Everything Dumfries Northwest is stems from this statement in a parable Jesus told. If you want to understand who we are so that you can be part of this church at any level, this is the ‘why’ of this congregation. We keep coming back to this one set of statements. This is our motivation. This is our aspiration. This is our reason for being.
I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.
(Matthew 25: 35,36)
We are about to review our Mission Statement. If you have any ideas we’d welcome your input. At the time we put it together our big concern was to make it clear that we are welcoming of LGBTQI people. That is still a hugely important thing for us. We feel we need to go back and look at it even if we end up leaving it the same as before. Any Mission Statement can only be a statement of work in progress. Dumfries Northwest Church itself is a work in progress. This is our Mission Statement as it stands at the moment.
In obedience to Christ, we are committed to offering a welcome and spiritual home to everyone regardless of race, social or marital status, gender or sexual orientation.
Dumfries Northwest Church is an Inclusive Congregation.
The Kirk Session is unequivocal in its belief that we should offer services of blessing to those who wish to celebrate their relationship, regardless of sexuality.
Those seeking to join this congregation, to be baptised, to have their children baptised, to be married or to have a Civil Partnership or marriage (same-sex or opposite-sex) blessed, should, in the first instance, contact the minister through the Church Office. Contact details are here.
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Please consider supporting the work that we do in the community. We provide free, hot, vegetarian, whole-food meals, Monday to Friday at 16:30 and food parcels on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00. Even a donation of £10.00 will make a huge difference to a lot of people.
Please note that a donation to the Free Meals Project will only be used in the Free Meals Project. Your donation will not be used to finance other areas of the Church’s work.