Community Easter project
For our Easter window we are planning an Easter display and would love your help. We have got an Easter tree and would like to decorate it with suitable items that you have made. Think Christmas decorations, but for Easter. We are looking for decorations of crosses, eggs, chicks, bunnies etc. They should be no bigger than 2″ by 3″ (5cm by 7.5cm approx.) We will add the hanging loop. They can be knitted, sewn, crochet, felt, craft foam, paper etc.
We will share various ideas over the next few weeks. Louise is putting together a small craft pack with craft foam, see our virtual sales table for details.
The finished items can be sent to Cathy Simpson (see church directory for contact details).
You can find a knitting pattern for a small Easter egg decoration here.
White flower cross of remembrance
We will be creating a white flower cross of remembrance as a prayer focus for our prayer meeting during Holy Week. We are inviting people to write the name of someone who has died on a white paper flower to go on our cross of remembrance. We will then name these people during our prayer meeting on Wednesday 31 March and hold their families in our prayers. If the person you would like us to remember has died due to Covid, please put this on the flower template as we would like to include these separately.
If you have someone you would like to remember as part of this, you can use one of the flower templates here. Please write the name of the person on the back of the flower and send to Louise. Alternatively you can contact Louise with the name you would like included and she will add this to one of the flowers on your behalf. The flowers need to be received by Saturday 27th March to be included on the cross.
Little acts of kindness for Lent
If you’d like to take part in a little acts of kindness challenge for Lent, you can find a sheet here with 40 small acts of kindness, each with a Bible verse and a prayer point. Hopefully each act should be possible to do in even if we remain in lockdown throughout Lent. You can do them in order or choose which act you’d like to do each day. We will be sharing one act each day on our Facebook page throughout Lent.
Woven – Lent Bible study
In our Bible exploration group during Lent, we will be following the London District of the Methodist Church’s Lent study course – Woven. Our Lent course will start on Tuesday 23 February and all are welcome to join us. We meet on Tuesday evenings via Zoom, please email the church office if you need the meeting details. You can find more information about the Lent study course and download a copy of the booklet for this course at https://www.methodistlondon.org.uk/lentcourse2021