Easter Weekend at Nite Church
We had a great time at our last Nite church which ran from Easter Saturday into the early hours of Easter Sunday morning. We felt it was extremely important to have a Christian presence in the city centre on the most important weekend of the Christian calendar.
For many of the revellers out, they would not be celebrating the resurrection of Christ, but the first bank holiday weekend of the year, which for many would mean an extra day/night of drinking.
Due to continued building works at the Parish Centre and significance of the weekend we decided to have all our activities outside. We brought a cross with us and covered it with rubbish to signify that Jesus took all the sins of the world to the cross on Good Friday. After midnight the rubbish was taken away and replaced by lights and flowers.
The resurrection is a sign of new beginnings, a fresh start. Jesus’ death and resurrection means nothing is impossible for all those who come to him.
Many people in our city feel their lives are worthless, they are rubbish. The cross brings hope and beauty out of rubbish and despair.
Nite church were joined by staff from “Renew” an organisation in Hull supporting people with drug and alcohol addictions to become free of their habits. They supplied us with eggs and wrist bands to give out to people with the contact number of where to get help if they wanted to tackle their problem. What better time could there be to make a decision to make a fresh start!
As Christians, the Spirit of the Lord is on us, we are all commissioned “to proclaim good news to the poor, he has sent us to proclaim freedom for the prisoners” Luke 4:18
Young people came over to talk with us, listen to the singing, have a drink, some even danced.