A Cause to Live For
When we heard the 100 word stories from Jerry & Pauline
last Sunday morning (as well as James' own story in his sermon
) we heard about people who now have a cause to live for because they have met with Jesus - the Man with a Cause, the Man with a Mission. When we hear His voice and understand His call we find we have a Cause.
One of the most popular conferences offered by the Vineyard is Cause to Live For
. It is being held at Trent Vineyard in Nottingham on 25-26 October. The main speaker is Mike Gatlin from Duluth Vineyard (Molly used to go to his church) and he is well worth hearing. Likewise the other speakers: John and Ele Mumford and John Clarke (from Hull Vineyard). There will be worship and teaching too of course.
If you are in your thirties, twenties or are a student you will find this an inspiring and hugely enjoyable 26 hours (Friday evening to Saturday evening). For those who don't need beds-with-legs you can take your sleeping bag and kip down in the Trent building for £5. If you would like help with transport or feel inspired to book a coach and fill it we will be glad to help. I would love to see 50 of our younger folk represent Leeds at the conference!
This Sunday is our last one at Ralph Thoresby School! Nearly three years there has gone really quickly. How many of you remember Carr Manor High School before that?
Kate will be preaching on the theme of "We are a serving church" and sharing with us the story of Jesus, the man with a Cause, getting on His knees to serve His friends (and Judas!) and fulfil His calling. Kate is a great teacher and you will really benefit from what she has to say.
Welcoming students to Leeds - lunch after weekly worship
One way we will welcome students is by offering them lunch at Headingley Methodist Church after we have finished weekly worship each Sunday. We will need people to volunteer to make some lunch which can be re-heated at the church. We also need people to volunteer to serve and clear up afterwards. We will be starting this on our first Sunday at Headingley Methodist on 6 October and will continue through to the end of term.
If you would like to join the team welcoming students to our city and can help with the above oppportunity (maybe a couple of Sundays serving or preparing food) we would just love to hear from you. Ed & Kelly Rotherham
are coordinating this. Please contact them or the the office (email firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 245 9111) to let them know.