CNI Wesleyan Church, Kolkata, India, a Christmas update
Christmas news from Kolkata, India.
At Christmas we had a service of Nine Lessons and Carols as well as a Christmas party for the underprivileged children.
On Sunday 13th January we celebrated Harvest festival and on the following weekend we had our church picnic to the beach. During the Harvest festival members bring in their thanksgiving in the form of fruits, vegetables and clothes to distribute among the poor. Some members also send monetary contributions. During the church picnic we start out with a prayer and breakfast, and then we play outdoor sports like cricket and badminton. There's also a bible quiz conducted with prizes at the end.
We are planning outreach work to either an old folks home or an orphanage in March. We are looking ahead to the Lenten season where we have weekly Lent services on Friday evenings. Each member participates with a message about the passion of Christ.
(The carols look very familiar, no modern ones here! You may remember that we sent some of our old ‘The Methodist Hymn Book’ books to Kolkata as they are still in use there.)
CNI Wesleyan Church, Kolkata, India
Darley Dale Methodist Church is in the process of forming a partnership with the CNI Wesleyan Church in Kolkata.