We will be reading the whole of Luke's Gospel at the Belfrey on Monday 14 May, 12noon - 4pm.
As part of Thy Kingdom Come we will be opening up the church to read aloud through the whole of Luke's Gospel, chapter by chapter.
We would love you and others, maybe your not-yet-Christian friends, to come and literally 'hear the Gospel'.
The entire reading will take a few hours.
All are welcome to come, and to stay for as little or as long and you like, to:
2) listen and hear
4) invite friends or
5) welcome others on the door
We hope many visitors to York that day will come in and hear the Good News of Jesus.
Having worked our way through the Gospel of Luke at the Belfrey over the past 2 years, this is also a great opportunity for us to come along and saturate our hearts and minds in God's Word and be reminded of the Good News!
If you would like to take part please let Keith Hayden know asap by email at email@example.com First come, first served!
Even if you can't join in on the day, please be praying for those who come. Thank you.
If you would like to serve The6 congregation, we are looking for volunteers who can assist in the following areas from September 2018:
Maria Kato has recently taken over from Margaret Ashworth as the service administrator, so please email Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the Parish Centre on 01904 624190 if you'd like to help in any way, or if you'd like to find out a bit more about what would be involved. Thanks.
Do you have any Christian children’s books that you don’t need or want any more? If so please consider donating them to our new children’s lending library. We’re hoping to set up a library for children in church where children and parents can borrow books to take home to read and enjoy.
If you do have any books you’d like to donate please give them to (or talk to) Kat Bevington or Liz Hunt.
Our Annual meeting this year will be held on 26 April in church at 7.30pm. This will be an opportunity to look back over 2017 and celebrate all that the Lord has been doing amongst us here at The Belfrey and also look forward to some exciting opportunities in 2018. Please do come along and share the evening with us.
We will start with Pizza from 6.30pm and finish by 9.30pm.
You can read all the reports, see the accounts and find all the relevant forms on our website here. Paper copies of the reports, accounts and forms are also all at the back of church. You will need to be on the Electoral Roll to vote or speak at the meeting. If you would like to ask any questions about the reports or accounts please do so before the meeting so that you can receive a considered response. Please indicate whether you would like your question to be answered privately or publicly. Please send any questions to Ruth Somerville (email@example.com) by 23 April.
On Sunday 29 April there will be an opportunity to be baptised or confirmed at The6. Bishop John Thomson, the Bishop of Selby, will be with us and we'd love you to be involved.
If you've not been baptised but would like to be or if you've been baptised and would now like to confirm your baptismal vows, please contact Ben Doolan (firstname.lastname@example.org) asap!
To keep you up to date, the Belfrey's financial position up to the end of March 2018 on the running budget can be summarised as follows:
Jan-Mar 2018 Budget Actual Difference
Income £169,022 £166,835 -£2,187
Expenditure £197,560 £156,453 +£41,107
York Foodbank is looking for more volunteers to help out at the Citadel and Living Word Foodbank distribution sites, as well as out on the van doing the collecting and dropping off of food.
If you'd like to know more please contact Kevin at email@example.com
Leo Kennedy has a large collection of reel to reel tapes which he would like to have converted into CDs. Would you be able to help him with this? Leo has a reel Mc (Tamberg) and can pay the cost of converting. If you are interested, or can think of someone who might be, please contact Leo on 07754 773427
The CAP Money Course is a fantastic tool to transform money management in your communities. Our upcoming training day in Bradford is an opportunity to learn how to deliver our acclaimed three-week, flexible course on managing money well and saving for the future.
See here for the flyer.
CAP Money training day
Date: Saturday 12 May
Times: 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: Christians Against Poverty, Jubilee Centre, North Street, Bradford, BD1 4EW
Parking: There is parking available on site.
To book a place complete the form here.
For more information see here.
The Booking deadline is Friday 4 May.
Jo Fowler has been editing the Belfrey Notices for the past few years but she will be leaving her role at the end of this month, so please send any notices you would like including in this section to firstname.lastname@example.org from now on. Thanks!
The following courses will be running in York from next month.
Time Out for Parents – the Teenage Years at Archbishop Holgate’s School on Monday evenings starting 16th April
Time Out for Parents – the Teenage Years at Clifton Children’s Centre on Monday mornings starting 16th April
Time Out from Anger at Cornerstone at St. George’s on Thursday afternoons starting 26th April.
Click here for further details and to book. If you'd like to speak to someone call Helen Atkinson on 07393 147259
Do you have a spare room and some space in your life?
Britain has a fine history of granting asylum to those who need it - could you play your part in the UK continuing to be a welcoming country for refugees?
If so, would you consider taking in a teenager who has fled conflict or persecution abroad and found themselves alone in York looking for a safe place to call home or would you be interested in supporting families caring for refugee children?
Several children have already come to our city and are living with families of various shapes and sizes, but there is a need for more. We are called to take care of orphans, to open our homes to strangers and to provide for the poor. This is a practical way of doing that for these vulnerable children.
For more information please read this and if you'd like to chat to someone please contact Emily Gould at email@example.com
"Practise hospitality, for by doing so many have entertained angels without knowing it"
If you or someone you know who is part of The Belfrey family is ill for a while either at home or in hospital then it is hoped that their Belfrey Group would take a lead in looking after them. However, if a visit from someone else would be appreciated please let Ruth Somerville know (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01904 624190) so that she can arrange for a member of the pastoral visiting team or a member of the clergy to go and see them and take communion if that would be appreciated.