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.
The February edition of our magazine The Messenger has friendship as something of a theme. As well as John's letter, an article by our most regular contributor, Revd Dr John Taylor also explores the true meaning of friendship, and how powerful, and empowering, it is for us to be able to call Jesus our friend. And a theme of Deacon Liz' service at the end of January was to stress that if we are to call ourselves a true follower - or friend - of Jesus we should offer the gift of our friendship to those who need it, in our local community and beyond.
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.
We were also reminded at the start of the month of our long association with Action for Children. They need our support more than ever, with many of their local government partners crippled by budget cuts and we will be redoubling our fundraising efforts for them this year. You may be able to help!
You can also find out lots more about what our church family is involved with in our monthly magazine, The Messenger, which has lots more than than we could ever fit onto the website. The February edition includes:
- the news that as well as being joined in September by Revd Stephen Froggatt and his family we will also welcome a new Deacon to our church family, Deacon Marylyn Slowe
- an regular update on the building project at Nkanfoa church in Ghana for which so many of us have helped to raise funds
- an invitation to all to join a service for the Women's World Day of Prayer at the Baptist Church in Grange Lane on 3 March
- an invitation to our Fairtrade Fortnight Coffee Morning on 4 March
- advance notice that you will be able to buy The Real Easter Egg in church in March
- news from the BBC about Songs of Praise and religious broadcasting
- an invitation to serve our church as its Christian Aid Coordinator - could that be your gift?
- an invitation to this presentation on marriage at Harvest Fields Church on 14 March by the Care for the Family charity
- news of our long-running association with Action for Children
- 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 influence of the Assyrians
- articles from some of our members including:
- Mrs Angela Constantine compares rescues by modern day heroes with God's rescue plan for all of us
- Mr Roger Smith shares some insights, and some good news, from his time as a bird watcher - sixty years spent watching our native birds of prey!
- Revd Dr John Taylor discusses the unique value of true friends
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.