Welcome to the website of Park Avenue Methodist Church
Services on Sunday 14th July 2019
10.30 am Worship together led by Keith Brooks
1.30 pm United Methodist Church of Zimbabwe
6.00 pm District World Church Service
We are a lively, energetic and friendly Christian church that offers a choice of worship on a Sunday. We also have many different groups and activities for all ages and to suit all needs.
We hope you enjoy the website and please send us your comments by emailing us, we’d love to hear from you!
To see Park Avenue grow and continue to be a welcoming, outward-reaching, diverse, all-age Christian community.
To be diligent in helping those who are in any need and to be disciplined in prayer, bible study and worship for all those who know God, who are searching for God and those still to be reached.
Our Mission Statement
Coffee and Cake at Daily Bread
Friday 12th July
Come and join us at 10.30 for Coffee, cake and conversation. Pick up a loaf of bread next door and maybe a plant or two at the garden centre.
World Church Service
Sunday 14th July at 6.00 pm.
Anyone who would like to join a motley crew of musicians and singers to support this service is very welcome. If you are interested please email Graham Kinnersley at email@example.com. You don't have to be brilliant, enthusiasm will do and there's food beforehand. What more could you want! Please come and join in as we make a joyful noise.
Sunday Lunch BBQ
August 11th at the home of Agnes Arthur
Tickets on sale soon
Adults £10 - Students and Children £5
Family ticket (Two Adults, Two Children) £22.50
Monthly Prayer Theme
Prayer Theme July
Praying for Persecuted Christians
A report ordered by Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary, finds that Christianity is the most persecuted religion.. Saudi Arabia strictly limits all expressions of Christianity including public worship, with regular crackdowns on private services. Last December, 114 Christians were arrested in Iran with court cases left pending as a form of intimidation. In Turkey President Erdogan says Christians are not real Turks. In China many restrictions apply.
The following is from a prayer of John D Searle, a former Minister (found on Day 21 of the 2018/9 "Prayer Handbook").
God of love and compassion,
We remember Christians who are interrogated, tortured and murdered for their faith in Christ. We pray for others who are on trial, falsely accused or sentenced to years of forced labour or imprisonment.
Be with them in their suffering, and show us what we can do to change the hearts and minds of those who have no regard for human life.