Northallerton regular activities.
Meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30 p.m. in the Cottage
To Ghana with love...
The resourceful women’s group (WIZI) at Zion United Reformed Church in Northallerton has successfully completed a challenging project to support a charity helping teenage girls in the Ashanti district of Ghana. Inadequate, single-use and unaffordable sanitary wear was often discouraging school attendance there. So the English women set to, in producing a re-useable, brightly-coloured, flexible sanitary towel which could last up to 3-4 years. Months of dedicated sessions eventually produced 70 multi-item packs - duly blessed at a special service shortly before Christmas, with examples hung like bunting on a washing-line around the pulpit! Our lead-planner Liz Styan has just delivered them in person, including a larger version to assist with continence issues in older people. Now the charity will establish further local production in Ghana as an integral part of its wider work to support education and women’s health. The boon of this vital improvement in lifestyle is sure to ripple ever wider - an imaginative, practical gift from Yorkshire to Ghana!
Autumn 2018 Newsletter now available
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The regular volunteer times are Monday and Thursday 2pm until 5 pm
Northallerton Main Street. Zion Cottage… Meditation, Mindfulness, Contemplation. Stillness and Silence.
You are invited…
To come and experience a sharing in a non- threatening, comfortable environment, as above.
The Contemplative Prayer Julian group gathers in the cottage every Thursday lunchtime 1.00pm -1.30pm. The name is derived from Mother Julian of Norwich, who dedicated her life to solitary prayer in the Christian tradition. She is particularly well known for a book she wrote in 1395, called Revelations of Divine Love, and also for bringing comfort and counsel to the people of Norwich who came to the window of her cell in Norwich Cathedral.
This is an open opportunity for any who find it helpful to pray in silence alongside others, or for those who appreciate a regular opportunity in mindfulness to take time out, in order to just stop and be still together before God.
It is attended by up to 6 to 8 people, and has no fixed or formal leadership. There is a time of quietening down, followed by a short prayer inviting God into our hearts, that we might be discerning as to how he is speaking to us. This will be followed by a short reading introducing silence for half an hour and closing with the Grace.
We are currently exploring the possibility of a monthly evening Julian group for those who find lunch times difficult, if not impossible!
All are welcome. If you would like more details Mary Irwin 01609 770276 is currently the contact person and she would be delighted to hear from you. Or just turn up!
A monthly meeting for men to discuss issues of the day, last Monday of the month in the Cottage.
We have an active trade justice group.
We meet to discuss ecological issues and hold an Eco Service twice a year on Sunday morning.
Next meeting Tuesay 19th Feb 2019. 2.30 p.m. in the Cottage to discuss the novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman
Under fives, parents, grandparents and carers, join us for play, chat and coffee every Monday morning from 10am during school term time.