The Bible says in Job 8:7, “Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would increase abundantly.” Seven families with a very deep yet humble desire to worship the Lord in their mother tongue got together under the guidance of a devoted pastor, Rev. Dr. J. Prince on December 12, 1993. This was the first Tamil service conducted in a tiny shed in Nigdi, Pune in the presence of Rev. M. A. Daniel, the then District Superintendent. However the initial years were not easy. The congregation was very small and the income was inadequate. In all of it our joy and pride lay in the fact that Christ is the Head of this church. It has been 25 years since then and we have not looked back.
Today around 200 people worship the Lord in Tamil in a magnificent building which was dedicated to the glory of God on September 25, 2011 by the then Bishop Rt. Rev. Elia Pradeep Samuel. The church was jointly built by the Tamil, Marathi and Kannada congregations. The Tamil congregation joyfully contributed, many of them beyond their means to erect a beautiful structure to be used for the worship of the Most High God.
Mission support is the life blood of our church. Every year lion’s share of the budget is allotted to missionary support. We fully support three missionaries from three different missionary organizations. Moreover this year we celebrate 25 years of God’s faithfulness towards us and as we have entered year of silver jubilee, we have decided to help build a church in a needed mission field. We are prayerfully collecting funds for the same and the construction has begun.
The four pillars of our church are the Sunday school, Methodist Youth fellowship, WSCS and Methodist Men. The Sunday school plants the sweet word of God in the hearts of young children. The Methodist Youth Fellowship endeavors to cultivate Christian character in their youth. The members of WSCS offer prayers to those who are overtaken by sickness and overwhelmed by distress. The Methodist Men grow in Christ so that others may follow Christ.
The church is always vibrant with a variety of spiritual programs such as VBS, Fasting prayer, Cottage prayer meetings, Harvest festival, Mission Field visit, Convention meetings, Missionary support etc.
The Church picnic, Fellowship tea and the Sale of work are some of the programs which in addition to their spiritual tinge foster friendship and fellowship.
The commencement of the Bavdhan prayer centre is another accomplishment which we thank the Lord for. After much prayer, thought and under the guidance of Rev. Dr. C. Selvin we decided to open an extension centre for those in the other part of the city who long to worship in their mother tongue.