Updated 6th January 2019
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Our Mission and Outreach activities have been themed since 2013 and for 2018 our theme is Reaching Out
God is always reaching out to everyone; to forgive us when we’ve been wrong or done wrong things, to help us live loving, peaceful, fulfilling lives; to share in our dreams; to support us in tough times; to bless us with talents and gifts; to prepare us for when we will meet God. God loves each one of us. God loves you. Individually.
Every Christian person who is following the teachings of Jesus Christ makes a commitment to spread the Gospel of the Good News as an everyday part of their journey as a believer in God. So it is no surprise that Christians are reaching out in their communities wanting to help others learn that they are each individually loved by God.
If you’re wondering if God is reaching out to you and if you’re ready to seek out a path towards responding to God, then please come to our Church where Christians are ready to help you respond to God.
You might ask “does this mean I have to come to a Church service to declare myself as someone who is looking for God?” That’s one way but not the only way.
Church services are when Christians gather to worship together, to pray together, to ask for forgiveness, to listen to Gods’ word, to learn more about the love of the Lord Jesus Christ, to receive Gods’ blessing and support and to help one another in fellowship.
Christianity is all about reaching out to others, Christians and non-Christians, the same wherever they are. Whatever someones’ circumstances, whatever their beliefs, whatever their attitude, God is reaching out to everyone. Ready to forgive. Ready to love.
So, if you don’t want to go to a Church service as your first step to responding to God reaching out to you, you could instead come along to one of the Christian groups based in the Church, or come to one of the Mission & Outreach or other Church events that take place throughout the year or simply send an email to us and ask for someone from the Church to contact you.
Whenever someone reaches out to God, God will respond. Recognising the response from God can be what you need to know by learning about the Gospel and the Good News and the teachings of Jesus Christ and by prayer. Prayer is communication with God. Direct.
Whenever someone says a prayer of commitment to God then this is when they are responding directly to God who has been reaching out to them through Jesus Christ and the Christians, who have already responded to God, reaching out to others. Reaching out to you perhaps. Reaching out right now. As you’re reading these words God is reaching out to you. You’re invited to respond. Right now.
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.
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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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