Charity & Evangelism

“When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 23:22

The church is well known for its support to missions and charity. In the early days a school has often been associated with the Church, but the last one was closed down in the nineteen fifties when more local schools were being opened and there was no longer a need for such a private school. At that stage it was as English-medium school and the ex-Methodist Tamil-medium school had already gone under the management of Gnanodhaya Training School.

Concern for the poor children was expressed by the church through the St. Thomas Mount Children’s Centre which provided a midday meal for 43 poor children for several years.

It was in 1952, Rev. John Millns, a Pastor of the Church took the initiative in building six cottages at the church compound to take care of the deserving poor old women. The good work is still being carried on by the church. Apart from regular care being given to the deserving elderly women living in the cottages, a monthly grant is also given to them.

The church has also demonstrated its commitment to serve as usually it gets into the act of providing gifts to the poor and needy especially during the time of Christmas.

The church has been a mission minded church since time immemorial. Over the years the support has steadily increased and a sizable number of missions have been supported. The church is working in a place called Paraniputhur, about 10 kilometres away which is an outreach program of the church. Members of the church visit this mission field once a month proclaiming the good news to people around this area who have never heard the love of Christ. The evangelist appointed by the Pastorate is working full time at this mission field.