THIS PAGE CONTAINS LINKS TO ACTIVITIES ENJOYED BY OUR CONGREGATION AND FRIENDS DURING THIS TIME OF "LOCKDOWN"
RAINBOW OF HOPE
Since the beginning of Lockdown, many of you have probably seen pictures of Rainbows which have been put up in home windows, on drive way gates or, in some cases, even chalked out on the floors and pavements. These started off as a thank you to all the NHS workers and key workers who are continuing on with their daily lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as time has progressed, the rainbows have started to mean more than that. They have acted as reminders and encouraging messages for everyone to keep safe and stay indoors, as well as creating hope for everyone at this trialling time. We asked our congregation to share any of their rainbows with us, to create a page of colour and hope for everyone in our church, as well as all those around us. You can find them by clicking the heading above. If you would like to add yours to the page, please contact us and let us know. We would love to see them!
CELEBRATING VE DAY
On Friday 8th May our congregation took part in the VE Day celebrations by getting involved in the 'Big Picnic For Hope', raising funds for the Trussell Trust. More information can about this can be found here: http://bigpicnicforhope.com/ With this picnic we could all celebrate and honour those past heroes, as well as those who are on the front line for us today - NHS, carers, delivery personnel, workers across food stores, public transport, teachers and more, as well as the effort from all the nation to stay home and play our own individual part in helping to see this through. We feel our congregation did a fantastic job as really showed the unity still running throughout us as a group!
Click HERE or on the title above to see our pictures
THE EASTER CROSS
Every year, on Easter Sunday, at Haywards Heath Methodist Church we put up a cross next to the altar and decorate it in bright and beautiful flowers to celebrate Jesus' coming back from death. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak causing the closure of churches, sadly we are not able to do this as a congregation in this year. However, just because the church building is closed, it doesn't mean we should stop celebrating the fact that Jesus rose again. So, this year we encouraged our congregation to create their very own crosses covered in flowers. Made, drawn or coloured, everyone has been given the opportunity to be involved. We can now share all our crosses on this page, filled it with bright colours, as a celebration and reminder of our risen king!