Although numbers weren’t high, we had an enjoyable evening at tonight’s Light Night.
Hallowe’en is now the third highest spending festival, behind Christmas and Easter.
Its popularity in the UK has increased, partly through films and books such as Harry Potter and the Twilight series, as well as following the trend in America, where Hallowe’en is increasingly popular.
While many regard Hallowe’en as being harmless fun, as Christians we believe that evil is very real in the world today. We can be thankful that God sent his Son, Jesus, to give His life for us on the cross at Calvary and defeat the evil of Satan once and for all.
For the last few years at Parkside, we have held a Light Night on 31 October, with the aim of providing a safe environment for children of all ages to enjoy a Christian alternative to Hallowe’en.
We play some fun games, enjoy a story from the Bible and usually make something which is linked to the story, before finishing the evening with some refreshments.
Join us at 6:30pm on Saturday 31 October as we dispel the darkness and delight in the light.
Full details of this year’s Light Night can be found here. We hope you’ll be able to join the fun.
With many of our regular number away, we were delighted to have a large number of visitors for our Family Tea this afternoon.
We had around 70 people present to enjoy a mixture of sandwiches and cakes, culminating in the traditional jelly and ice cream.
Alan chaired the evening and, after tea, some of the children from Sunday Club came to the front to help him run through the Ten Commandments, a subject that they’ve been learning about recently on Sunday mornings.
They also enjoyed singing some of the choruses from Sunday Club, before Daniel Rudge came to speak over the tea table.
In a short, powerful message he told the story (from Numbers 20) of Moses striking the rock in the wilderness to bring forth water finishing with linking to 1 Corinthians 4:10 – ‘that rock was Christ’.
Our next regular Family Service is on 18th November at 11.30am.