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 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.


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

If you would like to read the June letter to the Circuit in relation to coming out of lockdown. You can access it at this link LTTC

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. 


Parenting Course Information


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We are pleased to announce that you can access and watch the Parentalk Parenting course on our Website. You can access the course at this link: https://www.bhmethodist.org.uk/careforthefamilyparentingcourse.htm


Pastoral Letter
“The Lord Almighty is with us…” (Psalm 46)


Dear Friends,

By God’s grace and strength, we have completed another month in isolation for which I thank God. Not knowing what is awaiting us in the days to come we shall continue to trust God because He knows what is ahead and He will sustain us.

As we know that the CV19 has impacted us so much that it has raised many questions. It will not disappear so soon but will present a continuing challenge for us to live our lives carefully and meaningfully to be fruitful in all that we intend to do. Therefore, “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16 NIV).

In the light of the government advice and Church office, it is a challenge for us to see how we are preparing ourselves in terms of worship, different activities, and fellowship groups in relation to our Mission and Ministry. This matters for all who have responsibility and duty of care for people in our churches. It is not what we wish or intend to do for one day, but the greater question is what Next after every next?? So, let us place our lives into his caring hands.

There is no doubt that CV 19 presents practical challenges for all churches in terms of human resources, age, underlying health conditions and also how we continue to maintain the social distance as we come through the doors of our buildings. Also, how we encourage all those who use our buildings for different activities to do the same.
I am confident that we shall overcome, and we will come out stronger but before we come out of the lockdown, we need to ask the following questions for us to reflect objectively–

1. What are we going to leave behind?
2. What are we going to let go?
3. What are we going to bring out with us and how are we going to live our lives in relationship with each other and God?

I am aware that while trying to do different things in order to meet the needs of families, we also need to pay careful pastoral attention to the older generation…. Once upon a time they were always young and energetic like some of us today and that is how they have established the existing Christian witness and built the buildings for us to come together to worship. So how are we going to rise up to re-build the broken, damaged walls today so that we may also leave a lasting legacy beyond our boxes for another generation to know Christ and worship God.

Joseph, Peter and Troy

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 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty reminds us to praise and draw near to our Redeeming Saviour Jesus Christ, 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."