The Mission of Launceston Central Methodist Church
Mission statement set in 2000
'The goal of Central Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ through worship, discipleship, evangelism and mission.'
Launceston Central Methodist Church is part of the Launceston Area Circuit which consists of 13 Churches served by two clergy.
Further information on the circuit is available at www.lamc.org.uk
Launceston Central Methodist Church – How we work to support the Local Community
First and foremost the mission of the Central Methodist Church in Launceston is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ through worship, discipleship, evangelism and mission.' The church is part of the Launceston Area Methodist Circuit which consists of 13 Churches and the Bridge Community Centre. The circuit is served by two clergy. This mission is at the heart of all our physical and spiritual support of the community.
Collection Point and Storage Support Facilities
- Launceston Foodbank
- Launceston Refugee Support Group
- Every Tuesday, from 10.30 to 12 noon a Coffee Morning is held in the main hall where local organisations and charities are able to use to raise money for their work. All are welcome.
- Every Thursday a Drop In Coffee Morning takes place in the main Hall for fellowship. All are welcome.
Children and Families
- ‘Chattabox’ is a toddler group for pre-school children that takes place during term time in the Epworth Room (located via the passage-way on the left hand side of the church hall) at Launceston Central Methodist Church every Wednesday morning from 9am-11.30am. Each session has craft making or sensory activities aimed to engage and excite the children.
As well as the hall, where the children can play on some soft play equipment, ride trikes and create craft, there is a carpeted room where children can play with lots of toys and a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.
Between 10.30am and 11am there is a sit down snack time where children and adults get together with all the children. After snack time the children get together for singing and some more play.
- Central Kids Club: A club for 5 to 11 year olds takes place in the Church's Main Hall on the third Friday of each month from 5.30 - 7.00pm. There is a £1 entry. The evenings have games, snacks, craft and fun! There is also a Junior Disco at the 'Bridge Community Centre', on the Pennygillam estate on the 1st Friday of each month from 5.30 - 7 pm. There is a £4 entry + Free Snack!
- Holiday Club: The annual Holiday Club at Central is a themed event for 5 to 11 year old children, which takes place from 10am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday (usually around the second week) of each August. There is fun, games and craft. The club also includes a snack time. A daily charge of £2 per child is made. Typically 60 local children attend the event each year.
- Launceston Community Toy Library The Launceston Community Toy Library at the Bridge Community Centre (part of the Launceston Methodist Circuit) is open on Tuesdays from 12.30-2.30pm and Fridays from 2.30-4.30pm. The library is for families with children between 0 and 5 years old and there are lots of toys and story sacks to borrow. There is a small annual subscription.
- Fellowship Groups – open to All The Ladies' Tuesday Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, in the Dingley Hall at 7.30 p.m., with speakers or demonstrators who introduce a variety of subjects.
- Wednesday Fellowship The Wednesday Fellowship meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons in the Dingley Hall at 2.30pm.
There is a full programme of speakers and activities and refreshments. Everyone - both men and women - are made very welcome to join the group for a short time of fellowship.
- Film Night at Central Central's Film Night takes place on the first Thursday of each month from 7.30pm - 10pm in the church hall. The evening always features classic and favourite films from the past. Ice Creams are available. There is no entry fee, but donations towards the costs and towards Central Funds can be made and appreciated.
- Rooms at Central Rooms at Central are availablefor hire at a very fair rate to cover heat and light. Local organisations that use the facilities include the Launceston Memory Café, Cruse Bereavement Care, U3A events, Launceston Male Voice Choir, Launceston Choral Society, Cornish Language Classes, dance groups, drama groups, Flower Patch Quilters Group, Launceston Model Railway and other small groups.
- Action for Children Charity (formerly National Children’s Homes) Financial fund raising group and support.
- Christian Aid at Central Financial fund raising group and support.
- Fairtrade Central Methodist is a Fairtrade Church and strives to meet the three goals set out by the Fairtrade Foundation, which are to: Use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings for which the Church has responsibility; Encourage the use of other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit.; Promote Fairtrade during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible.