IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY

The Church

“A Church in the Community for the Community”

We are part of the world wide Methodist Church and reflect that by having members from at least 7 different countries.  We worship together on a Sunday at 10.30am and our service lasts just over an hour.  There is Sunday school for the children and teenagers.  We are not a large congregation but as part of the Methodist family we see the importance of loving and serving our neighbours whoever they may be.  That is why we run a Community Resource Centre so that we can put this into action.

You might like to join us at a weekday activity or if you want more information about the Church or to inquire about baptisms, weddings or funerals then the Church Minister Rev Alison Richards would be pleased to hear from you.  You can reach her here.

 

Welcome to our MARCH 2018 NOTICES NOTICES

Our Current Holy Habits Season is

“SHARING RESOURCES”
Acts chapter 2 verse 42 “All the believers were together and had everything in common”

Sunday Services

 

 

Feb 25th at 10.30am All Age Worship led by Rev. Alison Richards.

Mar 4th at 10.30am Morning Worship including Prayer Meeting led by Danny Dorsett.
Mar 11th at 10.30am Morning Worship & Holy Communion led by Rev Alison Richards.
Mar 18th at 10.30am Morning Worship led by Peter Woodhall.
Palm Sunday Mar 25th at 10.30am All Age Worship led by John Cooper
Maundy Thursday Mar 29th at 7pm – Service with the other local churches here at Lozells.
Easter Sunday Apr 1st at 10.30am All Age Worship & Holy Communion led by Rev Alison Richards.
Apr 8th at 10.30am Morning Worship led by Church Stewards

 


 

‘HOLY HABITS’

Holy Habit

Season

Suggested Time Period
Eating together Pentecost/launch 17th May 15 – 1st July 15
Prayer summer 12th July 15 – 30th Sept 15
Making more disciples Harvest/Halloween/all souls/all saints 1st Oct 15- 30th Nov 15
Gladness & Generosity Advent/Christmas 1st Dec 15 – 14th Feb 16
Breaking Bread Lent/Easter 15th Feb 16 – 30th April 16
Service Pentecost 1st May 16 – 30th June 16
Fellowship Autumn and Advent 1st October 16 – 31st Dec 16
Biblical Teaching Covenant 1st January 17 – 28th Feb 17
Sharing Resources Lent/Easter 1st March 17 – 30th April 17
Worship Pentecost 1st May 17 – 30th June 17

You can get more information about our ‘holy habits’ here: https://www.birminghammethodistcircuit.org.uk/holy-habits/

CIRCUIT AND CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Church Council Meeting – Thursday 23 February 2018 at 7.30pm at the Centre.

Circuit Children & Youth Team Prayer Gathering – to pray for our children and young people on Tuesday 9th January from 7:30pm-8:30pm. This will be at Longbridge. Contact Tina Brooker.

FREE Art & Craft Class starting at the Centre on Wed 10th Jan 2018 from 10.30am-12.30pm. Tailor made classes for community members to LEARN/MAKE/SHARE. Please come and discover your talents, make new things and share friendship. An Exhibition will be held after to display your beautiful and wonderful talents! *Funded by Near Neighbours

Jewels in Lozells – Sewing & Cake Decorating Classes – funded by the Awards For All. We are starting on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th January 2018 to encourage and help people to discover new talents and enjoy getting to know and meeting other people.

1) We have two Sewing Groups on Thursdays from10.00am – 12.00noon & 12.30pm – 2.30pm (any material, cotton etc, which you can donate would be welcome). People who can sew are welcome to come and help with the groups.
2) Cake Decorating – Friday from 9.30am – 11.30am & 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Come along and decorate your own cakes or see how it’s done.

Heretics Anonymous is a Circuit Bible Study Group takes place at The Church at Carrs Lane every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:15pm. The next meeting is on Monday 15th January 2018. It is a space FOR YOU to come and share, discuss, explore, affirm or question any and all aspects of life and faith. Come along for a nibble and a natter!

Neil Johnson invites you to celebrate the publication of his new book at an evening of light refreshments, stirring songs and Theological Socialism. The event will take place on Friday 2nd March from 7-9pm at Carrs Lane Church. See more details here: The Labour Church, the movement and its message Book Launch by Rev Dr Neil Johnson

Please support Rev. Alison Richards on a sponsored Big Issue Night Walk on Fri 2nd March – Sat 3rd March 2018. She will be walking13 miles through the night to raise funds for the Big Issue Foundation. Please make your donation to her on the Just Giving page. So far not many donations!!

Jazz Church Concert – Join the members of Jazz Church for a concert in aid of the renovation of a hospital ward in the Mpilo hospital in Zimbabwe on Saturday 3rd March, from 3.00pm-5.00pm, at Coventry Central Hall.

Citizens UK Commonwealth Games Assembly – on Wednesday 7th March, anyone attending should be at the event by 4.30pm for 5.00pm-7.00pm. Why not join up to 1,000 people in the Town Hall for another exciting Citizens UK Assembly, this time focused on the Commonwealth Games which we will be hosting in 2022. Please sign up now on: eventbrite

West Midlands Methodist History Spring Lecture – On Saturday 10th March, from 2.30pm at Solihull Methodist Church, join others for a talk on The Beginnings of Methodist Guild Holidays.

