Eden Christian Centre are taking their annual celebration titled International Day into the community this year. The day is set into the Apostolic Church Calendar as a day to celebrate the different cultures and traditions within the church. This year however the Connaught Road based congregation have obtained permission to use the Car Park at the Prince of Wales Pub on Sunday 13th July form 2pm - 7pm, to share fellowship with the wider community.
Activities at the event include Face Painting, Live Music and Dance, board games, free International Food, a bouncy castle and Children's art gazebo. There will also be a community talent competition with prizes and trophies. Any visitors who wish to learn more about the Christian faith or the Eden Christian Centre will also be given opportunity to learn more and a Prayer and healing room will be available.
Pastor Bryon Jones said;
"This day will be a day of great feasting, fun and fellowship with local people . We hope to build bridges with the local community whilst sharing the principles of our faith dispelling any myths held about Christianity and reminding people of the relevance of Christianity in modern society."
"The majority of activities are free and we encourage local people to come and join us in celebrating the wonders of a multicultural society."
The day coincides with the final of the football world cup and the church will be holding a penalty-shoot out competition in sympathy with this. Moreover, they will be joined by Habiba Ahmed of Redbridge Recycling who will hold a treasure hunt and children's activity using recycled material to make World Cup badges. She will also be holding a local swap shop where unwanted items can be exchanged for other used items such as CD's, books and trinkets.
We are holding a ‘Give and Take – Community Swap Shop’ on Sunday, 13th July 2014. For more details please follow this link:
Wilson Chowdhry of the BPCA is co-ordinating the event for the church and it is hoped we will be holding a Hennah Stall to raise funds for our group.