On Palm Sunday (28th March), a large willow Easter cross will be set up outside the front of the Baptist chapel. We are encouraging people from the community to collect 2 labels from a box next to the cross sometime during the week leading up to Easter. On the blue edged one, we are asking people to write a word or phrase or draw something which represents their fears or griefs at this time, and then tie them on the cross in time for Good Friday. Jesus knows what it is like to experience suffering and He cares about us, so we can safely trust Him with our struggles.
On the yellow edged label, we are asking people to write or draw something which represents their hopes or joys and tie them to the cross in time for Easter Sunday. We know we can have hope because Jesus rose again from the dead and won the ultimate victory over sin and death and separation from God. Flowers will also be added to the cross on Easter Sunday to represent the new life that Jesus brings to all who believe in Him. After the cross has been dressed on Easter Sunday, it will be left up for a few days for people to view (with appropriate social distancing!)