Easter Sunday Family Service – 31st March 2013

We enjoyed an excellent time at our Easter Sunday Family Service, with almost sixty people joining us for the morning and the hall decked out with daffodils.

Easter 2013 Family Service Final (1)

Hosted by Phil, we began by singing Come and see followed by prayer.

After a short welcome including the dates for the resumption of Sunday Club as well as the next scheduled Family Service, we moved on to our first reading from Luke 23:44-47, which was read by Rebekah.

This was followed by the singing of Oh to see the dawn and our second reading, from Matthew 28:1-6, which was delivered by Brian.

Our third hymn was See what a morning, which was followed by an entertaining Easter themed quiz consisting of general knowledge questions about Easter.

Afterwards, we watched a short animated video of the Easter story, shown below:

Easter 2013 Family Service Final Romans

Before Paul came up to speak to us, we sung Jesus Christ is alive today and I’m Special.

Paul Cogger came up and spoke briefly about life, highlighting various verses and explaining how important Easter is to Christians and how it is that we can obtain eternal life through the work Jesus did for us in his death on the cross.

Paul also talked about goodie bags which we would be handing out at the end of the Family Service.

These each contained a number of items including invites to forthcoming events, a booklet entitled What’s the point of Easter, an activity story (Josh and Jade at Easter) and colouring for children and a creme egg.  Ladies were also given some of the many daffodils decorating the hall.

Josh and Jade

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The Family Service ended with the singing of Led like a lamb and prayer.

It was followed by a selection of refreshments which included hot cross buns.

Our next Family Service is due to take place on April 21st at 11.45am.  We hope you’ll be able to join us.

Christmas: The Purpose – 18th December 2011

Today, some 45 people enjoyed the final carol service in our Step into Christmas series as we looked at the subject Christmas: The Purpose.

The service was once again hosted by Phil Bray and began with the carol Hark the herald angels sing followed by prayer.

The second carol was Away in a manger and was followed by the final installment of the Christmas Quiz which ultimately ended in victory for the Mince Pies.

The third carol was Infant Holy, infant lowly and was followed by playing the two video clips below:

Our fourth carol was O come all ye faithful and after this, Paul Cogger came up to speak.

Paul used examples of different activities which keep us busy over Christmas, as below, before gradually fading out the pictures to leave the cross as the real purpose of Christmas.


Paul closed in prayer before our final carol which was I cannot tell why He, whom angels worship.

As in previous weeks, we followed the service with hot drinks and mince pies.

Our next carol service is Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve.

Creation Calls: Are you listening? – 11th September 2011

Footage from the BBC Planet Earth series set to the song ‘Creation calls’ by Brian Doerkson, this shows the amazing power of God’s creation.