Lancaster Churches Make their Mark
As Christians, we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Yet so often, differences of opinion cause a distinct lack of unity between churches. Working together is an ideal antidote - which is exactly what churches across Lancaster have been doing.
At their 'Hope for Easter' festival, around 2,000 people came to enjoy live music, entertainment, and prayer. The organisers also wanted to show local people the range of support available at their churches.
Seven churches were involved in the organisation and implementation of the day. The Rev John Scammon, vicar of St Thomas's, said the day had brought denominations 'closer together' and that there's a growing sense of 'community' amongst them.
As well as building relationships with each-other, the aim was to build them with locals too. They hoped to communicate what Christianity is really about. Pastor Sandra Jones said they wanted to see 'education and commerce blessed,' and to see the 'council make great decisions …' She emphasised that Christians care about the whole needs of a person, as well as their salvation.
Overall, the Easter Festival was regarded an 'overwhelming success.'