Doncaster Evangelical Church

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Easter Message from our Pastor

A few years ago, a poll asking 2,000 parents across the UK discovered that almost 79% of children do not know the true meaning of Easter; a quarter thinking it is to celebrate the Easter bunny’s birthday and more than 25% believing it celebrated the date chocolate was invented! It is likely this number has increased since then.

One in three British children aged eight to fifteen don’t know why we celebrate Good Friday, while for Easter Sunday it’s one in four. Research carried out by YouGov for the Bible Society revealed that children are bewildered by the Easter story; confusing it with other parts of the Bible, Aesop’s fables, and even fairy tales, with a quarter believing the Golden Goose and the Hare and the Tortoise may feature in the Easter story. These findings are supported by the Bible Society’s earlier ‘Pass it On’ report, in which 43% of eight to fifteen-year olds indicated they had never read, seen or heard the story of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Similarly, 71% of parents with children aged three to fifteen indicated they didn’t think their child had ever read, seen or heard the story.

Christmas and Easter celebrate key truths of the Christian message, but Christmas is much more popular than Easter – especially in terms of its commercial sales. Sadly, many do not always know the true meaning of Christmas and it is becoming more secular with little reference to its truths.

We at Doncaster Evangelical Church invite you to our Easter services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, as well as to the family event on Wednesday 17th April, when we will celebrate and remind ourselves of the amazing truths behind why we celebrate Easter. While serious things will be looked at, there will certainly be joy and celebration as we proclaim again the Good News of all Jesus accomplished in His life, death and resurrection. The church declares this Good News at all times, but we will certainly focus on such at Easter.

You are welcome to join with us as we look again at what Easter is about and we celebrate the only One to conquer death and who can give us the hope of eternal life which we can begin to enjoy now.

 

“Christ died for our sins, was buried, was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures”

1 Corinthians 15v3-4

Easter Family Fun Night

Wednesday April 17th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Once again we will be holding a Family Fun Event on the run up to Easter.  The evening will include crafts for all levels, including edible ones; fun recipes; games and refreshments.

We hope you can join us so pop the date in your diary!

(All children must be accompanied by an adult)

Easter Events & Services

It seemed Christmas was barely over before the Easter eggs showed up in the shops so we understand the feeling that things just seem to get a little in front of themselves.

But we wanted to give you a little forward notice of our Easter Events so that you could pop them in your diary.

Easter Family Fun Night – Wednesday 17th April, 6 – 8pm

Maundy Thursday Service with Communion – Thursday 18th April, 7:30 – 9pm

Good Friday Service – Friday 19th April, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Easter Sunday Services – Family Service in the morning 10:45 – 12noon; Evening Service 6:30 – 8pm

 

Date Change

Our church spring cleaning detail will now be on Saturday 16th March instead of the week earlier.

If you can offer your time please come and join us, we will start about 9am but please just pop in for whatever time you can.  We have a myriad of jobs that need doing from painting & cleaning to making tea!  Find out more on the day.