Come along to our free community event on Saturday 7th October. Juggle ‘n’ Jazz, an extravaganza for all the family! The fun starts from 5pm with circus skills, arts and crafts, and a Jazz Quartet. Everyone is invited to bring along food and drinks to share (please note, meat must be halal and drinks non-alcoholic). Your favourite dish or something from your national cuisine will go down a treat! For more details contact Mike or Mo at the church office (email or phone: 0161 273 6608). Download a leaflet here.
New Weekly Arts and Crafts classes will be starting at Brunswick Church in October run by WEA North West. Places are limited, so to express an interest please contact Mo by email or phone 0161 273 6608 or call in. Cost is £34 or free for anyone receiving income related benefits. For more information download a flyer here.
September is here again and we are doing a coffee morning at Brunswick Parish Church for Macmillan. This will be on Tuesday 26 September between 12am and 2pm.
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.
Lots of people rolled up yesterday when the circus came to town. This was our Circus Skills Workshop, led by The Circus House. Juggling, balancing, hula-hoop tricks, spinning plates and trapeze skills were all demonstrated and taught – as you can see in the photos – rounded off with a lovely lunch together. Good to have Longsight PCSOs with us too. Thanks to #WeStandTogether for funding.
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Yesterday's service featured four parables, including the parable of the yeast. Hidden but very influential: like the Kingdom of Heaven. And what better way to illustrate the transforming power of yeast than making bread. From scratch. On the spot. Want to sample the results? Come next week for pre-service breakfast at 10am.
For the last 6 weeks we have had John, a student vicar, on placement with us from Westcott House. He has been visiting, leading, preaching, and even helped with Joel's baptism last Sunday. Here is his farewell to us:
I would like to thank you for offering me such a warm welcome during my placement at Brunswick Church. As I said on Sunday, one of the most striking features for me about your church community, is the desire to put into action the love of God in our world for others. This I summed up as The Golden Rule of Jesus, 'Do unto others as you would want done unto yourself' and this is certainly what I have witnessed in Brunswick Church since my arrival, through the welcoming of a stranger and also the desire of the church community to be active, not just on a Sunday, but throughout the week on a daily basis, helping all in, with and through Christ. It has been a joy and a great privilege to have been part of this with you, even if it was for just a short amount of time.
I am now travelling back on the train to Cambridge as I write this and will carry with me many happy memories of my time with you. It really has been wonderful to be part of Brunswick and I will remember you in my prayers. Please pray for me too as I continue on the road to ordination.
With every good wish and many thanks for your kindness,
Last Sunday we held a cake bake sale to raise money for local resident Lois Aldridge who is going off to Uganda to support healthcare workers and to learn new skills. Lois will be working with the Knowledge For Change organisation that has links with the Salford University Nursing Department. A big thank you to everyone who took part – baking, buying, eating – and helped to raise a total of £104... so far.
Today was the official launch of 'Positive Steps', the new name for our weekday community hub, hosted by the amazing Mo. It was great to have a number of the various groups and activities that go on through the week represented, and to welcome visitors and friends old and new. To top it all, there was a great buffet lunch and a celebration cake.