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
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
Follow this link to see what has been happening for the better in our wider district
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.
White envelopes suggestion
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
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
Our plans to celebrate 200 years of Methodism in Nether Whitacre this year have been seriously disrupted by Covid 19. We have received many messages from the ministers who were coming to participate in special services:
James Pritchard writes having missed his June service to celebrate 200 years of Methodism at Whitacre
Obviously Covid 19 will have scuppered most of the Whitacre celebration plans but I wanted to send my thoughts and prayers. I do hope you are all Ok and surviving these challenging times. Do pass on my greetings to folk. I hope I might be able to come another time.
It’s a small blessing that Mavis didn’t have to face this horrible time.
Please take care everyone!
Robert Ash was due in July and has already written:
Lorraine and I are in lockdown in France. I am at present undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, taking tablets and having injections. Radiotherapy commenced on July 10th for 5 days a week for 7 weeks, so ends on July 22nd. Consequently of course I will not be returning to the UK as expected and am not sure what effect the treatment will have on my stamina.
At present I am feeling great and life is very good here. Shops are opening up and our village restaurant is doing takeaways which are plated up and delicious. We also have a creperie so are spoilt for choice.
We are keeping active in the field allotment and clearing a new piece of land we have bought. Our plan is to keep some livestock; chickens, geese, ducks and a couple of pigs. If they go well we might get a couple of Dexter cows.
I trust all is well with you and yours, and the Church folk are all keeping in touch.
Robert and Lorraine Ash
If you are missing the singing at Church you can visit the web site for the Methodist Church virtual choir. There you can sing along to hymns you know such as “In Christ Alone” , and also learn some new ones
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
Even through lock down restrictions please continue to collect and think of these charities which you can still collect for at this time.
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