A friend I met at Elmwood’s Toddler group told me why she decided to go on our Alpha Course. “I just love what Elmwood do for families here” she said. “As a mum, Elmwood is my lifeline.”

As a fellow mum, I completely concur! Because we’ve been doing it for so long, we sometimes forget how important our services are to our community.

But why do we do it? Because Jesus gave us the great commission – to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28v19). We have been given a job by Him – to go and spread the word and tell others about Jesus.

Thank you for being involved in a ministry. Thank you for reaching our community. Thank you for demonstrating your faith through serving. Thank you for providing services to those who don’t know about the Good News, and Thank you for inviting people to church services and Alpha courses and for talking about your faith.

I pray that you will be encouraged and inspired to do more; to talk with passion about the reason for the hope we have, and I pray that God will bless you as you go.

Rebecca Kelly
Leadership Team