In Luke’s gospel, Jesus was asked what we must do to enter the Kingdom. The answer was to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves. As individuals we should reflect this in our lives and our prayerful support for others.
The church family here in Groomsport has risen to the challenge in many ways over the years by regular givings to the Mission Fund, United Appeal, World Development Appeal, Christian Aid and the Moderator’s appeals. We support the Leprosy Mission, Fair Trade, Storehouse and send gifts to The Belfast Mission at Christmas. In Sunday School our children learn about those less fortunate than ourselves and each year will raise money for different mission projects. The PW send boxes of medical equipment, clothes and educational materials to Malawi. At home the church holds the friendship lunches, and weekly coffee mornings throughout the summer. In our church magazine Eagle Wing, we also learn of the outreach work in our community at home and abroad and we hear about the work being done by our many past interns as they continue their ministry .
This is only some of the ‘mission work’ going on in our church and we must strive to reach out even more as followers of Jesus. The Mission Committee is made up of a small group of enthusiastic members. The committee’s aim is to raise the profile of mission within our church by having a short presentation about once a month called ‘Mission Focus’. It is also planned that the committee support some specific projects that may not be so well known or have such a high profile. The hope is to run occasional events and look to your support for these.
If you wish to help in any way, whether it is through a donation or giving your time please contact the Mission Committee on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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