Elim Church
26th June 2013
The meeting was chaired by Rev Sue Nicholls, who opened with prayer.
The main items discussed were as follows:
 
United Service led by CTiD Youth:
This was considered by all to have been a wonderful service. The testimonies of the young people were inspiring.
 
Leaders Day Conference:
A good day of prayer, discussion and pooling of ideas. A day of friendship and crafts for ladies of all, or no faiths would be held at St John’s on 15th July from 12:30 until 14:15pm.
 
Finance:
£2580:56 is the balance,
(General Fund £805:83, CARE Dewsbury £1774:73).
 
Town Hall Event::
It was agreed we plan for Spring 2014 and consider Town Hall or Rams Stadium. Sub-committee to investigate costs, funding and content.
 
Dewsbury-on-Sea:
The Council has agreed to keep area in front of Longcauseway free. The emphasis this year would be on children’s’ activities, e.g. puppets, Noah’s Ark, Jonah and the Whale. Parents and other adults to be offered foot washing, hand wraps and nail painting while the children enjoy their activities.
 
Prayers for Muslims:
Some members had attended the Muhabba Day at the Minster and had been moved by the experience, and would like to continue with regular prayer. The first prayer meeting will be 9:00am on 29th June at the Minster.
Reports:
 
Christian Aid. £2470 has been sent so far, some money still to come in.
 
CARE Dewsbury. – Increased demand has been experienced.
Monthly Prayer Group. Continues to meet at the Minster on the first Saturday of the month at 11am. Prayer Walks have taken place in Ravensthorpe and the Rams Stadium where an evening of Clairvoyance was taking place.
 
Persecuted Christians Prayer Group. Next meeting 10th July at the minster, future meetings will be held on the second Saturday of each month at 10:45am at the Minster.
 
United Service:
This will be on 15th September at 6:30pm at Longcauseway, led by Rev Mark Robinson. The theme to be “Teen Challenge”.
Correspondence:
We have agreed to take part in “Operation Christmas Child” again this year (shoeboxes). The cost for each box is now £3.
Longcauseway Ladies fellowship Concert on 13th July was advertised and tickets were available.
 
AOB:
Thelma Ferguson is looking for plants to use in a community project.
Trafficking of foreign nationals (mainly Hungarian men) is increasing in this area. Rev Sue Nicholls and Mrs Liz Exley have contact details of organisations working to help rescue the repatriate them.
 
Next Meeting:
11th September at 6:00pm at Branch FM.
Gill Beckett
PS: The United Service is to be rearranged because Teen Challenge cannot attend on 15th September.
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