The postcard said free BBQ food, free drinks and ice creams and free bibles and that’s exactly what it was!
This was the fourth such event hosted by the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church on 3rd May at their Oakmeeds Gospel Hall in Burgess Hill.
Postcard invites were distributed in the town centre during the morning by persons from the church and the beautiful sunshine drew 100 members of the public to attend and claim their free burger in a bun, ice creams, bibles and gospel tracts.
One older man who visited the event said: “I’m a pensioner and I appreciate a bit of Christian kindness”. Another person exclaimed in disbelief: “It’s all free? This is the best Saturday in my whole entire life!”, whilst another said:“I’m going to say yes to everything!”
A table was set aside for young children to colour illustrated Bible texts, and some stayed for the full hour that the event ran for. Even a few who arrived after the finishing time were welcomed and offered food and Bibles.
Comments were also made as to the good organisation of the event, and one lady said gratefully: “Everything has been thought of – even a gluten-free roll for my daughter!”
As one man left, he voiced the feelings of many by saying: “I just wanted to say thank you – it’s been a lovely afternoon”.
Persons from the church preach the gospel 6 days a week in the Martlets shopping centre and they have gospel preachings in the Oakmeeds gospel hall regularly.
Report and pictures contributed by Tim Railton on behalf of The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church.