JESUS LOVES YOU!
English Congregation in Pori -- gathering together, praying, reading Bible, singing and worshiping God.
Sunday September, 24th at 1pm - English Service with Holy Communion. Gen 50:15-21 " Sandpaper: how God is shaping us to make us look more like Christ". Coffee and fellowship after the Service. WELCOME!
Why an English Congregation in Pori? To give an opportunity for each person to learn more about Bible in English, get to know our Savior Jesus Christ better and dicover God’s plan for our lives.
Pori Methodist Church -- International Service in English
Hi there! I’m Axel Barbette from Belgium. I've been leading the English Services at Pori Methodist Church for a couple of years. Very quickly, a steady group of believers from many countires was born. People from different backgrounds, lands and cultures regularly attend our Sunday Service that takes place once every month at 13:00.
Our key words are «Jesus loves you». Our only source of teaching, study and authority is the Holy Bible, the inerrant word of God. We gather to praise the Lord, thank Jesus for His love, listen to what He wants to tell us and learn from His Word. We pray together, help and support each other through prayer.
There are a few points of focus which we consider important:
1) Studying Bible together is important. Doing what the Bible says is even more important. Teaching God’s Word in a concrete and practical way aims to serve Him regarding His will in our everyday life.
2) Our persecuted brothers and sisters need our prayers. We are going through Open Doors watch list (50 persecuted countries), praying for each of them during one week.
3) Helping the poor, widows and orphans is one of God’s commands. UMC Commitee of Mission has chosen to support H2O on a permanent basis through the English Services in Pori and in Helsinki. H2O (Help to Orphans) is a Finnish Christian charity association helping refugees coming from Myanmar in North-West Thailand. H2O supports a few hundred people with physical and spiritual help through an orphanage, a Christian school, a church (the only Christian church in the area) and by «Feeding the Poor» action.
Welcome everybody. God bless you!