We are a Methodist Church serving the communities of Four Oaks and Mere Green in Sutton Coldfield in the English 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 John and Liz also have pastoral responsibility for two other churches in the same part of our circuit, churches at Blackwood and Streetly. We share some services with these churches (have a look on the Worship page for details) and also some other events, such our recent Alpha Course.
Have you visited our Prayer page? There are some details there of opportunities for you to pray with us, or for us to pray for you if you wish. One of the links on that page will take you to the Hope Together website. If you would like to find out more about HOPE 2014 or join a million other Christians in a Season of Prayer click the link here.
Like many other Methodist churches we started 2014 with a special service called a Covenant Service. We renew our commitment to God for a new year. Here is a version of the traditional prayer which forms part of the service. Perhaps you might like to reflect on the prayer and consider making the same commitment.
I am no longer my own but yours.
Put me to what you will,
rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you or laid aside for you,
exalted for you or brought low for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty,
let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours.
So be it.
And the covenant made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.
Tickets are going fast for the Fairtrade Curry Gala Dinner on 8 March (more details on the News page). This will be the highlight of our celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight. Tickets are limited so contact the office as soon as you can if you don't have yours already. At the Gala Dinner there will be a Grand Auction. Pick up a list of the exciting lots when you are in church (thank you to the generous local businesses and donors who have contributed these) and decide what treat you want to bid for, for yourself of for someone else.
Not everything finds its way onto the website, especially the activities of some of our church groups and clubs. There's a lot more about that in our monthly magazine The Messenger. As well as our various activities, it carries more general pieces. Currently for instance some articles cover the activities and difficulties of the church in other countries, and recent editions have been featuring a series of reflections by one of our most distinguished members, the Revd Dr John Taylor.
If you don't already receive a copy, pick one up when you are in church or contact the office if you would like us to send you one.