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 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. For information about the Methodist Church nationally visit the Church's website.
The holiday season of July and August is on us already. We hope everyone who has the chance to get time away this Summer is blessed with safe journeys and fantastic weather! Of course, not everyone welcomes this time of the year. Some senior members of our community for instance find it very isolating: so many regular events are suspended. We invite senior folk from around our area to join us for a Senior Social on Friday 7 August. See the Events page for some details and please get in touch if you would like to come - we can arrange a lift for you.
If you are able to help our initiative to collect items for the Basics Bank at Birmingham City Mission, with whom we also have a long association there is an opportunity to donate packets, tins and other items at the morning service on 12 July (watch the weekly notices for other collection times and occasions).
As Revd John has mentioned in his Summer letter, we have recently reviewed what we believe we aspire to be and to represent in our mission and ministry to our community. Have a look at our vision statement. If it speaks to you, come and meet us or let us know.
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 never fit onto the website. The July and August edition
- tells us about the work of Action for Children and the opportunity we have in July to meet their Chief Executive
- announces events that church members are hosting over the Summer to promote causes such as Nkanfoa Methodist School in Ghana, Open Doors, Christian Aid and the Bethlehem Sports Club for the Disabled
- has articles from church members Angela Constantine on turning our worries into prayers and the Revd Dr John Taylor on what Scripture means when it tells us that Christ died "for us"
- advertises the Holiday at Home seniors' event on 7 August and the Alpha course that will start in September
- reports on our mission to support BCM's Basics Bank, what the 4th Sutton Coldfield Rainbows have been getting up to, and the fun that the Baptism team had with a teddy bears' picnic for children recently baptised
- shares the excitement of the Missions team who have been given the opportunity to showcase all their projects in two services they will lead in August
- lets us know the various areas of our church family where help is needed - what might God be calling you to do? We have vacancies working in outreach to our local community and with our young people on Sundays where volunteers are needed. Sutton Pastors has vacancies to join their team looking after the vulnerable in Sutton Coldfield town centre on Friday and Saturday nights.
- has reports of activities from the Methodist Church regionally and nationally, on China's Bible industry, and on new initiatives from the fantastic Walk Through the Bible Ministries
- continues the series covering the history of Christianity in England - part 5 takes the story through to the reign of the first Queen Elizabeth
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.