Runcorn Life March 21014

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undefinedWork is now well underway on the ‘Runcorn Life' project which will bring FIVE big events to the conference centre at the town's Heath Business Park. Fifteen churches across Runcorn have got behind the ecumenical project which aims to bring the Christian faith alive and make it grow.

The first event is on Sunday 2 March. Bishop Keith will give an opening message, explaining the good news of the Gospel for Runcorn and its people.

At each event, after the Bishop’s talk, there will be interviews with people who will tell how faith in God has completely transformed their lives.

At all the ‘Runcorn Life’ events, there will be a free buffet meal for everyone, plus a crèche with play activities for younger children.

There will also be an activity-packed programme for children of primary school age run by Hope Kids, the children’s ministry of Hope Corner Community Church, Clifton Road, Runcorn.

The Sunday evangelism events at the conference centre will also take place on: 9, 16, 23 and 30 of March. Doors open at 4.45pm for food and refreshments.  There is no charge for admission, but tickets are needed and these are available from all participating churches.

All the events will be illustrated by film clips and feature interviews with Christians talking about their witness.

Bishop Keith said: “After the encouragement of the launch event before Christmas, I’m praying that many in the churches will want to invite their friends, as Philip did to Nathaniel, to ‘Come and see’ (John 1:46).

“Some responses may be like the one Nathaniel gave: ‘Can anything good come out of……..’ but Nazareth was where Jesus was alive and to be found, and his life will be proclaimed in Runcorn, and I hope many will find him at ‘Runcorn Life’.”

Among the guest speaker confirmed so far are:

- The survivor of a very hard life, Peter Gladwin, author of ‘Out of the Ashes’

- Gee Walker, mum of the murdered Liverpool teenager Anthony Walker, and founder of the Anthony Walker Foundation

- Darrell Tunningley (pictured above) , a minister at Hope Corner Community Church, and author of ‘Unreachable’ , a book about his escape from a life of drugs and violence.

Darrell is one of the organisers of ‘Runcorn Life’. He said: “This project is the first time the churches in our town have come together to reach out to the wider community, bringing them hope and faith.”

Bishop Keith said: “After the encouragement of the launch event we held before Christmas, I’m praying that many in the churches will want to invite their friends, as Philip did to Nathaniel, to ‘Come and see’ (John 1:46).

“Some responses may be like the one Nathaniel gave: ‘Can anything good come out of…’ but Nazareth was where Jesus was alive and to be found, and his life will be proclaimed in Runcorn – and I hope many will find him at ‘Runcorn Life’!”

Below .... proclaiming the faith in Runcorn, Bishop Keith Sinclair