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Last updated: 27 February 2021

 


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'People united on a pilgrimage'

Welcome to Guiseley Methodist Church.  On this website you will discover a range of activities and reflections connected with the church and our faith. 

Guiseley Methodist Church is a group of people from different backgrounds and cultures with differing ideas and perspectives.  We are joined together through our love of God revealed in Jesus Christ and a desire to serve and share God’s love in the world today.  We believe all are welcome. 

If you wish to join us as we continue to explore God’s way and how we live out our lives in the world today you are very welcome. All are welcome to share in worship.  Likewise if you wish to find out more or simply want to ask a question you are very welcome.  Come along or you can use the contact page to get in touch.


Guiseley Methodist Church Notices:  27th February 2021


Dear friends

How’s the season of Lent going for you?  We’ve had a whole year of having to give up things we value (including seeing family and friends) so it’s good that people are sharing creative responses to reading Mark’s Gospel.  Already there’s been prayers, cross-stitch bookmarks, poems and here’s a collage by Beryl Weatherley of Bramhope.  It’s her response to the story of Jesus restoring Bartimaeus’ sight (Mark 10: 46-52) – this blind man is the one who ‘sees’ who Jesus truly is.

Lent is a journey to the Cross but we also look forward to celebrating the good news of Easter. Decisions have been taken this week which mean we can celebrate Easter in church as well as online.  Our weekly Zoom services will continue up to Sunday 21st March and then we’ll have services in church on Palm Sunday (28th March at 10.30am) and with Easter Communion (4th April at 9am).  There’ll also be Zoom services on Maundy Thursday (1st April at 7pm) and Easter Day (4th April at 10.30am).

The services in church will be as before: social distancing, face coverings, no singing, max 45 mins and booking your place.  Some people will be keen to come back, others not ready to do so.  You can join in worship in church, online or both – the new term for this is ‘hybrid church’!  After Easter we’ll continue with Sunday services in church and midweek on Zoom.

If you have any thoughts on what our future pattern should be, do let me know.

Roger.

CHURCH NEWS

Our preacher this Sunday at 10.30am will be Rev Vicky Atkins who is now chaplain at Woodhouse Grove School.  Her theme: ‘Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ’ (Galatians 6:3).  You can join the Zoom service online or by phone from 10.15am.  For those with online access, click on this link https://zoom.us/j/98639722958 or join by phone (landline or mobile) by dialling 0131 460 1196 and entering the meeting ID 986 3972 2958 followed by # twice.  N.B. This link is the same every week.

If you know any children and parents who might like to try our junior church activities on Sundays at 10am please encourage them to contact Sam Price at activitiesgmc@gmail.com for the separate Zoom link. 

A recording of last week’s service on the theme of stories – including Margaret Lebeau from Bramhope sharing something of her story before her imminent move to Scotland - is available here: https://youtu.be/69RIXDpwTYw

Lent group on Thursdays 10-11am – next week looking at Mark ch.12 using Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/98639722958  Join the meeting as and when you can (or read the chapter on your own) and make your creative response.

The Zoom Whodunnit last Friday was a great success (I don’t think I’ll see the cast members in quite the same way ever again!)  An amazing £693.69 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.  A big thank you to everyone involved.

World Day of Prayer: the Aireborough Committee has decided to postpone this year's service until later in the year when we hope it will be safe to meet together. The date is not yet arranged.  (N.B. Bramhope churches have recorded a World Day of Prayer service which can be viewed on Friday 5th March at 2pm via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/97356409127.  This service is dedicated in memory of Judith Neville.)

COMMUNITY NEWS

From Jenny Kirkby:  As you may know we have been restoring the Guiseley Wells area for a while now and have formed the Friends of Springfield Park & Guiseley Wells.  As the Friends we applied for a Leeds Civic Trust bench to commemorate the 2020 pandemic and the way the way the people of Leeds came together.  This is one of only 15 benches across the City and I believe LCT will be setting up a City trail eventually.  This is akin to the Blue Plaque scheme, but is a bench instead.  The bench will go on the Guiseley Wells site as the one we’ve had planned for a while.  One of the stipulations is that there must be a community consultation for the design of the bench.  We’ve now set this up to run from 15th February to 5th March 2020.  As we are rather hampered in what we can do re consultations, we have set up a small qualitative survey to get input on how the Guiseley landscape helped people when they were able to get outdoors.  I’ve set up a post here https://aireboroughnf.wordpress.com/2021/02/15/help-design-an-historic-bench-for-guiseley-wells/ with all the background and links.  You can then link to the survey by various means.  


Please contact the Pastoral Secretary (details below) if you wish to be added to the mailing list of worship material and videos.

   You can access all the videos by searching on YouTube for ‘Guiseley Methodist Church’.

GUISELEY METHODIST CHURCH MAILING
Rev Roger Smith (Minister) roger.smith@methodist.org.uk    01943 874735
Mrs Rosemary Williams (Pastoral Secretary) rawilliams1942@outlook.com   01943 871048

If you’d like to keep using online worship material, go to the Circuit website or search  YouTube for ‘Guiseley Methodist Church’ and you’ll find all the videos recorded over the past months.  You might like to re-watch one or see one you missed.  I know some people are doing this and finding it helpful.

 

If you would like to take part in some of the on-line activities,  please contact

Sam at   activitiesgmc@gmail.com 

for more details

 

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WHAT'S NEW


NEWS

 

CHURCH RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (as at Monday 23rd March 2020,  4.00pm)

 

Church Treasurer's letter


Please remember to continue to support the food banks - they are especially in need of goods for distribution during this difficult time


Worship

 

   Sunday at 10.30am: suspended until further notice due to the Pandemic. See the alternative 'Worship at home' options 

 

Light a candle and say a prayer at 7.00pm on Sunday

 

Click here for more 'Worship at home' options suggested by the Circuit

and https://www.burleymethodist.org/sermons

 

There are regular on-line services accessible at:

https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/seasons-and-themes/worship-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

 


GMC Contacts

Minister: 

01943 874735

Deacon:

0113 250 9805

General enquiries to:

info@guiseleymethodistchurch.co.uk


Minutes of Guiseley Meetings

Guiseley Church Council Minutes- 27th February 2020

Guiseley Church AGM Minutes: 5th May 2019

  


Wharfedale & Aireborough Circuit  

For more information, and a copy of the latest news-sheet 'Viewpoint'.

visit the Circuit website:

http://www.wandamethodists.org.uk


This new hymn has been written for ‘the first service at which hymns are sung aloud following the Covid lockdown of 2020’ – none of us knows when that will be!  But you can use the words at home – as a hymn or as a prayer.  The hymnwriter suggests the tune Abbot’s Leigh (the set tune for ‘Lord thy church on earth is seeking’) or it could be sung prayerfully to ‘What a friend we have in Jesus’

Loving God, we come before you

glad to offer praise in song,

thankful for the many mercies

you have shown us all along.

Months of social isolation

have not parted us from you,

and in every situation

grace and love have led us through.

 

Yet so many struggle daily,

so we ask you, Lord, to bless

all the sick, the sad, the lonely,

all who suffer pain and stress,

all who mourn the loss of loved ones,

all whose loads are hard to bear,

and all those whose calm compassion

comforts those for whom they care.

 

Father, send the world your healing;

guide and strengthen us, we pray,

so that we may keep revealing

something of your love each day.

Whether facing sin or virus,

and despite what time may bring,

we shall ask you to inspire us,

trusting you for everything.

Words: Ben Batten, Chesham Methodist Church, 2020

 

     

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