Unity at the Cross?
Unity at the Cross is an informal group of city centre church leaders with a heart for the city of Chester who meet once a term for fellowship and to pray blessing over the city of Chester standing at the cross. Three times a year we invite our congregations to join us: Resurrection. Pentecost and Nativity at the Cross!
What do we do?
We literally stand and pray at The Cross.
If you are not from Chester, this is more than a theological statement - it is also a place in Chester City centre right in the middle! If you are from Chester, this is more than just a geographical point in the city - it is where we are most united as Christians: at the cross of our Saviour! Where God in the flesh, died in our place and paid the price for us so that we could be in relationship with God again. However, we also stand in the resurrection: from the Cross to the empty tomb and from the empty tomb to Pentecost where the Holy Spirit birthed the Church we stand united.
We stand and bless the city three times a year as church leaders - it is a privilege.
However, we also, three times a year, invite our congregations to join us!
Resurrection at the Cross - Easter Sunday morning at dawn! Then we all go to our own Church families.
Pentecost at the Cross - Pentecost Sunday in the afternoon we gather round the cross to worship and then gather for fellowship and refreshments.
Nativity at the Cross - we put on a big street nativity sing carols and invite everyone from the streets in for mince pies and mulled wine!
John 17.11 is our scripture and our prayer: '... so that they may be one as we are one ...'