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.
September is the start of the year for Methodists, as it is for many in education and learning. A time for new beginnings. Perhaps this is the time for you to begin a journey of your own. This year's Alpha course begins on 10 September - if you have been thinking about it why not come along and find out what it's all about. See the Alpha page for details. Or perhaps this is the time for you to take another step in your spiritual journey: on the News page you will see that one of our house groups is inviting anyone interested to join their Freedom in Christ discipleship course. Get in touch with the office if you're curious about these opportunities.
September is also the start of Autumn, and traditionally is a time when Christians thank God for their harvest safely gathered. Whilst few of us - certainly in our suburban setting - have a close connection with the land these traditions give us a welcome prompt to remember God's bounty. We give glory to God for all he gives to us by collecting tins and cans of food at harvest time that we can donate to needy people in our city. We will receive donations of food in the harvest services on Sunday 28 September to share between Birmingham City Mission and Birmingham Crisis Centre.
28 September is also Back to Church Sunday. If you're visiting our site because you've had an invitation to come and see us on Back to Church Sunday we hope you will find something here to encourage you. You are assured of a warm welcome, as at any of our services. If you need any special help to come to visit us, contact the office - we'll help if we can.
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 September issue has an opportunity to join friends, for a ramble, invites interested people to join a new book club, and advertises lunches to raise funds for Nfanfo Methodist School in Ghana. It has an article about the history of Methodist Conference and an exploration of issues about organ donation, a consideration of what we mean by Radical Hospitality, and news from Ghana. Two of our members have written interesting articles. Nikki Murcott celebrates something Methodists are known for - sung worship, and the Revd Dr John Taylor has strong views on our salvation through God's grace.
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.