Acquiring a building to house worship services and related community activities.
Describe the need affecting community
We are planting a Methodist Church in a neighborhood were there is no Methodist presence. As Methodists, we convey our social understanding and work of mercy not only preaching the Gospel but serving the community. The children, teenagers and young adults need help not to drop out from school, there is also need of a clothing provision service and different social/cultural/evangelical activities. With the help of The Advance, the National Methodist Church and local congregation resources, we have gathered the necessary sum to acquire a real state (house) at Saavedra neighborhood, where we will establish our community. Now, we need to adequate this house into a big hall and several offices or classrooms with equipment and furniture. This is something we can achieve with the work of many of our members who are volunteering to do so, but we also need a sum to cover the refurbishment costs ( construction/building materials) and part of the manpower.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
As much as possible, we will be increasing our presence in the neighborhood through action. Service and outreach activities (Lent, Spring and Christmas) will be developed at this location together with Bible Studies, men’s and women’s groups, young adults and teenagers meetings, while worship services will still be celebrated at the rented hall at the Presbyterian Church in Belgrano.
Describe the primary goal of the project
The primary goal of this project is to bring over the Kingdom of God to the neighborhood, and show how serving, worshiping and praying together will help us live a good life, as Jesus teaches.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
We would like to see that people in the neighborhood feel “House of Prayer for All People” is theirs. That it is an open place, where we are all included to enter the Kingdom of God, which is also open to all.