WMC: December 2017
Statement on Jerusalem
The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have released the following statement regarding Jerusalem.
The Heads of Churches in Jerusalem this week wrote to President Donald Trump, saying that their "solemn advice and plea is for the United States to continue recognizing the present international status of Jerusalem". We share the profound concerns expressed in that letter. The unilateral action of the United States government over Jerusalem makes the path to a negotiated settlement less clear.
The Methodist Church has previously said that Jerusalem's special status as "a place for two nations and three faiths is the real basis upon which trust could be built up among the different communities". We believe that a lasting peace can only be based on trust, security and freedom from fear for all people. We offer prayers for the people of Palestine and Israel, for Jew, Muslim and Christian, echoing the Psalmist as we pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Easter Sunday started early for some with a sunrise service at the Millennium Stones in Ardington at 6 am! Others joined Kids@Church for breakfast before the morning service. We couldn't believe our eyes when Keith chopped off Kelvin's tie to illustrate how the disciples might have felt telling an "impossible" story. Later in the afternoon some walked the road to Emmaus...
On Sunday 23 June, Wantage Methodist Church will be hosting a youth event for 11-18 year olds. There will be lunch, workshops and worship and the special guest will be Jasmine Yeboah, the Methodist Youth President. To register or for more information, contact Jane Kent. ...
The emergency envelope appeal that the church held on behalf of All We Can to alleviate the flooding disaster in Malawi has so far raised £927 of which £771 was gift aided, which will increase the total to about...