MISSION



We are a community that seeks to live out Jesus' commands by "loving God with our total being" and "loving our neighbors as ourselves." We describe God in three persons. God the Father (Creator), Jesus the Son (Savior), and the Holy Spirit (Sustainer) are commonly used to refer to the threefold nature of God. We believe in God’s Word (the Bible) and in the power of prayer. We welcome people with diverse faith backgrounds, personalities, and worship preferences.

 

We continue to train our congregation and leadership in prayer and healing ministries. This will be done through small group studies, workshops and seminars.

 

Our Foundation


Matthew 11:28 is our foundation and the inspiration guiding us on this journey. It reads:


"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.
Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly."
(The Message)


Jesus has invited our church to become a place of healing where people can come and find rest for their souls.

 

We know that people have a hard time getting away for extended periods of time but how wonderful if we are able to provide a place for people to meet God that is close to home, where they can stop on their way to work in the morning or on their way home at night, or come during their lunch break in the middle of the afternoon – a place for a brief respite to restore their souls with the living water that only God can provide.

 

What if we can offer people a way to interact with God in a new way, following the ancient practices of letting their bodies wander along a path or garden so that their minds and heart can focus on God?

 

Creation is overflowing with evidence of God’s hands. This becomes even more apparent when we look for the “holy” in the outdoors. There we see God’s signature on everything. When we begin to pay attention, we begin to understand that God is present and speaking there.

 

Cloaked in the natural beauty of nature, Chalfont UMC can offer a place of stillness where the healing presence of God can be felt and the voice of love heard. Prayer and memorial gardens, a meditation trail, a labyrinth, Stations of the Cross, court yards, and other outdoor scapes, are just some of the things we will be creating and installing over the next few of years. A community vegetable garden was started and continues to provide our local food pantries with fresh vegetables during the summer and fall seasons.

 

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