Providence Methodist Church, Golcar held their annual Craft Fair on Saturday.
A rare outside visit was enjoyed by members of Linthwaite Methodist Church Thursday Fellowship when they visited Colne Valley Museum at Golcar. Made welcome by Suzanna Pearson (Sue Starr) members were told something of the history of the museum, visited all the rooms and enjoyed a cup of tea in the cafe at the end of the afternoon. Secretary Lesley Baxter thanked members of the museum for an interesting visit.
On Thursday March 21 the Fellowship will meet for the AGM, which is the last meeting of the season. Meetings will resume in September.
Worship at Linthwaite Methodist Church was led by Rev John Hayes, on the text ‘What do you want me to do, for you?’ which was taken from Mark 10 v 35-44. This New Testament reading entitled The Requests Of James And John was read by Maureen Stead, and Jan Widdop read from Philippians 2 v1-11. The Junior Church made flowers out of card and decorated with a photo of themselves, and gave them out to the ladies of the congregation.
Linthwaite Methodist Players are presenting Surprise Package a farcical comedy, at 7.15pm on Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday March 23 at the Church Centre, Stones Lane, Linthwaite. Tickets available from Mrs and Mrs Morrison 842014. Adults £6, Children £3, Concessions Senior citizens £5 Thursday night.
Volunteers are welcome for Linthwaite Luncheon Club, held fortnightly on a Thursday. Contact Mrs Baxter on 842589.
Morning Worship at the United Church Marsden on Sunday morning (10th) was led by a member of the Church, Mr Edward Sheldrake. His theme was Gifts. The organist was Chris Cook. After the service refreshments were served in the Hall by Jean Broome and Jean Dewdney.
At the Milnsbridge Christadelphians last Tuesday The Sister’s Class met. The meeting was led by Sandra Moulson and a talk on The Wives Of David was given by Pat Charlesworth. At the Bible class on Wednesday the speaker was David Aaron from Heywood. His subject was Isaiah’s first servant song which was based on Isaiah chapter 42. Last Sunday’s services were led by Kevin Waterhouse and the speaker was Andrew Fenner from Ormskirk. His talk at the evening meeting was The Bible And Archaeology.
The meetings planned for the coming week include coffee morning Bible reading group this morning at 10.30am. Tomorrow 13 at 7.30pm there will be a talk on The Feasts Of The Lord. The subject title for the talk on Sunday evening at 6pm is Where Is Jesus Now? Visitors are welcome at meetings and services.
A pleasant Wednesday afternoon meeting was held at Parkwood Methodist Church, with guest speaker Naomi Sharp on Ten Years In Cambodia. In the chair was Jean Johnson and refreshments were served by Freda Lloyd. Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation to Parkwood Methodist Church on Sunday morning. Preacher was Mr Jeremy Hackett and pianist Rhianydd Booth. Lenten cross reader was Sheila Armitage. All the ladies in church received a bouquet of daffodils for Mothering Sunday from the children. Coffee was served after the service by Margaret, Christian and Liam.
A drop in lunch will be held at Parkwood Methodist Church tomorrow at 12.30pm and a Spring Fair will be held this Saturday from 10am-3pm.
Speaker Michael Early was introduced by Wendy Blackburn at Slaithwaite Good Companions. His subject was What’s In The News. A collector of newspapers from various countries, we were taken back to the 1940s and onwards with the Huddersfield Examiner and other papers, compared headlines and articles and illustrated how times have moved on in the ways of our reading. You still cannot beat a good read, the group concluded. The humorous speaker was thanked by Wendy. Maureen Weaving was the pianist.
St James Parish Church was once again the venue for Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra to hold the now annual concert and buffet. Previewed in the Examiner on Friday, it lived up to its expectations. Conducted by Benjamin Ellins, soloists were violinist Michelle Northam, oboe player Trudy Mansfield and soprano Cerian Holland. Mozart’s Overture To The Marriage Of Figaro and Hayden Wood’s Roses Of Picardy started the programme, followed by a feast of music and song. It was a pleasant way to spend a Saturday evening. The orchestra’s next concert is in Huddersfield Town Hall on Saturday, April 20.
St James Parish Church Holy Communion service for Mothering Sunday, was led by Rev Robin Townsend, pictured, who was assisted by Raymond Denton. The Rev Robin had asked four members to speak about a woman who had influenced their life, each placing flowers on the alter as a tribute. The Holy Gospel St Mark chapter 7 – A Woman’s Faith – was read by Dorothy Gledhill. The address by the Rev Robin was about Jesus and his regard for mothers. Prayers were led by Patricia Parkinson. Daffodils were distributed by the young people, followed by the celebration of Holy Communion and the organist was Alvi Whitehead.
The Christian Service section were in charge of the Wesley Guild meeting on Thursday evening, Roger Mitchell leading the prayers. The speakers were guild members Marjorie and Wendy Redfearn who spoke on four Scottish explorers, Livingstone, Bruce, Glover and Muir and gave an informative summary of the work of these four men. Supper was served by the rota ladies.
The Mothering Sunday service at Slaithwaite Methodist church was led by Mrs Jean Barraclough. Barbara Svensgaard gave the Lenten reading and Ruth Rutter laid the purple robe on the cross. Jean’s sermon was the story of Naomi and Ruth and included a meditation on Naomi and Boaz. Brian Rutter led verses from John 19 and Marjorie Crowther from Ruth 2. Flowers were given to the ladies at the end of the service. The organist was Roger Mitchell.