All face to face Services and Activities are currently suspended in line with COVID19 advice.
Sunday "Live Feed" Services
Live from 10.30am Sunday
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the cancellation of worship services, the District will try to be broadcasting a worship service at 10:30am on Sunday morning via Facebook Live and it will also be available on the District Website:
This service will be subject to cancellation if new restrictions are in place and will rely on a lot of new technology such as zoom but worked well last Sunday.
Links and service sheet (if/when released) are below.
If you were unable to join us "live" on your computer then attached file below will enable you to journey with us and go through the worship together in your own homes around the Birmingham District.
Download any of the previous service sheets here
White envelopes suggestion
The white envelope for the Easter offering will be rescheduled for later in this year.
If you usually use a white envelop in the collection you can still give each week or monthly.
Why not set up a standing order to cover the amount you would usually give.
Contact our treasurer through the contact pages here for more details
If your children are missing church then why not try this you tube channel from Rev Jemima who is involved with the southern area of the district and has created a number of videos on her you tube channel
Bible Lectionary - Read at Home
If you want to follow the readings for each Sunday follow this link to see the Methodist Lectionary. This shows the suggested readings and Psalms for each Sunday we do not hold a service.
April and further meetings are currently suspended .
March saw us meet to raise £85 for Edwards Trust. This charity provides support for children and families facing loss and surviving bereavement in the West Midlands area.
Find out more about the work of our Coffee Mornings.
Please pray for all those in our congregation but especially remember those on our prayer list here.
You can also join others in this prayer list suggestion relating to Covid situation
Farai hopes you are all well as we continue to try and stay connected as much as we can!
"Let us give all we can and all we can't do to God. God is the author of our faith. God will use us when we can and when we can't, when we are able and when we are unable. I offer you a bit of my thoughts on the Gospel reading for this Sunday. I also speak from a Methodist perspective as a Methodist Minister. I know Methodism is a broad church and people are free to add their own thoughts and comments, or even disagree with me! That is also ok.
I have also added Rev'd Dr Neil Johnson's thoughts on the legacy of Bonhoeffer during our latest Political Night Prayer. We were reflecting on divine suffering, solidarity and non-violent resistance. I am part of Political Night Prayer, which is an ecumenical gathering of people who wish to theologically reflect on issues that affect us all.
Have a good week and the sunshine!"
Nick Jones also offers a beautiful piece on Spiritual Communion that could help some of us during this time when sharing Communion together is impossible. download here
Self Isolating? You can still help us support these charities
Bring us your ring pulls as these are sent to people in the Philippines to be made into jewellery. We have already sent one batch off and have decided to continue to collect ring pulls as they are worth 3p each to the Purple Community Fund. They will send them to the women homeworkers in the Philippines.....so bring your ring pulls from drinks cans only please, to the collecting container which is back in the chapel kitchen.
Find out more about the Purple Community Fund international and to purchase their products on their online show visit their website here here.
1820 - 2020 Help us celebrate the Bi-Centenary of Whitacre Chapel