We are a Methodist Church serving the communities of Four Oaks and Mere Green in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands.
You are assured of a warm welcome if you join us for any of our services and events. There are directions and details of how to find us on the For Visitors page and if you may need any help to join us do please contact the office.
Revd John and Deacon Liz Rowe lead our church family, and have pastoral responsibility for two other churches in the same part of our circuit, at Blackwood and Streetly. For information about the Methodist Church nationally visit the Church's website and find out some of the things that make Methodism distinctive.
A new year is often a time when we decide - with varying degrees of success - to change ourselves for the better. Diets and exercise regimes are commenced with enthusiasm, and some of us will stick with it. Those of us who have friends supporting us, or who join a gym and actually go there, will generally do better. Perhaps this is also a good time to make a change in your spiritual life, to engage more with God, or just to try to find out more about Him. That too is easier with companionship, and if you would like help and support you will be very welcome at any of our services.
Methodists traditionally start the new year with a Covenant Service when we renew our commitment to God. You don't need to be a Methodist to take part. You may find something in the Covenant Prayer that inspires you.
The world's cares continue whatever the season, and we face those challenges and cares as best we can. The Methodist Church has a particular tradition of action for social justice which we strive to uphold here in our church too. Recently we refreshed our special Refugee Crisis Page, adding some useful materials and ways that you can get involved. Give it a look. If your heart also aches at the plight of the refugees you may find there's something you can get involved with to help.
You can also find out lots more about what our church family is involved with in our monthly magazine, The Messenger, lots more than than we could ever fit onto the website. The current edition is a special double edition for December and January which includes:
- an update on the building project at Nkanfoa church in Ghana for which so many of us have helped to raise funds
- an article on the history behind the nativity story
- an article explores Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion
- news about our redevelopment project
- a review of some of the works being undertaken by our Circuit Refugee Project
- news of Revd Stephen Froggatt and his family who we are delighted to say will be joining us next year when Revd John's retirement obliges us to say farewell to him and Liz
- an excerpt from an intriguing sermon given by Revd Dr Alan Smithson on the importance of offering our time, our resources, our talents and ourselves to God
- an invitation to serve our church as its Christian Aid Coordinator - could that be your gift?
- more instalments in our review of the Bible with Walk Through the Bible Ministries - a summary of the Song of Songs from the Old Testament and 2 Peter from the New
- the latest section of our Old Testament Timeline - The Exile
- articles from some of our members including:
- Mr Jack McGinnigle explores the content of a prayer of adoration
- Mrs Bronwen Finch tells us something of the power of memories
- Revd Dr John Taylor discusses the uniqueness of Jesus of Nazareth
If you don't already receive a copy of The Messenger, pick one up when you are in church or contact the office if you would like us to send you one.