English Congregation in Pori: gather, pray, read Bible, sing and worship God.
JESUS LOVES YOU!
Why an English Congregation in Pori? To give the opportunity to each person to learn more in English about Bible, our Savior Jesus-Christ and God’s plan for our lives.
Next International Service, SUN 11.06 at 1pm: International Service in English - Holy Communion. Matt 28:16-20 - “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations !“, inspired by the book "I wish Jesus hadn't said that".
METHODIST CHURCH OF PORI – INTERNATIONAL SERVICE IN ENGLISH
I’m Axel Barbette from Belgium. I’ve been leading the English Services at the Methodist Church of Pori for 2.5 years.
Very quickly, a steady group of foreign believers was born. People from different backgrounds, countries ans continents regularly attend our Sunday Service that takes place every 3 weeks at 13.00.
Our key words are « Jesus loves you »; our only source of teaching and study is the Bible. 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, helping and supporting each others through prayer.
We have few specificities that we keep as important :
1) Studying Bible together is important. Doing what 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’re going through Open Doors watch list (50 persecuted countries), praying during one week for each of them ( www.opendoors.org ).
3) Helping the poors, 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 of Pori and Helsinki. H2O (Help to Orphans) is a Finnish Christian charity association helping refugees from Burma in North-West Thailand. Through the orphanage, the Christian school, the Church (the only Christian one in the area) and the « feeding the poor » action, H20 supports few hundred of people with physical and spiritual help.
Welcome everybody. God bless you !