Devonshire Road Evangelical Church
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Focus raise money for the church’s ongoing Mission Aid Projects which
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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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 was disappointing.
A Harvest Supper event took place on Saturday 7th October when over 30 people attended what was a lovely evening when we enjoyed a classical concert given by James and Pippa Willshire with refreshments in between the two halves of the concert. James briefly gave a testimony to God's help in their careers. Those present donated a sum of £260 which was forwarded to Habitat for Humanity for their work in helping refugees.
The annual Carols by Candlelight service took place on Sunday evening 17th December. There were about 40 people present and besides church members there were a number of women from the Wednesday ‘Take-A-Break’ and other visitors. There were carols, readings and a drama, with the meaning of Christmas explained at the conclusion. Coffee, tea and mince pies were then served.
Capernwray Students’ Visit
Four students from Capernwray were with us for ten days from the 23rd February to the 3rd March. The leader Ben was from the United States,
Hannah and Jenna were from Canada and Deborah was from Belgium. They had a very active week helping with Kids Club, taking part in the
Sunday services and the Take-A-Break on Wednesday. In addition they helped at the Manchester Drop-in centre, and on Sunday night were on
the streets of Manchester City Centre getting alongside those living on the streets and providing food and clothing. They also took an assembly
at a local school, and visited three Retirement Homes. It was a great time and we were blessed by having them with us. We pray that they will
continue to seek God’s will for their lives and be a blessing to others in their service for the Lord.
On Good Friday we met for communion, remembering Jesus' amazing sacrifice, enduring the physical pain, as well as the emotional and spiritual suffering of being forsaken by God as he took our sins upon himself. After the service we had lunch together at a local restaurant and afterwards went for deserts, tea and coffee at the home of a couple in the Church. The whole day was a great time of fellowship with our Lord and one another.
The service on Easter Sunday was well attended and the message of a resurrected Lord and Saviour came across strongly. It was great to see those who took part included all age groups. The children, in the part they played were especially appreciated by all present.