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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: 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).

Start: 6th March 2020 9:00 am End: 8th March 2020 12:00 pm

Amplify - Weekend Residential for Young People

Rudaviro Mvundura, Young people's inclusion and Engagement Officer will be organising a residential weekend at the Pioneer Centre in Kidderminster for our young people who are between the ages of 11-25 years.

This is to be held on the 6th to 8th March 2020. It is a regional event and will be the young people within the Birmingham District and Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury District coming together in Christ for a weekend away.

Cost will be £79 per person.  The weekend will include worship and fellowship, adventure activities and Methodist Youth President will be special guest.

Please fill in the booking form and return to Ruda by the 10th February. Please see attached flyer.

Start: 7th March 2020 9:45 am End: 7th March 2020 3:45 pm

JPIT - Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate Conference 2020

Our environment is in crisis, inequality is growing, and yet our economic system seems fixated on endless growth, while politics is paralysed and coarsened by division.

How do we need to change our political and economic assumptions in order to meet these challenges? How can we can model new ways of living ourselves, and as churches? How does our hope in God’s future empower us to live a hopeful, abundant life on a finite planet?

The Joint Public Issues Team 2020 national conference Renewal and Rebellion: faith, economy and climate invites you to join in looking at the big challenges we all face – rethinking economic structures and taking radical steps towards climate justice, and how we can all act to change them – in faith, for people and for planet.

The Team is made up of the Baptist Union, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church, working together for peace and justice.

This conference and will be held on Saturday 7th March 2020, The Riverside Centre, Derby.   

Start: 16th March 2020 9:30 am End: 16th March 2020 4:00 pm

Growing Through Conflict and Change Course 2020

This course will be held at 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: 20th April 2020 12:00 am End: 27th January 2020 12:00 am

Musical Pilgrimage for Peace in the Holy Land 2020

“Singing is as much an act of worship as is prayer”

Come and See … and Sing - ‘A Song for Peace’ Pilgrimage, 20th –27th April 2020.

Following two successful, significant and moving musical experiences of our Pilgrimages for Peace in January 2016 and April 2018 with singers from across the UK, we are now planning another musical pilgrimage through the Holy Land. As well as visiting some of the holy sites, the primary focus of the week will be to meet local people and share a broad spectrum of music with others in concerts and acts of worship in a variety of settings.

As we make our pilgrimage we shall pray for justice and peace, joining with Palestinian Christians - our brothers and sisters in Christ - the ‘living stones’ who live and worship, often under great pressure, singing songs of lament and hope. We hope to present Liturgies for Peace in Nazareth, Ramallah and Bethlehem, sharing with local musicians wherever we can.

We invite participants of all ages to join us and would particularly welcome some young adults as we will hopefully be meeting with young people in some of the places where we will be singing. We will be singing a very wide variety of music. Participants should have some experience of choral singing and are asked to note their relevant experience when applying. Please contact Geoff if you have any queries about this. All music will be supplied in advance.

We invite you to join us on what promises to be an informative, challenging, memorable and uplifting experience. We would love to hear from you if you feel that you would be interested. Please contact jane.henson@email.com.  For further information and cost, please click on flyer and booking form.