We Welcome You to our Circuit

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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 the 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.


Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all of our Churches across the Circuit are closed until further notice. 


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However, 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 

Pastoral Letter 


Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Week


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Dear friends,

We are in the post resurrection season when we recall how Jesus appeared to his disciples over a period of forty days teaching them about the kingdom of God.  These were vitally important days, according to the gospel narratives, when he enabled, encouraged, envisioned, and emboldened them, thus laying the foundation for what was to come.

On Thursday, May 21st, we will celebrate Ascension Day when our Lord ascended to the Father in triumph (see Psalm 68:18 and Ephesians 4:8-10), and ten day later He poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost on the Young Church to raise up a global movement to take the whole gospel to the whole world.

We are the inheritors of this global movement that was birthed in prayer (See Acts 1:14).  We have an opportunity to join with others as part of a global prayer movement called Thy Kingdom Come.  This is a movement of people coming together to pray during those nine days from Ascension to Pentecost (May 21st – May 31st) for a mighty outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit across the globe during these traumatic and challenging times when many people are searching for answers to life’s questions.  We want to invite you to identify five (5) individuals to pray for so that they might come to know the love of God for them in Christ.

Please use this link: Thy Kingdom Come PDF

This will take you to the Thy Kingdom Come resource page for a pattern of daily prayers to be used throughout the day and a specific pattern of prayer for the five individuals you have identified.

As we pray Thy Kingdom Come may the Lord Jesus pour out His Holy Spirit afresh upon the church, to breathe new life into his people to live the gospel, to share God’s love with our community, and to pray that the Father’s lost children will come home.   

Every blessing in Christ Jesus,

Peter, Joseph, Troy.

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Is your church linking online with Parent & Toddlers or other groups connecting parents and pre-school children? We would love to hear your best examples of virtual groups connecting parents in this context. Email the Hope Together at office@hopetogether.org.uk with your stories.

Praise is an act of obedience from us to our creator. This can come through reading our Bibles and spending time with God. It can come through prayer, and it can come through Music. The Hymn Before the Throne of God Above helps us to draw near to our Redeeming Saviour, Amen.


Remember to give Him thanks and praise and remember that as Christians we believe in the Creator God, in Jesus Christ as our living Saviour and in the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us in our lives today.  As Methodists we believe we need to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission. In Ephesians 1:22-23 we are told that "He [Jesus] put all things under His feet and gave Him as head over all things top the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all." 

With so much information across the web regarding Coronavirus it can become confusing and overwhelming what to do. Below is a video on what you can do to prevent catching Coronavirus. Please remember to do what you can to keep yourselves and your families safe during this time. 


 

God is a God that loves and protects us. He tells us in Deuteronomy 31:6: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Let us stay safe, encourage one another, and pray for one another during these times.