Being Church during COVID-19

On Pentecost Sunday (31/05/20) we will be hosting our first virtual service at 6pm on Zoom. The service will last for around 30 minutes and will include prayer, bible readings, hymns and a short reflection.

We will then hold a service every Sunday evening at 6pm. To gain access please email: 

dudleyandnethertonmethodist@gmail.com

or contact one of the staff team (Rev. Barbara, Rev Bill, Rev Gordon, Richard or Tiras) and they will give you all details required.

For those who don't have access to Zoom or the internet at home, they will be sent a hard copy of the service to follow along with at home and would be encouraged to do this at 6pm also.


Newsletter

Our Church is very much still alive and active even though our building is closed and we can't meet. Here is our latest Newsletter. Please download it by clicking on the pdf icon and take a look at what is still happening in the life of Cole Street and the Circuit during these strange times.


Virtual Coffee Morning


Join us on Thursdays at 11am for a Virtual Coffee Morning. This is designed to be an informal time for the Cole Street family to come together for a chat and catch-up while we can't meet at our building. If you would like to join, please message Tiras for the login details.


FoodBank Collection


A collection for the Black Country FoodBank will take place on the car parks at published times each week. Please ensure you follow the government social distancing guidelines and keep two metres apart when dropping off food for the FoodBank and please do not drop off food if you or a member of your household has had a persistent cough or fever in the past 14 days. 

We will be collecting every Sunday during the isolation period.

St. James' Church, Pensnett - 9:30am - 10:00am

Cole Street Church, Netherton - 10:10am - 10:40am

Central, Dudley - 10:45am - 11:15am


Terracycle Collection


As a Circuit, we are encouraging people to take part in a fairly new initiative called Terracylce. We are encouraging you to save any crisp packets and bread bags (no matter the size) which are then taken to a central point in Stourbridge to be sent off. These are then recycled and made into various products and all profits go toward Mary Steven's Hospice. At the moment, during lockdown, we will be having weekly collection points alongside the Food Bank collections on a Sunday. If you have any crisp packets, bread bags or items for the foodbank they can be brought to: 

St. James' every Sunday - 9.30am - 10am

Cole Street every Sunday - 10.10am - 10.40am

Central, Dudley every Sunday - 10:45am - 11:15am

Thank you for your continued support.


Online Bible Study

Circuit staff continue to lead Bible Study sessions during the week via Zoom. If you would like to be part of these groups, please contact the group leader directly for the details.

Groups will meet: 

- Monday at 7pm leader Rev. Bill

- Tuesday 11am leader Rev. Gordon    

- Wednesday 11am leader Tiras        

- Thursday 11am leader Richard          

- Thursday 7pm leader Rev. Barbara


Audio Services

Our friends at St. James' have produced a series of preprecorded audio services which are available to stream from their website. Visit http://www.stjamesmethodistchurch.btck.co.uk to listen to these service.


Worship

We continue to everyone to be part of the national act of worship, broadcast on BBCOne at 11.45am on Sunday mornings.
An order of service can be found each week here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h05p


Circuit Support

A circuit telephone number has been setup - 07703 814106 and email address - dudleyandnethertonmethodist@gmail.com  that the circuit staff will check regularly. 


We continue to pray,

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this day, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen. 



Get Creative!


The Methodist Church have launched a 'Get Creative' competition open to children and young people from age 4 to 18. The idea is to create an entry in the form of either a poem, photograph or piece of artwork in response to the the theme of 'What is God saying?'
More details can be found on the Methodist Church website: https://www.methodist.org.uk/GetCreative


Paper Chain Challenge

Fancy some mindfulness colouring? Take a look at this link and create some decorative paper chains. Keep them once you’ve made them and bring them to church when we go back so they can all be united.
https://lovepaper.org/paper-chain-challenge/





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