Volunteers from Leigh Road Baptist Church (LRBC) have been busy this week delivering postcard invites to the Easter events and services. Over 2,000 homes have been visited in the surrounding streets of LRBC to make sure everyone knows there is always a warm welcome awaiting them at their local church.
Rev Steven Hembery said, “We want everyone to be assured they are always welcome to join us at LRBC. Whether that be during the Easter season or at any of our many activities and events throughout the year. The doors are always open.”
To make doubly sure the invite and welcome is felt by all who want to receive it, the Marguerite Drive church has joined with other places of worship across Leigh and Westcliff-on-Sea to place a full page wrap around advert on the Leigh and Westcliff Times newspaper this fortnight. On this details are given of all participating church Easter events stretching across Holy Week.
The advert and postcards also extend an offer to sign up for an innovative text message and social media scheme called The Passion Experience. This gives those that sign up for free the opportunity to follow the dramatic last week of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection as it would have happened 2000 years ago; experiencing in real time the suffering, pain and joy in a series of thirty free messages – from 17th to 24th April 2011.
Easter is traditionally a time of celebrating Spring, rebirth and fresh starts. It’s a great time to spend with family and friends. But if you have never explored the real story behind the holiday, then come to Leigh Road Baptist Church this Easter. We are going to bring the reality of the holiday to life and show you and your family how it can make a real impact in your day-to-day lives. Do Join us.
Leigh Road Baptist Church
Easter Service with Leigh Road Baptist Church
17 April 10:30am
Morning Service – Towards Jerusalem with children’s groups & Creche
21 April 8pm
Maundy Thursday Communion & Reflection at West Leigh Baptist Church
22 April 10am
Good Friday Reflection: Amazing Sacrifice
23 April 1–4pm
Easter Saturday Funday in Leigh Library Gardens including free Easter Story Egg Hunt
24 April 10:30am
Jesus is Alive! with children’s groups & creche
24 April 6:30pm
He is alive! Songs of Worship and sharing bread and wine at The Stables, Chalkwell Park Drive.