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Sunday 24th September 2023 – Proclaiming With… Paul again! – All Age Communion

This week we are gathering together at 10:30am at St Paul’s Church for our All Age Communion service!

We are coming to the end of our ‘Proclaiming With’ sermon series concluding with Paul’s proclamation that he counts everything as loss in comparison to knowing Jesus! Our Scripture reading will be from Philippians 3:1-11

To see the live stream of the service click here.

Notices

(To get notices on this page please email notices@bradfordwest.church  – we can’t promise to put all on – but will do our best!)

Parish Forums

We have 2 Parish Forums coming up, starting this Sunday!
11.30 on Sunday Morning 24th September – St Paul’s Church
11.30 on Wednesday Morning 27th September – St Barnabas Church
We’re calling it: “Facing the future: Church Finances”

Follow Me Follow On

In October we are starting a new sermon series and a whole Parish focus on our discipleship – what did Jesus mean by ‘Follow me’ and how can we do that in 2023?  To aid us in our thinking we will start a new zoom discussion group.  It will start on Tuesday October 3rd at 5pm.  You can find our Zoom link here it will be no more than an hour.  Come with questions and thoughts from the Sunday sermon!!

Macmillan Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy – St Barnabas Church

There will be a Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday 30th September, from 10:30am till 1pm hosted by the Mothers’ Union at St Barnabas’ Church, Ashwell Road, Heaton, BD9 4AU – they look forward to serving you!

Baptisms

As a parish we are looking forward to celebrating baptisms towards the end of November! If you haven’t been baptised before and would like to talk about what that means and looks like, chat to one of the leaders after the service.

Al Massira – 6th & 7th of October

Al Massira is a course where participants are invited on a journey to discover the basics of the the Christian faith – it is particularly useful for those from a Muslim background.  We are hosting this here in our Parish.  More Information found here.

Bradford Theology School

Bradford Theology School is running a new Year 1 course in 2024. This equips students with Foundations in Christian Theology. They have an open day on September 9th. This gives people interested in the course the opportunity to experience a day of teaching with the school, hear about the vision and values and ask any questions they have. For more details and for students to sign up for the day they just need to register here.

Robin Gamble retirement service – Sunday, 1 October 2023, 6:00pm at Bradford Cathedral

Robin Gamble, Bishop’s Advisor in Church Growth, retires this autumn. All are invited to come and celebrate his dynamic and fruitful ministry as a parish priest and as an encourager of evangelism. The service will include sung worship, testimonies, presentations and prayer.  More details on the Cathedral Website

Giving

There are many in our parish who regularly give to the church through a Direct Debit to our bank account. If you do – firstly thank you so much for your generosity! It would be a great help though if you transferred across to using the Parish Giving Scheme. As charity rules, tax claims etc become more complicated it is increasingly becoming a big task to claim back the 20% we can get on top of your gift. Joining the Parish Giving Scheme makes it all so much easier for us – and easier for you too! Please speak to Zarine if you want to know more about it – or click the links!

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