Category Archives: Inspirational

Stuart Townend – Courage Tour 2019

Stuart Townend “Courage Tour 2019” “One of the World’s Leading Worship Song Writers” has written hymns such as “In Christ Alone”, “How deep the Fathers love” and the ” Power of the Cross” Tuesday 12 November 2019 7.30 pm. at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall. (doors open at 6.30pm.) Tickets can be obtained from the Box office on 0121 296 9543 (Monday – Friday 10am. – 4.00pm)
Tickets £14.00 (Standard) Concessions £12.00 Over 60’s and under 18’s.

Come And See – Ignatian Prayer

Please download our POSTER

There are many ways to approach God in prayer, including worshiping in the church, walking by the riverside, noticing the beauty of the hills and valleys, singing and lifting our hands in praise.

Contemplative prayer takes us into a quiet place, where we can open our hearts to listen to God, often through the words of holy scripture.  Like Mary who “ponders these things in her heart”, we can take time to let the Word of God dwell deeply and listen to what God might have to say to us.  

Prayer approaches from within the monastic traditions of the Church have a great deal to teach us about stillness and listening to God.  Ultimately, prayer is something that God does within us, inspiring us again to look outwards towards others.  Do feel welcome to come along for one or all of the sessions at Erdington Methodist Church.

Dates: (Fridays) 18th October, 15th November, 20th December 9.45am – 12:00 Noon

Thy Kingdom Come

Ascension Day (Thursday, 30th May) to Pentecost (Sunday, 9th June)

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer, which the Methodist Church is very much part of.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will

  • Deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for God’s spirit to work in the lives of those they know
  • Come to realise that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer 

After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing.

Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition. Over the past three years more and more worshipping communities have dedicated the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’.

We are praying that the Spirit would inspire and equip us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our friends and families, our communities and networks. It has been amazing how many varied ways there have been in which people from every tradition have taken up this challenge. The effects have been remarkable.

It is our prayer that those who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ and his love for the world will hear it for themselves, and respond and follow Him. Specifically, we again invite each and every Christian across the country to pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends who have not responded with their ‘Yes’ to God’s call.

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, the invitation is to take part this year – along with people and churches from over 65 different denominations in 114 countries around the world.

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses …to the ends of the earth. When he had said this…he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight…Then they returned to Jerusalem … and were constantly devoting themselves to prayer… When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place… All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit… and that day about three thousand persons were added.” 

Acts 1, 2

For more information and to see a message from our Methodist Youth President,

Jasmine Yeboah, about Thy Kingdom Come – please go to:

https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/prayer/thy-kingdom-come/

Sutton Park Circuit ‘Walk for Justice’

A response to KNIFE CRIME in our communities

Begins THIS Sunday, 14th April Noon at Kingstanding…… and ends Westminster Good Friday, 19th April.

The coach is booked to leave Kingstanding at 12 noon on Good Friday for the Knife Walk/Service in Westminster. The coach has 53 seats. BOOK NOW if you want to join us for worship and protest in London. We could easily run out of spaces.

Youth Worship – Launching the Knife Cross Walk

THIS Sunday, 14th April 11am – Kingstanding – see poster above.

Support The Walkers

Knife crime walk – our JustGiving page. Help us to cover the costs!

Itinerary and additional details here.

Updates During the Week:

Journey updates and photographs will be put on twitter (https://twitter.com/Braziekthevic

The giant cross fashioned from knives donated by local police.