What is Christianity all about?
That’s a good question and not easy to say in a few words.
It’s about a God of power and love, a God who created the world in which we live and who has remained involved with creation ever since. This God we call Father, who with the Son and the Holy Spirit makes up a Trinity of love.
Although many people turned their backs on God and forgot the ways of peace and justice, God never forgot us. He sent his Son, Jesus, who was born into our world and lived a fully human life, teaching people about the ways of God and asking them to return to the living God.
Jesus was eventually put to death by the authorities although he was innocent of any crime. But that was not the end.
Christians believe that by his life and death, for each of us the way was opened for us to know, worship and follow God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to be the people that God always intended us to be and to live a life of praise, service to others and thanksgiving to God.
Sometimes we get it wrong, but God is a God of forgiveness and mercy - which is just as well!
Alpha Courses at South Harrow Methodist Church
If you want to know more about this great God, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit then join an Alpha Course. We finished a very successful course in July 2009 and we have just completed another course in December 2010.
The Alpha course is for everyone; it provides an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, low key, friendly environment. It begins with a meal which allows people to get to know each other, then attendees can listen, learn, discuss and discover. And we will attempt to answer any questions that arise; no question is too simple or too hostile. To find out more, contact the minister or mail us via the Contacts page.
What is Methodism about?
To find out more about Methodism visit our About Methodists page.
As Christians we seek to know more about what God wants us to do and to be. We do this by regular Bible study and by exploring and seeking to understand our faith better.