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Mysterious Festive Rocks are being found around Westcliff-on-Sea

Mysterious Festive Rocks are being found around Westcliff-on-Sea

Almost 1000 rocks painted with an image of baby Jesus are being hidden around Westcliff over the period of Advent.

The congregation from Earls Hall Baptist Church (EHBC), Hobleythick Lane, Westcliff, has painted hundreds of these rocks for their community to find, as a creative way to reach out to people this Christmas. It is a festive take on the ‘Love Rocks’ that so many people have enjoyed. The idea is that once people find a rock they take it home and upload a photo to social media which allows others to follow the discovery of these little treasures.

Rev Tom Vernon, EHBC Minister of the church says ‘We hope people will have fun finding a Jesus rock as they are out and about and that they will keep the rock as a gift with our love. But also, that it will help us to think about where Jesus fits into Christmas amongst everything else that goes on at this time of year.’

The rocks are already causing quite a buzz around the area with families from both local primary schools joining in with the search. If people are fortunate enough to find a Jesus rock, as well as getting involved on social media using the hashtag #ehJesusRocks, they are invited to bring their rock to the Jesus Rocks Celebration at the Earls Hall Baptist Church on 22nd December at 4 pm.

For more information visit www.earlshall.com

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Southend Jesus Jam Youth Project: Sharing Jesus Across the Channel

Southend Jesus Jam Youth Project: Sharing Jesus Across the Channel

Imagine a world where young Christians share faith and language together, fostering relationships across cultural and geographical boundaries. Hold that thought…It’s happening for real in our beloved Southend. Southend Jesus Jam is the faith child of Kemi and Bright-Sam Dowokpor who moved to Southend from London 4 years ago and have developed a language and… Continue Reading

Love Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters Appoint Deputy Coordinator

Love Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters Appoint Deputy Coordinator

Following a close competition and subject to references and a clear DBS check, Nina Alleyne has been appointed as the Deputy Co-Ordinator of the Love Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters (SCWNS). Nina will be shadowing John Simmons (the current Co-Ordinator) this winter, before taking over next winter with John available as a mentor. Congratulations Nina… Continue Reading

New Life Wood are recruiting!

New Life Wood are recruiting!

Recycling lumber I Reducing landfill I Restoring lives NEW LIFE WOOD IS RECRUITING Workshop Supervisor (with additional responsibilities) • Do you have a passion for wood and DIY / carpentry experience? • Experience of a retail sales environment? • Do you have a heart for your local community – and would like the opportunity to… Continue Reading

Pilgrimage to Holy Land

Pilgrimage to Holy Land

This is an invitation to come and join us for an amazing experience to visit some of the significant places in the Holy Land. Colin Baldwin of LifeStreams (St Peter’s, Westcliff, St Cedd’s & St Stephen’s) is leading a group pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Galilee, 17th -24th September 2020. There are some places available if… Continue Reading

Open Plaza: Loving the Community of Southend

Open Plaza: Loving the Community of Southend

Southend Christian Fellowship are running their Summer Open Plaza week once again. From 28th July to 4th August they will be hosting all sorts of free events and activities for anyone from the local area to come and be a part of. All events are free of charge and include: a kids club, afternoon tea… Continue Reading