free #breakfast for #families in #Jesmond at Messy Church 11th June 0900 at @JesmondURC

MESSY CHURCH meets at 9.00am on the second Sunday of each month in the

church.  Messy Church will meet again on Sunday 11th June.  It is for children accompanied by responsible adults and is an opportunity for us to invite young families to come along for crafts, cooking, games, science experiments, singing, worship – and breakfast!

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Bumblebee picnic – tickets going fast – join us on 17th June 2.30-4.00pm

Whats important about bees, how can we help them, what can we plant to provide nectar,

Join us for some fun in our community garden – with a picnic!

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Choral music extravaganza! 1st July at Jesmond URC

Northern Praeclassica, directed by Mark Edwards presents

Draw on Sweet Night

A medley of beautiful choral music by composers including:

Brahms, Tomkins, Wilbye, Gibbons, Rheinberger as well as Britten’s Flower Songs

Saturday 1 July 7.30pm

Jesmond URC, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AE

Tickets £10 (concessions £8) available from

www.wegottickets.com/event/403108 or on the door

See www.northernpraeclassica.org.uk for further information

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Tyneside Chamber Orchestra in Concert -25th June at Jesmond URC

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17th June – a concert not to miss! for all the family

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Bumblebee Picnic…

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Maundy Thursday Communion Service and Tenebrae…….(read on for more info)

The word ‘tenebrae’ is Latin for shadows. The purpose of the Tenebrae service is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story, so this is not supposed to be a happy service, because the occasion is not happy. If your expectation of Christian worship is that it should always be happy and exhilarating, you won’t appreciate this service until the second time you attend it.

The service was originally designed for Good Friday, but it can be used for Maundy Thursday as well. Both services have long scripture narratives, which for this service are divided into seven, eight, or nine parts, each one assigned to a different reader.

The service may include other parts, such as solemn hymns, a sermon, and Communion, but the core of the Tenebrae service works like this: It sometimes starts out with the church in candlelight. There can be as many candles as there are readings, plus a white Christ candle. The readers go up one at a time, read their assigned selections, and extinguish one of the candles, until only the Christ candle remains. Then someone reads the first part of Psalm 22, which Jesus quoted on the cross. Then the Christ candle is put out, leaving the congregation in near total darkness—and near total devastation. At this point, the service ends. There is no benediction and the people leave in silence. (The lights are turned up but remain dim so that people can see their way out.)

The purpose of the service is to recreate the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the events, and it is left unfinished, because the story isn’t over until Easter Day.

it will be held in the Church, 7.30pm  and led by Revd Ruth Crofton.

Moving and uplifting – please join us.

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Easter is a time to reflect and meditate… why not join us

All are welcome to join us for a time of meditation

Monday 10th April          Easter Meditation          Bede Room, 12 noon

(Revd Meg Robb)

Wednesday 12th April    Easter Meditation       Bede Room, 12 noon

(Revd Meg Robb)

for more information contact us

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Sunday, 2nd April, 2017 – Young Musicians Live!

Sunday, 2nd April, 2017  Young Musicians Live!

Quay Voices and Students from the Centre for Advanced Training

Conductor: Matt Beckingham

Quay Voices are joined by Young singers from Sage Gateshead’s Centre for Advanced Training for a performance in the beautiful acoustic of United Reformed Church, Jesmond.  Quay Voices will be premiering a new work, composed specially for (and with) them, by young composer Anna Appleby – herself a former member of the Young Musicians Programme at Sage Gateshead.  The programme will also include performances of Arvo Part’s thrilling Bogoroditsye Dyevo, alongside John Tavener’s heavenly setting of The Lamb and a section from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert.

 

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“Woodbine Willie” the work of the famous army chaplain

Light Amid Shadow

A quiet morning based around the work of Revd G.A. Studdert – Kennedy (Woodbine Willie)

 Jesmond United Reformed Church

Saturday 20th May 2017

10.30am – 1.00pm

Led by Revd Ruth Crofton, retired URC Minister

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