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Start: 13th January 2020 1:30 pm End: 9th March 2020 3:30 pm

Supporting Those Living With Dementia Course

This course is open to anyone in our churches who wants to become more aware of those living with dementia in our communities and the issues they face.  It will consider the ways in which the church can respond and support.  You can attend all the sessions, or it is possible to attend just some of them. 

If you would like to discuss the course with the tutor, please contact Rose Akeroyd on dementiaadvisorrose@cofebirmingham.com.

Start: 17th February 2020 9:00 am End: 21st February 2020 5:00 pm

The Feast - Half Term Fun for Young People

The Feast is a charity based in Birmingham, working to enable young people of different faiths to become confident to meet up, enjoy each other’s company, discuss their faith appropriately and live peacefully with each other by forming real friendships. We work in partnership with youth groups and with members from all faith communities.

The Feast has extended an invitation to young people to take part in their half term week of activities from Monday 17th – Friday 21st February.  Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund they are able to offer even more events this year! Check out this year’s programme and consent form, sign up soon.

Please call or email Rachel for a consent form. 

Start: 20th February 2020 7:30 pm End: 22nd February 2020 9:00 pm

A Golden Evening with Carrs Lane Players

“Out of Sight – Out of Mind” promises to be a golden evening with the Carrs Lane Players, on Thursday 20 February and Friday 21 February, dinner served at 6.00pm and then the performance at 7.30pm and on Saturday 22 February at 5.30pm and 7.00pm respectively.

Tickets are £14 for dinner and the performance or £8 for the performance alone.

The three comedies include:

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To reserve a ticket for the Players’ performances, please call 0121 643 6151, Tuesday-Thursday, 8.00am-4.00pm. Ask for the Clerk to the Trustees.

Start: 22nd February 2020 10:00 am End: 22nd February 2020 4:30 pm

The Real Cost of War Event

This will take place on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at Bull Street Quaker Meeting House (Priory Rooms), 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF.  This is event is free of charge.

A day, organised by Church and Peace and Fellowship of Reconciliation, of workshops, worship and conversation exploring the impact of war today and why we need to stop future ones from happening.

The main speaker will be Maria Biedrawa, a peace deacon resident in Northern France. Based on her work in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, she will be talking about what armed conflict really means for people, and what unarmed, non-violent civilians do to face it.

Workshops will provide more opportunity to speak with Maria, a chance to learn about the militarisation of borders and a special presentation looking at the Carbon Footprint of the Military.

To reserve your place and book your lunch (£10) please email: forbesbarbarae@yahoo.co.uk.

Please click on flyer for further information.

Start: 23rd February 2020 6:30 pm End: 23rd February 2020 8:00 pm

Communion with prayers for healing

This will take place on Sunday 23rd February at 6.30pm in Solihull Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Ker.  All are welcome.

Start: 28th February 2020 9:00 am End: 28th February 2020 12:00 pm

Birmingham City Mission’s Sponsored Sleepout 2020

On Friday 28th February, spend a night out in a cardboard box to raise money for BCM’s work with the homeless in our city – and find out what it’s really like to sleep rough.

Sleepout Information & Registration Form 2020

The Sleepout will take place in BCM’s HQ carpark at The Clock Tower, 2 Langdon Street, Birmingham B9 4BP.

Start: 28th February 2020 9:30 am End: 28th February 2020 4:00 pm

Growing Through Conflict and Change Course 2020

This course will be held at Central Hall, Coventry on Friday 28th February 2020, 9.30am to 4.00pm and Bromsgrove Methodist Centre on Monday 16th March 2020, 9.30am to 4.00pm.

Please bring own lunch, drinks will be provided.

The course comes from the Conference Initiative POSITIVE WORKING TOGETHER.

It is a basic course looking at key concepts in Conflict Resolution in the local church context. We look at conflict styles and a model of how  conflict escalates and what we can do to deescalate. Participants will be invited to fill out a Conflict Styles inventory and also be asked to share in small groups a conflict situation that he or she is dealing with or has dealt with.The course is open to Lay and ordained.

