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Welcome to the Blackheath and Halesowen Methodist Circuit Website. We are here to help you find out what is going on at your local Methodist church, act as a central contact point, and help facilitate the churches within our area. If you have a question, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our email address and phone number can be found at the bottom of this page. 

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Young Christians walk from G7 to COP26 - via Birmingham!

The Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) has begun a relay pilgrimage from the G7 summit in St Ives to Glasgow, where world leaders will meet in November for important climate negotiations at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

 

The Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) has begun a relay pilgrimage from the G7 summit in St Ives to Glasgow, where world leaders will meet in November for important climate negotiations at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

The 750-mile Relay aims to raise awareness of COP26 and spark conversations around climate and creation care theology within local churches and communities across the UK. Along the route, the pilgrimage will stop in 10 cities for a multi-day Residency and Birmingham is one of them!

The YCCN Relay will enter Birmingham District near Fenny Compton on Thursday 19th August and arrive in the city on Monday 23rd August. They will be events across the city before they leave Birmingham on Friday 27th August. The Relay then heads north, through Tamworth to leave the District on Sunday 29th August. More details of the route can be found online: https://www.yccn.uk

Anyone – young and old – can join the pilgrimage and walk (or cycle) along during the 10 days in Birmingham District. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage churches and youth groups with the topic of climate justice. As the Relay organisers state: “COP26 is a decade-defining opportunity to make a stand for climate justice, to hold our leaders accountable and to protect people, not bank balances. It’s a decade-defining opportunity to think about what we, the Church, could do together - how we could #RiseToTheMoment.”

This may be one of the most exciting events for your church to get involved with this year. The YCCN is an excellent organisation with full support from Christian Aid and Hope for the Future. These young people are doing brilliant work, and we should welcome them warmly to God’s own county. I am excited about the potential of this Relay for our local churches. Please sign up and get involved.

There are many ways you can join and support the Relay. YCCN is urgently looking for volunteers to plan (and test) the walking route in more detail, to provide accommodation, and to organise events during the residency. To sign up for any offer of support, please visit the website: https://www.yccn.uk/ and complete the response form. You will then be connected to the right coordinator for the relevant section of the route.

 

Kind Regards

 

Gill Watts

Tel: 07779 977825

Route section team leader for stage [10] [Birmingham to Nottingham] of the UK churches’ relay to COP26

On behalf of Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN)

relay@yccn.uk | https://www.yccn.uk@YCCNetwork 

CAP Campaign Video




I am pleased to announce this great video from Christians against Poverty. The work that they do in the U.K has helped to bring people out of debt and has led people to rediscovering Christ and the Church. Please take the time to watch through this video as it is something that could be initiated within our churches to reach the wider community.

A message from CAP: We hope you enjoyed Tina's story and CAP talk! A gift of just £12 could bring hope to the next person like Tina that calls and ensure that we can answer their call. You can make that gift now at capuk.org/respond212

You can still join in our Weekly Services on our Website at this link: https://www.bhmethodist.org.uk/reflections.htm

We are also on Facebook at the Blackheath and Halesowen Methodist Circuit  https://www.facebook.com/BHMC.U.K 

Or the B&H Family Hub https://www.facebook.com/BH-Family-Hub-112438643791937/

We also have a prepared Messy Church Service for our little ones that you can find on this page https://www.bhmethodist.org.uk/familyworkerpage.htm

Our YouTube Channel can be accessed here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMRs4QPYS_lfZg18Y14Lhug

 


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