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, 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 as the Autumn Alpha Course.
In October we celebrate the anniversary of the founding of our church here in Four Oaks, by looking forward to the future. We have been thinking about our Mission Statement, whether it still reflects our aims and how well we honour it. If you want to play a part in that review keep a watch on the notices and the Messenger. What do you think a church should be for? What role should its people play in their community? What should it aspire to?
October also sees Bible Sunday when we particularly mark the work of the Bible Society in sharing the Word of God with those who do not yet have access to it. There will be a chance on 19 October to find out about - and to contribute to - the work of Bible Society, not just the translation of the Scriptures into many languages for which they are so famous but Bible apps, drama, film, literacy projects here at home and all over the world. Join us to find out about the Big Mission to give access to God's Word to 20 million children and their families by 2020.
There's a lot more about church groups and activities in our monthly magazine, The Messenger than we could ever fit onto the website.
As well as information about church groups and events, the October issue has an article from Lynette Jones on how God uses broken things, and people, and a consideration by the Revd Dr John Taylor of how we go about understanding God when he is beyond our understanding! It advertises lunches to raise funds for Nfanfo Methodist School in Ghana, celebrates Nikki Murcott finishing her training and being accredited as a local preacher (well done Nikki) and summarises September's Church Council meeting. In the spirit of our consideration of our future it also lists some things the church needs people to help with: arranging flowers, taking a role in leadership through Church Council, supporting fundraising for mission projects, helping the catering team at Messy Church, or guiding visitors by acting as an usher at services.
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.