Last summer we ran a special festival called “The Difference” it was all about the difference that Jesus makes. We had a great time as we enjoyed art, food, music, cultural performances but the best bit of it was hearing different people tell their life stories about how God has made a big difference in their lives.
This year we are planning another special festival, The Difference 2016. It will run from March 23rd –March 27th and will be all about the difference that Easter makes. Why do we celebrate Easter? Is it just an excuse to feast on chocolate or a celebration of springtime? Christians believe that Easter is special because it was at this time of year that Jesus was executed on The Cross and rose again three days later. The Difference 2016 will explore why this event was the most important event in history.
Watch out for further details about some of the special events that will be happening including children’s clubs, arts days and our usual Easter Sunday celebration.
Each day will start with morning devotions at about 9:00am (10:15am on Wednesday with communion and 8:30an on Friday for Breakfast). There’ll be activities throughout the day including art events and The Difference Children’s Club (4-11s) will run on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th (3:15pm -4:45pm) and Friday 25th March (2pm-4pm)
Then we’ll finish off the day with our Easter Festival Café events each evening (7pm – 9pm Thursday & Friday, 5pm -8pm Saturday & Sunday). . During the evening there will be a short talk, opportunity to ask questions, real life stories, food, music and much more.
On Easter Sunday we are planning a combined service brining together all our congregations at 10:30am for a big celebration.
Each day we’ll explore a particular theme to find out what the Bible says about:
The Difference good news makes (Wednesday 23rd March)
The Difference Love makes (Thursday 24th March)
The Difference The crucifixion makes (Friday 25th March)
The Difference suffering makes (Saturday 26th March -5pm -8pm)
The Difference Resurrection makes (Sunday 7th March 5pm- 8pm)
More details coming on flyers, our website, twitter and facebook.