Rock Solid Shipley

Youth Club for 8-12 year olds is taking place at Northcliffe in the church on Monday evenings from 6 – 7.30pm. Led by Adam Robinson and Hazel Leech of the Zephaniah Trust with activities, games, bible stories. First session is free and each subsequent session is £2 to include tuck.

Music and Mirth

Wesley Singers Concert at Northcliffe

20th October at 2.30 – a concert of music and light entertainment by the Wesley Singers

Prayer Day

Prayer Day was a blessing to those who attended. Some were from churches within Bradford North circuit and a few from other churches such as Life Church, St Margaret, Shipley Baptist and also Northcliffe’s Tuesday Church. The centre space was set out with a labyrinth which people could walk at their own pace and in contemplation. Around the church, prayer stations encouraged visitors to use senses such as sight or touch, and to think of others in our own community and around the world. Footsteps were set out to lead people to think of the path that led to Jesus. 

Belonging Conference

Belonging conference flyer

Northcliffe is hosting this one-day live streamed conference on Thursday 13th September from 9.30 – 2.30 with lunch provided.

The Belonging Conference supports churches to have a welcoming and accessible ministry with children and young people with additional needs.

Find out more about the great line-up of speakers and the topics they’ll be covering by visiting www.methodist.org.uk/belongingconference

For further details contact Tim 01274 594906 or email info@northcliffechurch.org.uk

Going Down Memory Lane

Celebrating Harvest

decorate church for harvest           harvest Supper

On Saturday 8th September we held a Harvest Supper in the Church Hall. We all enjoyed a lovely meal – prepared on our new kitchen! Thanks go to all who contributed and to all who were able to attend.

  

 

At our Harvest Service the church was arrayed with flowers, fruit, vegetables,  groceries and preserves. We also were able to display items which depicted God given talents at painting or knitting. The children showed us their scarecrow heads, pictures of baskets of fruit and Emily read out her harvest prayer for us.

We enjoyed hearing a presentation from an invited speaker from “Caring for Life” – who showed a short video depicting how the charity  “shares the love of Jesus”.

 

Church Neighbours Hold Street Party

When Northcliffe Church was approached by organisers of a local street party for our church neighbours in Hall Royd, Castle Road and Birklands Terrace we were happy to support this event by lending tables and chairs. Neighbours had a good get-together, sharing food and enjoying the sunshine. A great way to get to know each other.

We were happy to help!

Northcliffe Church Garden Party

Taking place at 28 Main Street Esholt, BD17 7QZ on Saturday 14th July from 2pm until 5pm with afternoon teas, cake stall, coconut shy, hook-a-duck, tuck shop, ice cream stall and games galore. Come and enjoy a family afternoon out – open to anyone and everyone.

Taking our Church Into the Future

We have been running a series of discussion sessions on Taking our Church into the Future. There are six sessions in all and the first block of three has already been completed with a further three planned in the Autumn after our Sunday services or on Tuesday evenings.

After the first 3 sessions we looked at the feedback shared and produced this image which shows the words which featured most often in larger text . 

Come Rain, Come Shine – The Big Church Gathering

   A gazebo and flowers attracted people to the prayer station.

 The Big Church Gathering organised by the United Reformed Church saw a get-together of many people from churches across Yorkshire at the West Yorkshire Sculpture Park. 

As you can see from the photos, the weather was kind and everyone enjoyed themselves. Some members from our church went along and had a great time. Caroline and Sarah had organised a prayer station based on walking – ‘Walking the Way’ and ‘Pilgrimage’.

Footsteps activities helped explain that Jesus is The Way and we should follow him. Youngsters had fun dipping their feet in paint and walking on a big sheet of paper. There were also footprints for people to write their thoughts on.