Our Calling: Service

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We are living out Our Calling through Service by:

  • Engage with our local communities through specific projects
    Food Banks + Holiday Clubs + Make Lunch + Holiday @ Home + Gardening Project (Living Garden — education) + MAX + Charity Shop + Hospitality Services- Cafes + Soup kitchen + Oldies youth club + Luncheon Clubs + Children's activities + Youth groups + Toddler Time + Fairtrade + Silver screening of classic films + Men's Supper Club + Open the Book + Night Light and Redcar Beacons + Good Neighbours — shopping, hospital visiting + Chaplaincy
  • Using the resources and skills we have
    Hosting groups in buildings + Providing safe space + Rites of passage + Transport + Fellowship + Pastoral Visitors + Flower Ministry + Prayer Blankets + Christmas Post + Pastoral Visitors + Donations to charities + Befriending — coffee mornings, craft sessions, community lunches, memory cafe + Computer training
  • Making connections
    Schools work + Meeting in the community where people are + Community engagement + Links with Kenya + Funerals, weddings, baptisms + Alpha + Parenting Groups

Passages of Scripture

 

Christian community sharing resources Acts 2:42-47
Appointment of deacons 1 Timothy 3
Ascension Ephesians 4:7-16
Be alive in Christ Ephesians 2:1-5
Feeding of various thousands Mark 8:1-13
Great Commission Matthew 28
Faith with action James 5
Jesus comforts his disciples John 14:1-6
Love one another John 15:17
Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37
Prodigal Son (serving family that is estranged) Luke 15:11-32
Sheep and goats Matthew 25
Washing the disciples' feet John 13

 

Hymns and songs

 

Hymn/song Singing the FaithHymns and PsalmsSongs of Fellowship
All praise to our redeeming Lord 608 753 -
Amazing Grace 440 215 19
And can it be 345 216 21
Brother, sister let me serve you 611 - 54
Here I am, wholly available - - 167
I will offer up my life 446 - 851
I, the Lord of sea and sky 663 - 830
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love 249 145 -
Lord, you call us to your service 664 - -
O Jesus I have promised to serve thee 563 704 418
Servant King (from heaven you came) 272 - 120
When the music fades 437 - 1113
Will you come and follow me? 673 - 1120
Ye servants of God 340 278 620

 

These responses were from Spring Synod on 12 May 2018, when we met together as a district. During the course of the day we looked at how we live out our faith. We were asked to give examples from our local churches and write them on four pieces of paper titled: + Evangelism + Worship + Learning and Caring + Service

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