St. Mary's with St. Peter's

Bury St. Edmunds

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Mission Focus

“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous deeds among all peoples.” (1 Chronicles 16:24)

We believe that one of the purposes of the Church is to make the Good News of Jesus known in our town, nation and world.  That’s why “equipping people to serve others” is one of our five vision statements.

Each month we focus on a different mission organisation. They might be local, national or international. Some are large charities that you may have heard of, like Tearfund; others, like the Fifield family, have a personal connection with our church. All of them seek to make Jesus known by serving people in need.

Every organisation has a representative in the church who will give a presentation about the work and needs of the organisation, and write an article for The View, our monthly newsletter, before the start of their focus month. A proportion of the church’s regular giving for that month will be given, and anyone who wants to give an addition donation can do so using the envelopes available in church, marking the name of the organisation on the back. Most importantly, we can pray for the organisation and the people they serve, at the prayer meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (7:45 p.m, Hyndman Centre), in the Sunday services and at home.

If you would like to know more about the organisations listed below, take a look at their websites or the notice board at the back of church, or speak to the representatives on a Sunday morning.

Mission Focus for 2018

January                             Bury Drop-In (Focus at St Mary’s); Mission Focus Sunday (Focus at St Peter’s)

February                           Fifield Family (Focus at both churches)

March                                Bury Town Pastors  (Focus at both churches)

April                                   Dalit Freedom Network (Focus at St Mary’s); Embrace (Focus at St Peter’s)

May                                    Montgomery Heights (Focus at St Mary’s); A2B (Focus at St Peter’s)

June                                   Open Doors  (Focus at both churches)

July                                    Serving in Mission (SIM) (Focus at St Mary’s); CAP (Focus at St Peter’s)

August                               Creation and Climate Sunday (Focus at St Peter’s only)

September                        Sporting 87 (Focus at St Mary’s); BCY (Focus at St Peter’s)

October                             Tearfund (Focus at both churches)

November                         BCY (Focus at St Mary’s);  CARE or alternatives (Focus at St Peter’s)

December                          Emergency Appeal (Focus at St Peter’s only)