Photos from our Big Cook this evening. Over 200 meals prepared for our guests coming to the Winter Night Shelter each Monday night from November through to January. All will be frozen ready for reheating week by week. All ingredients, apart from the meat, were DONATED by Bookers Ardwick. Big Thanks to them and to everyone who helped. Who know onions could be so much fun?
In an exciting partnership with Manchester Archives at Central Library, Positive Steps is looking for people 50+ years old to come to Brunswick Church and share their stories on film of life in our community. Interview dates are:
Download a poster here.
The Celebration event at Brunswick church was a lot of fun. We gathered to celebrate all that goes in the our building, the volunteers who make it happen, and 25 years of Simon as our vicar. There was food (lots of it: thank you Mo and the ladies from 'Women's Footprints'), fun and fizz, and tunes from DJ Lee. It was that to see so many people coming together to enjoy each other's company and celebrate what a great community we have. As Simon said afterwards: "There's nothing quite like it when God's people party!"
Once again we are hosting a coffee morning at Brunswick Parish Church for Macmillan. This will be on Tuesday 25 September between 11am and 1pm. Come along for coffee, cake and conversation.
If you would like to donate any cakes/nibbles please pop them into the church. That would be great! You will be supporting a fantastic cause and having the opportunity to have to see what happens in the building during the week.
Last Sunday we welcomed a guest visitor from one of our mission partners. Robert Dixon is principal of Operation Restoration Christian School in the inner-city Trenchtown area of Kingston, Jamaica. Robert talked about the children of Trenchtown, the founding of the school to meet their basic educational needs by Lorna Stanley (a previous visitor to Brunswick) and future plans for the school. We support the school financially each month, but are having a special collection to make a further gift donation. If you would like to contribute please send an email.
Our All Together Special service last Sunday was about the church as not a building but the Body of Christ. Everyone was handed a jigsaw piece as they arrived and we had a lot of fun with 1 Corinthians 12, videos, chocolate, stones, stickers and making things (see photos below). In our prayer time we stated: "God has called each of us to be part of the picture of 'life in all its fulness' he is painting in this place" and asked: "What piece is he calling you to be? What part is he calling you to play?"
Incidentally, the jigsaw is incomplete to remind us that not everyone was there. Unavoidable for some of course, but a gentle reminder to others that "not feeling like it" means we all miss out a bit.