Gift service this Sunday - the 2nd Sunday in Advent
Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash Our socially distanced seating for Sunday services during December is likely to be fully booked. Book Early and please do not turn up unless you have a confirmed seat reservation. The service will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.
For Sunday’s Gift service we are supporting The SWEET project. Based in South Birmingham. This local organisation helps families and individuals as well as offering placements to trainee social workers. Our donations will enable the project to offer practical help in many ways, for example, by giving food and essential items to families and individuals or by supporting children with their mental health. Join us on Sunday to learn more.
Please use this form to book seating in church for the services listed below (please select at least one service). Bookings are accepted between Midday on Monday and midday on Friday. Please book for the group or "bubble" who are sitting together so we can plan seating, even if your bubble is not your family.
Continue Advent with us - Staying Safe
Protective measures are being gradually relaxed to make everyone feel safe:
Please make sure you sit in the seating area you selected, following the stewards’ instructions.
Please continue to wear your mask in the church especially for singing, unless you have a medical exemption
Please use sanitiser and provide your details for our track and trace records.
Please be respectful to those who are not yet comfortable with the relaxation of social distancing requirements and may wish to maintain 2 metres distance
Please no mixing before the service, and as we are now serving teas and coffees in the hall after the service, we can meet and talk safely
For those unable to attend church in person please watch our service online – either live at 10:30 on Sunday, or see the recording later.
Please click on the red button below if you wish to make a donation to the Church or other funds including for the car parking discs (adding a note with your name and car registration). Christmas Card donations have now closed. Click to GiveOnline Donations
Methodist Conference decision - Same Sex Marriage and relationships
Following prayerful consideration by the whole Church, the Methodist Conference has voted to confirm provisional resolutions on the principles or qualities of good relating, understanding of cohabitation and same sex marriages conducted on Methodist premises or by Methodist office-holders. If you would like to know more about the changes please read the details on the Methodist Church website or reach out to us on our “contact us” form or both!
CHRISTIAN AID - its not to late to show your support
FREEPHONE numbers for prayers, reflections and news from the Methodist Church
Listen to a prayer: 0808 281 2514
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Attendance at funerals follows our guidelines as for normal Sunday services for distancing etc. If you can’t attend a funeral, The Methodist Church has produced a service for you to use at home to help you say your formal goodbyes. Click Here to access the service.
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