting today.
Thursday 5th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7.30pm.
Friday 6th: Toddler Group 10am to 12 noon.
Friday 6th: Inspiring Recovery may be using our premises, 1.30pm - 4.00pm.
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 8th May 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Revd. Trevor Grewcock.
Elaine will be steward.

Tuesday 10th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Wednesday 11th: Women's Fellowship meets at church, 2-15pm.
Friday 13th: Toddler Group, 10 am to 12 noon.
Friday 13th: Inspiring Recovery may be using our premises, 1.30pm - 4.00pm. 
Saturday 14th:  Chug and Chatter, 10.00am - 4.00pm.  Our model railway and craft event.  See note below
Saturday 14th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Family News
Congratulations to Kathryn (Senior) who celebrates a special birthday on Friday 6th.
Neave has passed her St. John's first aid exam this week.  She is now a fully qualified St. John's First Aider.
Rev Jacob Kaiga spoke at circuit assembly recently of Prayer Walk initiatives he has been using in Pontefract. The latest enews (see noticeboard) has detail. He is conducting training sessions (see poster) the closest to us of which is at Ackworth on Friday 10th June at 7-30pm.
Fri 27 -Mon 30 May - Youth Camp at Tamarak Camp Site, Selby. For ages 8-17. See Deb for details. Poster on Noticeboard.
Chug and Chatter
We have space for more model train layouts - please see Nigel or Roger.

We are now just 2 weeks away from our train and craft event and as part of that we are hoping that to have a craft stall with items to sell. Anything we can make would be suitable for this, but one idea was baby's bootees/ shoes and to package these in a little box (Jean can produce them) as a gift. If you can make anything for this stall, that would be wonderful and if you want to discuss this, talk to Paula or Jean who also have a very simple bootee pattern.
May's e-news is on the noticeboard - lots of exciting things going on around the circuit.
Paula tells us that Ackworth Boys' Brigade have finished their aluminium collection and is now collecting clothes which includes belts, shoes, handbags and soft toys.  Thank you to all who have donated and continue to do so.

Sunday 1st May 2016

10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mr John Newsome.
Today's readings are Acts 8: 20-40 and John 15: 1-8.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Tuesday 3rd: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 3rd: Family Ministry Core Skills Course at Newmillerdam, 7.30pm.
Wednesday 4th: Women's Fellowship at church, 2-15pm.  This week it is led by Revd. Naomi.
Thursday 5th: Our premises are used for voting today.
Thursday 5th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7.30pm.
Friday 6th: Toddler Group 10am to 12 noon.
Friday 6th: Inspiring Recovery may be using our premises, 1.30pm - 4.00pm.
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 8th May 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Revd. Trevor Grewcock.
Elaine will be steward.

Tuesday 10th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Wednesday 11th: Women's Fellowship meets at church, 2-15pm.
Friday 13th: Toddler Group, 10 am to 12 noon.
Friday 13th: Inspiring Recovery may be using our premises, 1.30pm - 4.00pm. 
Saturday 14th:  Chug and Chatter, 10.00am - 4.00pm.  Our model railway and craft event.  See note below
Saturday 14th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Family News
Congratulations to Kathryn (Senior) who celebrates a special birthday on Friday 6th.
Neave has passed her St. John's first aid exam this week.  She is now a fully qualified St. John's First Aider.
Rev Jacob Kaiga spoke at circuit assembly recently of Prayer Walk initiatives he has been using in Pontefract. The latest enews (see noticeboard) has detail. He is conducting training sessions (see poster) the closest to us of which is at Ackworth on Friday 10th June at 7-30pm.
Fri 27 -Mon 30 May - Youth Camp at Tamarak Camp Site, Selby. For ages 8-17. See Deb for details. Poster on Noticeboard.
Chug and Chatter
We have space for more model train layouts - please see Nigel or Roger.

We are now just 2 weeks away from our train and craft event and as part of that we are hoping that to have a craft stall with items to sell. Anything we can make would be suitable for this, but one idea was baby's bootees/ shoes and to package these in a little box (Jean can produce them) as a gift. If you can make anything for this stall, that would be wonderful and if you want to discuss this, talk to Paula or Jean who also have a very simple bootee pattern.
May's e-news is on the noticeboard - lots of exciting things going on around the circuit.
Paula tells us that Ackworth Boys' Brigade have finished their aluminium collection and is now collecting clothes which includes belts, shoes, handbags and soft toys.  Thank you to all who have donated and continue to do so.

Sunday 24th April 2016

Sunday 24th: 9-30am Messy Church: crafts and breakfast following by:-
10-45am Morning Worship led by Deacon Sharon Dilley
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

 

This Week
Tuesday 26th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 26th: Family Ministry Core skills at Newmillerdam, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 27th: Women's Fellowship at church, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 27th: Your stewards meet with Naomi tonight, 7-45pm.
Thursday 28th: Church Annual General Meeting to which all are invited. 7-30pm in the hall.
Friday 29th: Toddler Group 10am to 12 noon. We know that as it is inset at Upton School on that day there may be a few more attending.
Saturday 30th: Men's Breakfast at Micklegate, 9am Allows men to meet together in a relaxed atmosphere to share breakfast & fellowship. Cereals, porridge, bacon butties & toast, washed down with tea/coffee - all for just £2.
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 14th May: Chug and Chatter- our model railway and craft event. See below.

Advance notices
Sunday 1st May 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr John Newsome.
Elaine will be steward.

Tuesday 3rd: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 3rd: Family Ministry Core skills at Newmillerdam, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 4th: Women's Fellowship meets at church, 2-15pm.
Thursday 5th: Our premises are used for voting today.
Thursday 5th: Messy Planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Friday 6th: Toddler Group, 10 am to 12 noon.
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Family News
Feziwe and Nokwanda have a new landline phone number; 01977 645272.
Congratulations to Kathryn (Storey) who has recently passed a module of her BSL (British Sign Language) Level 1 course.
Today's flowers are in memory of Margaret Storey, Nigel's Mum.
Rev Jacob Kaiga spoke at circuit assembly recently of Prayer Walk initiatives he has been using in Pontefract. The latest enews (see noticeboard) has detail. He is conducting training sessions (see poster) the closest to us of which is at Ackworth on Friday 10th June at 7-30pm.
Jean (Whitworth) has notes from Ian Bell's sermon last week. Nigel has an audio recording. Ask if you would like copies.
Next Saturday is the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. There has been conflicting information about road closures, but Nigel believes they are rolling closures in Upton for around 40 minutes either side of around 10-30am and 4pm.
Fri 27 -Mon 30 May - Youth Camp at Tamarak Camp Site, Selby. For ages 8-17. See Deb for details. Poster on Noticeboard.
Chug and Chatter
We are now just 3 weeks away from our train and craft event and as part of that we are hoping that to have a craft stall with items to sell. Anything we can make would be suitable for this, but one idea was baby's bootees/ shoes and to package these in a little box (Jean can produce them) as a gift. If you can make anything for this stall, that would be wonderful and if you want to discuss this, talk to Paula or Jean who also have a very simple bootee pattern.
Songs of praise are recording in Leeds on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May with rehearsals for the choir beforehand. If you are interested, see Nigel who has details. Congregational singers need not attend rehearsals.
Small tubs (eg pringles, gravy tubs) are required for April Messy- give to Paula or Jean Whitworth.

Sunday 17th April 2016
10-30am: Morning Worship for church anniversary led by Rev Ian Bell.
Today's readings are: John 20:19 to 23 and 2 Corinthians 5:14 to 21
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Good News at Micklegate, 3-30pm followed by faith tea.

This Week
Tuesday 19th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Wednesday 20th: Women's Fellowship meets at church, 2-15pm.
Friday 22nd: Toddler Group, 10 am to 12 noon.
Friday 22nd: Inspiring recovery use our premises this afternoon.
Saturday 23rd: Professor Morna Hooker visits Netherton to speak on 'The Drama of Mark' from 10am to 12 noon. Enews states this will be of interest to all ministers & local preachers, Bible study leaders & all with biblical and theological interests. See enews for more details.
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 24th: 9-30am Messy Church: crafts and breakfast following by
10-45am Morning Worship led by Deacon Sharon Dilley.
Deb will be steward.
Tuesday 26th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 26th: Family Ministry Core skills at Newmillerdam, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 27th: Women's Fellowship at church, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 27th: Your stewards meet with Naomi tonight.
Thursday 28th: Church Annual General Meeting to which all are invited. 7-30pm in the hall.
Friday 29th: Toddler Group 10 am to 12 noon.
Saturday 30th: Men's Breakfast at Micklegate, 9am Allows men to meet together in a relaxed atmosphere to share breakfast & fellowship. Cereals, porridge, bacon butties & toast, washed down with tea/coffee - all for just £2
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 14th May: Chug and Chatter- our model railway and craft event. See below.

Family News
Congratulations to Amahle who is eleven on Thursday 21st.
We are pleased that 'Inspiring Recovery', (formerly Turning Point) are going to use our building on Friday afternoons from this week onwards. They are going to use the kitchen for the main part of their work, so access to the Church on Friday afternoons won't be practicable between 1.30 and 4.30pm. If this poses any difficulty on a one-off basis, please contact Roger on 07947054247
Rev Jacob Kaiga spoke at circuit assembly recently of Prayer Walk initiatives he has been using in Pontefract. The latest enews (see noticeboard) has detail. He is conducting training sessions (see poster) the closest to us of which is at Ackworth on Friday 10th June at 7-30pm.
Fri 27 -Mon 30 May - Youth Camp at Tamarak Camp Site, Selby. For ages 8-17. See Deb for details. Poster on Noticeboard.
Chug and Chatter
We are now just 4 weeks away from our train and craft event and as part of that we are hoping that to have a craft stall with items to sell. Anything we can make would be suitable for this, but one idea was baby's bootees/ shoes and to package these in a little box (Jean can produce them) as a gift. If you can make anything for this stall, that would be wonderful and if you want to discuss this, talk to Paula or Jean who also have a very simple bootee pattern.
Songs of praise are recording in Leeds on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May with rehearsals for the choir beforehand. If you are interested, see Nigel who has details. Congregational singers need not attend rehearsals.
The latest Community Awareness Programme newsletter is on the noticeboard.
Small tubs (eg pringles, gravy tubs) are required for April Messy- give to Paula or Jean Whitworth.

Sunday 3rd April 2016

10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Today's readings are: Revelation 1:4 to 8 and John 20:19 to 31.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Peter would like a short meeting regarding the Vision building scheme after the service.

This Week
Tuesday 5th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 5th: The third Family Ministry session at Newmillerdam.
Wednesday 6th: Women's Fellowship meets at church with Rev Naomi as leader this week, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 6th: Pastoral Meeting for pastoral leaders, 7-30pm at church.
Thursday 7th: Messy planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Friday 8th: Toddler Group recommences, 10 am to 12 noon.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 9th: One Sound (the new name for the MAYC (Methodist Association of Youth Clubs) orchestra and choir perform at Doncaster Priory Methodist Church at 7-30pm. If you are interested in going, please see Deb (no charge, just donations).
Advance notices
Sunday 10th: 10-30am Morning Worship led by Dr Richard Bowen. Note this is a change to the plan.
Deb will be steward.
Tuesday 12th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 12th: Midweek Messy from 4-30pm. Crafts, something to eat and a message.
Wednesday 13th: Women's Fellowship at Doreen's, 2-15pm.
Thursday 14th: Junior Church forum - an evening for those involved or have an interest in Junior Church/Sunday School to meet together, share ideas and discuss issues around this incredibly valuable work. This will be held at Central Methodist Church, Pontefract and will start at 7:30pm. It would be useful for us to know rough numbers of how many are coming, so if you are intending to come, please let Matt Burland, Circuit Children and Families' Worker know asap.
Friday 15th: Toddler Group 10 am to 12 noon.
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 17th: Church Anniversary service led by Rev Ian Bell. If you have some memories/ old photographs, please being them.

Family News
Neave is seventeen on Tuesday 5th and Connor is sixteen on Wednesday 6th.
This morning's flowers are in memory of Eileen, Deb's Mum. Paula coordinates these flowers.
Melody is growing up- she starts nursery at Upton on Monday, and Sam tells us they have the committee hearing for the bungalow plans on 14th April. It has been a fraught process.
Please remember Arnold who is not 100% at this time.
Congratulations to Tanya and Deb who have recently passed their Level 2 Award in Food Safety Catering. There is another course on Thurs 21st April.
Songs of praise are recording in Leeds on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May with rehearsals for the choir beforehand. If you are interested, see Nigel who has details. Congregational singers need not attend rehearsals.
The latest Community Awareness Programme newsletter is on the noticeboard.
Roger reminds us of the benefit of your gift aiding your collection but also of the legal requirements: Filling in a Gift Aid declaration enables the Church to reclaim 25% tax refund on their giving. We're about to send off a claim form for the congregation's Gift Aided giving over the last 12 months. The Methodist Church asks the Gift Aid Secretary to make the congregation aware of the following statement: 'If you have signed a Gift Aid declaration, please ensure that the relevant tax paid in the last tax year is equal to or greater than 25% of your Gift Aid donations to all charities. If the tax is less, HMRC will ask you to pay the difference'.
Small tubs are required for April Messy- give to Paula or Jean Whitworth.

Sunday 27th March 2016

10-30am: Morning Worship for All Ages led by Mr Barry Firth.
Today's reading is: Mark 16: 1 to 8.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Tuesday 29th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 29th: The second Family Ministry session at Newmillerdam. The theme this week is Biblical, historical and contemporary understanding of family. Drinks 7pm, starting at 7-30pm. You may come to any or all sessions- see notice board
Wednesday 30th: Women's Fellowship at Doreen's, 2-15pm.
Thursday 31st: Jo Jingles use our premises today.
Friday 1st April: No Toddler Group- holiday time.
Saturday 2nd: Aire and Calder Cake off at Trinity Wakefield. See notice board.
Saturday 2nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices
Sunday 3rd 10-30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Elaine will be steward.
Tuesday 5th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 5th: The third Family Ministry session at Newmillerdam.
Wednesday 6th: Women's Fellowship meets at Doreen's, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 6th: Pastoral Meeting for pastoral leaders.
Thursday 7th: Messy Planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Friday 8th: Toddler Group recommences, 10 am to 12 noon.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 9th: One Sound (the new name for the MAYC (Methodist Association of Youth Clubs) orchestra and choir perform at Doncaster Priory Methodist Church at 7-30pm. If you are interested in going, please see Deb (no charge, just donations)
Family News
Jean (Senior) celebrates her birthday on Saturday 2nd.
Last week's church council agreed to pay to improve the heating system by removing some of the old iron piping and installing more radiators in the music area. Thank you to Brian for researching this work.
Last week's vision meeting agreed to engage an architect to draw up feasibility plans for the building extension. Peter and Sean have more details.
You may remember that around 18 months ago we supported Paula and Marcus (and others from Ackworth Boys Brigade) as they travelled to Kenya to help the Isaiah Trust. One of their tasks was to plant banana trees. We have been informed that these are now providing fruit which those helped by the Trust are now eating.
MWIB (Methodist Women in Britain) Easter offering envelopes are available today. Some information about the organisation is on the notice board. Please return them into the collection plate.
You are most welcome to bring flowers for display- maybe in memory of someone or on a special date. Paula is coordinating this.
Small tubs are required for April Messy- give to Paula or Jean Whitworth.

Sunday 20th March

10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion for Palm Sunday led by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Today's readings are: Psalm 118:1-2 & 19-29, Isaiah 50:4-9 and Luke 19:28-40
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in during the service.
Many of our children and carers may be at Ackworth as it is Messy Church there today.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Starting at 12-30pm we will have a short church council to discuss proposals to improving the heating system. Then this is followed by a short meeting to discuss architects for our vision property extension.
Good News at Micklegate from 3pm.
See family news for Adrian's news.

This Week
Tuesday 22nd: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Wednesday 23rd: Women's Fellowship meets at Doreen's, 2-15pm for Lent Studies.
Thursday 24th: Maundy Thursday service at Trinity South Elmsall, 8pm (note- extra to the plan). Led by Rev Naomi Kaiga
Friday 25th: No Toddler Group- school holidays.
Friday 25th: Good Friday service at Trinity, South Elmsall at 10-30am. (note extra to the plan)
Friday 25th: (Ackworth) Churches Together act of witness (singing) at the Co-op at 12 noon (processing from All Saints Church at 11.45 am)
Saturday 26th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices
Sunday 27th 10-30am Morning Worship led by Mr Barry Firth.
Deb will be steward.
Tuesday 29th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Tuesday 29th: The second Family Ministry session at Newmillerdam. The theme this week is Biblical, historical and contemporary understanding of family. Drinks 7pm, starting at 7-30pm. You may come to any or all sessions- see notice board
Wednesday 30th: Women's Fellowship at Doreen's, 2-15pm.
Thursday 31st: Jo Jingles use our premises today.
Friday 1st April: No Toddler Group- holiday time.
Saturday 2nd: Aire and Calder Cake off at Trinity Wakefield. See notice board.
Saturday 2nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 9th: One Sound (the new name for the MAYC (Methodist Association of Youth Clubs) orchestra and choir perform at Doncaster Priory Methodist Church at 7-30pm. If you are interested in going, please see Deb (no charge, just donations)
Family News
David celebrates a special birthday on Tuesday 22nd sharing it with Kailub who is nine. Bob celebrates his birthday on Saturday 26th.
Adrian is being baptised by full immersion at Cutsyke Gospel Hall at 6pm today. If would like to attend in support, then Nigel offers a lift from your door and return.
The clocks go forward next Sunday so effectively we will get 1 hour less in bed.
You may remember that around 18 months ago we supported Paula and Marcus (and others from Ackworth Boys Brigade) as they travelled to Kenya to help the Isaiah Trust. One of their tasks was to plant banana trees. We have been informed that these are now providing fruit which those helped by the Trust are now eating.
MWIB (Methodist Women in Britain) Easter offering envelopes are available today. Some information about the organisation is on the notice board.
You are most welcome to bring flowers for display- maybe in memory of someone or on a special date. Paula is coordinating this.
Small tubs are required for April Messy- give to Paula or Jean Whitworth.

Sunday 6th March 2016

10.30am: Morning Worship for Mothering Sunday led by Rev. Rex Owen.
Today's readings are Exodus 2: 1-10, Luke 2: 33-35 and John 19: 25-27
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave during the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week

Tuesday 8th: Weight Watchers us our premises this morning.
Tuesday 8th: Messy Church with crafts, a bite to eat and a short message.  From 4.30pm.
Tuesday 8th: Circuit Assembly at Trinity, Castleford.  The agenda is on the noticeboard. Visitors are welcome.
Wednesday 9th: Women's Fellowship meets at Doreen's, 2.15pm for Lent Studies.
Wednesday 9th: Lent course in Ackworth at St. Cuthbert's.  See noticeboard.
Thursday 10th: House group at Jean and Roger's, 7.30pm.
Friday 11th: Toddler Group, 10.00am to 12 noon.
Saturday 12th: Spring Fayre at Micklegate.  See poster.
Saturday 12th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm.

Advance Notices

Sunday 13th: 10.30am Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Jean will be steward.

Monday 14th: Christian Aid planning meeting at Trinity, South Elmsall, 7.00pm.  We hope to do a street collection along with our craft / model railway day.
Tuesday 15th: Weight Watchers use our premises this morning.
Wednesday 16th: Women's Fellowship at Doreen's, 2.15pm.
Wednesday 16th: Lent Course in Ackworth at St. Cuthbert's.  See noticeboard.
Thursday 17th: Easter Concert with Churches Together in Ackworth.  At the Meeting House, Ackworth School.  All Welcome.
Friday 18th: Toddler Group, 10.00am to 12 noon.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm.
Friday 25th: Ackworth Churches Together act of witness (singing) at Coop, 12 noon (processing from All Saints Church at 11.45am).

Family News

Thea is 3 on Tuesday 8th.
We have received a letter of thanks from our Church supported charity, Trinity Mission, in relation to our giving at £317.19 so far this year.  A copy is on the church notice board.
You are most welcome to bring flowers for display - maybe in memory of someone or on a special date.
We discussed several items at the church council.  One aspect was that we are a little short of pastoral visitors.  Please ask if you might be able to offer some time to help.
Short meeting after worship next Sunday to discuss our model railway day / craft fayre.  Please be having a good think this week of any ideas we could be making for a stall, eg. simple knitting patterns we could share and do at home. etc. etc  We also need a snappy title for this day.
Small tubs required.  If you happen to empty a smallish plastic-lidded tub (eg. cocoa, Pringles) in the next few weeks please save it for the April Messy Church and give it to Paula or Jean Whitworth.
If you might have use for an upright chair (easy to get out of) then please see Doreen.
Bethany is going to do a fun run at College on March 16th in aid of Rotherham Hospice and would like sponsorship (she has a form).  She is dressing up as the 118 character seen on adverts on TV.  

Sunday 7th February
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Ruth Miles.
Today's readings are 1 John 5: 5-9 and Mark 1: 9-11
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Nigel will be steward. 

This Week

Tuesday 9th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Tuesday 9th: MWIB Pancake at Kippax, 12 noon. See poster.
Tuesday 9th: A Pancake party here for all young (and old) from 4-30pm- see later.
Wednesday 10th: Women's Fellowship, meets at Doreen's where Rev Naomi will lead.  2-15pm.
Thursday 11th: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 12th: No Toddler Group as it's half term.
Saturday 13th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices

Sunday 14th 10.30am:  Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev. Naomi Kaiga.
At this service we will welcome Martin and Sara Walmsley into membership.
Jean will be steward.

Circuit service at the start of Lent at West Wakefield Methodist Church, 6.00pm 

Tuesday 16th:  Weight Watchers borrow our premises.
Tuesday 16th: Funeral of Mr Charles Derek Holmes here at 10.45am.
Wednesday 17th: Women's Fellowship at Doreen's, 2.15pm.
Wednesday 17th: The first session of a Lent Course in Ackworth at St. Cuthbert's - see noticeboard.  The book to accompany is £4.95.  Orders need to be with Iris at Ackworth by this evening.
Thursday 18th: Circuit Children and Youth Forum here at Upton.  This is an open meeting for all who work with children and young people in our churches.
Friday 19th: Toddler Group, 10.00am - 12 noon.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm.

Tuesday 1st March: MWIB Annual Daffodil Rally, 2.30pm at Batley Methodist Church.  The speaker will be Rev. Steve Wild, President of the Methodist Conference.  Light refreshments will follow the event. 

Family News

Tania celebrates her birthday today.  Melody is three on Saturday 13th.
Nigel notes from the Barnsley Chronicle that tonight's Songs of Praise was partially filmed in Barnsley as it features James Hudson Taylor who was born and preached there.  James founded the China Inland Mission which now has 100 million followers across the globe.
The latest enews is available and on the notice board
Copies of Daily Bread Bible reading notes are available this morning. No charge.
The Pancake party on Feb 9th will be held in the February 'Midweek Messy' slot at 4.30 Everyone is very welcome to a relaxed and informal time together, with crafts and pancakes on offer. Please tell families/friends and neighbours.
Are you, or anybody you know likely to book holidays online this year? If so, we can receive a donation for Upton Methodist Church! Please talk to Roger (01977 284694 rwhit947@gmail.com) or Mary (01977 608091 mhodge.12@aol.co.uk) if you are interested.
Thank you to Roger and Jean for work to repair our noticeboard.

 

Sunday 24th January 2016
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Dr Brian Hill.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 35: 1-10; 1 Peter 1: 8-13; Luke 4: 16-21
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Tuesday 26th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 27th: Women's Fellowship 2-15pm.
Friday 29th: Toddler Group 10am to 12 noon. (Also see over)
Saturday 30th: Men's Breakfast at Micklegate Methodist Church 9 am. (see over).
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices
Sunday 31st Jan 10-30am: Morning Worship (all-age) with Holy Communion led by Rev Naomi Kaiga
Elaine will be steward.

Tuesday 2nd Feb: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 3rd: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 5th: Toddler Group 10am.
Saturday 6th: A special Saturday Church Life and Mission morning. Kings Way, 9-30am. See poster.
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 9th: MWIB Pancake at Kippax, 12 noon. See poster.
Tuesday 9th: A Pancake party here for all young (and old) from 4-30pm.
Sunday 14th: Circuit Service, West Wakefield Methodist Church, 6.00pm.
Wednesday 17th: The first session of a Lent Course in Ackworth- see noticeboard.

Family News
The Pancake party on Feb 9th will be held in the February 'Midweek Messy' slot at 4.30pm. Everyone is very welcome to a relaxed and informal time together, with crafts and pancakes on offer. Please tell families/friends and neighbours.

Many of the normal helpers with Toddler group are away for one session on 29th January. If you are able to offer help even for just this one session in setting up, meeting our visitors (playing with children), and clearing away then please see Deb.

Many thanks to all those who over the last few weeks have thought about, tweaked, bled(the radiators!), and made many journeys up into the loft in an effort to understand the central heating system. A real breakthrough was made on Monday last week which, whilst we haven't solved the problem, means we have come a long way towards understanding what is going on, or, more accurately, what is not going on! Thankfully, we should all be warm this morning. We've had a really good time together too, and, as one of the team put it, it's been a privilege to be part of the joy experienced in the fellowship, enthusiasm and results of us working together.

Brenda and Deb help with Westfield (our local) foodbank. Deb says it was very busy in the period leading up to Christmas so any donations are welcome. In particular items such as jam and pasta sauce and tins of fruit, tomatoes and soup would be great.

We have several copies of Connexion, the main communication of news between our Methodist organisation in the UK. Please take and read.

Men's Breakfast Saturday 30th January at Micklegate -Allows men to meet together in a relaxed atmosphere to share breakfast & fellowship. Cereal, porridge, bacon butties & toast, washed down with tea/coffee - all for just £2 - followed by extra fellowship around the sink! Let Adrian know if you want to come.

Wakefield Community Gospel Choir Concert - St Giles Church, Pontefract Saturday Jan 30th at 7.30 Tickets £10 Ring 01977 704804 

 

Sunday 17th January 2016
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Today's readings are: 1 Corinthians 12: 1 to 11 and John 2: 1 to 11.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
As it's Messy Church at Ackworth today, many of our younger people (and carers) will be there.
Today is the start of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

 

This Week
Tuesday 19th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Tuesday 19th: Ackworth Methodist have a prayer/ contemplation session for the Unity Week, 12 noon, Starts with a light lunch of soup and bread.
Tuesday 19th: There will be a Schools' Work Forum at Wakefield Trinity Methodist- drinks from 7pm, starting at 7-30pm. Matt and Vicky- the circuit's children and families' workers hope to cover: a) How churches can support the RE curriculum and SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and cultural) development in schools; b) Different resources/projects we can offer to schools - e.g. Open The Book, Godly Play, Prayer Spaces in Schools, school visits to churches etc.; c) How Vicky and Matt can support churches in linking with their local schools
Wednesday 20th: Women's Fellowship recommences after its winter break,
2-15pm.
Friday 22nd: Toddler Group 10am to 12 noon.
Friday 22nd: The Quaker School have a prayer/ contemplation session for the Unity Week, 7-30pm. Starts with a light meal of soup and bread.
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices
Sunday 24th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Dr Brian Hill
Jean W will be steward.

Tuesday 26th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 27th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 29th: Toddler Group 10am.
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 6th February: A special Saturday Church Life and Mission morning. Kings Way, 9-30am. See poster
Tuesday 9th: MWIB Pancake at Kippax, 12 noon. See poster.
Tuesday 9th: A Pancake party for all young (and old) from 4-30pm.
Wednesday 17th: The first session of a Lent Course in Ackworth- see noticeboard.
Family News
Annabell is ten tomorrow 18th, John celebrates his birthday on Thursday 21st and Jean (Whitworth) hers next Sunday.
Please remember Muriel who has pneumonia, but for the moment is still at home.
Many normal helpers with Toddler group are away for one session on 29th January. If you are able to offer help even for just this one session in setting up, meeting our visitors (playing with children), and clearing away then please see Deb.
We are having difficulties with our heating system with the professional who installed (and understands most of the system) only able to come in a few weeks time. We give thanks to many within our fellowship who have nursed the system through its foibles.
Brenda and Deb help with Westfield (our local) foodbank. Deb says it was very busy in the period leading up to Christmas so any donations are welcome. In  particular items such as jam and pasta sauce and tins of fruit, tomatoes and soup would be great.
 

Sunday 3rd January 2016
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Martin Walmsley
Today's reading are: Isaiah 60: 1 to 6, Hebrews 1: 1 to 4
and Matthew 2: 1 to 12
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Tuesday 5th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 6th: Women's Fellowship takes a winter break.
Friday 8th: Toddler Group restarts, 10am.
Friday 8th: Messy church planning meeting at church, 12-30pm.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices
Sunday 10th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Deb will be steward.
Farewell service for Rev Dr Liz Smith- chair of district at Otley Methodist Church, Harrogate. 3pm.
SESKUB Churches Together Epiphany service at St Mary's South Elmsall,
4-30pm
Big Worship at Methley, 6pm.
Tuesday 12th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Tuesday 12th: Messy Church, tea, crafts and a message. 4-30pm.
Wednesday 13th: Women's Fellowship takes a break until 20th January.
Friday 15th: Toddler Group 10am
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 19th: There will be a Schools' Work Forum at Wakefield Trinity Methodist- drinks from 7pm, starting at 7-30pm. Matt and Vicky- the circuit's children and families' workers hope to cover: a) How churches can support the RE curriculum and SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and cultural) development in schools; b) Different resources/projects we can offer to schools - e.g. Open The Book, Godly Play, Prayer Spaces in Schools, school visits to churches etc.; c) How Vicky and Matt can support churches in linking with their local schools
Family News
The Christmas CAP (community awareness programme) care newsletter is on the noticeboard.
Joyce (Peacock) asks us to save postage Stamps for The Leprosy Mission. Thank You.
We have the latest CART (Christian African Relief Trust) charity news letter on the board.
Please let Nigel know if you would like to invite a particular preacher on the next quarter plan- March to May 2016.
 

Sunday 13th December

10.30am: Morning Worship for All Ages led by Mrs Mary O'Donnell.
Today's readings are Isaiah 12:2-6 and Philippians 4:4-7.
There is a children's nativity as part of the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

'The Gift' (a Graham Kendrick musical) at Sandal, 4.00pm 

This Week

Tuesday 15th - Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 16th - Women's Fellowship, 2.15pm. This is the last before they take their winter break.  Back 20th January.
Thursday 17th - Circuit Carol Singing at The Ridings, 11.30am - see e-news.
Friday 18th - Toddler Group Christmas party
Saturday 19th - Knottingley Concert Brass Christmastide Reflections at Central, Pontefract, 3.00pm
Saturday 19th - Al-Anon, 7.30pm 

Advance Notices

Sunday 20th - Morning Worship led by Rev. Trevor Grewcock, 10.30am
Elaine will be steward.

Our Carol Service, 4.00pm (not as in the plan).  Please offer if you would like to / are able to contribute by reading a short Bible passage. - see Deb.

Trinity Methodist Church, South Elmsall host Frickley Brass Band in a Christmas Concert with Candlelit Christmas Carols, followed by refreshments. 6.00pm

Tuesday 22nd - Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 23rd - no Women's Fellowship
Thursday 24th - Christmas Eve Service at Trinity, South Elmsall, 5.30pm
Friday 25th - Christmas Day Service led by Rev. Naomi Kaiga, 10.30am.  Drinks from 10.00am. Nigel is steward.
Friday 25th - Toddler Group take a break until the New Year
Saturday 26th - No Al-Anon - just this week.
Thursday 31st - Social from 8.00pm and a Watchnight Service from 11.30pm.

Family News

Congratulations to Ruby who recently took part in a gymnastics competition.
We have received a card from Rev. Jacquie and Jon.  The letter within states they have settled in - and Jacquie to her new job.
Joyce (Peacock) asks us to save postage stamps for the Leprosy Mission.
The latest CART (Christian African Relief Trust) charity newsletter on the noticeboard.
Maybe you might care to send one Christmas card to the church fellowship rather than individual ones.
New plans are available. Sunday 13th December

10.30am: Morning Worship for All Ages led by Mrs Mary O'Donnell.
Today's readings are Isaiah 12:2-6 and Philippians 4:4-7.
There is a children's nativity as part of the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

'The Gift' (a Graham Kendrick musical) at Sandal, 4.00pm 

This Week

Tuesday 15th - Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 16th - Women's Fellowship, 2.15pm. This is the last before they take their winter break.  Back 20th January.
Thursday 17th - Circuit Carol Singing at The Ridings, 11.30am - see e-news.
Friday 18th - Toddler Group Christmas party
Saturday 19th - Knottingley Concert Brass Christmastide Reflections at Central, Pontefract, 3.00pm
Saturday 19th - Al-Anon, 7.30pm 

Advance Notices

Sunday 20th - Morning Worship led by Rev. Trevor Grewcock, 10.30am
Elaine will be steward.

Our Carol Service, 4.00pm (not as in the plan).  Please offer if you would like to / are able to contribute by reading a short Bible passage. - see Deb.

Trinity Methodist Church, South Elmsall host Frickley Brass Band in a Christmas Concert with Candlelit Christmas Carols, followed by refreshments. 6.00pm

Tuesday 22nd - Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 23rd - no Women's Fellowship
Thursday 24th - Christmas Eve Service at Trinity, South Elmsall, 5.30pm
Friday 25th - Christmas Day Service led by Rev. Naomi Kaiga, 10.30am.  Drinks from 10.00am. Nigel is steward.
Friday 25th - Toddler Group take a break until the New Year
Saturday 26th - No Al-Anon - just this week.
Thursday 31st - Social from 8.00pm and a Watchnight Service from 11.30pm.

Family News

Congratulations to Ruby who recently took part in a gymnastics competition.
We have received a card from Rev. Jacquie and Jon.  The letter within states they have settled in - and Jacquie to her new job.
Joyce (Peacock) asks us to save postage stamps for the Leprosy Mission.
The latest CART (Christian African Relief Trust) charity newsletter on the noticeboard.
Maybe you might care to send one Christmas card to the church fellowship rather than individual ones.
New plans are available. 

 

Sunday 6th December 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Christine Ackinclose.

Today's readings are: Malachi 3: 1 to 4, and Luke 3; 1 to 6
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Come and make Christingle and other crafts, 2-30pm- all welcome. Christingle service 4pm led by Mr Peter Finneran.

District Advent service 4 pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Rd, Harrogate, HG2 9AU. The President of the Methodist Conference, Revd Steve Wild, will be preaching and
the Vice President, Dr Jill Barber, will also be taking part
 

This Week
Tuesday 8th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.

Tuesday 8th: Midweek Messy from 4-30pm. Tea, crafts and message.

Wednesday 9th: No Women's Fellowship.

Wednesday 9th: Paula tells us that Boys' Brigade at Ackworth are doing Christmas crafts, from 5-30pm with a short service at around 6.30 pm. All welcome

Friday 11th: Toddler Group, 10am.

Friday 11th: Anyone interested in joining the group to sing at the services on Dec. 20th is welcome to come to Church at 7.00 for a brief singing practice.

Saturday 12th: Carol Singing on the High Street. Meet at 9-30am at church, sing outside the post office. Drinks (maybe soup) at around 10-15 then continue at the Coop from around 10-45. We will have flyers to inform folks of our Christmas events.

 

Advance notices

Sunday 13th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Mary O'Donnell

Deb will be steward.

There is a children's nativity as part of the morning service

 

Sunday 13th: 'The Gift' (Graham Kendrick musical) at Sandal, 4pm.

 

Tuesday 15th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.

Wednesday 16th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.

Friday 18th: Toddler Group, 10am. Christmas party.

Saturday 19th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Saturday 19th: Knottingley Concert Brass Christmastide Reflections at Central, Pontefract. 3pm. See poster.

Sunday 20th: Morning worship led by Rev Trevor Grewcock.

Sunday 20th: 4pm (not as in the plan) - our carol service. Please offer if you would like to/ be able to contribute by reading a short Bible passage.

Friday 25th: Drinks from 10am and service at 10-30am led by Rev Naomi Kaiga.

Thursday 31st: Social from 8pm and a watchnight service at 11-30pm.

Family News:

Congratulations to Nokwanda who celebrates her birthday on Thursday 10th.

Joyce (Peacock) ask us to save postage Stamps for The Leprosy Mission. Thank You.

We have the latest CART (Christian African Relief Trust) charity news letter on the board.

You might care to send one Christmas card to the church fellowship rather than individual and use any monies saved to help a charity.

New plans are available today.

If you do not yet have a church directory, ask Nigel.

Please let Nigel know if you would like to invite a particular preacher on the next quarter plan- March to May 2016

Sunday 6th December 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Christine Ackinclose.

Today's readings are: Malachi 3: 1 to 4, and Luke 3; 1 to 6

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

 

Come and make Christingle and other crafts, 2-30pm- all welcome. Christingle service 4pm led by Mr Peter Finneran.

District Advent service 4 pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Rd, Harrogate, HG2 9AU. The President of the Methodist Conference, Revd Steve Wild, will be preaching and the Vice President, Dr Jill Barber, will also be taking part

 

This Week:

Tuesday 8th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.

Tuesday 8th: Midweek Messy from 4-30pm. Tea, crafts and message.

Wednesday 9th: No Women's Fellowship.

Wednesday 9th: Paula tells us that Boys' Brigade at Ackworth are doing Christmas crafts, from 5-30pm with a short service at around 6.30 pm. All welcome

Friday 11th: Toddler Group, 10am.

Friday 11th: Anyone interested in joining the group to sing at the services on Dec. 20th is welcome to come to Church at 7.00 for a brief singing practice.

Saturday 12th: Carol Singing on the High Street. Meet at 9-30am at church, sing outside the post office. Drinks (maybe soup) at around 10-15 then continue at the Coop from around 10-45. We will have flyers to inform folks of our Christmas events 

Advance notices

Sunday 13th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Mary O'Donnell

Deb will be steward.

There is a children's nativity as part of the morning service

 

Sunday 13th: 'The Gift' (Graham Kendrick musical) at Sandal, 4pm.

 

Tuesday 15th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.

Wednesday 16th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.

Friday 18th: Toddler Group, 10am. Christmas party.

Saturday 19th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Saturday 19th: Knottingley Concert Brass Christmastide Reflections at Central, Pontefract. 3pm. See poster.

Sunday 20th: Morning worship led by Rev Trevor Grewcock.

Sunday 20th: 4pm (not as in the plan) - our carol service. Please offer if you would like to/ be able to contribute by reading a short Bible passage.

Friday 25th: Drinks from 10am and service at 10-30am led by Rev Naomi Kaiga.

Thursday 31st: Social from 8pm and a watchnight service at 11-30pm.

Family News:

Congratulations to Nokwanda who celebrates her birthday on Thursday 10th.

Joyce (Peacock) ask us to save postage Stamps for The Leprosy Mission. Thank You.

We have the latest CART (Christian African Relief Trust) charity news letter on the board.

You might care to send one Christmas card to the church fellowship rather than individual and use any monies saved to help a charity.

New plans are available today.

If you do not yet have a church directory, ask Nigel.

Please let Nigel know if you would like to invite a particular preacher on the next quarter plan- March to May 2016

 

Sunday 29th November 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Richard Hayes.
Today's readings are: Jeremiah 33: 14 to 16, 1 Thessalonians 3: 9 to 13 and Luke 21: 25 to 36.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Circuit Service for Advent at Kings Way, Ossett, 6pm. As in previous years we would like an augmented Choir for this service and for the Choir to process at the beginning of the service.  Choir Practice at 4:45 pm followed by tea/coffee prior to the service. Please bring copies of STF if possible.

 

This Week
Tuesday 1st December: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Tuesday 1st: Open forum on topic of Human Sexuality- see enews on board.
Wednesday 2nd: No Women's Fellowship- just this week- as they go out for Christmas Lunch.
Thursday 3rd: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7, Penrose Beck Drive Ackworth 7-30pm. This will be the last Thursday house group before Christmas. For this session we will leave aside our study of the Lord's Prayer and journey through Advent with the prophet Isaiah. "Advent is a time for thinking about the future. It's a time for placing all our insecurities into the context of God's perfect plan and eternal purposes." Everyone is welcome
Friday 4th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Friday 4th: Lindale Church (another of Rev Naomi's) starts 3 days of a Christmas Wreath Festival- see poster.
Saturday 5th: Messy Church at Wakefield Cathedral, 11am.
Saturday 5th: Circuit Ceilidh hosted by President of Conference. Please join them for this family event at West Wakefield Methodist Church.  Tickets include a buffet supper from 07482 310 932 or leedsmethodist@icloud.com  £10 adults, £5 ages 10-18, free for 9 and under. Book today
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 6th: Come and make Christingle and other crafts, 2-30pm- all welcome. Christingle service 4pm led by Mr Peter Finneran.
District Advent service 4 pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Rd, Harrogate, HG2 9AU.  The President of the Methodist Conference, Revd Steve Wild, will be preaching and the Vice President, Dr Jill Barber, will also be taking part.

Advance notices
Sunday 6th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Christine Ackinclose
Nigel will be steward.
Tuesday 8th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Tuesday 8th: Midweek Messy from 4-30pm. Tea, crafts and message.
Wednesday 9th: No Women's Fellowship.
Friday 11th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Friday 11th: Anyone interested in joining the group to sing at the services on Dec. 20th is welcome to come to Church on Friday Dec. 11th at 7.00 for a brief singing practice.
Friday 11th: Oxford Place
Saturday 12th: Carol Singing on the High Street. Meet at 9-30am at church, sing outside the post office. Drinks (maybe soup) at around 10-15 then continue at the Coop from around 10-45. We will have flyers to inform folks of our Christmas events.
Sunday 13th: Children's nativity as part of the morning service
Friday 11th: Stuart Townend in concert at Emmanuel Church, Barnsley.
Sunday 13th: 'The Gift' (Graham Kendrick musical) at Sandal, 4pm.
Sunday 20th: 4pm (not as in the plan) - our carol service. See below.
Friday 25th: Drinks from 10am and service at 10-30am.

Family News
Congratulations to Jonathan who is four on Wednesday 2nd, sharing birthdays with Nigel.
John says many thanks for your care and concern- Marina's operation went well and she is now back at home.
New plans are available today
Please let Nigel know if you would like to invite a particular preacher next year
The carol service (20th, 4pm) is own arrangement (there is no allocated preacher) please consider if you would like to help.

Sunday 29th November 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Richard Hayes.
Today's readings are: Jeremiah 33: 14 to 16, 1 Thessalonians 3: 9 to 13 and Luke 21: 25 to 36.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Circuit Service for Advent at Kings Way, Ossett, 6pm. As in previous years we would like an augmented Choir for this service and for the Choir to process at the beginning of the service.  Choir Practice at 4:45 pm followed by tea/coffee prior to the service. Please bring copies of STF if possible.

This Week
Tuesday 1st December: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Tuesday 1st: Open forum on topic of Human Sexuality- see enews on board.
Wednesday 2nd: No Women's Fellowship- just this week- as they go out for Christmas Lunch.
Thursday 3rd: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7, Penrose Beck Drive Ackworth 7-30pm. This will be the last Thursday house group before Christmas. For this session we will leave aside our study of the Lord's Prayer and journey through Advent with the prophet Isaiah. "Advent is a time for thinking about the future. It's a time for placing all our insecurities into the context of God's perfect plan and eternal purposes." Everyone is welcome
Friday 4th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Friday 4th: Lindale Church (another of Rev Naomi's) starts 3 days of a Christmas Wreath Festival- see poster.
Saturday 5th: Messy Church at Wakefield Cathedral, 11am.
Saturday 5th: Circuit Ceilidh hosted by President of Conference. Please join them for this family event at West Wakefield Methodist Church.  Tickets include a buffet supper from 07482 310 932 or leedsmethodist@icloud.com  £10 adults, £5 ages 10-18, free for 9 and under. Book today
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 6th: Come and make Christingle and other crafts, 2-30pm- all welcome. Christingle service 4pm led by Mr Peter Finneran.
District Advent service 4 pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Rd, Harrogate, HG2 9AU.  The President of the Methodist Conference, Revd Steve Wild, will be preaching and the Vice President, Dr Jill Barber, will also be taking part.

Advance notices
Sunday 6th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Christine Ackinclose
Nigel will be steward.
Tuesday 8th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Tuesday 8th: Midweek Messy from 4-30pm. Tea, crafts and message.
Wednesday 9th: No Women's Fellowship.
Friday 11th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Friday 11th: Anyone interested in joining the group to sing at the services on Dec. 20th is welcome to come to Church on Friday Dec. 11th at 7.00 for a brief singing practice.
Friday 11th: Oxford Place
Saturday 12th: Carol Singing on the High Street. Meet at 9-30am at church, sing outside the post office. Drinks (maybe soup) at around 10-15 then continue at the Coop from around 10-45. We will have flyers to inform folks of our Christmas events.
Sunday 13th: Children's nativity as part of the morning service
Friday 11th: Stuart Townend in concert at Emmanuel Church, Barnsley.
Sunday 13th: 'The Gift' (Graham Kendrick musical) at Sandal, 4pm.
Sunday 20th: 4pm (not as in the plan) - our carol service. See below.
Friday 25th: Drinks from 10am and service at 10-30am.

