Everyone matters to God. This means that we are committed to caring for the whole person – spiritual, emotional and physical. We desire to see all in the church community, and the wider community, genuinely accepted, loved and cared for.
We support people in times of need, such as illness, bereavement and financial difficulty. We provide a listening ear and prayer support when needed. It is in Christ’s name that we offer this care.
“Prayer… I would express it this way: things happen on this earth that would not happen apart from prayer. For me, prayer is not so much me setting out a shopping list of requests for God to consider as it is a way of “keeping company with God.” God encourages us to be totally honest about what is going on in our lives. As part of my research I studied each of the 650 prayers in the Bible, and their frankness and honesty stands out. We need to be honest with God and then get an honest portrait of what God is like. The best way to do that is to get to know Jesus. Prayer involves a two-way relationship in which we make ourselves known to God and get to know God.”
- Philip Yancey, Award winning author, from an interview about Prayer.