Most members of our congregations will want to take one or more very specific steps during Lent to come closer to being the people God wants us to be. We expect a large congregation at St James’, Cross Roads for the Ash Wednesday Reflection and Communion at 9.30 a.m. on 14th February.
Every Wednesday beginning that day (14th February) there will be a series of Lent gatherings to ask as churches exploring mission ‘What does God ask of us?’ (10.15 am to 11.30 am at St James, Cross Roads, repeated 7.30 p.m. to 8.45 pm at St Michael’s, Haworth or possibly at a venue near by to be announced); this repeats the style of study group which met for six weeks in October and November.
Each Sunday beginning 18th February at 6.00 pm at West Lane Baptist Church there will be a series of episodes of Broken (last year’s TV series about a Catholic priest in a northern town) and a discussion to which all are invited as well.
And, among many possible practical lifestyle steps, watch out for ways to highlight Fair Trade Fortnight Monday 26th February – Sunday 11th March especially at St James’, Cross Roads (a registered ‘Fair Trade Church’) and in Haworth (the world’s first registered ‘Fair Trade Village’).