Family News
Congratulations to Jonathan who is four on Wednesday 2nd, sharing birthdays with Nigel.
John says many thanks for your care and concern- Marina's operation went well and she is now back at home.
New plans are available today
Please let Nigel know if you would like to invite a particular preacher next year
The carol service (20th, 4pm) is own arrangement (there is no allocated preacher) please consider if you would like to help.

 

 

Sunday 22nd November 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Peter Howard.
Today's readings are: Daniel 7: 9 to 10 and 14 to 14, Revelation 1: 1b to 8 and John 18: 33 to 37
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

12-30pm: Baptism of Kiera- May Elkin conducted by Rev Naomi Kaiga.

This Week:
Tuesday 24th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 25th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 27th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 28th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices
Sunday 29th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr R Hayes.
Elaine will be steward.
Circuit Service for Advent at Kings Way, Ossett , 6pm.
Tuesday 1st December: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 2nd: No Women's Fellowship- just this week- as they go out for Christmas Lunch.
Thursday 3rd: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 4th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Friday 4th: Lindale Church (another of Rev Naomi's) starts 3 days of a Christmas Wreath Festival- see poster.
Saturday 5th: Messy Church at Wakefield Cathedral, 11am.
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 6th: Come and make Christingle and other crafts, 2-30pm- all welcome. Christingle service 4pm led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Friday 11th December: Stuart Townend in concert at Emmanuel church, Barnsley.
Family News:
Please remember Marina (John's wife) on Monday as she goes to Leeds for an overnight major operation.
Joyce says A BIG THANK YOU to all who filled shoe boxes the grand total of 80 were collected last Wednesday
Some up and coming dates as agreed at the recent council: Saturday 12th; High Street Carol Sing. Sunday 13th Nativity Service. Sunday 20th: Carol Service, 4pm. 25th Christmas Day service at 10-30am conducted by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Paula tells us that 1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade are once again collecting aluminium - this time as part of the community section of their badge work.   We shall collect throughout the whole of this school year.  The section (Anchors, Juniors or Company) that collects the most will choose how the money should be spent (with guidance).  Any aluminium can be given to Paula.  Many thanks.
Trinity Night Shelter needs more help to ensure it can open this winter, esp help overnight on Thursday and Friday nights.
 

Sunday 15th November 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Neil Bishop.
Today's readings are: Psalm 146 and Mark 12:28-34..
Some of our younger people will be at Messy Church at Ackworth.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

 

This Week
Monday 16th: Messy Church Forum at Streethouse, 7.30pm.
Monday 16th: AGM for SESKUB Churches Together at All Saints Community Centre, South Kirkby.
Tuesday 17th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 18th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 19th: Messy Church Planning, 7.30pm at Susan and Jeffrey's in Ackworth.
Friday 20th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 21st: Ackworth Community Choir are at Ackworth, 7.00pm.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7.30pm
Advance notices
Sunday 22nd: 10:30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev. Peter Howard
Jean will be steward.
12:30pm:  Baptism of Kiera-May Elkin at 12.30pm conducted by Rev. Naomi Kaiga.

Tuesday 24th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 25th: Women's Fellowship, 2.15pm
Friday 27th: Toddler group, 10.00am
Saturday 28th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm
Sunday 29th: Circuit Service for Advent at King's Way, Ossett, 6.00pm

Friday 11th December: Stuart Townend in concert at Emmanuel Church, Barnsley. 

Family News
Elaine celebrates her birthday on Monday 16th and Pepper is 4 on Saturday 21st.
Joyce says 'thank you' for the shoeboxes returned already or today.
Some up and coming dates as agreed at the recent council: Christingle, Sunday 6th Dec; 2-30pm crafts 4pm service. Saturday 12th; High Street Carol Sing. Sunday 13th Nativity Service. Sunday 20th: Carol Service, 4pm. 25th Christmas Day service at 10-30am conducted by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Paula tells us that 1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade are once again collecting aluminium - this time as part of the community section of their badge work. We shall collect throughout the whole of this school year. The section (Anchors, Juniors or Company) that collects the most will choose how the money should be spent (with guidance). Any aluminium can be given to Paula. Many thanks.
Trinity Night Shelter needs more help to ensure it can open this winter, esp help overnight on Thursday and Friday nights. See Roger or Jean.
Thanks from Mary for your help in collecting jam jars - she has enough for now.
Sunday 8th November 2015
10-00am: Morning Worship led by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Today's readings are: Joshua 4: 1 to 9 and Ephesians 6: 10 to 18.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Some of our fellowship will leave to support the event at the War Memorial in Upton. The service here will have a time of reflection at 11am.
Big Worship at Methley, 6pm.

 

This Week
Tuesday 10th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Tuesday 10th: Midweek Messy event and short time of worship from 4-30pm. Tea (meal) provided.
Tuesday 10th: The circuit executive borrow our premises tonight.
Wednesday 11th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 11th: The Circuit Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB) Committee meeting is at Trinity Church, Castleford, 2pm. Pam says This is an important meeting and open to all who wish to attend. Please make sure your Church is represented.
Friday 13th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 14th: Micklegate Fair and (Christian) Art Exhibition, 10-30am.
Saturday 14th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices
Sunday 15th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Neil Bishop.
Roger will be steward.
Some of our younger people will be at Messy Church at Ackworth.
Monday 16th: Messy Church Forum at Streethouse, 7-30pm with refreshments beforehand. Matt and Vicky (the circuits' young people and families workers) are expecting that people will come together to explore new ideas and opportunities for reaching out to the children and families in our local areas.
Monday 16th: AGM for SESKUB (South Elmsall, South Kirkby, Upton, Badsworth) Churches together at All Saints Community Centre, South Kirkby.
Tuesday 17th: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 18th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 20th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Friday 20th: MWiB District Lunch at Bramhope Methodist Church.
Saturday 21st: Ackworth Community Choir are at Ackworth church- 7pm.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 22nd: Baptism of Kiera- May Elkin at 12-30pm conducted by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Friday 11th December: Stuart Townend in concert at Emmanuel church, Barnsley.

Family News
Joyce celebrates her birthday on Wednesday 11th.
Please remember Jean who is not well at the moment.
Some up and coming dates as agreed at the recent council: Christingle, Sunday 6th Dec; 2-30pm crafts 4pm service. Saturday 12th; High Street Carol Sing. Sunday 13th Nativity Service. Sunday 20th: Carol Service, 4pm. 25th Christmas Day service at 10-30am conducted by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Paula tells us that 1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade are once again collecting aluminium - this time as part of the community section of their badge work.   We shall collect throughout the whole of this school year.  The section (Anchors, Juniors or Company) that collects the most will choose how the money should be spent (with guidance).  Any aluminium can be given to Paula.  Many thanks.
Trinity Night Shelter needs more help to ensure it can open this winter, esp help overnight on Thursday and Friday nights. See Roger or Jean.
Mary is in need of jam jars. If you have any to collect/ pass on she would be grateful.
 

Sunday 1st November 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 62:1 to 5 and John 2:1 to 11.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Monday 2nd: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's. 7-30pm.
Tuesday 3rd: Weight Watchers borrow our premises this morning.
Wednesday 4th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 6th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 7th: No Al-Anon just this week.
Saturday 7th: Bonfire, Fireworks and something to eat. From around 5-30pm. Offer of sweet stuff welcome. We provide fireworks and savoury food.
Saturday 7th: Jane (friend of Bev's) informs us of a Choral Society concert at St Giles Church, Pontefract, 7-30pm. £10 available by calling 01977 620416.
Advance notices
Sunday 8th 10-00am: Morning Worship led by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Some of our fellowship will leave to support the event at the War Memorial in Upton. The service here will have a time of reflection at 11am.
Nigel will be steward.
Big Worship at Methley, 6pm.
Tuesday 10th: Midweek Messy event and short time of worship from 4-30pm. Tea (meal) provided.
Wednesday 11th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 11th: The Circuit Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB) Committee meeting is at Trinity Church, Castleford, 2pm. Pam says This is an important meeting and open to all who wish to attend. Please make sure your Church is represented.
Friday 13th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 14th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Monday 16th: Messy Church Forum at Streethouse, 7-30pm with refreshments beforehand. Matt and Vicky (the circuits' young people and families workers) are expecting that people will come together to explore new ideas and opportunities for reaching out to the children and families in our local areas.
Monday 16th: AGM for SESKUB (South Elmsall, South Kirkby, Upton, Badsworth) Churches together at All Saints Community Centre, South Kirkby.
Friday 20th: MWiB District Lunch at Bramhope Methodist Church.
Sunday 22nd: Baptism of Kiera- May Elkin at 12-30pm conducted by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Family News
Marlene celebrates her birthday on Thursday 5th.
We have received a thank you card from Jacquie.
Joyce says she needs the shoeboxes packed and returned to her by Sunday Nov 15th.
Many thanks to John and Marina for the gift of their Fridge Freezer- ice-cream for bonfire night hopes Nigel!
Some up and coming dates as agreed at the recent council: Christingle, Sunday 6th Dec; 2-30pm crafts 4pm service. Saturday 12th; High Street Carol Sing. Sunday 13th Nativity Service. Sunday 20th: Carol Service, 4pm. 25th Christmas Day service at 10-30am conducted by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Paula tells us that 1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade are once again collecting aluminium - this time as part of the community section of their badge work.   We shall collect throughout the whole of this school year.  The section (Anchors, Juniors or Company) that collects the most will choose how the money should be spent (with guidance).  Any aluminium can be given to Paula.  Many thanks.
Trinity Night Shelter needs more help to ensure it can open this winter, esp help overnight on Thursday and Friday nights. Roger and Jean can give details.
Mary is in need of jam jars. If you have any to collect/ pass on she would be grateful.

 

Sunday 25th October 2015
9-30am: Messy Church craft activities and sausage sandwiches followed by:
10-45am Morning Worship led by Mr John Wadsworth.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
12 noon: Baptism of Coby James Balshaw (son of Alana and Philip) conducted by Mr Peter Finneran.
This Week
Wednesday 28th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 30th: No Toddler Group- half term.
Friday 30th: Action for Children Quiz night at Trinity Wakefield, 7pm. £4.00
Saturday 31st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices
Sunday 1st November 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran
Deb will be steward.
Wednesday 4th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 6th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 6th: No Al-Anon just this week.
Saturday 7th: Bonfire, Fireworks and something to eat. From around 5-30pm. Offer of sweet stuff welcome. We provide fireworks and savoury food.
Saturday 7th: Jane (friend of Bev's) informs us of a Choral Society concert at St Giles Church, Pontefract, 7-30pm. £10 available by calling 01977 620416.
Wednesday 11th: The Circuit Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB) Committee meeting is at Trinity Church, Castleford, 2pm. Pam says This is an important meeting and open to all who wish to attend. Please make sure your Church is represented.
Monday 16th: Messy Church Forum at Streethouse, 7-30pm. Please come and share ideas and support each other.
Monday 16th : AGM for SESKUB (South Elmsall, South Kirkby, Upton, Badsworth) Churches together at All Saints Community Centre, South Kirkby.
Friday 20th: MWiB District Lunch at Bramhope Methodist Church
Family News
Congratulations to Sam who celebrates her birthday on Wednesday 27th.
Please remember Sean and family especially on Friday 30th as this is the day of his Dad's funeral in Barnsley.
Paula tells us that 1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade are once again collecting aluminium - this time as part of the community section of their badge work.   We shall collect throughout the whole of this school year.  The section (Anchors, Juniors or Company) that collects the most will choose how the money should be spent (with guidance).  Any aluminium can be given to Paula.  Many thanks
Trinity Night Shelter needs more help to ensure it can open this winter, esp help overnight on Thursday and Friday nights. Roger and Jean can give details.
Joyce has leaflets about this year's Shoebox appeal.
Mary is in need of jam jars. If you have any to collect/ pass on she would be grateful.

 

 

 

Sunday 11th October 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Rex Owen.
Today's readings are: Hebrews 4; 12to 16 and Mark 9; 38 to 50.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Afterwards a faith lunch at Ackworth to say good bye to Jacquie and Jon. We figure this will start from 12-15pm.
Healing service at Micklegate, 3-30pm.

This Week
Tuesday 13th: The first midweek Messy Church from 4-30pm. Activities, short time of worship and a simple meal. Take an invite.
Tuesday 13th: Methley Movies, 7pm.What We Did On Our Holiday.
Tuesday 13th: Church Council, 7-30pm. Minutes of the last 2 meetings are on the noticeboard. The draft agenda is on the notice board.
Wednesday 14th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 16th: Toddler Group 10am.
Saturday 17th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices
Sunday 18th 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Lawrence and Pam Turner.
Jean will be steward.
Good News service at Micklegate, 3-30pm followed by faith tea.
Wednesday 21st: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 23rd: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 24th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 25th: Baptism after the service (12 noon) - details to follow.
Friday 30th: Action for Children Quiz night at Trinity Wakefield, 7pm. £4.00
Saturday 7th November: Bonfire, Fireworks and something to eat. More details soon
Monday 16th: AGM for SESKUB (south Elmsall, South Kirkby, Upton, Badsworth) Churches together at All Saints Community Centre, South Kirkby.

Family News
Congratulations to Erin who has recently passed her bikeability 2 test.
Marcus celebrated his birthday yesterday.
We may be missing some Singing the Faith hymn books. If you see any around the building or may have borrowed one and inadvertently not returned, then please help by returning to the cupboard by the church door. Thanks.
New church directories are available today.
Rev Naomi Kaiga formally takes over as our minister on Thursday 15th. Her telephone number is 01977 705100.
Flowers this morning are from Frank's funeral. Carol (his daughter) wishes to pass on her thanks for the fellowship shown to Frank and the support at the funeral.
If you have any requests to add to the draft council agenda, please see Nigel.
Joyce has leaflets about this year's Shoebox appeal.
There are new copies of the Connexion magazine available. Take, read and retur

Sunday 20th September 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Donald Woolley.
Today's readings are: Exodus 3: 1 to 15 and John 8: 48 to 59.
Sunny Dudes for younger people are likely to be at Ackworth for the joint Messy church.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week
Monday 21st: Mini working party for minor property matters at church, 9am.
Tuesday 22nd: Methodist Women in Britain invite you to their Circuit Dedication and Communion Service 7pm at Rothwell Methodist Church.  Speaker is Rev Peter Whittaker.  Poster on notice board in the Hall.
Tuesday 22nd: Church Life and Mission Forum on the topic of 'The Bible Society' - led by Anthea Robinson at Altofts MC 7.30 to 9 pm - refreshments from 7 pm. The minutes of the last CLMF meeting held on 17 June are on the notice board in the Hall.
Wednesday 23th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 25th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 26th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices
Sunday 27th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Deb will be steward.
Monday 28th: Youth meeting at Wrenthorpe, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 30th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 1st October: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's
Friday 2nd: Toddler Group 10am.
Saturday 3rd: no Al-Anon- just this week
Saturday 3rd: A Pie and Peas Harvest Supper with a fun quiz, with prizes, starting at 7pm. £3 for adults and £1 for children. To assist with catering arrangements can anyone planning to attend please let Adrian Roger, or Nigel know. This will also be an opportunity to meet Naomi Kaiga, our new minister, who will be attending with Betty, her daughter.
Thursday 8th: House Group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 13th: The first midweek Messy Church from 4-30pm. Activities, short time of worship and a simple meal.
Family News
Roger & Claire want to thank everyone who gave so generously in sponsoring Claire to do the Great North Run. Over £1400 was raised for the 'Prostate Cancer UK' charity!
Nigel has a new email address; from virgin.net to outlook.com, all else is the same.
There are new copies of the Connexion magazine available. Take, read and return
Alan has moved home to 35 Barnsdale Way, Upton. A new directory will be available shortly.
Please remember May who is getting a little better.
Kath Wiles (steward at Ackworth) invites us all to a faith lunch at Ackworth on 11th October after the morning service- say from 12-15pm. This is Rev Jacquie's last day in the circuit (she is taking the service at Ackworth) and it would be a nice time to meet together and say goodbye. Please add your name to the list if you are going; this is to help Ackworth with organisation.
Sunday 20th September 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Donald Woolley.
Today's readings are: Exodus 3: 1 to 15 and John 8: 48 to 59.
Sunny Dudes for younger people are likely to be at Ackworth for the joint Messy church.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week
Monday 21st: Mini working party for minor property matters at church, 9am.
Tuesday 22nd: Methodist Women in Britain invite you to their Circuit Dedication and Communion Service 7pm at Rothwell Methodist Church.  Speaker is Rev Peter Whittaker.  Poster on notice board in the Hall.
Tuesday 22nd: Church Life and Mission Forum on the topic of 'The Bible Society' - led by Anthea Robinson at Altofts MC 7.30 to 9 pm - refreshments from 7 pm. The minutes of the last CLMF meeting held on 17 June are on the notice board in the Hall.
Wednesday 23th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 25th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 26th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices
Sunday 27th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Deb will be steward.
Monday 28th: Youth meeting at Wrenthorpe, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 30th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 1st October: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's
Friday 2nd: Toddler Group 10am.
Saturday 3rd: no Al-Anon- just this week
Saturday 3rd: A Pie and Peas Harvest Supper with a fun quiz, with prizes, starting at 7pm. £3 for adults and £1 for children. To assist with catering arrangements can anyone planning to attend please let Adrian Roger, or Nigel know. This will also be an opportunity to meet Naomi Kaiga, our new minister, who will be attending with Betty, her daughter.
Thursday 8th: House Group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 13th: The first midweek Messy Church from 4-30pm. Activities, short time of worship and a simple meal.
Family News
Roger & Claire want to thank everyone who gave so generously in sponsoring Claire to do the Great North Run. Over £1400 was raised for the 'Prostate Cancer UK' charity!
Nigel has a new email address; from virgin.net to outlook.com, all else is the same.
There are new copies of the Connexion magazine available. Take, read and return
Alan has moved home to 35 Barnsdale Way, Upton. A new directory will be available shortly.
Please remember May who is getting a little better.
Kath Wiles (steward at Ackworth) invites us all to a faith lunch at Ackworth on 11th October after the morning service- say from 12-15pm. This is Rev Jacquie's last day in the circuit (she is taking the service at Ackworth) and it would be a nice time to meet together and say goodbye. Please add your name to the list if you are going; this is to help Ackworth with organisation.
Sunday 20th September 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Donald Woolley.
Today's readings are: Exodus 3: 1 to 15 and John 8: 48 to 59.
Sunny Dudes for younger people are likely to be at Ackworth for the joint Messy church.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week
Monday 21st: Mini working party for minor property matters at church, 9am.
Tuesday 22nd: Methodist Women in Britain invite you to their Circuit Dedication and Communion Service 7pm at Rothwell Methodist Church.  Speaker is Rev Peter Whittaker.  Poster on notice board in the Hall.
Tuesday 22nd: Church Life and Mission Forum on the topic of 'The Bible Society' - led by Anthea Robinson at Altofts MC 7.30 to 9 pm - refreshments from 7 pm. The minutes of the last CLMF meeting held on 17 June are on the notice board in the Hall.
Wednesday 23th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 25th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 26th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices
Sunday 27th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Deb will be steward.
Monday 28th: Youth meeting at Wrenthorpe, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 30th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 1st October: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's
Friday 2nd: Toddler Group 10am.
Saturday 3rd: no Al-Anon- just this week
Saturday 3rd: A Pie and Peas Harvest Supper with a fun quiz, with prizes, starting at 7pm. £3 for adults and £1 for children. To assist with catering arrangements can anyone planning to attend please let Adrian Roger, or Nigel know. This will also be an opportunity to meet Naomi Kaiga, our new minister, who will be attending with Betty, her daughter.
Thursday 8th: House Group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 13th: The first midweek Messy Church from 4-30pm. Activities, short time of worship and a simple meal.
Family News
Roger & Claire want to thank everyone who gave so generously in sponsoring Claire to do the Great North Run. Over £1400 was raised for the 'Prostate Cancer UK' charity!
Nigel has a new email address; from virgin.net to outlook.com, all else is the same.
There are new copies of the Connexion magazine available. Take, read and return
Alan has moved home to 35 Barnsdale Way, Upton. A new directory will be available shortly.
Please remember May who is getting a little better.
Kath Wiles (steward at Ackworth) invites us all to a faith lunch at Ackworth on 11th October after the morning service- say from 12-15pm. This is Rev Jacquie's last day in the circuit (she is taking the service at Ackworth) and it would be a nice time to meet together and say goodbye. Please add your name to the list if you are going; this is to help Ackworth with organisation.

Sunday 13th September 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship with Covenant service to include communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Today's readings are: Exodus 24:3-11, Jeremiah:31-34, Romans 12:1-2 and Joh 15:1-10.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

 

Healing Service at Micklegate, 3.30pm
 
This Week
Monday 14th: Thanksgiving Service for the life of Tony Walton at West Wakefield, 3.00pm.
Tuesday 15th: Methley Movies shows 'Selma'.  This unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three month period in 1965 when Dr Martin Luther King Jr led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition, 7.00pm.
Wednesday 16th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 16th: Circuit Assembly at Sandal Methodist, 7.30pm.  The agenda is on the noticeboard.  Peter is now Assembly Secretary.  All are welcome as observers.
Friday 18th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices
Sunday 20th, 10.30am:  Morning Worship led by Mr Donald Woolley.
Nigel will be steward.

Tuesday 22nd: Methodist Women in Britain invite you to their Circuit Dedication and Communion Service 7pm at Rothwell Methodist Church. Speaker is Rev Peter Whittaker. Poster on notice board in the Hall.
Tuesday 22nd Church Life and Mission Forum The Bible Society - led by Anthea Robinson - at Altofts MC 7.30 - 9 pm - refreshments from 7 pm. The minutes of the last CLMF meeting held on 17 June are on the notice board in the Hall.
Wednesday 23rd:  Women's Fellowship, 2.15pm
Friday 25th:  Toddler Group, 10.00am
Saturday 3rd October: Harvest Supper here with pie and pea supper (£3) and gentle quiz. Booking is essential to help with catering.  Please let Adrian, Roger or Nigel know.  This will also be an opportunity to meet Naomi Kaiga, our new minister, who will be attending with her daughter, Betty.
Thursday 8th October: House Group at Jean and Roger's, 7.30pm
 
Family News
Brenda celebrates her birthday on Wednesday 16th.
There are new copies of the Connexion magazine available.  Please take, read and return.
Please remember May who is getting a little better.

Colin Godridge of Ackworth Boys' Brigade is running in the Great North Run in support of the Isaiah Trust. You can sponsor him at https://www.justgiving.com/cgodridge/

Roger & Jean's daughter Claire is running in the Great North Run (half marathon) on Sept. 13th, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. Thanks to those who have already pledged support for this wonderful charity. Roger & Jean have sponsor forms if you would like to give to this cause - they can vouch for the difference this charity makes!

Kath Wiles (steward at Ackworth) invites us all to a faith lunch at Ackworth on 11th October after the morning service- say from 12-15pm. This is Rev Jacquie's last day in the circuit (she is taking the service at Ackworth) and it would be a nice time to meet together and say goodbye. We will organise transport and take note of numbers nearer the date.
Sunday 6th September
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr David Hann.
Today's readings are: John 14: 14 to 31 and Acts 16: 6 to 15.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Circuit Service at Trinity, Castleford 6pm at which the new children and families' workers will be commissioned. Refreshments are from 4pm.
This Week
Monday 7th: Messy Planning meeting at Susan and Jeffrey's, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 9th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 11th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 12th: As part of the National Heritage Weekend, the Epworth Old Rectory (John Wesley's home) can be visited free of charge today.
Saturday 12th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices
Sunday 13th 10-30am: Morning Worship with Covenant service to include communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Elaine will be steward.
Healing Service at Micklegate, 3-30pm.
Monday 14th: Thanksgiving service for the life of Tony Walton at West Wakefield Methodist, 3pm.
Wednesday 16th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 16th: Circuit Assembly at Sandal Methodist, 7-30pm. The agenda is on the noticeboard- you might notice that Peter is now assembly secretary.
Friday 18th: Toddler Group 10am.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 22nd: Methodist Women in Britain invite you to their Circuit Dedication and Communion Service 7pm at Rothwell Methodist Church. Speaker is Rev Peter Whittaker. Poster on notice board in the Hall.
Tuesday 22nd Church Life and Mission Forum The Bible Society - led by Anthea Robinson - at Altofts MC 7.30 - 9 pm - refreshments from 7 pm. The minutes of the last CLMF meeting held on 17 June are on the notice board in the Hall.
Saturday 3rd October: Harvest Supper here with pie and pea supper (£3) and gentle quiz. Booking is essential to help with catering. Put the date in your diary. More details to follow soon.
Family News
Please remember May who is quite ill, but at home and getting a little better.
Colin Godridge of Ackworth Boys' Brigade is running in the Great North Run in support of the Isaiah Trust. You can sponsor him at https://www.justgiving.com/cgodridge/
Roger & Jean's daughter Claire is running in the Great North Run (half marathon) on Sept. 13th, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. Thanks to those who have already pledged support for this wonderful charity. Roger & Jean have sponsor forms if you would like to give to this cause - they can vouch for the difference this charity makes!
Roger has some copies of CARE's (Christian Action Research & Education) leaflet about how to oppose the assisted dying bill that comes before parliament shortly.
The latest enews is on the noticeboard.
Kath Wiles (steward at Ackworth) invites us all to a faith lunch at Ackworth on 11th October after the morning service- say from 12-15pm. This is Rev Jacquie's last day in the circuit (she is taking the service at Ackworth) and it would be a nice time to meet together and say goodbye. We will organise transport and take note of numbers nearer the date.
last CLMF meeting held on 17 June are on the notice board in the Hall.
Saturday 3rd October: Harvest Supper here with pie and pea supper (£3) and gentle quiz. Booking is essential to help with catering. Put the date in your diary. More details to follow soon.

 
Sunday 30th August 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Today's readings are: Deuteronomy 4: 1,2 & 6 - 9,  James 1: 17 - 27 and Mark 7: 1 - 8
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

 

 

This Week
Wednesday 2nd September: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 4th: Toddler Group this week, recommences, 10.00am.
Saturday 5th: Coffee Morning and Gift day at Horbury with a sod cutting ceremony prior to their redevelopment work commencing.
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 6th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr David Hann.
Elaine will be steward.

Circuit Service at Trinity, Castleford 6pm at which the new children and families' workers will be commissioned. This will now be preceded by refreshments - Please note that Tea & Cakes will be served from 4pm

Monday 7th: Messy Planning meeting at Susan and Jeffrey's, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 9th: Women's Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 11th: Toddler Group, 10.00am.
Saturday 12th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 3rd October: Harvest Supper here- put the date in your diary. More details to follow soon.

Family News
Jean (Holden) celebrates her birthday today and May hers on Tuesday 1st.
Great congratulations to our younger people, past and present, who have been successful in their recent GCSE exams. Well done to Neave, Richard Jones, Abi Theaker and Elle Theaker.
The latest enews is on the noticeboard.
Minutes of the last church life and mission meeting are on the noticeboard- the next meeting is on Tuesday 22nd Sept, 7pm at Altofts.
Methodist Women in Britain - invite you to their Circuit Dedication and Communion Service - Tues 22 September at 7pm at Rothwell Methodist Church. Speaker is Rev Peter Whittaker.  Poster on notice board in the Hall.
Kath Wiles (steward at Ackworth) invites us all to a faith lunch at Ackworth on 11th October after the morning service- say from 12-15pm. This is Rev Jacquie's last day in the circuit (she is taking the service at Ackworth) and it would be a nice time to meet together and say goodbye. We will organise transport and take note of numbers nearer the date.
Roger & Jean's daughter Claire is running in the Great North Run (half marathon) on Sept. 13th, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. Thanks to those who have already pledged support for this wonderful charity. Roger & Jean have sponsor forms if you would like to give to this cause - they can vouch for the difference this charity makes!
Roger has some copies of CARE's (Christian Action Research & Education) leaflet about how to oppose the assisted dying bill that comes before parliament shortly.

Sunday 26th July 2015

10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mr D Pope
Today's readings are: Ephesians 3:14-21 and John 6:1-21
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

 

This Week

Wednesday 29th: Ladies Fellowship, 1.15pm. This is the last one for two weeks.
Friday 31st: Toddler Group takes a break.
Saturday 1st August: Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Advance Notices

Sunday 2nd August, 10.30am. All Age Worship led by Rev. Jacquie Evans. During this service Neave and Rhianna will be received into membership. There will be a faith lunch after the service to celebrate.
Jean will be steward.

Wednesday 5th: Ladies Fellowship take a break.
Friday 7th: Humpty Dumpty Club, Summer Session, 10.00am - 12 noon.
Saturday 8th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm
Sunday 9th: Worship will take the form of a Songs of Praise service. It will also include the opportunity to share Church family news (Humpty Dumpty Club, Sunny Dudes, Holiday Club etc). If you would like a hymn or song that is special or meaningful to you included in this service please speak to one of the stewards by Sunday 2nd.

Monday 10th August - Wednesday 12th August - Polar Explorers Holiday Club.
10.00am - 12.15pm. If you would like to help in any way please speak to one of the Sunny Dudes' leaders. Please share information with anyone you may know who may wish to attend.

Family News

Bev celebrates her birthday tomorrow.

Kath Wiles (steward at Ackworth) invites us all to a faith lunch at Ackworth on Sunday 11th October after the morning service. This is Rev. Jacquie's last day in the circuit (she is taking the service at Ackworth) and it would be a nice time to meet together and say 'goodbye'. We will organise lifts and take a note of numbers nearer the time.

The 2015/16 Methodist prayer book is entitled 'Pilgrims on a Journey' and will look at God's call to pilgrimage, both journey and destination, our companions on the way and the everyday realities of the road to heaven. The title comes from the second verse of the hymn, 'Brother, sister, let me serve you' by Richard A M Gillard (StF 611). If you would like a copy, then please indicate on the sheet.

Any news for further notices to Sean and Elaine on 01977 625291.

Sunday 5th July
10-30am: Morning worship led by Mr Martin Walmsley.
Today's readings are Hosea 11: 1 to 9, 1 Corinthians 13: 1 to 13 and Matthew 18: 21 to 35.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service
After the service we will join together in a picnic at Nostell Priory. Transport and chairs can be provided. Bring a bite to eat and enjoy time together.

This Week
Monday 6th: Holiday Club planning meeting at Church (note location change from last week), 4-30pm. Holiday club is from Monday 10th August to Wednesday 12th.
Tuesday 7th: Church Council to formally discuss to what extent we progress thoughts to extend our building. 7-15pm. We wish to gain the OK to consider and explore (nothing is definite yet) i) approaching architects for informal discussions ii) conducting a survey in the village to establish local needs iii) look at possible sources of funding iv) set up a separate development fund.
Wednesday 8th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 10th: Toddler Group 10am.
Saturday 11th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 12th 10:30am: Morning worship led by Mr Mike Dixon.
Nigel will be steward.

Tuesday 14th: Methley Movies is showing The Imitation Game telling the story of code breakers at Bletchley Park during WWII. 7-30pm.
Wednesday 15th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 17th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Friday 17th: Netherton's film club is showing Interstellar- 7pm.
Saturday 18th: Kevin Dobson tells us that Normanton and Pontefract Railway Modellers Association are holding an open day at Methley chapel from 10 to 4pm.
Saturday 18th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Family News
Mo is nine on Tuesday 7th.
Please remember Bee (Melody) who has been in hospital with a virus/ infection.
Congratulations to Paula and David on the birth of their latest grandchild- Alex.
We have recently received a small gift from the Parish Council's chairman's fund thanking us for our help in the community.
John tells us that when the new refuse collections come in, we do not have to return our green recycling boxes. If you cannot find a use for yours, then please bring to church (or ask him to collect) and it can be put to good use for storage at church.
Congratulations to David on wining a (large) cup at a recent golf tournament.
If you are going away on holiday and wish to catch up with news, some back copies of notices are usually at the back of church, or Nigel can copy any specific weeks for you. Alternatively you can request copies are emailed to you each week rather than look on the web site. See Nigel.
Paula has produced a summary of the discussion at the vision meeting group. You can also contribute your thoughts as to what building changes might be beneficial

Sunday 28th June 2015

10-30am: 9-30am: Breakfast (Fish Finger Sandwich) and Messy Church craft activities followed by:-
10-45am: Shorter Morning Worship led by Mrs Christine Hewitt.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service

This Week
Wednesday 1st July: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 3rd: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Advance notices
Sunday 5th 10:30am: Morning worship led by Mr Martin Walmsley.
Nigel will be steward.
After the service we will join together in a picnic at Nostell Priory. Transport and chairs can be provided. Bring a bite to eat and enjoy time together.

Monday 6th: Holiday Club planning meeting at Paula's, 4-30pm. Holiday club is from Monday 10th August to Wednesday 12th.
Tuesday 7th: Church Council to formally discuss to what extent we progress thoughts to extend our building. 7-15pm.
Wednesday 8th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 10th: Toddler Group 10am.
Saturday 11th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Family News
Mary celebrates her birthday today.
Many thanks to those who contributed to the organisation and assistance of Peter last week and the baptism of Sam, Annabelle, Georgina, Jonathan and Melody.
 
Sunday 21st June 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran during which Sam, Annabell, Georgina, Jonathan and Melody will be baptised.
Today's readings are: 1 Corinthians 13 and Mark 12: 28 to 34.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
We especially welcome family and friends of Richard and Sam.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service

This Week
Wednesday 24th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 24th: Vision Meeting, 8pm in church- please use the church door. The flip chart words put together are available this morning- see Nigel.
Thursday 25th: House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 26th: Toddler Group 10am.
Friday 26th: Ackworth Community Choir Concert at Ackworth School Meeting House, 7-30pm.
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 28th 9-30am: Breakfast (Fish Finger Sandwich) and Messy Church craft activities followed by:-
10-45am: Shorter Morning Worship led by Mrs Christine Hewitt.
Jean will be steward.

SESKUB Churches Together are organising a bus to get folks to Clumber Park for a picnic and service in Clumber Chapel. See poster. Pick up from Trinity 12-30pm.
Wednesday 1st July: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 3rd: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Sunday 5th: After the service we will join together in a picnic at Nostell Priory. Thank you to Paula for finding the best date. Transport and chairs can be provided. Bring a bite to eat and enjoy time together.

Tuesday 7th July: Church Council to formally discuss to what extent we progress thoughts to extend our building.

Family News
Mary celebrates her birthday next Sunday 28th.
If you are going away on holiday and wish to catch up with news, some back copies of notices are usually at the back of church, or Nigel can copy any specific weeks for you. Alternatively you can request copies are emailed to you each week rather than look on the web site. See Nigel.
Paula has produced a summary of the discussion at the vision meeting group. You can also contribute your thoughts as to what building changes might be beneficial.

Sunday 14th June 2015
10.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev. Jacquie Evans.
Today's readings are Ezekiel 17:22-24 and Mark 4:26-34
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Circuit Service at Rothwell Methodist Church, 4pm. Ordinands' Testimony Service prior to Rev James Morley and Rev Barry Owen being confirmed as ministers at this year's Conference in Southport.

This Week
Monday 15th: Vision Meeting, 7.30pm
Wednesday 17th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 17th: Your stewards meet with Jacquie to look at the next plan. If you have a preacher you would like to especially invite please see Sean or Nigel.
Friday 19th: Humpty Dumpty Club (our toddler group), 10.00am
Saturday 20thy: Trinity Church (South Elmsall) holds its annual barbeque with food served from 3pm. Tickets £3.50 per adult and £1.50 per child under 13 years available from church members or pay on the door.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 21st, 10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran during which Sam, Annabell, Georgina, Jonathan and Melody will be baptised.
Nigel will be steward.

Wednesday 24th: Ladies Fellowship, 2.15pm
Thursday 25th: House group at Jean and Roger's, 7.30pm
Friday 26th: Humpty Dumpty Club, 10.00am
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm
Sunday 5th July: After the service we will join together in a picnic at Nostell Priory.

Family News
A formal letter detailing the move of Jacquie and us moving under the responsibility of Naomi is on the noticeboard.
Paula has produced a summary of the discussion at the vision meeting group. You can also contribute your thoughts as to what building changes might be beneficial.

Sunday 7th June 2015

10.30am Morning Worship led by Mr Paul Hayes
Today's readings are Psalm 130 and Mark 3:20 to 35
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week
Wednesday 10th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 10th: Circuit Assembly. The agenda is on the noticeboard. All are welcome to attend. Your reps are Nigel, Sean and Roger.
Thursday 11th: House group at Roger and Jean's, 7.30pm
Friday 12th: Humpty Dumpty Club (our toddler group), 10.30am
Saturday 13th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 14th, 10.30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Nigel will be steward.
Circuit Service at Rothwell Methodist Church (sorry it's the opposite end of the circuit - around 18 miles - Butcher Lane, LS26 0DB), 4.00pm to be an Ordinands' Testimony Service prior to Rev James Morley and Rev Barry Owen being confirmed as ministers at this year's Conference in Southport.

Wednesday 17th: Ladies Fellowship, 2.15pm
Wednesday 17th: Church Life and Mission Forum invites you to a presentation and discussion "Trends in RE and Worship in Schools?" 7-30pm Micklegate, Pontefract. See poster.
Wednesday 17th: Your stewards meet with Jacquie to look at the next plan. If you have a preacher you would like to especially invite, please see Sean or Nigel.
Friday 19th: Humpty Dumpty Club, 10.00am
Saturday 20th: Trinity church (South Elmsall) hold its annual barbeque with food served from 3.00pm. Tickets (£3.50 per adult and £1.50 per child under 13 years). Tickets are available from church members or pay on the door.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm
Sunday 21st: A church family celebration as Sam, Annabell, Georgina, Jonathan and Melody are baptised during our morning service.
Sunday 5th July: After the service we will join together in a picnic at Nostell Priory.

Family News
Following the letter from Richard Oldroyd that was read out regarding Jacquie's move to the Waveney Valley Ecumenical Partnership, the date has been set to be mid-October 2015. Our new minister from this time will be Naomi Kaiga.
At the recent church council Roger took over responsibility for treasurer.
Paula has produced a summary of the discussion at the vision meeting group. You can also contribute your thoughts as to what building changes might be beneficial.

Sunday 24th May 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Max Bradley.

Today's readings are: John 15: 26 & 27, John 16 4b to 15 and Acts 2: 1 to 21.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return during the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Good news at Micklegate, 3-30pm.

This Week
Wednesday 27th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 29th: Toddler Group takes a break for half term.
Saturday 30th: Coffee Morning in aid of Leprosy Mission at Ebor Hall 10-30am. Ebor Hall is part of the Archbishop Holgate Hospital in Hemsworth.
Saturday 30th: Mission Meal at Central, Pontefract. 5-30pm for 6 led by Rev Jacob Kaiga. See poster.
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 31st 10-30am: Morning Worship for All Ages led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Deb will be steward.
After the morning service, we will have a short church council. This will be to vote on Jean joining the stewards team and Roger taking over as treasurer. Also Peter has organised that Dave Turner from the charity Turning Point will give a short presentation and answer questions. Nigel has placed some brief details of Turning Points activities on the notice board.
Tuesday 2nd June: The second meeting to discuss the church's vision and commence planning for possible property changes. 7-15pm.
Wednesday 3rd: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 4th: Messy Church planning at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Friday 5th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Wednesday 17th: Church Life and Mission Forum invites you to a presentation and discussion "Trends in RE and Worship in Schools?" 7-30pm Micklegate, Pontefract. See poster.

Family News
Betty celebrates her birthday on Friday 29th.
6 of our young people (Connor, Mo, Owen, Annabelle, Rhianna, Erin) are away at the circuit youth camp this weekend.
Please remember Neave during GCSE exam time.
This morning's flowers have been given by Rev Jacquie. A copy of an article from the Methodist Recorder about the recent visit of Methodists from Italy (with a photo of Jacquie) is on the noticeboard.
The latest enews is on the notice board.
Daily Bread Bible reading notes and new plans are available
We had a church picnic last year at Nostell Priory after a morning service. Shall we do the same this year? But what date? Is anyone able to please get the best date for all.

Sunday 17th May 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Martin Walmsley.

Today's readings are: Daniel 7: 9 to 14, Ephesians 1: 15 to 23 and Luke 24: 44 to 53.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Many of our younger people will be at Ackworth for Messy Church led by Mr Kevin Dobson.

Circuit Easter Offering Service at Central, Pontefract, 6pm.
Following this there is an extraordinary Circuit Assembly to determine the best action for Horbury regarding their property scheme

This Week
Tuesday 19th: Your treasurer(s) meets with the circuit finance steward at Streethouse, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 20th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 22nd: Toddler Group, 10am. This is followed by a tea party (from 12) - come along and ask the children about the "tiger who came to tea".
Saturday 23rd: Bev informs us of Stone Carving demonstration outside Wakefield Cathedral from 11am.
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Advance notices
Sunday 24th 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Max Bradley.
Elaine will be steward.

Wednesday 27th: Ladies Fellowship takes a break.
Friday 29th: Toddler Group takes a break for half term.
Saturday 30th: Coffee Morning in aid of Leprosy Mission at Ebor Hall 10-30am. Ebor Hall is part of the Archbishop Holgate Hospital in Hemsworth.
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 31st: After the morning service, we will have a short church council. This will be to vote on Jean joining the stewards team and Roger taking over as treasurer. Also Peter has organised that Dave Turner from the charity Turning Point will give a short presentation and answer questions. Nigel has placed some brief details of Turning Points activities on the notice board.

Family News
Feziwe celebrates her birthday on Thursday 21st.
Daily Bread Bible reading notes are available today.
Thank you to John who has started to address issues identified in our recent quinquennial property survey.
Thank you to Roger for playing this morning.
New plans are available.
A new edition of Connexion magazine is available. Maybe you would want to take, read and return.

Sunday 10th May 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior
Today's reading are: Psalm 147: 1 to 11, Isaiah 40: 21 to 31 and Mark 1: 29 to 39.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Christian Aid Service at Ackworth 4pm led by Rev Paul Hartley

This Week
Monday 11th; Funeral of Alan Loosemore at Sandal, 12-30pm.
Tuesday 12th: Rev Jacquie is running membership classes for younger people from 6pm to7pm here at church
Wednesday 13th: Ladies Fellowship takes a break.
Thursday 14th: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 15th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 16th: Coffee Morning here from 10 to 12 in aid of Christian Aid.
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 17th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Martin Walmsley.
Nigel will be steward.
Many of our younger people will be at Ackworth for Messy Church led by Mr Kevin Dobson.
As it is Upton's Fun Run today you might care to come a little earlier and cheer them on their way as they pass our gate.

Circuit Easter Offering Service at Central, Pontefract, 6pm.
Following this there is an extraordinary Circuit Assembly to determine the best action for Horbury regarding their property scheme.

Wednesday 20th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 22nd: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 23rd: Bev informs us of Stone Carving demonstration outside Wakefield Cathedral from 11am.
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Saturday 30th: Coffee Morning in aid of Leprosy Mission at Ebor Hall 10-30am. Ebor Hall is part of the Archbishop Holgate Hospital in Hemsworth.
Sunday 31st: After the morning service, Peter has organised that Dave Turner from the charity Turning Point will give a short presentation and answer questions.

Family News
Owen is ten on Wednesday 13th.
Sam is pleased to say that Richard's ankle operation went OK.
Paula is participating in the Manchester 10km (6¼ mile) run today raising fund for the Isaiah Trust.
New plans are available.
Toddler group now takes a while to set up and tidy away. If anyone is willing to help on a rota basis between either 9-15 to 89-45 or 11-45 to 12-15 please see Deb
A new edition of Connexion magazine is available. Maybe you would want to take, read and return.

 

Sunday 3rd May 2015

10-45am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Val Brook and worship leaders.

Today's reading are: Isaiah 51: 1 to 6 and Matthew 13: 31 to 33 and 44 to 52.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Monday 4th: May Day Fair at Ackworth from 12 noon to 3 pm. Stalls, crafts and refreshments.
Tuesday 5th: Rev Jacquie is running membership classes for younger people from 6pm to7pm here at church.
Tuesday 5th: Following discussion at the AGM, you are invited to come together to discuss the vision for our fellowship. This might include potential activities, initiatives, use of the impending families' worker and any property changes to support these. 7-15pm.
Wednesday 6th: Ladies Fellowship takes a break.
Thursday 7th: Our premises are being used for voting.
Friday 8th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Advance notices
Sunday 10th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Jean will be steward.

