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April 2017

This month we are looking forward to celebrating Easter, the central and defining moment for our Christian faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ meaning death is overcome and we can know God personally. There are various activities and events taking place so why not come along and get involved… 

What’s on This Week…

 Sunday 9th April is known as Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday because it marks a special day when Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem to shouts and cheers of ‘Hosanna’ and expectation of many that he was going to become king.

That view was not held by all and there was a plot against him. One evening he was gathered with his friends for the traditional Passover Meal; a time of getting together with family and loved ones and remembering God’s salvation. This has become known as ‘The Last Supper’ and at Yiewsley Baptist Church we will be enjoying an International Dinner on Thursday 13th April. Doors open at 6pm and we’ll be aiming to eat about 6:30pm. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to add to the meal and we will share together.


After the meal Jesus was arrested, tried and sent to his death. We know this as Good Friday because it is the day Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of old and took upon himself the wrong doings of the world. On Friday 14th April, 10:00am there will be a short time of prayer outside Yiewsley Baptist Church and then we will walk down to St Matthews Church for a public service (10:30am) with the other local churches followed by hot cross buns.

On Saturday 15th April there will be the monthly church prayer meeting at 10am. If you have not been before this is an opportunity to gather together and pray for the life of the church and the local community. All are welcome, you do not need to pray but can listen to the prayers of others and if you would like to ask for prayers for your own concerns.  Later that day a group from St Matthew’s Church are going to be walking around the neighbourhood giving away Easter Eggs. If you would like to join them please meet outside Yiewsley Baptist Church at 12pm and they will pass by and collect you shortly after.

On Sunday 16th April we will be celebrating Easter Sunday with a joy filled service at 10:30am. 

Wanted… 

Wanted: Musicians, Choirs, Face Painters, Entertainers, Stall Holders, Crafters, Artists, Jugglers, Bakers, Flower Arrangers and much more…

 We are holding a Community Fun Day on 3rd June 2017 and we would love for the community to be involved. There will be a small stage for people to perform, an area for refreshments, a hall for stalls and games and we need you, your friends or your family to fill these.

Does your school or work place have a choir that would like to perform? Are you in a band or a solo performer that likes to entertain? Would you like to sell crafts you make from a small stall? Could you provide meals and refreshments? Are you involved with a charity that would like to promote its work?

Entry will be free. All we ask is that you bring a smile and joy to the event. Stall holders charging for their services/ good are invited to make a donation to Yiewsley Baptist Church but there is no set fee.

Submissions for contributions close 12th May allowing us to finalise the agenda and layout. For more information or book a place please email info@yiewsleybaptistchurch.com or call 01895 449898.

 

Foodbank…

On 24th April the new Yiewsley and West Drayton Foodbank will open its doors for the first time to help local people in crisis. We have a collection point for food donations at Yiewsley Baptist Church and Rich is able to issues vouchers to those in need. The Foodbank requires donations of food and volunteers for a variety of roles. Attached is a  copy of the current shopping list (copies are available in the church) and if you would like to find out more about the opportunities to get involved can I encourage you to visit the website or contact the Carol (Project Manager) at info@yiewsleywestdrayton.foodbank.org.
For more information about activities and events of Yiewsley Baptist Church please visit our website or get in touch.