St Barnabas’ Church, Park Road, Crosland Moor, is holding an All Souls service at 3pm on Sunday, November 4 to commemorate the recently departed. All are welcome.
Golcar Providence Friendship Group held a Macmillan Coffee Evening and raised £395 for the charity. The Golcar Providence Friendship Group had an entertaining evening with Mr John Cohen, who spoke about ‘The Lost Treasures of The Odeon’. Supper was provided by Mrs Elsie Turrell and Mrs Thelma Holroyd.
The Just Sing choir held a concert in the community room at St John’s Church on October 18. Wine and nibbles were served during the evening and a coffee morning held on October 20 raised £400 for Uterine Cancer Research.
A joint service with Providence Methodist Church was held at St John’s Church. The Rev Harry Gwynett led the service and was the celebrant for the Harvest Communion. The gospel reading was by Pat Hanson and prayers were led by Sunday Club and Sunday Youth. During the service a talk was given by Christine Renshaw from the Welcome Centre based at Queen St Mission. Donations of food from the Harvest Offerings were given to the centre and contributions of money were being sent to the dispensary at Issenye Mara. Sunday Club and Sunday Youth gave a role play based on a seed and how it grows and eventually made into bread. Ann Norton was the organist.
Worship at Linthwaite Methodist Church was led by the Rev Jo Archer-Siddall, who spoke to the young people about Eyrusalem the Ethiopian girl the church have sponsored for several years. After watching two videos about child poverty, the Rev Jo spoke about two more young people the Church had agreed to sponsor – Greyving, a boy from Nicaragua and a girl named Pawinee from Thailand. Linda Marshall read from Isaiah 6 v1-13 Isaiah’s Commission. The theme of the sermon was ‘Holiness.’ The young people spent their time in Junior Church writing to Eyrusalem.
The minister of the church, the Rev Jo Archer-Siddall was the speaker at Linthwaite Methodist Church Thursday Fellowship, where she spoke about the Methodist Ministerial system and answered questions from the floor. Margaret Tennant was in the chair. Jenny Sutherland played the piano. Refreshments were provided by Jennifer Hirst and Jan Widdop, Jan Widdop will be the speaker in two weeks time when her title will be ‘Six Sherry Glasses’.
The secretary thanked members for collecting £165 in the thank-you bags during the summer. This amount was dedicated at the Circuit Methodist Women in Britain Service held at Dalton St Paul’s Methodist Church on October 10.
Margaret Proctor was presented with flowers and a card to mark her 80th Birthday earlier in the week.
Sunday morning worship at the United Church was led by Francis Horton who served communion during the service. He spoke about One World Week which started on Saturday. Rachel Hemmingway presented a DVD showing children in Africa receiving show boxes last Christmas of which the church was responsible for providing over 200. A Bible reading was given by Edward Sheldrake, Marjorie Boothroyd was the organist and refreshments were served by Ruth and Edward Sheldrake.
A service of All Age Communion was held at St Bartholomew’s on Sunday, led by the vicar the Rev Geoff Garside, who also preached the sermon. The readings from Isaiah 53 v4-end and Hebrew 5 v1-10 were by Richard Webb.The Gospel from Mark 10 v35-45 was read by Joan Biggs. Prayers were offered by Geoffrey Holroyd.The Junior Church's theme was ‘The Power of Prayer’. They acted 'Jesus and his disciples in the boat on the sea and the power of the water' to illustrate the theme.The organist was John Wilson. The sidesmen were Bunney Lonnen and Brian Mitchell. Coffee was served by Joan Ladbrooke, Mary Horn and Jean Pennington.
Between Tuesday October 30 and Saturday November 3 the church operatic society presents the musical High Society in the hall at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £9, are available from Duncan's, Hairdresser, Warehouse Hill, Marsden, telephone 845311 (during shop hours only)
Milnsbridge Christadelphians Sister’s class met on Tuesday evening. The meeting was led by Pat Charlesworth and the speaker was Kirsty Barrett, who talked on ‘Come Ye Blessed Of My Father. The annual business meeting was held on Wednesday evening and was led by David McEvoy. Pete Barrett led the Sunday services. There was a family church tea before the evening talk which was ‘The Nature Of Jesus.’ The speaker was Andrew Brier from Halifax Salterhebble.
The meetings planned for the coming week include a Bible reading group today at 10.30am. At the Bible class tomorrow at 7.30pm the subject to be given by Darren Guy is ‘Gideon’. Next Sunday (October 28) at 6pm the talk will be ‘Is Baptism Necessary?’ Visitors as always are welcome at meetings and services.
A drop in lunch was held at Parkwood Methodist Church on Wednesday, organised by Freda Lloyd and assisted by ladies of the church. A community breakfast was held on Saturday morning, organised by Elaine Oldham, Reene Wyatt and Gill Ritchie.
Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation to Parkwood Methodist Church on Sunday morning. Preacher was Naomi Sharp, Bible reader John Oldham, plus an outline of Parkwood looking into the future. Pianist was Kenneth Rothery. Coffee was served after the service.
On Saturday, 27th a Messy Church will be held at Parkwood Methodist from 4-6pm.
Margaret Cook introduced 22 children from Two Gates Infant and Nursery School, who gave Good Companions a preview of their Harvest service and showed pictures and collages and brought a box of harvest goodies for members to share. All enjoyed tea, juice and decorated cakes provided by Margaret and her team. The young guests were thanked by Hilda Haigh.
St James Parish Church Holy Communion was led by the Rev Robin Townsend, assisted by Peter Gilbert. The lesson from Philippians Chapter 2 ‘Christ’s Humility And Greatness’ was read by Chris Dunkeyson. The gospel reading from St Mark Chapter 10 from verse 33 ‘Who Is The Greatest’ and the address ‘Are You Willing To Be A Servant’ were given by the Rev Robin. Prayers were led by Patricia Parkinson and the organist was Alvi Whitehead.