Hall Open Day – Saturday 21st May

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Christadelphian Hall circa 1922

Christadelphians have been in Ormskirk since 1899, but we moved into our current hall in Moorgate in 1922. Like so many buildings that have been around in the town for a long time, people often walk past and don’t even realise it is there. (We are in between the Guide Hut and the council car park if you can’t picture it!). So if most people don’t even spot we are there, fewer have actually been in.

Baptismal Bath
Baptismal Bath

Many are unsure what is inside so on Saturday21st May we are throwing our doors open to invite people to have a look around. It’s not a service like we have on a Sunday, more just a chance to have a good nosey at what we do. As well as free tea and coffee there will be displays about charities which we support, you can see where and how we baptise people and discover more about what we believe and how we worship.

The hall will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, so why not pop along and satisfy your curiosity.

Hall Open Day – Saturday 5th December

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Christadelphian Hall on Moorgate in 1922

Christadelphians have been in Ormskirk since 1899, but we moved into our current hall in Moorgate in 1922. Like so many buildings that have been around in the town for a long time, people often walk past and don’t even realise it is there. (We are in between the Guide Hut and the council car park if you can’t picture it!). So if most people don’t even spot we are there, fewer have actually been in.

 

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Christadelphian Hall on Moorgate 2015

Many are unsure what is inside so on Saturday 5th December we are throwing our doors open to invite people to have a look around. It’s not a service like we have on a Sunday, more just a chance to have a good nosey at what we do. As well as free tea and coffee there will be displays about charities which we support, you can see where and how we baptise people and discover more about what we believe and how we worship.

The hall will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, so why not pop along and satisfy your curiosity.

May We Eat

On Sunday 10th May Ormskirk Christadelphians took part in a global event to help those less fortunate. The #MayWeEat campaign began in May 2014. It’s run by the Meal-a-Day charity and is a whole month focused on raising funds to help those who are really in need.

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Last year it raised over £20,000. Every day Meal-a-Day helps feed over 2,500 children. They have over 40 projects spread across 12 countries in Africa, which provide food, water, shelter and clothes for many.

In Ormskirk we replaced our normal bring and share Sunday lunch with a traditional Kenyan meal. We are twinned with Christadelphians in Luyya in Kenya.   Chris and Annie Abson have visited them over the years and helped at the Nalondo School for Physically Handicapped Children.

We have regular collections to help a feeding programme taking place there.

 

Today, iIMG_3161n traditional Kenyan style, we had our hands washed by two of our members (Annie & Rachel) and were then served our meal. The usual fare of stews, curries, lasagne and chilli was replaced with plain boiled rice, beans and lentils.

This is the meal that the children would normally have as part of the feeding programme.

 

For dessert the cakes and ice cream were replaced by pineapple, bananas and Mandazis, a sort of deep fried donut, IMG_3155but without the jam in the centre and not covered in sugar!

We gave the money that we would normally spend on our lunch to the appeal. We can forget how blessed we are in this country. Even the poorest of us do not suffer the way some do overseas, so this was an opportunity put into practice the instructions of Jesus:

‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me…. whatever you did for one of the least of these … you did for me.’ Matt 25

Click here for more details on Meal-a-day click here

Click here for more details on Chris and Annie’s work overseas

Click here for more details about what we believe

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