Christian Aid Service at Ackworth 4pm led by Rev Paul Hartley

Wednesday 13th: Ladies Fellowship takes a break.
Thursday 14th: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 15th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Sunday 17th: Circuit Easter Offering Service at Central, Pontefract, 6pm. This is followed by a short Circuit Assembly.
Saturday 23rd: Bev informs us of Stone Carving demonstration outside Wakefield Cathedral from 11am.

Family News
Please remember Kathryn (Senior) who is in Pinderfields. Also that Richard (Sam's husband) has recently broken his ankle.
Georgina has won a golden award at school- ask her about it!
Paula is participating in the Manchester 10km (5 mile) run next week raising fund for the Isaiah Trust.
We are pleased to say that Roger is going to take responsibility for Treasurer duties and Jean (Whitworth) assisting in stewarding.
Toddler group now takes a while to set up and tidy away. If anyone is willing to help on a rota basis between either 9-15 to 89-45 or 11-45 to 12-15 please see Deb
A new edition of Connexion magazine is available. Maybe you would want to take, read and return.

Sunday 26th April 2015

10-45am: Messy Morning Worship led by Rev Wayne Grewcock following on from craft activities.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Monday 27th: Following discussion at last week's AGM, you are invited to meet at 11am to help with property matters, minor repairs etc. It is intended that these sessions would be regular to keep on top of matters.
Wednesday 29th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 30th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Friday 1st May: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 2nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices
Sunday 3rd May - 10:30am Morning Worship led by Mrs Val Brook.

Nigel will be steward.

Monday 4th: Day Fair at Ackworth from 12 noon to 3 pm.
Tuesday 5th: Rev Jacquie is running membership classes for younger people from 6pm to7pm here at church.
Tuesday 5th: Following discussion at the AGM, you are invited to come together to discuss the vision for our fellowship. This might include potential activities, initiatives, use of the impending families' worker and any property changes to support these. 7-15pm.
Wednesday 6th: Ladies Fellowship takes a break.
Thursday 7th: Our premises are being used for voting.
Friday 8th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Sunday 10th: Christian Aid Service at Ackworth 4pm led by Rev Paul Hartley
Thursday 14th: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Family News
Did you see Connor's photograph in the Pontefract Express?
A new edition of Connexion magazine is available. Maybe you would want to take, read and return?
We are asked if we can support Christian Aid collecting on the High Street (and also offer a coffee morning maybe). What's best- Saturday 9th or 16th. Please sign up to establish if it happens.
Deb says 'thanks' to all who have supported the relaunch of the Humpty Dumpty (Toddler) Club. We had 4 new families on Friday. Please continue to publicise it where you can. 

Sunday 19th April 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Acts 3: 12 to 19 and Luke 24: 36 to 48.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Circuit Service at which Emma Hatherley is to be received into the office and ministry of Local Preacher. 6pm Featherstone

This Week
Monday 20th: Our Annual General Meeting, 7-30pm. All are welcome to this meeting where reviews of the year will be considered, the church charity for next year (from Sept '15) will be decided, and stewards (including property) will be elected. A draft agenda is on the noticeboard, draft minutes are with Nigel. If you would be willing to offer to help with stewarding, please see Nigel.
Wednesday 22nd: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 22nd: The second of four sessions at Sandal where a short course on developing skills as facilitators of Christian Study or Learning groups will be led by Piers Lane and Colin Ride. 7-30pm to 9pm. See enews
Thursday 23rd: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 24th: Toddler Group recommences, 10am. See family news.
Saturday 25th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Advance notices
Sunday 26th:9-30am Messy Church with creative activities and a breakfast, then
10-45am: (shorter) Morning Worship led by Rev Wayne Grewcock.
Deb will be steward.
Wednesday 29th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 30th: Messy Church Planning, 7.30pm at Susan and Jeffrey's, Ackworth
Friday 1st May: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 2nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Monday 4th: May Day Fair at Ackworth Methodist Church from 12 noon to 3 pm.
Sunday 10th: Christian Aid Service at Ackworth Methodist Church at 4pm led by Rev Paul Hartley
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May: Circuit Youth Camp for those aged 8 to 17. Camping in tents, all food and all activities. Games, crafts and fun for all. See poster.

Family News
Amahle is ten on Tuesday 21st.
Congratulations to Marie who starts a job in South Kirkby (tomorrow) as a laboratory assistant in a food analysis company.
The toddler group provides a facility where parents/ carers of younger people can meet together whilst their children are cared for whilst they play (and eat toast!). Paula is helping Deb re-launch this venture and asks if you would contact her to offer to distribute (put through local letterboxes) around 50 flyers.
Following our model railway event, Paula confirms we have been able to send the following gifts: Trinity Mission. £47.85 Westfield Food Bank. £47.85.
Also sent were Easter Offering £32.50 and WaterAid. £141.45.
Please remember to close the gate after you come in- our concern is the safety of younger people.
There are 2 vacancies within the circuit for representatives to the Leeds District Synod. If you are interested (intrigued) then ask Nigel.

Sunday 12th April 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Richard Baxendale for our church anniversary (The chapel was built in 1934).
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Many thanks for the Good News Band who are helping us worship this morning.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week 
Tuesday 14th: Parish Council consultation meeting where you can have a say in looking at the parish plan designed to enhance and improve the community. From 6pm to 8pm at the Village Hall. See the extract from the community section of the Hemsworth Express.

Tuesday 14th: The Women's Institute borrow our hall for an evening meeting.
Tuesday 14th: Methley Movies is showing 'A Long Walk to Freedom'- the chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life.
Wednesday 15th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 15th: The first of 4 sessions at Sandal where a short course on developing skills as facilitators of Christian Study or Learning groups will be led by Piers Lane and Colin Ride. 7-30pm to 9pm. See enews
Friday 17th: Toddler Group is on a break, just this week.
Saturday 18th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Saturday 18th: Rev'd. Jacob Kaiga and others are undertaking a 25 mile sponsored Prayer Walk in his section of the Aire & Calder Circuit. He is raising funds for his Kenya School and Well Projects. There is a sponsorship form in the hall.

Advance notices
Sunday 19th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans
Elaine/ Sean will be steward.
Circuit Service at which Emma Hatherley is to be received into the office and ministry of Local Preacher. 6pm Featherstone.
Monday 20th: Our Annual General Meeting, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 22nd: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 24th: Toddler Group, 10am.
Saturday 25th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May: Circuit Youth Camp for those aged 8 to 17. Camping in tents, all food and all activities. Games, crafts and fun for all. See poster.

Family News:
Many thanks to those who helped with the Model Railway Event yesterday. Modest funds were raised for our charities of Trinity Night Shelter and Westfield Food Bank. Brian has left his layout assembled. You may care to try out Kathryn's chocolate tombola and/or buy some of her cupcakes.
Mention also of Rhianna and Erin for helping with catering.
There are 2 vacancies within the circuit for representatives to the Leeds District Synod. If you are interested (intrigued) then ask Nigel

Sunday 5th April 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Lawrence Turner.
Today's readings are: Acts 10: 24 to 41 and John 20.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Wednesday 8th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 10th: Toddler Group takes a break.
Saturday 11th: Model Railway event here from 10am to 3pm. Displays (come and see what you recognise of Brian's), clockwork models (re-live your youth) live steam (keep your fingers clear), chidren's activities (probably some edible) and light refreshments. Come and help welcome our visitors. Any monies raised will be split between Westfield Food Bank and Trinity Night Shelter.
Saturday 11th: Wesley Circuit annual Study Half Day- see enews.

Advance notices
Sunday 12th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Richard Baxendale for our church anniversary (The chapel was built in 1934)
Nigel will be steward.
Tuesday 14th: The Women's Institute borrow our hall for an evening meeting.
Tuesday 14th: Methley Movies is showing 'A Long Walk to Freedom'- the chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life.
Wednesday 15th: Ladies Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 15th: The first of 4 sessions at Sandal where a short course on developing skills as facilitators of Christian Study or Learning groups will be led by Piers Lane and Colin Ride. 7-30pm to 9pm. See enews
Friday 17th: Toddler Group takes a 3 week break.
Saturday 18th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Saturday 18th: Rev'd. Jacob Kaiga and others are undertaking a 25 mile sponsored Prayer Walk in his section of the Aire & Calder Circuit. He is raising funds for his Kenya School and Well Projects. There is a sponsorship form in the hall.
Sunday 19th: Circuit Service at which Emma Hatherley is to be received into the office and ministry of Local Preacher.
Monday 20th: Our Annual General Meeting, 7-30pm.
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May: Circuit Youth Camp for those aged 8 to 17. Camping in tents, all food and all activities. Games, crafts and fun for all. See poster.
Family News
Happy Birthday to Neave who is sixteen today. Connor is fifteen tomorrow 6th.
We give thanks to Tania and Bob for their work to tidy up the garden area in the front of the church.
You may return your Easter offering envelope today. Proceeds go to the Methodist Church's World Mission Fund. Details are on the noticeboard
The April edition of enews is on the noticeboard.
There are 2 vacancies within the circuit for representatives to the Leeds District Synod. If you are interested (intrigued) then ask Nigel.
The April edition of enews is on the noticeboard.
 

Sunday 29th March 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Today's readings are: Numbers 21: 4 to 9 and John 3: 14 to 21
Sunny Dudes for younger are mainly at Ackworth for Messy Church.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 30th: A meeting to discuss and agree how we, as a church, should respond to the possible utilisation of a Children and Families worker - 2 of whom it is intended are to be employed by the circuit from September 2015. See enews for details or contact Deb. This worker would work with the church and not for. We need to describe the area of work that we would like to develop. If you cannot attend (sorry for the short notice) then let Deb know your thoughts and ideas. Starts 10.00am.
Wednesday 1st April: No Ladies Fellowship meeting in Holy Week
Thursday 2nd: Joint Maundy Thursday Communion service, including a Faith Supper - 7.00pm at Ackworth.
Friday 3rd: Good Friday service at Trinity, South Elmsall, 10.30am.
Friday 3rd: Toddler group takes a 3 week break.
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Advance notices:
Sunday 5th: 10.30am Morning Worship for All Ages with Holy Communion led by Rev. Lawrence Turner.
Deb will be steward.

Wednesday 8th: Ladies Fellowship, 2.15pm
Friday 10th: Toddler group takes a 3 week break.
Saturday 11th: Model Railway event here from 10am to 3pm. Deb tells us that at this event there will be a chocolate tombola to raise funds to support our youngsters going to the youth camp. Any chocolate donations to Deb please.
Wednesday 15th: The first of 4 sessions at Sandal where a short course on developing skills as facilitators of Christian Study or Learning groups will be led by Piers Lane and Colin Ride, 7.30pm to 9.00pm. See enews.
Sunday 19th: Circuit Service at which Emma Hatherley is to be received into the office and ministry of Local Preacher.
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May: Circuit Youth Camp for those aged 8 to 17. Camping in tents, all food and all activities. Games, crafts and fun for all. See poster.

Family News:
Jean (Senior) cleebrates her birthday on Thursday 2nd. Neave is sixteen next Sunday.
Kathryn (Storey) is pleased to say she passed her theory driving test recently>
Neave has completed her first public St. John Ambulance first aider activity.
Welcome back to Frank following his second eye operation.
Please collect an Easter offering envelope. Proceeds go to the Methodist Church's World Mission Fund - details on the noticeboard.
The April edition of enews is on the noticeboard.
 

Sunday 22nd March 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Today's readings are: Jeremiah 31: 31 to 34 and John 12: 20 to 33
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

SESKUB Churches Together service at Trinity, South Elmsall. Preacher is Mr Peter Finneran. 4-30pm.

This Week
Monday 23rd: Our quinquennial property inspection is being done on behalf of the circuit. Thank you John and Brian for liaising.
Tuesday 24th: Church Council, 7-30pm. A draft agenda is on the noticeboard- other items to Brenda or Jacquie.
Wednesday 25th: Ladies Fellowship continues its hosting of the York Courses Lent Studies, 2-15pm at Doreen's this week.
Thursday 26th: Meeting House, Ackworth School - Easter Concert with Churches Together in Ackworth. At the Meeting House, Ackworth School, 7pm. All welcome.
Thursday 26th: House group meets at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 27th: Toddler Group, 9-15am.
Friday 27th: SESKUB Churches Together Coffee and Cup a Soup at Trinity, South Elmsall from 9-30 to 11-30am. Supporting Christian Aid.
Friday 27th: Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir and Wakefield Metropolitan Brass band at Sandal. £10 inc refreshments. See poster.
Saturday 28th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 28th: Prayer for Unity event at Westfield Centre from 10am to 4pm. Lunch included, worship led by Ant Lee and band. See flyers

Advance notices
Sunday 29th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Nigel will be steward.
Wednesday 1st April: No Ladies Fellowship meeting in Holy week
Thursday 2nd: Maundy Thursday Communion service, including a Faith Supper ¬- 7pm at Ackworth.
Friday 3rd: Good Friday service at Trinity South Elmsall, 10-30am.
Friday 3rd: Toddler Group takes a 3 week break.
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Saturday 11th: Model Railway event here from 10am to 3pm.
Saturday 11th: Wesley Circuit annual Study Half Day- see enews.
Saturday 18th: Adrian tells us that Rev Jacob Kaiga is considering helping us lead a prayer walk around the area; maybe though the village and/or to Badsworth. We expect to discuss this at church council.
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May: Circuit Youth Camp for those aged 8 to 17. Camping in tents, all food and all activities. Games, crafts and fun for all. See poster.
Family News
Today David celebrates his birthday and Kailub is eight. Bob celebrates his birthday on Thursday 26th.
Bethany is pleased to say she is now trained to teach surfing.
The April edition of enews is on the noticeboard
Bev has a new job at Wakefield Cathedral and Nigel shortly changes to part time teaching maths in a school.
You might care to note that the clocks go forward next weekend.
We have several copies of Connexion magazine- a new Methodist publication to help inform us of events and news in the connexion. Please take a copy and maybe return after reading.

Sunday 15th March 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Neil Bishop.
Today's readings are: Numbers 21: 4 to 9 and John 3: 14 to 21
Sunny Dudes for younger are mainly at Ackworth for Messy Church.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Micklegate Methodist Church Good News Afternoon. Worship, prayer, a time of sharing concerns & good news, a time of Bible Study, followed by a faith tea. All are welcome. 3-30pm.

This Week:
Wednesday 18th: Ladies Fellowship continues its hosting of the York Courses Lent Studies. 2-15pm
Thursday 19th: Circuit Children and Youth Forum here, 7-30pm. This is an open meeting for all who work with children and young people in our churches
Friday 20th: Toddler Group, 9-15am
Friday 20th: SESKUB Churches Together Coffee and Cup a Soup at Trinity, South Elmsall from 9-30 to 11-30am. Supporting Christian Aid.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices:
Sunday 22nd: 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Deb will be steward.

SESKUB Churches Together service at Trinity, South Elmsall. Preacher is Mr Peter Finneran. 4-30pm.
Tuesday 24th: Church Council, 7-30pm. Agenda items to Brenda or Jacquie.
Wednesday 25th: Ladies Fellowship continues its hosting of the York Courses Lent Studies, 2-15pm.
Thursday 26th: Meeting House, Ackworth School - Easter Concert with Churches Together in Ackworth. At the Meeting House, Ackworth School, 7pm. All welcome.
Thursday 26th: House group meets at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 27th: Toddler Group, 9-15am.
Friday 27th: SESKUB Churches Together Coffee and Cup a Soup at Trinity, South Elmsall from 9-30 to 11-30am. Supporting Christian Aid.
Friday 27th: Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir and Wakefield Metropolitan Brass band at Sandal. £10 inc refreshments. See poster.
Saturday 28th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 28th: Prayer for Unity event at Westfield Centre from 10am to 4pm. Lunch included, worship led by Ant Lee and band. See flyers.
Thursday 2nd April: Maundy Thursday Communion service, including a Faith Supper - 7pm at Ackworth.
Friday 3rd: Good Friday service at Trinity South Elmsall, 10-30am.
Saturday 11th: Model Railway event here from 10am to 3pm.
Saturday 11th: Wesley Circuit annual Study Half Day- see enews.
Saturday 18th: Adrian tells us that Rev Jacob Kaiga is considering helping us lead a prayer walk around the area; maybe though the village and/or to Badsworth. We expect to discuss this at church council.
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May: Circuit Youth Camp for those aged 8 to 17. Camping in tents, all food and all activities. Games, crafts and fun for all. See poster.

Family News:
Jenny celebrates her birthday on Saturday 21st. Next Sunday David celebrates his birthday and Kailub is eight.
There is reward today for those who have resisted the temptation to eat their chocolate given a few weeks ago.
Please take a Water Aid jar which Paula has prepared to help raise funds for Water Aid.
We have several copies of Connexion magazine- a new Methodist publication to help inform us of events and news in the connexion. Please take a copy and maybe return after reading.

Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 01977 644843. 

Sunday 8th March 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Barry Firth.
Today's readings are: 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21 and Luke 15: 1 - 3 and 11 - 32.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
SESKUB Churches Together service at All Saints, South Kirkby, 4.30pm.
Big Worship at Methley, 6.00pm

This Week
Tuesday 10th: Website Training for those who would like to know how to operate their
church page on the circuit web site. Circuit Office, Sandal MC, Barnsley Rd, Wakefield, WF1 5NU. 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Wednesday 11th: The Eastern Cluster Meeting of MWIB (Methodist Women in Britain) takes place at Central in Pontefract starting at 10.30am with coffee.
Wednesday 11th: Ladies Fellowship continues its hosting of the York Courses Lent Study. 2.15pm.
Wednesday 11th: Your stewards meet with Jacquie.
Thursday 12th: House group meets and Jean and Roger's, 7.30pm.
Friday 13th: Toddler Group, 9.15am
Friday 13th: SESKUB Churches Together Coffee and Cup a Soup at Trinity, South Elmsall from 9.30am to 11.30am supporting Christian Aid.
Saturday 14th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Advance notices
Sunday 15th: 10.30am Morning Worship led by Rev N Bishop
Nigel will be steward.
Some of our children will be at Ackworth for Messy Church.
Good News at Micklegate. All are welcome at 3.30pm. Worship, prayer, a time of sharing concerns and good news, a time of Bible Study followed by a faith tea.
Tuesday 24th: Church Council, 7.30pm. Agenda items to Brenda or Jacquie.
Wednesday 25th: Ladies Fellowship continues its hosting of the York Courses Lent Studies, 2.15pm.
Thursday 19th: Circuit Children and Youth Forum here, 7.30pm. This is an open meeting for all who work with children and young people in their churches.
Friday 20th: Toddler Group, 9.15am
Friday 20th: SESKUB Churches Together Coffee and Cup a Soup at Trinity, South Elmsall, 9.30am - 11.30am. Supporting Christian Aid.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7.30pm
Friday 27th: Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir and Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band at Sandal. £10 including refreshments - see poster.
Saturday 28th: Prayer for Unity event at Westfield Centre, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Lunch included, worship led by Ant Lee and band - see flyers.
Saturday 11th April: Train Event here, 10.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday 18th April: Adrian tells us that Rev Jacob Kaiga is considering helping us lead a prayer walk around the area, maybe through the village and / or to Badworth. We expect to discuss this at church counil.
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May: Circuit Youth Camp for those aged 8 - 17. Games, crafts and fun for all - see poster.

Family News

Thea is 2 today. Doreen celebrates her birthday on Saturday 14th.
Please remember Harry (Joyce's great grandson) who has broken his leg.
Remember to bring back your chocolate next Sunday to either the service here or at Ackworth. There will be rewards for those who have resisted the temptation to eat their chocolate.

Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 01977 644843. 

Sunday 1st March 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Rex Owen

Today's readings are: Psalm 22 (no 804 by congregation) and Mark 1; 9 to 15

Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Circuit Service at West Wakefield, 6pm. (rearranged from last week)

SESKUB Churches Together service at St Margaret's, North Elmsall, 6-30pm. Choral Evensong. Preacher is Father Stephen Hotchen.

This Week

Tuesday 3rd: Circuit Assembly at Central, Pontefract, 7-30pm. The agenda is on the notice board.. Your representatives are: Paula, Sean and Nigel. Observers are welcome.

Wednesday 4th: Ladies Fellowship continues its hosting of the York Courses Lent Studies.  2-15pm

Thursday 5th: Messy planning at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.

Friday 6th: Toddler Group, 9-15am

Friday 6th: SESKUB Churches Together Coffee and Cup a Soup at Trinity, South Elmsall from 9-30 to 11-30am. Supporting Christian Aid.

Friday 6th: Women's World Day of Prayer- see poster for closest service.

The service for 2015 has been prepared by the Christian Women of the Bahamas, their theme is: "Jesus said to them: Do you know what I have done for you?"

Saturday 7th: SESKUB Churches Together Lent Lunch at Badsworth followed by a talk join the work of local hospices. Between 10-30am and 1pm.

Saturday 7th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Advance notices

Sunday 8th March: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Brian Firth.

Elaine will be steward.

SESKUB Churches Together service at All Saints, Sth Kirkby, 4-30pm.

Tuesday 10th: Website Training for those who would like to know how to operate their church's page on the circuit web site. At the Circuit Office, Sandal Methodist Church, Barnsley Road, Wakefield, WF1 5NU. Please book a place with Marcus Storey. 7-30pm to 9pm. It would be helpful if those attending could bring a lap top or ipad.

Wednesday 11th: Ladies Fellowship continues its hosting of the York Courses Lent Studies, 2-15pm.

Wednesday 11th: Your stewards meet with Jacquie.

Friday 13th: Toddler Group, 9-15am

Friday 13th: SESKUB Churches Together Coffee and Cup a Soup at Trinity, South Elmsall from 9-30 to 11-30am. Supporting Christian Aid.

Saturday 14th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Sunday 15th: 3:30 pm Micklegate Methodist Church Good News Afternoon.  Worship, prayer, a time of sharing concerns & good news, a time of Bible Study, followed by a faith tea.  All are welcome.

Sunday 15th February 2015
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Today's readings are: 2 Kings 2: 1 to 12 and Mark 9: 2 to 9
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Good News at Micklegate, 3-30pm.

This Week
Tuesday 17th: Pancake Party 4-30 to 6-30pm. All welcome.
Wednesday 18th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 20th: Toddler Group takes a break for half term.
Saturday 21st: Traidcraft Big Brew as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Ackworth Methodist from 10am to 12 noon. Refreshments, Stalls, Games and Raffle 50p admission.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Advance notices
Sunday 22nd 9-30am Messy Church craft activities and bacon breakfast
followed by
10-45am: Morning Worship following the Messy theme led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Deb will be steward.

Wednesday 25th: Ladies Fellowship commences its hosting of the York Courses Lent Studies. Time: 2-15pm; weekly for 5 weeks. The title of the course is "Praise Him" - Songs of Praise in the New Testament. If you would like to know something more about the form and content just ask any member of the Ladies Fellowship or Arnold. 2-15pm.
Friday 27th: No Toddler Group, just this week.
Saturday 28th: Fair Trade coffee morning at Ackworth from 10am to 12noon.
Saturday 28th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Tuesday 3rd March: Circuit Assembly at Central, Pontefract. Agenda is on the notice board.
Note a change to the plan, the circuit service is now on Sunday 1st March at West Wakefield, 6pm.
Tuesday 24th March: Church Council, 7-30pm.
Saturday 28th March, Prayer for Unity event at Westfield Centre from 10am to 4pm. Lunch included, worship led by Ant Lee and band. See flyers.
Family News
Deb celebrates her birthday on Friday 20th. Erin is nine on Saturday 21st.
New plans might be available this morning.
Daily Bread Bible study notes are available.
We have learnt of Ackworth Churches Together Lent Course: 5 week from Tuesday 24th February at All Saints Church, 7-30pm. Theme is the Lord's Prayer see poster for details.
Justin plays guitar and wonders if anyone else might like to learn. He offers lessons at £15 per hour and can be contacted via Bev or Justinjcm900@hotmail.co.uk or 07713 482 449

Sunday 8th February 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Amy Milburn.
Today's reading is Luke 8: 11 to 18.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week
Wednesday 11th Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 13th: Toddler Group, 9-15am.
Saturday 14th: Church Life and Mission Forum has organised a morning with a guest speaker (Steve Pearce) in the theme of "Mission Together". 9-30am to 12 noon at Wrenthorpe Methodist. See poster.
Saturday 14st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices
Sunday 15th February 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Elaine/ Sean will be steward.
Good News at Micklegate, 3-30pm.

Tuesday 17th: Pancake Party 4-30 to 6-30pm. All welcome.
Wednesday 18th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 20th: Toddler Group takes a break for half term.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Tuesday 24th: Church Council, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 25th: Ladies Fellowship commences its hosting of the York Courses Lent Studies. Time: 2-15pm; weekly for 5 weeks. The title of the course is "Praise Him" - Songs of Praise in the New Testament. If you would like to know something more about the form and content just ask any member of the Ladies Fellowship or Arnold.
Saturday 28th: Fair Trade coffee morning at Ackworth from 10am to 12noon.
Note a change to the plan, the circuit service is now on Sunday 1st March at West Wakefield, 6pm.

Advance notice: Saturday 28th March, Prayer for Unity event at Westfield Centre from 10am to 4pm. Lunch included, worship led by Ant Lee and band. See flyers.

Family News
Melody is two on Friday 13th and Alan celebrates his birthday next Sunday 15th sharing it with Marie.
Sam is pleased to say that Melody has started nursery (Happy Days)
New plans might be available this morning.
Daily Bread Bible study notes are available today.
Marcus has moved to Barnsley. He lives in a flat closer to work.
Many thanks to those who have offered to help with our youngsters during services.
We have learnt of Ackworth Churches Together Lent Course: 5 week from Tuesday 24th February at All Saints Church, 7-30pm. Theme is the Lord's Prayer see poster for details.
Justin plays guitar and wonders if anyone else might like to learn. He offers lessons at £15 per hour and can be contacted via Bev or Justinjcm900@hotmail.co.uk or 07713 482 449 

Sunday 1st February 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Margaret Bendle...
Today's readings are: 1 Kings 19: 1 to 15a and Luke 8: 26 to 39.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Wednesday 4th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 5th: Messy Planning at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Friday 6th: Toddler Group, 9-15am.
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance Notices:
Sunday 8th February 10-30am: Morning Worship for all ages led by Mrs Amy Milburn.
Deb will be steward.
Wednesday 11th Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 13th: Toddler Group, 9-15am.
Saturday 14th: Church Life and Mission Forum has organised a morning with a guest speaker (Steve Pearce) in the theme of "Mission Together". 9-30am to 12 noon at Wrenthorpe Methodist
Saturday 14st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 17th: Pancake Party 4-30 to 6-30pm. All welcome.
Saturday 28th: Fair Trade coffee morning at Ackworth from 10am to 12noon.
Note a change to the plan, the circuit service is now on Sunday 1st March at West Wakefield, 6pm.
Advance notice from St Luke's Church: Saturday 28th March, Prayer for Unity event at Westfield Centre from 10am to 4pm. Lunch included, worship led by Ant Lee and band. See flyers.
Family News:
Tania celebrates her birthday on Saturday 7th.
Paula asks (on behalf Sunny Dudes and Brownies) us to collect glass jars, large and small, preferably with lids but ok without. These will assist towards a Lent project and pancake party activities. (we are invited to join in)
We have learnt of Ackworth Churches Together Lent Course: 5 week from Tuesday 24th February at All Saints Church, 7-30pm. Theme is the Lord's Prayer see poster for details.
Peter has provided minutes of the last Church Life and Mission Forum- they are on the noticeboard.
Justin plays guitar and wonders if anyone else might like to learn. He offers lessons at £15 per hour and can be contacted via Bev or Justinjcm900@hotmail.co.uk or 07713 482 449
Help is needed with Sunny Dudes- particularly with the under 5's as part of a rota. Or maybe you could offer just one date to allow helpers a chance to be in church once a month.

 

Sunday 25th January 2015

'Come with me and I will teach you to catch men' Mark 1:17

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Ruth Miles
Today's readings are: 1 Corinthians 7:29 to 31 and Mark 1:14 to 20.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:

Wednesday 28th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm
Friday 30th: Toddler Group, 9-15am.
Saturday 31st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices:

Sunday 1st February: Morning Worship led by Mrs Margaret Bendle, 10.30am
Nigel will be steward.
Wednesday 4th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm
Thursday 5th: Messy Church planning at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7.30pm
Friday 6th: ToddlerGroup, 9.15am
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm
Saturday 14th February: Church Life and Mission Forum has organised a morning with a guest speaker (Steve Pearce) on the theme of 'Mission Together', 9.30am - 12 noon at Wrenthorpe Methodist Church.
Tuesday 17th: Pancake Party, 4.30pm to 6.30pm at church
Advance notice from St Luke's Church: Saturday 28th March, Prayer for Unity event at Westfield Centre from 10am to 4pm.

Family News:

Peter has provided minutes of the last Church Life and Mission Forum - they are on the noticeboard.
Justin plays guitar and wonders if anyone else might like to learn. He offers lessons at £15 per hour and can be contacted via Bev or Justinjcm900@hotmail.co.uk or 07713 482 449
Paula asks us to collect glass jars, large and small, preferably with lids but ok without. These will assist towards a Lent project and pancake party activities. (we are invited to join in)
Help is needed with Sunny Dudes- particularly with the under 5's as part of a rota. Or maybe you could offer just one date to allow helpers a chance to be in church once a month.
New plans for December to February are available.
The February enews is available on the notice board.
 

Sunday 18th January 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Max Bradley
Today's readings are Isaiah 58: 6 to 10, Acts 2: 42 to 47 and Matthew 5: 21 to 26
Most Sunny Dudes for younger people are at Ackworth for Messy Church.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:

Wednesday 21st: Wednesday Fellowship recommences, 2.15pm
Friday 23rd: Toddler Group, 9-15am.
Saturday 24th: West Wakefield Methodist have 'The Organist Entertains' 7.00pm, £8, see poster
Saturday 24th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices:

Sunday 25th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Ruth Miles (note this is a change to the plan)
Nigel will be steward.
For the week of prayer for Christian Unity, Father Tim Kaye invites us all to a time of prayer at All Saints, South Kirkby from 4.30pm.
Wednesday 28th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm
Friday 30th: ToddlerGroup, 9.15am
Saturday 31st: Al-Anon, 7.30pm
Saturday 14th February: Church Life and Mission Forum has organised a morning with a guest speaker (Steve Pearce) on the theme of 'Mission Together', 9.30am - 12 noon at Wrenthorpe Methodist Church.
Advance notice from St Luke's Church: Saturday 28th March, Prayer for Unity event at Westfield Centre from 10am to 4pm.

Family News:

Annabell is ten today. John celebrates his birthday on Wednesday 21st and Jean (Whitworth) celebrates hers on Saturday 24th.
Justin plays guitar and wonders if anyone else might like to learn. He offers lessons at £15 per hour and can be contacted via Bev or Justinjcm900@hotmail.co.uk or 07713 482 449
Paula asks (on behalf Sunny Dudes and Brownies) us to collect glass jars, large and small, preferably with lids but ok without. These will assist towards a Lent project and pancake party activities. (we are invited to join in)
Help is needed with Sunny Dudes- particularly with the under 5's as part of a rota. Or maybe you could offer just one date to allow helpers a chance to be in church once a month.
New plans for December to February are available.
The January enews is available on the notice board.

Sunday 11th January 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Jim Heap.
Today's readings are: Psalm 121 and Mark 9: 2 to 9.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 12th: SEKUB Churches Together AGM at All Saints church hall, 7pm.
Wednesday 14th Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 21st January.
Friday 16th: Toddler Group recommences, 9-15am.
Saturday 17th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 18th 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Max Bradley. (note this is a change to the plan)
Nigel will be steward.
Many of our younger people might be at Ackworth today for Messy Church.
Wednesday 21st: Wednesday Fellowship recommences today, 2-15pm.
Friday 23rd: Toddler Group, 9-15am.
Saturday 24th: West Wakefield Methodist have 'The Organist Entertains', 7pm, £8. See poster
Saturday 24th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Note change of preachers: Max Bradley and Ruth Miles exchange dates so communion is now on 18th Jan.
Advance notice from St Luke's Church: Saturday 28th March, Prayer for Unity event at Westfield Centre from 10am to 4pm.
Family News:
Jacob is nine tomorrow and George is seven on Tuesday 13th. Paula celebrates her birthday on Friday 16th.
Please remember Roger: following an unexpected return into hospital, he is now back at home.
Justin plays guitar and wonders if anyone else might like to learn. He offers lessons at £15 per hour and can be contacted via Bev or Justinjcm900@hotmail.co.uk or 07713 482 449
Paula asks (on behalf Sunny Dudes and Brownies) us to collect glass jars, large and small, preferably with lids but ok without. These will assist towards a Lent project and pancake party activities. (we are invited to join in)
Help is needed with Sunny Dudes- particularly with the under 5's as part of a rota. Or maybe you could offer just one date to allow helpers a chance to be in church once a month.
New plans for December to February are available.
The January enews is available on the notice board.
 

Sunday 4th January 2015

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr David Dixon.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 9 v 2 & 6 to 7 and John 1: 1 to 18.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Tuesday: Messy Church Planning at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 7th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 14th January.
Friday 9th: Toddler group takes a break.
Friday 9th: Methodist Women in Britain talk on Human Trafficking at Oxford Place, Leeds, 11am. Speaker is Captain Sandra Davies of the Salvation Army- see poster.
Saturday 10th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices:
Sunday 11th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Jim Heap.
Elaine will be steward.

Wednesday 14th Wednesday Fellowship recommences, 2-15pm.
Thursday 15th: House Group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 16th: Toddler Group recommences, 9-15am.
Saturday 17th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Note change of preachers: Max Bradley and Ruth Miles exchange dates so communion is now on 18th Jan.
 
Family News:
Frank celebrates his birthday today. Emma has hers on Tuesday 6th.
Roger (and Jean) give thanks to you for your prayers and support following his operation. Roger is progressing as expected and is now able to take short walks out of home.
Paula asks (on behalf Sunny Dudes and Brownies) us to collect glass jars, large and small, preferably with lids but ok without. These will assist towards a Lent project and pancake party activities. (we are invited to join in)
Help is needed with Sunny Dudes- particularly with the under 5's as part of a rota. Or maybe you could offer just one date to allow helpers a chance to be in church once a month.
New plans for December to February are available.
The January enews is available on the notice board.
 
Sunday 28th December 2014

No Notices

Sunday 21st December 2014

10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Pat Aitchison.

Today's readings are: Luke 1: 26 to 38 and Luke 2: 1 to 7.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
4pm: Carol Service led by Rev Jacquie Evans followed by mince pies/ drinks.
Carol Service at Trinity, South Elmsall with Frickley Band, 6pm.
This Week:
Wednesday 24th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 17th January.
Wednesday 24th: Quiet Communion at Trinity, South Elmsall, 5-30pm.
Thursday 25th Shorter service for Christmas Day led by our own fellowship, 10-30am. Drinks from 10am- thank you Peter and Betty.
Friday 26th: Toddler group takes a break.
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 28th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Elaine will be steward.
Wednesday 31st Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 17th January.
Wednesday 31st: New Years' Eve Social from around 8pm. Come with any spare food to share. Come with a game or turn to do or just to socialise.
Wednesday 31st: New Years' Eve Watchnight service at 11-30pm led by Mr Peter Finneran
Friday 2nd January 2015: Toddler group takes a break.
Saturday 3rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Family News:
Ruby is six today. Pyper Mai is the same age tomorrow.
Deb has an order of service for the Carol Service at 4pm- maybe you could offer to help with doing a reading?
Jean tells us that Roger is still in hospital, but is improving every day. He is hoping to come out very shortly.
Justin plays guitar and wonders if anyone else might like to learn. He offers lessons at £15 per hour and can be contacted via Bev or Justinjcm900@hotmail.co.uk or 07713 482 449.
The carol singing in South Elmsall market raised £70-08 for Christian Aid.
If there is a particular preacher you would like inviting for the next plan (March to May), then let Nigel know.
New plans for December to February are available.
The December enews is available on the notice board. 

Sunday 14th December 2014

10-30am: Morning Worship for all Ages with Nativity Presentation by our younger people led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Today's readings are: Luke 2: 1 to 20.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Wednesday 17th: Wednesday Fellowship has a shorter Carol Service- all are welcome 2-15pm
Friday 19th: Toddler group takes a break.
Saturday 20th: Churches Together/ Christian Aid Carol Sing in South Elmsall Market starting 10am.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 21st 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Pat Aitchison.
Deb will be steward.
4pm: Carol Service led by Rev Jacquie Evans followed by mince pies/ drinks.
Carol Service at Trinity, South Elmsall with Frickley band, 6pm.
Wednesday 24th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 17th January.
Wednesday 24th: Quiet Communion at Trinity, South Elmsall, 5-30pm.
Thursday 25th Shorter service for Christmas Day led by our own fellowship, 10-30
Friday 26th: Toddler group takes a break.
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 28th: 10-30am Morning worship led by Mr Arnold Senior
Wednesday 31st: New Years' Eve Social followed by watchnight service at 11-30pm.

Family News:

Ruby is six next Sunday 21st.

Please remember Roger as he has his operation this week on Thursday 18th.

Justin plays guitar and wonders if anyone else might like to learn. He offers lessons at £15 per hour and can be contacted via Bev or Justinjcm900@hotmail.co.uk or 07713 482 449
If we wish for drinks before the Christmas Day service, then we do need volunteers- please let Nigel know.
You might care to send one Christmas card to our fellowship and redirect any funds saved to a good cause.
If there is a particular preacher you would like inviting for the next plan (March to May), then let Nigel know.
Deb reminds us that Westfield Foodbank would welcome donation of mince pies, Christmas puddings etc.
Susan from Ackworth is asking for help with a collection for Action for Children at Tesco Hemsworth on Saturday 31st January. They need commitment now to make this collection happen. If you could spare an hour or two to help this worthy cause, please would you let Susan Swales know (susan@theswales.co.uk or 01977 624318), including any preference as to your availability (in time and duration), and mark the date in your diary now. Thank you.
New plans for December to February are available.
 

Sunday 7th December 2014

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Today's readings are: Psalm 85: 1 & 2 and 8 to 13, Isaiah 40 1 to 11 and Mark 1: 1 to 8.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
2-30pm: Christingle (and other) crafts followed by drinks and cakes.
4pm: Christingle Service led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
This Week:
Tuesday 9th: Carol Singing at MHA Warde Aldham home Westfield Lane, South Elmsall at 5-45pm. Please let Joyce know if you can come along- we can collect you from home. Please note change of time.
Wednesday 10th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 10th: Ackworth Boys' Brigade invite you to a presentation following their trip to the Isaiah Trust in Kenya. Moses who heads the trust in Kenya will be there along with Tim, co-founder of the trust. Come and talk to those who participated- starts at 6-15pm followed by refreshments and photo display at 7pm.
Wednesday 10th: Dr Jackson's Cancer Fund have organised a Christmas Flower Arranging event at King's Croft Hotel- see poster
Wednesday 10th: Your stewards meet with Jacquie; please bring to their attention any relevant matters.
Thursday 11th: If you are able to help with Carol Singing at Little Gruffalos Nursery (Emma's) then please let Paula know. It's at 5pm.
Friday 12th: Toddler group, 9-30am.
Saturday 13th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 13th December: Knottingley Concert Brass have their Christmas Concert at Central, 3pm. Nigel has tickets.
Advance notices:
Sunday 14th 10-30am: Morning Worship for all Ages with Nativity Presentation by our younger people led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Deb will be steward.
Wednesday 17th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm..
Friday 19th: Toddler group takes a break.
Saturday 20th: Churches Together/ Christian Aid Carol Sing in South Elmsall Market starting 10am.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 21st: Carol Service 4pm.
Family News:
Nokwanda celebrates her birthday on Wednesday 10th and Tabitha hers on Friday 12th.
Many thanks to those helping with Carol Singing and helping collect for Trinity Night Shelter and Westfield Food Bank.
You might care to send one Christmas card to our fellowship and redirect any funds saved to a good cause.
If there is a particular preacher you would like inviting for the next plan (March to May), then let Nigel know.
Deb reminds us that Westfield Foodbank would welcome donation of mince pies, Christmas puddings etc.
Thank you to Sam for sourcing a replacement fridge for the kitchen.
Joyce says a big thank you to those contributing to and filling Shoeboxes to help children worldwide celebrate Christmas. 89 have been collected and sent off.
Susan from Ackworth is asking for help with a collection for Action for Children at Tesco Hemsworth on Saturday 31st January. They need commitment now to make this collection happen. If you could spare an hour or two to help this worthy cause, please would you let Susan Swales know (susan@theswales.co.uk or 01977 624318), including any preference as to your availability (in time and duration), and mark the date in your diary now. Thank you.
New plans for December to February are available.
The December enews is available on the notice board. 

Sunday 30th November 2014

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Miss Wendy Jewitt for the 1st Sunday on Advent.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 11: 1 to 10 and Hebrews 10: 5 to 10.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Advent Circuit service at Kings Way, Ossett 6pm. If you would like to join the choir, please see details in enews. If you would like to attend and need transport, contact Nigel.
This Week:
Wednesday 3rd December: Wednesday Fellowship has its Christmas Lunch so no meeting.
Friday 5th: Toddler group, 9-30am.
Saturday 6th, Carol Sing on the High Street. Meet at 9-30am, sing outside post office, drinks then outside Coop.
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 7th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior for the 2nd Sunday in Advent.
Nigel will be steward.
2-30pm: Christingle (and other) crafts followed by drinks and cakes.
4pm: Christingle Service led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Tuesday 9th: Carol Singing at MHA Warde Aldham home in South Elmsall at 7pm. Please let Joyce know if you can come along- we can collect you from home.
Wednesday 10th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 10th: Dr Jackson's Cancer Cancer Fund have organised a Christmas Flower Arranging event at King's Croft Hotel- see poster
Thursday 11th: If you are able to help with Carol Singing at Little Gruffalos Nursery (Emma's) then please let Paula know. It's at 5pm.
Friday 12th: Toddler group, 9-30am.
Saturday 13th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 13th December: Knottingley Concert Brass have their Christmas Concert at Central, 3pm. Nigel has tickets.
Other dates: Sunday 14th Dec Nativity in the am service; Saturday 20th Dec Carol Sing in the Market South Elmsall; Sunday 21st Carol Service 4pm.
Family News:
Jonathan is three on Tuesday 2nd, the same date that Nigel is considerably older.
Thank you to John and Sean for making the church waterproof.
Joyce says a big thank you to those contributing to and filling Shoeboxes to help children worldwide celebrate Christmas. 89 have been collected and sent off.
Please remember Frank who will be having eye surgery this week.
Paula has produced flyers for our future Christmas events. You might want to take one to use as invitations.
You might care to send one Christmas card to our fellowship and redirect any funds saved to a good cause.
Susan from Ackworth is asking for help with a collection for Action for Children at Tesco Hemsworth on Saturday 31st January. They need commitment now to make this collection happen. If you could spare an hour or two to help this worthy cause, please would you let Susan Swales know (susan@theswales.co.uk or 01977 624318), including any preference as to your availability (in time and duration), and mark the date in your diary now. Thank you.
Roger would value prayers as surgery is planned soon.
Daily bread notes are available.
New plans for December to February are available.
Trinity Mission night shelter is in need of more volunteers if they are to meet some of the needs of the local homeless. See enews for more details.
The December enews is available on the notice board.

Sunday 23rd November 2014

10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Today's readings are: Ephesians 1: 15 to 23 and Matthew 25: 31 to 46
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Tuesday 25th: Messy Planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's.
Wednesday 26th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 27th: House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 28th: Toddler group, 9-30am.
Friday 28th: Music Group at church, 7pm.
Saturday 29th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices:
Sunday 30th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by. Miss Wendy Jewitt
Elaine/Sean will be steward.

Advent Circuit service at Kings Way, Ossett 6pm. If you would like to join the choir, please see details in enews. If you would like to attend and need transport, contact Nigel.

Wednesday 3rd December: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 5th: Toddler group, 9-30am
Saturday 6th, Carol Sing on the High Street. Meet at 9-30am, sing outside post office, drinks then outside Coop.
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Saturday 13th December: Knottingley Concert Brass have their Christmas Concert at Central, 3pm. Nigel has tickets.
Other dates:; Sunday 7th Dec, Christingle, 2-30pm; Tuesday 9th Dec Carol Sing at Warde Aldham; Sunday 14th Dec Nativity; Saturday 20th Dec Carol Sing in the Market; Sunday 21st Carol Service 4pm.

