Well it’s been an odd Easter week all round, and not just that the weather has been so lovely in recent days. Few of us have ever experienced anything quite like these past few weeks; marking and taking joy in the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus has been so different this year.
Jesus, however hasn’t changed a jot: still alive, still the same yesterday, today and forever, and that is still good news. That’s an encouragement for those of us who hold faith in Christ, of course. I hope too, that it’s good news for those who might not say they have a clear faith in the person who lies at the heart of Easter.
One of the unexpected benefits of our services being online is how easy it has been for others normally outside our Sunday services to join us. It’s also been great to hear how church family members have invited friends and family to join us online at 4pm each week. My hope is that for some, the question: ‘what would faith in Christ look like for you?’ is one worth asking.
Normally at this time of the year we’d run a series of evening sessions looking at Jesus and the basics of Christian faith. Of course we can’t do that face to face this year, but we can do that online, which is exactly what we’ll be doing.
Starting this Thursday, therefore, we’re going to be running a series of seven short zoom conversations based on the Word One to One. It’s going to work a little bit like an online book club, where we’ll read through and discuss John’s gospel – the fourth biography of Jesus’ life from the Bible.
Here’s a video explaining things a little further:
So do please join us. Now really is a good time to think what God might be doing in the world at the moment. Thursday 23 April, 8pm by zoom – Rob Bridgewater will be leading the group. Email email@example.com or text/call 07968 980554 with a name and contact number and we’ll reply with how to join the Zoom meeting. Look forward to seeing you there!