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    WELCOME TO MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
    Main Street, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 6NB
    Ministers:
    Rev Tim Perkins  & Deacon Liz Day
    Lay Pastor (Discipleship & Outreach): Jo Dixon

    'Loving God and Loving our Neighbours'

    Welcome to the website of Menston Methodist Church.

    If you live in Menston or nearby, are new to church or just browsing, we hope you will find the information you are looking for.   If you don’t, please use the contact form and we will respond to your query as soon as possible.

    Our calling is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ, to live out our discipleship in worship and mission and to offer care and compassion to all God's people, locally and globally, through the power of God's Spirit.

    There are many activities taking place within our Church, but the best way to meet us is to come to our main Sunday morning service at 10:30am.  All are very welcome, whatever your age or background.

    You will find us on Main Street in the middle of Menston.  We are easy to find, almost opposite the Malt Shovel pub!  There is a small carpark to the right hand side of the Church.  The building is wheelchair accessible.

    Our community café, Cornerstone immediately adjoins the main Church building.









     


    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

    Following Government guidelines we regret that all Church services and meetings on our premises are suspended until further notice.  In order to keep our community safe, the Church will not be open for private prayer.  Let us remember in this difficult time that God is present in all places at all times.

    Cornerstone is also closed.

    Please take time to read:

    Rev Tim's Pastoral letters of 8 July 20201 July 2020
    24 June 202017 June 202010 June 20203 June 2020
    27 May 202020 May 202013 May 20206 May 2020,
    28 April 2020, 22 April 20208 April 2020,
    31 March 202024 March 202017 March 2020 

    Deacon Liz Day's Pastoral letter of 14 April 2020

    Rev Tim's Blogs of 17 May 2020 (Some thoughts on Rainbows!), 26 March 2020 (Journeying through Covid-19)


    RE-OPENING OF CHURCH BUILDINGS

    An important message from our Chair of District, Rev Kerry Tankard, about the re-opening of church buildings. Please take time to watch it.

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=563630701259110



    WORSHIP FROM HOME: 

    Please click on the links below for Worship from Home Service Sheets, Resources and online Services:

    SUNDAY 12 JULY (The return of our King)

    Service
    The service can also be watched and service sheet downloaded from the Burley Methodist Church website: https://www.burleymethodist.org/sermons

    SUNDAY 5 JULY : Hope in Christ 9 (Who am I going to be?)
    Service


    SUNDAY 28 JUNE : Hope in Christ (Clothed in Immortality)
    Service

    SUNDAY 21 JUNE 2020 : Hope in Christ (Resurrection of the Body)
    Service

    SUNDAY 14 JUNE 2020 : Hope in Christ (Resurrection of Christ)
    Service

    SUNDAY 7 JUNE 2020 : Trinity
    Service

     

    FOR PREVIOUS SERVICES PLEASE CLICK HERE



    DAILY REFLECTIONS:

    Monday 1 June to Friday 5 June 2020 contributed by Jo Dixon
    Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May 2020 contributed by Viv Pitts
    Monday 11 May to Friday 15 May 2020 contributed by Deacon Liz Day



    ADDITIONAL ONLINE SERVICES:

    Please click on the links for online services from:

    Burley in Wharfedale Methodist Church

    Wesley's Chapel

    Methodist Central Hall



    SOUL TRAINING EXERCISES:

    Just as during this time of social distancing and self-isolation we are encouraged to find ways of continuing to do physical exercise, so it is important for our spiritual health for us to find ways to train our souls. Soul-training exercises are simple exercises that we can practice in order to enable us to become more aware of how God is at work within us and the world. The exercises included in this section are taken from two books by James Bryan Smith, “The Good and Beautiful God” and “The Good and Beautiful Life”. They may need to be adapted slightly in some instances to take account of our current context. However, simply taking one exercise a week and practicing it as often as you are able to will help you to know more of God’s peace and grace in your life.

    Soul Training Exercises
     



    THE METHODIST WAY OF LIFE:

    We have recently been considering as a church/circuit how we might use the Methodist Way of Life resource in our small groups. Perhaps now provides an  opportunity for you to remind yourself of it each day and to reflect upon one of the questions.



    UPCOMING EVENTS ...........


    Please see weekly notices, Church Family News and Calendar
    for information on other events and activities.

       

    MINISTER'S BLOG
    Musings from Rev Tim Perkins


     

    Sign up for E-Newsletters from:
    The Methodist Church and take a look at the new Wharfedale and Aireborough Methodist Circuit and the Yorkshire West Methodist District websites.
    CONNEXION:  The latest edition of The Methodist Church magazine.
    VIEWPOINT:  The latest
     edition of the Circuit's look ahead to what's coming up.

    MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
    SAFEGUARDING POLICY
    CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE CONTACT/CONSENT FORM

    MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
    MISSION STATEMENT

    MENSTON METHODIST CHURCH
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    CAP:  An update from the CAP Debt Centre Manager, Samantha Price.


    VIEWPOINT:  The lastest edition focusses on the work of the MHA Chaplains in our area.


     

    THY KINGDOM COME UNDER LOCKDOWN:  This year's global prayer event ran from 21 to 31 May 2020.  Lots of resources were available on the website or download the Thy Kingdom Come app from Google Play or the App Store.


    CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 10 TO 16 MAY 2020:  For the first time in 30 years there was no house to house collection in Menston.  However, there are new methods of giving.  It is not too late to make a donation:  https://www.christianaid.org.uk/give-money/make-donation



    FRIDAY CLUB:  Unfortunately we weren't able to have our annual trip to the Armstrong's Farm on Friday but Joy has sent us some photos of what we missed in the glorious sunshine.  Looking forward to when the Friday Club is able to resume.  We miss you all!
     


    ECO CHURCH:  We are delighted that we have just been awarded Bronze Eco Church status in recognition of our efforts to care for God's Earth through Worship, Teaching, Management of Buildings and Land, Community & Global Engagement, and Lifestyle.

     


    FOOD CONTRIBUTIONS NEEDED:  Ilkley & Otley Foodbanks are co-operating during the Covid-19 emergency and sharing supplies.  The nearest drop-off is the Co-op in Burley or any major local supermarket.  Financial donations can be made to Leeds North and West Foodbank. Cheques made payable to Leeds North & West Foodbank and sent to LN&WFB, 62a Burley Road, Leeds LS3 1JX or online donations to: Unity Trust Bank PLC - Account no. 20357911 - Sort Code 60-83-01.  While our Church is closed the donation bins in Cornerstone and the Church foyer will not be in use.


    FAIRTRADE:  We are delighted that our status as a Fairtrade Church has been renewed.
     

     



    REQUEST FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS:  St Vincent's are wanting for books for 0-5 year olds.  This is for a new group being set up to support parents/carers in reading to their children, particularly where the parent or carer is not a confident reader themselves.  Please drop off at 133 Main Street or bring to church for Charlotte.


    THE POWER AND THE STORY (3) A new one-year series of themed preaching commencing in September 2019.


    REFILLCornerstone has signed up to this national scheme whereby anyone can pop into Cornerstone during opening hours and have a water bottle refilled for free.  The Pantry in Main Street is also part of this scheme.  Download the App.


    UNWANTED JEWELLERY:  Any unwanted jewellery (including broken and costume jewellery) can now be gifted to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.  Charlotte has envelopes available for any donations.



    RECYCLING:  Used inkjet cartridges can be donated to the British Red Cross - donation box on window sill just inside the Church side door.


     

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