Although churches won’t be open for the usual services a local across church community called Awaken have commissioned a group of artists locally to ‘live draw’ the story of Easter which will be on their facebook page @worshipawaken on Good Friday. A number of other creative virtual events and services will be shared across their social media pages over the weekend, details will be posted shortly.
To involve churches and the whole Taunton community there is also a 24 hour prayer meeting for the town and area taking place on Thursday 9th April from midnight to midnight. On each hour a new host will read a section of the story of Jesus going to the cross, a variety of churches, leaders and singers will be involved during the 24 hours. Anyone is welcome to join in this session https://us04web.zoom.us/j/995796549
Awaken is also hosting a live broadcasts from various homes across the town, this is broadcasted through their social media every evening at 8:30pm with updates from local NHS workers, charities, churches, pastors, prayer leaders, worship teams and others. Anyone can submit prayer requests, thoughts, encouragement on the live feed or chat. Most evening there is an opportunity to submit questions to be asked to guests on the live broadcast. Sam Burton, founder of Awaken, said: ‘This has worked extremely well with engaging all ages especially the ‘at risk’ members of Taunton who are staying inside and it has been a life line to many, over the past week over 2,000 people have viewed these live broadcasts. Usually our events and broadcasts are aimed at young adults but during this season we’ve found all ages are finding it valuable so we’re adapting these broadcasts for the whole community. During this time on the lead up to Easter I’m reminded how Jesus was left alone by all, even his closest disciples fled in fear, but God will never leave us, even in the middle of self isolation. In the Bible we read: ‘God is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.’ Deuteronomy 31 v 8 in ‘The Message’’.
Further information can be found online at www.worshipawaken.com
An AWAKEN celebration evening of music, coffee and faith will be taking place for young adults (18-30s) at Company Spaces, Taunton on Friday 13th March at 8pm.
A live band from Bath called ‘Orphan No More’ will be performing some of their recent songs. ‘Orphan No More’ recently headlined at a large Summer Festival called David’s Tent near London where 6,000 young adults gathered to worship, sing and connect.
Sam Burton, founder of Awaken, shares: “This evening will be an inspiring night, our heart is to see young adults connected across this region in community. Our generation can be the most connected generation ever to have lived on the planet but also the loneliest, these evenings are a space to be family. ‘Orphan No More’ are incredibly gifted and carry something special, I truly believe that there should be no one orphaned in our community. We need places to belong. On the Awaken nights we see both church people and non-church people coming to these events to connect as a generation and if you are a young adult we would love to see you at this free event. We always have plenty of cake, coffee, music and also take space for hearing from God and opportunity to receive personal prayer for anything too and we are all about encouraging this generation to try Jesus. To find out more about future events you can follow our Facebook and Instagram pages”.
To book your free ticket head to: www.worshipawaken.com
If you are not a young adult and would like to see them, they are playing for an joint Churches event in Wellington at Court Fields School on Saturday 14th March at 7pm. For further details check out Life Central Church Wellington website.
Photo: Orphan No More Band Photo.
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Awaken are a community of young adults led by a collection of people from different churches with a heart to serve the local community.