A less well-known part of Easter, but an important part of the lead up to Good Friday, is what is known as Maundy Thursday. This is when we remember Jesus' last meal with his disciples – where he shared bread and wine with them and said it represented his body and blood – and washed their feet as a sign of how we should all serve one another. Deep stuff. Here are some photos from our recent Maundy Thursday service.
Easter 2022 Services at Brunswick Church:
Today at our Sunday morning service we linked up with one of our mission partners, Operation Restoration Christian School in the Trenchtown area of Kingston, Jamaica. The school does an amazing work in this deprived area, providing young people with education whose families otherwise could not afford to send them to school. We linked through Zoom with Robert Dixon, the principal, who has visited us in the past, and also teacher Claudette, who brought us the latest news from the school.
The purpose of the link was to tell them about the Thank Offering we have taken as a church. We decided to give away this special offering to the school in gratitude for God's provision for our Refurb Project, and were able to tell Robert that £10,000 will be donated to their work.
Our sports-based community fun day Sports-tacular2 was a spectacular success. Lots of activities, loads of people having a good time, a great meal from Cracking Good Food - and the official opening of our Refurb project. This is the reason why we undertook Refurb - life in all its fulness for our community. Big thanks to all who helped make it happen.
This morning we had the pleasure of having both Year 5 classes from Medlock School visiting the church to learn about what Christians believe about the Easter Story. The children went round 6 different stations each telling a part of the story using volunteers and props. See if you can follow the story from these pictures of the 6 stations.
Find out more about Experience Easter here.
Thanks to everyone who came to help in the sunshine today with digging and putting plants in the beds in our refurbished car park.
A sports and activity based community fun-day for all ages featuring (deep breath): Circus Skills, Zumba, Football Tournament, Circuit Taster Session, Refurb Display, Outdoor Games, Cultural Dance, Chair Exercise, Play Equipment, Bingo, Bouncy Castles, Chill Area with Free Food, Local Services Information Stands, official opening of our new Sports Hall. Plus more to be confirmed (details will be added here. And it's all FREE!
April 2, 12-3pm. Clear the date - its going to be fun. Download a leaflet here.