We have Church members (see pic left) from Central-East Africa, who meet for fellowship, language education and socially.
Our Congolese Fellowship, known as Christ’s Mission, meets every Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm in the hall. There is an act of worship, teaching and great fellowship.
The fellowship uses the languages of Swahili and Kinyamulenge.
Although most attending are Congolese, many have come from refugee camps in Burundi, as well as from Kenya and Rwanda.
The choir occasionally sings during the regular morning service. See the Congolese choir sharing a song during a Sunday morning service.
On this following video, meet Alexis and Brave, members of our Congolese Fellowship, who share their stories of faith in leaving the DRC into a refugee camp in Burundi and then onto Sheffield. Their choir plays a significant part in our life together here at Cemetery Road Baptist Church.
The Fellowship is coordinated by Furaha (Mary) (see pic left), Brave, Alexis and Jean-Claude.
Banyamulenge members of Christ’s Mission are active in seeking justice for the 164 victims of the Gatumba Massacre of Congolese refugees in Burundi on 13th August 2004. A commemoration service was held recently in our Church (see picture right).
Social events are also planned, including a trip in June 2017 to a local cattle farm.