Easter Events for 2019

Check out our Easter weekend events for 2019!  We also have an Easter Sunday morning service at Pelham Street at 10:30am as usual.

Let’s check out all of the Christmas church services, events and activities happening at Newark Evangelical Church (Newark on Trent) and Fernwood Community Church for 2018.

Christmas and the weeks leading up to it are always very busy times in the life of NEC. There’s the services and activities themselves and also all of the preparation that goes on behind the scenes to make these events the best they can be. As soon as December rolls around, you will hear talk and see promotions of Christmas church services and things to do at NEC and there really is a little something for everyone and all age groups.

 

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Easter Events 2018

Easter is a very special time of year for Christians, when we remember the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and celebrate His resurrection on Easter Sunday. 

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Power for Evangelism

Where does our power come from for evangelism? On Sunday we looked at how the first Christians believers were baptised by the Holy Spirit, to enable them to speak to the nations about God. And we were encouraged that this same power is available for us today for the same purpose.

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Rich, Poor and Comforted Mourners

In the famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus begins to teach His disciples, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Here, Jesus Christ turns the world upside down or rather, the right side up! Christians are poor in spirit and yet they are blessed! They are happy and fortunate! It is even good to be a mourner!  However, Jesus isn’t here referring to physical poverty or mourning the loss of loved ones. Instead, He is describing attitudes that define His followers.

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‘Not just words’

Have you felt a sense of shock or concern about the level of swearing you hear in public these days? I’m sure I didn’t hear so much when I was a lad – and I’m only in my early 40’s! I don’t want to sound like a moralising grumpy old man but it is a real concern. The Bible teaches that our speech is a key measure of character. Jesus said, “For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Individual characters make up a community. Our speech is an indicator of the health of our society.

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Christmas Message 2011

Copy of Christmas Message submitted as a peice amongst other church leaders in the local newspaper:

I love to see the children in our Church family at Christmas time and always! We’ve been blessed with new little ones this year. I have three children myself and I know that it is a daunting joy to bring them up. There’s so much you naturally want to protect them from; so much you want to give them.

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Halloween Dangers

From an article to a local paper:

In terms of any comments from a Christian perspective, I see two main areas of concern.

Firstly there’s the social / community aspect. Clearly there are vulnerable people behind some doors who will be terrified by Trick or Treat callers. Children are potentially vulnerable to some people behind the doors – and it’s advisable that if children do go trick or treating, responsible adults go with children – at least to be there at the end of the pathways to homes.

The very concept of threatening an unpleasant consequence if the person at home doesn’t deliver the treat is worrying. That we can get something through threat is not good. Even though it can be by mutual consent of the threatener and the threatened, the principle itself is not good. This, together with a general breakdown of respect and trust in our present society, one can see it doesn’t lead in a healthy direction. Maybe we should start a tradition of offering to do jobs for people instead of threats!

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Newark Evangelical Church
Corner of Portland Street and Pelham Street,
Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4XD, England.

Phone: 07546-114807

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