We will not be holding evening services in Pontefract on Sundays 9th/16th/23rd/30th October. Instead, we will be meeting in 2 venues, at slightly differing times.
We would love to see you at one of those meetings.
We don’t have a secret poet’s society – but sometimes it get’s left off the calendar by mistake.
In fact, it’s open to anyone who would like to come. Whether you like to listen to others read some poetry, read a favourite poem yourself or share your own poetry – you will get a warm welcome and, I think, drinks and maybe a biscuit or two.
Why not come along at 1pm on Friday 16th September and see if the poetry stirs you
Summer can feel like a slower time with less on – a good chance to watch the Olympics perhaps.
But not everything stops for the summer. So in honour of the fact that competitive poetry has not been included in the Olympics since 1948 our poetry group will be on in August as usual, 19th August at 1pm in the hall.
We are not competitive though, so come along to share a poem that you like – or even one that you wrote.
This week in the sermon we will be looking at false teachers and false teaching. How to recognise them both and how to avoid false teaching. Historic creeds and statements of faith can be really helpful in doing this.
The 1658 Savoy Declaration of faith is the biggy for Congregationalism. It can be found here (Savoy Declaration)
It will take some time to look through but it’s worth it.
Older and shorter is the Nicene Creed. First put together in AD 325 and tweaked in AD 381. It can be found here (Nicene Creed)
The Ladies will be having a meal out at Mamma Mia’s on 25 June at 6.30pm. For a menu see http://www.mammamiapontefract.com/menus.html. If you plan to come please sign up at church.
The men, however are being (slightly) more active. They are contesting in the art of crown green bowls on 27 June at 7pm. See David M for more details.
Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy – Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week (free ebook from Desiring God – click here to go the page)