…to get a church full of people of all ages cheerfully whistling “Always look on the bright side of life”? The same thing that gets all the kids excitedly bashing an egg-shaped piñata with a wooden spoon – only to discover has all kinds of things inside (birds, butterflies, flowers, bunnies), except no Easter eggs? … Continued
Till late last century, it’s probably true to say that your average protestant Christian believed in a god who offered their son to be killed like an animal sacrifice, as payback so humanity was relieved of its own death penalty for ‘sin’ or separation from God, each other and creation. And all we humans needed … Continued
Over 50 people gathered on-line during the lockdown to celebrate our Virtual Easter Sunday with the Durham Street Methodist community. Thanks to Hugh for grabbing these pictures of the diverse bunch of participants we are, some decorated eggs and colourful hats – that we were asked by Philo to bring along for the celebration. Her … Continued
This Easter: Don’t go to church, be the church
On the night of his arrest, Jesus gathered at table with his disciples in an upper Zoom.
Our building may be closed. Church gatherings may be suspended, but we are still here for you. Just to prove it, when many others were doing their last minute panic shopping before the lock-down came into force, Philo and Jeff were doing their panic setting-up of a fun Easter window display – Easter eggs, bunnies, … Continued
After an Easter morning breakfast shared with Knox Presbyterians, a larger than usual gathering at Durham St Methodist church participated last Sunday in an Easter service led by Philo that included balloon blowing, origami butterflies and other surprises. It was a celebration that Resurrection is not just something to believe in, but to enact in … Continued
This Easter, you can have fun and make a difference to families living in poverty at the same time. The Christchurch Methodist Mission is encouraging you to host your own Easter Egg Hunt and invite friends and families to come along and join in the fun. Simply register your Easter Egg Hunt at bit.ly/myeasteregghunt2019, invite … Continued