Family News:
Susan from Ackworth is asking for help with a collection for Action for Children at Tesco Hemsworth on Saturday 31st January. They need commitment now to make this collection happen.  If you could spare an hour or two to help this worthy cause, please would you let Susan Swales know (susan@theswales.co.uk or 01977 624318), including any preference as to your availability (in time and duration), and mark the date in your diary now.  Thank you.
Roger would value prayers as surgery is planned soon.
Daily bread notes are available.
New plans for December to February are available.
Trinity Mission night shelter is in need of more volunteers if they are to meet some of the needs of the local homeless. See enews for more details.
The November enews is available on the notice board.
Sunday 16th November 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Barry Firth.
Today's readings are: Mark 7: 14 to 23 and Galatians 5: 16 to 26.
Many of Dudes will be at Messy Church at Ackworth with Paul Hayes following the theme of I am the Vine.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Micklegate Methodist Church Good News Afternoon followed by faith tea, 3-30pm.
This Week:
Wednesday 19th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 21st: Toddler group, 9-30am
Saturday 22nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 23rd 10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Elaine will be steward.
Tuesday 25th: Messy Planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's.
Wednesday 26th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 27th: House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 28th: Toddler group, 9-30am.
Friday 28th: Music Group at church, 7pm.
Saturday 29th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 13th December: Knottingley Concert Brass have their Christmas Concert at Central, 3pm. Nigel has tickets.
Other dates: Saturday 6th, Carol Sing on the High Street; Sunday 7th Dec, Christingle, 2-30pm; Tuesday 9th Dec Carol Sing at Warde Aldham; Sunday 14th Dec Nativity; Saturday 20th Dec Carol Sing in the Market; Sunday 21st Carol Service 4pm.
Family News:
Elaine celebrates a special birthday today and Pepper is three on Friday 21st.
Susan from Ackworth is asking for help with a collection for Action for Children at Tesco Hemsworth on Saturday 31st January. They need commitment now to make this collection happen. If you could spare an hour or two to help this worthy cause, please would you let Susan Swales know (susan@theswales.co.uk or 01977 624318), including any preference as to your availability (in time and duration), and mark the date in your diary now. Thank you.
Joyce would like to collect in the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child today.
Roger would value prayers as decisions about treatment for Prostrate Cancer are considered.
Daily bread notes are available.
New plans for December to February are available today.
Trinity Mission night shelter is in need of more volunteers if they are to meet some of the needs of the local homeless. Se enews for more details.
The November enews is available on the notice board.

Sunday 9th November 2014

10-00am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Muir
Today's readings are: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 to 18 and Matthew 25: 1 to 13
Many of Sunny Dudes for younger people will walk up to assist at eh event at Upton's War Memorial.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Big Worship at Methley, 6pm.

This Week:
Tuesday 11th: Methley Movies shows 'The Girl in the Café', 7pm.
Wednesday 12th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 13th: House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 14th: Toddler group, 9-30am.
Saturday 15th: Ackworth Methodist Church Christmas Fair from 12 to 3pm. Stalls include cake, tombola, fancy goods, toys/games/books, jewellery, Fair Trade, hamper raffle etc. Lunches and other refreshments to be served and all are welcome.
Saturday 15th: A day thinking about Children's Spirituality- what it is and why it matters. An enjoyable mix of interactive talks by an expert in the field, and workshops. 9-45 to 4-30pm at Christ Church, Halton, Leeds See enews for details.
Saturday 15th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance notices:
Sunday 16th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Barry Firth.
Nigel will be steward.
Many of Dudes will be at Messy Church at Ackworth.

Micklegate Methodist Church Good News Afternoon followed by faith tea, 3-30pm.
Wednesday 19th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 21st: Toddler group, 9-30am
Saturday 22nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Saturday 15th December: Knottingley Concert Brass have their Christmas Concert at Central, 3pm. Nigel has tickets.
Other dates: Saturday 6th, Carol Sing on the High Street; Sunday 7th Dec, Christingle, 2-30pm; Tuesday 9th Dec Carol Sing at Warde Aldham; Sunday 14th Dec Nativity; Saturday 20th Dec Carol Sing in the Market; Sunday 21st Carol Service 4pm
Family News:
Joyce celebrates her birthday on Tuesday 11th and Elaine has a special birthday next Sunday 16th.
Please remember Roger who is having an MRI scan on Friday to follow up on other tests which have revealed Prostate Cancer. He would value prayers as decisions about treatment are considered'
Daily bread notes are available.
New plans for December to February are available today.
Thanks for those who came and helped with the Bonfire and Fireworks yesterday.
Trinity Mission night shelter is in need of more volunteers if they are to meet some of the needs of the local homeless.
The November enews is available on the notice board.

 

Any news for futures notices to Deb or Nigel on 01977 644843.

www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk

www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

Sunday 2nd November 2014

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Maureen Wilkinson.
Today's readings are: 2 Thessalonians 1: 1 to 12 and Luke 19: 1 to 10.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
At 3pm, Parkside have a Remember a Life service- a sensitive time when loved ones can be remembered. Led by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
This Week:
Wednesday 5th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 6th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's.
Friday 7th: Toddler group, 9am- 1st birthday celebrations!
Friday 7th: Music Group, 7pm.
Saturday 8th: an opportunity for pastoral visitors and those interested to explore issues surrounding confidential conversations. At Normanton Methodist with refreshments from 9am and done by 12pm. Led by Rev Helen Cameron, Oversight Tutor at Queen's Foundation, Birmingham and contributor to the 2008 Conference report "With Integrity and Skill" dealing with just these issues.
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th: World War 1 Commemoration weekend- see poster for more details.
Saturday 8th: No Al-Anon because of Bonfire Party.
Saturday 8th: Bonfire party, 5-30pm onwards. Food, fire and fireworks, Invite your friends.
Advance notices:
Sunday 9th 10-00am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Muir.
Nigel will be steward.
There will be an opportunity part way through the service for folks to join the act of remembrance at Upton's War Memorial.
Wednesday 12th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 13th: House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 14th: Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 15th: Ackworth Methodist Church Christmas Fair from 12 to 3pm. Stalls include cake, tombola, fancy goods, toys/games/books, jewellery, Fair Trade, hamper raffle etc. Lunches and other refreshments to be served and all are welcome.
Saturday 15th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 16th: Micklegate Methodist Church Good News Afternoon followed by faith tea, 3-30pm.
Other dates: Saturday 6th, Carol Sing on the High Street; Sunday 7th Dec, Christingle, 2-30pm; Tuesday 9th Dec Carol Sing at Warde Aldham; Sunday 14th Dec Nativity; Saturday 20th Dec Carol Sing in the Market; Sunday 21st Carol Service 4pm;
Family News:
Marlene celebrates her birthday on Wednesday 5th.
The November enews is available on the notice board.
Paula gives another update on the Boys Brigade Kenya visit:-
"Am sending this update today for Sunday's notices as wifi maybe in short supply over the next few days. By the time folks read this on Sunday we should be back in UK and almost home.
Today we leave Kisumu and the Isaiah Trust for our long journey home which includes a 36 hour safari in the Masai Mara.
We have all worked extremely hard over the last few days. It has been really hard but everyone has kept going despite the heat and, almost, our goals have been achieved. The water tank is on site and will be connected to the well on the land in due course. We have dug and planted 21 banana plants. Joseph the Trust's gardener has asked us to stay. It will take him a week to plant the remaining 29. The huge greenhouse is almost complete and, although outside contractors have done this, a new house for the boys to sleep in has been constructed. 1st Ackworth have transformed the Isaiah Trust's land at Kibos over the last few days. Can't wait to show you the photos.
There has been lots of laughs and tears too (from the adults). There will be some more this morning as we say goodbye. Maybe, though, if us Brits decide to operate on Kenyan time (everything happens much slower) we can stay that extra week and get those bananas planted!
See you all soon!

Sunday 26th October 2014

9-30am; Messy church activities on the theme of promises
10-45am: Morning Worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans continuing the messy church theme
Today's reading is: Isaiah 9: 2 and 6 to 7
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

We welcome Adam and Melanie bringing their daughter Avaiya for baptism.
This Week:
Wednesday 29th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 31st: Toddler group takes a break this half term.
Saturday 1st November: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 2nd: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Maureen Wilkinson.
Nigel will be steward.

At 3pm, Parkside have a Remember a Life service- a sensitive time when loved ones can be remembered. Led by Rev Naomi Kaiga.
Wednesday 5th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 6th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's.
Friday 7th: Toddler group, 9am.
Friday 7th: Music Group, 7pm.
Saturday 8th: an opportunity for pastoral visitors and those interested to explore issues surrounding confidential conversations. At Normanton Methodist with refreshments from 9am and done by 12pm. Led by Rev Helen Cameron, Oversight Tutor at Queen's Foundation, Birmingham and contributor to the 2008 Conference report "With Integrity and Skill" dealing with just these issues. 
Saturday 8th: No Al-Anon because of Bonfire Party.
Saturday 8th: Bonfire party, 5-30pm onwards. 
Sunday 9th: Our service here starts at 10am to allow participation in the event at the War Memorial in Upton.
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th: World War 1 Commemoration weekend- see poster for more details.
Saturday 15th: Ackworth Methodist Church Christmas Fair from 12 to 3pm.  Stalls include cake, tombola, fancy goods, toys/games/books, jewellery, Fair Trade, hamper raffle etc.  Lunches and other refreshments to be served and all are welcome.
Sunday 16th: Micklegate Methodist Church Good News Afternoon followed by faith tea, 3-30pm.
Other dates: Saturday 6th, Carol Sing on the High Street; Sunday 7th Dec, Christingle, 2-30pm; Tuesday 9th Dec Carol Sing at Warde Aldham; Sunday 14th Dec Nativity; Saturday 20th Dec Carol Sing in the Market; Sunday 21st Carol Service 4pm; 
Family News:
Sam celebrates her birthday on Monday 27th.
The November enews is available on the notice board.
Paula tells us about the Boys Brigade Kenya visit so far:-
"Arrived safely in Kisumu approx 20 hours after leaving Ackworth. We were met by Tim and Moses from the Isaiah Trust. Having dropped our bags off at the guesthouse we visited a brand new supermarket to buy water, biscuits and a football - the essentials of life.
Travelling from place to place by car - an experience!  Two way traffic down both carriages of a dual carriageway - not sure that was in the risk assessment.  :) Visited one of the Isaiah Trust houses in Kibos - made very welcome.  Then on to the land where we shall camp tonight and then begin our work on Monday.
Impromptu visit to the outreach session at Kachok tip - a difficult end to a very long day. All in good spirits this morning."
Please remember to close the gate and help keep our younger people safe from the road traffic.
Over the next few weeks stewards and worship leaders are hoping and expecting to liaise with preachers to provide targeted worship opportunities for our younger people within the main service before they leave for their activities. Please assist in encouraging them to participate.
 

 

Sunday 19th October

10.30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Mary O'Donnell

Today's readings are: Matthew 22:15-20 and 1 Thessalonians 1:15-22

Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:

Tuesday 21st: Light Party at church for younger people. Activities, games and a bite to eat. From 4.30pm

Wednesday 22nd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Thursday 23rd: House Group at Roger and Jean's, 7.30pm

Friday 24th: Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 25th: Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Advance Notices:

Sunday 26th: Messy Church on the theme of promises. Craft activities and bacon butties from 9.30am, worship from 10.45am.

Deb will be steward

Baptism of Avaiya, 12 noon. We welcome Melanie Lane who brings Avaiya for baptism.

Wednesday 29th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Friday 31st: Tember: Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Saturday 8th November: An opportunity for pastoral visitors and those interested to explore issues surrounding confidential conversations. At Normanton Methodist with refreshments from 9.00am and done by 12 noon. Led by Rev. Helen Cameron, Oversight Tutor at Queen's Foundation, Birmingham and contributor to the 2008 Conference report 'With Integrity and Skill'.

Saturday 8th: Bonfire Party

Family News:

Tabitha, Rhianna, Neave and Connor are together at Marrick Priory - an outdoor activity centre.

Please take a prayer card to remember Paula and Marcus (and others from Ackworth Boys' Brigade) as they travel to Kenya to help the Isaiah Trust in their projects. Thank you to Joyce for the cards.

Please remember to close the gate and help keep our younger people safe from the road traffic.

Pauline says many thanks for all those who helped with her MacMillan Coffee morning. £256 was raised.

The clocks go back next week.

Over the next few weeks stewards and worship leaders are hoping and expecting to liaise with preachers to provide targeted worship opportunities for our younger people within the main service before they leave for their activities. Please assist in encouraging them to participate 

 

Sunday 12th October

10.30am Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev. Pat Aitchison.

Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Big Worship at Methley, 6.00pm. Contemporary, relaxed, challenging, relevant.... This is truly multi-denominational worship with meaning. Come and join the party.

This Week:

Monday 13th - Church Council, 7.30pm. Draft agends are on the noticeboard by the kitchen. One item requested by the Circuit Assembly is a response to the circuit Vision and Missional Strategy where we (as a church and individuals) are challenged to respond and agree which objectives will be pursued. Minutes from last year have been emailed. Paper copies are available.

Wednesday 15th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Friday 17th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Friday 17th - Music Group recommences and welcomes anyone who might want to drop in and suggest songs and help Sunday worship. 7.00pm

Saturday 16th - Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th October - Circuit Youth Weekend. Four of our younger people will be attending.

Advance Notices:

Sunday 19th - 10.30am Morning Worship led by Mrs Mary O'Donnell

Nigel will be steward

Tuesday 21st - Light Party at church for younger people. Activities, games and a bite to eat. From 4.30pm

Wednesday 22nd - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Thursday 23rd - House group at Jean and Roger's, 7.30pm

Friday 24th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 25th - Al Anon, 7.30pm

Sunday 26th - Messy Church, from 9.30am

Saturday 8th November - an opportunity for pastoral visitors and those interested to explore issues surrounding confidential conversations. At Normanton Methodist with refreshments from 9.00am and done by 12 noon. Led by Rev. Helen Cameron, Oversight Tutor at Queen's Foundation Birmingham and contributor to the 2008 Conference report 'With Integrity and Skill' dealing with just these issues.

Saturday 8th - Bonfire Party

Family News

Many thanks for the £31 which will be shared between Trinity Night Shelter and Westfield Food Bank, South Elmsall following our buy back

Over the next few weeks stewards and worship leaders are hoping and expecting to liaise with preachers to provide targeted worship opportunities for our younger people within the main service before they leave for their activities. Please assist in encouraging them to participate.

Thanks to John for liaising and getting the boiler mended.

Deb advises and requests that we consider if you might be able to help on a rota for creche. It's only occasional.

The October edition of the circuit enews is on the noticeboard.

The circuit has produced a circuit prayer diary. You are encouraged to take one and use it to focus on cares of each individual church. 

Sunday 5th October

10.30am Morning Worship for all ages and Harvest led by Rev. Jacquie Evans.

Harvest gifts can be brought forward during the service when invited.

Today's readings are Job 38, Psalm 104 and John 4:1 to 15.

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week

Monday 6th - House Fellowship is taking a break until the spring.

Tuesday 7th - Messy Church Planning at Jeffrey and Susan Swales' house, 7.30pm

Wednesday 8th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Thursday 9th - House Fellowship at Jean and Roger's house, 7.30pm

Friday 10th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 11th - Fair Trade Craft Fair at Ackworth, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Saturday 11th - no Al-Anon because of the Harvest Supper

Saturday 11th - Harvest Supper, 7.00pm. Quiz, meal (pie and peas) and fellowship. Please give numbers to Peter.

Advance Notices

Sunday 12th - 10.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev. Pat Aitchison

Sean will be steward

Big Worship at Methley, 6.00pm. Contemporary, relaxed, challenging, relevant.... This is truly multi-denominational worship with meaning. Come and join the party.

Monday 13th - Church Council, 7.30pm. Items for the agenda to Jacquie or Brenda please. One item requested by the Circuit Assembly is a response to the circuit Vision and Missional Strategy where we (as a church and individuals) are challenged to respond and agree which objectives will be pursued. See the noticeboard by the kitchen.

Wednesday 13th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Friday 15th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 16th - Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th October - Circuit Youth Weekend

Family News

Georgina is six tomorrow. Marcus celebrates his birthday on Friday 10th.

Deb advises and requests that we consider if you might be able to help on a rota for creche. It's only occasional.

The October edition of the circuit enews is on the noticeboard.

The circuit has produced a circuit prayer diary. You are encouraged to take one and use it to focus on cares of each individual church.

Sunday 5th October

10.30am Morning Worship for all ages and Harvest led by Rev. Jacquie Evans.

Harvest gifts can be brought forward during the service when invited.

Today's readings are Job 38, Psalm 104 and John 4:1 to 15.

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week

Monday 6th - House Fellowship is taking a break until the spring.

Tuesday 7th - Messy Church Planning at Jeffrey and Susan Swales' house, 7.30pm

Wednesday 8th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Thursday 9th - House Fellowship at Jean and Roger's house, 7.30pm

Friday 10th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 11th - Fair Trade Craft Fair at Ackworth, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Saturday 11th - no Al-Anon because of the Harvest Supper

Saturday 11th - Harvest Supper, 7.00pm. Quiz, meal (pie and peas) and fellowship. Please give numbers to Peter.

Advance Notices

Sunday 12th - 10.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev. Pat Aitchison

Sean will be steward

Big Worship at Methley, 6.00pm. Contemporary, relaxed, challenging, relevant.... This is truly multi-denominational worship with meaning. Come and join the party.

Monday 13th - Church Council, 7.30pm. Items for the agenda to Jacquie or Brenda please. One item requested by the Circuit Assembly is a response to the circuit Vision and Missional Strategy where we (as a church and individuals) are challenged to respond and agree which objectives will be pursued. See the noticeboard by the kitchen.

Wednesday 13th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Friday 15th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 16th - Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th October - Circuit Youth Weekend

Family News

Georgina is six tomorrow. Marcus celebrates his birthday on Friday 10th.

Deb advises and requests that we consider if you might be able to help on a rota for creche. It's only occasional.

The October edition of the circuit enews is on the noticeboard.

The circuit has produced a circuit prayer diary. You are encouraged to take one and use it to focus on cares of each individual church.

Sunday 5th October

10.30am Morning Worship for all ages and Harvest led by Rev. Jacquie Evans.

Harvest gifts can be brought forward during the service when invited.

Today's readings are Job 38, Psalm 104 and John 4:1 to 15.

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week

Monday 6th - House Fellowship is taking a break until the spring.

Tuesday 7th - Messy Church Planning at Jeffrey and Susan Swales' house, 7.30pm

Wednesday 8th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Thursday 9th - House Fellowship at Jean and Roger's house, 7.30pm

Friday 10th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 11th - Fair Trade Craft Fair at Ackworth, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Saturday 11th - no Al-Anon because of the Harvest Supper

Saturday 11th - Harvest Supper, 7.00pm. Quiz, meal (pie and peas) and fellowship. Please give numbers to Peter.

Advance Notices

Sunday 12th - 10.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev. Pat Aitchison

Sean will be steward

Big Worship at Methley, 6.00pm. Contemporary, relaxed, challenging, relevant.... This is truly multi-denominational worship with meaning. Come and join the party.

Monday 13th - Church Council, 7.30pm. Items for the agenda to Jacquie or Brenda please. One item requested by the Circuit Assembly is a response to the circuit Vision and Missional Strategy where we (as a church and individuals) are challenged to respond and agree which objectives will be pursued. See the noticeboard by the kitchen.

Wednesday 13th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Friday 15th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 16th - Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th October - Circuit Youth Weekend

Family News

Georgina is six tomorrow. Marcus celebrates his birthday on Friday 10th.

Deb advises and requests that we consider if you might be able to help on a rota for creche. It's only occasional.

The October edition of the circuit enews is on the noticeboard.

The circuit has produced a circuit prayer diary. You are encouraged to take one and use it to focus on cares of each individual church.

Sunday 5th October

10.30am Morning Worship for all ages and Harvest led by Rev. Jacquie Evans.

Harvest gifts can be brought forward during the service when invited.

Today's readings are Job 38, Psalm 104 and John 4:1 to 15.

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week

Monday 6th - House Fellowship is taking a break until the spring.

Tuesday 7th - Messy Church Planning at Jeffrey and Susan Swales' house, 7.30pm

Wednesday 8th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Thursday 9th - House Fellowship at Jean and Roger's house, 7.30pm

Friday 10th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 11th - Fair Trade Craft Fair at Ackworth, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Saturday 11th - no Al-Anon because of the Harvest Supper

Saturday 11th - Harvest Supper, 7.00pm. Quiz, meal (pie and peas) and fellowship. Please give numbers to Peter.

Advance Notices

Sunday 12th - 10.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev. Pat Aitchison

Sean will be steward

Big Worship at Methley, 6.00pm. Contemporary, relaxed, challenging, relevant.... This is truly multi-denominational worship with meaning. Come and join the party.

Monday 13th - Church Council, 7.30pm. Items for the agenda to Jacquie or Brenda please. One item requested by the Circuit Assembly is a response to the circuit Vision and Missional Strategy where we (as a church and individuals) are challenged to respond and agree which objectives will be pursued. See the noticeboard by the kitchen.

Wednesday 13th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Friday 15th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 16th - Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th October - Circuit Youth Weekend

Family News

Georgina is six tomorrow. Marcus celebrates his birthday on Friday 10th.

Deb advises and requests that we consider if you might be able to help on a rota for creche. It's only occasional.

The October edition of the circuit enews is on the noticeboard.

The circuit has produced a circuit prayer diary. You are encouraged to take one and use it to focus on cares of each individual church.

Sunday 5th October

10.30am Morning Worship for all ages and Harvest led by Rev. Jacquie Evans.

Harvest gifts can be brought forward during the service when invited.

Today's readings are Job 38, Psalm 104 and John 4:1 to 15.

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week

Monday 6th - House Fellowship is taking a break until the spring.

Tuesday 7th - Messy Church Planning at Jeffrey and Susan Swales' house, 7.30pm

Wednesday 8th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Thursday 9th - House Fellowship at Jean and Roger's house, 7.30pm

Friday 10th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 11th - Fair Trade Craft Fair at Ackworth, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Saturday 11th - no Al-Anon because of the Harvest Supper

Saturday 11th - Harvest Supper, 7.00pm. Quiz, meal (pie and peas) and fellowship. Please give numbers to Peter.

Advance Notices

Sunday 12th - 10.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev. Pat Aitchison

Sean will be steward

Big Worship at Methley, 6.00pm. Contemporary, relaxed, challenging, relevant.... This is truly multi-denominational worship with meaning. Come and join the party.

Monday 13th - Church Council, 7.30pm. Items for the agenda to Jacquie or Brenda please. One item requested by the Circuit Assembly is a response to the circuit Vision and Missional Strategy where we (as a church and individuals) are challenged to respond and agree which objectives will be pursued. See the noticeboard by the kitchen.

Wednesday 13th - Wednesday Fellowship, 2.15pm

Friday 15th - Toddler Group, 9.00am

Saturday 16th - Al-Anon, 7.30pm

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th October - Circuit Youth Weekend

Family News

Georgina is six tomorrow. Marcus celebrates his birthday on Friday 10th.

Deb advises and requests that we consider if you might be able to help on a rota for creche. It's only occasional.

The October edition of the circuit enews is on the noticeboard.

The circuit has produced a circuit prayer diary. You are encouraged to take one and use it to focus on cares of each individual church.

 
Sunday 28th September 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Gordon Kay.
Today's readings are: Philippians 2: 1 to 13 and Matthew 21: 23 to 32.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
3pm: Teresa Monaghan is the Chaplain at Warde Aldham home. It is her ordination at All Saints church, South Kirkby.
This Week:
Monday 29th: Pauline is organising a MacMillan Coffee Morning from 10 am to 12. She would welcome help and encouragement to others to come along. You can bring cakes on the morning to share.
Monday 29th: No House Fellowship.
Monday 29th: Circuit Children and Youth Forum at Wrenthorpe. This is not just for your church youth contact and items for the agenda can be given to Deb. If you are not able to attend, but would like minutes- please let her know.
Wednesday 1st October: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 3rd: Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 4th: Harvest Supper and Quiz here has moved dates to the 11th
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 5th: 10-30am: Morning Worship for Harvest for All Ages led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Sean will be steward.
Monday 6th: No House Fellowship.
Tuesday 7th: Messy Planning at Jeffrey and Susan Swales', 7-30pm.
Wednesday 8th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 9th: House group recommences at Roger and Jeans, 7-30pm.
.
Friday 10th: Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 10th: No Al-Anon because of Harvest Supper.
Saturday 11th: Fair Trade Craft Fair at Ackworth, 2 to 4pm
Saturday 11th: Harvest Supper, 7pm. Quiz, meal (pie and peas) and fellowship. Peter would like to know numbers.
Monday 13th: Church Council, 7-30pm.
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th Oct: Circuit Youth Weekend- see poster.
Family News:
Deb advises and requests that we consider if you might be able to help on a rota for crèche. It's only occasional
The October edition of the circuit enews is on the noticeboard.
Age UK are organising 'Upton Good Neighbours'- helping people stay connected. See flyers.
The circuit has produced a circuit prayer diary. You are encouraged to take one and use it to focus on cares of each individual church.
Ackworth Churches Together are organising Christianity Explored. This course, in place of the Alpha Course, is designed to look at some of the big questions of life. It is open to people who want to find out more about the Christian faith. There will be eight sessions, mostly Wednesday evenings, beginning on Wednesday 8th October at 7.15pm in the Parish Rooms Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 01977 644843
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk
Sunday 21st September 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Today's readings are Jonah 3: 10 to 4: 11 and Matthew 20: 1 to 16.
Sunny Dudes for younger people are likely at Ackworth for Messy Church.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 22nd: Coffee Morning at Ackworth from 10 to 12noon
Monday 22nd: No House Fellowship.
Wednesday 24th: Age UK at Beacon House with coffee and cake between 9-30am and 10-30am. See flyers.
Wednesday 24th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 26th: Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 27th: Ackworth have a harvest supper from 7 to 9pm. See poster.
Advance notices:
Sunday 28th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Gordon Kay
Nigel will be steward.
3pm: Teresa Monaghan is the Chaplain at Warde Aldham home. It is her ordination at All Saints church, South Kirkby.
Monday 29th: Pauline is organising a MacMillan Coffee Morning from 10 am to 12. She would welcome help and encouragement to others to come along. You can bring cakes on the morning to share.
Monday 29th: No House Fellowship.
Wednesday 1st October: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 3rd: Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 4th October: Harvest Supper and Quiz here has moved dates to either 11th or 18th.
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Thursday 9th: House group recommences at Roger and Jeans, 7-30pm.
Saturday 11th: Fair Trade Craft Fair at Ackworth, 2 to 4pm
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th Oct: Circuit Youth Weekend- see poster.
Family News:
Age UK are organising 'Upton Good Neighbours'- helping people stay connected. See flyers.
The circuit has produced a circuit prayer diary. You are encouraged to take one and use it to focus on cares of each individual church.
Ackworth Churches Together are organising Christianity Explored. This course, in place of the Alpha Course, is designed to look at some of the big questions of life. It is open to people who want to find out more about the Christian faith. There will be eight sessions, mostly Wednesday evenings, beginning on Wednesday 8th October at 7.15pm in the Parish Rooms Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Sunday 28th September 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Gordon Kay.
Today's readings are: Philippians 2: 1 to 13 and Matthew 21: 23 to 32.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
3pm: Teresa Monaghan is the Chaplain at Warde Aldham home. It is her ordination at All Saints church, South Kirkby.
This Week:
Monday 29th: Pauline is organising a MacMillan Coffee Morning from 10 am to 12. She would welcome help and encouragement to others to come along. You can bring cakes on the morning to share.
Monday 29th: No House Fellowship.
Monday 29th: Circuit Children and Youth Forum at Wrenthorpe. This is not just for your church youth contact and items for the agenda can be given to Deb. If you are not able to attend, but would like minutes- please let her know.
Wednesday 1st October: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 3rd: Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 4th: Harvest Supper and Quiz here has moved dates to the 11th
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 5th: 10-30am: Morning Worship for Harvest for All Ages led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Sean will be steward.
Monday 6th: No House Fellowship.
Tuesday 7th: Messy Planning at Jeffrey and Susan Swales', 7-30pm.
Wednesday 8th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 9th: House group recommences at Roger and Jeans, 7-30pm.
.
Friday 10th: Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 10th: No Al-Anon because of Harvest Supper.
Saturday 11th: Fair Trade Craft Fair at Ackworth, 2 to 4pm
Saturday 11th: Harvest Supper, 7pm. Quiz, meal (pie and peas) and fellowship. Peter would like to know numbers.
Monday 13th: Church Council, 7-30pm.
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th Oct: Circuit Youth Weekend- see poster.
Family News:
Deb advises and requests that we consider if you might be able to help on a rota for crèche. It's only occasional
The October edition of the circuit enews is on the noticeboard.
Age UK are organising 'Upton Good Neighbours'- helping people stay connected. See flyers.
The circuit has produced a circuit prayer diary. You are encouraged to take one and use it to focus on cares of each individual church.
Ackworth Churches Together are organising Christianity Explored. This course, in place of the Alpha Course, is designed to look at some of the big questions of life. It is open to people who want to find out more about the Christian faith. There will be eight sessions, mostly Wednesday evenings, beginning on Wednesday 8th October at 7.15pm in the Parish Rooms Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 01977 644843
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk

 

Sunday 21st September 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Today's readings are Jonah 3: 10 to 4: 11 and Matthew 20: 1 to 16.
Sunny Dudes for younger people are likely at Ackworth for Messy Church.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 22nd: Coffee Morning at Ackworth from 10 to 12noon
Monday 22nd: No House Fellowship.
Wednesday 24th: Age UK at Beacon House with coffee and cake between 9-30am and 10-30am. See flyers.
Wednesday 24th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 26th: Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 27th: Ackworth have a harvest supper from 7 to 9pm. See poster.
Advance notices:
Sunday 28th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Gordon Kay
Nigel will be steward.
3pm: Teresa Monaghan is the Chaplain at Warde Aldham home. It is her ordination at All Saints church, South Kirkby.
Monday 29th: Pauline is organising a MacMillan Coffee Morning from 10 am to 12. She would welcome help and encouragement to others to come along. You can bring cakes on the morning to share.
Monday 29th: No House Fellowship.
Wednesday 1st October: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 3rd: Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 4th October: Harvest Supper and Quiz here has moved dates to either 11th or 18th.
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Thursday 9th: House group recommences at Roger and Jeans, 7-30pm.
Saturday 11th: Fair Trade Craft Fair at Ackworth, 2 to 4pm
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th Oct: Circuit Youth Weekend- see poster.
Family News:
Age UK are organising 'Upton Good Neighbours'- helping people stay connected. See flyers.
The circuit has produced a circuit prayer diary. You are encouraged to take one and use it to focus on cares of each individual church.
Ackworth Churches Together are organising Christianity Explored. This course, in place of the Alpha Course, is designed to look at some of the big questions of life. It is open to people who want to find out more about the Christian faith. There will be eight sessions, mostly Wednesday evenings, beginning on Wednesday 8th October at 7.15pm in the Parish Rooms Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

 August 2014

 

 "In our work with God, then, we beg you who have received God's grace
not to let it be wasted"
2 Corinthians 6: 1
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 24th August 2014
Sunday 24th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr David Hann.
This week's readings are Mark 4: 35 to 41 and 2 Corinthians 6: 1 to 13
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 25th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 27th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 29th August: Toddler group takes a break until September.
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 31st: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by members of our fellowship.
Monday 1st Sept: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 2nd: Local Preachers' meeting 7.30pm West Wakefield.
Wednesday 3rd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 5th: Toddler group takes a break until 19th September.
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 7th: Welcome service for Rev Andrew Checkley (new minister within the circuit) 6pm Christ Church, Castleford.
Family News:
Adrian celebrates his birthday on 26th August and Justin his on the 27th August.
Thanks to all those who have been praying for Owen. The latest news is that he is now in Leeds hospital on the children's ward following his burst appendix and serious illness but a recent xray has shown no blockage or infection so hopefully he is now on the mend.
Doreen has arranged for flowers today in memory of her husband Frank.
We thank Brian and John who have now completed the improvements to our balcony to help stop the flow of cold air in the winter and provide improved storage space.
The August enews is available on the noticeboard.
The Boys' Brigade boys visiting Kenya in October are hoping to take some games with them for the boys who live in the Isaiah Trust's houses. There are currently 27 boys living in two houses looked after by the Trust. Do you any old travel games that you could donate please?   - ludo, connect 4 etc. these will be taken with us and left there for the boys when we return home. Any games can be left with Marcus or Paula. Many thanks
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 01977 644843
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

 

Upton Methodist Church "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted "
Matthew 14 v28 6
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 17th August 2014
Sunday 17th: 10-30am: Morning Worship with communion led by Rev Pat Aitchison
This week's readings are Isaiah 56 v1-8, Matthew 15 v10-28
Sunny Dudes for younger people will be in at the start of the service for a short while, then go out and return for communion.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Some of us are travelling to Lotherton Hall this afternoon to support KCB as they play. If anyone else would like to come and need transport please ask.
This Week:
Monday 18th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 20th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 22nd August: Toddler group takes a break until September.
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 24th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr David Hann
Monday 25th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 27th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 29th: Toddler group takes a break until September.
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Family News:
Thanks to everyone involved in our Megamakers holiday club for all their hard work and enthusiasm. A great time was enjoyed by 30 or so youngsters learning about how God's love gets bigger and bigger through songs, games, creative activities and stories.
Thanks to the Percy family for a lovely barbecue yesterday afternoon.
We thank Brian and John who have been working on improvements to our balcony to help the flow of cold air in the winter and provide improved storage space.
The August enews is available on the noticeboard.
The Boys' Brigade boys visiting Kenya in October are hoping to take some games with them for the boys who live in the Isaiah Trust's houses. There are currently 27 boys living in two houses looked after by the Trust. Do you any old travel games that you could donate please? - ludo, connect 4 etc. these will be taken with us and left there for the boys when we return home. Any games can be left with Marcus or Paula. Many thanks
Methley are organising a trip to see "The Man Jesus" at the grand opera house, York on Tuesday 7th October. See poster
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 01977 644843
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

Sunday 3rd August 2014

Sunday 3rd: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
This week's readings are Isiah 55 vv1-5, Psalm 145, vv8-9 & 14-21, and Matt 14 vv13-21.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 4th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 6th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 8th August: Toddler group takes a break until September.
Saturday 3rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 10th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev. Jacquie Evans.
Monday 11th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th 10am - 12.15pm: Holiday Club "Mega Makers"
Wednesday 13th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 15th: Toddler group takes a break until September.
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Saturday 16th: Rob and Emma invite us all (the whole church) to a BBQ at their home (Hemsworth) from 2pm to eat at 3pm. We will pick up from your home and get you back again.
Sunday 17th: Knottingley Concert Brass are paying at Lotherton Hall. Maybe we could join together, picnic and go support them?
Family News:
Pauline (Scott) celebrates her birthday on Tues 5th, Sean on Fri 8th, and Muriel hers on Monday 11th.
The August enews is available on the noticeboard.
The Boys' Brigade boys visiting Kenya in October are hoping to take some games with them for the boys who live in the Isaiah Trust's houses. There are currently 27 boys living in two houses looked after by the Trust. Do you any old travel games that you could donate please? - ludo, connect 4 etc. these will be taken with us and left there for the boys when we return home. Any games can be left with Marcus or Paula. Many thanks
Methley are organising a trip to see "The Man Jesus" at the grand opera house, York on Tuesday 7th October. See poster
Mavis lives in Beacon House- the WDH housing that has been in the press recently as WDH wish to close the accommodation. She has a petition asking that this intention is reconsidered. Please sign if you feel able.
Doreen is still staying with family and feeling a little more comfortable. She is hoping to come home soon.
If anyone has any fish shaped biscuit cutters, white lab coats, dressmakers tape measures, hard hats, or High vis vests we could borrow for the holiday club, please let Elaine or Kathryn know. Thanks.
Any news for future notices to Sean and Elaine on 625291 

Sunday 20th July 2014 

10-30am: Morning Worship and Songs of Praise led by our own fellowship. This will be for all ages.

Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.

All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Good news, 3-30pm at Micklegate, followed by a faith tea.

This Week:
Monday 21st: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 23rd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 25th: Toddler group takes a break until September.
Saturday 26th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Advance notices:
Sunday 27th: 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Trevor Grewcock.
Sean will be steward.
Open Air service at Streethouse, 4pm. Followed by tea.

Monday 28th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 30th:  Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 1st August: Toddler group takes a break until September.
Saturday 2nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Family News:
Arnold celebrates his birthday tomorrow 21st and Bev hers next Sunday.
Rob and Emma invite us all (the whole church) to a BBQ at their home (Hemsworth) on Saturday 16th August from 3pm.. We will pick up from your home and get you back again.
The Boys' Brigade boys visiting Kenya in October are hoping to take some games with them for the boys who live in the Isaiah Trust's houses.  There are currently 27 boys living in two houses looked after by the Trust.   Do you any old travel games that you could donate please?   - ludo, connect 4 etc.  these will be taken with us and left there for the boys when we return home.  Any games can be left with Marcus or Paula.  Many thanks
Marc says thank you for the best wishes following his exam results- he starts a job on Wednesday.
Methley are organising a trip to see "The Man Jesus" at the grand opera house, York on Tuesday 7th October. See poster
Mavis lives in Beacon House- the WDH housing that has been in the press recently as WDH wish to close the accommodation. She has a petition asking that this intention is reconsidered. Please sign if you feel able.
Joyce has several copies of a booklet about euthanasia which you might wish to take and read. It's a topical subject at the moment.
Arnold and Jean's son, John, is raising money for the British Lung Foundation where respiratory disease affects one in five people in the UK and responsible for 1 million hospital admissions. John is joining the L'Etape du Tour which is a cycle ride/race along the 18th stage (92 miles) of the Tour De France (in France) 4 days before the race actual. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnSenior1 see noticeboard
The July copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
 

Sunday 13th July 2014

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr John Newsome
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Circuit Missions Lunch at Kings Way Ossett with speaker Linda Crossley, 12-30. Topic: The Dalits of North India. See enews.
This Week:
Monday 14th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 15th: Worship Consultation at church, 7-45pm.
Wednesday 16th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 18th: Toddler group takes a break until September.
Friday 18th: Film club at Trinity, Netherton. "The Book Thief". Doors open 7-15pm, film starts 7-30pm.
Saturday 19th; Wakefield Churches Together have organised a sports afternoon at Thornes Park from 2pm. See enews for details.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 20th: 10-30am: Morning Worship and Songs of Praise led by our own fellowship. This will be for all ages. We would appreciate contributions/ thoughts.
Monday 21st: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 23rd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 25th: Toddler group takes a break until September.
Saturday 26th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Family News:
Mavis lives in Beacon House- the WDH housing that has been in the press recently as WDH wish to close the accommodation. She has a petition asking that this intention is reconsidered. Please sign if you feel able.
Joyce has several copies of a booklet about euthanasia which you might wish to take and read. It's a topical subject at the moment.
On 20th July it is own arrangement here and it is suggested a Songs of Praise where you can suggest your favourite. Maybe also you could explain why, or share any recent experiences. Contributions invited.
Arnold and Jean's son, John, is raising money for the British Lung Foundation where respiratory disease affects one in five people in the UK and responsible for 1 million hospital admissions. John is joining the L'Etape du Tour which is a cycle ride/race along the 18th stage (92 miles) of the Tour De France (in France) 4 days before the race actual. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnSenior1 see noticeboard
What does it mean to be a Member? Membership of the Methodist Church is open to all. If you are interested in finding out what is involved, our minister, Jacquie Evans, would love to hear from you. She can be contacted on (01977) 790501, by email at jacquiepevans@hotmail.co.uk, or just chat to her after a service.
The July copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
 
Sunday 6th July 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Tom Ferguson.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are Zechariah 9: 9 to 12, Romans 7: 15 to 25a and Matthew 11: 16 to 19 & 25 to 30.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 7th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 8th: Methley Movies shows "The Mission", 7pm.
Wednesday 9th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 11th: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 12th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Advance notices:
Sunday 13th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr John Newsome.
Sean will be steward.
(Ackworth has a Boys' Brigade Parade service today involving some of our fellowship)
Circuit Missions Lunch at Kings Way Ossett with speaker Linda Crossley, 12-30. The Dalits of North India. See enews.

Monday 14th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 15th: Worship Consultation at church, 7-45pm.
Wednesday 16th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 18th: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 19th; Wakefield Churches Together have organised a sports afternoon at Thornes Park from 2pm. See enews for details.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Family News:
Mo is eight on Monday 7th.
We are really pleased to share with you that both Marie and Marc have completed their studies at University and gained 2:1 degrees. Please sign the cards giving your congratulations. The next phase in their life starts now!
Jenny has also done well in her exams and starts a nursing course in September.
The July copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
On 20th July it is own arrangement here and it is suggested a Songs of Praise where you can suggest your favourite. Maybe also you could explain why, or share any recent experiences. Contributions invited.
What does it mean to be a Member? Membership of the Methodist Church is open to all. If you are interested in finding out what is involved, our minister, Jacquie Evans, would love to hear from you. She can be contacted on (01977) 790501, by email at jacquiepevans@hotmail.co.uk, or just chat to her after a service.

 Sunday 29th June 2014

 

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Neil Bishop.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are Genesis 22: 1 to 14, Romans 6:20 to 23
and Matthew 10:40 to 42
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
After the service we will meet for a short time to discuss the next plan.
This Week:
Monday 30th: House Fellowship as announced
Wednesday 2nd July: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 2nd: 'Who do we think we are?" Our Worship and Traditions at Sandal. Drinks at 7pm, starting 7-30pm.
Friday 4th: Toddler group 9am.
Friday 4th: Singing group, 7pm.
Friday 4th (and 5th) Circuit Youth are seeking young people to help with a fund raising static bike ride to help raise funds for their trip to Marrik priory.
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Advance notices:
Sunday 6th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Tom Ferguson.
Elaine will be steward.

Monday 7th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 8th: Methley Movies shows "The Mission", 7pm.
Wednesday 9th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 11th: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 12th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Sunday 13th: Circuit Missions Lunch at Kings Way Ossett with speaker Linda Crossley- The Dalits of North India. See enews.
Family News:
The July copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
On 20th July it is own arrangement here and it is suggested a Songs of Praise where you can suggest your favourite. Maybe also you could explain why, or share any recent experiences. Contributions invited.
What does it mean to be a Member? Membership of the Methodist Church is open to all. If you are interested in finding out what is involved, our minister, Jacquie Evans, would love to hear from you. She can be contacted on (01977) 790501, by email at jacquiepevans@hotmail.co.uk, or just chat to her after a service.

Help us to accept your love, Lord.
Make us unafraid to open our hearts to you and to your prompting.
Help us to accept one another, Lord.
Make us open to friend or stranger in your name.
Help us to give of ourselves, Lord.
Give us the courage to make ourselves vulnerable for you. Amen.
A prayer of confession
Lord, sometimes we close ourselves up like clams:
we have nothing to give, and we don't want to receive.
We are not generous and out-going:
we try to protect ourselves and wrap ourselves in cotton wool,
and we close ourselves to your love and inspiration.
Help us to open ourselves to the flow of your self-giving love, that we may give to others in return, and be set free to receive your gift of eternal life in Jesus. Amen.

For God so loved the world
He gave His only Son
And whoever believes in Him
Shall not die but have eternal life

L is for the love that He has for me
I am the reason He died on the tree
F is for forgiveness and now I am free
E is to enjoy being in His company.

 

Sunday 22nd June 2014

9-30am: Messy church with crafts, breakfast sandwiches and drinks.
10-45am: Morning Worship linking to the messy theme led by our own fellowship.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's reading is Mark 1: 16 to 20.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 23rd: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 23rd: Concert at Kippax Methodist by Castleford Salvation Army Songsters, 7-30pm. £3. See poster.
Wednesday 25th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 25th: Your senior stewards meet with Jacquie. Please let them know if there's anything you would like to bring to their attention.
Thursday 26th: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 27th: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 28th: BBQ at Trinity Methodist, South Elmsall. 3pm. £3-50 pay on the door.
Saturday 28th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Advance notices:
Sunday 29th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Neil Bishop.
Deb will be steward.

