So much been going on!

It’s been a while since my last message and a lot has happened. The B Right On festival went well and I was so proud to be a part of The Village MCC serving our community in Brighton and Hove. Then as the festival closed we moved into Women’s History month and there have been some wonderful speakers at our services. Watch out for more themes and guest speakers to come.

One of the highlights of the festival for me has been working with Bill, Charlie, Wendy, Simon, and Sarah on The Jesus Deck Project. We’ve all been surprised by how strongly the Holy Spirit has moved in this work and each one of us enjoyed the process. Each of us has stories to tell and I know that working with this tool, and this group, has brought me closer to God.

And in the middle of all of all the business we entered Lent. This Sunday is the fourth week in Lent, and the following Sunday is Palm Sunday. On Thursday April 13th we’ll celebrate our Seder at the Somerset Day Centre, 7pm – 9pm. Remember to come hungry as there’s a lamb dinner. There’s no charge for the food but there’ll be a basket available for donations if you’d like to make one.

A Seder (passover meal) is a wonderful Easter celebration in that it ties the history of the Jewish people to our lives as Christians, and the liberation of Israel from Egypt to our own stories of liberation. Feel free to bring friends!

And then on Good Friday the Walk of Witness,(see below) sets off from various points around Brighton and finally gathers for a service at the Old Steine.

Then just two days later it’s Easter Sunday and a window into the core of Christian faith,

There’s lots more happening in our church life but instead of me rambling on here I suggest you read the pastor’s reports that are in the board notes on our website. Each set includes meeting minutes, church finances, and my monthly report. It’s a great way to keep abreast of the work we’re doing as a church.

I do hope I see you at the Seder, or at worship, and that you have a wonderful and Blessed Easter.

Rev. Michael

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