Devonshire Road Evangelical Church
& Buy events at T.A.B. and Focus
raise money for the church’s ongoing Mission Aid Projects
which include :-
1. Supporting the Bethesda Leprosy Hospital in Narsapur, South India.
2. Financially supporting a young boy and young girl in Niger, Africa with their education expenses and community projects.
3. Sending knitted baby layettes and other articles of clothing to Mission Stations in Africa.
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A Harvest Supper event took place on Saturday 24th September when over 30 people attended what was a lovely evening when we enjoyed a meal together. After the meal we were entertained with some excellent music and singing from Fiona Simpson and Brian Adams. Fiona shared her testimony of how God helped her through a difficult time in her life. People donated generously and a total of £195 was raised to help refugees.
On Sunday morning 25th September we celebrated at the morning service with a display of fruit and vegetables reminding us of God's goodness, 'seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.' (Genesis 8:22)
Sunday 11th December we had a wonderful morning of celebration when a young girl from Sunday Club was baptised. The church was nearly full with many family members and visitors present. It was a very moving and happy occasion as she publicly acknowledged her belief in Jesus as her Saviour.
The annual Carols by Candlelight service took place on Sunday evening 18th December. There were about 40 people present and beside church members there was a number of women from the Wednesday 'Take-A-Break' and other visitors. There were carols, readings and a drama, with comments interspersed about the meaning of Christmas. Coffee, tea and mince pies were served at the close of the service.
Then there was the Christmas morning service at 11.00 to 11.45 when a good number of people gathered to celebrate the wonderful event of God coming into the world in Jesus.
The usual Good Friday service was held to remember the death of our Lord Jesus. After the service we had lunch together at a local resturant and afterwards because the weather was not favourable for walking, we went to the home of a couple in the church for tea.
On Saterday May 13th we had a visit from Steve Price an Illusionist. It was greatly encouraging to see the church full with over sixty people attending. The evening was most entertaining, with lots of humour as he performed his illusions. During the second half of the evening, Steve presented the Good News in a clear and unique way.
A Quiz night was held on 1st July which was a very good occasion but the number who attended