Monday 30th: House Fellowship as announced
Wednesday 2nd July:  Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 4th: Toddler group 9am.
Friday 4th: Singing group, 7pm.
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm

Family News:
Mary celebrates her birthday next Saturday 28th.
What does it mean to be a Member? Membership of the Methodist Church is open to all.  If you are interested in finding out what is involved, our minister, Jacquie Evans, would love to hear from you.  She can be contacted on (01977) 790501, by email at jacquiepevans@hotmail.co.uk, or just chat to her after a service.
If you would like your own copy of the new Methodist Church Prayer Handbook (£3.35) please let Nigel know. The 2014/15 Handbook, Partners in Sacrifice, will look at our everyday sacrifices as God's people taken up by God into the eternal sacrifice of the Cross.  The title comes from the hymn The Church of Christ, in every age, By Fred Pratt Green (Singing the Faith 415) 

Sunday 15th June 2014

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings is John 21: 1 to 19.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Special Circuit Service where our own Peter will be formally admitted as a Local Preacher. 6pm at Central, Pontefract. Ask if you would like transport- we can collect from your home
This Week
Monday 16th: House Fellowship as announced
Tuesday 17th: Methodist Women in Britain Summer Festival at Gracious Street, Knaresbro 2pm See poster.
Tuesday 17th: Circuit Assembly at Kingsway Church, Osset. The agenda is on the noticeboard. There are some important items (Nigel has placed an * by them)- one of which the circuit vision for the future.
Wednesday 18th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 18th: Church Life and Mission's next meeting is at Netherton Methodist Church, 7pm for 7-30pm. The main topic of the evening will be 'Singing the Faith - More Than Just a Hymn Book!'
Friday 20th: Toddler group 9am.
Friday 20th: Singing group, 7pm.
Friday 20th: A Christian musical workshop by John Burland from Australia. Singer, educator, speaker & composer at Otley Methodist, 7-30pm. See poster.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices
Sunday 22nd: 9-30am: Messy church with crafts, breakfast sandwiches and drinks.
10-45am: Morning Worship linking to the messy theme led by our own fellowship.
Deb will be steward.
Monday 23rd: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 23rd: Concert at Kippax Methodist by Castleford Salvation Army Songsters, 7-30pm. £3. See poster.
Wednesday 25th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 25th: Your stewards meet with Jacquie. Please let them know if there's anything you would like to bring to their attention.
Thursday 26th: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 27th: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 28th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Family News
Marc (Ridley) celebrates his birthday on Wednesday 18th.
What does it mean to be a Member? Membership of the Methodist Church is open to all.  If you are interested in finding out what is involved, our minister, Jacquie Evans, would love to hear from you.  She can be contacted on (01977) 790501, by email at jacquiepevans@hotmail.co.uk, or just chat to her after a service.
If you would like your own copy of the new Methodist Church Prayer Handbook (£3.35) please let Nigel know. The 2014/15 Handbook, Partners in Sacrifice, will look at our everyday sacrifices as God's people taken up by God into the eternal sacrifice of the Cross.  The title comes from the hymn The Church of Christ, in every age, By Fred Pratt Green (Singing the Faith 415)
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk 
 

Sunday 8th June 2014 

10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion for all ages led by Rev Jacquie Evans.

This is a special service recognising Peter's imminent admission as local preacher.Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.Today's readings are: John 20: 19 to 23, Acts 2: 1 to 21 and 1 Timothy 4: 11 to 16.All are welcome to refreshments after the service.Big Worship at Methley on the theme of Pentecost, 6pm.This Week:Monday 9th: House Fellowship as announced.Monday 9th: Pastoral Meeting at Church, 7-30pm.Tuesday 10th: Family Carnival with activities especially for children, 4-30pm. Take a flyer to pass on.Tuesday 10th: Methley Movies shows Erin Brockovich, 7pm.Wednesday 11th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.Wednesday 11th: Who do we think we are? Seminars with Professor Edward Royle.  A chance to answer some of your questions about Methodist history, worship and organization.  Why are we different?  -  How are we different? Sandal Methodist Church. Coffee at 7 pm Sessions start at 7:30 pm and end 9 pmThursday 12th: Housegroup at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.Friday 13th: Toddler group 9am.Saturday 14th: Knottingley Concert Brass are playing at the Darrington Feast and Fayre between 1-30pm and 3pm.Saturday 14th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.Saturday 14th: Gilbert and Sullivan in concert at Sandal Methodist Church. £6. 7-30pm. See poster.Advance notices:Sunday 15th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.Nigel will be steward.Special Circuit Service where our own Peter will be formally admitted as a Local Preacher. 6pm at Central, Pontefract. Ask if you would like transport- we can collect from your home.Monday 16th: House Fellowship as announcedTuesday 17th: Methodist Women in Britain Summer Festival at Gracious Street, Knaresbro 2pm See poster.Tuesday 17th: Circuit Assembly at Kingsway Church, Osset. The agenda is on the noticeboard. There are some important items (Nigel has placed an * by them)- one of which the circuit vision for the future.Wednesday 18th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.Wednesday 18th: Church Life and Mission's next meeting is at Netherton Methodist Church, 7pm for 7-30pm. The main topic of the evening will be 'Singing the Faith - More Than Just a Hymn Book!'Friday 20th: Toddler group 9am.Friday 20th: Singing group, 7pm.Friday 20th: A Christian musical workshop by John Burland from Australia. Singer, educator, speaker & composer at Otley Methodist, 7-30pm. See poster.Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7-30pmMonday 23rd: Concert at Kippax Methodist by Castleford Salvation Army Songsters, 7-30pm. £3. See poster.Family News:

 

 

 

Sunday 1st June 2014

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Martin Pawley-White.

Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Acts 2: 1 to 13 and Acts 2: 42 to 47.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Knottingley Concert Brass are playing at Ackworth Heritage Group Gala from 4pm outside the Brown Cow pub.
This Week:
Monday 2nd: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 3rd: Local Preachers' Meeting at Altofts, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 4th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
(church council tentative date of 5th June is not needed)
Friday 6th: Toddler group 9am.
Friday 6th: Singing group, 7pm.
Friday 6th: Quiz Night at West Wakefield Methodist Church 7:30 pm . To Raise Funds for The Circuit Youth Weekend To Marick Priory.
The cost is £3 per person with suggested team sizes of 4 - 6 people, anyone without enough people to make a team will be able to join one on the night or smaller teams will be allowed to enter if requested. For enquiries please contact Lyndsey Moules, Lynne Precious or Mark Stainburn.
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 8th: 10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion for all ages led by Rev Jacquie Evans. This is a special service recognising Peter's imminent admission as local preacher.
Elaine will be steward.

Monday 9th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 9th: Pastoral Meeting at Church, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 10th June: Family Carnival with activities especially for children, 4-30pm. Take a flyer to pass on.
Wednesday 11th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 11th: Who do we think we are? Seminars with Professor Edward Royle. A chance to answer some of your questions about Methodist history, worship and organization. Why are we different? - How are we different? Sandal Methodist Church. Coffee at 7 pm Sessions start at 7:30 pm and end 9 pm
Friday13th: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 14th: Knottingley Concert Brass are playing at the Darrington Feast and Fayre between 1-30pm and 3pm.
Saturday 14th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 15th June: Special Circuit Service where our own Peter will be formally admitted as a Local Preacher. 6pm at Central, Pontefract.
Tuesday 17th: Methodist Women in Britain Summer Festival at Gracious Street, 2pm See poster.
Wednesday 18th: Church Life and Mission's next meeting is at Netherton Methodist Church, 7pm for 7-30pm. The main topic of the evening will be 'Singing the Faith - More Than Just a Hymn Book!'
Monday 23rd: Concert at Kippax Methodist by Castleford Salvation Army Songsters, 7-30pm. £3. See poster.

Family News:
Peter celebrates his birthday on Wednesday 4th and Rhianna is twelve on Thursday 5th.
Ask Connor and Owen how they got on at the circuit camp last weekend.
If you would like your own copy of the new Methodist Church Prayer Handbook (£3.35) please let Nigel know. The 2014/15 Handbook, Partners in Sacrifice, will look at our everyday sacrifices as God's people taken up by God into the eternal sacrifice of the Cross. The title comes from the hymn The Church of Christ, in every age, By Fred Pratt Green (Singing the Faith 415)
The June copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
New circuit plans and Daily bread Bible study notes are available.

 

"Yet God is actually not far from any one of us' "

Acts 17: 27
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 25th May 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are:  Acts 17: 22 to 31 and John 14: 15 to 21.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Good News, 3-30pm at Micklegate.
This Week:
Monday 26th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 28th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 28th: Methley Church invites us to a meeting of the Normanton and Pontefract Railway Modelling group. 8pm above the chapel.
Friday 30th No Toddler group- half term holiday.
Saturday 31st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 1st June: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Martin Pawley-White.
Deb will be steward.
Knottingley Concert Brass are playing at Ackworth's carnival this afternoon.
Monday 2nd: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 3rd: :Local Preachers' Meeting at Altofts.
Wednesday 4th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 5th: Church Council at church, 7-30pm.
Friday 6th: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Tuesday 10th June: Family Carnival with activities especially for children, 4-30pm. Take a flyer to pass on.
Sunday 15th June: Special Circuit Service where our own Peter will be formally admitted as a Local Preacher. 6pm at Central, Pontefract.
Tuesday 17th: Methodist Women in Britain Summer Festival at Gracious Street, 2pm See poster.
Wednesday 18th: Church Life and Mission's next meeting is at Netherton Methodist Church, 7pm for 7-30pm. The main topic of the evening will be 'Singing the Faith - More Than Just a Hymn Book!'
Family News:
Betty celebrates her birthday on Thursday 29th.
2 of our young people are at a circuit camp (along with around 20 other youngsters and many pairs of wellies!) this weekend. Please remember them and their leaders (Mark Stainburn and Lyndsey Moules).
If you would like your own copy of the new Methodist Church Prayer Handbook  (£3.35) please let Nigel know. The 2014/15 Handbook, Partners in Sacrifice, will look at our everyday sacrifices as God's people taken up by God into the eternal sacrifice of the Cross.  The title comes from the hymn The Church of Christ, in every age, By Fred Pratt Green (Singing the Faith 415)
The June copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
New circuit plans and Daily bread Bible study notes are available.
Minutes of the last Church life and Mission meeting are on the noticeboard.
 

 

"Then Jesus said to him 'Follow me' "
John 21: 19
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 18th May 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Martin Walmsley.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service though many may be at Ackworth for Messy Church.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 62: 1 to 12, Revelation 3: 14 to 22 and John 21: 15 to 22.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Easter Offering Circuit Service at Trinity, Castleford, 6pm.
This Week:
Monday 19th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 19th: Pastoral Meeting has been postponed for a short time.
Wednesday 21st: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 21st: An evening with Stuart Townend in Otley Methodist Church- see poster.
Thursday 22nd: Our premises are being used for elections today.
Thursday 22nd; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Thursday 22nd: An evening with Stuart Townend at Emmanuel church in Barnsley, see enews.
Friday 23rd: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 24th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 25th 10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Nigel will be steward.
Monday 26th: House Fellowship recommences as announced.
Wednesday 28th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 30th No Toddler group- half term holiday.
Saturday 31st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Tuesday 10th June: Family Carnival with activities especially for children, 4-30pm. Take a flyer to pass on.
Sunday 15th June: Special Circuit Service where our own Peter will be formally admitted as a Local Preacher. 6pm at Central, Pontefract.
Family News:
Feziwe celebrates her birthday on Wednesday 21st.
Many thanks to those who helped with Christian Aid collecting yesterday- £194 was raised.
Please remember those who have important exams at this time. Marie and Stephen (Robinson) are in their last year of university.
New circuit plans are available today.
Daily bread Bible study notes are available.
The May copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Minutes of the last Church life and Mission meeting are on the noticeboard.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 
 
"I have come in order that you might
have life- life in all its fullness."
John 10:10
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 11th May 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: 1 Peter 2: 19 to 25 and John 10: 1 to 10.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This is the start of Christian Aid week.
This Week:
Monday 12th: House Fellowship recommences as announced.
Wednesday 14th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 16th Toddler group, 9am.
Friday 16th Music Group, 7pm.
Saturday 17th: Christian Aid collecting in the high street from 9-30am. We'll have a coffee morning as well. Please indicate if you are able to help on the rota for collecting or maybe you would be able to offer a welcome and drinks.
Saturday 17th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 18th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Martin Walmsley.
Nigel will be steward.
Younger people join with Ackworth for Messy Church at Ackworth. Their theme is Joseph and rev Jacquie requests that children wear something bright and also bring something in a drab colour.
(note that Upton's fun run is on today so you might like to park up a little earlier than normal)
Easter Offering Circuit Service at Trinity, Castleford, 6pm.
Monday 19th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 19th: Pastoral Meeting at Church, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 21st: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 21st: An evening with Stuart Townend in Otley Methodist Church- see poster.
Thursday 22nd: Our premises are being used for elections today.
Thursday 22nd: An evening with Stuart Townend at Emmanuel church in Barnsley, see enews.
Friday 23rd: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 24th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Family News:
Owen is nine on Tuesday 13th.
Daily bread Bible study notes are available today.
Marcus attended the Leeds District Synod yesterday. The agenda is on the noticeboard. Ask him about it!
The May copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Minutes of the last Church life and Mission meeting are on the noticeboard.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 4th May 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Rex Owen.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's reading is Luke 24: 13 to 35.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Ackworth have their flower festival this bank holiday weekend. Light refreshments served today from 1pm to 4pm.
This Week:
Monday 5th: House Fellowship takes a break.
Monday 5th: Ackworth flower festival from 11am to 4pm with ploughman's lunches, cakes, plant stall etc.
Wednesday 7th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 7th: "Who do you think we are" the first of 3 seminars- this one entitled "Our connexion- its distinctive features" with Professor Edward Royle at Sandal Methodist Church. Coffee 7pm, starting at 7-30pm and ending 9pm.
Thursday 8th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 9th: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 10th: Welsh Hymn singing festival at Trinity Methodist Church, Harrogate. See poster.
Saturday 10th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 11th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Nigel will be steward.
This is the start of Christian Aid week.
Monday 12th: House Fellowship takes a break.
Wednesday 14th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 16th Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 17th: Christian Aid collecting in the high street from 9-30am. We'll have a coffee morning as well. Please indicate if you are able to help on the rota for collecting or maybe you would be able to offer a welcome and drinks.
Saturday 17th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Wednesday 21st: An evening with Stuart Townend in Otley Methodist Church- see poster.
Thursday 22nd: An evening with Stuart Townend at Emmanuel church in Barnsley, see enews.
Sunday 18th: Easter Offering Circuit Service at Trinity, Castleford, 6pm.
Family News:
Kathryn (Senior) celebrates her birthday on Tuesday 6th. Also Sean and Elaine celebrate their wedding anniversary today.
Please remember Joyce as she is not too well today.
The May copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Minutes of the last Church life and Mission meeting are on the noticeboard.
Please remember to continue to help the Boys' Brigade Kenya trip by contributing change to the red boxes.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 
 

 

"Stop your doubting and believe."

 

John 20: 27
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 27th April 2014
Sunday 27th 9-30am: Messy Church with craft activities and bacon sandwiches.
10-45am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Sandra Oldroyd.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's reading is John 20 verses 19 to 31.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 28th: House Fellowship takes a break.
Wednesday 30th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 1st May: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Friday 2nd Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 3rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 4th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Rex Owen.
Elaine will be steward.
Ackworth have their flower festival this bank holiday weekend. Light refreshments served today from 1pm to 4pm.
Monday 5th: House Fellowship takes a break.
Monday 5th: Ackworth flower festival from 11am to 4pm with ploughman's lunches, cakes, plant stall etc.
Wednesday 7th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 7th: "Who do you think we are" the first of 3 seminars this one entitled "Our connexion- its distinctive features" with Professor Edward Royle at Sandal Methodist Church. Coffee 7pm, starting at 7-30pm and ending 9pm.
Thursday 8th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 9th: Toddler group 9am.
Saturday 10th: Welsh Hymn singing festival at Trinity Methodist Church, Harrogate. See poster.
Saturday 10th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 21st: An evening with Stuart Townend in Otley Methodist Church- see poster.
Family News:
Minutes of the last Church life and Mission meeting are on the noticeboard.
Many thanks to the many of you who made yesterday's train event a success. Many folks came through the door and over £150 will be given to Castleford Night Shelter. Other monies were raised for the Boys' Brigade Kenya trip.
Please remember to continue to help the Boys' Brigade Kenya trip by contributing change to the red boxes.
The April copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 
"And he commanded us to preach the gospel to the people and to testify that

 

he is the one whom God has appointed

 

judge of the living and the dead."
Acts 10: 42
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 20th April 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship for Easter Sunday. All Ages with Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's readings are: John 20: 1 to 18 and Acts 10: 34 to 43.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Good News at Micklegate, 3-30pm followed by faith tea.
This Week:
Monday 21st: House Fellowship takes a break.
Wednesday 23rd: No meeting of Wednesday Fellowship.
Thursday 24th; No House group until 8th May.
Friday 25th: No Toddler group this week.
Friday 25th: Trinity Netherton's film club shows Philomena, 7-30pm.
Friday 25th: Hall is open in evening for model rail set up.
Saturday 26th: Model Railway Event here from 10am to 2pm. We have many exhibits, things for all ages and refreshments. Even if you might not have a direct interest, come and talk with those who have. Will be open from 8-15am for set up.
Saturday 26th: Rev Helen is holding an "open house" at 24 Tomlinson Way, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6EQ from 10am-4pm in celebration of her 50th birthday. All are welcome. Please, no presents - but should you wish to give something there will be a donation box to support a circuit youth mission to Bolivia to work with Street kids planned for August 2015.
Saturday 26th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 26th: Mission Banquet at Central, Pontefract with a faith tea 6pm followed by an update on the Kenya School by Rev Jacob Kaiga at 7-30pm. Stephanie Brooke 01977 643904 needs to know numbers by 20th April 
Advance notices:
Sunday 27th 9-30am: Messy Church with craft activities and bacon sandwiches.
10-45am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Sandra Oldroyd.
Deb will be steward.
Monday 28th: House Fellowship takes a break.
Wednesday 30th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 1st May: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Friday 2nd May: Toddler group, 9am.
Saturday 3rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Family News:
Amahle in nine tomorrow 21st.
Please remember to continue to help the Boys' Brigade Kenya trip by contributing change to the red boxes.
Roger and Jean have informed all churches in the circuit of the increasing demands for provision of food for the vulnerable. Recently they are giving out 350 tins per week. They are grateful for the direct help and support given by our fellowship. You can see the letter that was distributed on the noticeboard.
The April copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Yours is the kingdom of hopes and dreams
Yours is the power of love
Yours is the glory of heaven on earth
For ever and ever, for ever amen
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

"The knowledge about the secrets of the Kingdom of heaven has been given to you. . ."

 

Matthew 13: 11a
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 13th April 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship for Palm Sunday and Church Anniversary led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service (and return).
Today's reading is: Matthew 13: 1 to 14.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service and to share in our lunch
Ruth Gee, president of Methodist Conference, preaches at Trinity Castleford today.
This Week:
Monday 14th: House Fellowship takes a break.
Wednesday 16th: No Wednesday Fellowship this week.
Wednesday 16th: Methley Movies shows for Lent, Les Miserables, 7pm.
Thursday 17th: 7pm We host a Maundy Thursday Faith supper inviting Trinity and Ackworth. Bring something to share- following the meal (which will include communion) will be a quiet and reflective short service. Note the earlier time than last year.
Friday 18th: No Toddler group- holidays.
Friday 18th: Good Friday service at Trinity, South Elmsall. 10-30am.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 20th: Morning Worship for Easter Sunday. All Ages with Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Nigel will be steward.
Good News at Micklegate, 3-30pm followed by faith tea.
Monday 21st: House Fellowship takes a break.
Wednesday 23rd: No meeting Wednesday Fellowship
Thursday 24th; No House group until 8th May.
Friday 25th: No Toddler group this week.
Friday 25th: Trinity Netherton's film club shows Philomena, 7-30pm.
Saturday 26th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Saturday 26th: Model Railway Event here from 10am to 2pm. We have many exhibits, things for all ages and refreshments. Even if you might not have a direct interest, come and talk with those who have. 
Saturday 26th: Rev Helen is holding an "open house" at 24 Tomlinson Way, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6EQ from 10am-4pm in celebration of her 50th birthday. All are welcome. Please, no presents - but should you wish to give something there will be a donation box to support a circuit youth mission to Bolivia to work with Street kids planned for August 2015.
Saturday 26th: Mission Banquet at Central, Pontefract with a faith tea 6pm followed by an update on the Kenya School by Rev Jacob Kaiga at 7-30pm. Stephanie Brooke 01977 643904 needs to know numbers by 20th April 
Sunday 27th: Messy Church here.
Family News:
Katherine (Ainge) celebrates her birthday on Tuesday 15th.
Nigel has posters for the model rail event and would appreciate help distributing/ posting them in local shops (or further afield) See him if you can offer some help.
At the general meeting last Monday the stewards were reminded the circuit is asking us to answer 3 questions: What are you passionate about, Tell us about any mission initiatives and Tell us what you are looking forward to in the next 5 years. If you would like to contribute, ask Nigel.
Please remember to continue to help the Boys' Brigade Kenya trip by contributing change to the red boxes.
Roger and Jean have informed all churches in the circuit of the increasing demands for provision of food for the vulnerable. Recently they are giving out 350 tins per week. They are grateful for the direct help and support given by our fellowship. You can see the letter that was distributed on the noticeboard.
The April copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

"Many of the people who had come to visit Mary saw what Jesus did,

 

 and they believed in him."
John 11: 45 
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 6th April 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Gordon Kay.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Ezekiel 37: 1 to 14 and John 11: 17 to 45.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 7th: House Fellowship takes a break.
Monday 7th: Annual General Meeting, 7-30pm at church. A draft agenda (from last year) is on the noticeboard. Minutes from last year are available.
Tuesday 8th: Methley Movies - especially for Easter will be screening the DVD of the latest arena tour version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar, 7pm.
Wednesday 9th: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies 2-15pm.
Thursday 10th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 11th: No Toddler group this week.
Friday 11th: SESKUB Lent service at Badsworth Parish Church, 7pm.
Saturday 12th: Tad Chorale in concert at Trinity Castleford, 7-30pm.
Saturday 12th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 13th: Morning Worship for church anniversary led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Sean will be steward.
Ruth Gee, president of Methodist Conference, preaches at Trinity Castleford today.
Monday 14th: House Fellowship takes a break.
Wednesday 16th: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 16th: Methley Movies shows for Lent, Les Miserables, 7pm.
Thursday 17th: 7pm We host a Maundy Thursday Faith supper inviting Trinity and Ackworth. Bring something to share- following the meal (which will include communion) will be a quiet and reflective short service. Note the earlier time than last year.
Friday 18th: No Toddler group- holidays.
Friday 18th: Good Friday service at Trinity, South Elmsall. 10-30am.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Saturday 26th: Model Railway Event here from 10am to 2pm.
Sunday 27th: Messy Church here.
Family News:
Connor is fourteen today.
Please remember Deb and family following the passing away of her Mum, Eileen, on Friday.
Nigel has posters for the model rail event and would appreciate help distributing/ posting them in local shops (or further afield) See him if you can offer some help.
Please remember to continue to help the Boys' Brigade Kenya trip by contributing change to the red boxes.
Christian Aid week is 11 to 17th May this year. We are grateful to Arnold for organising the licence in previous years, but he has now decided to step down. Steph Brook (Trinity SE) has organised a street collection licence for Saturday the 17th.
Last year after anniversary (next week!) we had a faith meal- shall we do the same again?
Roger and Jean have informed all churches in the circuit of the increasing demands for provision of food for the vulnerable. Recently they are giving out 350 tins per week. They are grateful for the direct help and support given by our fellowship. You can see the letter that was distributed on the noticeboard.
The April copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

"But as for you, continue in the truths you were taught and firmly believe"
2 Timothy 3: 14
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 30th March 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship for All Ages led by Mr Mark Stainburn.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's readings are: Psalm 103 and 2 Timothy 3: 13 to 17.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 31st: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Monday 31st: SESKUB Churches Together meeting- see Peter for details.
Wednesday 2nd April: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 2nd: SESKUB Lent service at St Mary's, South Kirkby, 11am.
Friday 4th: Toddler group from 9am.
Friday 4th: Singing Group, 7pm.
Friday 4th: Sing and Brass at Sandal Methodist, 7-30pm. See poster.
Saturday 5th: Trinity Castleford celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend with events through the week. See poster for details of flower festival events and more.
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday6th: Morning Worship led by Mr Gordon Kay
Nigel will be steward.
Monday 7th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Monday 7th: Annual General Meeting, 7-30pm at church. A draft agenda (from last year) is on the noticeboard.
Wednesday 9th: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies 2-15pm.
Thursday 10th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 11th: Toddler group from 9am.
Saturday 12th: Tad Chorale in concert at Trinity Castleford, 7-30pm.
Saturday 12th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Sunday 13th: Ruth Gee, president of Methodist Conference preaches at Trinity Castleford.
Sunday 13th: Is our anniversary
Saturday 26th April: Model Railway Event here from 10am to 2pm.
Family News:
Jean (Senior) celebrates her birthday on Wednesday 2nd. Neave is fifteen on Saturday 5th. Connor is fourteen next Sunday 6th.
Roger and Jean have informed all churches in the circuit of the increasing demands for provision of food for the vulnerable. Recently they are giving out 350 tins per week. They are grateful for the direct help and support given by our fellowship. You can see the letter that was distributed on the noticeboard.
Rev Jacquie is intending to hold membership classes after Easter. Let her know if you might be interested in learning more about what it means to be a member.
Rev Wayne Grewcock will shortly be commencing sessions for interest for those who might wish to investigate what it means to be a Worship Leader. There's no commitment. Contact him for further details.
The April copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

 . . so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life"

 John 3: 15

Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 16th March 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Cookson.
There's no formal Sunny Dudes for younger people today- there's a messy church at Ackworth.
Today's readings are: Genesis 12: 1 to 4a, Romans 4: 1 to 5 & 13 to 17 and John 3: 1 to 17
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Taize style service at Kippax, 6pm.
Big Worship at Methley, 6pm. 
This Week:
Monday 17th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 18th: 2nd meeting of a Lent Course at All Saints' Church, Ackworth. 7pm for 7-30pm. (Information came from Ackworth Methodist).
Wednesday 19th: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 19th: SESKUB Lent service at St Joseph's, Moorthorpe, 11am.
Wednesday 19th: The senior stewards from Jacquie's churches meet with her tonight. Is there anything you would like to pass on?
Friday 21st: Toddler group from 9am.
Friday 21st: Singing Group, 7pm.
Saturday 22nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 23rd: Morning Worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Elaine/ Sean will be steward.
Monday 24th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 25th: 3rd meeting of a Lent Course at All Saints' Church, Ackworth. 7pm for 7-30pm.
Wednesday 26th: Wednesday Fellowship starts Lent Studies 2-15pm.
Thursday 27th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Thursday 27th: Circuit Children and Youth Forum, 7-30pm at Rothwell. Theme "All included in Worship?" led by Rev James Robinson Morley and Rachel Beedle. Come and share ideas about how churches can develop their all age worship. This is an open meeting for all. See enews
Thursday 27th:  Revd David Hall leads the 2nd lent course at Central, Pontefract. 7pm to 7-30pm start.
Friday 28th: Toddler group from 9am.
Saturday 29th: Men's Breakfast at Micklegate from 9am.
Saturday 29th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Saturday 29th: Knottingley Concert Brass in concert in aid of 1st Ackworth Boys' brigade fund raising for their trip to Kenya to help the Isaiah Trust. At Central, Pontefract. Tickets available from Paula or Marcus. Deb can organise transport.
Saturday 26th April: Model Railway Event here from 10am to 2pm.
Family News
Jenny celebrates her birthday on Friday 21st. David celebrates his birthday on Saturday 22nd sharing it with Kailub who is seven.
Please remember Nigel and family following the death of his father.
Roger & Jean say about Trinity Mission, Castleford: A huge thank you to you all for supplying many, many plastic bags and egg boxes. The response has been fantastic! We're probably getting to the point where we'll be ok for a number of weeks, so the urgency has gone. You may be interested to learn that, despite what Roger may have told you over recent weeks, the Mission had a record of 7 folk stay overnight on Thursday last week - 3 single men, and two couples who had been evicted. In addition to overnight accommodation, we are regularly giving out food for three meals to over 80 guests each week, as well as providing cooked meals to around 45 both on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Upton's support for this work is very greatly appreciated. Thank you once again for all you do
Please help keep our younger people safe by closing the gate after you- especially when we leave after the service. We had a close scare a couple of weeks ago with traffic on the road.
Rev Wayne Grewcock will shortly be commencing sessions for interest for those who might wish to investigate what it means to be a Worship Leader. There's no commitment. Contact him for further details.
The March copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

 

The scripture says Worship the Lord your God and serve only him"

 

Matthew 4:10
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 9th March 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Pamela Burgess.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Genesis 2: 15 to 7 & 3 1 to 7, Psalm 32: 1 to 7 and Matthew 4: 1 to 11
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Circuit service for first Sunday in Lent at Sandal Methodist, 6pm. Preacher is Rev Jim Heap on the year of his 80th birthday, 60th anniversary of being given A note to Preach and 50th anniversary of his ordination.
This Week:
Monday 10th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 11th: 1st meeting of a Lent Course at All Saints' Church, Ackworth. 7pm for 7-30pm. (Information came from Ackworth Methodist). Central in Pontefract start one next week- see enews.
Wednesday 12th: Wednesday Fellowship starts Lent Studies 2-15pm.
Thursday 13th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 14th: Toddler group from 9am.
Friday 14th; SESKUB churches together welcomes all the community to join in with acts of worship during Lent. Today's is at All Saints, South Kirkby at 11am.
Saturday 15th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 16th: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Cookson.
Sean will be steward.
(there's Messy Church at Ackworth today)
Taize style service at Kippax, 6pm.
Monday 17th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 19th: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 19th: SESKUB Lent service at St Joseph's, Moorthorpe, 11am.
Friday 21st: Toddler group from 9am.
Friday 21st: Singing Group, 7pm.
Saturday 22nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Thursday 27th: Circuit Children and Youth Forum, 7-30pm at Rothwell. Theme "All included in Worship?" led by Rev James Robinson Morley and Rachel Beedle. Come and share ideas about how churches can develop their all age worship. This is an open meeting for all. See enews
Saturday 29th: Knottingley Concert Brass in concert in aid of 1st Ackworth Boys' brigade fund raising for their trip to Kenya to help the Isaiah Trust. At Central, Pontefract. Tickets available from Paula or Marcus. Deb can organise transport.
Saturday 26th April: Model Railway Event here.
Family News:
Doreen celebrates her birthday on Friday 14th.
Please help keep our younger people safe by closing the gate after you- especially when we leave after the service. We had a close scare a couple of weeks ago with traffic on the road.
Paula reports from the Pancake party to say that 70 people ate pancakes, completed craft activities and enjoyed themselves.
John has fitted the coloured glass given to us by Jill.
Nigel reports highlights from the Circuit Assembly: A new minister Rev Andrew Checkley will come to the circuit in September 2014, Peter Finneran's recognition service as Local Preacher will be on 15th June, Deb is appointed as Circuit Steward with special responsibility for Children and Young People, Marcus is looking after the circuit web site, your stewards are asked to help contribute towards a Circuit Vision document setting out strategic objectives (more details to follow) and we are asked to do at least 1 local arrangement in the next plan, 
Rev Wayne Grewcock will shortly be commencing sessions for interest for those who might wish to investigate what it means to be a Worship Leader. There's no commitment. Contact him for further details.
The March copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Roger and Jean tell us that Trinity Mission is in very urgent need of used carrier bags. Demand is outstripping supply. Plan for the future will reduce dependence on bags, but at the moment they ask if we can save them and pass onto the mission by placing in the box in the hall.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
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. . a voice from cloud said 'This is my own dear Son, with whom I am well pleased."

 

Matthew 17: 5
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 2nd March 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev Henry Dubois.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Exodus 24: 12 to 18 and Matthew 17: 1 to 9.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 3rd: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 4th: Pancake Party here from 4-15pm to 6-15pm. All are welcome.
Tuesday 4th: Circuit Assembly at Trinity Castleford, 7-30pm. The agenda is on the noticeboard. All are welcome.
Wednesday 5th: Methodist Women in Britain Meeting at Micklegate, 10-30am.
Wednesday 5th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 6th: Messy Church planning meeting at Susan and Jeffrey's, 7-30pm.
Friday 7th: Toddler group from 9am.
Friday 7th: Singing Group, 7pm.
Saturday 8th: Prayer Spaces workshop at Rothwell Methodist from 10 to 12, Rachel Beedle asks if churches would like more contact with a local school- prayer spaces could be the answer. See enews for details or see Deb.
Saturday 8th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 9th: Morning Worship led by Mrs Pamela Burgess.
Nigel will be steward.
Circuit service for first Sunday in Lent at Sandal Methodist, 6pm. Preacher is Rev Jim Heap on the year of his 80th birthday, 60th anniversary of being given A note to Preach and 50th anniversary of his ordination.
Monday 10th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 11th: 1st meeting of a Lent Course at All Saints' Church, Ackworth. 7pm for 7-30pm. (Information came from Ackworth Methodist). Central in Pontefract start one next week- see enews.
Wednesday 12th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 13th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 14th: Toddler group from 9am.
Saturday 15th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Thursday 27th: Circuit Children and Youth Forum, 7-30pm at Rothwell. Theme "All included in Worship?" led by Rev James Robinson Morley and Rachel Beedle. Come and share ideas about how churches can develop their all age worship. This is an open meeting for all. See enews
Saturday 29th: Knottingley Concert Brass in concert in aid of 1st Ackworth Boys' brigade fund raising for their trip to Kenya to help the Isaiah Trust. At Central, Pontefract. Tickets available from Paula or Marcus. Deb is organising transport.
Saturday 26th April: Model Railway Event here.
Family News
Brian celebrates his birthday on Tuesday 4th, Thea is one on Saturday 8th.
Peter tells us that at the Local Preachers' meeting last week his second interview went well and he goes forward to Circuit Assembly for full accreditation.
The March copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Roger and Jean tell us that Trinity Mission is in very urgent need of used carrier bags. Demand is outstripping supply. Plan for the future will reduce dependence on bags, but at the moment they ask if we can save them and pass onto the mission by placing in the box in the hall.
Brenda wants us to be aware that Upton Primary School has vacancies for Community Governors. These are 4 year voluntary posts with 4 meetings a year (normally Wednesday's at 4pm). Contact her if you wish for more information or are interested in helping.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 
 "Meanwhile these three remain; faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13: 13
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 23rd February 2014
9-30am: Messy Church with craft activities and sandwiches.
10-45am: Morning Worship linking to the messy theme (of love) led by .Rev Jacquie Evans.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's reading is: 1 Corinthians 13.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 24th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Monday 24th: Local Preachers' and Worship Leaders' meeting at Rothwell.
Wednesday 26th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 27th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 28th: Toddler group from 9am.
Friday 28th: Sing Sankey at Sandal in aid of Wakefield Hospice, 7pm, £5. See poster.
Friday 28th: Film club at Netherton shows Captain Philips, 7-30pm.
Saturday 1st March: Fair Trade Coffee Morning at Ackworth from 10am to 12.
Saturday 1st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 2nd:: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Henry Dubois.
Elaine will be steward.
Monday 3rd: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 5th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 7th: Toddler group from 9am.
Friday 7th: Singing Group, 7pm.
Saturday 8th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 29th: Knottingley Concert Brass in concert in aid of 1st Ackworth Boys' brigade fund raising for their trip to Kenya to help the Isaiah Trust. At Central, Pontefract. Tickets available from Paula or Marcus. Deb is organising transport.
Saturday 26th April: Model Railway Event here.

 

Family News:
Kathryn celebrates her birthday on Tuesday 25th.
Alan has a new phone number- ask him for it.
Bob and Tania have new email addresses.
Rev Jacob Kaiga says thank you for the £42 which was sent to add to his total of £3574 which will help Jacobs 2 projects in Kenya and Pontefract  foodbank. There's more detail in the enews.
The March copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Roger and Jean tell us that Trinity Mission is in very urgent need of used carrier bags. Demand is outstripping supply. Plan for the future will reduce dependence on bags, but at the moment they ask if we can save them and pass onto the mission by placing in the box in the hall.
Please let John know if you like the coloured glass artwork which Jill- his mother in law- has made for us. She's happy to make 2 more to set up by the windows if we wish.
Daily Bread Bible reading notes and new plans are available this morning.
Brenda wants us to be aware that Upton Primary School has vacancies for Community Governors. These are 4 year voluntary posts with 4 meetings a year (normally Wednesday's at 4pm). Contact her if you wish for more information or are interested in helping.
Paula and Marcus hope you will be able to join with them in helping progress the water tank project in Kenya by collecting loose change in the individual red boxes provided. Further details are in the bag with the box. Please collect from Paula or Marcus.
1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade
Forthcoming Fundraising Events for our trip to visit The Isaiah Trust in Kenya
Clothes and soft toys collection.  Our last collection raised £400+  We are continuing to collect these items until the end of July 2014.
Aluminium collection - drinks cans, aluminium foil trays - ongoing collection.
For further information or tickets please see Paula or Marcus.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 
 
"But will the Son of Man find faith on earth when he comes?"
Luke 18: 8
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 16th February 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Miss Wendy Jewitt.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Genesis 32: 22 to 31 and Luke 18: 1 to 8.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 17th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 19th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 21st: Toddler group takes a break for half term.
Friday 21st: Singing Group, 7pm.
Saturday 22nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 23rd: 9-30am: Messy Church with craft activities and sandwiches.
10-45am: Morning Worship linking to the messy theme (of love) led by .Rev Jacquie Evans.
Deb will be steward.
Monday 24th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Monday 24th: Local Preachers' and Worship Leaders' meeting at Rothwell.
Wednesday 26th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 27th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 28th: Toddler group from 9am.
Friday 28th: Sing Sankey at Sandal in aid of Wakefield Hospice, 7pm, £5. See poster.
Saturday 1st March: Fair Trade Coffee Morning at Ackworth from 10am to 12.
Saturday 1st March: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Saturday 26th April: Model Railway Event here. 
Family News:
Deb celebrates her birthday on Thursday 20th and Erin is eight on Friday 21st.
Please remember Pyper Mai, Shelley and family as Pyper has recently been quite poorly.
Daily Bread Bible reading notes are available this morning.
Please let John know if you like the coloured glass artwork which Jill- his mother in law- has made for us. She's happy to make 2 more to set up by the windows if we wish.
New plans are available.
Brenda wants us to be aware that Upton Primary School has vacancies for Community Governors. These are 4 year voluntary posts with 4 meetings a year (normally Wednesday's at 4pm). Contact her if you wish for more information or are interested in helping.
The latest copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Paula and Marcus hope you will be able to join with them in helping progress the water tank project in Kenya by collecting loose change in the individual red boxes provided. Further details are in the bag with the box. Please collect from Paula or Marcus.
1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade
Forthcoming Fundraising Events for our trip to visit The Isaiah Trust in Kenya
Clothes and soft toys collection.  Our last collection raised £400+  We are continuing to collect these items until the end of July 2014.
Aluminium collection - drinks cans, aluminium foil trays - ongoing collection.
Saturday 29th March - Knottingley Concert Brass Concert, 7.30pm at Central Methodist Church, Pontefract.
For further information or tickets please see Paula or Marcus.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
  

 

 

Upton Methodist Church "I have not come to do away with the Law of Moses, but to make their teachings come true"
Matthew 5: 17
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 9th February 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: 1 Corinthians 2: 1 to 12 and Matthew 5: 13 to 20
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Circuit event at Rothwell Methodist. Meet the General Secretary (of the Methodist Church). Rev Dr Martyn Atkins has been invited to their morning service to mark 250 years of Methodism. From 2pm he will speak about the important issues and challenges that affect the church in the future. Tea and scones to close at about 3 pm. If you have a question you would like to have asked please forward it to Revd James Robinson-Morley james.robinson-morley@methodist.org.uk. This is a change to the time that was notified in the plan.
Big Worship at Methley, 6pm. Come along for an update on last month's challenge, and see where we go from here. ALL welcome for a fresh look at ourselves and our faith
This Week:
Monday 10th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 11th: Methley Movies at 7pm. Sunshine on Leith -featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the struggling stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. 
Wednesday 12th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 13th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 14th: Toddler group from 9am.
Saturday 15th: Circuit Living Missions Day - At The King's Way Church, Ossett, 10am to 3pm. Drop in anytime. Would you welcome the opportunity to picture what mission might look like in your particular context?  Come along to the circuit 'Living Mission' day for a chance to travel around a variety of mission themed stations, designed to stimulate reflection, imagination and vision. Resource exhibition, children's activities and refreshments available all day.
Saturday 15th: February: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 16th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Miss Wendy Jewitt.
Nigel will be steward.
Monday 17th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 19th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 21st: Toddler group takes a break for half term.
Friday 21st: Singing Group, 7pm.
Saturday 22nd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Friday 28th: Sing Sankey at Sandal in aid of Wakefield Hospice, 7pm, £5. See poster
Family News
Melody is one on Thursday 13th and Alan celebrates his birthday on Saturday 15th sharing it with Marie.
New plans are available this morning.
The latest copy of enews is on the noticeboard.
Paula and Marcus hope you will be able to join with them in helping progress the water tank project in Kenya by collecting loose change in the individual red boxes provided. Further details are in the bag with the box. Please collect from Paula or Marcus.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
"Be happy and glad for a great reward is kept for you in heaven"

 

Matthew 5: 12
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 2nd February 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Mike Dixon.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: .Micah 6: 1 to 8 and Matthew 5: 1 to 12.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 3rd: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 5th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 6th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's.
Friday 7th: Toddler group from 9am.
Friday 7th: Singing Group, 7pm.
Saturday 8th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 9th: 10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Deb will be steward.
Circuit event at Rothwell Methodist. Meet the General Secretary (of the Methodist Church). Rev Dr Martyn Atkins has been invited to their morning service to mark 250 years of Methodism. From 2pm he will speak about the important issues and challenges that affect the church in the future. Tea and scones to close at about 3 pm. If you have a question you would like to have asked please forward it to Revd James Robinson-Morley james.robinson-morley@methodist.org.uk. This is a change to the time that was notified In the plan.
Monday 10th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 12th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 13th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 14th: Toddler group from 9am.
Saturday 15th: February: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Family News:
Tania celebrates her birthday on Friday 7th.
At the circuit life and mission meeting yesterday, the following resources was mentioned that looks interesting; "We are what we wear" published by the Church of Scotland.
Nigel's college has an Ofsted inspection next week- especially his department. He may be looking a little stressed!
Before Christmas it was mentioned that the Methodist Church (Nationally) is conducting a survey on same sex marriage to ask if new UK legislation should require that the church revises its understanding of marriage. The survey is available on line (the preferred system) at http://dotmailer-surveys.com/09bvi0c-85nxo41 but Nigel has paper copies for you (large print possible) if you would prefer which he can return confidentially and anonymously. You might also be interested in a paper on the same subject published by Methodist Evangelicals Together. Again, ask Nigel for a copy (either paper or electronic). All responses must be received by London by 9am Monday 10th February 2014.
The latest copy of enews is on the noticeboard. Ask Nigel if you would like a paper copy.
1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade
Forthcoming Fundraising Events for our trip to visit The Isaiah Trust in Kenya
Clothes and soft toys collection.  Our last collection raised £400+  We are continuing to collect these items until the end of July 2014.
Aluminium collection - drinks cans, aluminium foil trays - ongoing collection.
Saturday 29th March - Knottingley Concert Brass Concert, 7.30pm at Central Methodist Church, Pontefract.
For further information or tickets please see Paula or Marcus.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

 

Upton Methodist Church "My commandment is this: love one another just as I love you"

 

John 15: 12
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 26th January 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship for All Ages led by Miss Emma Hatherley.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's readings are: 1 Corinthians 13 and John 15: 9 to 17.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 27th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Monday 27th: Church Council, 7-30pm at church.
Wednesday 29th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 30th; House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 31st: Toddler group from 9am.
Saturday 1st February: Church Life and Mission meets at Featherstone at 9-30am to discuss "'Just Shopping for Clothes?'. All welcome
Saturday 1st February: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 2nd: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Mike Dixon
Nigel will be steward.
Monday 3rd: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 5th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 6th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's.
Friday 7th: Toddler group.
Friday 7th: Singing Group, 7pm.
Saturday 8th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Family News:
A draft agenda for tomorrow's church council is available on the noticeboard by the kitchen.
Before Christmas it was mentioned that the Methodist Church (Nationally) is conducting a survey on same sex marriage to ask if new UK legislation should require that the church revises its understanding of marriage. The survey is available on line (the preferred system) at http://dotmailer-surveys.com/09bvi0c-85nxo41 but Nigel has paper copies for you (large print possible) if you would prefer which he can return confidentially and anonymously. You might also be interested in a paper on the same subject published by Methodist Evangelicals Together. Again, ask Nigel for a copy (either paper or electronic). All responses must be received by London by 9am Monday 10th February 2014.
The latest copy of enews is on the noticeboard. Ask Nigel if you would like a paper copy.
The latest minutes of the Church Life and Mission meeting are on the notice board.
1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade
Forthcoming Fundraising Events for our trip to visit The Isaiah Trust in Kenya
Clothes and soft toys collection.  Our last collection raised £400+  We are continuing to collect these items until the end of July 2014.
Aluminium collection - drinks cans, aluminium foil trays - ongoing collection.
Saturday 29th March - Knottingley Concert Brass Concert, 7.30pm at Central Methodist Church, Pontefract.
For further information or tickets please see Paula or Marcus.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
  

 

Come with me and I will teach you to catch men"
Mark 1: 17
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 19th January 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Maureen Wilkinson
Today's readings are: Jonah 3: 1 to 5 &10 and Mark 1: 14 to 20.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
SESKUB Christian Unity Week service at St Joseph's, Moorthorpe                              at 4-30pm with light refreshments to follow.
(some children today may be at Ackworth where the Messy church is on the theme of promises.)
This Week:
Monday 20th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 22nd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 24th: Toddler group.
Saturday 25th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 26th: 10-30am: Morning Worship for All Ages led by Miss Emma Hatherley.
Elaine will be steward.
Monday 27th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Monday 27th: Church Council, 7-30pm at church.
Wednesday 29th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 31st: Toddler group from 9am.
Saturday 1st February: Church Life and Mission meets at Featherstone at 9-30am to discuss "'Just Shopping for Clothes?'. All welcome
Saturday 1st February: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Family News
John celebrates his birthday on Tuesday 21st and Jean (Whitworth) hers on Friday 24th.
Adrian walked with Rev Jacob Kaiga for part of the walk yesterday. Maybe you'd like to sponsor him?
Minutes of the last church council are on the noticeboard and copies are available. A draft agenda is also available; let Nigel know if you'd like something adding.
Nigel is helping at a District Candidates' Committee meeting on Saturday where prospective ministers are interviewed.
The latest minutes of the Church Life and Mission meeting are on the notice board.
1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade
Forthcoming Fundraising Events for our trip to visit The Isaiah Trust in Kenya
Clothes and soft toys collection.  Our last collection raised £400+  We are continuing to collect these items until the end of July 2014.
Aluminium collection - drinks cans, aluminium foil trays - ongoing collection.
Saturday 29th March - Knottingley Concert Brass Concert, 7.30pm at Central Methodist Church, Pontefract.
For further information or tickets please see Paula or Marcus.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

 

 "Then a voice said from heaven, 'This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased.' "

Matthew 3: 17
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 12th January 2014:
10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev Pat Aitchison.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 42: 1-9, Acts 10: 34-43 and Matthew 3: 13-17.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
There will be a short memorial event at the War Memorial remembering Luke Farmer at 12.
Big Worship at Methley led by Rev James with a fresh, relaxed but challenging look at the world and the faith. 6pm.
This Week:
Monday 13th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 14th: Methley Movies shows 'Cry Freedom', 7pm. 
Wednesday 15th: Wednesday Fellowship recommences to day, 2-15pm.
Thursday 16th: Fellowship group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 17th: Toddler group from 9am.
Saturday 18th: Revd Jacob Kaiga of Pontefract and Knottingley section will be walking for about 21 to 25 miles to pray and raise money for the needy. You may have seen details in the local paper, he's hoping others will join him for all or part. Details are in the hall along with a sponsor form.
Saturday 18th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm
Advance notices:
Sunday 19th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Maureen Wilkinson
Sean will be steward. 
SESKUB Christian Unity Week service at St Joseph's, Moorthorpe                              at 4-30pm with light refreshments to follow.
Monday 20th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 22nd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 24th: Toddler group.
Saturday 25th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Family News:
Jacob is eight today, George is six tomorrow 13th, Paula celebrates her birthday on Thursday 16th and Annabell is nine on Saturday 18th.
Some notes and photos from the Mission exhibition/ event at Kippax yesterday are in the hall. The next is at the Kingsway, Ossett on Saturday 15th February.
The latest minutes of the Church Life and Mission meeting are on the notice board. The next meeting is on Saturday 1st February at Featherstone.
Adrian is playing with the circuit band at Central today.
1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade
Forthcoming Fundraising Events for our trip to visit The Isaiah Trust in Kenya
Clothes and soft toys collection.  Our last collection raised £400+  We are continuing to collect these items until the end of July 2014.
Aluminium collection - drinks cans, aluminium foil trays - ongoing collection.
Saturday 29th March - Knottingley Concert Brass Concert, 7.30pm at Central Methodist Church, Pontefract.
For further information or tickets please see Paula or Marcus.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

 

"A virgin will become pregnant and have a son, and he will be called Immanuel (which means 'God is with us')."
Matthew 1: 23
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 22nd December 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev David Hall.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 7 v 10-16 and Matthew 1 v 18-25
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
4pm: Carol Service led by Rev Jacquie followed by refreshments.

