Baptist Church are once again are bringing a weekend of Hope to Henley. Hope Festival is happening over 18-20 March and is a long weekend of FREE activities and community events.
There is something for everyone:
Friday 18th March, 10am-12pm | me:too @ d:two | social play group for parents, carers and their toddlers and babies with face painting and egg hunt!
Saturday 19th March, 8-9:30am | Men’s breakfast at the Argyll | with a guest speaker addressing the subject of “being a man in today’s world” (cost £5 for breakfast)
Saturday 19th March, 10-11am | Kids Club @ d:two | for primary school children, including egg hunt, crafts, games and there’s a bacon roll for parents too!
Saturday 19th March, 11am-1pm | Free soup lunch @ d:two| there IS such a thing as a free lunch! Healthy and homemade. It’s good to share food with friends and family.
Saturday 19th March, afternoon | Community Service Teams helping with practical projects, gardens, house clearing
Saturday 19th March, 6-8:30pm | Youth film night @ d:two| Pizza and a film selected by you!
Sunday 20th March, 10:30am-12pm | Back to Church Sunday @ d:two | worship, kids activities and a message from Pastor Roger Cole. Followed by…
Sunday 20th March, 1-3pm | Youth Church Service @ d:two| a time for young people, led by young people for ages 12 upwards, including lunch
Festival co-ordinator, Russell Martin, explains more about what brought Hope Festival about: “As a church we wanted to do something that would serve our town, give people some really fun experiences and even help people discover fresh HOPE for the future. We decided to put on a wide range of events and activities, some of which are regular activities run by the church, as a way of putting our faith in Jesus into action. Often people perceive the church as a stuffy old place, that you go to (and often come away feeling worse than you did before you went!) but we believe church is a vibrant, encouraging and helping community, which doesn’t just welcome people in but goes and meets people outside the building.”