Methodist Theologians in Conversation – join us for an evening of conversation with Revd Dr Brian E Beck and Revd Tom Stuckey on Monday 12th March at 6.30pm at Frances Young House, Somerset Road, Edgbaston B15 2QH.

Jesus Christ Superstar by SMASH – Wednesday 21st – Sat 24th March from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at Solihull Methodist Church

Circuit Stewards are needed – Working with the Superintendents to oversee the running of our Circuit is an important task. The current team of Stewards are looking for new members to join the team, could God be asking you to offer you time for a few years in this role? If yes, please contact the Alison Richard 0121 240 4767.

New Methodist Congregations: Part of the Birmingham District’s commitment to Church Without Walls is to start 8 new congregations by 2020, the first two experiments are happening in Birmingham: Jazz Community Church, which meets at Cambridge Road Methodist Church, Cambridge Rd, Kings Heath, B13 9UE at 4pm on Sundays and New Inclusive Church, which has held its first all-community gathering at Carrs Lane Church.

 

Refreshments after the Morning Service

These are served after the 2nd Sunday of the month and after All-Age Worship. You are welcome to help if you would like to.

 

Jewels Project

This is a project which we have started – funded by the People’s Health Trust. We are running groups over the next two years to encourage and help people to discover new talents and enjoy getting to know and meeting other people.
1) We have two Sewing Groups on Thursdays from10.00am – 12.00noon & 12.30pm – 2.30pm (any material, cotton etc, which you can donate would be welcome). People who can sew would be welcome to come and help with the groups.
2) Cake Decorating – Friday from 9.30am – 11.30am. Come along and decorate your own cakes or see how it’s done.

 

Our Syrian Brummie Families

Our Syrian refugee families meet in our Basement Hall on Saturdays 12noon – 4pm. Please come and visit them and see how they’re settling down.
Pastoral Committee – For Minister, Pastoral visitors and Church stewards who are available.

Refreshments after the Morning Service – These are served after the 2nd Sunday of the month and after All-Age Worship.  You are welcome to help if you would like to.

Jewels in Lozells

This is a project which we have started – funded by the People’s Health Trust. We are running groups over the next two years to encourage and help people to discover new talents and enjoy getting to know and meeting other people.

1) We have two Sewing Groups on Thursdays from10.00am – 12.00noon & 12.30pm – 2.30pm (any material, cotton etc, which you can donate would be welcome). People who can sew would be welcome to come and help with the groups.
2) Cake Decorating – Friday from 9.30am – 11.30am. Come along and decorate your own cakes or see how it’s done.

Volunteers

Volunteers are welcome at the Centre  giving few hours of their time in Reception, Soup Kitchen, Tea & Toast and Job Club – Please tell your Families & Friends!

The Centre would like to appeal to the Church to bring in Dried / Tin foods

Tea and Toast:  Tuesdays 10am – 12noon.

Soup Kitchen: Thursdays 12pm – 2pm.  Come and enjoy a bowl of soup.  You are welcome to help make the soup, or to come and eat or just come for a cuppa and take the opportunity to talk to others.  12noon – 2pm.

*The Centre would like to appeal to the Church to bring in Dried / Tin foods

Inspire Women’s Group: is on every Tuesday from 12 noon – 2.00pm at the Centre.  Meet new people and make new friends!  An interesting programme of activities and talks is organised.  All ladies are welcome! See Tina, Nellie, Joyce or Reception for more information.

The Job Club.

Each Tuesday 10.00am –1.00pm. We are now able to offer Careers Advice and Benefit Advice as well. Please tell other people about our extended service.

THE CENTRE

Continues to be busy but could be busier. Please recommend it to families and friends who might need a Venue for Meetings and Parties.

Weekly Church Activities:

Tuesday: 2pm-3pm – Bible Study led by Danny Dorsett
Wednesday: 11am-3pm – Dorcas Ladies Group – craft, conversation – open to all.

On Sundays: Other Churches Worship:-
Chapel 1.30pm – 4pm, 5pm – 7pm
Auditorium 11am – 2.30pm; 3pm – 5.30pm;
There are also Prayer Meetings held on Wednesday Evenings: – 6pm-8pm & 7pm-9pm.

Pastoral:

Please continue to hold in your prayers these members of our Church Community:
Mrs Nash, Mrs Dore, Mrs Brown, Mrs Warner, Mrs Daley’s family, Mr Samuel Skeete’s family, Monica Haley’s family, Mrs Jane Morgan’s family, Marjorie John’s family, Mandy Nana-Tchounga and her family, Mavis Alexander and family, Val Jones’ family, The Scott family.

 

Contact Details:

Minister : Rev Alison Richards, email: You can leave a message for her here – Day off on Fridays
Church Steward and Transport Organiser: Mr Jimmy Brookes
Church Stewards: Mrs Caroline Parkes, Mr Sam Sargeant, Mrs Caroline Nana-Tchounga,
Mrs Lyn Blake, Mr Richard Noah
Church & Community Centre: Salome, Blanka & Eddy Tel: 0121 554 9360 You can leave us a message here