This Week:
Monday 23rd: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 24th: Christmas Eve service at Trinity, South Elmsall, 5-30pm.
Wednesday 25th: Shorter Christmas morning worship led by Rev Jacquie starting at 10-30am. Children (and others!) might show us their presents. Drinks available from 10-00am.
Wednesday 25th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 15th January.
Friday 27th: Toddler group takes a break until January 10th.
Saturday 28th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Next Week:
Sunday 29th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by our own fellowship.
Elaine will be steward.

Monday 30th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 31st: New Years social from 8pm. Come with a turn, game or just to socialise. Bring your Christmas leftovers to share!
Tuesday 31st: 11-30pm: Watchnight service led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Wednesday 1st January 2014: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 15th January.
Friday 3rd: Toddler group takes a break until January 10th.
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Saturday 11th January 2014: Living Missions Day.  Would you welcome the opportunity to picture what mission might look like in your particular context? Come along to the circuit 'Living Mission' day for a chance to travel around a variety of mission themed stations, designed to stimulate reflection, imagination and vision.  Resource exhibition, children's activities and refreshments available all day At Kippax Methodist Church from 10am to 3pm.

Family News
Please remember Rob and family following the death of his Mother in Spain.
Pyper Mai is five today. Rob's birthday is on Monday 30th. Noah is two on Saturday 4th and Frank has his birthday on Sunday 5th.
Many thanks to all who helped with the children's telling of the Christmas story last week. Theme 'Everyone's important'.
Did you see Tabitha's photo in the Hemsworth Express?
Jean tells us that the Trinity Mission is in need of towels. They are used for guests overnight, but also to give out to those who need them and to allow people the opportunity to have a bath whilst at the centre. If you have any you no longer use, then Roger or Jean would be very happy to take them along. Many thanks.
Westfield Centre Food Bank is open Fridays 10 to 2pm, but is closed until Friday January 3rd. There is a box for donations in the hall. See Deb for more details.
Joyce asks that we keep used postage stamps for The Leprosy Mission.
Would someone (with email access) like to be contact point for Methodist Women in Britain events- see Nigel.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

   

 

 
Upton Methodist Church ". . . they knelt down and worshipped him"
Matthew 2: 11
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 5th January 2014
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 60: 1 to 6, Ephesians 3: 1 to 12 and Matthew 2: 1 to 12.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 6th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 8th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 15th January.
Thursday 9th: Messy planning meeting at Susan and Jeffrey's, 7-30pm.
Friday 10th: Toddler group recommences.
Saturday 11th January 2014: Living Missions Day.  Would you welcome the opportunity to picture what mission might look like in your particular context? Come along to the circuit 'Living Mission' day for a chance to travel around a variety of mission themed stations, designed to stimulate reflection, imagination and vision.  Resource exhibition, children's activities and refreshments available all day At Kippax Methodist Church from 10am to 3pm.
Saturday 11th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Advance notices:
Sunday 12th: 10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev Pat Aitchison.
Deb will be steward.
There will be a short memorial event at the War Memorial remembering Luke Farmer at 12.
Monday 13th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 15th: Wednesday Fellowship recommences to day, 2-15pm.
Friday 17th: Toddler group
Saturday 18th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Family News
Frank celebrates his birthday today.
Did you see Deb's photograph in the local paper?
Jean tells us that the Trinity Mission is in need of towels. They are used for guests overnight, but also to give out to those who need them and to allow people the opportunity to have a bath whilst at the centre. If you have any you no longer use, then Roger or Jean would be very happy to take them along. Many thanks.
Any news for future notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

 

"She will have a son, and you will name him Jesus- because he will save his people from their sins."
Matthew 11: 21
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 15th December 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with Nativity led by Rev Jaquie Evans.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in, and contribute greatly to, the service.
Today's reading is Matthew 1: 18 to 25.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 16th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 17th: Emma is involved with a Nativity at All Saints Ackworth at 5pm. If anyone would like to go and needs a lift- this can be organised.
Wednesday 18th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 15th January.
Friday 20th: Toddler group takes a break until January 10th.
Friday 20th: Singing group from 7pm.
Saturday 21st: Christian Aid/ Churches Together Carol Singing in South Elmsall market from 10am to 11am.
Saturday 21st: Circuit Carol Singing at the Ridings Centre- see enews.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 22nd: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev David Hall.
Elaine will be steward.
4pm: Carol Service led by Rev Jacquie; what carols are your favourites? See news.

Monday 23rd: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Wednesday 25th: Shorter Christmas morning worship led by Rev Jacquie starting at 10-30am. Children (and others!) might show us their presents.
Wednesday 25th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 15th January.
Friday 27th: Toddler group takes a break until January 10th.
Saturday 28th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 31st: Social starting at 7pm following by watchnight service starting at 11-30pm led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Saturday 11th January 2014: Living Missions Day.  Would you welcome the opportunity to picture what mission might look like in your particular context?  Come along to the circuit 'Living Mission' day for a chance to travel around a variety of mission themed stations, designed to stimulate reflection, imagination and vision.  Resource exhibition, children's activities and refreshments available all day At Kippax Methodist Church from 10am to 3pm.

Family News
Ruby is five on Saturday 22nd  as is Pyper Mai next Sunday 22nd.
For next week's carol service Rev Jacquie asks that we suggest favourite carols- especially if you would like to introduce. Suggest any other items (poems) also. Nigel has a blank sheet of paper. If you would prefer the more traditional Hymns and Psalms words then let him know also.
Paula tells us that £66.80 was raised for our church charity- Trinity Night Shelter- at our carol singing yesterday.
You might like to give a joint card to all/ church and give any monies saved to charity.
Jean tells us that the Trinity Mission is in need of towels. They are used for guests overnight, but also to give out to those who need them and to allow people the opportunity to have a bath whilst at the centre. If you have any you no longer use, then Roger or Jean would be very happy to take them along. Many thanks.
Westfield Centre Food Bank is open Fridays 10 to 2pm. Did you see the article on the local paper? There is a box for donations in the hall. See Deb for more details.
Joyce asks that we keep used postage stamps for The Leprosy Mission.
Would someone (with email access) like to be contact point for Methodist Women in Britain events- see Nigel.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

"God says I will send my messenger ahead of you to open the way for you."
Matthew 11: 10
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 8th December 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Trevor Grewcock.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 11 vs 1 to 10 and Matthew 3 vs 1 to 12.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
After this service there will be a short meeting to look at the next plan.
2-30pm: Christingle Messy Church, followed by drinks and party tea, then Christingle service at 4pm led by Peter Finneran.
Big Worship at Methley; come and share in an Advent journey, 6pm.
This Week:
Monday 9th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 10th: Advent Talk led by Peter Finneran at Central, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 10th: Methley Movies shows "It's a Wonderful Life", 7pm.
Wednesday 11th: This is the last Wednesday Fellowship at 2-15pm before they take a break over the holiday.
Thursday 12th: Circuit Carol Service at Featherstone, 7-30pm.
Thursday 12th: Fellowship group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 13th: Last Toddler Group for 2013 meets from 9am. See Deb for details. Next is on January 10th.
Friday 13th: Singing group from 7pm.
Saturday 14th: Carol singing in Upton from 9-30am. Outside the post office, then drinks, then outside the Coop.
Saturday 14th Knottingley Concert Brass in concert at Central Methodist, Pontefract, 3pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 15th 10-30am: Morning Worship with Nativity led by Rev Jaquie Evans.
Nigel will be steward.
Monday 16th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 17th: Emma is involved with a Nativity at All Saints Ackworth at 5pm. If anyone would like to go and needs a lift- this can be organised.
Wednesday 18th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until 15th January.
Friday 20th: Toddler Group meets from 9am for all under 5s and their carers. See Deb for details.
Friday 20th: Toddler group takes a break until January 10th.
Friday 20th: Singing group from 7pm.
Saturday 21st: Circuit Carol Singing at the Ridings Centre- see enews.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Saturday 21st: Christian Aid/ Churches Together Carol Singing in South Elmsall market from 10am to 11am.
Sunday 22nd: Carol Service led by Rev Jacquie at 4pm
Wednesday 25th: Shorter Christmas morning worship led by Rev Jacquie starting at 10-30am.
Tuesday 31st: Social starting at 7pm following by watchnight service starting at 11-30pm.
Family News
Nokwanda celebrates her birthday on Tuesday 10th and Tabitha is eleven on Thursday 12th.
Joyce tells us that 79 shoeboxes went on the first lap of their journey today and says a big THANK YOU to all who filled them.
We may have an opportunity to invite preachers we have not seen in a while to be in the next plan (Mar to May '14); if you have any ideas/ requests then please mention to a steward.
Jean tells us that the Trinity Mission is in need of towels. They are used for guests overnight, but also to give out to those who need them and to allow people the opportunity to have a bath whilst at the centre. If you have any you no longer use, then Roger or Jean would be very happy to take them along. Many thanks.
Westfield Centre Food Bank is open Fridays 10 to 2pm. Did you see the article on the local paper? There is a box for donations in the hall. Deb says they are particularly in need of tins of meat and fish. See her for more details.
Joyce asks that we keep used postage stamps for The Leprosy Mission.
Would someone (with email access) like to be contact point for Methodist Women in Britain events- see Nigel.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

"God says I will send my messenger ahead of you to open the way for you."
Matthew 11: 10
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 1st December 2013
10-30am Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Psalm 146: 5 to 10 and Matthew 11: 2 to 11.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Circuit Service at King's Way, Ossett, 6pm, (if you would like to be part of the choir, please arrive at 4-45pm- see poster)

This Week:
Monday 2nd: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Monday 2nd Churches Together Meeting at Trinity South Elmsall, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 3rd: Methodist Women in Britain  Carol Service at Trinity, Wakefield, 2pm. See poster
Wednesday 4th: Wednesday Fellowship goes out for a Christmas Meal.
Friday 6th: Toddler Group meets from 9am for all under 5s and their carers. See Deb for details.
Friday 6th: Methodist Women in Britain  'Christmas Creativity and Worship' at Oxford Place, 11am. See poster.
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th: Horbury Methodist Church - EDK Youth Theatre present a "Christmas Cabaret".  See poster.
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 8th 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Trevor Grewcock.
Deb will be steward.
After this service there will be a short meeting to look at the next plan.
2-30pm: Christingle Messy Church, followed by drinks and cake, then Christingle service at 4pm led by Peter Finneran.

Monday 9th: House Fellowship takes a break for the winter.
Tuesday 10th: Advent Talk led by Peter Finneran at Central, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 11th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 12th: Circuit Carol Service at Featherstone, 7-30pm.
Friday 13th: Toddler Group meets from 9am. See Deb for details.
Saturday 14th: Carol singing in Upton from 9-30am. Outside the post office, then drinks, then outside the Coop.
Saturday 14th Knottingley Concert Brass in concert at Central Methodist, Pontefract, 3pm.
Saturday 21st: Circuit Carol Singing at the Ridings Centre- see enews.

Family News
Jonathon is one tomorrow 2nd and Nigel celebrates his birthday on the same day. Emily is six on Wednesday 4th.
Bev is pleased to say she starts a new job at Leeds University shortly.
Joyce tells us that 79 shoeboxes went on the first lap of their journey today and says a big THANK YOU to all who filled them.
Peter tells us of a series 'The Bible' on channel 5 on Saturdays at 9pm.
We may have an opportunity to invite preachers we have not seen in a while to be in the next plan (Mar to May '14); if you have any ideas/ requests then please mention to a steward.
You may have seen in the national papers that the Methodist Church is running a consultation on same sex marriage and civil partnerships. More details will follow.
Jean tells us that the Trinity Mission is in need of towels. They are used for guests overnight, but also to give out to those who need them and to allow people the opportunity to have a bath whilst at the centre. If you have any you no longer use, then Roger or Jean would be very happy to take them along. Many thanks.
Westfield Centre Food Bank opened for business on Friday 22nd November. There is a box for donations in the hall. Deb says they are particularly in need of tins of meat and fish. See her for more details.
Joyce asks that we keep used postage stamps for The Leprosy Mission.
Would someone (with email access) like to be contact point for Methodist Women in Britain events- see Nigel.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
  

"Remember me Jesus when you come as King.'"
Luke 23: 42
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 24th November 2013
10-30am Morning Worship led by Mrs Christine Hewitt.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Jeremiah 23: 1 to 16 and Luke 23: 33 to 43.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 25th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 25th: Safeguarding Liaison Group meeting at W. Wakefield, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 27th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 27th: Messy Church planning meeting is being done via email.
Thursday 28th: House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Thursday 28th: Local Preachers meeting at Featherstone, 7-30pm.
Friday 29th: Toddler Group meets from 9am. See Deb for details.
Saturday 30th: Christmas Fayre at Ackworth from 12 to 3pm.
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 1st December 10-30am: Morning worship for Advent Sunday led by Mr Peter Finneran
Nigel will be steward.
Circuit Service at King's Way, Ossett, 6pm, (if you would like to be part of the choir, please arrive at 4-45pm- see poster)

Monday 2nd: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 2nd Churches Together Meeting at Trinity South Elmsall, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 3rd: Methodist Women in Britain  Carol Service at Trinity, Wakefield, 2pm. See poster
Wednesday 4th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 6th: Toddler Group meets from 9am for all under 5s and their carers. See Deb for details.
Friday 6th: Methodist Women in Britain  'Christmas Creativity and Worship' at Oxford Place, 11am. See poster.
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 8th: Christingle Messy Church, 2-30pm. Service at 4pm.
Tuesday 10th: Advent Talk led by Peter Finneran at Central, 7-30pm.
Thursday 12th: Circuit Carol Service at Featherstone, 7-30pm.
Saturday 14th: Carol Singing on the High Street
Saturday 14th Knottingley Concert Brass in concert at Central Methodist, Pontefract, 3pm.

Family News:
Jean tells us that the Trinity Mission is in need of towels. They are used for guests overnight, but also to give out to those who need them and to allow people the opportunity to have a bath whilst at the centre. If you have any you no longer use, then Roger or Jean would be very happy to take them along. Many thanks.
Joyce tells us that 79 shoeboxes went on the first lap of their journey today and says a big THANK YOU to all who filled them.
Westfield Centre Food Bank opened for business on Friday 22nd November. There is a box for donations in the hall. Deb says they are particularly in need of tins of meat and fish. See her for more details.
Joyce asks that we keep used postage stamps for The Leprosy Mission.
A copy of the latest enews is on the notice board by the kitchen. You may have already seen the news article in local papers of Rev Jacob Kaiga's prayer walk in January '14.
If you missed last Sunday's Songs of Praise from Wakefield Cathedral and would like to borrow a copy on DVD or video, see Nigel.
Would someone (with email access) like to be contact point for Methodist Women in Britain events- see Nigel.
Nigel is pleased to say he has recently secured promotion at college.
New plans are available.
New Daily bread Bible study notes are available.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

". . .you will be brought before kings and rulers for my sake. This will be your chance to tell the Good News.'"
Luke 21: 12
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 17th  November 2013
10-30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Max Bradley
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service, though many might be at Messy Church at Ackworth.
Today's readings are: 2 Thessalonians 3: 6 to 13 and Luke 21: 5 to 19.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 18th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 20th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 22nd: Toddler Group meets from 9am for all under 5s and their carers. See Deb for details.
Friday 22nd: Singing Group meets, 7pm.
Saturday 23rd: Ackworth Boy's Brigade fund raising race night at the Brown Cow, Ackworth from 7pm. (Pea and Pie supper included).
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 24th 10-30am: Morning worship led by Mrs Christine Hewitt.
Elaine will be steward.

Monday 25th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 27th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 27th: Messy Church planing meeting at church, 8-00pm.
Thursday 28th: House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Thursday 28th: Local Preachers meeting at Featherstone.
Friday 29th: Toddler Group meets from 9am. See Deb for details.
Saturday 30th: Christmas Fayre at Ackworth
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
 
Family News
Pepper is two years old on Thursday 21st.
Joyce asks that we keep used postage stamps for The Leprosy Mission
New plans are available.
New Daily bread Bible study notes are available.
Some more dates (further to last week's notices): Advent Sunday Circuit Service at King's Way, Ossett, 6pm, (if you would like to be part of the choir, please arrive at 4-45pm- see poster), Christingle Service here, 4pm, Sunday 8th. Circuit Carol Service at Featherstone Thursday 12th 7-30pm.
A copy of the latest enews is on the notice board by the kitchen.

1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade / Kenya 2014 Fundraising
Current Projects
? Race Night with Pie and Peas Supper
Saturday 23rd November at the Brown Cow, Ackworth. First race 7.00pm. Tickets £7
? Bag Pack-Morrisons in Pontefract. Can anyone spare an hour to help, please? Saturday 16th November

Please see Paula or Marcus for donations / tickets etc.
Thank you for your support!


Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

 

  "I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death or life, . '"
Romans 8: 38
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 10th  November 2013
10-00am Morning Worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
We start at 10am to give an opportunity for any who wish to attend the event at the War Memorial in Upton. An act of remembrance will continue here in chapel.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 11th: Knit and Natter group starts at Trinity Netherton, 1pm see poster.
Monday 11th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 13th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 14th: Methodist Women in Britain District Lunch at Gracious Street Methodist Church, Knaresborough £7.
Thursday 14th: House group at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Friday 15th: Toddler Group meets from 9am for all under 5s and their carers. Pudsey Bear activities. See Deb for details.
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 17th 10-30am: Morning worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Max Bradley
Sean will be steward. Messy Church meets at Ackworth from 9-30am.

Monday 18th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 20th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 22nd: Toddler Group meets from 9am for all under 5s and their carers. See Deb for details.
Friday 22nd: Singing Group meets, 7pm.
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Family News
Joyce celebrates her birthday tomorrow 11th and Elaine hers on Saturday 16th.
Joyce requests that Shoebox contributions are returned to her today. An extract from their web site: "Since 1990, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God's love through the power of simple shoe box gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan's Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ."
New plans are available today.
New Daily bread Bible study notes are available.
Some more dates (further to last week's notices): Advent Sunday Circuit Service at King's Way, Ossett, 6pm, (if you would like to be part of the choir, please arrive at 4-45pm- see poster), Christingle Service here, 4pm, Sunday 8th. Circuit Carol Service at Featherstone Thursday 12th 7-30pm.
If you miss a service and would like to borrow your own audio recording- see Nigel.
A copy of the latest enews is on the notice board by the kitchen.

1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade / Kenya 2014 Fundraising
Current Projects
? Race Night with Pie and Peas Supper
Saturday 23rd November at the Brown Cow, Ackworth. First race 7.00pm. Tickets £7
? Bag Pack-Morrisons in Pontefract. Can anyone spare an hour to help, please? Saturday 16th November

Please see Paula or Marcus for donations / tickets etc.
Thank you for your support!

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

 "The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."
Luke 10: 10
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 3rd November 2013
10-30am Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 1: 10 to 18, 2 Thessalonians 1: 1 to 4 and 11 to 12 and Luke 19: 1 to 10.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 4th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 6th: Wednesday Fellowship with Rev Jacquie, 2-15pm.
Thursday 7th: Messy church planning meeting at Susan and Jeffrey's,
7-30pm.
Friday 8th: Toddler Group meets from 9am for all under 5s and their carers. See Deb for details.
Friday 8th: Singing group, 7pm.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 10th 10-00am: Morning worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans. We start at 10am to give an opportunity to attend the event at the War Memorial in Upton.
Deb will be steward.

Monday 11th: Knit and Natter group starts at Trinity Netherton, 1pm see poster.
Monday 11th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 13th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 14th: Methodist Women in Britain District Lunch at Gracious Street Methodist Church, Knaresborough £7.
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.

Family News:
Amelia is eight on Monday 4th, Marlene celebrates her birthday on Tuesday 5th and Luca is nine on Thursday 7th.
Joyce requests that Shoebox contributions are returned next Sunday.
New Daily bread Bible study notes are available today.
If you miss a service and would like to borrow your own audio recording- see Nigel.
At the last church council, the following was agreed:
December dates: Sunday 8th; Christingle and Messy Church, 2-30pm, Saturday 14th; Carol Singing on the High Street, Sunday 15th; Nativity, Sunday 22nd; Carol Service, 4pm, 25th; Short service at 10-30am.
A copy of the latest enews is on the notice board by the kitchen.

1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade / Kenya 2014 Fundraising
Current Projects
? Race Night with Pie and Peas Supper
Saturday 23rd November at the Brown Cow, Ackworth. First race 7.00pm. Tickets £7
? Bag Pack-Morrisons in Pontefract. Can anyone spare an hour to help, please? Saturday 16th November

Please see Paula or Marcus for donations / tickets etc.
Thank you for your support!


Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &


  ". . there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God"
Romans 8: 39
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 27th October 2013
10-30am Morning Worship led by Mrs Amy Milburn.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Sunday 3rd: Memorial service for Rev Michael Townend, 3pm at Lidgett Park Methodist- see poster.

This Week:
Monday 28th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 30th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 2nd November: Fashion Show at Kippax, 2-30pm, see poster.
Saturday 2nd: No Al-Anon this week.
Saturday 2nd: Bonfire, fireworks and food here at church from 5-30pm. Please invite your friends.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 3rd: 10-30am Morning worship led by Mr Arnold Senior
Sean will be steward.

Monday 4th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 6th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 7th: Messy church planning meeting at Susan and Jeffrey's, 7-30pm
Friday 8th: Singing group, 7pm.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon, 7-30pm.
Sunday 10th: our service will start at 10am and give an opportunity to attend the event at the War Memorial in Upton.

Family News
Sam celebrates her birthday today.
We have some of our younger people (and others) at the Boys' Brigade enrolment service at Ackworth today.
Our younger people (and older teachers) are appreciative of the break that this week's half term gives.
Paul Bradfield (son of Blanche) of the British Legion has left a box of poppies should you wish for one.
If you miss a service and would like to borrow your own audio recording- see Nigel.
At the last church council, the following was agreed:
December dates: Sunday 8th; Christingle and Messy Church, 2-30pm, Saturday 14th; Carol Singing on the High Street, Sunday 15th; Nativity, Sunday 22nd; Carol Service, 4pm, 25th; Short service at 10-30am.
Deb, Jenny and Kathryn will start and lead a Toddler group on Fridays after half term (first on 8th November) from 9am to 11-15am. It will be called the Humpty Dumpty Club for all under 5's and their carers. Church financial support has helped to buy toys and equipment.    
A copy of the latest enews is on the notice board by the kitchen.
Daily bread Bible study notes are available- they are an introductory theme and we will be back to normal in December.
If you would like a 'no trick or treat' poster, please collect from the hall.
1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade / Kenya 2014 Fundraising
Current Projects
? Quiz Sheet - 1st Prize £50. Cost £1.00 per sheet. STILL AVAILABLE TO THE END OF THE MONTH
? Race Night with Pie and Peas Supper
Saturday 23rd November at the Brown Cow, Ackworth. First race 7.00pm. Tickets £7
? Bag Pack-Morrisons in Pontefract. Can anyone spare an hour to help, please? Saturday 16th November

Please see Paula or Marcus for donations / tickets etc.
Thank you for your support!


Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

  ". . there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God"
Romans 8: 39
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 20th October 2013
9-30am Messy Church led by Mrs Rachel Beedle on theme of ups and downs.
10-45am Morning Worship led by Rachel.
(Rachel is the Families and Youth Worker for the circuit)
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's readings are: Joshua 1: 9, Hebrew 13: 5b and Romans 8: 38 and 39.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 21st: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 23rd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 24th: Fellowship meeting at Roger and Jean's continuing to look at the sermon on the mount, 7-30pm.
Friday 25th: Singing group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 26th: Craft Fayre at Ackworth, 10am to 2pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 27th: 10-30am Morning Worship led by Mrs Amy Milburn. Amy is visiting from the North East.
Nigel will be steward.

Monday 28th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 30th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 2nd November: Fashion Show at Kippax, 2-30pm, see poster.
Saturday 2nd: No Al-Anon this week.
Saturday 2nd: Bonfire, fireworks and food here at church from 5-30pm.
Sunday 3rd: Memorial service for Rev Michael Townend, 3pm at Lidgett Park Methodist- see poster.
 
Family News
Sam celebrates her birthday next Sunday 27th.
Adrian goes for further tests tomorrow.
Daily bread Bible study notes are available- they are an introductory theme and we will be back to normal in December.

1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade / Kenya 2014 Fundraising
Current Projects
? Quiz Sheet - 1st Prize £50. Cost £1.00 per sheet. STILL AVAILABLE TO THE END OF THE MONTH
? Race Night with Pie and Peas Supper
Saturday 23rd November at the Brown Cow, Ackworth. First race 7.00pm. Tickets £7
? Bag Pack-Morrisons in Pontefract. Can anyone spare an hour to help, please? Saturday 16th November

Please see Paula or Marcus for donations / tickets etc.
Thank you for your support!



Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

  

 Upton Methodist Church    "Be merciful just as your Father is merciful"
Luke 6: 36
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 13th October 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Tony Walton. This is a change to the plan. Henry Dubois is recovering from an operation.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Exodus 3:1 to 15 and Luke 6:27 to 36.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Big Worship is at Methley starting at 6pm. Come along for an alternative worship experience.
This Week:
Monday 14th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 16th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 17th: Your stewards meet with Rev Jacquie.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 20th: 9-30am Messy Church led by Mrs Rachel Beadle.
10-45am Morning Worship led by Rachel.
(Rachel is the Youth Worker for the circuit)
Deb will be steward.
Monday 21st: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 23rd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 26th: Craft Fayre at Ackworth, 10am to 2pm.
Saturday 2nd November: Bonfire and food here at church from 5-30pm.
Family News
We are pleased to report that Adrian is out of hospital.
Daily bread Bible study notes are available- they are an introductory theme and we will be back to normal in December.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 
 "We love because God first loved us"
1 John 4: 19
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 6th October 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship for all ages at which we witness the Baptism of Amahle led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's reading is: 1 John 4 7 to 21
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This (6/10/13) weekend the Leeds District celebrates 200 years of the Wesleyan Methodist missionary work in the Leeds area. At 2pm there will be the inauguration of a blue plaque near the Leeds Playhouse, by the President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd. Ruth Gee and at 3pm a celebration Service in Leeds Minster, with the address given by the Vice-President of the Conference, Dr Daleep Mukarji. Taking part will be people from the District, from the Methodist Connexion and visitors from the World Church. Tea, coffee and cakes will be served after the service. See poster.

This Week:
Monday 7th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 7th: Pastoral Meeting for pastoral leaders at church, 7-30pm.
Monday 7th: District Forum night 'One Mission', Leeds.
Wednesday 9th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 10th: Meeting at Roger and Jean's for fellowship and to discuss the theme of the Sermon on the Mount, 7-30pm.
Friday 11th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 12th: Craft Fayre at Ackworth, 10am to 2pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 13th: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Tony Walton. This is a change to the plan. Henry Dubois is recovering from an operation.
Elaine will be steward.

Monday 14th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 16th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 17th: Your stewards meet with Rev Jacquie.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 2nd November: Bonfire here at church.
Family News
Georgina is five today. Marcus celebrates his birthday on Thursday 10th.
Please remember Adrian who was taken into Dewsbury Hospital on Thursday and is undergoing tests having been feeling unwell for a few days. He will get the results on Monday.
Thanks to all who contributed to yesterday's craft day.
Sean is really pleased to say he has started his new job.
Daily bread Bible study notes are available- they are an introductory theme and we will be back to normal in December.
Joyce has leaflets about Operation Christmas Child where shoeboxes of Christmas gifts for children less fortunate in countries abroad are made up and collected for distribution.

1st Ackworth Boys Brigade/ Kenya 2014 Fundraising Current Projects
? Collections of aluminium, old clothing/textiles/soft toys, candles
? Quiz Sheet- 1st prize £50. Cost £1 per sheet
Thank you for your support!

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk & 

 "Jesus performed this first miracle . .  there he revealed his glory and his disciples believed in him"
John 2: 11
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 29th September 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship for all ages and Harvest led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
We will bring produce forward during the service and purchase it back after. Proceeds will go to our church charity- the Trinity Night Shelter, Castleford.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's reading is: John 2: 1 to 11.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 30th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 30th: Church Council, 7-30pm. A draft agenda is available- contributions are invited.
Wednesday 2nd: October: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 2nd: An evening considering "Children's Spirituality- what it is and why it matters" at Chapel Allerton Church, 7-30pm to 9pm. See poster.
Thursday 3rd: Messy Planning meeting for October and November at Susan and Jeffrey's, 7-30pm.
Saturday 5th: Craft Fayre here at church with demo and have a go for 7 crafts, cakes stall, tombola, games, light lunches. 10 am to 2pm.
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 5th: Messy Meet Up- a chance to share ideas at Roundhay Methodist 4pm to 6pm, see poster.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 6th: Morning Worship for all ages led by Mr Peter Finneran at which we will also witness the baptism of Amahle.
Nigel will be steward.
This (6/10/13) weekend the Leeds District celebrates 200 years of the Wesleyan Methodist missionary work in the Leeds area. At 2pm there will be the inauguration of a blue plaque near the Leeds Playhouse, by the President-Designate of the Methodist Conference, the Revd. Ruth Gee and at 3pm a celebration Service in Leeds Minster, with the address given by the Vice-President-Designate of the Conference, Dr Daleep Mukarji. Taking part will be people from the District, from the Methodist Connexion and visitors from the World Church. Tea, coffee and cakes will be served after the service. See poster.

Monday 7th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 7th: Pastoral Meeting for pastoral leaders at church, 7-30pm.
Monday 7th: District Forum night 'One Mission', Leeds.
Wednesday 9th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 10th: Meeting at Roger and Jean's for fellowship and to discuss the theme of the Sermon on the Mount, 7-30pm.
Friday 11th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 12th: Craft Fayre at Ackworth, 10am to 2pm.

Family News:
Georgina is five next Sunday 6th.
Daily bread Bible study notes are available- they are an introductory theme and we will be back to normal in December.
Many thanks to those who led and helped with the Harvest Supper.
Joyce has leaflets about Operation Christmas Child where shoeboxes of Christmas gifts for children less fortunate in countries abroad are made up and collected for distribution.
Please take a copy of the latest church address list/ directory.

1st Ackworth Boys Brigade/ Kenya 2014 Fundraising Current Projects
? Collections of aluminium, old clothing/textiles/soft toys, candles
? Quiz Sheet- 1st prize £50. Cost £1 per sheet
Thank you for your support!

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 
Upton Methodist Church    "No servant can be the slave of two masters. . "
Luke 16: 13
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 22nd September 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Dr Peter Muir.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: 1 Timothy 2: 1 to 7 and Luke 16: 1 to 13.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 23rd: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 24th: Fashion Show in aid of the Boys' Brigade/ Isaiah Trust Fundraising. 7pm at Frog and Moose Pub in Ackworth, £5.
Wednesday 25th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 26th: Meeting at Roger and Jean's for fellowship and to discuss the theme of the Beatitudes.
Thursday 26th: Youth Forum 7-30pm at Newmillerdam. All welcome.
Friday 27th: Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by Pauline from 9am, Books, bric a brac, home baked cakes, raffle, tombola.
Friday 27th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 28th: no Al-Anon this week.
Saturday 28th: Harvest Supper with Pie and Peas, 7pm. Your hosts are Peter and Adrian with a quiz (with prizes). Adults £3, children £2, Please ensure you are on Adrian's list by seeing Nigel today.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 29th: Morning Worship for all ages and Harvest led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
We will bring produce forward during the service and purchase it back after. Proceeds will go to our church charity- the Trinity Night Shelter- Castleford.
Deb will be steward.

Monday 30th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 30th: Church Council, 7-30pm. A draft agenda is available- contributions are invited.
Wednesday 2nd October: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 3rd: Messy Planning meeting for October and November.
Saturday 5th: Craft Fayre here at church with demo and have a go for 7 crafts, cakes stall, tombola, games, light lunches. 10 am to 2pm.
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Monday 7th: Pastoral Meeting at church.
Saturday 12th: Craft Fayre at Ackworth.

Family News
Peter is really pleased to be able to say he has completed all his assignments for the Faith and Worship course. "I can get my life back" he says.
Many thanks to Graham for helping with our music this morning.
Joyce has leaflets about Operation Christmas Child where shoeboxes of Christmas gifts for children less fortunate in countries abroad are made up and collected for distribution.
Please take a copy of the latest church address list/ directory.
1st Ackworth Boys Brigade/ Kenya 2014 Fundraising Current Projects
? Collections of aluminium, old clothing/textiles/soft toys, candles
? Quiz Sheet- 1st prize £50. Cost £1 per sheet
? Fashion Show- Tuesday 24th September, 7.00pm
Please see Paula or Marcus for donations/ tickets etc
Thank you for your support!

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 


 "In the same way, I tell you, the angels of God rejoice over one sinner who repents"
Luke 15: 10
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 15th September 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Sunny Dudes for younger people are primarily at Ackworth for Messy Church.
Today's readings are: Exodus 32: 7 to 14, 1 Timothy 1: 12 to 17 and Luke 15: 1 to 10.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Good News at Micklegate. Starts at 3pm followed by Faith Tea.

This Week:
Monday 16th: House Fellowship as announced
Wednesday 18th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 19th: Church Life and Mission forum discusses "Becoming a Methodist Church Member. Does it matter anymore? At Normanton with refreshments from 7pm, meeting commences at 7-30pm. Minutes of the previous meeting are on the wall by the kitchen.
Friday 20th: Trinity Netherton's filmclub showing "Les Misérables". All welcome. 7-15pm for 7-30pm.
Saturday 21st: Stewards training day at Parkside from 10am to 12noon. Rev Barry Lotz says "We are hoping that stewards from each of the churches are able to attend to enjoy this opportunity for fellowship across the circuit. All stewards are invited - past and present and those who are thinking about becoming one or have been asked to be one.  There will be time to talk with others about stewarding and stewardship in your church, what the roles and responsibilities are, how they might be developed and how stewards influence the life and witness of our local churches.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 22nd: Morning Worship led by Dr Peter Muir
Nigel will be steward.

Monday 23rd: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 24th: Fashion Show in aid of the Boys' Brigade/ Isaiah Trust Fundraising. 7pm at Frog and Moose Pub in Ackworth, £5.
Wednesday 25th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 26th: Meeting at Roger and Jean's to discuss fellowship alongside the theme of the Beatitudes
Friday 27th: Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by Pauline.
Saturday 28th: No Al-Anon this week
Saturday 28th: Harvest Supper with Pie and Peas, 7pm. Your hosts are Peter and Adrian with a quiz (with prizes). Adults £3, children £2, Please let Adrian or Peter know if you are coming.
Sunday 29th: Our Harvest Festival led by Rev Jacquie Evans
Monday 30th: Church Council, 7-30pm.
Family News
Lizzie celebrates her birthday today. Brenda celebrates her birthday tomorrow 16th.
Kathryn (Storey) has a job interview on Tuesday.
Many thanks to John and Sean for repair work to prevent rain coming in.
Joyce has leaflets about Operation Christmas Child where shoeboxes of Christmas gifts for children less fortunate in countries abroad are made up and collected for distribution.
Please take a copy of the latest church address list/ directory.
1st Ackworth Boys Brigade/ Kenya 2014 Fundraising Current Projects
? Collections of aluminium, old clothing/textiles/soft toys, candles
? Quiz Sheet- 1st prize £50. Cost £1 per sheet
? Fashion Show- Tuesday 24th September, 7.00pm
Please see Paula or Marcus for donations/ tickets etc
Thank you for your support!


To help fund raise for Boys' Brigade and their trip to Africa regarding the Isaiah Trust, please ask Marcus or Paula for a quiz sheet. Prize is £50.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

"This is my blood which is poured out for many, my blood which seals God's covenant"
Mark 14: 24
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 8th September 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion for Covenant led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Deuteronomy 29: 10 to 15, Jeremiah 31: 31 to 34 and Mark 14: 22 to 25
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Methodists hold an annual Covenant Service, at which we celebrate all that God has done for us, and affirm that we give our lives and choices to God. The traditional Covenant prayer makes it very clear that this affirmation is a serious one that embraces the whole of our life, in all its parts. Most people find it quite tough to say, and really mean it. But the prayer is so central to the Christian life that other Churches have also adopted it.

6pm: Big Worship at Methley. Come and be welcomed, challenged, inspired, comforted.... you name it, come and get it! It would be lovely to see you there.


 

This Week:
Monday 9th: House Fellowship as announced
Monday 9th Worship Consultation here at church, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 10th: Methley Movies showing "Song for Marion" - Grumpy pensioner Arthur honours his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James. Starring Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave, Cert PG 7pm.
Wednesday 11th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 12th: Circuit Assembly at Featherstone, 7-30pm. The agenda is on the noticeboard by the kitchen. Your reps are Sean, Paula and Nigel,
Thursday 12th: Meeting at Roger and Jean's  starts now on the 26th. See family news.
Saturday 14th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 14th: Leeds Methodist Choir Festival Choral Spectacular at Leeds Town Hall- see poster.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 15th: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Sean will be steward.
From 9-30am, there is Messy Church at Ackworth on the theme of Jonah. All are welcome.

Monday 16th: House Fellowship as announced
Wednesday 18th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 19th: Church Life and Mission forum discusses "Becoming a Methodist Church Member. Does it matter anymore? At Normanton with refreshments from 7pm, meeting commences at 7-30pm. Minutes of the previous meeting are on the wall by the kitchen.
Saturday 21st: Stewards training day at Parkside from 10am to 12noon.
Saturday 21st: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Thursday 26th: Meeting at Roger and Jean's - see family news.
Friday 27th: Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by Pauline.
Saturday 28th: Harvest Supper with Pie and Peas. Your hosts are Peter and Adrian with a quiz (with prizes). Adults £3, children £2, Please let Adrian or Peter know if you are coming.
Monday 30th: Church Council, 7-30pm.

Family News:
Lizzie celebrates her birthday next Sunday 15th.
Joyce has leaflets about Operation Christmas Child where shoeboxes of Christmas gifts for children less fortunate in countries abroad are made up and collected for distribution.
Please take a copy of the latest church address list/ directory.

To help fund raise for Boys' Brigade and their trip to Africa regarding the Isaiah Trust, please ask Marcus or Paula for a quiz sheet. Prize is £50.

The group of people who met together to look at the DVD of Bible teaching from the Christian conference ECG (Equipping, Calling, Going) have decided to continue meeting together, possibly on a fortnightly basis. The first meeting to explore the way forward will be on Thursday September 26th at 7.30 at Roger and Jean's house. If this is something that would interest you, please speak to Roger or Jean, or one of the Stewards.

1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade / Kenya 2014 Fundraising Current Projects
Collections of aluminium, old clothing/textiles/soft toys, candles
Quiz Sheet - 1st Prize £50. Cost £1.00 per sheet
Garden Party - Saturday 7th September, 60 Orchard Drive, Ackworth, 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Fashion Show - Tuesday 24th September, 7.00pm
Please see Paula or Marcus for donations / tickets etc.
Thank you for your support! 

