Community & Outreach . . .
Sponsored Walk for our Church Charity 2016, The Boaz Trust, 15th October 2016.
Our Church has many links with our local community, both social and spiritual (visit our page to learn a little more about the town of Frodsham). We maintain strong links with other Methodist churches locally and throughout the country. You can find some of the things that are going on in other Methodist churches by following this link.
Locally, our worship leaders, lay workers and musicians lead school assemblies and lunch clubs in several local primary schools and also lead worship at Meadow Court Sheltered Housing in Frodsham. We hold two or three special mid-week friendship services in Church each year where we share a short act of worship and then Afternoon Tea together. To this service we extend a special welcome to all our housebound and less mobile friends from the local care and residential homes.
We run a Toddler Group, 'Messy Mice' group and, at times, weekly Buggy Walks for mums and dads and anyone else who would like to come along. In the school holidays we run other activities, such as Holiday and Cooking Clubs. Many of our activities and clubs have separate pages on this website.
Each year at Christmas time, we deliver hyacinth bulbs and cards to many local residents who are elderly or unwell, who have experienced bereavement in the past year or have had a difficult time for whatever reason. Church members and our specially commissioned Pastoral Friends do much visiting throughout the year. We are building strong links with Chapel Fields Nursing and Dementia Care Home in Frodsham since it was taken over by Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA) in 2012. The Home has a permanent chaplain, regular acts of worship are held and people from the local community are regular visitors helping to run groups, activities and so on.
We have a number of lively social and fellowship groups that meet at Frodsham Methodist Church and run a Lunch Club serving homemade soup and puddings followed by tea & coffee and some kind of entertainment once a month. All are invited to attend this lunch and would be given a warm welcome. We ask for a small voluntary donation toward costs and transport can often be provided for those living in the Frodsham area.
We also have many links with local, national and international charities and do fundraising for them. We are a Fairtrade Church and do all we can to promote the use of fairly traded products including running a stall selling fairly traded goods and only using Fairtrade tea and coffee on Church premises and at Church events. In addition, each year our Church 'adopts' a charity for whom we fund raise throughout the year. Our Church groups also choose a charity each year and raise money for them throughout the year. For instance, all proceeds from the annual Ladies Group Summer Fayre goes to their chosen charity for that year.
We are an active member of Frodsham Churches Together and a number of our members sit on their Committee. We get involved in lots of other community events each year, like the annual Festival in the Park and Christmas Festival. Our latest Christmas Tree Festival in 2014, held at Frodsham Methodist Church, was popular and attended by many local people and many local businesses, schools and community groups took part decorating trees and designing the programmes. In the run-up to Christmas 2012 we held an Art Exhibition, which was accompanied by craft and trade stalls, refreshments and activities for younger folk too. And for the last few years we have held a craft fair, 'Meet the Craft Maker' in the run up to Christmas, ideal for buying gifts from local small businesses and crafts people.
Our premises are used by many local and community groups each week and are also available to hire by the general public for meetings, parties and other events. To enquire about booking any of our facilities follow this link.
John Wesley once said:
The gospel of Christ knows no religion but social; no holiness but social holiness.
We try to always abide by this sentiment.
Speak to Mrs. Pam Bath, Pastoral Team Secretary, Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes, Outreach Team Secretary, for more information about pastoral care and outreach from our Church.