Community and Living
Our mission statement 'Following Jesus, serving the community' shows our commitment to Sherwood and the world in which we live. This is a priority for our church activities. We are always looking for ways to get to know our neighbours better, and to serve the needs of the local area.
We get involved in the local community by:
- taking an active role in the running of Sherwood Art Week
- joining the 'Big Lunch' event
- showing national sporting events in our church e.g. Olympics
- hosting our month Messy Church
A recently installed lift and disabled toilet has made all parts of the building accessible to all members of the community.
We support trade justice by using Fair Trade tea and coffee which is served at all our church events.
After the 10:30am service a wide variety of Fair Trade products are available for purchase, including teas and coffees, chocolate, biscuits, cereals, dried fruit and sweets.
We support the foodbank by contributing items of food which are taken to the foodbank.
Boxes are usually in the foyer for the donation of items.
As a church we are proud to be an active member of Nottingham Citizens, a coalition of civil society organisations in Nottingham. Along with other faith groups, schools, universities, trade unions and charities we are pursuing issues and actions to improve the economic and social well-being of people living and working in Nottingham. We meet together regularly to agree a common agenda and decide what actions we will take to make things happen. Current projects include action to tackle hate crime and social isolation. Work is also being done to promote job creation and to encourage employers to pay the Living Wage.
Support for international projects
Each year we give financial support to a development project in the world. This has included supporting some of our young people in voluntary work overseas e.g Natal, Dominican Republic, & Moldova.
As a church we currently give financial, prayer and management support to one of the Methodist Churches Venture FX projects. More information on Venture FX
Knit and Natter
The Knit and Natter group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening each month.
We have been knitting squares for blankets to send to Syria, poppies in response to the Radio Nottingham
'Big Poppy Appeal' and prayer shawls. We hope to knit bags and teddy bears to include in shoeboxes at Christmas.
Each year at our church council we elect a charity to support as a church for a year. Charities we have supported include The Nottingham Winter Shelter and Maggies.