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

 

 "For everyone who makes himself great will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be made great"
Luke 14: 11
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 1st September 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Major Ken Lawson.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's readings are: Romans 12: 1 to 13 and Luke 14: 1 & 7 to 14.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
Circuit welcome service for new ministers at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield. 7p.m. Tea and cakes from 5-30pm. If you would like transport, see Nigel.
This Week:
Monday 2nd: Rev Helen's welcome service at Sherburn in Elmet Methodist Church, LS25 6HZ, behind the HSBC bank, 7-30pm.
Monday 2nd: House Fellowship as announced
Wednesday 4th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 4th: Local Preachers' and Worship Leaders' meeting at Trinity, Castleford, 7-30pm.
Thursday 5th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Friday 6th: Music group practice, 7pm
Saturday 7th: District Synod in Leeds. The agenda is on the board by the kitchen door. Marcus is one of the representatives.
Saturday 7th: Garden party from 2pm to 6pm- see over.
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 8th: Morning Worship with Holy Communion for covenant led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Nigel will be steward.
Monday 9th: House Fellowship as announced
Monday 9th Worship Consultation here at church, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 11th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Sunday 15th: Messy Church at Ackworth, 9-30am.
Thursday 19th: Church Life and Mission forum discusses "Becoming a Methodist Church Member. Does it matter anymore? Refreshments from 7pm, meeting commences at 7-30pm. Minutes of the previous meeting are on the wall by the kitchen.
Friday 27th: Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by Pauline.
Saturday 28th: Harvest Supper.
Family News:
May celebrates her birthday today.
Sean starts a new job shortly in a residential home, a complete change. Please remember him.
The group of people who met together to look at the DVD of Bible teaching from the Christian conference ECG (Equipping, Calling, Going) have decided to continue meeting together, possibly on a fortnightly basis. The first meeting to explore the way forward will be on Thursday September 12th at 7.30 at Roger and Jean's house. If this is something that would interest you, please speak to Roger or Jean, or one of the Stewards.
Nigel has a draft of a new address list; if you would like to proof read/ check please ask. Printed copies will be available next week for all.
Please take a copy of the survey regarding future activities/ premises use and return to the box at the front of church.
Our new minister Jacquie has a phone number of 01977 790501

1st Ackworth Boys' Brigade / Kenya 2014 Fundraising Current Projects
Collections of aluminium, old clothing/textiles/soft toys, candles
Quiz Sheet - 1st Prize £50. Cost £1.00 per sheet
Garden Party - Saturday 7th September, 60 Orchard Drive, Ackworth, 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Fashion Show - Tuesday 24th September, 7.00pm
Please see Paula or Marcus for donations / tickets etc.
Thank you for your support!

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

"But other people are like the seeds sown in good soil. They hear the message, accept it, and bear fruit"
Mark 4: 20
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 25th August 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Mark Stainburn and Miss Margaret Dodd.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's reading is: Mark 4: 1 to 20.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 26th: House Fellowship takes a break for August.
Wednesday 28th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 31st: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 1st September: Morning Worship led by Major Ken Lawson.
Deb will be steward.
Circuit welcome service for new ministers at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield. 7p.m. Tea and cakes from 5-30pm. We have been asked to provide cakes. If you would like transport, see Nigel

Monday 2nd: Rev Helen's welcome service at Sherburn in Elmet Methodist Church, LS25 6HZ, behind the HSBC bank, 7-30pm.
Monday 2nd: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 4th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 4th: Local Preachers' and Worship Leaders' meeting at Trinity, Castleford, 7-30pm.
Thursday 5th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 7-30pm.
Saturday 7th: District Synod in Leeds. The agenda is on the board by the kitchen door. Marcus is one of the representatives.
Saturday 7th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 8th: Morning Worship with Covenant led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
Monday 9th Worship Consultation, 7-30pm.
Thursday 12th: Circuit Assembly at Featherstone, 7-30pm.
Thursday 12th: Meeting at Roger and Jean's - see family news.
Friday 13th: Methodist Women in Britain meeting at Oxford Place, Leeds, 11am. "Tears of Joy, Tears of Sorrow" Led by Mrs. Pam Turner, (Leeds District Women in Britain President)
Sunday 15th: Messy Church at Ackworth, 9-30am.
Friday 27th: Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by Pauline.
Saturday 28th: Harvest Supper.
Saturday 5th October: Craft Fayre here

Family News
Adrian celebrates his birthday tomorrow 26th, Justin his on Tuesday 27th, Shanaya is seven on Wednesday 28th. May has hers next Sunday 1st.
The Church Life Mission Forum has its next meeting on Thurs 19th Sept- see poster. Minutes of previous meetings are on the board by the kitchen door
Paula and David celebrate their anniversary this weekend.
The group of people who met together to look at the DVD of Bible teaching from the Christian conference ECG (Equipping, Calling, Going) have decided to continue meeting together, possibly on a fortnightly basis. The first meeting to explore the way forward will be on Thursday September 12th at 7.30 at Roger and Jean's house. If this is something that would interest you, please speak to Roger or Jean, or one of the Stewards.

Please take a copy of the survey regarding future activities/ premises use and return to the box at the front of church.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

 
  "(God ) saves and rescues; he performs wonders and miracles in heaven and on earth. He saved Daniel from being killed by the lions"
Daniel 6: 27
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 18th August 2013

10-30am: Morning Worship with a Holiday Club theme led by our own fellowship.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 19th: House Fellowship takes a break for August.
Wednesday 21st: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 24th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 25th: Morning Worship led by Mrs Margaret Dodd.
Nigel will be steward.
Monday 26th: House Fellowship takes a break for August.
Wednesday 28th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 31st: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 1st September: Circuit welcome service at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield. 7p.m. Tea and cakes from 5-30pm. We have been asked to provide cakes.
Monday 2nd: Rev Helen's welcome service at Sherburn in Elmet Methodist Church, LS25 6HZ, behind the HSBC bank, 7-30pm.
Sunday 15th: Messy Church at Ackworth, 9-30am.
Friday 27th: Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by Pauline.
Saturday 28th: Harvest Supper.
Family News
Many thanks to all those who helped with Holiday Club.
Please take a copy of the survey regarding future activities/ premises use and return to the box at the front of church.
New plans are available today.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

 

Abram put his trust in the Lord"
Genesis 15: 6
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 11th August 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Neil Bishop.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Genesis 15: 1 to 6 and Luke 12: 32 to 40.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Big Worship at Methley on theme of "Cats and Dogs - the sequel", 6pm.

This Week:
Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th Holiday club from 10am. Take a flyer to invite folks. if you can help in anyway, please see Elaine, Debs or Paula.
Monday 12th: House Fellowship takes a break for August.
Tuesday 13th: Holiday club from 10am.
Tuesday 13th: Methley Movies is showing "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen". A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realise a sheikh's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. Starring Ewan MacGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas and Emily Blunt. Cert 12A
Wednesday 14th: Holiday club from 10am.
Wednesday 14th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 17th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 18th: Morning Worship on the Holiday Club theme led by our fellowship.
Deb will be steward.

Monday 19th: House Fellowship takes a break for August.
Wednesday 21st: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 24th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Sunday 1st September: Circuit welcome service at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield. 7p.m.
Monday 2nd: Rev Helen's welcome service at Sherburn in Elmet Methodist Church, behind the HSBC bank, 7-30pm.

Family News
Muriel celebrates her birthday today. Rev Jacquie's birthday is on Wednesday 14th.
Please take a copy of the survey regarding future activities/ premises use and return to the box at the front of church.
We are pleased to report that the Nostell picnic last week remained rain free!
A copy of the latest enews is on the noticeboard closest the kitchen.

Isaiah Trust/ Ackworth Boys' Brigade news

To raise funds for their trip to Kenya, they are collecting Aluminium; old clothing and candles.
Donation can be brought to church, alternatively contact Paula or Marcus.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

  

"You have been raised to life with Christ, so set your hearts on the things that are in Heaven"
                           Colossians 3:1
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 4th August 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in throughout the service.
Today's readings are: Colossians 3: 1-11 and Luke 12: 13-21.
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
After the morning service we will join together for a picnic at Nostell Priory. Would anyone like to lead a short walk to see the nature around the lake?
This Week:
Monday 5th: House Fellowship takes a break.
Wednesday 7th: Wednesday Fellowship is off this week and next.
Saturday 10th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 11th: Morning worship led by Rev Neil Bisop. (No Sunny Dudes)
Monday 12th: No House Fellowship.
Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th Holiday club from 10am. Take a flyer to invite folks, if you can help in anyway, please see Elaine, Debs or Paula.
Wednesday 14th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break. Back next week.
Saturday 17th August: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 1st September: Circuit welcome service at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield. 7p.m.
Family News
Pauline celebrates her birthday tomorrow (5th), Sean his on Thursday 8th and Muriel celebrates hers next Sunday 11th.
Sunny Dudes (Sunday School) takes an official break for the summer, there will be some provision for children during this period. See Deb for details.
How you think we might be able to better use the church premises- what should we aim to do for the community? Please take a survey and talk to the stewards, your opinion matters!
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 
Upton Methodist Church    "Everyone who asks, receives, all who seek, find and the door is opened to everyone who knocks"
                           Luke 11, 10
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 28th July 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Val Brook.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in throughout the service.
Today's readings are: Psalm 138 and Luke 11: 1 - 13
All are welcome to refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 29th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 31st: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 4th: Morning worship led by Mr Peter Finneran. (No Sunny Dudes)
Sunday 4th: After the morning service we will join together for a picnic at Nostell Priory. Would anyone like to lead a short walk to see the nature around the lake?
Monday 5th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 7th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break for 2 weeks.
Saturday 10th August: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th Holiday club from 10am. Take a flyer to invite folks, if you can help in anyway, please see Elaine, Debs or Paula.
Family News
Mavis celebrates her birthday today, Roger his on Friday 2nd and Pauline has hers on Monday 5th.
Sunny Dudes (Sunday School) takes an official break for the summer, there will be some provision for children during this period. See Deb for details.
We will shortly be asking (via a survey) how you think we might be able to better use the church premises- what should we aim to do for the community? Please talk and pray.

Any news for next week's notices to Sean and Elaine on 625291.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

 

Upton Methodist Church    "Jesus said to them 'Whoever wants to be first must place himself last of all' "
Mark 9: 35
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 14th July 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with the Baptism of Thea Allen Lowrey led by Mr Arnold Senior and Worship Leaders.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
We welcome family and friends of Alex and Jenny.
Today's readings are: Philippians 2:1 to 13 and Mark 9:33 to 37.
As this is Rev Helen's last service with us, we will share a faith lunch afterwards.

Open Air Service at Streethouse led by Rev Henry Dubois, 4pm. Followed by tea.
Big Worship at Methley, 6pm. Come along and worship in a contemporary, relaxed, challenging and accessible way.

This Week:
Monday 15th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 17th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 19th: Netherton Film club shows Martha and Mary- see poster.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 21st: Morning worship led by Rev David Hall.
World Church Lunch at The King's Way church, Ossett at 12-45pm. See poster and Peter or Deb for tickets

Monday 22nd: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 24th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.


Family News
Arnold celebrates his birthday next Sunday 21st.
Sunny Dudes (Sunday School) meets next week, but even though it then takes an official break, there will be some provision for children during this period. See Deb for details. Remember Holiday club Monday 12th August to Wednesday 14th 10am.
Peter tells us that he and Betty joined Jacquie at her ordination last weekend in London. He relates the morning worship led by the president Rev Ruth Gee lasting just shy of 2 hours and then the ordination in the afternoon at Methodist Central Hall. "All in all a very joyous day." He has left us copies of the orders of service for us to browse.
Well done to the Quinns who have all gone up a grade in Karate.
Arnold has a variety of sizes of padded postal bags which are surplus to requirements. Contact him if can use and would like them.
We will shortly be asking (via a survey) how you think we might be able to better use the church premises- what should we aim to do for the community? Please talk and pray.
Open Doors is a charity providing Bibles, Christian literature, training and practical support to the persecuted church worldwide. They are the world's largest outreach to persecuted Christians, working in the most high-risk places. Joyce has a petition to campaign to help the church in Syria. "Please join us to speak out, provide emergency relief and pray for our brothers and sisters in Syria."
The latest enews is on the noticeboard in the hall-closest to the kitchen.


Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

 

 "Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me"
Luke 10: 20
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 7th July 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Miss Agnes Mumford.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 66: 10 to 14, Galatians 6: 1 to 16 and Luke 10: 1 to 11 & 16 to 20.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Our new minister (Jacquie) is being ordained at 3pm this afternoon at Methodist Central Hall. London along with 8 others.

This Week:
Monday 8th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 9th: Methley Movies is showing Les Miserables (cert 12) 7pm.
Wednesday 10th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 12th: Singing group meet, 7pm.
Saturday 13th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:

Sunday 14th 10-30am: Morning Worship with Baptism of Thea Allen Lowrey by Rev Helen Harrell.
As this is Helen's last service with us, we will share a faith lunch afterwards.
Open Air Service at Streethouse led by Rev Henry Dubois, 4pm. Followed by tea.
Big Worship at Methley, 6pm. Come along and worship in a contemporary, relaxed, challenging and accessible way.

Monday 15th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 17th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 21st: World Church Lunch at The King's Way church, Ossett at
 12-45pm.. See poster and Peter or Deb for tickets


Family News:
Mo is seven today.
Open Doors is a charity providing Bibles, Christian literature, training and practical support to the persecuted church worldwide. They are the world's largest outreach to persecuted Christians, working in the most high-risk places. Joyce has a petition to campaign to help the church in Syria. "Please join us to speak out, provide emergency relief and pray for our brothers and sisters in Syria."
The latest enews is on the noticeboard in the hall-closest to the kitchen.
A hearing aid has been found on the grass- it's in the vestry
We will shortly be asking (via a survey) how you think we might be able to better use the church premises- what should we aim to do for the community? Please talk and pray.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

Upton Methodist Church    "But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self control"
Galatians 5: 22
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 30th June 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with Baptism of Jacob, George and Noah Percy led by Rev Helen Harrell.
We welcome family and friends of Robert and Emma on the occasion of the baptism of their sons.
Today's readings are: 2 Kings 1-2 & 6-14 and Galatians 5:1 & 13-25.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
A meal will be provided afterwards for all.


 

This Week:
Monday 1st July: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 1st: Concert by The Salvation Army's Yorkshire Divisional Fellowship Band. See poster. Salvation Army, Vicarage Street, Wakefield, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 3rd: The Women's Fellowship Ladies plus Helen are going out for lunch.
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 7th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Agnes Mumford
Monday 8th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 11th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 12th: Singing group meet, 7pm.
Saturday 13th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 14th: Baptism of Thea Allen Lowrey by Rev Helen Harrell. As this is Helen's last service with us, we will share a faith lunch afterwards.

Additional advance dates:
(some additional to those on last week's notice sheet)
Sunday 4th August: Church Picnic at Nostell after the service.
Monday 2nd September Rev Helen's welcome service at Sherburn In Elmet church.

Family News

Shirley celebrates her birthday on Wednesday 3rd July and Mo is seven next Sunday 7th.
We will be placing orders for the Methodist Prayer Handbook today. Please let Nigel know today if you would like one (£3-50)
The latest enews is on the noticeboard in the hall-closest to the kitchen.
A hearing aid has been found on the grass- it's in the vestry
We say thank you to Erin who has found the kitchen door bolt.
We will shortly be asking (via a survey) how you think we might be able to better use the church premises- what should we aim to do for the community? Please talk and pray.


Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

  

 

   
"I am the gate. Whoever comes in by me will be saved' "
John 10: 9
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 23rd June 2013
Sunday 23rd:9-30am: Messy Church on the theme of 'I am the Good Shepherd' including Worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
10-45am: Shorter Morning Worship continuing the messy church theme.
Today's reading is John 10: verses 7 to 11.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.

This Week:
Monday 24th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 24th: South Elmsall town Council Food Bank meeting. 11am in Social Centre, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall. Brenda and Deb have more details.
Tuesday 25th: Church Council, 7-30pm at church. The revised agenda is on the noticeboard.
Wednesday 26th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 29th: Barbecue at Trinity, South Elmsall commencing 3pm. Tickets £3-50 in advance from Meg Towle.
Saturday 29th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 30th 10-30am: Morning Worship with Baptism of George, Noah and Jacob Percy led by Rev Helen Harrell.
A meal will be provided afterwards for all.

Monday 1st July: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 3rd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
 
Some advance dates:
Friday 12th July: Singing Group practice 7pm.
Sunday 14th July: Rev Helen's last service with us- faith lunch afterwards.
Sunday 4th August: Church Picnic at Nostell after the service.
Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th August: Holiday Club (10am start).
Thursday 5th September: Messy Church planning.
Sunday 8th September: Covenant Service. Rev Jacquie Evans to lead.
Monday 9th September: Worship Consultation.
Sunday 15th September: Messy Church at Ackworth (9-30am).
Friday 27th September: Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by Pauline
Sunday 29th September: Harvest. Rev Jacquie Evans to lead.
Monday 30th September: Church Council.
Sunday 20th October: Messy Church here (9-30am).
Sunday 20th October: Godly Play Service at Featherstone led by Rev Jacquie Evans, 6pm.
Sunday 17th November: Messy Church at Ackworth (9-30am)
Sunday 8th December: Christingle here at Upton in the afternoon.

Family News:
Mary celebrates her bithday on Friday 28th
Adrian and Bev have new email addresses- ask for them.
If there's a preacher you would especially like us to invite to preach for a Sunday in the September to November plan, please see Nigel today.
As this week's church council is an extra one, the agenda has been revised  (reduced) from last week's notices.
The circuit has organised a food hygiene training session on Tuesday 9th July (9-30am to 4pm at Trinity Castleford). (There is a possibility it might move to evening/ also be delivered in an evening). We have an opportunity for folks to attend to help us comply with legal requirements regarding food preparation. The cost (£10) would be expected to be covered by the church (to be requested at Church Council). If you can help and are able to attend this training, please see Nigel to ensure your name is added to the list.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 
Upton Methodist Church    "Then Jesus said to the woman, 'Your sins are forgiven' "
Luke 7: 48
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 16th June 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Today's readings are 2 Samuel 11: 26 to 12: and 13 to 15, Psalm 32, Galatians 2: 15 to 21 and Luke 7: 36 to 8: 8
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Circuit Service and Testimony Service at 3pm at Featherstone for Rev Jacquie Evans (our new minister from September.) Jacquie's ordination will be at this year's conference in London this summer.)

This Week:
Monday 17th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 18th: Messy church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan Swales', 7-30pm. This meeting will review past Messy Church activities and plan the future. You may attend or may wish to give feedback via Elaine, Sean, or Paula
Wednesday 19th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 21st: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 22nd: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 23rd:9-30am: Messy Church on the theme of 'shepherds' including Worship led by Rev Jacquie Evans.
10-45am: Shorter Morning Worship continuing the messy church theme.

Monday 24th: House Fellowship as announced.
Monday 24th: South Elmsall town Council Food Bank meeting 11am in Social Centre, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall. Brenda and Deb have more details.
Tuesday 25th: Church Council, 7-30pm at church.
Wednesday 26th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 29th Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 30th: Baptism of George, Noah and Jacob Percy led by Rev Helen Harrell. We will share a meal afterwards.
Sunday 4th August: Church Picnic at Nostell after the service.

Family News
Marc is celebrates his birthday (in Berlin) on Tuesday 18th.
At our church council we will confirm appointments (especially Communion Steward and Property Steward), receive reports from property, finance, pastoral, safeguarding. Mention Messy church, churches together, web site, Methodist Recorder subscription, energy savings. Confirm future dates (eg Christmas) and meetings. Discuss Health and Safety Assessments- especially food hygiene. Significantly we will discuss what steps we might need to take to allow our work with younger people to continue whilst also investigating to what extent our kitchen might need to be brought up to latest standards and how this might help our ministry. If there are any more items for church council, please contact Brenda or Nigel.

The circuit has organised a food hygiene training session on Tuesday 9th July (9-30am to 4pm at Trinity Castleford). (There is a possibility it might move to evening/ also be delivered in an evening). We have an opportunity for folks to attend to help us comply with legal requirements regarding food preparation. The cost (£10) would be expected to be covered by the church (to be requested at Church Council). If you can help and are able to attend this training, please see Nigel to ensure your name is added to the list.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

Upton Methodist Church    "God has come to save his people"
Luke 7: 16
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 9th June 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Barry Lotz.
Today's readings are 1 Kings 17: 8 to 16, Psalm 146 and Luke 7: 11 to 17.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Good News at Micklegate 3pm followed by faith tea.
Big Worship at Methley, 6pm.

This Week:
Monday 10th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 11th: Circuit Assembly at Rothwell. The agenda is on the noticeboard. Visitors are welcome. Your representatives are Paula, Sean and Nigel.
Tuesday 11th: Methley Movies is showing "Quartet".
Wednesday 12th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 13th: Worship Consultation at Roger and Jean's, 8pm.
Saturday 15th Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 16th: Circuit Service and Testimony Service at 3pm at Featherstone for Rev Jacquie Evans (our new minister from September. Jacquie's ordination will be at this year's conference in London this summer.)

Advance Notices:

Sunday 16th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Monday 17th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 18th: Messy church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's.
Wednesday 19th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 21st: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 22nd: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 23rd: 9-30am Messy Church followed by shorter service at 10-45am.
Monday 24th: South Elmsall town Council Food Bank meeting 11am in Social Centre, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall. Brenda and Deb have more details.
Tuesday 25th: Church Council, 7-30pm at church.

Family News
Badsworth had their scarecrow competition yesterday- if you go through the village you can see Bob's entry/ creation.
Peter is pleased to say he has received the results of section 3 of Faith and Worship in the week and learned that he has passed all the units and exegeses within.
The circuit has organised a food hygiene training session on Tuesday 9th July (9-30am to 4pm at Trinity Castleford). (There is a possibility it might move to evening/ also be delivered in an evening). We have an opportunity for folks to attend to help us comply with legal requirements regarding food preparation. The cost (£10) would be expected to be covered by the church (to be requested at Church Council). If you can help and are able to attend this training, please see Nigel to ensure your name is added to the list.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

"I tell you I have never found faith like this, not even in Israel."
Luke 7: 9
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 2nd June 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Paul Hayes.
Today's readings are Galatians 1: 1 to 12 and Luke 7: 1 to 10.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 3rd: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 4th: Local Preachers and Worship Leaders Meeting at Wrenthorpe.
Wednesday 5th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 5th: Joseph Winter Lecture 2013 at West Wakefield Methodist 7:30pm. Rt Rev Dr Tom Butler, formerly Bishop of Southwark and Thought for the Day presenter: "God and Science - Pure and Applied".
Thursday 6th: Church Life and Mission forum at Newillerdam. 18 months ago Revd Bev Hollings led a morning for the Circuit entitled 'First Impressions' about how churches can set a good impression, particularly to new comers, by how they offer hospitality and a welcome.  This will be an opportunity for a review and a chance to discuss ideas. 7 for 7-30pm.
Friday 7th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 8th: District Summer Festival at Kippax Methodist church 2.30pm See last week's notices and poster.
Saturday 8th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 9th: 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Barry Lotz
Sunday 9th: Good News at Micklegate 3pm followed by faith tea.
Monday 10th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 11th: Circuit Assembly at Rothwell. The agenda is on the noticeboard. Visitors are welcome. Your representatives are Paula, Sean and Nigel.
Wednesday 12th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 13th: Worship Consultation at Roger and Jean's, 7-30pm.
Saturday 15th Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 16th: Circuit Service and Testimony Service at 3pm for Rev Jacquie Evans (our new minister from September. Jacquie's ordination will be at this year's conference in London this summer.)
Tuesday 18th: Messy church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's.
Tueday 25th: Church Council.
Family News
Peter celebrates his birthday on Tuesday 4th and Rhianna is eleven on Wednesday 5th.
From Roger & Jean: On behalf of Trinity Mission Night Shelter and Drop In, we want to say how delighted we are that Upton have once again chosen the Mission as 'Charity for the Year'. It's great to have such loyal and local support and we continue to be amazed by God's goodness and provision. Trinity Mission (unfortunately in one way!) continues to break records - last Sunday night saw over 30 folk come in for food, clothes, a chat, and the chance for free chiropody (provided about once a month), and we have given out over 60 parcels of food in each of the last two weeks.
Thanks to all those who have given us supermarket bags and egg boxes. Last Thursday, we were given another 15dozen eggs, so we shall be glad of as many boxes as we can get hold of. We are away this morning, but please leave the boxes and bags under the table in the kitchen, and we will pick them up later
June's enews, new plans and Daily Bread Bible notes are available.
Kevin Dobson (local preacher) who visited a short time ago has recently started as project manager for a charity 'Community Awareness Programme working to relieve want and poverty in our community.' See www.capcare.org.
As a follow up to the visit of the Isaiah Trust to the Boys Brigade in Ackworth, they are hoping to visit this work in Kenya in October 2014. As part of the fundraising for this trip, Marcus will be putting his photographic skills to good use. Would you like a photograph of our church, your family or even a steam train! Individual prints will be available framed if you wish, or you could have a series of prints made into a personalised calendar.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

  

 

"So do not worry about tomorrow, it will have enough worries of its own."
Matthew 6: 34
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 26th May 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Today's readings are Romans 8: 28 to 39 and Matthew 6: 25 to 34
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 27th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 29th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 1st June: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 2nd: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Paul Hayes.

Monday 3rd: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 4th: Local Preachers and Worship Leaders Meeting at Wrenthorpe.
Wednesday 5th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 6th: Church Life and Mission forum where the main topic will be Hospitality and Welcoming Church - see minutes of last meeting on board.

Friday 7th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 8th: District Summer Festival at Kippax Methodist church 2.30 pm This event will include the commissioning of Pam Turner as District MWiB President. The speaker will be Mrs Linda Crossley, MWiB President elect for the connexion. Please let Pam Turner know if you would like to attend. Tea will be served following the event.
Saturday 8th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 9th: Good News at Micklegate 3pm followed by faith tea.
Tuesday 11th: Circuit Assembly. The agenda is on the noticeboard. Visitors are welcome. Your representatives are Paula, Sean and Nigel.
Thursday 13th: Worship Consultation at Roger and Jean's
Sunday 16th: Circuit Service and Testimony Service at 3pm for Rev Jacquie Evans (our new minister from September. Jacquie's ordination will be at this year's conference in London this summer.)
Tuesday 18th: Messy church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's.

Family News:
Betty celebrates her birthday on Wednesday 29th and shares this with Maddison.
June's enews is on the notice board.
At last week's General Church Meeting we reviewed the year and community activities, acknowledged new people now attending, selected the Trinity Night Shelter as our church charity, learnt of a new Gift Aid small donation scheme, reported from groups, elected our stewards (as last year: Elaine, Deb, Sean and Nigel) considered reducing our bills with better light bulbs and outlined future dates. We intend to share meals after morning services on 30th June and 14th July. To have a church trip out to Nostell Priory on 4th August. Holiday club is 12th to 14th August.

New Daily bread Bible notes are available today.
To help the night shelter Jean wonders if you could save supermarket carrier bags and give to her.
As a follow up to the visit of the Isaiah Trust to the Boys Brigade in Ackworth, they are hoping to visit this work in Kenya in October 2014. As part of the fundraising for this trip, Marcus will be putting his photographic skills to good use. Would you like a photograph of our church, your family or even a steam train! Individual prints will be available framed if you wish, or you could have a series of prints made into a personalised calendar.
New plans are available.


Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 
 
Upton Methodist Church    "Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples  . . ."
Matthew 28: 19
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 19th May 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Lawrence Turner.
Today's readings are Matthew 28: 16 to 20 and Acts 2: 12 to 21
Sunny Dudes for younger people are at Messy Church in Ackworth.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Messy Church at Ackworth, 9-30am.
Good News at Micklegate 3-30pm followed by Faith Tea.

This Week:
Monday 20th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 22nd: Lifeboat Coffee Morning at the Lawson Hut Badsworth, 10am to 12 noon.
Wednesday 22nd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 22nd: General Church Meeting, 7-30pm at church. Note revised time
Friday 24th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 25th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 26th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Peter Finneran.

Monday 27th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 29th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 1st June: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Family News
Feziwe celebrates her birthday on Tuesday 21st.
We learnt that Joan (Whitehead) died peacefully this week at St Agnes Home. The funeral is on 4th June.
Roger says thank you for the support from Upton at the concert by Castleford Young Musicians in aid of our church charity, Trinity Night Shelter. See http://www.cymonline.co.uk/ for more details.
Many thanks to Adrian, Roger and John for tending our grass this week- it's looking much better!
Many thanks to those helping at our Christian Aid collection yesterday. £140 was collected on the street which together with gifts and the coffee morning totals £342.
A draft agenda for our General Church Meeting is on the noticeboard. What ideas might you have for our church charity from Sept 2013 or shall we continue with the Trinity Night Shelter? Minutes are also available.
New Daily bread Bible notes are available today.
To help the night shelter Jean wonders if you could save supermarket carrier bags and give to her.
As a follow up to the visit of the Isaiah Trust to the Boys Brigade in Ackworth, they are hoping to visit this work in Kenya in October 2014. As part of the fundraising for this trip, Marcus will be putting his photographic skills to good use. Would you like a photograph of our church, your family or even a steam train! Individual prints will be available framed if you wish, or you could have a series of prints made into a personalised calendar.
New plans are available.
The latest enews is on the notice board.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk & 

 
Upton Methodist Church    "They announce to you how you can be saved."
Acts 16: 17
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 12th May 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Tim Francis.
Today's reading are Acts 16: 16 to 34 and John 17: 20 to 26.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Big Worship at Methley is a Joint Christian Aid Service with guest speaker Charlotte Seymour-Smith who is a trustee on Christian Aid's main board.

This Week:
Monday 13th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 14th: 7-30pm Christian Aid Service here at Upton.
Tuesday 14th: Methley Movies, 7pm. Shows Africa United. The story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Using a sack load of ingenuity and a World Cup wall chart for a map, they set off through the endless horizons of Africa in pursuit of an unlikely dream.
Wednesday 15th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 17th: Grounds tending, 10-30am.
Friday 17th: Castleford Young Musicians in concert at Trinity Methodist, Castleford, 7-30pm. See Jean for tickets.
Saturday 18th: Christian Aid collecting on the High Street from 9am to around 12 noon and a coffee morning here at church. See later for how you can help.
Saturday 18th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 19th 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Lawrence Turner.
Messy Church at Ackworth, 9-30am.    
Good News at Micklegate 3-30pm followed by faith tea        PTO
 Monday 20th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 22nd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 22nd: General Church Meeting, 8pm at church.
Friday 24th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 25th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Family News
Owen is eight on Monday 13th.
New plans are available today.
Note that it's Upton's Fun Run next week. If coming by car, you may find it easier to come early and avoid the road closure. Also come early to cheer on the runners!
The latest enews is on the notice board.
Christian Aid collecting next Saturday needs volunteers for the rota as we collect outside the Coop and Post Office. We believe it would be good to start earlier than last year so from 9am. Please sign up for half-hour spots and would someone please offer to stay in the hall and co-ordinate the collecting tins.
A rota for grass cutting is on the centre notice board in the hall. Please sign up if you are able (using the battery mower).
At the General Church Meeting (22nd May), stewards will be elected. If you wish to learn more about what this means- maybe you could help- please see Rev Helen or an existing steward (Deb, Elaine, Sean, Nigel).

A message from the Superintendent for our information.
To the churches in the Circuit
The following message was read out to the congregations at Airedale, Streethouse, Kippax and Trinity, Castleford on Sunday 5th May.
You may be aware that Revd Henry Dubois was invited to the Circuit for a period of 5 years from September 2010. During this time Henry and Delia have been very happy in the Circuit.
Henry has decided that he would like to take early retirement from the summer of 2014, and his request has been accepted by the Circuit Invitation Committee.
The Circuit Invitation Committee will meet in due course to look at providing ministry for the churches in Henry's pastoral charge from September 2014.
Revd Richard Oldroyd Superintendent Minister
Michael Roberts Senior Circuit Steward
Tom Ferguson Circuit Steward (Human Resources Ministers and Deacons)

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

 

Upton Methodist Church    
"John baptized with water but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
Acts 11: 16
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 5th May 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Richard Oldroyd.
Today's reading is Acts 11: 1 to 18.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

6pm: Circuit Service at West Wakefield. The Good News music group will be taking part.
This Week:
Monday 6th: May Day Fair at Ackworth from 11am to 3pm. See poster.
Monday 6th: No House Fellowship- Bank Holiday.
Wednesday 8th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 10th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Friday 10th and Saturday 11th: Sandal Choir concert 'Music for All' See poster.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 12th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Tim Francis.

Monday 13th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 14th: Christian Aid service here at Upton.
Tuesday 14th: Methley Movies, 7pm. Shows Africa United. The story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Using a sack load of ingenuity and a World Cup wall chart for a map, they set off through the endless horizons of Africa in pursuit of an unlikely dream
Friday 17th: Castleford Young Musicians in concert at Trinity Methodist, Castleford.
Saturday 18th: Christian Aid collecting on the High Street and a coffee morning here at church.
Saturday 18th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 19th Messy Church at Ackworth.
Wednesday 22nd: General Church Meeting, 8pm at church.

Family News
Kathryn (Senior) celebrates her birthday on Monday 6th. Sean and Elaine celebrated their wedding anniversary yesterday.

The latest enews is on the notice board.
Bible teaching on the Beatitudes
In Last week's Notices, Roger & Jean proposed holding 4 evenings to view the DVD's of the Bible teaching sessions at ECG, a Christian Conference/Holiday held recently in Scarborough. They are anxious to firm up arrangements as soon as possible so if you are interested, and haven't mentioned it to them (01977 284694), please let them know today. Thanks! Roger
Concert by Castleford Young Musicians
The Young musicians are putting on a Concert in aid of 'Our' charity, The Trinity Mission Night Shelter & Drop In on Friday 17th May at 7.30 pm. It's in the Trinity Methodist Church Castleford and tickets are £5, including tea, coffee & biscuits. There is no charge for Children under 19. Roger & Jean (01977 284694) have tickets, and we'll look at providing transport if needed, so don't let that put you off. We'll even give you a free sneak view of the night Shelter & Drop In!!

Minutes of the last Church Life and Mission Forum are on the noticeboard.

At the General Church Meeting (22nd May), stewards will be elected. If you wish to learn more about what this means- maybe you could help- please see Rev Helen or an existing steward (Deb, Elaine, Sean, Nigel).
We are intending to hold a short training session for those who might like to be editors of our web site- maybe for 4 weeks at a time. Or maybe you have thoughts as to how it could be better used? See Nigel if you are interested.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 


Upton Methodist Church    
"On that day the Lord saved the people of Israel from the Egyptians "
Exodus 14: 30
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 28th April 2013
9-30am: Messy Church on the theme of 'rescue' including Worship led by Rev Alan Wilthew.
10-45am: Shorter Morning Worship continuing the messy church theme.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 29th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 1st May: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 2nd: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's.
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 5th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Richard Oldroyd.

Monday 6th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 8th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 10th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Friday 10th and Saturday 11th: Sandal Choir concert 'Music for All' See poster.

Tuesday 14th: Christian Aid service here at Upton.
Tuesday 14th: Methley Movies, 7pm. Shows Africa United. The story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Using a sack load of ingenuity and a World Cup wall chart for a map, they set off through the endless horizons of Africa in pursuit of an unlikely dream

Saturday 18th: Christian Aid collecting on the High Street and a coffee morning here at church.
Wednesday 22nd: General Church Meeting, 8pm at church.
 
Family News
The latest enews is on the notice board.
Bible teaching on the Beatitudes
In Last week's Notices, Roger & Jean proposed holding 4 evenings to view the DVD's of the Bible teaching sessions at ECG, a Christian Conference/Holiday held recently in Scarborough. They are anxious to firm up arrangements as soon as possible so if you are interested, and haven't mentioned it to them (01977 284694), please let them know today. Thanks! Roger
Concert by Castleford Young Musicians
The Young musicians are putting on a Concert in aid of 'Our' charity, The Trinity Mission Night Shelter & Drop In on Friday 17th May at 7.30 pm. It's in the Trinity Methodist Church Castleford and tickets are £5, including tea, coffee & biscuits. There is no charge for Children under 19. Roger & Jean (01977 284694) have tickets, and we'll look at providing transport if needed, so don't let that put you off. We'll even give you a free sneak view of the night Shelter & Drop In!!
Minutes of the last Church Life and Mission Forum are on the noticeboard.
Please can someone help with coffee next weekend?
At the General Church Meeting (22nd May), stewards will be elected. If you wish to learn more about what this means- maybe you could help- please see Rev Helen or an existing steward (Deb, Elaine, Sean, Nigel).
We are intending to hold a short training session for those who might like to be editors of our web site- maybe for 4 weeks at a time. Or maybe you have thoughts as to how it could be better used? See Nigel if you are interested.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

  

 

Upton Methodist Church    
". . . and no one can snatch them away from the Father's care"
John 10: 29
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 21st April 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Helen Harrell
Today's readings are: Psalm 23 and John 10: 22 to 30
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 22nd: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 24th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 26th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 28th 9-30am: Messy Church on the theme of 'rescue' including Worship led by Rev Alan Wilthew.
10-45am: Shorter Morning Worship continuing the messy church theme.

Monday 29th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 1st May: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 4th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Tuesday 14th; Christian Aid service here at Upton.
Saturday 18th: Christian Aid collecting on the High Street and a coffee morning here at church.
Wednesday 22nd: General Church Meeting, 8pm at church.

Family News
Amahle is eight today. Helen celebrates her birthday on Thursday 25th.
Minutes of the last Church Life and Mission Forum are on the noticeboard.
Bible teaching on the Beatitudes: Roger and Jean recently went to a Christian conference / holiday called ECG, which was very like Easter People, which ceased a few years ago. The Bible teaching on this occasion was centred on the Beatitudes and they were so "wowed" by this, they bought the DVDs of the sessions. With the blessing of the Leadership Team, they are going to hold four evenings, possibly one a week or one a fortnight on the lines of an Alpha evening to show the four DVDs. The evening would start by sharing a meal together and then the DVD would be watched over tea and coffee. Please don't be put off by thinking the DVDs might be too deep or intellectual. Part of their attraction was that, whilst thought-provoking, the talks were so accessible and the speaker so easy and entertaining to listen to.
If you would like to attend these evenings, please speak to Roger or Jean by the end of April at the latest, either at Church, or by ringing them on 284694. At the same time, let them know which days of the week would be preferable for you and then dates can be arranged. Hope to see you there!

Publicity for the Trinity Mission: The Trinity Mission (which is the charity our church is supporting this year) featured in a 2 page article in the Pontefract and Castleford Express this last week. There is a copy on the Church notice board if you would like to read all about it.

At the General Church Meeting, stewards will be elected. If you wish to learn more about what this means- maybe you could help- please see Rev Helen or an existing steward (Deb, Elaine, Sean, Nigel).

We are intending to hold a short training session for those who might like to be editors of our web site- maybe for 4 weeks at a time. Or maybe you have thoughts as to how it could be better used? See Nigel if you are interested.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

Upton Methodist Church    
"Then Jesus said to him 'Follow me'  "
Luke 24:34
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 14th April 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Iris Musgrove.
Today's readings are: John 21: 1 to 19 and Acts 9: 1 to 9.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Followed by a faith meal; all welcome.
2-30pm: Songs of Praise to which we have invited friends from the old section.
This Week:
Monday 15th: No House Fellowship.
Monday 15th: SESKUB Churches Together meeting at Trinity. Peter is our representative. All welcome. 7-30pm.
Tuesday 16th: Messy church planning meeting at Susan and Jeffrey's.
Wednesday 17th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 18th: Your stewards meet with Rev Helen.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 21st 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Helen Harrell.
Monday 22nd: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 24th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 26th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 28th: Messy Church here at Upton. Breakfast and crafts from 9-30am.
Family News
Katherine (Ainge) celebrates her birthday on Monday 15th.
Paula says a big thank you to those who took part in the count your blessings in aid of the Isaiah Trust. Overall with Ackworth, Boys Brigade and us over £300 was raised for their work in Kenya.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &   

 

 

   ".. . and saying the Lord is risen indeed! He has appeared to Simon"
Luke 24:34
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 7th April 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Pam Turner.
Today's readings are: 1 Peter 1: 17 to 23, Luke 24: 13 to 27, 28 to 35 and Psalm 116 1 to 9.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 8th: No House Fellowship this week.
Wednesday 10th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 12th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 13th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 14th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Iris Musgrove.
Followed by a faith meal; bring something to share and socialise.
2-30pm: Songs of Praise on theme of memories. Let Deb know of suggestions. We have invited others from the old section who will remember her.
Monday 15th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 16th: Messy church planning meeting.
Wednesday 17th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Family News
Dominik celebrates his birthday on Wednesday 10th and Jean (Whitworth) hers on Friday 12th
Many thanks to those who helped yesterday and donated time and gifts. Over £190 will benefit Trinity Night Shelter. Some cakes are still available!
If you would prefer Deb to cater for you on Sunday 14th rather than bring food, let her know.
Paula would be pleased to collect your count your blessings box donations in aid of the Isaiah Trust today.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk & facebook 

 

     "He is not here, he has been raised!"
Luke 24: 6
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 31st March 2013
10-30am: All Age Morning Worship for Easter Sunday with Holy Communion led by Rev Sandra Heap.
Today's readings are: Luke 24: 1 to 12 and 1 Corinthians 15: 19 to 26.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 1st: No House Fellowship- bank holiday.
Wednesday 3rd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 4th: Service of thanksgiving for the life of Rev Michael Townend (former chair of district) at Central Methodist, Brighouse 1.15pm.
Friday 5th: Setting up for our Model Railway Event, From 7pm.
Saturday 6th: Railway event here at Upton from 10am to 2pm. Chris Stevens is bringing his live steam- G (for outside) and O gauge, Jamie Guest his O gauge layout of long Preston, Brian his model for children to control, Ray Clasper (of Wakefield Model Railway) his Thomas layout, Bob his Mamod engine, Paula with engine biscuits for children to decorate, Emma with Brio for children, Kathryn Chocolate tombola, Deb refreshments and light lunches. Graham Dean with a clockwork model. Other models and examples from time gone by and train simulator software for all to try. £1 adult, 50p children, £2-50 family. Proceeds to be shared including our church charity; Trinity night Shelter in Castleford.
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

 
Advance Notices:
Sunday 7th 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Pam Turner.

Monday 8th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 10th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 12th: Singing Group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 13th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Family News
Jean (Senior) celebrates her birthday on Tuesday 2nd. Neave is fourteen on Friday 5th and Connor is thirteen on Saturday 6th.
Peter is pleased to say that he has submitted part C of the Faith and Worship course as he trains to be a Local Preacher. Only 1 more part (D) to go which he hopes to complete by September.
We have copies of 'A Gift of Easter' telling the story of Easter. Please take one/ some- especially if you feel they could be given to someone to help explain that the meaning of Easter is not just chocolate eggs.
Paula would be pleased to collect your count your blessings box donations in aid of the Isaiah Trust today.
Joyce is pleased to say she completed the memory walk 3 weeks ago and raised £208 for the Hospice. She'll happily collect your sponsorship.
Rev Iris Musgrove is coming to lead worship and the afternoon Songs of Praise for our church anniversary on April 14th. Do we have any particular hymns/ songs we would like for consideration on the theme of memories. Maybe also to share? Let Roger or Deb know.
South Elmsall Town Council has plans to set up a food bank (backed by the Trussell Trust) based at Westfield Lane, South Elmsall and would like to know if local churches are willing to support them. Deb has more details.


Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

 

  
"God bless the king who comes in the name of the Lord!"
Luke 19: 38
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 24th March 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship for Palm Sunday led by Rev Helen Harrell.
Today's readings are: Philippians 2:5-11 and Luke 19:28-40.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

This Week:

Monday 25th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Tuesday 26th: SESKUB Lent service at St Mary's South Elmsall, 7pm.
Wednesday 27th: Wednesday Fellowship follows Lent Studies, 2-15pm.
Thursday 28th: Faith Tea, Communion and a short service for Maundy Thursday here at Upton joining with Ackworth. 7-30pm. Come with food to share.
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 31st 10-30am: All Age Morning Worship for Easter Sunday with Holy Communion led by Rev Sandra Heap.

Monday 1st April: No House Fellowship; bank holiday.
Wednesday 3rd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 5th: Setting up for our Model Railway Event, From 7pm.
Saturday 6th: Railway event here at Upton from 10am to 2pm.
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
 
Family News
Kailub was six on Friday 22nd, Bob celebrates his birthday on Tuesday 26th and Nat his on Friday 29th.
We have copies of 'A Gift of Easter' telling the story of Easter. Please take one/ some- especially if you feel they could be given to someone to help explain that the meaning of Easter is not just chocolate eggs.
Marc Ridley has departed these shores to continue his studies in Berlin.
Paula would be pleased to collect your count your blessings box donations in aid of the Isaiah Trust on Easter Sunday.
Joyce is pleased to say she completed the memory walk 2 weeks ago and raised £208 for the Hospice. She'll happily collect your sponsorship.
Rev Iris Musgrove is coming to lead worship and the afternoon Songs of Praise for our church anniversary on April 14th. Do we have any particular hymns/ songs we would like for consideration on the theme of memories. Maybe also to share? Let Roger or Deb know.
South Elmsall Town Council has plans to set up a food bank (backed by the Trussell Trust) based at Westfield Lane, South Elmsall and would like to know if local churches are willing to support them. Deb has more details.
Roger tells us: Upton Methodist Church is now working with Christian Debt Line to assist anyone in the community who may be having difficulty with money. For more information and how you can help with this, please see the leaflets available at the door, or given out with this newsletter. Peter, Betty, Roger or Jean will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Their contact details are on the leaflet.

