What is distinctive about Methodism?

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The Methodist Church is a mainstream Christian Church. It works in partnership with other denominations whenever possible. But there are certain emphases in the Methodist culture which make it distinctive.

 

'All can be saved'
Methodists hold an inclusive theology; no one is beyond the reach of God's love.

 

Assurance
John Wesley became aware of an immense sense of 'blessed assurance' at his conversion.

 

Living a holy life
Methodists are asked to surrender our lives to God's will. 'Social holiness' is important.

 

A grassroots movement
Ordinary lay people have always played a major part in running the Church.

 

A Covenant with God
Methodists celebrate a special Covenant service annually, usually at the new year.

 

'Born in song'
Singing our faith has always been important to Methodists. Charles Wesley wrote hundreds of well-loved hymns.

 

Small groups
Methodism began in the context of small groups of Christians seeking to take their faith seriously and apply it to their lives.

 

Methodists and the Bible
The Methodist founding documents emphasise a call to 'scriptural holiness'

 

The Methodist 'quadrilateral'
Methodists reflect using scripture, reason, tradition and the experience of God in our lives.

 

The Connexion
Methodists belong to local churches, but also feel part of a larger connected community, the Connexion.

A full explanation of all the above is available on the Methodist Church website.

 

The Methodist Covenant Service

A Covenant with God

'I am no longer my own but yours. Put me to what you will,
rank me with whom you will; put me to doing,
put me to suffering; let me be employed for you,
or laid aside for you, exalted for you,
or brought low for you; let me be full,
let me be empty, let me have all things,
let me have nothing: I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours.'

 

Click here for more information on The Methodist Covenant Service


Diary Dates

Sunday 24th September
10.30am Prayer Series Service with Baptism led by Mr Eric Rowland
6.30pm 245 Revive with the speaker Rev Dave Martin

Monday 25th September
2.00pm Bible study at Costa Coffee
Tuesday 26th September
9.30–11.30am Kernow Credit Union.
10.00 - 12.00 Coffee Morning-Cornwall Hospice Care
Wednesday 27th September
9.00am-12.00 Chattabox for under 5’s. £1 per child
Thursday 28th September
10.00am- 12.00 The Stanbury’s drop in coffee morning - Tel: 777661.
7.30pm Church Council
Saturday 30th September
10am -2.00pm Gift Day
Sunday 1st October
10.30am Harvest Family Service with Mr John Hill
6.30pm Traditional Harvest Festival Service with Revd Steve Wild

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