The Great MBC Craft Swap & Angel Workshop

Craft Swap & Angel Day!

Is your craft stash out of control?

Are you after a new project?

Then come to Moortown Baptist Church

Saturday 12 October 10am-2pm

From swapping craft supplies with other crafters, to swapping ideas and tips.  This is a great way to connect with other crafters and get fresh materials, plus it will give you an excuse to make something new.

There will also be craft workshop where you can make Angel decorations in time for Christmas using different methods and materials.

There will be cakes and refreshments

No entry fee but we ask a suggested donation £1.00

(in aid of Beacon Wellbeing)

All Welcome!

SAFER Workshop

Huge thanks to all who attended our SAFER Project Doorstep Crime workshop on Monday 8th October at the Beacon Cafe – a great turnout! All enjoyed sharing experiences, ideas and tips on how to stay safe.

Also many thanks to West Yorkshire Police for attending… together we can beat the scammers!

Beacon Cast-Offs celebrates it’s first birthday!

During our break Beacon Cast-Offs, our knitting and crochet group celebrated their first birthday in style!  There was a lovely caterpillar birthday cake (provided by Janis) and lots of other goodies. Co-ordinated by Susan Hartley and helped by Janis Armstrong, Kate Slater and Sue Gladman the Cast-Offs plan to meet on a monthly basis in addition to our group running at the Monday morning Beacon Wellbeing Cafe.

The Cast-Offs have joined forces with Hookers and Clickers (do it for charity) a local group who adopt a different charity every four months. We have embarked on making items for various charities and for the next four months are making cot size and bed size blankets, baby hats and mittens and hats, scarves and mittens for children up to teenage. These items will be sent to an orphanage in the Ukraine for ‘Orphan Smiles’.

Our next get-together takes place between 10am and 3pm in the Music Room here at MBC on Saturday 22 September. If anyone is interested in helping us in our endeavors, please speak to Janis or Kate, look either group up on Facebook or just turn up on the day.

Christmas starts early at MBC’s Lunch Club

This week our Lunch Club regulars had a particularly crafty time.  That’s because Janis Armstrong and Kate Slater led a Christmas Craft session with lots of card, glitter and glue. 

As you can see from the pictures everyone, quite literally, got stuck into making festive decorations; everything from gift tags and cards to angels and Santas. 


Yarn Day, MBC hosts a morning for hookers and clickers

A couple of months ago Sue Gladman came up with an idea to hold a day at church dedicated to anyone who loves to knit, crochet or indeed wanted to learn a new skill.  To be honest I thought we’d get about 6 or 8 dedicated hookers and clickers; those of us that’ll grab any chance to have a good knit and natter.  So I put the date in the diary and duly advertised the event.

To say I was stunned when last Saturday the music room filled up with around 30 ladies is more than an understatement! We had to keep pinching chairs from church to accommodate the ever growing number of yarn enthusiasts. Sue led a sedate crochet lesson in one corner whilst the rest of us (dubbed the raucous lot) did our best to disturb their concentration by knitting as loudly as we could!

Five ladies learned to crochet and one lady learned how to knit. I have tasked a couple of ladies to join me in knitting squares to make up into blankets to donate to the Leeds Baby Bank, and lots of projects were ooohed and aaaahed over as some of us plain knitters stood (or sat) in awe of the skill and patience of some of the others.

The three hours flew by and everyone unanimously agreed that we should hold another Yarn Day soon but this time make it a full day, drop in event with everyone bringing a picnic lunch. We aim to arrange this for sometime in the new year so watch this space and in the meantime… Keeeeep Knitting!

Kate Slater

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Summer Fun! 16 July

Join us for some Summer fun after the service on Sunday 16 July. Bring and share lunch (please bring enough for yourself and some to share). There will also be games and craft. Please can all food be delivered to the Sports Hall before the service starts. Please feel free to bring any board games you and your family enjoy. Lets get Summer of to a great start!

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