We began our Easter celebrations two weeks before Easter Sunday with our Easter Craft Market event, which had a variety of stalls run by church members and friends from the community. There were craft stalls offering jewellery, cards, candles and crocheted and sewn items, among other things, as well as a wonderful cake stall with Easter-themed goodies made by church members, a gift stall, and a chocolate stall with Easter Baskets and fabulous crocheted Ninja Turtle Creme Egg Cosies!! :) There was also a raffle and our Cafe was open for drinks and a bit of lunch, which always goes down well!! :)
It was a lovely few hours of fun, laughter and chat with quite a number of visitors, some faces we know well and some we were happy to see for the first time. Thank you very much to all those who came along and supported the event and an especial thanks to the wonderful people who put in so much time and energy preparing it all beforehand and manning the stalls on the day!! :)
Palm Sunday Easter Egg Tombola
The next stop in our tour of Easter activities is our annual Palm Sunday Egg Tombola. Unfortunately, we don't have any photos of what was a very impressive display of Easter Eggs, including a wonderful big one for the main prize, but, as usual, the Tombola went down extremely well and everybody went home with something yummy!! :) Much needed funds were also raised from the ticket sales, of course- so a big thank you to everyone who donated eggs and bought tickets!!
Holy Week and Easter Sunday
The week leading up to and including Easter Sunday is Holy Week- a very busy and important time in the Christian calendar with many services, each marking a particular part of the Easter story. (If you would like to read a little more about each of the services and their meanings, please take a look at our blog posts here and here.)
Easter is such an important time for Christians and we want to thank all those who came along to our services and events and made our celebrations even more special.