Lent Breakfast Talks at Solihull Methodist Church - Cancelled
This event has now been cancelled.
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.