It is a long-standing Methodist Communion practice to invite contributions in support of those less fortunate. In Dundee, contributions are now invited via a plate inside the upstairs door. These offerings are allocated each month, by Church Council decision, to different Methodist or other charities. There is no compulsion or pressure to support this Offering – it is matter of individual decision and choice.
It has been Methodist practice since the time of John Wesley to hold this annual Service in which we are invited to remember our calling as the people of God and to renew our commitment to God’s service. This Service also includes the celebration of Holy Communion in which all are invited to participate as they wish.