Who are we?
We are a lively joint Methodist and United Reformed Church with a membership of around fifty. We have a wide age range, from new-born to ninety years old and over, and come from a variety of backgrounds, so our weekday activities reflect that.
We are " seeking to be the people God created us to be and to do all that He is calling us to do." But what does that mean in practice?
God sent Jesus into the world to bring healing, reconciliation (between individual human beings and also between human beings and God; thus we become part of His family), and also to make HIs Kingdom values apparent on earth. The values of Gods' Kingdom are new life in Jesus, wholeness, freedom and love.
So what we are trying to do as a church is to work so that these values become the values of the community we serve and the world as a whole. "No small task" I hear you say, but we believe God has promised His Holy Spirit to give us the power we need to do what He has asked us to do and to constantly be the presence of God with us.
What do we do?
As a church we very much see a large part of our mission is to serve our community. We also want people to come to know Jesus, but we recognise that for many people they have to know we care before they care about what we know.
Jesus told us to love our neighbours and to do to others as we would wanted to be done to. So. in response we have developed a number of ways in which we as Christians can serve, more details of which are on the following pages. We also believe that we haven't finished yet - if you want to serve but what you feel called to isn't already on these pages, come and talk to one of the Church Leaders and we'll see if we can help to make your vision reality
We believe in both prayer and practical action to enable us to fulfil Gods' purposes for us and that it is within the love, encouragement and fellowship of the church that we can achieve, with the Holy Spirits' help, what seems the impossible. May we all know Gods' richest blessings.