What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? (James ch2, v14)

The Mission Statement of the Methodist Church emphasises the need to combine worship with learning, acts of service, and evangelism. None of these are of any use in isolation, and we need to strive for a proper balance of all four. Worship is the subject of a previous page. The other three headings can be usefully mentioned together, since they often overlap. For instance, it is frequently through acts of service that evangelism can take place. Evangelism and learning are also closely linked as we seek to share with others what we have learned. And as we continue to learn, and strive to grow in likeness to Jesus, a desire to serve others will be a natural consequence. Of course, we have to acknowledge our limitations. Being relatively small in number, we can't do everything (and you wouldn't believe me if I suggested that we do). Our members contribute individually to the community in many ways, but the following examples show areas of work in which we are actively engaged, or which we actively support, together as a church. Click on any of the links for more information.

All we can For many years, we have supported the work of Methodist Missions and its many and varied projects both in this country and abroad. All We Can is an international development and relief organisation working around the world in places impacted by disasters, poverty and injustice.
At various times of the year, we hold events or collect money to support various charities. Some that we try to support on a regular basis are; Christian Aid - we add our weight to the local campaign co-ordinated by the Anglicans to support this international charity which brings relief to people suffering from poverty and injustice around the world.
Farm Africa Farm Africa - Local farmer Tim Jury works hard to promote and support the work of this charity which provided the means, skills and tools to enable  African farmers to become self-supporting. Inspired by Tim's passion, we support this charity mainly through our popular annual Carols In The Barn event, held each December in one of Tim's barns.
Finally, our annual Sea Sunday service provides not only a collection for Mission To Seafarers, but also demonstrates our appreciation of the important work of our local Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Association.

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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life  (John 3:16)