Clocks go forward next Sunday so it will feel like we start an hour earlier (or 1 hour less in bed if you prefer)

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk
 

 

 

". . . but you will not always have me"
John 12: 8

Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.
Sunday 17th March 2013
9-30am: Messy Church at Ackworth.
10-30am: Morning Worship led by our own membership.
(Mr Arnold Senior has been taken ill)
Due to Messy Church at Ackworth, there is no Sunny Dudes for younger people today.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 43: 16 to 21, Psalm 126 and John 12: 1 to 8.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Good News at Micklegate from 3pm.

This Week:
Monday 18th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Tuesday 19th: SESKUB Lent service here at Upton, 7pm.
Wednesday 20th: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies following the York Material. All welcome, 2-15pm.
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 24th 10-30am: Morning Worship for Palm Sunday led by Rev Helen Harrell.

Monday 25th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Tuesday 26th: SESKUB Lent service at St Mary's South Elmsall, 7pm.
Wednesday 27th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 28th: Faith Tea, Communion and a short service for Maundy Thursday here at Upton joining with Ackworth. 7-30pm. Come with food to share.
Saturday 30th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 6th April: Railway event here at Upton from 10am to 2pm.
 
Family News
David celebrates his birthday on Friday 22nd sharing it with Kailub who is six.
Rev Iris Musgrove is coming to lead worship and the afternoon Songs of Praise for our church anniversary on April 14th. Do we have any particular hymns/ songs we would like for consideration on the theme of memories. Maybe also to share? Let Roger or Deb know.
Nigel is pleased to say he passed his advanced driving test yesterday.
South Elmsall Town Council has plans to set up a food bank (backed by the Trussell Trust) based at Westfield Lane, South Elmsall and would like to know if local churches are willing to support them. Deb has more details.
Roger tells us: Upton Methodist Church is now working with Christian Debt Line to assist anyone in the community who may be having difficulty with money. For more information and how you can help with this, please see the leaflets available at the door, or given out with this newsletter. Peter, Betty, Roger or Jean will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Their contact details are on the leaflet.
Paula helps run Boys' Brigade at Ackworth and hopes we can join with their Lent project to raise funds for the Isaiah Trust. The Isaiah Trust is a Christian charity working to help some of Kenya's most desperate children find a new beginning. We are asked to take a box containing reminders of blessings in our life to prompt us for small donations.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

"we have to celebrate and be happy. . .he was lost but now he has been found"
Luke 15: 32
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.

Sunday 10th March 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship for Mothering Sunday led by Mrs Joyce Hampshire.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: 2 Corinthians 5: 16 to 21 and Luke 15: 1 to 3 and 11b to 32.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Big Worship on theme of 'Nuture' at Methley, 6pm.
This Week:
Monday 11th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Monday 11th: Serendipity Antiques are borrowing our hall, 11am to 4pm
Tuesday 12th: SESKUB Lent service at St Joseph's Moorthorpe, 7pm.
Wednesday 13th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 13th: You will remember that folks are participating in the Lent Blessings boxes to raise funds for the Isaiah Trust. 2 representatives, Tim and Hilary, from the fund will be attending Boys Brigade at Ackworth and all are invited. Tea / coffee and homemade cakes will be served between 6.45pm and 7.15pm should anyone wish to come and join us, talk to Tim or Hilary and look at the displays. Paula says Please thank everyone for their support in 'counting their blessings' each day.
Friday 15th: Singing group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 17th 9-30am: Messy Church at Ackworth.
Sunday 17th 10-30am: Morning Worship for led by Mr Arnold Senior. (No Sunny Dudes here due to Messy Church)
Monday 18th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Tuesday 19th: SESKUB Lent service here at Upton, 7pm.
Wednesday 20th: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies following the York Material. All welcome, 2-15pm.
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Thursday 28th: Faith Tea and Communion for Maundy Thursday here at Upton joining with Ackworth. 7-30pm.
Saturday 6th April: Railway event here at Upton from 10am to 2pm.

Family News
Doreen celebrates her birthday on Thursday 14th.
Especially celebrating Mothering Sunday today is our new mother Jenny after giving birth to Thea Allen Lowrey on Friday weighing 9lb, 9 oz. Congratulations to Jenny and Alex.
Joyce is walking the Prince of Wales Hospice 6 mile Memory walk today. Thank you to John for stewarding.
South Elmsall Town Council has plans to set up a food bank (backed by the Trussell Trust) based at Westfield Lane, South Elmsall and would like to know if local churches are willingto support them. Deb has more details.
Roger tells us: Upton Methodist Church is now working with Christian Debt Line to assist anyone in the community who may be having difficulty with money. For more information and how you can help with this, please see the leaflets available at the door, or given out with this newsletter. Peter, Betty, Roger or Jean will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Their contact details are on the leaflet.
Paula helps run Boys' Brigade at Ackworth and hopes we can join with their Lent project to raise funds for the Isaiah Trust. The Isaiah Trust is a Christian charity working to help some of Kenya's most desperate children find a new beginning. We are asked to take a box containing reminders of blessings in our life to prompt us for small donations.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

 

"So they went out and preached that people should turn away from their sins"

Mark 6: 12

 Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.

Sunday 3rd March 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Helen Harrell.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Genesis 12: 1 to 9, Acts 16: 1 to 10 and Mark 6: 6b to 13
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Sunday 3rd: 'Telling Stories' a half day to explore ways of communicating the Good News of Jesus. West Wakefield starting at 2-30pm. See poster.
This Week:
Monday 4th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Monday 4th: Circuit Assembly at Central, Pontefract. 7-30pm. Agenda and minutes are on the board in the hall.
Tuesday 5th: SESKUB Lent service at Trinity Methodist Church, 7pm.
Wednesday 6th: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies following the York Material. All welcome, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 6th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's, 8pm.
Thursday 7th: Worship Consultation at the manse, 7-30pm.
Friday 8th: Singing group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 10th 10-30am: Morning Worship for Mothering Sunday led by Mrs Joyce Hampshire.
Monday 11th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Tuesday 12th: SESKUB Lent service at St Joseph's Moorthorpe, 7pm.
Wednesday 13th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Thursday 14th: Pastoral Meeting at the manse, 7-30pm.
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 19th: SESKUB Lent service here at Upton, 7pm.
Family News
Brian celebrates his birthday on Monday 4th.
Joyce is walking the Prince of Wales Hospice 6 mile Memory walk next Sunday morning. She would appreciate sponsorship.    
Paula and Elaine recently did a tidy round church and have placed lost property on a cupboard in the hall.
Roger tells us: Upton Methodist Church is now working with Christian Debt Line to assist anyone in the community who may be having difficulty with money. For more information and how you can help with this, please see the leaflets available at the door, or given out with this newsletter. Peter, Betty, Roger or Jean will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Their contact details are on the leaflet.
Paula helps run Boys' Brigade at Ackworth and hopes we can join with their Lent project to raise funds for the Isaiah Trust. The Isaiah Trust is a Christian charity working to help some of Kenya's most desperate children find a new beginning. We are asked to take a box containing reminders of blessings in our life to prompt us for small donations.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &
 

 

"When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember the everlasting covenant between me and all living things on earth"
Genesis 9: 16
Prior to our service we will light a candle as a prompt to prepare ourselves for worship.

Sunday 24th February 2013
9-30am: Messy Church on the theme of Noah including Worship led by Rev Helen Harrell.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 25th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Tuesday 26th: Church Council, 7-30pm. Minutes are on the noticeboard. Items for agenda to Brenda please.
Tuesday 26th: SESKUB Lent service at Badsworth Parish Church, 7pm.
Wednesday 27th: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies following the York Material. All welcome, 2-15pm.
Thursday 28th: Planning meeting for the Model Rail Event on 6th April. In kitchen, 8-45pm. Contact Nigel for details.
Thursday 28th Local Preacher and Worship Leaders meeting
at Micklegate, 7-30pm.
Saturday 2nd March: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 3rd: 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Helen Harrell.
Sunday 3rd: 'Telling Stories' a half day to explore ways of communicating the Good News of Jesus. West Wakefield starting at 2-30pm. See poster.
Monday 4th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Monday 4th: Circuit Assembly at Central, Pontefract. 7-30pm. Agenda and minutes are on the board in the hall.
Tuesday 5th: SESKUB Lent service at Trinity Methodist Church, 7pm.
Wednesday 6th: Wednesday Fellowship continues Lent Studies following the York Material. All welcome, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 6th: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan's
Thursday 7th: Worship Consultation, 7-30pm.
          

Friday 8th: Singing group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.


Family News
Kathryn (Storey) celebrates her birthday tomorrow 25th.
Daily Bread Bible reading notes are available at the back of church.
Roger tells us: Upton Methodist Church is now working with Christian Debt Line to assist anyone in the community who may be having difficulty with money. For more information and how you can help with this, please see the leaflets available at the door, or given out with this newsletter. Peter, Betty, Roger or Jean will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Their contact details are on the leaflet.
Copies of Unity News are available for all.
Paula helps run Boys' Brigade at Ackworth and hopes we can join with their Lent project to raise funds for the Isaiah Trust. The Isaiah Trust is a Christian charity working to help some of Kenya's most desperate children find a new beginning. We are asked to take a box containing reminders of blessings in our life to prompt us for small donations.
We have previously mentioned that Songs of Praise is being recorded in Wakefield Cathedral. We now have invitations to choir rehearsals (Friday 22nd March) and the actual recordings (Saturday 13th April). See Nigel for details.

 Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
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Sunday 17th February 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Margaret Bendle.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Genesis 2:15-17 & 3:1-7, and Luke 4:1-13
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
3.30: Good News Service at Micklegate, followed by bring & share tea.
6pm: Circuit Service for 1st Sunday in Lent at West Wakefield.

This Week:
Monday 18th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Tuesday 19th:Lent group for 5 weeks @ Methley Methodist Church. 7.30 start.
Wednesday 20th: Wednesday Fellowship commences Lent Studies following the York Material. All welcome, 2-15pm.
Thursday 21st:10.30am Coffee morning @ Trinity, Wakefield to support a youngster joining the Outwood Kenya expedition. £1 admission.
Friday 22nd: Singing group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 23rd:Men's Breakfast at Micklegate MC. 8.45am start.
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 23rd: Ackworth have a Quiz Night and Pea and Pie supper including a raffle. £3.50 with proceeds for church Funds. See e-news

 

Advance Notices:
Sunday 24th Messy Church - Starting with crafts and refreshments at 9.30am followed by service at 10.45am led by Rev. Helen Harrell.

Sunday 10th February 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Exodus 34: 29 to 35, Psalm 99 and Luke 9: 28 to 36.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Big Worship at Methley with theme of "Creed", 6pm.

This Week:

Monday 11th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Monday 11th: Trinity Night Shelter are holding an open event from 3pm to 7pm. All are invited to see the facilities, find out what they do and meet some of the volunteers who run the project. Take a flyer.
Tuesday 12th: Pancake Lunch at Kippax Methodist from 12 noon. See poster.
Tuesday 12th: Pancake Party especially for, but not restricted to, younger people. From 5pm to 7pm here in the hall.
Tuesday 12th: Planning meeting for Messy Church (next at Upton on 24th Feb) after the Pancake Party.
Tuesday 12th: Methley Movies is showing 'Pay it Forward', 7pm.
Wednesday 13th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 13th: Methodist Women in Britain Circuit meeting with Rev Naomi Kaiga as speaker. 2-30pm. All welcome, including gentlemen.
Wednesday 13th: Ash Wednesday service with Holy Communion (to include ashing ceremony) at West Wakefield, 7-30pm.
Friday 15th: Sing Sankey at Sandal Methodist, 7-30pm, See poster.
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:

Sunday 17th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Margaret Bendle.
Sunday 17th: Circuit Service for 1st Sunday in Lent at West Wakefield, 6pm.
Monday 18th: No House Fellowship until Lent Studies are over.
Wednesday 20th: Wednesday Fellowship commences Lent Studies following the York Material. All welcome, 2-15pm.
Friday 22nd: Singing group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 23rd: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 23rd: Ackworth have a Quiz Night and Pea and Pie supper including a raffle. £3.50 with proceeds for church Funds. See enews
Tuesday 26th: Church Council, 7-30pm.

Family News

Alan celebrates his birthday on Friday 15th sharing it with Marie
Copies of Unity News are available for all.
Paula helps run Boys' Brigade at Ackworth and hopes we can join with their Lent project to raise funds for the Isaiah Trust. The Isaiah Trust is a Christian charity working to help some of Kenya's most desperate children find a new beginning. We are asked to take a box containing reminders of blessings in our life to prompt us for small donations.
Songs of Praise is coming to Wakefield (recording on 12th and 13th April) and are asking if we know of anyone involved in creative arts, Rhubarb festival, enterprise/ business or music who might wish to be interviewed. Nigel has details.
Out of the 80 million chocolate Easter eggs sold each year in the UK, The Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate Easter egg to explain the Christian understanding of Easter on and in the box. They also give a sizeable donation from profits and Fairtrade Premium fees, to their farmers allowing them to invest in their community buying everything from school books and solar panels to providing fresh water.
New enews is available. See notice board.

Any news for next week's notices to Sean and Elaine on 625291.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

                                   

Sunday 3rd February 2013

10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev David Hall.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Jeremiah 1: 4 to 10 and Luke 4: 21 to 30.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
No Songs of Praise this afternoon.
This Week:
Monday 4th: No House Fellowship.
Wednesday 6th: Wednesday Fellowship., 2-15pm.
Friday 8th: Singing group practice, 7pm.
Friday 8th: Altofts are holding an auction evening to buy a cow- see news.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 10th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Monday 11th: No House Fellowship.
Monday 11th: Trinity Night Shelter open event from 3pm to 7pm. See the facilities, find out what they do and meet some of the volunteers.
Tuesday 12th: Pancake Lunch at Kippax Methodist from 12 noon. See poster.
Tuesday 12th: Pancake Party especially for, but not restricted to, younger people. From 5pm to 7pm here in the hall. Then Messy Church planning meeting.
Wednesday 13th: Wednesday Fellowship., 2-15pm.
Friday 15th: Sing Sankey at Sandal Methodist, 7-30pm, See poster.
Saturday 16th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Family News
Kath celebrates her birthday tomorrow 4th and Tania hers on Thursday 7th.
Would anyone like to co-ordinate purchase of Real Easter Eggs- Fairtrade eggs that communicate the real message of Easter. See Paula.
Please continue to save cardboard rolls for the Messy Church on 24th Feb.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.

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Sunday 27th January 2013

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Helen Harrell.
We welcome family and friends of Graham and Lisa at the occasion of the baptism of Millie Costello and Eva Froggett.
Sunny Dudes remain in through the service.
Today's readings are: 1 Corinthians 12: 12 to 31a. and (based on) Nehemiah 8.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 28th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 30th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm in the hall.
Saturday 2nd February: Church Life and Mission forum at the King's Way, Ossett with theme of Action for Children. Starting at 9-30am. See poster.
Saturday 2nd: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 3rd: 10-30am: Morning Worship & Holy Communion led by Rev David Hall.
Monday 4th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 6th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm in the hall.
Friday 8th: Singing group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 9th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Tuesday 12th: Pancake Party especially for, but not restricted to, younger people. From 5pm to 7pm here in the hall.
Family News
Megan celebrates her birthday in New Zealand on Monday 28th.
New enews is available. See notice board.
Deb reports on Messy Church: Adults and children alike enjoyed making prayer mobiles, a creation collage, bugs and primordial slime (cornflour gloop!) - most of which became part of the service. The bacon butties were delicious too. Upton's Messy Church on the theme of Noah is on Sunday 24th February.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.

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Sunday 20th January 2013

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Martin Walmsley.

Most of our Sunny Dudes (younger people) are at Ackworth for Messy Church.
Today's readings are: Jer 4:1-10, Acts 26:1,9-18 and Mark 1:14-20
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Micklegate's Good News service Sunday 3-30 followed by Faith Tea.
This Week:
Monday 21st: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 22nd: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service at All Saints South Kirkby, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 23rd: Wednesday Fellowship goes to visit Joan- no meeting.
Friday 25th: Music group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 26th: Mens breakfast at Micklegate,
Saturday 26th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 27th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Rev Helen Harrell. At this service Millie Costello and Eva Froggett will be baptised. Graham and Lisa's family and friends will also attend.
Monday 28th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 30th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm in the hall.
Saturday 2nd February: Church Life and Mission forum at the King's Way, Ossett with theme of Action for Children. See poster.
Saturday 2nd: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Family News
John celebrates his birthday on Monday 21st, Jean (Whitworth) hers on Thursday 24th.
On Saturday 26th, Nigel is assisting on the District Candidates' Committee interviews for those from the district putting themselves forward for ministerial training.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
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Sunday 13th January 2013


10-30am: Morning Worship & Communion led by Rev H Harrell
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 43: 1 to 7 and Luke 3: 15 to 17 and 21 & 22.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Big Worship at Methley, 6pm. Theme is 'Smile'.
This Week:
Monday 14th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 16th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm in the hall.
Friday 18th: Trinity Methodist Church Netherton's film club shows 'Midnight in Paris'. Doors open at 7.15pm. Film starts at 7.30pm
Saturday 19th: Circuit Safeguarding awareness morning about Domestic Violence. Open to everyone (especially pastoral visitors). Trinity Castleford, 9-30am to noon.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 20th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Martin Walmsley
Sunday 20th 9-30am: Families are invited to Ackworth for the first Messy Church. Craft activities and Bacon sandwiches followed by a 10-45am short service. There will be no Sunny Dudes at Upton on this day.
Monday 21st: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 23rd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm in the hall.
Friday 25th: Music group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 26th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Family News
George is five today. Paula celebrates her birthday on Wednesday 16th.
Be gentle today with Sean as he recovers from a minor car accident.
Some of our members are today helping at the remembrance activity for Luke Farmer at Upton's war memorial.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

Sunday 6th January 2013
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Mary O'Donnell.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are Matthew 2: 1 to 12 and Ephesians 3: 1 to 12.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
This Week:
Monday 7th: No House Fellowship, just this week.
Tuesday 8th: Methley Movies shows "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" a heart-warming story. British retirees go to India to live in what they believe is a newly restored hotel which slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. 7pm
Wednesday 9th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm in the hall.
Wednesday 9th: Parish Council meeting in the village hall, 7pm.
Friday 11th: Music group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 12th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 13th: 10-30am: Morning Worship & Communion led by Rev H Harrell.
Monday 14th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 16th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm in the hall.
Saturday 19th: Circuit Safeguarding awareness morning about Domestic Violence. Open to everyone (esp pastoral visitors). Trinity Cas, 9-30am to noon.
Saturday 19th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 20th 9-30am: Families are invited to Ackworth for the first Messy Church. Craft activities and Bacon sandwiches followed by a 10-45am short service. There will be no Sunny Dudes at Upton on this day.
Family News

Emma celebrates her birthday today. From the same family, Jacob is seven on Saturday 12th and George is five next Sunday.
Please remember Muriel who has been in hospital, but is now back at home.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
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Sunday 30th December 2012
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Paul Hayes.
Sunny Dudes for younger leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are Ephesians CH 1 v 3 - 14 and John CH 1 v 1 - 18
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
After the service plans for future Dudes activities will be discussed.

This Week:

Monday 31st: House Fellowship takes a break until 7th January 2013.
Monday 31st: New Years social from 8pm. Come with a turn, game or just to socialise. Bring your Christmas leftovers to share!
Monday 31st 11-30pm: New Year Watchnight service led by Mr Peter Finneran.
Wednesday 2nd January 2013: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until the 9th January 2013.
Thursday 3rd: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan Swales',
7-30pm. To finalise arrangements at Ackworth with Kate Sadler and prepare February's service at Upton (Helen Harrell).
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 6th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Mary O'Donnell

Monday 7th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 9th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm in the hall.
Saturday 12th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Saturday 19th: Circuit Safeguarding awareness morning on the subject of Domestic Violence. Open to everyone and particularly suitable for pastoral visitors and safeguarding officers. Trinity Castleford from 9-30am to noon.
                                 

From enews:
Ackworth and Upton are embarking on some joint Messy Church activities.  The first will be at Ackworth on 20th January.  Craft, activities and bacon butties begin at 9:30 am with a short time of worship following at the normal Sunday Service time.  Future dates are Ackworth - 17th March and 19th May and Upton - 24th February, 28th April and 23rd June.

Family News

Robert celebrates his birthday today and from the same family, Noah is one on Thursday 3rd and Emma celebrates her birthday next Sunday 6th.
Our church charity this year is the Trinity (Castleford) night shelter. The following amounts were raised: Christmas Fayre- £19, Carol Sing- £64, Carol Service- £82, Christmas Day (joint Ackworth/ Upton) £122. Also £36 was raised for the Children's Society at the Christingle Service. Many thanks to all who helped.
Thanks to all who decorated the church for Christmas and allowed many to help celebrate Jesus's birthday.


Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
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Sunday 23th December 2012
10-30am: Morning Worship and the Baptism of Ruby Laurie Karen led by Rev Helen Harrell.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Today's reading is Luke 1: 26 to 38.
We welcome friends and family of Paul and Rachel at the occasion of Ruby's Baptism.
6pm: Our Carol Service led by Rev Helen Harrell. Contributions from our fellowship and refreshments afterward. All welcome.

This Week:
Monday 24th: House Fellowship takes a break until 7th January 2013.
Tuesday 25th: Short Christmas day service at 10-30am preceeded by coffee at 10am.
Wednesday 26th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until the 9th January 2013.
Saturday 29th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:

Sunday 30th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Paul Hayes.
Monday 31st: House Fellowship takes a break until 7th January 2013.
Monday 31st: New Years social from 8pm. Come with a turn, game or just to socialise. Bring your Christmas leftovers to share!
Monday 31st 11-30pm: New Year Watchnight service led by Mr Peter Finneran
Wednesday 2nd January 2013: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until the 9th January 2013.
Thursday 3rd: Messy Church planning meeting at Jeffrey and Susan Swales',
7-30pm.
Saturday 5th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
                                    
From enews:
Ackworth and Upton are embarking on some joint Messy Church activities.  The first will be at Ackworth on 20th January.  Craft, activities and bacon butties begin at 9:30 am with a short time of worship following at the normal Sunday Service time.  Future dates are Ackworth - 17th March and 19th May and Upton - 24th February, 28th April and 23rd June.

Family News

Robert celebrates his birthday next Sunday 30th.
Helen has been successfully matched with the Goole and Selby Circuit, to serve from 1st September 2013. She is very happy with the outcome and thanks you for your support and prayers through the stationing process.
A new circuit enews is available today- on the noticeboard.
You may care to send 1 card to the church fellowship rather than individuals and send any monies saved to charity.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk  

Sunday 16th December 2012
10-30am: Morning Worship for all ages with a nativity theme led by Mr Peter Finneran. With substantial contributions from our young people.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Methley Movies shows Narnia, 3pm.
Good News at Central, 3-30pm. Followed by faith tea.
Churches Together Carol Service at Trinity, South Elmsall. Well-known carols accompanied by a Brass Band, but it will be a service with a difference. Starts at 6pm, followed by refreshments


This Week:
Monday 17th: House Fellowship takes a break until 7th January 2013.
Monday 17th: Meeting to plan the Carol Service at Mary's, 7-30pm. All welcome.
Tuesday 18th: SESKUB discussion on the Nativity film, St Mary's, Sth Elmsall, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 19th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until the 9th January 2013.
Wednesday 19th: Circuit Carol Service at Featherstone, 7-30pm.
Thursday 20th: Advent Talk 3 At Central led by Rev Rex Owen, 7pm.
Friday 21st: Music group practice 7pm.
Saturday 22nd: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

                                  
 Advance Notices:
Sunday 23rd: 10-30am: Morning Worship to include the Baptism of Ruby Dodson led by Rev Helen Harrell.
6pm: Our Carol Service led by Rev Helen Harrell.

Monday 24th: House Fellowship takes a break until 7th January 2013.
Tuesday 25th: Short Christmas day service at 10-30am preceeded by coffee at 10am.
Wednesday 26th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until the 9th January 2013.
Saturday 29th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.


Family News
Ruby is four on Friday 21st. Pyper Mai is the same age on Saturday 22nd. Thomas is eleven next Sunday 23rd.
Joyce tells us that the Ladies in The Women's Fellowship recently knitted eighteen cardigans and ten hats for Pinderfields Baby Care Unit.
You may care to send 1 card to the church fellowship rather than individuals and send any monies saved to charity.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.

www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

Sunday 9th December 2012

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Major Ken Lawson
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave during the 1st hymn.
Today's readings are: Malachi 3: 1 to 4, Luke 3: 1 to 6 and Philippians 1: 3 to 11.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Big Worship at Methley with theme of Christmas Praise- come along and let's have a celebration of all things Christmassy. 6pm.
This Week:
Monday 10th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 11th: Methley Movies showing Nativity. highly recommended by your editor, featuring delightfully silly story lines and being a good giggle. 7pm.
Tuesday 11th: SESKUB discussion on the Nativity film, St Mary's, Sth Elmsall, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 12th: Wednesday Fellowship has its Carol Service, 2-15pm.
Thursday 13th: Advent Talk 2 At Central led by John Wadsworth, 7pm.
Saturday 15th: Carol Singing in South Elmsall Market from 10am to 11am.
Saturday 15th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 15th: Methley Methodist has its Christmas Tree Festival by converting into Narnia.  10am to 4pm

Advance Notices:
Sunday 16th: 10-30am: Morning Worship for all ages with a nativity theme led by Mr Peter Finneran.

Methley Movies shows Narnia, 3pm.
Good News at Micklegate, 3-30pm. Followed by faith tea.
Churches Together Carol Service at Trinity, South Elmsall. Well-known carols accompanied by a Brass Band, but it will be a service with a difference. Starts at 6pm, followed by refreshments
Monday 17th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 18th: SESKUB discussion on the Nativity film, St Mary's, Sth Elmsall, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 19th: Wednesday Fellowship takes a break until the 9th January 2013.
Wednesday 19th: Circuit Carol Service at Featherstone, 7-30pm.
Thursday 20th: Advent Talk 3 At Central led by Rev Rex Owen, 7pm.
Friday 21st: Music group practice 7pm.
Sunday 23rd 6pm: Our Carol Service

Family News
Nokwanda celebrates her birthday on Monday 10th  Tabitha is ten on Wednesday 12th .
You may care to send 1 card to the church fellowship rather than individuals and send any monies saved to charity.
Roger and Jean are pleased to say they have completed the purchase of their new home.
Peter has completed section B of the Local Preachers' course and had a very well received interview at the Local preachers' Meeting.
Deb is pleased to say she achieved a 'good' grade in her recent lesson observation.
Thanks to those who helped us create a Christmas presence on the High Street with our Carol Singing. £49.80 was raised to help Castleford Night Shelter.
We have received thanks from the family of Margaret (Holmes) to those who contributed in memory of her life at her funeral. £225 was raised in support of the Stroke Association.

Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
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Sunday 2nd December 2012
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Laurence Turner
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Jeremiah 33: 10 to 16, Luke 21: 25 to 28 and 34 to 36 and Psalm 85
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
12-15pm: Short Church Council to propose that Upton will partner with Christian Debt Line, offer funds for messy church and discuss lawn care/ cutting.
2pm: Christingle Activities. Then refreshments and a Christingle Service at 4.00pm. All welcome.
Circuit services for Advent with different themes. Traditional at Kings Way Ossett, Reflective at Rothwell, Big Worship at Micklegate with theme of 'restore'. All start at 6pm.
This Week:
Monday 3rd: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 4th: Methodist Women in Britain Advent Evening. See poster.
Tuesday 4th: SESKUB Advent film (Nativity) and discussion, St Mary's, S Elmsall, 7-30. See poster.
Tuesday 4th: Worship consultation at Brian and Mary's, 7-30pm.
Wednesday 5th: Wednesday Fellowship goes out for Christmas Lunch.
Thursday 6th: Advent Talk 1 At Central led by Wendy Jewitt, 7pm.
Friday 7th: Music group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 8th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 8th: Carol singing in Upton from 9-30am. Outside the post office, then drinks, then outside the Coop.
Saturday 8th: Ackworth Christmas Fayre from 10am to 3pm. See poster.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 9th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Major Ken Lawson.
Barnsley Road's final service, 3pm.
Big Worship at Methley with theme of Christmas Praise- come along and let's have a celebration of all things Christmassy. 6pm.
Monday 10th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 11th: Methley Movies showing Nativity. highly recommended by your editor, featuring delightfully silly story lines and being a good giggle. 7pm.
Tuesday 4th: SESKUB Advent film and discussion, St Mary's, S Elmsall, 7-30. See poster.
Wednesday 12th: Wednesday Fellowship has its Carol Service, 2-15pm.
Thursday 13th: Advent Talk 2 At Central led by John Wadsworth, 7pm.
Saturday 15th: Carol Singing in South Elmsall Market from 10am to 11am.
Saturday 15th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Sunday 16th: All Age Worship and nativity theme.
Sunday 16th: Churches Together Carol Service at Trinity, South Elmsall. Well known carols accompanied by a Brass Band, but it will be a service with a difference. Starts at 6pm, followed by refreshments
Wednesday 19th: Circuit Carol Service at Featherstone, 7-30pm.
Family News
You may care to send 1 card to the church fellowship rather than individuals and send any monies saved to charity.
Nigel celebrates his birthday today, Emily is five on Tuesday 4th, Steve (Jones) celebrates his birthday on Friday 7th.
Thank you to all who helped with the Fayre yesterday. Around £250 before expenses was raised. The balance will benefit Castleford Night Shelter (our charity for this year), Messy Church activities and general funds. Paula has a detailed breakdown.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

Sunday 25th November 2012
10-00am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Sandra Ride.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's readings are: 1 Samuel 8: 4 to 5 and 11 to 18 & John 18: 33 to 37.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Saturday 8th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 8th: Carol singing in Upton from 10-30am. Outside the post office, then drinks, then outside the Coop.
Saturday 8th: Ackworth Christmas Fayre from 10am to 3pm. See poster.
Sunday 9th: Barnsley Road's final service, 3pm.
Saturday 15th: Carol Singing in South Elmsall Market from 10am to 11am.
Sunday 16th: All Age Worship and nativity theme.
Sunday 16th: Churches Together Carol Service at Trinity, South Elmsall. Well known carols accompanied by a Brass Band, but it will be a service with a difference. Starts at 6pm, followed by refreshments
Wednesday 19th: Circuit Carol Service at Featherstone, 7-30pm.
Family News
Nigel celebrates his birthday next Sunday 2nd.
Joyce tells us that the Christmas Shoeboxes were collected, 89 in total which is the most ever. A very big thank you to all who contributed.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

Monday 26th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 28th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 1st December: Christmas Fayre from 10am to 2pm.
Saturday 1st: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 2nd: 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion led by Mr Lawrence Turner.
Sunday 2nd: 12-15pm, Short Church Council to propose that Upton will partner with Christian Debt Line, offer funds for messy church and discuss lawn care/ cutting.
Sunday 2nd: Christingle Activities start at 2pm. Then refreshments and a Christingle Service at 4.00pm. All welcome. Flyers are available.
Sunday 2nd: Circuit services for Advent with different themes. Traditional at Kings Way Ossett, Reflective at Rothwell, Big Worship at Micklegate. All start at 6pm.
Monday 3rd: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 4th: Methodist Women in Britain Advent Evening. See poster.
Tuesday 4th: SESKUB Advent film, St Mary's, S Elmsall.
Wednesday 5th: Wednesday Fellowship goes out for Christmas Lunch.
Friday 7th: Music group practice, 7pm.

Sunday 18th November 2012
10-00am: Morning Worship led by Mr David Hann.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Mark 9: 30 to 37 and James 3: 14 to 4: 6.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Good News at Micklegate, 3-30pm.
This Week:
Thursday 15th: Our premises are being used for elections.
Friday 16th: Circuit Quiz night for Action for Children; West Wakefield.
Saturday 17th: Church Life and Mission event on a theme of reconciliation at Featherstone 5pm. Faith tea and short worship; speaker is Clive Fowle.
Saturday 17th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 18th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr David Hann.
Good News at Micklegate, 3-30pm.
Monday 19th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 21st: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 23rd: Worship group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 24th: Men's breakfast and fellowship at Micklegate, 8-45am.
Saturday 24th: 'Acceptable Worship' Local Preachers' Day - Knaresborough Led by Rev'd Leo Osborn (Ex-President of the Methodist Conference) Further details available from the Circuit Administrator Jayne Hitch.
Saturday 24th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 24th: Pie and Peas supper at Ackworth. See poster.

 Dates for the diary     
                 

Saturday 1st December: Christmas Fayre.
Sunday 2nd: Short Church Council after the service to propose that Upton will partner with Christian Debt Line. Roger has details.
Sunday 2nd: Christingle Service at 4.00pm. Activities from 2pm.
Sunday 2nd: Circuit services for Advent. Traditional at Kings Way Ossett, Reflective at Rotherwell, Big Worship at Micklegate. 6pm.
Tuesday 4th: Methodist Women in Britain  Advent Evening. Craft from 7 to 8pm, time of worship at 8pm. See poster.
Saturday 8th: Carol singing in Upton from 10-30am.
Sunday 9th: Barnsley Road's final service, 3pm. From enews: It is with regret and sadness that the Church Council at Barnsley Road Methodist Church has decided to cease worship and close. The Circuit Assembly has given its permission for the church to close.  Falling numbers attending worship and consequently insufficient numbers of people to complete the tasks in order to keep the church active has necessitated this decision.  The last service will be a service of thanksgiving for 100 years of Christian worship and witness at Barnsley Road will be held. Everyone will be welcome. We keep the fellowship at Barnsley Road in our prayers and thoughts at this time.
Saturday 15th: Carol Singing in South Elmsall Market (rather than the library) from 10am to 11am. Organised by Churches Together/ Christian Aid
Sunday 16th: All Age Worship and nativity theme.
Sunday 23rd: Baptism of Ruby, 10-30am.
Christmas Day service on (not surprisingly) 25th Dec at 10-30am. With drinks from 10am.
Monday 31st: Watchnight social followed by service at 11-30pm.
Family News
Joyce celebrates her birthday today and Alex his on Thursday 15th. Elaine has hers on Friday 16th.
New plans are available today- note there is no Songs of Praise in January.
Daily Bread Bible study notes are available- free, just take.
Helen has completed her channel swim. You may care to offer sponsorship monies.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

Monday 19th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 21st: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 23rd: Worship group practice, 7pm.
Saturday 24th: Men's breakfast and fellowship at Micklegate, 8-45am.
Saturday 24th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.

Advance Notices:
Sunday 25th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mrs Sandra Ride.
Monday 26th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 28th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 1st December: Christmas Fayre from 10am to 2pm.
Sunday 2nd: Short Church Council after the service to propose that Upton will partner with Christian Debt Line. Roger has details.
Sunday 2nd: Christingle Service at 4.00pm. Activities from 2pm.
Sunday 2nd: Circuit services for Advent. 6pm.
Tuesday 4th: Methodist Women in Britain Advent Evening. See poster.
Saturday 8th: Carol singing in Upton from 10-30am.
Sunday 9th: Barnsley Road's final service, 3pm.
Saturday 15th: Carol Singing in South Elmsall Market from 10am to 11am.
Sunday 16th: All Age Worship and nativity theme.

Family News
Pepper is one on Wednesday 21st.
Helen has completed her channel swim. You may care to offer sponsorship monies.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

Sunday 11th November 2012

10-00am: Morning Worship for remembrance led by Rev Helen Harrell.
Worship will continue and be led by Jean (Whitworth) while some may take the opportunity to join at the War Memorial in Upton
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's readings are: Joshua 4: 1 to 9 and 1 Corinthians 11: 23 to 32
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Big Worship at Methley with theme of 'Me', 6pm
This Week:
Monday 12th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 13th: 10-15am Funeral of Margaret Holmes.
Tuesday 13th: Methley Movies showing 'Joyful Noise' 7pm.
Wednesday 14th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.

Sunday 4th November 2012
10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev Jim Heap.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Revelation 7: 9-17 and Mark 10: 35-45
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
3-30pm Remembrance Songs of Praise at which we will contribute songs that remind us of others and bring memories of them.

 

This Week:
Monday 5th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 7th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 9th: Music group practice here at church, 7-00pm.
Saturday 10th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 11th: 10-00am: Morning Worship led by Rev Helen Harrell. Worship will continue and be led by Jean (Whitworth) while some may take the opportunity to join at the War Memorial in Upton.
Monday 12th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 14th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 16th: Circuit Quiz night for Action for Children; West Wakefield.
Saturday 17th: Church Life and Mission event on a theme of reconciliation at Featherstone 5pm. Faith tea and short worship; speaker is Clive Fowle.
Saturday 24th: Men's breakfast and fellowship at Micklegate, 8-45am.
Saturday 24th: Pie and Peas supper at Ackworth. See poster.
Family News
Margaret Holmes passed away this week. Please remember Nat and family
Many birthdays this week. : Today Lily Jayne is three Amelia Hodge is seven. Marlene celebrates her birthday on Monday 5th, Thomas (Davis) is eleven on Wednesday 7th and Luka is eight. Joyce has her birthday next Sunday.
Daily Bread Bible study notes are available- free, just take.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

Sunday 28th October 2012
10-30am: Morning Worship for all ages led by Rev Mike Jones.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's reading is: Psalm 119: 105 to 112
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

This Week:
Monday 29th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 31st: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th: Art Exhibition at St Mary's Centre, Badsworth. See poster.
Saturday 3rd: Bonfire and food from 5-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 4th: 10-30am: Morning Worship with Communion led by Rev Jim Heap.
3-30pm Remembrance Songs of Praise at which we will contribute songs that remind us of others and bring memories of them. See invites.
Monday 5th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 7th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 9th:Music group practice here at church, 7-30pm.
Saturday 10th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Friday 16th: Circuit Quiz night for Action for Children; West Wakefield.
Saturday 17th: Church Life and Mission event on a theme of reconciliation at Featherstone 5pm. Faith tea and short worship; speaker is Clive Fowle.
Saturday 24th: The first monthly men's breakfast and fellowship at Micklegate starting with cooked breakfast with speaker and fellowship.
Saturday 24th: Pie and Peas supper at Ackworth at which Rev Helen will talk about her experiences as Street pastor and Games pastor. See poster.
Family News
Lily Jayne is three next Sunday. Circuit e-news is available on the noticeboard.
Joyce asks that shoeboxes for operation Christmas Child are returned 11th Nov.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

Sunday 21st October 2012
10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Isaiah 53: 4 to 12, Hebrew 5: 1 to 10
and Mark 10: 35 to 45
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
Rainbows hold a party here this afternoon.
Good News at 3-30pm at Micklegate.
This Week:
Monday 22nd: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 24th: Gary from Christian Debt Line is meeting with a few folks to discuss if there's work we can do together in the community re. debt counselling and debt solutions. 11am at church. Further details from Roger.
Wednesday 24th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 26th: Sean is organising a Boys' Night Out- probably bowling.
Saturday 27th: Knottingley Concert Brass at Central 3pm. Nigel has tickets.
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 28th: 10-30am: Morning Worship for All Ages led by Rev Mike Jones.
Monday 29th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 31st: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th: Art Exhibition at St Mary's Centre, Badsworth. See poster.
Saturday 3rd: Bonfire and food from 5-30pm.
Sunday 4th: Remembrance Songs of Praise at which we will contribute songs that remind us of others and bring memories of them. 3-30pm.
Friday 9th:Music group practice here at church, 7-30pm.
Saturday 24th: Pie and Peas supper at Ackworth at which Rev Helen will talk about her experiences as Street pastor and Games pastor. See poster.
Family News
The clocks go back one hour early next Sunday morning.
Joyce requests that shoeboxes for operation Christmas Child are brought to church on November 11th.
Next weekend most of our youngsters are participating in the outdoor activity sessions at Peak Venture, Penistone. Paula, Deb, Kathryn and Marcus assist.
Marcus is due to start a new job early November.
Church life and mission minutes are on the noticeboard
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk &

Sunday November 4th 2012 at 3-30pm Upton Methodist Church is holding a Songs of Praise service with a remembrance theme.
As part of this service there will be an opportunity to remember your loved ones and possibly include a favourite hymn, poem or a few short words.

The songs of praise is on Sunday November 4th 2012 at 3-30pm at Upton Methodist Church to be followed by refreshments.

During the service there will be an opportunity for the names of your loved ones to be read out. Even if you are unable to come, this is still possible.


I would like you to remember ________________________



If possible I would like the following hymn included ________________________________________________

I would like to say a few words or read a short poem.

Your contact details

Sunday 14th October 2012
10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion and Covenant led by Rev Helen Harrell. At this service we will also commission our pastoral visitors.
Sunny Dudes for younger people return part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Deuteronomy 29: 10 to 15, Jeremiah 31: 31 to 24, Romans 12: 1 & 2 and Mark 14: 22 to 25.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
12-30pm: Baptism of Summer Danby. We welcome friends and family of Eric and Pamela.
Big Worship at Methley with theme of 'Dusty", 6pm.

This Week:
Sunny Dudes for younger people leave part way through the service.
Today's readings are: Genesis 2: 18 to 24, Psalm 8, Hebrews 1: 1 to 4 & 2: 5to 12 and Mark 10: 2 to 16.
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.
3-30pm: Harvest Songs of Praise led by Peter Finnneran.
This Week:
Monday 8th: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 10th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 13th: Craft Demo/ have a go day 10am to 2pm in the hall. To include participation and refreshments. £2 entry.
Stalls set up by 9-45. Paula asks for welcomers and helpers. Items for raffle can be picked up (tel 650207). Tell your friends and neighbours.
Saturday 13th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 14th: 10-30am: Morning Worship with Holy Communion and Covenant led by Rev Helen Harrell.
Monday 15th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 16th: SESKUB Churches Together Agm at Trinity, South Elmsall, 7pm.
Wednesday 17th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Family News
Marcus celebrates his birthday on Wednesday 10th.
Thanks to you buying back Harvest produce last week, £111 has been raised for the Trinity Night Shelter in Castleford.
Helen is going to run membership classes- contact her if you are interested.
Mary (as Pastoral Secretary) tells that at the last pastoral meeting it was agreed that from January 2013 we send baptism anniversary cards
instead of birthday cards to those on the cradle roll

Monday 15th: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 16th: SESKUB Churches Together AGM at Trinity, South Elmsall, 7pm.
Wednesday 17th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Wednesday 17th: Methodist Women in Britain Autumn meeting at Ropewalk,2pm.
Wednesday 17th: Your stewards meet with Rev Helen.
Saturday 20th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 21st: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Mr Arnold Senior.
Good News at 3-30pm at Micklegate.
Monday 22nd: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 24th: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Friday 26th: Sean is organising a Boys' Night Out- probably bowling.
Saturday 27th: Knottingley Concert Brass at Central 3pm Nigel has tickets
Saturday 27th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Saturday 3rd November: Bonfire here.
Family News
Thanks to those who helped at the craft day yesterday.
Church life and mission minutes are on the noticeboard
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk


Sunday 7th October 2012

10-30am: Morning Worship led by Miss Agnes Mumford.

Sunday 30th September 2012
10-30am: Morning Worship for Harvest led by Rev Helen Harrell.
Produce will be presented during the service, then to be bought for our church charity which this year is the Trinity Night Shelter in Castleford.
Sunny Dudes for younger people remain in through the service.
Today's readings are: Genesis 1:27-31 &  2:15 to 17 and Matthew 25:31 to 41
You are all invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

 

This Week:
Monday 1st: October: House Fellowship as announced.
Tuesday 2nd: Church Council at church, 7-30pm. Agenda is on the noticeboard.
Wednesday 3rd: Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 6th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Advance Notices:
Sunday 7th: 10-30am: Morning Worship led by Miss Agnes Mumford
Monday 8th: October: House Fellowship as announced.
Wednesday 10th Wednesday Fellowship, 2-15pm.
Saturday 13th: Craft Demo/ have a go day 10am to 2pm in the hall. To include participation and refreshments. £2 entry
Saturday 13th: Al-Anon here in the hall, 7-30pm.
Family News
Flowers today have been placed by Doreen in memory of Frank.
Look at the beautiful harvest display in the foyer.
Joyce has leaflets about Operation Christmas Child- sending shoeboxes with presents to benefit children less fortunate at Christmas.
The circuit's enews is available- on the noticeboard.
Helen is going to run membership classes- contact her if you are interested.
Helen is participating in Aspire Channel Swim 2012, swimming 22 miles (Dover, Calais) in a pool in aid of people (sponsor her?) with spinal cord injuries.
Sean has placed flower and drinks rotas on the board in the hall.
Any news for next week's notices to Nigel and Deb on 644843.
www.uptonmethodistchurch.org.uk & see www.aireandcaldercircuit.org.uk

3/2/2013 MH