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T Friday afternoon get togethers
:This month we are lucky enough to have two reports from the afternoon get together.
At the regular Friday afternoon Get-together on 20th October two members of our congregation at Stones, Kathryn Ogden and Ian Slim , spoke about the work of Touchstone, the nationally acclaimed Methodist Interfaith charity of which they are both Council members. They described the dark days in 2012 when central funding dried up, the happier times when it was restored and the new optimism for the future as the first steps have been taken towards new and better premises. They outlined some of the work of Touchstone and demonstrated items such as rugs from the Women Weavers exhibition as well as showing a number of books and publications
Ian Slim, and Kathryn Ogden gave a talk about the work of Touchstones, a Methodist initiative in Bradford, where they are both committee members. The mission of Touchstones is to be a listening community for people of all faiths, with the vision of making a safe place of hospitality, to further interfaith understanding, a space for honest conversation, and a place to challenge injustice. Founded as the Bradford mission, secure funding was secured in 2013, and the organisation is presently moving to larger premises in central Bradford; activities include theological exchange, a book club, prayer group, social action, and crafts. Colourful rugs, and literature were displayed. Afternoon tea was served. The collection was for Touchstones.
The next meeting of the Group is on Friday 24th November when Andrew Smith will speak on China.”
The group meets roughly monthly at 2.30pm in the downstairs meeting room. Please come along and join us if you can. The meetings and afternoon tea are free of charge. A retiring collection is taken for the speaker’s chosen charity or cause.
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