Our midweek activities are divided into 4 distinct categories. There are AV Together, AV Meals, AV Electives and AV Care. Each one is outlined below.
Bible studies starting at 7:30pm at Jo & Simon’s house. The studies are arranged in such a way that fosters a communal theology where each person can share what they know and what inspires them about the topic. Have a look on the Church Calendar at the bottom of the page to see when the next one will be taking place.
Meals around the area organised by members of the church. These meals can be arranged by anyone. The host can set the number of people that they can accommodate and people can then sign up for the meal. These are a great way to get to know people in church.
AV Electives are groups that take place during the week that anyone can arrange. These groups can focus around anything that people are interested in. We have several groups running at the moment, including a theater group, Cards at the pub and a men’s fellowship group as well as annual events such as the Haworth Haddock.
At Aire Valley Community Church we intend to find out what God is doing and join in, rather than set up our own projects. With this goal in mind there are several projects that people within the church are involved in. These are:
Bingley Foodbank – a community resource serving local people facing crises in their lives. It has been initiated by the Methodist Airedale Circuit in Partnership with many local churches, voluntary groups and local organisations. It opened its doors on 29 November 2013. It aims to provide 3-day emergency food parcels to residents and the homeless in Bingley, Cottingley, Crossflatts, Cullingworth, Denholme, Eldwick, Gilstead, Harden, Micklethwaite, Riddlesden, Stockbridge, and Wilsden. For more information on how to donate food or become a volunteer, please click here.
Inn Churches has grown from a month-long pilot to a thriving community project with more than 550 volunteers from 70 churches and the wider community in Bradford. They have provided over 5,000 beds for homeless and vulnerable people in the Bradford area since we started.
Inn Churches use available spaces in local churches with volunteers welcoming, feeding, and supporting the homeless during the cold winter months. Inn churches aims to provide a welcoming, warm and supportive atmosphere in which to meet their guests. They offer training to those looking to support their local community.
If you would also like to volunteer with Inn churches then click here to find out more.