Community

 

OMC and our Community

We believe that as Christians our faith is reflected in every part of our lives and we seek to offer service in our communities and places of work. We also have an awareness of the wider needs of the World that we support in a variety of ways as individuals and in partnership with others.

"Loaves and Fishes"  

Sevenoaks Food Bank. A container is available in our Hall Lobby if you would like to donate non-perishable food. These are taken weekly to St John's Church distribution point.  

Fairtrade 

We use Fairtrade Coffee and our Traidcraft Stall is available every Sunday and throughout the week in the Coffee Lounge. We support the principles of Fairtrade and believe this is a small way of making a difference for particular communities in the third world.

Down Memory Lane

Dementia Care Respite Group on Saturday mornings. This group is run each week by Carolyn and David Knight with a team of helpers to enable respite for those caring for loved ones with dementia. Contact Carolyn for more details: 01732 743046.

Churches Together in Sevenoaks and District Social Concern

Churches Together in Sevenoaks and District have a very active Social Concerns Ministry supported by many of the local Churches. Otford Methodist Church is among these and offers supports in a variety of ways through Prayer, Volunteers and Finance.
These include:  
SAYT Sevenoaks Area Youth Trust
Befrienders  
Sevenoaks Christian Counselling Service 
Child Contact Centre  
Debt Counselling Service

Hospices of Hope  

Hospices of Hope is the leading palliative care charity in South Eastern Europe and are dedicated to improving the life of the terminally ill in Romania and surrounding countries by increasing access to hospice care and training.   
The Offices and Teashop for the Hospices of Hope are located in Otford and we support this work both with volunteers and prayer. For more details on Hospices of Hope see www.hospicesofhope.co.uk.

Action for Children 

is a national organisation coming from Methodist roots, providing a variety of ways of supporting children, young people and families.  There are opportunities to give throughout the year to support this work
Christian Aid

We support Christian Aid and other Aid agencies throughout the year and especially focus fundraising during Christian Aid Week each May. For more details on Christian Aid see www.christianaid.co.uk.
World Church - supporting events sponsored by the wider Methodist Church

Casa Vida Children's Home in Bolivia 

We are linked to this exciting project through one of our members who works in Bolivia.