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12:32pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
ST JOHN’S CHURCH: Many people see Christians as self-satisfied goody-goodies who go to church on Sundays. Well, they do try to live decent lives but most of all they know they are never good enough. They have a great role model who did not mince his words and whose targets in life are pretty well impossible to reach for most Christians – but the trying is well worth the effort. One thing they do attempt is to work for other people as well as themselves, and there are many in churches around the area including St John’s doing just that. Christians come in many varieties, but one thing they have in common is they do not kill, maim or damage in the name of Jesus – people who do may call themselves Christians but they are not. Follow St John’s at stjohnmenston.org.uk. Sunday services are 8am holy communion, 10am Sunday together: Creation, service of the word.
METHODIST CHURCH: The service at 10.30am on Sunday will be taken by Norman Revis. Friday club on September 27 is from 6pm to 7pm with fun, games and activities for all seven to 13-year-olds. It costs £1 per child. We are holding our harvest messy church on Sunday, September 29, at 2pm with a bring and share tea at 4pm. Everyone welcome, young and not so young. Our website menstonmethodist.org.uk provides up-to- date information and pictures of all church facilities and activities.
WHARFE VALLEY BRIDGE CLUB: On Thursday, September 12, seven tables played 28 boards, N/S: 1st Jo Thompson & Jenny Lazenby 54%, 2nd Joyce Davison & Barbara Deakin 53%, 3rd Sheila McConville & Jean Leeks 50%; E/W: 1st John Dawson & Brian Richardson 54%, 2nd Peter Gilbert & Stan Catterall 53%, 3rd Jean Harrison & Dorothy Lonsdale 52%.
EVENING TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD: Sue Burdett welcomed members and visitors to our September meeting, business was dealt with and details of our next trip to Castle Howard for the Christmas decorations were given out. Our talk this month was by Hazel Costello on Otley Courthouse, which is now a theatre and arts centre for the community. A very enlightening and interesting presentation included the history, funding and community-led projects. The vote of thanks was given by Lydia Kellett and the next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 9. All are welcome.