Worship at Home

Here's a collection of material to help us praise and worship God at home. 

Anything we've underlined is a link to more details.

Little by little we have begun bringing back into use the pages from the website that went into mothballs during the pandemic. We will keep some of the "pandemic pages" going for a while though even if that means that sometimes you might find something mentioned twice. We might well keep some of these home worship resources on the website permanently in fact because people still seem to be finding them useful even with church services available again (click here for upcoming services).

Junior Church in person is back too, but also have a look at the Junior Church at Home Page. As well as Junior Church activities, it has links to other places where our young people can get some virtual entertainment. Some of these links have proven to be more popular with parents and grandparents to be honest (yes, everyone loves Pandacam!) and we'll be keeping some that material long term too.

If you don't already receive it, why don't you sign up for the Circuit's weekly newsletter. That's the best way to keep up to date with everything that's going on. Have a look at past newsletters here.

A few people have asked Stephen for a copy of the Reflection he led on the afternoon of Good Friday on the Last Seven Words spoken from the Cross.  Click here for a copy.

Visit this page on the national Methodist website which has collected resources to offer spiritual sustenance during this time of locked-down isolation or click here to try out the latest podcast.

There must be other great stuff we don't know about. Click the big orange button to tell us of anything you recommend.

Worship Online 

We have tons of services each week in all our circuit churches again (check out the current preaching plan here) but one result of the lockdowns was that we found we could put lots of good stuff online. You can access a whole library of past services as well as recordings of weekly sermons a on the Circuit YouTube channel.

 

Some services from Erdington Methodist Church are also shown on Erdington Church's own YouTube channel here.

You can usually sample some of these services here on our website.

Zooming in on Prayer

Alternate Wednesdays

8.00 - 8.45 pm

 

Feel welcome to join and leave when you wish. There will be an opportunity for anyone to pray if they wish, but no pressure to pray aloud if you are not comfortable to do so.

 

Joining details are in the weekly notices the Sunday before each meeting, or can be obtained from any church friend in the WhatsApp group, or from the office, from the prayer line, or from the website.

 

Some other services we have enjoyed

 

From Methodist Central Hall on this link. Live service every Sunday at 11.00 am.

From Wesley's Chapel on this linkService times are:

Wednesday 12:45

Thursday 12:45

Sunday 9:45 and 11:00

From HTB Church every Sunday (they have numerous start times).

From SwanBank Methodist Church on Sundays at 10:30 am on YouTube.

From All Souls Church in London live at 9.30 am, 11.30 am and 5.30 pm every Sunday on their website.

St Ebbes Church in Oxford has a daily service at 8.45 am every weekday and a weekly service at 10.00 am on Sundays on their YouTube channel.

Tell us if you recommend anything else

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Worship on Radio and TV even on the Telephone

BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship - every Sunday at 8.10 am

BBC Radio 4 (Long Wave) - Daily Service at 9.45 am

BBC 1 - Songs of Praise - every Sunday at 1.15 pm 

BBC is supporting a live service at 8.00 am every Sunday which will be relayed on 39 local radio stations.

 

The Methodist Church GB has launched two phone numbers which you can call to listen to a prayer (for that dial: 0808 281 2514) or listen to some news (for that dial: 0808 281 2478). Content is updated every Thursday afternoon.

The Church of England has launched the Daily Hope telephone line which is available 24/7 on 0800 804 8044. Callers can choose from a range of options, including hymns, prayers and reflections.

More locally, don't forget our own prayer line. If you need someone from our church to pray with you, or for you, call the prayer line on 07942 581223 or email fomcprayer@gmail.com

 

If you know someone who is not online and who might value these telephone services please pass them the numbers.

Tell us if you recommend anything else

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Worship Resources

We collect lots of resources for the Weekly Notices. Check those out here. If you don't get this already, sign up for the Circuit newsletter by clicking here.

 

There is a weekly Methodist Church GB worship sheet that you can use at home independently of any service. Click to open a copy of the services for this week 

Get a free weekly worship sheet from The Vine by registering with them here. Click here to open the materials for this Sunday.

Click here to visit the Singing the Faith website which has tons of free service sheets and resources for worshipping at home.

Have a look here at the links page on the Faith and Worship site for loads of suggestions for worship resources.

The Church of England has a prayer resources page here with a lot of material for worship at home as well as some helpful suggestions for prayers about the outbreak and praying with children at this time.

 

There's free worship and learning for adults and children every week from Roots - click here to try it out.

Tell us if you recommend anything else.

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Study Online 

Would you like to engage more with Christian study?

A good place to start might be with this page, a Word in Time Bible Study from the Methodist Church or see if any of the different ways of engaging with the Bible suggested on this page or on this page work for you. There are studies of different lengths and on different topics collected on this page.

Bible.org has tons of material too, whether you want to get to grips with a favourite book, or a topic that interests you, to look up different points of view on a specific verse or find a daily study plan that suits you.

Short of time? Try listening to some of these one-minute talks from Christian Standard Bible.  Or perhaps meditate on a short prayer for the day from the Methodist Church. 

 

You could try out something new, maybe sharing with a friend by phone or a Zoom house group. There are some guidelines here on hosting and attending Zoom meetings - they have become popular with lots of us who had never contemplated such a thing!

Tell us if you recommend anything else.

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Sing at home

All Methodists love to sing! Here's a video of some people you might recognise singing a worship song you certainly will.

If you can listen to Premier Christian Radio on a digital radio or by clicking here for the online radio player you might like to join Pam Rhodes just after the 1.00 pm news every day except Sunday. She is playing a few favourite songs and hymns that we can sing along with. The bathroom gives the best acoustics!

Test your puzzling skills  

Bet you didn't know Revd Stephen writes a mean Bible quiz!

He has a collection of clever puzzles to test your wits and see if you can find your way around your Bible. Not a crossword, or sudoku or a word search, but somehow all of them. One day these might be a book, but generously Revd Stephen has allowed us to put them up here on the website.

They are called BIBLEWORDS.

Here at Website HQ we had decided to post a new one every week, but the editor got a bit hooked on them and didn't want to wait for the next, so if you click the picture you download the whole lot. We have!

See if you can solve one of these "old school" by just printing out the page and tackling it armed only with a pencil and your Bible. But don't worry if you can't - Revd Stephen has given you lots of help towards the back of the book.

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