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BIRDSEDGE .

* The 2012 Birdsedge Annual Festival was very lucky to get good weather on Saturday. Rain the day before made the fields look very bad but being on a slope and having good drainage, the field soon dried up with the sun and wind. A big part of this year's festival was the opportunity for young musicians to play in front of a live audience. The Undiscovered, Jess and the Bon Bonz among others went down very well and performed in a very professional manner. Again the water balls were a big favourite along with the real ale, BBQ, Yummy Yorkshire ice cream and homemade teas and refreshments. Extra help with setting up was very much appreciated. (Pictures next week.) The Rev Mike Smith took the Sunday morning service at Birdsedge Methodist Church. To start with he read Malachi 3 v6 'I the Lord do not change'. Other readings were Matthew 4 v1-11, the Temptation of Jesus and Romans 7 v21-25 how the war between good and evil rages in us. Mike showed ancient artefacts he collects and talked about how far inventions had come - but really underneath nothing changes. Inventors have been horrified how their creations have become methods of hurt and destruction instead of ways of helping. Change can be good or bad - it's up to each of us to decide. Jesus stays the same. The service this Sunday will be taken by Paul Nocton.

CLAYTON WEST .

* Morning worship at the Methodist Church was led by Peter Holt, a local preacher and member of the Clayton West church. He spoke of Amos and John the Baptist, who were willing to challenge authority in defence of their beliefs. We are all part of Gods' family and owe our lives to him. The story of John the Baptist was read by Rosalyn Beevers. The organist was Jane Hobson. Stewards were Betty Booth and Joan Bond. A gift of flowers for the communion table was from Eleanor Speck. After the service everyone enjoyed coffee and fellowship together.

DENBY DALE .

* Zion Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Denby Dale Sunday school met on Sunday morning and enjoyed a DVD and for their craft works made thank you cards for people who had helped them. Frank Race led the evening service when he spoke about the need for all Christians to continue 'Fighting the Good Fight'. The pianist was Robert Nuttall.

EMLEY .

* A spirit-level, a plumb bob and St John the Baptist! This strange combination, with the prophet Amos too, was the focus of this week's service and talk at St Michael the Archangel Parish Church, Emley. The title 'Speaking Out' reflects the theme of right decision making and sticking up for what you believe in. Four youngsters made their own plumb lines using keys and washers and demonstrated their choices on ideas like peer pressure and cheating in exams. A well-attended service left the congregation with thought-provoking ideas on their own decisions. The evening service was a quiet, reflective time of music, readings and prayers, moving and spiritual - an excellent start to the new week. On Saturday a valiant team, led by Michael Lee, turned out and, armed with strimmers and good company, tackled the overgrown churchyard, discovering long-hidden graves and clearing paths to give better access. Many thanks to them for all their hard work. A coffee morning, services and youth work are detailed on the notice board and the website. The Emley Open Gardens event raised pounds 2,168 towards church funds. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make it an outstanding success and to all who came to share the gardens, plants and the refreshments. This Sunday the morning service will be Holy Communion, at 9.15am. There will be no evening service. Everyone is welcome. For more information and reviews of other events go to the church website at: www.stmichaelsemley.org and follow the links.

SHELLEY .

* Shelley Over 60s held their weekly meeting in the village hall last Thursday. The bingo line was won by Dora Sanders and the full house by Sheila Taylor. No-one claimed the prize for the first three numbers on one card, so it carried over until the next meeting. The whist high of 93 went to Pat Stephenson and the low of 64 went to Marion Kelly from eight tables. This week there were five birthdays to celebrate - Eunice Cull, Jo Morrison, Eric Moorhouse, Elaine Farrar and Marjorie Trotter. Raffle prizes were won by Linda Brauner, Kathleen Proctor, Margaret Lee, Kathleen Code and Harry Rose.

SKELMANTHORPE .

* An All Age worship at Skelmanthorpe Methodist Church was led by Mrs Cath Beetlestone. Her theme was the World Church and the way that God's love encompasses all. She invited the congregation to name places where they had been, and the music group accompanied one of the hymns. Appropriate Bible lessons were read, and the organist was Nancy Priestnall and refreshments after the service were provided by Jennifer Brooks and Carole Charlesworth.

* A double christening, conducted by the Rev Dr John Parkin of Waterford, Southern Ireland was held last Sunday at Skelmanthorpe Methodist Church. The Rev John baptised two of his great-nieces, Meadow Amelia and Autumn Karina Wadsworth. Dr Parkin first found his faith in Skelmanthorpe and began his preaching career in the local Methodist circuit. He emphasised in his talk some of the qualities that he hoped the two girls might emulate from the story of Naomi and Ruth which had been read as a lesson by Jennifer Brooks. The steward for the day was Ailsa Horton and the organist was Christine Senior. The music group accompanied one of the hymns and refreshments were served after the service.

STOCKSMOOR .

* Stocksmoor Bridge Club results for Thursday July 5: North/South - 1 M Bailey & A Mitchell, 2 T & M Hirst, 3 A Stephens & D Swaine; East/West - 1 M & L Cooper, 2 J Daniel & L Mallinson, 3 J & M McGee. Thursday July 12 - North/South - 1 M Sandell & S Hancock, 2 M Bailey & A Mitchell, 3 M Hicks & J Pearson; East/West - 1 A Stephens & A Dowlen, 2 S Clegg & C Pilling, 3 M Russell & E Covell.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 17, 2012
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