Something for everyone
Six o’clock, every other Thursday. The Thursday Tea has become a popular community event at Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church. It’s a great way to enjoy a good meal and socialise with family, friends and neighbours.
It’s not just about the menu, of course. Thursday Tea has a wider significance. As an expression of our Christian faith it’s just as important as Sunday worship. It has all the theological elements that church should have. It’s welcoming, it’s open to everyone, it’s generous in spirit and it’s free.
Our ministry is to the whole community. Everyone who comes to Thursday Tea is as much a part of our community and as dear to us as our faithful brothers and sisters who come on Sundays to worship our God.
Food for thought
We all need to eat. Food is a recurring theme throughout the Bible, and shared meals have a special significance.
The earliest Christians met in each other’s homes and made a point of eating together. They would have known that two of the greatest events in bible history, the crucifixion of Jesus and the exodus from Egypt, were immediately preceded by shared meals.