Dear Friends,

I was told recently by someone that `the Methodist Church is dying and on its last legs’. That statement did make me think particularly about our worshipping numbers on a Sunday morning. Yes, numbers have decreased at Wesley and indeed in all our churches in this Circuit. But, of course, the strength of the Church is not only measured in numbers, but by a deeper level of commitment, in terms of joyful enthusiasm for the gospel of Christ and a recognition of the constant privilege of knowing we are all unique and loved by God.

A church which is fully committed to worship will be united in their love of God and a desire to work for God and His people in the community. So, as we get together for all the opportunities to worship at Wesley, not just on Sunday but during the week, may we be fully aware of God`s presence in our lives and united in our common purpose to love and serve the Lord.