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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Local International Day Celebration to be held on World Cup Final Day!


 This temporary banner at Eden Christian Centre informs the community of their forthcoming International Day Celebration.



A banner on the Car Park of the Prince of Wales attracts huge attention.

Eden Christian Centre host their first ever outdoor community event termed "International Day" on Sunday 13th September 2014.  The date traditionally celebrates the cultural diversity within the Apostolic Church.  However, Pastor Bryon Jones who leads the church on Connaught Road, is using the day to create stronger links between the church and local people.

The day begins with a service within the main church hall on Connaught Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1RN. A chance to worship God in prayer, Praise and Worship and a chance to hear His Word.

Pastor Bryon said;

"We have set this date aside in our Church calendar to remember God's word is for all people irrespective of culture.  Moreover Christ spoke of the need to 'Love thy Brother' explaining the bond of brother was extended to all humanity."

Following the service form 2pm to 5pm a community event will take place in the car park of the Prince of Wales Pub.  This will include; Live music and dance, free international food, World Cup Badge making, Treasure hunt, planting workshop, Children's art workshop, Bouncy castle, funfair, henna and face painting and much more.

Banners have today been placed at the Car park and on the church and create a stunning invitation to an event designed to inspire local people.

The day coincides with the final of the football world cup and the church will be holding a penalty-shoot out competition to commemorate this special day.  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.

Habiba Ahmed said;

"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.  

Wilson Chowdhry said;

"Eden Christian Centre label themselves as 'Church without walls,' events such as these cement that theme and illustrate the innovative way in which modern churches are interacting with their communities.  A bridge building exercise which fosters local cohesion and reinforces the relevancy of Christianity in modern times.




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