Hope at Easter

24.3.2021 | Congregational Life, Outreach,

Content produced for Easter 2021 under the theme of Hope at Easter

Hope at Easter Hymn

A special recording of a new hymn, ‘Your faithfulness endures’ written by PCI’s public affair’s officer, Karen Jardine with Jonathan Rea, creative director of New Irish Arts. The film features dozens of short clips of people displaying a message of hope from wherever they are.


Deepest needs met

Daniel Kane, minister of West Church congregation in Ballymena, reflects on how the Easter story shows God at work behind the scenes to meet our deepest needs then, now and for eternity.

Hope in home and family

Rev David Irvine, minister of Trinity Ballymoney congregation, reflects on the incomparable value of hope in Christ in family and faith.

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Rev Peter Fleming, PCI global mission worker with United Mission to Nepal, reflects on the impact of the resurrection of Jesus, the biggest turnaround moment in history.

Hope at Easter - the Doctor's waiting room

Tim Huey, a member of Whiteabbey congregation reflects on hope at Easter in his calling as a doctor in general practice during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Entering our Easter experience: Uncomfortable silence

The Easter story is punctuated by the uncomfortable silence of Easter Saturday when all falls quiet, Jesus is in the tomb and God seems to be least at work. Rev David Cupples, minister of Enniskillen congregation, reflects on the place of silence in Scripture and in our present moment.

Getting ready for the Easter deployment

Rev Michael McCormick, RAF Chaplain unpacks his thoughts of hope at Easter and how they play out in his life and setting for service.

Entering our Easter experience

Stephen Moore, minster of Gilnahirk congregation, Belfast, reflects on the lessons our shared suffering during the Covid-19 pandemic bring home to our hearts as we view them in the light of Scripture and the Suffering Servant.

Hope at Easter

Angelina Cowan, PCI global mission worker in Tuum, Kenya, shares some pictures of what hope filled lives look like amid the realities of life in Christ in Kenya.

Moderator’s 2021 Easter Message: The Ultimate Hope

In his Easter Message, Presbyterian Moderator, Right Reverend Dr David Bruce, recounts a conversation with a sceptical friend about what Easter means. His friend questioned if the resurrection of Jesus, that first Easter, actually happen at all, or was it a kind of metaphor?

Read the full text of the message via the hyperlink above.

Moderator's Service

A special service recorded by the Moderator, Dr David Bruce for Easter 2021.


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Join us for a special weekend of Prayer over the Easter weekend as we seek God in this moment as we celebrate Easter 2021.
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Easter on the horizon – recording from Wednesday, 3 March 2021

This webinar, hosted by Neil Harrison with input from David Thompson and others, explored connections between the Easter events and how to apply them imaginatively and with impact in our present circumstances so as to minister to one another and share the good news more widely. It also featured stories, practical ideas and news about some Easter initiatives from PCI.



You can download and read the Spring 2021 edition of the Presbyterian Herald here for free.

Featured in this edition...
Easter hope – An Easter reflection from the Moderator
From seamen to skateboarders – Urban ministry at Sinclair Seamen’s
Chaplaincy amidst Covid – The work of healthcare chaplains during the pandemic
What can we learn from the Washington riots? – The Christian response to public debate


We’ve heard lots over the last months about ‘road maps’ and in this episode of the podcast, three leaders in the life of our denomination join Rick Hill to reflect on the moment we are now in and how we can move forward.

The current Moderator of the General Assembly Rev David Bruce, the Clerk of the General Assembly Rev Trevor Gribben and the Secretary for the Council of Congregational Life and Witness, Rev David Thompson each share their reflections on how we might helpfully go about re-engaging, resetting and rebuilding again within our congregations.

They also offer some insights about the recovery phase as well as share about PCI’s ‘Hope for Easter’ campaign.