Special Pentecost Service

We had a special Pentecost on Sunday 19th May 2013 when we had the privilege of welcoming Revd. Áureo Rodrigues de Oliveira, moderator of Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil to preach.

We were also pleased that John Ellis, Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church, and Revd. Dr. Deborah Baird, Deputy Moderator of the East Midlands synod, were able to be with us for this service, which was led by our minister, Revd. Ian Wiseman.

Revd Áureo Oliveira brought greetings from the Christian community in Brazil and thanks for the support our church has given to the ‘Cristo é Vida’ (Christ is Life)  ‘before and after school’ project run by the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil in the Pirambu neighbourhood of Fortaleza.

The service was followed by a congregational lunch. Presentations were made to the moderators and Revd Rodrigues de Oliveira presented the church with the gift of a lace communion table cloth made in Fortaleza, capital of the Ceara State of northeast Brazil which specialises in the production of intricately designed hand-made lace.