Updated 6th July 2019
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Our Mission and
Outreach activities have been themed since 2013 and for 2019 our
theme is Reflections
Reflections are a constant part of our lives and there are plenty of instances when we will each have reflected on how things didn’t quite go the way we had expected them to. The happier reflections will be when we have faced an issue and been successful in addressing it.
also be about our future, plans and dreams for ourselves, the
church, the community, even nationally or internationally. How
can we work together to build the future we would love to see?
Are there problems now that we can solve which will make a
difference? What challenges are we facing and who can help us
When we have an
issue to face, a challenge in our lives, we often take a look
back into our history and use our experience to help us to get
through the issue or address the challenge. Reflections like
this can be automatic, we don’t have to constantly, consciously
consider our past to know how to respond. It is only when the
challenges or issues are more complex or have more serious
potential consequences that we might be fortunate enough to have
recognised them and taken the time to be able to consider our
Taking time to
deliberately reflect on specific situations might in very busy
lives seem like a luxury that we can’t afford. Experience often
shows that this is precisely the time to deliberately
take the time to reflect. When faced with the
most difficult situations and challenges, Christians turn to God
and pray for His guidance.
For those who do or don’t believe in God or for those for whom making a commitment to follow Jesus and become a Christian is still a work in progress, reflection about the life of Jesus and the Love of God for us, is the way in which anyone can start or continue the journey. Thinking about the Bible, the basis of Christian faith, when reading the passages within it, we find ways in which God and Jesus have shown the way to help us face even the most difficult challenges.
If you are unsure about how to go forward with the Christian life, where to find out about it or where to get guidance, then please ask us, we will try to help you find answers. You are welcome to visit us in Matlock, come to a service or event or you can contact us via e-mail, phone, post or Facebook. We will be pleased to chat and seek to help you find out more about the love of God, His son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Welcome to the website of Matlock Methodist & United Reformed Church. It is prayed that while you browse here you will be enriched wherever you are on your journey of faith.
The Church is located on the corner of the junction between Oak Road and Bank Road up the hill to the North of the town centre. Our postcode is DE4 3FJ. See Facilities & Location for more information.
Click on the links to the left to find the information you want. If you have any difficulty in navigating our web site, please contact us using our e-mail link below left to let us know.
Our fervent prayer is for our church to grow in faith and openness to God's spirit as well as in numbers and your being here today answers our prayers.
We are an ecumenical partnership of the Methodist and United Reformed denominations and seek to be a place:
Our Church is one of the Churches in the
May God bless you and keep you and let you know that whatever your circumstances YOU are loved as one of his children
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