Start: 28th February 2020 7:00 pm End: 28th February 2020 8:30 pm

Camp Joy - Round the World Yacht Race

On Friday 28th February, 7.00pm at Solihull Methodist Church Hall, Malcolm Evans will be recalling his adventures on the Round the World Clipper Race in aid of Solihull's project Camp Joy.

The project is supporting the work of our former minister, Mike Crockett, in Cape Town, South Africa. Camp Joy is a place of "healing, restoration and renewal" and helps to turn around the lives of former gangsters and drug abusers in one of the most dangerous gangland places on Earth. Solihull Methodist is raising funds to replace the delapidated and unhygenic washrooms and toilet facilities.  Tickets are free, but donations are welcome.

Please click on flyer for further information.

Start: 29th February 2020 8:30 am End: 28th March 2020 10:30 am

Lent Breakfast Talks at Solihull Methodist Church

Solihull Methodist Church invites to 5 Saturdays of talks from 29th February to 28th March 2020, from 8.30a.m.  

A light Continental Breakfast will be available from 8.30 am. Talks, c. 30 mins long, will begin at 9.00a.m.  Entrance free, but a £3 donation to defray costs would be welcomed

Programme of talks will be:

29th February Birmingham's Gang Problem - What can the churches do?

Rev Dr Carver Anderson, Dept of Theology and Religion, Birmingham University and co-founder and executive director of the Bringing Hope Charity. Carver is a social scientist who describes himself as a practical theologian. He authored a leading report titled: Commission on Gangs and Violence: Uniting to Improve Safety, for the Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner in Nov 2017. Few have Carver’s theological insights into the depth of issues associated with gangs and violence in Birmingham.

7th March - Live Video link to Cape Town

Rev Mike Crockett Former minister at Solihull Methodist Church Mike will bring us up to date with work in Cape Town; introduce us to some of the key workers in Hanover Park and Camp Joy and tell us some of the stories. It will be a chance to ask questions.

14th March - Needs and potential of young people

Tina Brooker, formerly Youth and Community Worker at Solihull Methodist. Tina will talk about the importance of investing in high quality youth work in keeping young people out of trouble in the first place - what works, what are young people’s needs and how can we help them realise their full potential.

21st March - Rehabilitation is possible

Anji Barker, Newbigin Community Trust. In 2014, after 25 years of urban mission in Melbourne and the Klong-Toey slum in Bangkok, Anji relocated to the multi-racial and multi-religious inner-city neighbourhood of Winson Green, Birmingham. Newbigin House provides a place of welcome, inclusion and social cohesion for families in Winson Green. Anji is a trained social worker and is an innovative social entrepreneur.

28th March - Where do parents come in all this

Richard Balmer. Richard will review the role of parents and suggest their importance has become devalued at significant cost to both parents and country. He is parent to 2 sons and has twin granddaughters and, when formerly a Solihull councillor, was his party spokesman on Social Services.
He will sum up the 5 talks and, in particular, emphasize the speakers’ identifications of need and where churches could do more.

For more information, please click on flyer 1 and flyer 2.

Start: 29th February 2020 9:30 am End: 29th February 2020 4:00 pm

ReImagine Church Conference Birmingham 2020

Join together for conversations around leadership, mission, inclusive evangelism, church growth, and innovation. £7.50 to cover lunch.

About this Event

Michael Harvey - Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader

'We like to think of our churches as welcoming. Michael Harvey, an expert on church growth, asks, "How welcoming can we be if we don't take our welcome outside with the gift of an invitation?" God sent his son to invite us all into a relationship, and so to be like God is to be a person who invites. 

Hosted by Adam Sanders (Birmingham District Mission Advisor) and Jo Yair (Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury Mission and Ministry Coordinator).

This event will be at The Church at Carrs Lane.