Our Easter celebrations really started on the Tuesday before when we held our Lent meal, whilst we concluded our study course "The way to Freedom". This thought provoking course, produced by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, concluded with a discussion about death. The meal was an opportunity to remember the way in which Jesus broke bread and shared a cup over a meal.
Our Good Friday service was held at 7-30p.m. when Simon Cheatle from our Philadelphia church led our thoughts.
Saturday was the first of our regular coffee mornings which was well attended. Jamie served his bacon butties, hot cross buns were available, and Nathan organised a car wash in aid of Don District Explorer scouts' camp in Wales later this year.
Sunday morning started at 8-30a.m. with early morning communion led by our pastor Susannah. This was followed by breakfast organised by David and Elaine. During breakfast we were visited by a passing group from "Contemplative Fire" We had a good conversation and look forward to this relationship developing.
The morning service was led by pastor Jonathan, and during this service, Jamie and Nathan were received as full members by Brian, our church secretary, and Dave, our Young People's Department officer.