Following the harrowing events in Orlando we joined our sister church Joy MCC in mourning the loss of so many vibrant lives.
During our service we held a vigil following our prayers, during which each of us lit a candle for those lost in Orlando. Sarah-Jane Ramage read the prayer written by one of our elders Professor Nancy Maxwell and there was a feeling of peace over us. It was an incredibly moving experience, full of emotion and there was a true feeling of community with Orlando.
Then on Monday evening in the New Steine there was a vigil. It was a community event which came about organically, out of a real sense of loss and empathy for those affected. The event was incredible, not because of the speeches but because the whole community came out to show their support for those affected. Brighton and Hove came together, filling the park far more than any previous organised event and people were hanging over the railings just to be a part of it.
So in the wake of such an enormous tragedy there is a sense of hope for the future. A sense of renewed purpose to work towards achieving true peace, true connection and true community between all of the diverse peoples that make up our great city.
Now we need to make it happen!
Bibke Cafe is on it's summer break until 4th August.
August (5-7th) we have the Brighton Pride weekend. During which we will be marching in the parade, staffing a stall in the park and having an open-air service.
Due to general conference and summer holidays there will not be a service on 3rd July.
There will be a service as usual on 10th July at 6pm at Brighthelm.
17th July we are supporting the Sounds of Summer concert at Hove Methodist Church, starting at 6pm. So there will not be a service at Brighthelm.
A reminder that Bible Cafe is taking a break for the summer and will return on 4th August at 88 London Road.
In Partnership with:
Tuesday, Thursday 12-4 pm
88 London Road
Sunday 5:15 - 730pm
The Brighthelm Centre
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