* 'Jesus the Bread of Life' was the theme for the service at Golcar Providence Methodist Church on Sunday, August 12. Mr I Day welcomed the congregation and introduced Mr J Mason who led the service. Mrs J Swallow and Mr I Day read the lessons. Mrs M Israel played the organ. Mrs S Pearson and Mrs N Meadows served refreshments after the service where fellowship continued in the community room.
* Duty Steward Mrs J Swallow welcomed the congregation and the Rev Pam Ward to the morning service at Providence Methodist Church, Golcar. The theme was 'The Picnic', and the service included Holy Communion. The Bible reading was taken from Mark, chapter 6 verses 30-43, and was read by Mrs J Swallow. The communion stewards were Ian and Sheena Day. The pianist were Mrs B Brook and the Rev P Ward. Fellowship continued in the schoolroom and coffee was served by Mrs E Terrill and Mrs B Armitage.
* The Rev Canon Martyn Crompton was the celebrant and gave the address at the St John's Church parish communion service. Readings were given by Andrea France and Karen Locke and prayers were led by Sue Starr. Ann Norton was the organist.
* Sue Burton led worship at Linthwaite Methodist Church with the theme of Bread of Life. Using the raw materials used to make bread, Sue talked to the young people about how we also need to gain strength from the word of the Lord. Margaret Tennant read from John 6 verses 51-58- 'I am the Bread of Life.' MARSDEN.
* Sunday morning worship at the United Church was led by Peter Hirst. The theme of his address was "Dependence on the Lord" and the bible reading were given by Liz Farrell and Margaret Casson. Ruth Sheldrake gave prayers of intercession and the organist was Marjorie Boothroyd. Angela Kinder served refreshments after the service.
* A service of Sung Eucharist was held on Sunday, August 12 at St Bartholomew''s Church, Marsden, led by the vicar, the Rev Geoff Garside, who also preached the sermon. His theme was 'Goodbyes'' as the church is saying goodbye to Simon Crook, who is to train for the Ministry, and to Ian Hunt, organist, who is moving to Ireland. Craig, who had been visiting Marsden when he was killed was also remembered. His funeral was held on Monday and thoughts went out to his family and friends.'' Highland Cathedral'' was played by Ian Hunt, who also played for the service. The readings from 1 Kings chapter 19 v4-8 and Ephesians chapter 5 v15-20 were read by Carolyn Hansom. The Gospel from John chapter 6 v51-58 was read by Joan Biggs. Prayers were offered by David Corps. Sidesmen were Bunny Lonnen and Brian Mitchell. Coffee was served by Mary Horn, Joan Ladbrooke and Jean Pennington.
* At the Milnsbridge Christadelphians, the coffee morning reading group met on Tuesday, to read and discuss the Bible readings allocated for the day.
* At the Bible class on Wednesday, the meeting was led by Paul Rose. 'The Calling of the Twelve,' was the subject presented by Andy Barrett.
* The Sunday services were led by Kevin Waterhouse, with Pete Barrett giving the words of exhortation. Kevin Charlesworth spoke at the evening meeting, his subject was 'Does Religion Cause Wars?' * The meetings planned for the coming week are that at the Bible class tomorrow at 7.30pm, there will be a DVD showing 'The Beauty and Design of Butterflies - Evidence of God's Amazing Handiwork'. Next Sunday at 6pm the subject will be 'Whats Love Got to do With It?' Visitors are very welcome to all services and meetings.
* A community breakfast was held at Parkwood Methodist Church on Saturday morning, organised by Anne and Graham Ivy and Sandra McSweeney. Proceeds for church funds.
* Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation to Parkwood Methodist Church on Sunday morning. Guest preacher was Mr Mat Smith, steward and bible reader Anne Ivy, pianist Claire, visual aids Joe Lloyd. Coffee was served after the service by Margaret Noble and Christine and Liam.
* Slaithwaite Good Companions was introduced by Maureen Weaving and the speaker was John Mumford, a Collective Legal Solutions Wealth Protection Specialist. He was thanked by Maureen.
* St James' Parish Church Holy Communion service was led by the Rev Robin Townsend, assisted by Raymond Denton assisted by Dorothy Gledhill. The lesson from Ephesians chapter 5 from verse 15 'Living in the Light' and the Holy Gospel St John chapter 6 from verse 51 'Jesus the Bread of Life' and the address 'To be God's Friend' were all given by the Rev Robin. Prayers were led by Patricia Parkinson and the organist was Alvi Whitehead.
* The Women's Institute met on Wednesday last week. Jane Barff was in the chair, speaker was John Ward, a former schools inspector who gave a talk on 'Life Absurdities'. The competition for potatoes was won by Elma Copley and the birthday card by Susan Fell. The August Ecumenical service at Christ Church, Linthwaite was led by the Rev Sue Brooks. A reading from verse 8 of Isaiah 64 and a passage from Julian of Norwich on Devine Love were the bases of her message. Coffee was enjoyed before the service.